Broadway hosts the absolute best of the best productions, right here in NYC! Since there is always so many things to do in NYC all the time, and shows are constantly coming and going, it’s hard to keep track of what’s currently on. To make it a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of productions that are happening right now! From comedies to musicals, we’ve got you covered.
Our Editors’ Picks
These are the very best Broadway shows in New York, according to the Secret NYC staff!
1. & Juliet
“& Juliet” hilariously changes up the classic Romeo & Juliet, imagining a new beginning for Juliet if she hadn’t ended it all over Romeo. Set to iconic hits from some of Pop’s biggest stars like Ariana Grande, the Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson, NSYNC, Celine Dion, and Katy Perry, this hit Broadway musical follows Juliet’s second chance at life and love, doing it her own way. Created by the Emmy-winning writer from “Schitt’s Creek,” you know you’re in for a fun and endlessly quotable night. We loved this journey when we got to see it – it’s the perfect show for both Broadway fanatics and newcomers to theater!
Where: Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W 43rd St
2. The Museum of Broadway
Celebrate Broadway’s rich history inside this experiential and immersive museum! Located in the heart of Times Square, at the Museum of Broadway get up close to hundreds of props, artifacts and one-of-a-kind costumes worn by some of your favorite stars! You’ll journey across 3 floors and discover Broadway’s pioneers who pushed creative boundaries to pave the way for shows like Rent, Hamilton, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and so many more. Included in your experience are also special exhibits, the most recent installment being All That Jazz: The Legacy of CHICAGO the Musical through October 30th only!
Where: 145 W 45th St
3. Here Lies Love
This groundbreaking musical is about former Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos’ astonishing rise to power and subsequent fall at the hands of the Philippine People Power Revolution. Our Managing Editor was astounded by this production – it’s unlike any Broadway musical they’d seen before with the huge dance floor with rotating platforms instead of a stage and a giant disco ball! It feels like a party at first, which is then juxtaposed with learning about the corruption of the Marcos family and how far they go for power.
Where: Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway (at W 53rd St)
This feel-good production which on the surface, is about corn…is much deeper than that. When the people of Cobb County (who live in an outside world surrounded by a tall wall of prosperous corn) have their lifestyle challenged, they send out a character named Maizy to get help from the “real world.” On a deeper level, there are many moral-based themes at play, including the clash of values between a small town and big city, the importance of keeping an open mind, and working through division to achieve unity. And of course, Alex Newell’s performance is a must-see– especially with that recent Tony Award win!
Where: Nederlander Theatre, 208 W 41st St
5. Kimberly Akimbo
Kimberly Akimbo is a New Jersey teenager that looks like she’s 72 years old. Thanks to her rare aging disease and borderline illegal family secrets, she tries to maneuver her way through life as any normal teen would. Time isn’t on her side though, so she has to move quick! This is definitely a feel-good musical at its finest, and is also coming off a bunch of Tony wins, including best musical and best original score.
Where: Booth Theatre, 222 W 45th St
All Other Broadway Shows Playing Right Now:
Check out all of the other Broadway productions currently running right now!
Based on the hit animated film, Disney’s Aladdin follows the life of a street-smart urchin whose world gets flipped upside down when he changes suddenly meets a magical genie who can grant him three wishes. In an attempt to get the hand of Princess Jasmine, he’ll have to fight off dangers around him in an attempt to stay true to who he really is.
Where: New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W 42nd St
Back to the Future
Take a trip down memory lane as you watch Marty McFly and his time-traveling DeLorean like you never have before. Set in the style of a musical, Marty and his friend Dr. Emmett Brown will attempt to sing and dance their way back to 1985… as long as his high school-aged parents fall in love in order to save his own existence.
A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical
Featuring iconic songs like “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” and so many more, Will Swenson stars in this musical about the life of legendary singer Neil Diamond.
Where: Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W 44th St
The Book of Mormon
This satirical and irreverent Broadway musical follows the hilarious and unconventional journey of two mismatched Mormon missionaries, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham. When they’re sent poverty-stricken village in Uganda to convert citizens to the Mormon religion, they’re faced with all sorts of absurd situations, comedic challenges and thought-provoking culture clashes along the way.
Where: Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W 49th St
Being the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, this production tells the story of two women trying to overcome murder trials in the Roaring Twenties. Aspiring chorus girl Roxie Hart and fading vaudeville star Velma Kelly attempt to use their talent and sexiness on lawyer Billy Flynn who promises to help them beat their case and turn them into celebrities.
Where: Ambassador Theatre, 219 W 49th St
In this tale of sex, betrayal and love, things get interesting when Sylvia decides to expose her latest affair to both her husband and her lover’s wife. The hilarious romantic comedy ties in elements of faith, infidelity, marriage, and love all at once! This play is in preview and opens July 24, 2023.
Where: Helen Hayes Theater, 240 W 44th St
This mythic tale is based on Orpheus and Eurydice. In attempt to save his love, Orpheus ventures to the underworld and runs into all sorts of others (like King Hades and Persephone), who help him understand the true concepts of love, sacrifice, and redemption.
Where: Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W 48th St
Hamilton tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father through the lens of hip-hop music. It chronicles his journey from a penniless immigrant to being a key figure in the American Revolution and the formation of the United States. Along the way he encounters other notable names like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and Aaron Burr…all who help tell his story.
Where: Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W 46th St
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on live-action adventure that sees them navigating the wizarding world like never before. Prepare for 3.5 hours of spells battles and a race through time.
Where: Lyric Theatre, 213 W 42nd St
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding brings you inside a bustling hair braiding salon in Harlem, where every day an eclectic group of West African immigrant hair braiders create masterpieces on neighborhood women. But on one particular summer day, elements collide as they navigate cultural dissonance bubbling to the surface of their life experiences.
Where: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W 47th St
The Lion King
Prepare yourself for the stunning adaptation of hit Disney movie, The Lion King. When a young lion named Simba becomes heir to the kingdom, he flees the Pride Lands of Africa after a massive tragedy. Later on, he returns home to fight for his spot in the Circle of Life.
Where: Minskoff Theatre, 200 W 45th St
Melissa Etheridge: My Window
Taking you on an intimate experience of storytelling and music, Grammy and Academy Award-winning rockstar Melissa Etheridge stars in groundbreaking theatrical event. Her nine week residency is full of great autobiographical moments, iconic songs, and moving visuals. It’s a must-see to believe.
Where: Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W 50th St
Merrily We Roll Along
Starring English actor Daniel Radcliffe, Merrily We Roll Along tells the tale of how the relationship of composer Franklin Shepard and his two lifelong friends — writer Mary and lyricist & playwright Charley become corrupted. Portrayed in reverse chronological order (starts in present and moves backwards), the story traces the estranged dynamics of three best friends set among the music of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth.
Where: Hudson Theatre, 141 W 44th St
MJ The Musical
As you can expect, MJ follows the star-studded life of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. More specifically Micheal Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous World Tour, the 2.5 hour production offers a rare look into his creative mind and hard work ethic.
Where: Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W 52nd St
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is set in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris in the early 20th century, following the story of Christian, a struggling writer, and Satine, the star of the Moulin Rouge cabaret. Together, they fall in love and face all sort of obstacles (both internal and external) that they use to ignite their enchanting love story.
Where: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W 45th St
This laugh-filled production follows a black man who dreams of being a preacher. Despite existing in a predominately white community in Georgia, the man will do anything it takes to reclaim his inheritance and win back control of his church.
Where: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W 45th St
The Shark is Broken
In this hilarious rendition of “behind the scenes of JAWS,” you’ll meet theatre veteran Robert Shaw and young Hollywood hotshots Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider as they navigate the comical moments of making the iconic shark film. Through personality clashes and brilliant re-enactments, you’re sure to enjoy this hysterical celebration of JAWS.
Where: John Golden Theatre, 252 W 45th St
SIX: The Musical
The six wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak through catchy songs and witty storytelling. Competing for the title of who had the worse experience with the king, the empowering and modern musical celebrates the theme of strength and individuality for women.
Where: Lena Horne Theatre, 256 W 47th St
Some Like It Hot
Set in Prohibition era Chicago, Some Like It Hot follows the tale of two musicians who disguise themselves as members of an all-female band after witnessing a mob hit. Will they be able to hide themselves long enough from the mob, or will their band’s fame out them to those searching for them?
Where: Shubert Theatre, 225 W 44th St
After being unjustly exiled by a lustful judge, this production follows the life of barber Sweeney Todd as he returns to London to seek revenge. When he arrives, he befriends a woman named Mrs. Lovett who owns a failing pie shop… making it the perfect place to reopen his new barber shop. Once Todd’s thirst for blood takes over (including use a secret ingredient in her meat pies to his advantage), it turns to carnage and Fleet Street gets flipped on its head. This all-star cast also includes Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashord, Gaten Matarazzo, and many more.
Where: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 205 W 46th St
In the times before Dorothy arrived in the Land of Oz, another young woman (born with green skin) befriends a bubbly blonde. Thanks to their “opposites attract” connection, the two form an inseparable bond..until the world depicts one as “good” and the other “wicked.”
Where: Gershwin Theatre, 222 W 51st St