broadway The Best Broadway Shows Right Now  

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List Rules 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. You might also be interested in the longest running Broadway musicals and celebrities who starred on Broadway. 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?

In August 2015, Hamilton made its Broadway debut to critical acclaim, winning 11 Tony Award, including Best Musical. Created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is currently the must-see Broadway musical.  

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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carlybobarly added Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Best Broadway Musicals The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

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Wicked Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman

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The Phantom of the Opera Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe, Andrew Lloyd Webber

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The Lion King Mark Mancina, Elton John, Jay Rifkin

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The Book of Mormon Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez

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Chicago Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, John Kander

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Aladdin Chad Beguelin, Alan Menken

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Kinky Boots Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein

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Anna Wray added Waitress Sara Bareilles composed the music.

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

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Anything Goes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now
Anything Goes Guy Bolton , P. G. Wodehouse , Russel Crouse

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now
Grease Warren Casey ^! Jim Jacobs

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How to Succeed in Business Wit... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Jack Weinstock ^! Willie Gilbert ^! Abe Burrows ^! Frank Loesser

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Good News is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now
Good News Lew Brown ^! Ray Henderson ^! Buddy De Sylva ^! Laurence Schwab

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1776 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Broadway Shows Right Now
1776 Sherman Edwards ^! Peter Stone