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Top Rated Broadway Shows List - The Highest Rated Shows On Broadway

The "Theatre In New York Top Rated Plays List" is a list of the top rated plays now running on Broadway and in the New York area based on what the current reviews are saying. To see all of the play reviews go to Review Round-Up.

Into the Woods

Into the Woods is a musical about fairytales - but this show tells them differently than you might remember them. Into the Woods draws on versions of fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers, whose stories often have dark themes and endings. The central story is a totally original one, though, of a baker and his wife trying to conceive. They've been having trouble for a long time, and they soon discover that because the baker's father angered a witch years ago, she put a curse on his family to make them barren.

The New York Times- Highly Recommended
Hollywood Reporter- Highly Recommended
Vulture- Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
NY Post- Highly Recommended
amNY- Highly Recommended
Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Recommended
Deadline- Highly Recommended
TheaterMania- Highly Recommended
NY Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Stage Buddy- Highly Recommended
Theater Pizzazz- Highly Recommended
Daily Beast- Highly Recommended
Broadway News- Highly Recommended
Theatrely- Highly Recommended
Cultural Daily- Highly Recommended
Into the Woods
Hamilton

A new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.

NY Daily News- Highly Recommended
Associated Press- Highly Recommended
Hollywood Reporter- Highly Recommended
Vulture- Recommended
NY1- Highly Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
USA Today- Highly Recommended
NY Post- Recommended
Newsday- Highly Recommended
amNY- Highly Recommended
Wall Stree Journal- Highly Recommended
NorthJersey- Highly Recommended
Washington Post- Highly Recommended
Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Highly Recommended
The Wrap- Highly Recommended
Deadline- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Somewhat Recommended
Cititour.com- Highly Recommended
American Theater Web- Highly Recommended
TheaterMania- Highly Recommended
TheatreScene.net- Highly Recommended
Theatre Is Easy- Highly Recommended
Huffington Post- Highly Recommended
Theatre Reviews Limited- Highly Recommended
DC Theatre Scene- Highly Recommended
As Her World Turns- Highly Recommended
The Clyde Fitch Report- Highly Recommended
WNBC- Highly Recommended
Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Hamilton
The Book Of Mormon

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century."

The New York Times- Highly Recommended
NY Daily News- Highly Recommended
Associated Press- Highly Recommended
Hollywood Reporter- Highly Recommended
NY1- Highly Recommended
Bloomberg- Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
USA Today- Highly Recommended
NY Post- Highly Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Highly Recommended
Newsday- Highly Recommended
amNY- Highly Recommended
Wall Stree Journal- Somewhat Recommended
Washington Post- Highly Recommended
Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Highly Recommended
NY Magazine- Highly Recommended
Villiage Voice- Recommended
Backstage- Highly Recommended
Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended
New Jersey Newsroom- Highly Recommended
Theatre Is Easy- Highly Recommended
The Book Of Mormon
Chicago

The musical exploration of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery -- all those things that we hold dear to our hearts. Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defense and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public. Featuring well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.

The New York Times- Highly Recommended
NY Daily News- Highly Recommended
Associated Press- Highly Recommended
Hollywood Reporter- Highly Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
USA Today- Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Highly Recommended
Bergen Record- Highly Recommended
Newsday- Highly Recommended
Chicago Tribune- Somewhat Recommended
Time Magazine- Highly Recommended
Philadelphia Inquirer- Highly Recommended
Newhouse News Service- Highly Recommended
CurtainUp- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
TheaterMania- Recommended
Chicago
A Strange Loop

Usher is a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson's blistering, momentous new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons - not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head - in an attempt to break out of this strange loop.

The New York Times- Highly Recommended
NY Daily News- Recommended
Associated Press- Highly Recommended
Vulture- Highly Recommended
New York Theater- Highly Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
NY Post- Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Highly Recommended
amNY- Somewhat Recommended
Washington Post- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Highly Recommended
The Wrap- Highly Recommended
Deadline- Highly Recommended
Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended
TheaterMania- Highly Recommended
TheatreScene.net- Highly Recommended
NY Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Broadway Blog- Highly Recommended
Theater Pizzazz- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
StageZibe- Recommended
Daily Beast- Highly Recommended
Broadway News- Highly Recommended
Theatrely- Highly Recommended
New York Stage Review- Recommended
Total Theater- Highly Recommended
A Strange Loop
Six
Six

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power.

The New York Times- Recommended
Vulture- Highly Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Recommended
Broadway News- Highly Recommended
Six
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Cursed Child is the official eighth story in the Harry Potter franchise and the first to be officially presented on stage. The events of Cursed Child take place nineteen years after those of the final J.K. Rowling novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and the production features dazzling illusions, bringing the Wizarding World to life before your very eyes, as well as seven of the original London stars reprising their roles on Broadway.

The New York Times- Recommended
Time Out New York- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
Broadway News- Recommended
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Dear Evan Hansen

All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter - that led to the incident - that started the lie - that ignited a movement - that inspired a community - and changed Evan's status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price? A tribute to the outsider in us all, Dear Evan Hansen is about someone you know, maybe even someone you are, but more than anything, it's about discovering the person we all long to be - ourselves.

The New York Times- Highly Recommended
NY Daily News- Recommended
Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
Vulture- Highly Recommended
NY1- Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
NY Post- Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Recommended
Newsday- Recommended
amNY- Highly Recommended
Wall Stree Journal- Highly Recommended
NorthJersey- Somewhat Recommended
Washington Post- Highly Recommended
Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Highly Recommended
The Wrap- Recommended
Villiage Voice- Highly Recommended
Financial Times- Highly Recommended
The Guardian- Recommended
Deadline- Highly Recommended
CurtainUp- Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Somewhat Recommended
Cititour.com- Recommended
TheaterMania- Highly Recommended
Huffington Post- Highly Recommended
Broadway Blog- Highly Recommended
Stage Buddy- Recommended
Theater Pizzazz- Recommended
DC Theatre Scene- Recommended
Towle Road- Recommended
The Clyde Fitch Report- Somewhat Recommended
WNBC- Highly Recommended
Times Square Chronicles- Highly Recommended
StageZibe- Highly Recommended
Bob's Theater Blog- Highly Recommended
Reviewing The Drama- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Exeunt Magazine- Recommended
ZEALnyc- Highly Recommended
Act Three - The Reviews- Not Recommended
On Stage Blog- Highly Recommended
NJ.com- Not Recommended
Daily Beast- Recommended
Off Script with Dan Dwyer- Highly Recommended
Out Magazine- Recommended
Wolf Entertainment Guide- Highly Recommended
Broadway World- Highly Recommended
Dear Evan Hansen
Come From Away

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway's COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America! The New York Times Critics' Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don't miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year's Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, "It takes you to a place you never want to leave!"

The New York Times- Highly Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Recommended
amNY- Somewhat Recommended
NBC New York- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Recommended
Deadline- Highly Recommended
Come From Away
The Phantom Of The Opera

A hideously deformed Phantom lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants. The phantom falls in love with the young Soprano devoting himself to creating a new star for the Opera by nurturing her extraordinary talents and employing all the skills at his disposal.

The New York Times- Recommended
NY Daily News- Highly Recommended
Associated Press- Highly Recommended
Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
USA Today- Somewhat Recommended
NY Post- Highly Recommended
Bergen Record- Recommended
Newsday- Recommended
Washington Post- Highly Recommended
NY Magazine- Somewhat Recommended
New Yorker- Somewhat Recommended
Time Magazine- Recommended
Los Angeles Times- Not Recommended
New York Observer- Highly Recommended
New Jersey Star-Ledger- Highly Recommended
The Phantom Of The Opera
Hadestown

Hadestown follows Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Together we travel from wide open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down to Hadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor and full stomachs. Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Mitchell's beguiling melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death.

The New York Times- Recommended
Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
Vulture- Somewhat Recommended
New York Theater- Recommended
amNY- Somewhat Recommended
Time Out New York- Highly Recommended
The Wrap- Somewhat Recommended
Villiage Voice- Recommended
Financial Times- Somewhat Recommended
Deadline- Recommended
CurtainUp- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Somewhat Recommended
Cititour.com- Highly Recommended
TheaterMania- Highly Recommended
Huffington Post- Somewhat Recommended
Theatre Reviews Limited- Highly Recommended
Broadway Blog- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Buddy- Highly Recommended
Front Row Center- Highly Recommended
Bob's Theater Blog- Highly Recommended
Exeunt Magazine- Recommended
Act Three - The Reviews- Highly Recommended
On Stage Blog- Highly Recommended
NJ.com- Somewhat Recommended
Hadestown

To see the reviews of all plays go to Review Round-Up.