Popular NYC Shows

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Popular NYC Shows

One of the best things to do in NYC is see a show! There are always new shows popping up, on Broadway and off, in addition to the shows that play for years and the performers that come for just one night. New York City has so much to offer its Tourists that every time you come to the city you can have a new experience! While you may fall in love with one of the popular NYC shows, you don't have to turn to the same one over and over again.

The most popular NYC shows are the shows playing on Broadway. Broadway is the most well known street in all of New York City, and possibly all of America, and while it runs 18 miles through Manhattan and the Bronx, it's better known as the 40 theatres that make up it's entirety around the actual road. While Broadway is the dream of many wishful actors, it's also the top destination for NYC Tourists who are just looking for some entertainment. Making it to Broadway has a different meaning for us all!

Best NYC Broadway Shows

Some of the Best NYC Broadway shows go on for years, while some around only around for mere weeks.

One of the most famous Broadway shows is Wicked the Musical. Wicked has been playing in NYC since 2003 at the Gershwin Theatre. As unusual as a name Elphaba is, there are few people these days who can really say they've never heard it. This "Wicked Witch of the West" and "Glenda the Good Witch" put on an unforgettable show together six days a week, so one of your nights in the Big Apple can (and should) surely be dedicated to seeing this famous Broadway show!

Chicago the Musical is another long-time Broadway classic. Since 1996, Chicago the Musical has entertained audiences with a star studded cast that constantly changes. Unlike many Broadway musicals, Chicago is not appropriate for all ages, but if it's appropriate for your age group, definitely don't pass up the chance to see the show!

Getting Discount Broadway Tickets

The dream of seeing a Broadway show may seem like a pricey one, but the shows can be more affordable than you'd think! Many of the best shows offer discount Broadway tickets and deals! Some of these come with the price of a poor seat or early time, but there are so many NYC show deals that offer great views to the best shows!

Many of the shows are over two hours long, so saying that you shouldn't go hungry is an understatement. There are plenty of restaurants near Broadway shows and the Theatre District to choose from and get the full experience of an NYC Tourist, and you can find NYC deals for those, as well as nearby nightlife venues so that you can do it all at a great price!

NYCTourist Travel Info
  Show Info Price
1. Stomp
at the Orpheum Theater

Rating:

PG
Price
Cheap $65 SEATS Best $265
Details
2. Frozen
at the St. James Theatre

Rating:

PG
Price
Cheap $93 SEATS Best $100
Details
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
at the Lunt - Fontanne Theatre

Rating:

PG
Price
Cheap $78 SEATS Best $128
Details
4. Hello, Dolly!
at the Shubert Theatre

Rating:

PG13
Price
Cheap $83 SEATS Best $204
Details
5. NYC Ballet
at the David H Koch Theater

Rating:

G
Price
Cheap $110 SEATS Best $285
Details

Popular NYC Shows For Kids

Children enjoy their time on Broadway too, especially when they're seeing the best NYC Broadway shows that were made especially for them! Don't limit them to these though, because there are plenty of Off-Broadway shows that they'll enjoy as well.

  • The Lion King on Broadway is a prime example of a show made for kids to enjoy, but the adults enjoy it just as much! This Broadway show has received six Tony Awards since its opening in 1997. Definitely check for the NYC show deals available for this show so that you can afford to treat the whole family to great seats at one of the most popular NYC shows! Check out all the best things to do in NYC with kids throughout your stay.
  • Annie the Musical is a great show for NYC Tourists of all ages, but especially the little ones! Catchy tunes that everyone will love and a charming story to go with it.
  • Mary Poppins has become a hit Broadway Musical over the years as well, with award winning songs and dance numbers that will have you wiggling in your seat!
Times Square Featured with Broadway Theaters

Times Square Featured with Broadway Theaters

Off Broadway shows

Many of the Off Broadway shows in NYC are not to be missed either! One great thing about these shows for some people is that they are often shorter than the shows on Broadway, which can sometimes get up to 3 hours long. That's a long time to sit through, even with an intermission! Sometimes Off Broadway shows are playing around NYC before they make it to Broadway. Other shows were intended to stay Off Broadway for good, and they like it that way!

These shows often perform in theatres much smaller than those on Broadway, so your show is more intimate and you can get a better seat with a clearer view without spending an arm and a leg. You can expect to pay a little less for these shows, but there are still plenty of great NYC show deals to make it even more affordable!