New York City's Broadway is the most famous area in the world for musicals to come alive and attain enormous success. The newest and hottest musical show is Hamilton. This progressive, diverse, innovative musical translates the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton into a performance rap piece that is unlike anything else you can find on Broadway. Its reception has been outstanding, and the musical received Best Musical at the 2016 Tony's and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. In addition, classics such as Fiddler On The Roof, Cats, and Phantom of the Opera still hold their place in the heart of the city. In addition, popular musicals such as Wicked and Jersey Boys consistently draw an audience from around the world due to their stellar reputations. If it's on Broadway, there's a comfortable guarantee that the musical is top notch. The best actors and actresses in the world try to make their name on Broadway, and the musical tickets are your key to unlock the golden door of musicals' greats.
Musicals: Beyond New York
Though New York is the epicenter of the theater (and musical) industry, believe it or not, musicals stretch way beyond Broadway. Other large cities host extremely well-known, award-winning musicals, as well, that bring huge crowds through their theaters' doors. Hamilton is also making its debut outside of New York at Chicago's PrivateBank Theatre. It is part of PrivateBank Theatre and Broadway in Chicago's partnership in 2015, and it will bring the most popular musical to another great city! An American in Paris is a musical-turned-movie being performed in a variety of cities including Boston and Philadelphia. Mamma Mia! is another classic musical that is touring in new places like Canada where many other famous musicals are making international waves. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a great musical about the stigmas of the mentally ill told through the eyes of a boy. It is touring many cities because of its popularity and is another example of a famous musical that is hitting cities outside of New York.
No matter what you like, there is a play for you. Find your tickets here for every kind of play imaginable, from the artistic and moving international hits like Pippin to the creative, energetic stories like Evita and Peter and the Starcatcher. With so many excellent plays running today, you can't go wrong, so get your theater tickets now.