Earlier this week the travel and tourism experts at NYCTourist.com, released the results of a study that concluded that in 2013, an increased number of overseas travelers saw a Broadway show in NYC when compared to previous years.
According to Erica James, a travel editor at NYCTourist.com (http://www.nyctourist.com), "Foreign travelers are not only back in increased number, but they are spending money on Broadway which is one of the key indicators for tourism in NYC.” Erica went on to say, "It is likely a combination of consumer confidence, the fact that NYC simply does it right when it comes to treating its tourist guests, and the quality of this year's shows on Broadway.”
New York has long time been the most popular travel destination for international travelers coming to America, and Broadway is continues to be a must see and do when visiting NYC. Broadway in New York City is famous worldwide, and when visiting the Big Apple many international travelers make sure they cross it off their bucket list and for good reason! “Broadway shows give overseas travelers a real taste of America and American theatrical culture,” added Erica.
Below is a list of several Broadway shows popular with overseas travelers:
Rock of Ages - Playing at Broadway in NYC at the Helen Hayes Theater, Rock of Ages is a story about a young boy and girl on their journey to stardom and falling in love in L.A. With smash musical hits from the hair metal times of the 80’s. Including classic hits, “The Final Countdown” “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Keep on Loving You”, the audience will feel as if they are back in the 80s at their favorite rock concert! Be sure and grab a beer, from the vendors and get into the spirit with a cold one in hand. This is a great show for overseas travelers coming to NYC to see a broadway show, as it features classic American hits.
For more information and tickets visit: http://www.nyctourist.com/rock-of-ages-broadway
Newsies - Disney’s Newsies, playing at the Nederlander Theater, is a show stopper full of energy! Based on the story of the newspaper boy strike of 1899. When the paper boys begin to feel like they are being exploited they decide its time to fight back against the callous big business. This is a great show that the entire family at any age can enjoy.
For more information and tickets visit: http://www.nyctourist.com/newsies
First Date - A heartwarming and funny production about the chances that we all take to find love, and the comical things that can happen on that journey. Watch as a blind date newby and a serial dater are set up to meet for a casual drink, as it turns into a dating disaster or maybe it will turn into something very special? As the date commences the couple are faced with imaginary visits from crazy exs, protective parents, and a future child, audiences follow this couples awkward and hysterical first date.
For more information and tickets visit: http://www.nyctourist.com/first-date-musical
Mamma Mia - Join the cast of Mamma Mia for an unforgettable trip down the aisle. As Sophie is set to be married, on the eve of her wedding day she sets out to find the identity of her father so that he can walk her down the aisle. This however is no easy task, bringing back 3 men from her mothers life. As they all scurry to find out who the real father is, they soon realize that no one really knows, and the twists and turns continue throughout the show, making for quite an entertaining show.
For more information and tickets visit: http://www.nyctourist.com/mamma-mia.html
Chicago - A true Broadway dazzler, Chicago will leave viewers wanting more! This dramatic comedy follows the life of Roxie Hart, through corruption, adultery, and violence with powerful songs and dance. Chicago is the 10th longest running Broadway show, winning multiple awards.
For more information and tickets visit: http://www.nyctourist.com/chicago.html
Lion King - A long time favorite, Disney’s The Lion King is live on Broadway, bringing the serengeti alive like never before. The music and dancing in this show are outstanding, with characters on stilts and dramatic makeup and costumes, with a real African feel.
For more information and tickets visit: http://www.nyctourist.com/the-lion-king.html
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