When travelling to New York, taking a trip to Broadway to see a show is a real must. It’s the perfect place to indulge in some of the world’s very best shows; to be moved, inspired and have a whole lot of fun. With so many big hits out there, making a decision can be a little difficult. To help point you in the right direction, these four are some of the real must-see titles in New York right now.
Dear Evan Hansen
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ recently won the Tony Award for ‘Best Musical’ (plus five other Tony Awards). The show also won a Grammy for ‘Best Musical Theatre Album’. Brought to you by the talents of Steven Levenson, Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman) and Michael Greif, here is a fantastic contemporary musical that explores the triumphs and challenges of life. It all starts with a personal letter that Evan is asked to write to his therapist, but when the letter is mistaken for someone else’s suicide note, Evan’s life is strangely changed for the better. As his web of lies grows, Evan has a real predicament to face. For a moving tale about the challenge and desire of ‘fitting in’, be sure to get some Dear Evan Hansen tickets.
Harry Potter & The Cursed Child
Based on a new story by J.K Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, come and delight in the very first Harry Potter tale for the stage! In this show, Harry Potter is all grown up, a father to three children, and working (too hard) at the Ministry of Magic. The Cursed Child tells the story of Harry’s son Albert, facing the difficulties of the family legacy. As the characters juggle past and future, bravery and resilience are tested, in the face of unexpected darkness. For the true Harry Potter fans out there, the show is a real treat.
To Kill A Mockingbird
The classic tale by Harper Lee has made its way to the stage. Our story takes place during the Great Depression in Alabama, following the tale of Jean Louise Finch (aka Scout). She weaves the story of her father, a lawyer defending a man who has been undeservedly accused of rape. As her father stands by his decision to represent his defendant, Scout and her brother are suffering the backlash. This version was newly revised in 2018, exploring the politics of race, sexual assault and justice. For a genuinely unmissable broadway experience be sure to get yourself down to the theatre for this one.
The Book Of Mormon
Dark comedy fans will love this hit musical from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. This is one outrageous musical about two missionaries, sent across the world to spread the word about Mormonism. The Book of Mormon tells the tale of Kevin Price, a top student at the Latter-Day Saint training centre. Along with the not so popular Arnold Cunningham, Kevin embarks upon a mission to Uganda, where no missionary has ever successfully converted a local. Come join in the adventure for plenty of risque laughs and wacky songs.
Once you’ve got your tickets sorted, now it’s time to find the best places to eat in New York, for some delicious pre-show bites.
What are your favourite musicals? How often have you seen them?
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