10 Must-See Musicals

A trip to NYC is not complete without a little theater. Check out our list of funny, heartwarming and inspirational musicals on and Off-Broadway.
If/Then
New musical If/Then stars Tony-winning actress Idina Menzel, beloved by theater fans for her roles in Rent and Wicked.

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50 Shades! The Musical
A parody on the now infamous Fifty Shades of Grey novels, 50 Shades! The Musical features protagonist Anastasia Steele, a Greek chorus of housewives and a pelvis-thrusting lothario.

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Once
A more high-energy take on the original film, Once's ensemble cast doubles as a 12-piece band.

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Avenue Q
Don’t let the promotional posters featuring lovable puppets fool you, Avenue Q is a pretty raunchy musical—think Sesame Street for adults.

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Pippin
Originally on Broadway in the 1970s, Pippin won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival in 2013. Plus, it's a big draw for anyone that loves the circus.

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Heathers The Musical
An updated version of the 1980s cult movie, Heathers The Musical takes a darkly comedic murder plot and makes it slapstick.

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Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is based on the 1957 TV movie starring Julie Andrews—with a few modern twists for good measure.

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STOMP
Off-Broadway's long-running percussion performance STOMP is an unconventional musical where Zippo lighters, buckets, plastic bags and more create the beat.

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Violet
Tony-winning actress Sutton Foster leads new musical Violet: a show about a religious woman on a journey to be "healed" by a television preacher.

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Wicked
Wicked recently celebrated 10 years on Broadway and still draws huge crowds of adoring fans.

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