Here is a list of shows that have been selected by critics and shows, rated and liked in New York, and that we think we recommend in advance. Check out our Off-Broadway list of the year’s best shows, as well as our top Broadway shows in 2020.
The book, music, and lyrics are a mixture of what is happening in New Jersey, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In Gander, Newfoundland, where they were forced to land on September 11, 2001, what they came up with is a story about the aftermath of September 11 and what happened to them, their families, and their friends.
Jordan Fisher plays a high school student in this riveting musical who urges social relevance after a classmate’s suicide. Steven Levensson’s book sets the tone and the tone, and the lyrics are well done.
What this show doesn’t offer, however, is a blow-in ‘wind, and that seems to be what it’s intended to do: blow the wind around Conor McPherson’s Girl From The North. I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard a lot of Bob Dylan’s over 20 songs, all woven by Mcpherson. There is something about the howling wind that makes you love, even if you don’t see it in the context of the lyrics.
McPherson gracefully avoids the trap of polls and big hits, but even the most famous have been shortened, renamed, merged into Medleys, and even shortened. Dylan’s songs may be timeless, but this show makes them as unusual as possible. Girl from the North plays in 1934, in a guesthouse in the middle of the country, without electricity, water, and air conditioning, only wind and weather.
Marianne Kimber (Elayne) is pregnant, and her loyal husband John (John Travolta) wants to be a writer. His wife Elizabeth (the magnificent Mare Winningham) is on the brink of bankruptcy and lost her mind. She is in the air, fascinated and idiosyncratic as a child, but she is also a woman with a heart of gold and her own spirit.
The world of Harry Potter has arrived on Broadway like Hogwarts, and it is a triumph of theatre magic. The story of a magical world and a world on the brink of collapse is illuminated in unprecedented ways by the magic of the world’s greatest storytelling, illuminating the great stories on an unprecedented scale with great actors, great music, and great writing.
The Lyric Theatre has been rebuilt from top to bottom, immersing itself in history and the experience of transport works. The show, developed by director John Tiffany, explores the history of the world from the beginning of time to the present, from ancient Egypt to modern times.
Jack Thorne’s play, based on a story he wrote with Rowling and Tiffany, expands the Potter story but stays true to its core values.
The sheer amount of choices can make it difficult to decide what to see, so let me help you. This time, there are top Broadway shows in 2020 than at any time in the history of showbusiness.