In New York City there are attractions around every corner to suit all kinds of interests, from the Statue of Liberty to the Museum of Modern Art. But after a busy day of sightseeing and walking around Manhattan, an evening of entertainment is just what you need, and Broadway has plenty of opportunities for just that.
Whether you’re on a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic getaway, there’s a show to suit everyone. Here are some of our top picks of shows that you won’t want to miss:
Where: Richard Rodgers Theatre
Audience: Suitable for ages 13+ (children under 4 not permitted in the theatre)
If you’ve heard anything about what’s currently showing on Broadway, you’ve likely heard of Hamilton. This hip-hop and rap musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers during and after the American Revolution. While this might not seem like the most obvious topic for a musical, you’ll be guaranteed a night of incredible entertainment with a ticket to this show. And if we can’t convince you, maybe the record-breaking number of Tony nominations will!
Where: New Amsterdam Theatre
Audience: Suitable for ages 6+
The perfect show for families or anyone looking for that Disney fix, Aladdin on Broadway will blow you away with its show-stopping singing, dancing and special effects. The stage musical features all the songs you know and love from the film, including Friend Like Me and A Whole New World, alongside a new score of catchy hits you’re sure to be singing on the way back to your hotel. If you missed out on this show during its run in the West End then this is the perfect opportunity to see the magic for yourself.
Where: Bernard B Jacobs Theatre
Audience: Suitable for ages 8+ (children under 4 not permitted in the theatre)
If you want the chance to see a Broadway legend during your visit to the Great White Way, then Company is the show for you, starring none other than Patti LuPone herself, as well as Tony and Grammy Award winner Katrina Lenk. This reimagining of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical comedy offers a 21st century take on the classic show with the same award-winning songs like Being Alive and Side by Side by Side.
Come From Away
Where: Gerald Schoenfield Theatre
When the September 11th terrorist attacks happened in 2001, 38 planes were redirected to the remote town of Newfoundland, and Come From Away tells the story of the locals who opened their doors to these strangers. Another unlikely topic for a musical, this heart-warming and poignant show will leave you feeling moved and inspired. While it’s currently in the West End too, what better place to experience this story than New York itself.
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