Top Broadway plays

Check out our guide to the best Broadway plays on right now, featuring celebrity stars and time-honored stories that are often on for a limited time only.

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Gillian Russo

Broadway is famous for its long-running hit musicals, its plays are just as exciting. Many successful musicals stick around for decades, but plays regularly rotate, ensuring there's always a new show to discover. Plus, you can often catch celebrities in Broadway plays — but only for a limited time.

Check out the top Broadway plays to see right now, including starry revivals of classic plays and fan-favorite modern hits.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has put Broadway audiences under its spell since 2018. Harry Potter fans will recognize all their favorite characters, and some new ones, in this stage sequel to the books centered on the next generation of wizards.

And even non-Potterheads are bound to be amazed by the daring plot about time travel and the unbelievable special effects. All together, the performances and stagecraft of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make you believe magic — or theatre magic, at least — is real.

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Appropriate

It's only appropriate to include this play here considering its starry cast: Sarah Paulson, Elle Fanning, Corey Stoll, and more. And that's not even to mention playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee for his shows Gloria and Everybody. Now, he makes his Broadway debut with this dark family drama about secrets that arise when relatives gather to settle their dead patriarch's estate.

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An Enemy of the People

The play may be called An Enemy of the People, but the people are sure to love Jeremy Strong (Succession), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), and Victoria Pedretti (You) in the latest revival of Henrik Ibsen's classic. Newly adapted by Amy Herzog, who got a Tony nod for adapting Ibsen's A Doll's House last year, the play follows a doctor who saves lives by calling attention to his town's contaminated water supply — but becomes the target of public hatred.

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Doubt

Liev Schreiber and Amy Ryan joining forces in a Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play? That's undoubtedly a must-see event. Daly plays a nun and Catholic school principal who suspects Schreiber's character, a priest, of improper conduct with a student. The sacred and the profane mix in John Patrick Shanley's suspenseful drama.

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Prayer for the French Republic

Prayer for the French Republic

When Joshua Harmon's latest play premiered off Broadway, it earned the near-universal admiration of critics — and multiple awards to boot. Multiple cast members from that celebrated production return for the Broadway premiere of the show, about five generations of a French Jewish family grappling with the same hopes and fears for their safety.

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Stereophonic

Fresh from a sold-out, critically acclaimed world premiere off Broadway, David Adjmi's Stereophonic comes to Broadway for a limited run. Fans of '60s rock bands like Fleetwood Mac will relish this play that transports them into a recording studio at the height of the decade. There, they get to watch a fictional band record their soon-to-be masterpiece — if infighting and bad romance don't break up the band first.

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Mary Jane

See Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams make her Broadway debut in the title role of Amy Herzog's Mary Jane, a part originated off Broadway by Carrie Coon in 2017 to acclaim. The Pulitzer- and Tony-nominated playwright penned a touching drama about a single mother who leans on a diverse group of women for support amid family trouble.

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Mother Play

With A-listers Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger all on stage together in a new work by a Pulitzer-winning writer, you know you're in for a treat. Paula Vogel's Mother Play follows Phyllis (Lange), a mother with very strict ideas about who and what her two children should be, and what happens when all their lives stray wildly from that path.

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Uncle Vanya

Steve Carell makes his Broadway debut in the title role of this Chekhov classic about a family's quiet farm life turned upside down with longing and desire. But he's just one figure in an all-around stacked cast that also features Alfred Molina, Anika Noni Rose, William Jackson Harper, Alison Pill, Jayne Houdyshell, and more.

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