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Songs You Know! The Best Jukebox Musicals on Broadway

Last updated June 11, 2024 by Broadway.com Staff
Ali Louis Bourzgui as Tommy in <i>The Who's Tommy</i>.
Ali Louis Bourzgui in The Who's Tommy
Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

Among the many offerings on Broadway are what are known as jukebox musicals. These shows feature songs from well-known musicians and bands, either telling their own life stories or creating the soundtrack of a new narrative. From rock to pop and beyond, find out which musical is best for you!

What You'll Learn About

& Juliet

Now in performances. Cast Includes: Lorna Courtney, Betsy Wolfe

& Juliet flips the script on the greatest love story ever told, all set to the pop anthems of songwriter and producer Max Martin! You'll hear hit after hit in this upbeat and empowering musical, including Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone,” Katy Perry's “Roar,” The Backstreet Boys' “Larger Than Life,” and many more. Get tickets!

Lorna Courtney, Betsy Wolfe, Justin David Sullivan band Melanie La Barrie in & Juliet
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

Now in performances; Closes June 30, 2024. Cast Includes: Nick Fradiani, Amber Ardolino

A Beautiful Noise chronicles the journey of iconic singer-songwriter Neil Diamond as he rises to fame, all set to his era-defining smash hits. Beloved songs such as "Sweet Caroline," "America," "Forever in Blue Jeans," "Cherry, Cherry" and many more are featured in the celebration of Diamond's life and career. Get tickets!

Neil Diamond plays guitar
Nick Fradiani in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical
(Photo: Julieta Cervantes)

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Now in performances. Cast Includes: Derek Klena & Courtney Reed

Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life in Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Head to a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory and prepare for a spectacular spectacular soundtrack featuring some of pop music's biggest hits including Katy Perry's "Firework," Elton John's "Your Song" and many more. Get tickets!

Courtney Reed and Derek Klena in Moulin Rouge! The Musical
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

MJ

Now in performances. Cast Includes: Elijah Rhea Johnson

Michael Jackson's unique and unparalled artistry has arrived on Broadway, telling the story of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour set to his greatest hits including "Beat It," "Billie Jean," "Thriller," Man in the Mirror," and more. Get tickets!

Elijah Rhea Johnson in MJ
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

The Who's Tommy

Now in Performances

He's a pinball wizard! The exhilarating rock opera The Who's Tommy returns to Broadway following an acclaimed run in Chicago. Based on the 1969 album of the same name, the musical features classic The Who songs such as "I’m Free," "See Me, Feel Me," "Sensation" and more. Get tickets!

Ali Louis Bourzgui and the cast of The Who's Tommy
(Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

 

Hell's Kitchen

Now in Performances
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of! A new musical inspired by the life of, and featuring music and lyrics by, 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys. Follow Ali as she steps out of her New York City apartment and finds the world. Get tickets!

 

Jersey and Ali hug
Shoshana Bean and Maleah Joi Moon in the off-Broadway production of Hell's Kitchen
(Photo: Jeremy Daniel)

Illinoise

Now in Performances

Sufjan Stevens' Grammy and Oscar-nominated album Illinois is brought to the Broadway stage in a dance-centric theatrical event, featuring new arrangements ranging in style from DIY folk and indie rock to marching band and ambient electronics. Get tickets!

Byron Tittle, Christine Flores, Kara Chan and Ricky Ubeda in Illinoise at the Park Avenue Armory
(Photo: Stephanie Berger)

The Heart of Rock and Roll

Now in Performances

Packed with Huey Lewis and the News hits, The Heart of Rock and Roll centers on a couple of thirty-somethings who know exactly what they want from life—until they find each other. Get ready to hear "The Power of Love," "If This Is It," "Stuck With You" and many more! Get tickets!

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