No trip to New York is complete without a Broadway show. It’s easily one of the top things to do in New York, with people from all over the world coming to see the show and being booked months in advance. All of this means that planning and booking your tickets for top Broadway shows in New York in advance is really important.

Over the years, we’ve visited New York—especially Manhattan—many times! It’s one of our favorite cities in the US and there’s plenty to do once you’re in the Big Apple.

Make sure you don’t miss the world-famous Broadway shows dotted around Times Square. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s best to describe Broadway as the West End in London: it’s the area where all the iconic shows are located.

So, to help you get the most out of your visit to New York, I’m sharing the top Broadway shows you can’t miss.

1.) Moulin Rouge! The Musical

We loved seeing the Moulin Rouge! A musical on Broadway and it’s a show you don’t want to miss when visiting New York.

The show follows the love story of Christian and Satine (who is part of the Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris) and the production is out of this world.

The show is so fun-filled and energetic, when it’s over you’ll feel like you’ve left the biggest party in Manhattan. We chose Can Can! The table seating, located right in the middle of the action, was pretty incredible.

Oh, and always be sure to go The Broadway Collection website To help you choose your shows to watch. The site provides descriptions, images, photos and more and helps you make the right choice of shows and seats by connecting you to the official, most trusted sites for buying tickets.

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2.) The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is one of New York’s top Broadway shows: brutal, shocking and laugh-out-loud funny. It follows the lives of two elders (Price and Cunningham) who are sent to Uganda to spread the word.

It has won heaps of Tony Awards and is the perfect musical if you like comedic Broadway shows. From the creators of South Park, this show will have you laughing in no time!

3.) Hamilton

Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is one of the most popular shows on Broadway, and for good reason! It is a musical that follows Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers.

Not only is the story really interesting, but the music is so epic! It quickly became one of the world’s most beloved musicals.

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4.) Blue Man Group

Perhaps one of New York’s most surprising and inventive theater experiences, Blue Man Group is a performance like no other.

Known for impeccable physical comedy (the entire show is wordless) and the use of unorthodox objects as musical instruments, Blue Man Group is the perfect show if you’re looking for something different that’s still incredibly fun to watch.

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5.) Evil

If you’re a fan of The Wizard of Oz, you won’t want to miss Wicked on Broadway. That being said, even if you haven’t seen The Wizard of Oz, Wicked is still a treat.

Wicked delves deep into the life and story of the witches of Oz, while performing some incredible musical hits like ‘Defying Gravity’ and ‘Popular’, which many of us are familiar with.

Wicked is an incredible Broadway musical and well worth booking when visiting New York City.

Just make sure, as I said before, always book through trusted websites and remember that The Broadway Collection Partners with theaters and shows themselves to help direct your purchase through official sites. This way, you won’t have to deal with ticket stakes, haggling and disappointment if you don’t get the seats you want.

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6.) The Lion King

Great for families and adults alike, The Lion King is one of New York’s top Broadway shows that is great for all ages.

I love the puppets they use for all the animals on stage; Just watch out for the giraffes that occasionally make their way down to the stall seats. His neck will reach you!

If you like Disney’s The Lion King, you’ll love the music.

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7.) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

If you are a Harry Potter fan, you need to book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets.

Now, what makes this show special is that it tells the story 19 years after the original Harry Potter books. It is amazing to look at and worth a visit when visiting New York.

However, just a heads up, tickets can sell out quickly at peak times. If you are traveling, make sure to book your tickets before your trip.

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8.) and Juliet

We absolutely love and Juliet, it’s one of New York’s top Broadway shows that you don’t want to miss.

The musical follows the life of Juliet (from Shakespeare’s play; Romeo and Juliet) as she does not take her own life. Not only that, he mixes a whole bunch of popular songs from the likes of Britney Spears and Katy Perry.

And Juliet is one of those Broadway shows that will have you dancing in your seat. It is so amazing and the actors are so talented. We loved every second of the show.

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