If you’re looking for something fun to do in New York, Broadway is definitely at the top of the list! Every season, there are new plays, musicals, and revivals, many of which are deserving of a Tony Award. Here are some of the top plays and musicals to see on Broadway now:
- The Book of Mormon
This satirical musical is one of the funniest shows performed on Broadway in a long time. It was written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park and composed by Robert Lopez (Avenue Q). It is the perfect blend of sweet and nasty for this tale of mismatched Mormon proselytizers in Uganda.
This is one of the most iconic plays to ever hit Broadway since it forges a groundbreaking bridge between hip-hop and musical storytelling. It tells an inspiring, immigrant-slant story of the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The cast and overall production take American history and make it turns it into something new and exciting.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The world of Harry Potter has arrived on Broadway…Hogwarts and all! This magical show is set two decades after the final chapters of J.K. Rowling’s world-shaking hepatology. The stagecraft is combined with amazing storytelling, and it is bound to leave you spellbound and deeply awestruck.
Tickets: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- A Strange Loop
This is a wild musical that takes a deep dive into a whirlpool of ambition and frustration. Jackson’s alter ego, a queer, Black writer-composer named Usher, struggles to define himself amid traps of sex, race, family, body image, religion and entertainment. It’s truly an unmissable performance since there are many scenes that will have you howling with laughter.
This play includes performances from Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who play brothers and small-time grifters. It is a revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’s Pulitzer-winning 2001 two-hander. You will be thinking about this play for days afterward since the relationship between these two brothers alternates between rivalry and bonding. Power is constantly being thrown around, and you will be fascinated the entire time.