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If you’re from out of town (or even a New Yorker who normally avoids the theatre district like the plague), securing coveted seats to blockbuster musicals, plays, and other live shows on Broadway can be confusing. But with a bit of planning, it’s more accessible than ever to buy Broadway tickets to some of the most successful shows — like Hamilton, Wicked, and Chicago, to name a few.
Tickets for these shows and the winners of this year’s Tony Awards, like Kimberly Akimbo and the revival of Parade, have already been on sale for months, but there are still ways you can buy Broadway tickets online. Tony wins from new shows and musicals like Shucked and Some Like It Hot are also available to purchase online.
If you don’t want to wait in line for hours to secure tickets at the box office, be kept on hold while calling a ticket service, or pay a million extra fees, we’ve got the best tips on how to find the best tickets to Tony Award-winning shows from the comfort of your own home.
How to Buy Broadway Tickets
If you think you have to be in the Big Apple to order tickets physically, you don’t. There are still a couple of things to keep in mind when researching the availability and pricing for the shows you want to go to, so keep these in mind before showtime.
For a complete list of current and upcoming Broadway shows, we recommend checking out Broadway.org first, the Broadway League’s official online site for all the theatre information you’ll need. This will give you a good idea of which shows are open, a theatre district map, and details about the shows.
While it may seem old school, you can always call up ticket vendors on the phone like Telecharge and even Ticketmaster, if at the very least, to check show dates, times, and what price point different seats are going for. And if you crave an adrenaline rush, or if you’re only a few subway stops away, buying tickets in person from the theater’s box office lets you select the performance date and time you want to see, often without additional handling feels. That being said, most box offices are only open between 12 p.m. and curtain call for the show at the theatre, so it’ll be a bit of a mad dash.
What’s the Best Way to Buy Broadway Tickets Online?
There are a few primary online ticket vendors used by Broadway theaters, including Telecharge, Ticketmaster, StubHub and VividSeats. In general, ticket prices will range anywhere from $20-$200+ dollars (although the higher end skews almost exclusively Hamilton), depending on where you’re sitting, performance dates, and times. Expect a premium for ticket prices on high-capacity days, like weekend evenings, and for seats in the floor and lower-level mezzanine sections.
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You can always check online for discounted Broadway tickets, including group discounts, student discounts, standing-room discounts, and rush tickets, which most theaters frequently offer. However, in this case, you’ll probably have less wiggle room regarding dates, what time you can see the show, and what seat you end up in (probably the upper mezzanine, if we’re being honest).
Buying and reserving tickets online is still one of the easiest ways to see a Broadway show without the hassle or extra steps of the box office. You can show up at the theatre at showtime with a few clicks and taps.
So you’re all geared up to buy tickets — but what’s even playing? Here’s a list of some of our favorite returning Broadway shows, and how you can snag some seats online in just a few minutes. Bookmark this page as we update it with the latest Broadway productions to return to the stage.
Adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire from his own 2001 play, the 2023 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical centers on teenager Kimberly Levaco (played by the 63-year-old Victoria Clark) who has to navigate high school while suffering from an unnamed, “incredibly rare” genetic disorder that makes her age at an accelerated rate. Tickets are currently on sale for shows here.
The darkly comedic original soundtrack is available here.
Some Like It Hot
This crowd-pleasing musical comedy is a stage version of the 1959 film of the same name. The musical, like the film, follows the story of jazz-age musicians struggling during Prohibition who, on the run from the mob, pose as women in an all-women’s traveling band. Tickets are already on sale here.
The cast album hasn’t been released yet, but you can listen to the original London cast recording soundtrack here.
A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical
Created in collaboration with Neil Diamond, A Beautiful Noise is based on the true events of a kid from Brooklyn who became a show-stopping rock icon. With 140 million albums sold, an induction into the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and sold-out concerts worldwide, Neil Diamond’s story was made for the stage. Tickets are available now.
Here Lies Love
This is not your typical Broadway show. Here Lies Love is an immersive experience that turns the theatre into a literal dancefloor. It tells the story of Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos’ rise and fall in the Philippines as one of history’s most powerful dictators. Conceptualized by David Byrne of the Talking Heads and music made in partnership with Fatboy Slim, it combines history, truthtelling, and disco for a night unlike any other. Tickets are currently available on VividSeats.
The soundtrack is also available for purchase with a limited-time deal on Amazon.
The Lion King
Since its debut in 1997, the theater adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King has captivated audiences worldwide. Bringing to life the tale of a young son who must find his way back to the Pride Lands to reclaim his throne, The Lion King musical showcases many of the film’s notable characters like Mufasa, Scar, Nala, Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa, and more. Don’t miss out on purchasing Lion King theater tickets from Vivid Seats to witness a performance of this Tony Award-winning masterpiece in a city near you. Tickets are available now.
Back to the Future
Adapted from the classic 1985 film, the futuristic show is finally coming to Broadway after premiering on the West End. It features original music, as well as songs featured in the film, such as “The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode”. Where we’re going, we don’t need roads, but the musical opens on August 3 and you can pre-order your tickets here.
The original cast recording of the West End performance was released in March of 2022, and you can listen to the soundtrack online here.
This new jukebox musical casts 16th-century housewife Anne Hathaway as the narrator giving advice to her husband William Shakespeare on ways to improve his play Romeo and Juliet. Journey on an Elizabethan romp that tells the “what if?” story of how Juliet’s story might have continued without Romeo featuring the chart-topping hits of Swedish songwriter-producer Max Martin. With songs like “Roar”, “Domino”, and “Since U Been Gone”, get your tickets online now.
The U.S. soundtrack isn’t available online, but you can listen to the Original London Cast recording here.
Inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, Hamilton opened on Broadway in 2015, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and has since gone on to win 11 Tony Awards and garner a special filmed version of the original cast performance, now streaming on Disney+. Scoring elusive seats to this show has been no easy feat, but you can currently buy Hamilton tickets online for performances.
Before you head to the theater, you can jam out to the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack too. You can get the Hamilton soundtrack online here.
You may have spotted corny ads for this corn-pun filled production around the subway or online, but this comedy is gaining popularity thanks to its viral ad campaign and stellar performances. Shucked‘s Alex Newell has also been recognized with a Tony Award for best supporting actor in a musical, one of the first two out non-binary actors to ever win a Tony Award (the second is Some Like It Hot‘s J. Harrison Ghee). Check out tickets for the musical now on sale here.
If you want to hear the songs from this farm-to-fable musical, you can get the Original Cast soundtrack here.
MJ: The Musical
Centered around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, this brand-new musical takes you behind the history of how Michael Jackson became a legend, and you can see the musical now with tickets on sale here.
While the cast album isn’t available online, you can catch all the classic songs you love with The Essential MJ album here.
Six is a pop musical modern retelling, based on the lives (and deaths) of the eight wives of Henry VII, which was set to perform mere hours before the coronavirus theater shutdown in 2020. The musical has finally debuted on Broadway, and tickets are currently available here.
Listen to each wife take turns singing about how they suffered the most under Henry on the studio cast recording here.
Moulin Rouge!: the Musical
The musical adaptation, based on the movie directed by Baz Luhrmann, is a spectacle that attempts to balance excess and doom. Moulin Rouge! has resumed performances at Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and tickets are available now.
Catch the soundtrack, which includes 70 pop songs — including “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Bad Romance” — here.
The musical adaptation of the popular Disney animated movie has resumed performances at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theater. Visit VividSeats to check out available tickets.
Even though you could pop in the original Disney movie, or stream the live-action adaption to hear iconic songs like “Friend Like Me”, you can always get the
Book of Mormon
From the creators of “South Park” and the co-creator of Avenue Q, the comedy musical about two Mormon boys sent on a mission has tickets available right now on VividSeats.
Full of the raunch and satire Matt Stone and Trey Parker are known for, you can listen to the original soundtrack here.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
That latest in a string of Sondheim revivals, the revival of the classic Sweeney Todd has returned in full swing with Josh Groban as the titular cannibal killer opposite Annaleigh Ashford. Tickets to this one are a hot commodity due to the star power of its cast, so you’ll want to check availability here.
Based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, and king Hades and his wife Persephone, take a journey to the underworld with tickets to this 2019 Tony Award-winning musical here.