10 Broadway Shows You Must See

Most Popular Broadway Musicals and Shows You Can’t-Miss.

Do you wonder about Broadway musicals, and about musicals as a genre? Are they a thing of the past, associated with the illustrious names of deceased composers such as Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) or Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960)?
The answer, emphatically, is: no.
And, should you desire evidence for the continued vitality of the medium, or the enduring centrality of Broadway, here are ten shows you must see.



Broadway Musical Hamilton
Hamilton Broadway Musical

An unconventional sung-through show that quickly became one of the most famous Broadway musicals of its generation, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton presents its audience with a very different take on American history. The performance uses an entirely non-white cast and hip-hop soundtrack to tell the life story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, who was George Washington’s right-hand man during the American Revolution.

A historical drama with very modern themes, this must-see show explores the nature of diversity, inclusion, and oppression. The show owes part of its fame to a controversy involving President Trump, who responded negatively after the cast of the show publicly criticized Vice President Pence, who was in attendance.

 Hamilton Musical Schedule 2024/2025

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon Musical
The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon opened on March 24, 2011, so it was on Broadway in time to receive extra hype in connection with the candidacy of Mitt Romney, the first Mormon ever to receive a presidential nomination from a major political party in the U.S.

The Book of Mormon is the creation of Robert Lopez, known for Avenue Q and Frozen, in collaboration with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creative team behind the animated television program South Park. The original cast featured Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad as the two elders sent from Utah to a remote Ugandan village in search of converts, Elders Price and Cunningham, respectively.

The Book of Mormon Schedule 2024/2025