Get Started on Broadway: A Quick Show Guide

Posted by Monica on June 9, 2012
The Lion King on Broadway

The Lion King on Broadway

On your next New York trip, discover a different world: the majestic plains of Serengeti, the dangerous Jazz-age Prohibition-Era Chicago, the magical lands of Oz, a Greek island paradise or an underground lair beneath the Paris Opera House.

Make your New York trip even more memorable by watching a Broadway musical or play. Let yourself feel the mad rush of excitement as you come upon the dazzling marquee signs and step into the theater doors. Experience the spine-tingling thrill once the curtains rise, then prepare to be mesmerized. Whether you’re after a costumed song and dance extravaganza or a riveting story that will make you laugh and cry, there’s a Broadway show for you.

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Blue Man Group

Three bald and blue characters put together theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville elements in a unique multimedia show. Watch as they find unusual ways in dealing with everyday objects like paint, marshmallows and toilet paper.

 

Mary Poppins

Based on P.L. Travers’ children’s books and the 1964 Disney film, Mary Poppins is a mysterious nanny who comes to the aid of the Banks family and their unruly children. Follow their string of fantastic adventures involving chimney stomps and whimsical walks on the park.

 

The Lion King

Discover the pride of the New York Broadway scene! Based on the 1994 Disney film, the musical tells the story of Simba, the future lion king of the Pridelands. Watch the Serengeti come alive with giraffes strutting, birds swooping, gazelles leaping in a dazzling panorama that overwhelms and inspires.

 

The Phantom Of the Opera

A true Broadway classic, the Phantom of the Opera is Broadway’s longest running show. Since 1986, the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece based on Gaston Leroux’s novel has been enchanting audiences with its timeless music, lavish production and haunting romance. The Phantom of the Opera is one live theater experience not to be missed.

 

Wicked

Broadway bestseller Wicked brought in a new generation of audiences into Broadway. The musical inspired by the Wizard of Oz tells the untold story of the green-skinned Elphaba and the beautiful and popular Glinda. Find out how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the North.

 

PARENTAL GUIDANCE ADVISED

Mamma Mia!

ABBA fans or new listeners alike will find Mamma Mia irresistible. The smash-hit musical takes place in a Greek island paradise where a young girl, on the eve of her wedding, gets together three men who could be her father. Combining ABBA’s beloved hits and a funny plot about love and friendship, Mamma Mia is sure to warm and cheer audiences up.

 

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Daring, ground-breaking and absolutely spectacular, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is a new Broadway musical that takes the beloved comic superhero from the page to the stage.  The musical combines highly complex aerial sequences, myth and rock ballad. Catch Spider-Man’s high-flying jaw-dropping adventure only in Broadway.

 

War Horse

The War Horse is Joey, the horse of a young English boy named Albert, sold to the cavalry and shipped to France at the outbreak of World War I. As Joey faces the horrors of war, Albert goes on a dangerous mission to find his beloved horse.  With a heart-rendering tale and superb equine choreography, War Horse will take you for one emotional ride.

 

Sister Act

Sister Act is the stage adaptation of the hit 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film. The musical comedy is about Disco singer Deloris Van Cartier who hides under the habit of Sister Mary Clarence in order to escape a mob boss.  Jump for joy at Sister Act’s high-spirited performances mixing disco, soul, funk, R&B and show tunes.

 

Once

Based on an independent film, Once tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their friendship and collaboration lead to a powerful but complicated romance. An ensemble cast of actor/musicians drives the critically acclaimed musical.

 

FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

The love story of Porgy and Bess is one of theater’s most exhilarating love stories. Set in Charleston’s Catfish Row, Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past. The only one who can save her is the crippled but courageous Porgy. The show premiered in 1935 and returned to Broadway in 2011 with a new adaptation.

 

Chicago

A certified Broadway and Box Office hit, Chicago is a sensational tale of celebrity, crime and corruption complete with knock-out dancing and show-stopping song one after another. Earning accolades from three major award-giving bodies (Tony, Olivier and Grammy), Chicago is sure to make you snap your fingers and stand in ovation.

 

Jersey Boys

From the streets of Newark to the height of stardom, Jersey Boys is the true story of one of the most successful American rock n’ roll bands, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.  Follow the different perspectives of each band member and experience electrifying performances which captivated audiences of all generations.

 

Memphis

Welcome to the underground dance clubs of Memphis, Tennessee in the fifties. Inspired by a true story, Memphis revolves around a radio DJ named Huey Calhoun who wants to change the world by playing a new kind of music. Follow his rising career and his love story with infectious rock n’ roll tunes and energy-packed dances.

 

Rock of Ages

“Rock of Ages does for ’80′s rock what Mamma Mia did for ABBA.” The New York Post writes of the comedy and jukebox musical. Featuring chart hits by Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx and other famous rock acts, the musical erupts brings back metal bands, big hairs and rockstar attitudes. Get ready to have nothing but a good time.

 

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