Broadway is THE destination for theatre in the United States, and it has become an American icon. With so many shows to choose from, including long-running hits like Wicked and Phantom of the Opera as well as new shows introduced each season, no trip to New York would be complete without checking out at least one!
The backstory of the witches of Oz! Follow Elphaba and Glinda as they learn the meaning of goodness, greatness, and friendship.
The Book of Mormon
The controversial hit musical from the creators of South Park takes you to Uganda and back with the unlikeliest pair of Mormon missionaries.
The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons featuring all of their hits: "Sherry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," and more!
Exciting New Shows
Matilda the Musical
The Roald Dahl book comes to musical life on stage in this acclaimed production. Watch Matilda discover the power inside of her!
Motown the Musical
The legends of Motown and all of their greatest hits live: Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, and more!
Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's final play. Don't miss this film legend on stage!
Broadway is buzzing after its highest-grossing season in history (2011-2012), and 2012-2013 is shaping up to be even more exciting! The folky indie musical Once proved to be the star of the 2012 Tony Awards, nabbing 8. The riotously funny Book of Mormon, about Mormon missionaries finding their way in a poverty-stricken Ugandan village, is still going strong after its 9 2011 Tony wins, too. For some good, old-fashioned Disney fun, see the spirited Newsies.
Clearly, there are a bunch of great new shows, but don't forget about the tried-and-true staples of Broadway, including: the magical Wicked, the story of the witches of Oz before Dorothy came to town; the nostalgic Jersey Boys, about the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; the hummable Mamma Mia!, featuring the songs of ABBA; the dramatic Phantom of the Opera, about a mysterious, deformed man's relationship with a beautiful, young ingenue; and the sinful Chicago, about femmes fatales trying to get away with murder. For some family-friendly hits, try The Lion King, based on the Disney movie about a young lion cub growing into his destiny and saving his people. For a rockin' time, try the perennial hit jukebox musical Rock of Ages. And for some highly buzzed-about web-slinging action, join the crowds at Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
If you've already seen everything you care to see on Broadway, why not take a peek at what Off-Broadway has to offer. You might just be surprised at the quality you see there. Off-Broadway shows are often edgier and more experimental, perfect for the theater buff and the curious patron.