The Best Broadway Shows Right Now

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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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  • Hamilton
    1
    Lin-Manuel Miranda
    719 votes

    The smash hit Hamilton will be showing at the Richard Rodgers Theater until December 30, 2018. 

    Hamilton: An American Musical is a sung- and rapped-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, inspired by the ...more
  • This heartbreaking musical airs at the Music Box Theater until December 30, 2018. 

    Dear Evan Hansen is a musical with music and lyrics by Pasek and Paul, and a book by Steven Levenson. The title character, Evan Hansen, is a high school senior with a social anxiety disorder who ...more
  • Wicked
    3
    Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman
    630 votes
    • Characters: Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard, Glinda the Good Witch, Boq, Doctor Dillamond

    The popular musical Wicked will be playing at the Gershwin Theater until December 30, 2018. 

    Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and ...more
  • Waitress
    4
    367 votes

    Sara Bareilles composed the music. You can catch it at Brooks Atkinson Theater until January 28, 2018. 

    Waitress is a musical with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, and a book by Jessie Nelson. Based on the 2007 film of the same name, written by Adrienne Shelly, the musical tells the story of Jenna ...more