Some really good broadway shows (please include were I can see them)
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I assume you are in New York City, as that is really the only place you can see a Broadway show. Shows that start on Broadway and travel, are often referred to as Broadway shows, but that is not exactly true.
Given the first part, the next part is what age are you and are the people in your party. Beauty and the Beast, Lion King and Tarzan are all based on the Disney movies, and are age appropriate for 5+ (really nothing on Broadway is good for less than that, as most shows are 2+ hours, and younger viewers have a hard time sitting still that long). Of those, only Beauty is easy to get tickets to last minute, the others you have to plan in advance. Tarzan got fair reviews, but kids might like it.
Also new to Broadway is Mary Poppins, which is still in previews, but should do very well. It is still successful in London where it got great reviews. Tickets are probably hard to come by.
For the 10+ group you would probably enjoy Jay Johnson: The Two and Only. This is a one-man show about ventriliquism; it is not a traditional show. But he is very funny and interesting, and other than a few swear words, the show is very family friendly. Plus you should have no trouble getting good half-priced seats the day of the show (from TKTS).
Other good musicals in the 10+ range are Hairspray (lots of fun, good catchy music) and Phantom of the Opera (not nearly as much "fun" but the sets are cool, and it is always popular). Similarly Wicked does great business, and is especially popular among teenage girls. It is also quite funny, especially if you are familiar with The Wizard of Oz. Likewise to The Color Purple, although I would recommend that for 13+, as it has some more mature themes.
For the "jukebox" musicals, there is Jersey Boys and Mama Mia. Both shows are very good, but both are difficult to get tickets to. You could also think about Altar Boyz, an off-Broadway show that spoofs boy-bands. It has gotten very good reviews.
For 17+ there is Les Miserable and Chorus Line. Both have adult themes, and would not be easy for a young viewer to understand. Both are now classics.
Lastly, again for the older kids and up, you could try Producers (but only if you think Mel Brooks is funny) and Spamalot (again, only if you think Monty Python is funny). These shows seem to be either loved or hated depending on if you like you humor a little more raw.
Check out the site below for even more details on shows, prices, location of theathers, stars, etc.Source(s): www.broadway.com
- 5 years ago
If you want a funny musical Book of Mormon is hilarious. For more family friendly ones, Wicked, Finding Neverland and Matilda. For sad ones Rent & Les Miserables. Right now the most popular are Hamilton and Fun Home.
- musicaangelicaLv 51 decade ago
The Drowsy Chaperone is at the Marquis Theatre in Times Square.
- Anonymous5 years ago
on the stage one they r dancing around a lot in a big mob on the stage & it dont made too msuch sense 2 me wut they were supposed to be doing when all these ppl r just walking around on stage hooting & hollering so yeha thats the main differnce