Broadway is king when it comes to theaters in New York City, but there are plenty of other great options if you’re looking for a show. Here are our top 10 picks for the best theaters shows in NYC right now.
1. “The Band’s Visit” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre – This Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in a small Israeli town. It’s a heartwarming and humorous show that will have you charmed from beginning to end.
2. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” at the Lyric Theatre – If you’re a Potterhead, this is a must-see. The story picks up where the seventh book left off, following Harry and his son Albus as they grapple with the past and try to build a future.
3. “The Ferryman” at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre – This gripping new play is set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland. When a body is discovered on the family farm, secrets are revealed that threaten to destroy everything they’ve built.
4. “The Iceman Cometh” at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre – One of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, this revival of Eugene O’Neill’s classic features an all-star cast, including Denzel Washington in the lead role.
5. “Three Tall Women” at the John Golden Theatre – This Tony Award-winning play tells the story of three generations of women as they grapple with life, love, and loss. It’s a moving and insightful look at what it means to be a woman, no matter your age.
6. “Children of a Lesser God” at the Studio 54 Theatre – This Tony-winning play tells the story of a mute woman and the speech therapist who falls in love with her. It’s a moving and thought-provoking show that will stay with you long after the curtain falls.
7. “Latin History for Morons” at the Studio 54 Theatre – This one-man show from comedian John Leguizamo is a funny and thought-provoking look at the history of Latin America and its influence on the United States.
8. “Springsteen on Broadway” at the Walter Kerr Theatre – If you’re a fan of The Boss, this is a must-see. Springsteen performs a selection of his greatest hits, interwoven with stories from his life and career.
9. “Miss Saigon” at the Broadway Theatre – This Tony Award-winning musical tells the heartbreaking story of a doomed romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese woman during the fall of Saigon. It’s a powerful show that will stay with you long after the curtain falls.
10. “The Lion King” at the Minskoff Theatre – This Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Simba, a young lion who must find his place in the world after his father’s untimely death. With spectacular costumes and staging, it’s an unforgettable show for all ages.