The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

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List Criteria: Musicals and plays. Vote up the best shows currently running on Broadway

This list contains all of the hottest Broadway shows currently playing, including plays and musicals. Some are for kids, some are adult-only, but they’re all shows that Broadway fans must be sure not to miss. A few of these shows, in fact, are so amazing that they’ve already won Tony Awards. Which current Broadway shows are the best?

Fans of Broadway, film, and even television are in luck when it comes to the best Broadway shows playing now. Cynthia Nixon, who’s most popular for her role as Miranda on “Sex and the City” is in The Real Thing, along with co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor, a fantastic cast and part of what makes The Real Thing one of the best shows on Broadway.

Not all film and television actors star in Broadway productions and simply act, however. Neil Patrick Harris, famous for his roles on both “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “How I Met Your Mother,” takes the stage on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. In it, Harris reminds audiences not only that the show is amazing but also that he can sing. It's one of the most sensational and talked about shows currently on Broadway.

This list contains all of the greatest shows on Broadway at the moment. Many feature great Hollywood stars, while others showcase some of the hottest Broadway talents, such as Sutton Foster. No matter which stars they showcase or how long they’ll ultimately run, these are all definitely the hottest shows on Broadway right now.

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    Wicked is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman

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    Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

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    Hamilton

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    Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Claude-Michel Schönberg, Jean-Marc Natel, Herbert Kretzmer

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Mark Mancina, Elton John, Jay Rifkin

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    The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe, Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Aladdin Chad Beguelin, Alan Menken

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    The Book of Mormon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez

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    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, John Kander

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    Matilda the Musical is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Matilda the Musical Dennis Kelly, Tim Minchin

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    Newsies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Newsies Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, Harvey Fierstein

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    Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Björn Ulvaeus, Catherine Johnson, Benny Andersson

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    Kinky Boots is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Kinky Boots Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein

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    Jersey Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, Bob Crewe

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    Pippin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Stephen Schwartz, Roger O. Hirson

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    Waitress Sara Bareilles composed the music.

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    Rock of Ages is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Chris D'Arienzo

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    Once is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Once Enda Walsh, Marketa Irglova, Glen Hansard

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    Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Fred Ebb, John Kander, Joe Masteroff

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    If/Then is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    If/Then Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey

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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Stephen Trask, John Cameron Mitchell

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    Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Ci... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

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    The Curious Incident of the Do... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Simon Stephens, Adrian Sutton

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    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love an... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Steven Lutvak, Robert L. Freedman

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    Tuck Everlasting is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

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    Tuck Everlasting

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    Of Mice and Men is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck

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    Motown: the Musical is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Motown: the Musical Berry Gordy

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    Violet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Violet Jeanine Tesori, Brian Crawley

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    A Raisin in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Lorraine Hansberry

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    Lady Day at Emerson's Bar ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill Lanie Robertson

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    The Cripple of Inishmaan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    The Cripple of Inishmaan Martin McDonagh

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    The Bridges of Madison County is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    The Bridges of Madison County Marsha Norman, Jason Robert Brown

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    Bullets Over Broadway is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Bullets Over Broadway Woody Allen

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    All the Way is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    All the Way Robert Schenkkan

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    Casa Valentina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Casa Valentina Harvey Fierstein

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    After Midnight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    After Midnight Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields

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    Mothers and Sons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    Mothers and Sons Terrence McNally

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    The Realistic Joneses is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    The Realistic Joneses Will Eno

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    The Velocity of Autumn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

    The Velocity of Autumn Eric Coble

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