Nothing says ‘New York’ like a Broadway show. Whether you’re an NYC native or a first-time tourist, these standout performances are guaranteed to evoke a myriad of emotions and make you a serial show-goer.
“Come From Away” tells the story of 38 planes carrying 7,000 strangers as they land in a remote town in Newfoundland in the wake of the terror attacks of 9/11. This heartfelt Broadway production depicts the efforts of a town on the Newfoundland Island to accommodate travelers coping with the residual shock of 9/11 and the uncertainty of being displaced in an unfamiliar environment. Comradery and connection silences fear and horror as all that are involved band together to form an unbreakable bond. As these townspeople extend their homes and their hearts, the healing process begins in a production that will restore your faith in humanity. Click here to get tickets and find out more.
After the 1989 solo show, the 1993 movie directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks’ 2007 production, Chazz Palminteri’s coming-of-age story is back and better on Broadway. A Bronx Tale takes place in the early 1960s and follows the story of how local Bronx kid, Calogero, becomes implicated into organized crime. Throughout the story, his father tries to wrestle him away from a life of crime and sin while Calogero remains conflicted between his real father and his mob father, Sonny. The New York Times calls it “an exceptionally slick and skillfully assembled musical”, which “combines heart, humor and a flavorful atmosphere.” The show is being indefinitely performed at the Longacre Theater in New York, New York. Click here to get tickets and find out more.
Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein coauthored this musical comedy about Charlie and his Northampton footwear factory, Price & Son—a family business in danger of closing down. To Charlie’s surprise, one fabulous drag queen saves his business with a niche product that is in high demand—kinky boots. This colorful Broadway production delivers a high-energy, feel-good performance while conveying universal motifs about individuality, unity, self-love and acceptance. Click here to get tickets and find out more.
From the creators of South Park, The Book of Mormon tells the tale of Elder Price and Elder Cunningham– two naive and optimistic missionaries trying to share their scriptures but have trouble connecting with a community plagued with AIDS, violence and poverty. Not for the easily-offended, creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone use shrewd and controversial humor all throughout the production. Winner of nine Tonys, including the 2011 Best Musical award, The Book of Mormon continues to host packed houses week after week. Click here to get tickets and find out more.
An adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King, this Broadway classic is perhaps the most well-known and versatile production the stage has ever seen. This show combines unparalleled pageantry with exquisite visuals and movement to form a quintessential must-see performance. Audiences become engulfed in the African world as this show brings pieces of culturally rooted aesthetic right here to the Broadway stage. The Lion King has been on Broadway for over a decade and is currently being played at plays at the Minskoff Theatre, located at 200 West 45th Street at the corner of Seventh Avenue. Click here to get tickets and find out more.