For as long as it’s been around, Broadway has been world-famous for the unmatched theatrical caliber and experience. Broadway plays are also one of the best ways to spend an evening out in New York City. Consult this guide on what’s currently playing, so you can find out which performance is right for you.
Broadway Plays that You Should Check Out
Not that it’s the easiest to get tickets to, but Hamilton, which is being shown at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, is by far the most popular musical that’s currently in production on Broadway.
The winner of 11 Tony Awards in 2016, Hamilton tells the story of one of our founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, and the trials and tribulations that he experienced on his way to becoming an influential figure in American History.
Hamilton is also known for breaking the traditional Broadway mold by having a cast made up almost entirely of ethnic minorities, once unheard of in the theater community.
The play skillfully blends a collection of grandiose 80s theatrical numbers with more traditional hip-hop tracks. All of them combine to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton blended against the backdrop of the American Revolution. They might be sold out for months, but tickets can be bought here.
School of Rock- The Musical
Visit the Winter Garden Theatre and catch a performance of School of Rock-The Musical. Based on the movie of the same name, School of Rock- The Musical concerns the tale of a failed rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at an elite private school.
After learning that his students have superior musical abilities, he teaches them how to be a real rock group so they can enter a Battle of the Bands.
The play features all the same songs from the movie that you fell in love with years ago, so you will likely find yourself singing along. This show is also great for the whole family. Tickets can be found here.
Head down to the Gershwin Theatre to catch one of the most famous plays of all time, Wicked. You know all the songs, you know the performances, now you need to see it in person.
Wicked tells the untold story of The Wizard of Oz from the angle of the witches, Elphaba and Glinda. Songs like “Defying Gravity” and “Popular” will have you singing in the aisles. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Front Page
On January 29, this star-studded play will close their curtains for the final time at the Broadhurst Theatre. The Front Page is a comedy about a Chicago newspaper in the 1920s that finds a missing convict and shelters him, looking to break the biggest story of their lives.
The play stars John Slattery (Mad Men, Spotlight), Nathan Lane (The Lion King, The Producers), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, Legally Blonde) and John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Monsters, Inc.).
Catch this play before it’s gone for good! Tickets are available here.
What are some of your favorite Broadway plays?