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Top Rated Plays List - The Highest Rated Shows In DC

The "Theatre In DC Top Rated Plays List" is a list of the top rated plays now running in the DC area based on what the current reviews are saying. To see the Washington DC Theatre Reviews of all the play reviews go to the Theatre In DC Review Round-Up.

Hamilton

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
Metro Weekly- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Highly Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Washington Informer- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Theatre Bloom- Highly Recommended
Hamilton
Six
Six

In SIX, the queens of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of twenty-first-century girl power. The all-woman cast, backed by an all-woman band known as the "Ladies in Waiting," traverses the spectrum of modern-day pop with a soundtrack that has stormed up the UK charts.

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
Metro Weekly- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Washington Blade- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Theatre Bloom- Highly Recommended
Six
American Prophet

Frederick Douglass ignited the flame of a freedom movement that still burns today. Charles Randolph-Wright (Arena's Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, Broadway's Motown the Musical) returns to Arena Stage with a groundbreaking musical powered by Douglass' own speeches and writings. Coupled with soaring new melodies and an original script from Grammy Award-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon and Randolph-Wright, Douglass rises as a fierce abolitionist and distinguished orator. Filled with electrifying new songs including "What Does Freedom Look Like," "We Need a Fire" and "A More Perfect Union," this world premiere celebrates the revolutionary legacy of one of history's first freedom fighters, whose fire is needed now more than ever.

Washington Post- Highly Recommended
Metro Weekly- Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Somewhat Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
Washington Blade- Somewhat Recommended
Washington Informer- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
Theatrely- Somewhat Recommended
American Prophet
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Folger Theatre at National Building Museum

Mischievous fairies, aspiring actors, and young lovers meet with hilarious results during one enchanting night in the woods. Enjoy this fun-filled, beloved comedy, perfect for summer, in the Folger Shakespeare Playhouse erected within the exhilarating atrium of the National Building Museum. In association with the National Building Museum and the University of South Carolina.

Washington Post- Recommended
Metro Weekly- Somewhat Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
A Midsummer Night's Dream

To see Washington DC Theatre Reviews of all plays go the Theatre In DC Review Round-Up.