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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.

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
A Strange Loop
How I Learned to Drive

Directed by original director Mark Brokaw, How I Learned To Drive follows Lil' Bit (Parker) as she comes to the terms with the impact of her ever-present uncle, on her past, present and future. As relevant as ever, How I Learned To Drive received countless awards and nominations upon its debut in the late '90s. With three Drama Desk nominations and Obie award nominations for Parker and Morse, How I Learned To Drive is a moving masterpiece set to set Broadway ablaze this season.

The New York Times- Highly Recommended
Vulture- Recommended
New York Theater- Highly Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
NY Post- Recommended
Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Highly Recommended
The Wrap- Highly Recommended
Deadline- Highly Recommended
TheatreScene.net- Highly Recommended
NY Theatre Guide- Recommended
Broadway Blog- Recommended
Theater Pizzazz- Somewhat Recommended
Daily Beast- Highly Recommended
Broadway News- Highly Recommended
Theatrely- Highly Recommended
New York Stage Review- Highly Recommended
How I Learned to Drive
The Minutes

A town's proud history, the legend of a local hero, the coveted privilege of reserved parking: nothing is sacred during the town council meeting at the heart of Tracy Letts' new play. This razor-sharp comedy turns from hilarious to chilling as petty policy matters give way to the truth boiling just beneath the surface of the town's historical mythology.

The New York Times- Recommended
NY Daily News- Highly Recommended
New York Theater- Highly Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
NY Post- Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Somewhat Recommended
amNY- Highly Recommended
Washington Post- Highly Recommended
The Wrap- Recommended
Deadline- Highly Recommended
TheaterMania- Highly Recommended
TheatreScene.net- Highly Recommended
NY Theatre Guide- Recommended
Broadway Blog- Highly Recommended
Stage Buddy- Highly Recommended
Theater Pizzazz- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
StageZibe- Highly Recommended
Daily Beast- Highly Recommended
Broadway News- Somewhat Recommended
Theatrely- Highly Recommended
New York Stage Review- Recommended
Cultural Daily- Highly Recommended
Total Theater- Highly Recommended
The Minutes
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
A Case for the Existence of God

Inside a cubicle in a small office in southern Idaho, two men struggle to balance the confounding terms on a loan.

The New York Times- Highly Recommended
Vulture- Highly Recommended
The Wrap- Highly Recommended
TheaterMania- Highly Recommended
TheatreScene.net- Somewhat Recommended
NY Theatre Guide- Recommended
Theatrely- Highly Recommended
New York Stage Review- Highly Recommended
A Case for the Existence of God
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
Company

Bobbi (traditionally Robert up till now) is celebrating her 35th birthday in the company of her friends, all of whom are either married or engaged. Through a series of visits with the couples we learn that the well-liked Bobbi has trouble with commitment as evidenced in her numerous affairs, but still hopes to find the right person for her. As each group has its say on Bobbi's singledom and marriage prospects (and state of their own), Company begins to question the old adage; is the grass really greener on the other side?

The New York Times- Somewhat Recommended
Hollywood Reporter- Recommended
Vulture- Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
NY Post- Highly Recommended
amNY- Recommended
Washington Post- Highly Recommended
Chicago Tribune- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Highly Recommended
The Wrap- Recommended
TheaterMania- Highly Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Recommended
Broadway News- Recommended
Theatrely- Highly Recommended
Company
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
For Colored Girls...

A groundbreaking work in modern American theater, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf is a show filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty. Legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange's form-changing choreopoem - a type of show that is neither play nor musical, but which blends poetry, dance, and music to tell a story - centers on seven women of color. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism. This seminal work speaks to our world today about women's struggles, strength, desires, resilience, and the sanctified magic of love and possibility.

The New York Times- Highly Recommended
NY Daily News- Recommended
Hollywood Reporter- Highly Recommended
Vulture- Recommended
New York Theater- Highly Recommended
Variety- Recommended
NY Post- Somewhat Recommended
amNY- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Highly Recommended
Deadline- Highly Recommended
TheatreScene.net- Recommended
NY Theatre Guide- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Somewhat Recommended
StageZibe- Recommended
Daily Beast- Highly Recommended
Broadway News- Highly Recommended
Theatrely- Recommended
New York Stage Review- Highly Recommended
For Colored Girls...
Take Me Out

Second Stage Theater at Hayes Theatre

The Take Me Out play revolves around a mixed-race baseball star named Darren Lemming, who comes out as gay and is confronted off the field by deep-rooted, homophobic and racist prejudices, Take Me Out is as relevant today as it was at the time of its original premiere in 2002.

The New York Times- Recommended
NY Daily News- Somewhat Recommended
Hollywood Reporter- Highly Recommended
Vulture- Recommended
New York Theater- Highly Recommended
Variety- Recommended
NY Post- Highly Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Highly Recommended
amNY- Highly Recommended
Washington Post- Recommended
Time Out New York- Recommended
Deadline- Highly Recommended
TheatreScene.net- Highly Recommended
NY Theatre Guide- Recommended
Broadway Blog- Somewhat Recommended
Stage Buddy- Recommended
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
StageZibe- Highly Recommended
Daily Beast- Recommended
Broadway News- Somewhat Recommended
Theatrely- Highly Recommended
New York Stage Review- Recommended
Take Me Out
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 Lion King

The Lion King tells the story of the epic adventures of a young lion cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king.

The New York Times- Recommended
Associated Press- Highly Recommended
Vulture- Somewhat Recommended
Variety- Highly Recommended
USA Today- Somewhat Recommended
Entertainment Weekly- Highly Recommended
Newsday- Highly Recommended
Time Out New York- Highly Recommended
NY Magazine- Recommended
Time Magazine- Highly Recommended
Los Angeles Times- Recommended
CurtainUp- Highly Recommended
TheaterMania- Somewhat Recommended
Broadway Voice- Highly Recommended
NJ.com- Recommended
Family Vacation Critic- Highly Recommended
Street Directory- Recommended
Plain Dealer- Recommended
Syracuse Herald Journal- Somewhat Recommended
Seattle Post-Intelligencer- Recommended
Virginian Pilot- Recommended
Denver Post- Highly Recommended
Sarasota Herald Tribune- Recommended
Press-Enterprise- Recommended
Post and Courier- Highly Recommended
Flying the Nest- Recommended
Record- Highly Recommended
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel- Highly Recommended
Washington Times- Recommended
Columbus Dispatch- Recommended
St. Petersburg Times- Highly Recommended
The Lion King

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