Broadway is one of the most well known places in the world for theatrical performances. The city of Manhattan is home to New York City's theater district, more commonly known as simply Broadway. Manhattan’s theatre district that holds 40 theatres, in which the most critically acclaimed productions are showcased. New shows come in and out with the current longest standing play being The Phantom of the Opera which has been playing for over 25 years. With so many amazing shows currently on Broadway, it can be quite the challenge to narrow it down to just one, especially when taking a short trip to the Big Apple. However, NYCTourist.com has done some of the work for you. We have researched and read through reviews and picked our top picks for this fall/ winter & holiday season - so don’t miss these shows which offer a variety sure to suit any taste.
These multiple major award winning broadway shows are some of the most popular shows on Broadway, with many of them continuously selling out week after week for years. Which means don’t miss out, BOOK AHEAD! NYCTourist.com has an entire page dedicated to Broadway shows and ticket deals - click here to see a list of all Broadway shows, ticket prices and availability.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall - SAVE 45%!! The most popular holiday show in NYC - so now you know! Book early and don't miss this iconic, incredible show that has everyone talking!
Wicked - Save over $10 per ticket! One of the most popular year-round NYC Broadway shows ever...
Rock of Ages: Most all of us have dreamt about stardom, and this production tells the story of two young adults, Drew and Sherie, who have that same dream. Set in LA’s famous sunset strip, follow them as they chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Bringing the audience back to the good ole days of Rock and Roll! Rock of Ages is a must for fans of 80's music!
Chicago: With show stopping music and dancing, Chicago has really made its mark on Broadway. A satire based on the story of reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, and the cases she reported on. It showcases the corruption in the justice system and the idea of a “celebrity criminal.” With 6 Tony awards its been a crowd pleaser for over 7 years on Broadway.
Mamma Mia: The musical story of a young bride to be and her journey to try and find her real father, based on the songs of popular chart topping 70’s group ABBA. This International musical has been playing at Broadway since 2001 and hasn’t slowed in popularity! In July 2008 this play was released as a film starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård, and Julie Waters.
Lion King: This Tony award winning broadway show for best musical has performed for over 50 million guests since its conception. Based on the Academy Award Disney film The Lion King, a story about a young lion cub Simba, heir to the kingdom. Audience members will be astonished by their audio and visual experience. The stage setup and costumes are tremendous and the music and talent are even better, including the hits of Elton John and Tim Rice. Lion King is a great choice for the entire family.
The Phantom of the Opera - Save over $30!! A classic Broadway show, and longest running show, running since 1988 it still is a sell out to this day. Telling the dramatic story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the Paris Opera House and Christine Daae, a soprano at the opera. The mysterious man soon falls in love with Christine and teaches her how to sing.