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Top 10 Best Broadway Musicals 2023

Think of Broadway and you’ll immediately think of show-stopping musicals packed with world-class production values, eye-popping vocals and incredible stories that stay with you long after you’ve left the theater. The best Broadway musicals are some of the biggest in the world, and no trip to the Big Apple is complete with booking tickets to a show that will have you whooping and cheering at the curtain call!

Jukebox musicals, iconic classics and daring new shows all rub shoulders in New York, so if you’re struggling to pick your next trip, we’re here to help. Below is our pick of the best musicals on Broadway you can book for right now, and why they should be top of your list.

1. Hadestown: a mesmerizing journey to the underworld

Hadestown New York
Hadestown New York
There’s no show quite like Hadestown. When Eurydice is tempted by an offer from prosperous but manipulative Hades, how far will Oprheus go to save her? Anais Mitchell’s beguiling show, inspired by Greek mythology, was nominated for 13 Tony Awards in 2019, and was crowned Best Musical. Get on the railroad track to the Walter Kerr Theatre and experience the hypnotizing power of this folk opera musical for yourselves.
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2. The Phantom of the Opera: Broadway's most iconic musical

The Phantom of the Opera New York
The Phantom of the Opera New York
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s gothic musical is a titan of Broadway. The tale of the obsessive Phantom who lurks beneath the Parisian Opera House and covets beautiful soprano Christine has been thrilling theatergoers for an incredible 24 years, leaving no doubt that this is one of the most iconic musicals ever. If you want to experience it, be quick: the Phantom takes his final bow in April 2023.
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3. Hamilton: this hyped historical musical won’t disappoint

Hamilton New York
Hamilton New York
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s genre-defining musical. With a snappy songbook inspired by hip-hop, R&B and blues music, this revolutionary musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton has played across the world, to the delight of its adoring fanbase. Some shows get overwhelmed by the hype, but this fantastic musical has earned its position as one of the hottest tickets in town.
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4. Moulin Rouge! The Musical: New York’s most spectacular show

Moulin Rouge! The Musical New York
Moulin Rouge! The Musical New York
Walk through the doors of the Hirschfeld Theatre and into the faded glamor of the Moulin Rouge in 1899. This decadent celebration of Truth, Freedom, Beauty and Love brings Baz Lurhmann’s hit film to the stage with exhilarating effect. The cast perform breath-taking dance numbers and remix songs from Adele, Elton John and more top musicians. Immersive, spectacular and heart-breaking: this musical must be seen to be believed.
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5. Kimberly Akimbo: the life-affirming musical shines on Broadway

Kimberly Akimbo New York
Kimberly Akimbo New York
Meet Kim, 16 year old Jersey teen who, thanks to a genetic disorder, look like a 72 year old woman. But this might be the least of her problems as she contends with family secrets, felony charges and the trials of growing up. This smart, funny and joyful musical from Pulitzer winner David Lindsay-Abaire and Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori is a gem for Broadway audiences!
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6. Wicked: this gravity-defying musical creates theater magic

Wicked New York
Wicked New York
Experience The Wizard of Oz like you’ve never seen it before in this enduringly popular musical! Glinda the Good and Wicked Witch of the West Elphaba may seem like mortal enemies, but their story began long ago, at Shiz University… This magical story of friendship and staying true to yourself combines stunning special effects and powerful songs - including show-stopper “Defying Gravity” - to create pure magic at the Gershwin Theatre.
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7. & Juliet: Shakespeare’s tragedy gets a jukebox makeover

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& Juliet New York
& Juliet New York
Oh Romeo, oh Romeo… turns out Juliet doesn’t need you after all! This hit British musical takes Shakespeare’s heroine on a feel-good road-trip with her friends, as she leaves her destiny behind. The show is full of wit, heart and some of producer Max Martin’s biggest hits with Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys and more chart-toppers. & Juliet is pure, empowering fun and one of the most feel-good nights out in theaterland!
from $82.10
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8. MJ the Musical: an exhilarating glimpse into the mind of a genius

MJ the Musical New York
MJ the Musical New York
Go behind the moonwalking silhouette and uncover the creative force that propelled Michael Jackson to the top of the charts. This bold musical zooms in on Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous World tour and features some of his greatest hits, including “Beat It”, “Billie Jean” and “Thriller”. Brimming with sharp choreography and an engrossing story from Pulitzer Prize winner Lynne Nottage, MJ is as compelling and captivating as the man himself.
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9. Six: an empowering, pop-fuelled histo-remix

Six the Musical New York
Six the Musical New York
One of the UK’s hottest new musicals is now on Broadway, and you’ll definitely want to “Get Down” and enjoy it! Six turns Henry VIII’s mistreated wives into pop princesses as they fight it out in a Pop Idol-style contest to prove who’s had it hardest. Taking inspiration from Beyoncé, Lily Allen and more queens of the Top 100, this is 80 minutes of adrenaline-fuelled, fist-pumping fun.
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10. The Book of Mormon: the most outrageous show in town

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The Book of Mormon New York
The Book of Mormon New York
This is one show you'll want to say "Hello" to if you like boundary-pushing comedy! South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone have teamed up with Avenue Q's Robert Lopez to take on religion in this no-holds-barred musical. Featuring hilarious songs, razor-sharp satire, and a soft-hearted center, audience love The Book of Mormon - it has been a hit on Broadway since its premier back in 2011.
from $70.20
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