Richard Rodgers Theatre

Top choice theater in Midtown

This theater opened in 1926 and is unique for several reasons. One, it was the first to allow all patrons to enter through the same set of doors (generally there were separate entrances for the less expensive ticket-holders, aka riff-raff, to come through). It also has the honor of being the venue for the highest number of Best Play and Best Musical Tony Awards.

Broadway's hottest ticket, Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed musical Hamilton, uses contemporary hip-hop beats to recount the story of America's first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Inspired by Ron Chernow's Hamilton biography, the show has won a flock of awards, with 11 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), a Grammy for its triple-platinum cast album and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Book tickets at least six months in advance. Alternatively, head to the online ticket lottery, which can be accessed at or via the dedicated Hamilton app (yes, this show is that popular). Winners are able to purchase one or two $10 front-row tickets. Hamilton for 10 bucks? Yes, please!