New York City is famed for so many things, and Broadway shows are definitely high on the list for a reason. Spectacular sets, impressive stars, and musicals scores that often become top-sellers on their own all serve together to create an unforgettable experience. Here are some of the must-see musicals to book in NYC for 2017.
Multiple Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks and Tony Award winning choreographer Warrant Carlyle have teamed up to produce this beloved musical, and The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler herself, returns to Broadway in their extravagant production – already winner of four Tony Awards – based on the Thorton Wilder film. As fabled matchmaker Dolly Gallagher, Bette Midler sweeps Horace Vandergelder off his feet and brings audiences to theirs.
Directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak, this beautifully staged, emotional musical from the award-winning team that created Ragtime is based on the beloved animated film. Christy Altomare is the lost princess, Anastasia Romanov, who teams up with a spirited conman and an endearing ex-aristocrat as she struggles to both elude her Soviet pursuer and discover her past – perhaps even finding love along the way.
Enter a world of pure imagination in this incredible adaptation of the classic 1971 movie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to Broadway with Tony Award winner Christian Borle as Willy Wonka, the infamous candy-maker who hosts a contest with five lucky winners who tour his wondrous chocolate factory. Filled with fantastic treats and fanciful sweets, the children, including Charlie Bucket, each find their just desserts along the way in this magical adventure.
This is the incredible true story of a small town in Newfoundland that took in more than 6,579 stranded passengers in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that rocked the United States. Told with soaring music, the audience learns how the 38 planes that were left grounded in Canada led to a situation where cultures clashed and nerves were left raw, but eventually turned into trust and enduring gratitude that finally grew into lasting friendships.
Moving to Broadway with two Olivier Awards already under its belt, the musical adaptation of this iconic movie from nearly three decades ago still rings true today. The wry, witty story of Phil Connors – disgruntled big-city weatherman who finds himself stuck in a small town reliving the same day again and again and again – is fabulously fresh and funny. At first he finds that he revels in the freedom of having no consequences, hangovers, or regrets along with no tomorrows. But as he begins to get closer to associate TV producer Rita Hanson, he discovers that he also gets second, third, and fourth chances to win her heart.
Be sure to book your reservations at The Time New York hotel and buy your tickets in advance, as these popular musicals are likely to sell out. If you need assistance choosing the right show or reserving tickets The Time New York also offers concierge services that can assist recommendations and ticket reservations. No matter which one you choose, we know you’ll enjoy the show!