Top Broadway Musicals in New York City

What does it take to be considered one of the top Broadway Musicals in New York City? How can you decide which Broadway musical in New York to see? We at The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, have created a useful list of tips that can help you evaluate Broadway shows so you can find the one that’s best for you.

Factors for a Top Musical

  • Compelling story and characters - On we provide detailed descriptions of the shows including the basic storyline, whether the show is a new production or a revival, whether it is a musical or play, and whether or not it is based on existing source material such as a book or a movie. You can also find information on the stars and other cast members, author(s), director, choreographer, etc. with link to the Internet Broadway Database® ( for more information about the cast and the show’s creators. All of these may help you determine if this is the type of show you will enjoy.

  • Great acting, writing, and directing - Is there an actor or actress in the show that you have enjoyed in the past? Are you a fan of the playwright, or the composer/lyricist? Have you previously seen and enjoyed the director or choreographer’s work? Get information on all of the key artists and their Broadway résumés by clicking over to IBDB directly from the show pages on

  • The intangibles - Music, dance, and design all add to the magic of a show. What is your favorite aspect? Our production photos and video clips at should give you a good idea of what to expect.

Many shows are popular for different reasons. With musicals, dramas, comedies, special events, family-friendly shows and so much more, Broadway truly has something for everyone. The top Broadway musicals in New York City is an ever-changing list of the best and brightest shows on The Great White Way. On your next trip to New York City, be sure to take in a Broadway show. It is the quintessential New York experience.