A very common question. There are so many Broadway shows that you won’t have enough time to see them all! You wanna make sure to see at least one of the best Broadway shows and choose the right one for you (since they are also expensive!).
Going to a Broadway show is a wonderful experience and you won’t regret it. There are shows that have been running for years and some others that are on Broadway temporary (15 weeks or a few months). You have musicals and plays.
Seeing a Musical vs. a Play
If English isn’t your first language and you have trouble understanding long dialogues, I would recommend seeing a musical.
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Many people ask me before coming to New York: WHAT BROADWAY SHOW DO YOU RECOMMEND?
IF IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK
The Lion King
If it’s your first time in NY and you’ve never seen a Broadway Show, I always recommend (and people never regret!) to see THE LION KING. It’s a “typical” Broadway show in terms of staging, music, dance with an amazing production.
It’s a musical that’s been on Broadway for years and still very successful. One of the best Broadway shows. A must-see. The kind of musical that you don’t usually see in another place.
Now, depending on your taste, there are some other amazing Broadway musicals that are great too.
WICKED is another musical that became one of the classics on Broadway too!
The untold true story of the Witches of Oz. It’s SOOOOO AMAZING!!! A must-see! It’s hard to choose between this one and The Lion King.
IF YOU’RE TRAVELING WITH KIDS
- THE LION KING
- HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD: Be aware that this show is NOT a musical, it’s a play. So if your kids do not speak English really well (or if English is not their native language), they won’t be able to understand what they say. But the staging of this show is AWESOME.
I would recommend The Lion King as a first option for the family. If you have older kids (older than toddlers) Harry Potter can be a great option!! With outstanding scenography!
IF YOU’VE ALREADY SEEN THOSE BROADWAY MUSICALS or WANT TO EXPLORE MORE
If you want to go beyond the “classics” on Broadway (The Lion King, Wicked…) you should check all the musicals that will be running when you come to NYC.
Some of them (with great reviews) are:
HAMILTON: a big Broadway hit and one of the best Broadway shows of the moment! The show was inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton, by historian Ron Chernow. It’s very hard to get tickets! It’s one of the most expensive Broadway Shows. Try to book your tickets as soon as you can (months in advance if possible).
If you’re dying to see this show and there’s no availability or you can’t afford the pricey tickets, you can always try to see if you can win the $10 lottery tickets.
The Book of Mormon
THE BOOK OF MORMON: a religious satire musical from the creators of South Park.
New York, New York
NEW YORK, NEW YORK THE MUSICAL: a glittering love letter to the greatest city in the world. It has all the classic musical dances (including tap dance!).
Hope this info was helpful for your Broadway experience to see the Best Broadway Shows 🙂 Please recommend and share!