BROAD­WAY

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(2 hrs 20 mins) Dis­ney The­atri­cal Pro­duc­tions’ mu­si­cal com­edy is an ex­otic magic car­pet ride, filled with ro­mance, spe­cial ef­fects and the Academy Award-win­ning songs from the 1992 an­i­mated feature. New Am­s­ter­dam The­atre, 214 W. 42nd St., btw Sev­enth & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717.

ANAS­TA­SIA

(2 hrs 25 mins) In the fam­i­lyfriendly mu­si­cal, a mys­te­ri­ous young Rus­sian woman with am­ne­sia trav­els to 1920s Paris in search of her fam­ily and iden­tity. Is she Grand Duchess Anas­ta­sia, the sole sur­viv­ing daugh­ter of the slain czar? Broad­hurst The­atre, 235 W. 44th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

THE BAND’S VISIT

(1 hr 30 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) An Egyp­tian po­lice band is in Is­rael to give a con­cert, when, through a mix-up at the bus sta­tion, the mu­si­cians are sent to an iso­lated vil­lage in the desert. Lo­cals take pity on them, and con­nec­tions are made in the hit mu­si­cal, win­ner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Mu­si­cal. Ethel Bar­ry­more The­atre, 243 W. 47th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

BEAU­TI­FUL–THE CA­ROLE KING MU­SI­CAL

(2 hrs 20 mins) The show chron­i­cles the rise of the singer/song­writer, from her early days as Ca­role Klein, an as­pir­ing com­poser from Brook­lyn, to her in­ter­na­tional suc­cess as Ca­role King, a top- of-the- charts sen­sa­tion. Stephen Sond­heim The­atre, 124 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth & Sev­enth aves., 212.239.6200.

THE BOOK OF MOR­MON

(2 hrs 30 mins) Two Mor­mon boys are on a mis­sion to save souls in Africa in the ir­rev­er­ent, 2011 Tony Award­win­ning mu­si­cal com­edy from the cre­ators of Com­edy Cen­tral’s “South Park.” Eu­gene O’Neill The­atre, 230 W. 49th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929.

THE BOYS IN THE BAND

(Closes Aug. 11) (1 hr 50 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) Mart Crowley’s 1968 play is about a group of pre-Stonewall, preAIDS gay men in New York City. Booth The­atre, 222 W. 45th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

A BRONX TALE

(Closes Aug. 5) (2 hrs 10 mins) Chazz Palminteri has writ­ten the book for and now stars in the mu­si­cal; the orig­i­nal doo-wop score is by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater; and Jerry Zaks di­rects. Lon­gacre The­atre, 220 W. 48th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

CAROUSEL

(2 hrs 45 mins) Rodgers & Ham­mer­stein’s mu­si­cal about the ro­mance be­tween a car­ni­val barker and an in­no­cent young woman fea­tures a lush,

mem­o­rable score. Im­pe­rial The­atre, 249 W. 45th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

CHICAGO

(2 hrs 30 mins) Two al­lur­ing jail­birds at­tain star­dom while singing about sex and cor­rup­tion in Broad­way’s long­est-run­ning Amer­i­can mu­si­cal. Am­bas­sador The­atre, 219 W. 49th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

COME FROM AWAY

(1 hr 40 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) On Sept. 11, 2001, 38 com­mer­cial air­planes were di­verted to Gan­der, New­found­land. How the pas­sen­gers and the town ad­justed to a changed world on Sept. 12 is at the heart of this up­beat mu­si­cal. Ger­ald Schoen­feld The­atre, 236 W. 45th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN

(2 hrs 30 mins) In the crit­i­cally ac­claimed mu­si­cal, Evan, a so­cially awk­ward high-school se­nior, goes from out­sider to cool guy when he fab­ri­cates emails be­tween him­self and a class­mate who com­mit­ted sui­cide. Mu­sic Box The­atre, 239 W. 45th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

FROZEN

(2 hrs 15 mins) Dis­ney’s 2013 Os­car-win­ning feature, the most suc­cess­ful an­i­mated movie of all time, is now a ful­l­length stage work, fea­tur­ing the orig­i­nal songs (in­clud­ing “Let It Go”), plus new songs and story ma­te­rial. St. James The­atre, 246 W. 44th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717.

HAMIL­TON

(2 hrs 45 mins) Amer­ica’s past is told through the hip-hop sounds of to­day in Lin- Manuel Mi­randa’s Pulitzer Prize-win­ning mu­si­cal about po­lit­i­cal master­mind Alexan­der Hamil­ton. Richard Rodgers The­atre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929.

HARRY POT­TER AND THE CURSED CHILD

(Part One, 2 hrs 40 mins; Part Two, 2 hrs 35 mins) Harry Pot­ter is all grown- up in this eighth story in the Harry Pot­ter se­ries, the first to be pre­sented on­stage. The play is in two parts, which can be seen in or­der on the same day (mati­nee and evening), on two con­sec­u­tive evenings or sep­a­rately. Lyric The­atre, 214 W. 43rd St., btw Sev­enth & Eighth aves., 877.250.2929.

HEAD OVER HEELS

(2 hrs 10 mins) Scan­dal, sex­ual awak­en­ing, mis­taken iden­ti­ties, jeal­ous lovers: Noth­ing is what it seems when posh meets punk in the new mu­si­cal romp that rocks to hit songs from The Go- Go’s song­book. Hud­son The­atre, 139-141 W. 44th St., btw Sixth & Sev­enth aves., 855.801.5876.

HELLO, DOLLY!

(Closes Aug. 25) (2 hrs 35 mins) The re­vival of the 1964 mu­si­cal com­edy stars Bette Mi­dler. Shubert The­atre, 225 W. 44th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

KINKY BOOTS

(2 hrs 20 mins) Shoes make the man, and the drag queen, in the 2013 Tony Award­win­ning mu­si­cal about ac­cep­tance, for­give­ness and high heels. Mu­sic and lyrics are by pop icon Cyndi Lau­per, and the book is by Har­vey Fier­stein. Al Hirschfeld The­atre, 302 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 877.250.2929.

THE LION KING

(2 hrs 30 mins) Theater­go­ers of all ages sing along at the run­away hit stage ver­sion of Dis­ney’s beloved an­i­mated movie. The show is now in its 21st year on Broad­way. Min­skoff The­atre, 200 W. 45th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717.

MEAN GIRLS

(2 hrs 30 mins) Tina Fey has writ­ten the book for the mu­si­cal, adapted from her screen-

play for the 2004 movie of the same name, about teenage ri­valry in high school. Au­gust Wil­son The­atre, 245 W. 52nd St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929.

MY FAIR LADY

(2 hrs 55 mins) The clas­sic 1956 Lerner & Loewe mu­si­cal, based on Ge­orge Bernard Shaw’s “Pyg­malion,” re­turns to Broad­way in a pro­duc­tion di­rected by Bartlett Sher and fea­tur­ing a 29-piece or­ches­tra. Vi­vian Beau­mont The­ater at Lin­coln Cen­ter, 150 W. 65th St., btw Broad­way & Am­s­ter­dam Ave., 212.239.6200.

ONCE ON THIS IS­LAND

(1 hr 30 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) The re­vival of the 1990 mu­si­cal takes place on an idyl­lic Caribbean is­land dev­as­tated by a great storm. A peas­ant girl from one side of the is­land falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the is­land. Will true love win out over cul­tural dif­fer­ences? Cir­cle in the Square The­atre, 235 W. 50th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

THE PHAN­TOM OF THE OPERA

(2 hrs 30 mins) Broad­way’s long­est-run­ning mu­si­cal, fea­tur­ing a score by An­drew Lloyd Web­ber, tells the tragic story of a dis­fig­ured com­poser who falls in love with a young so­prano, whisk­ing her away to his mys­te­ri­ous cham­bers be­neath the Paris Opera House. Ma­jes­tic The­atre, 247 W. 44th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

(Closes Aug. 26) (2 hrs) Ev­ery­thing that could com­i­cally go wrong does when the Corn­ley Poly­tech­nic Drama So­ci­ety puts on a 1920s mur­der mys­tery. Lyceum The­atre, 149 W. 45th St., btw Sixth & Sev­enth aves., 212.239.6200.

SCHOOL OF ROCK

(2 hrs 30 mins) It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but the kids at a pres-

ti­gious prep school love it when their wannabe-rock­star sub­sti­tute teacher turns them into a rock band in the An­drew Lloyd Web­ber mu­si­cal. Win­ter Gar­den The­atre, 1634 Broad­way, btw W. 50th & W. 51st sts., 212.239.6200.

SPONGE­BOB SQUAREPANTS

(2 hrs 30 mins) When the un­der­sea world of Bikini Bot­tom is threat­ened with ex­tinc­tion, Sponge­Bob SquarePants comes to its res­cue in the fam­ily-friendly mu­si­cal com­edy based on the Nick­elodeon TV pro­gram. The score fea­tures orig­i­nal songs by pop and rock roy­alty. Palace The­atre, 1564 Broad­way, at W. 47th St., 877.250.2929.

SPRING­STEEN ON BROAD­WAY

(2 hrs, no in­ter­mis­sion) “The Boss” makes his Broad­way de­but in a solo acous­tic show. Wal­ter Kerr The­atre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave.

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN

(1 hr 30 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) A fa­ther and his three adult sons gather on Christ­mas Eve for Chinese take­out, some hol­i­day cheer and lots of talk about what it means to be priv­i­leged white men in to­day’s so­ci­ety. The Hayes The­ater, 240 W. 44th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200.

SUM­MER: THE DONNA SUM­MER MU­SI­CAL

(1 hr 40 mins, no in­ter­mis­sion) Donna Sum­mer owned the air­waves and the disco dance floor in the 1970s. This biomu­si­cal uses more than 20 of the hit songs that made her an in­ter­na­tional star to tell the back­story of her life. Lun­tFon­tanne The­atre, 205 W. 46th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929.

WAIT­RESS

(2 hrs 30 mins) A wait­ress, with an ex­cep­tional ta­lent for bak­ing, dreams of open­ing her own pie shop, but a love­less mar­riage and un­ex­pected

preg­nancy threaten to hold her back. Sara Bareilles has writ­ten the score for the mu­si­cal. Brooks Atkin­son The­atre, 256 W. 47th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929.

WICKED

(2 hrs 45 mins) Based on the book by Gre­gory Maguire, this hit mu­si­cal—a pre­quel to “The Wizard of Oz”—imag­ines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named El­phaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West. Gersh­win The­atre, 222 W. 51st St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929.

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