The lights! The sounds! It’s Broadway! There truly is something on Broadway to peak every interest, and a trip to the Big Apple wouldn’t be complete without sitting back, relaxing, and taking in the talent of a Broadway show or musical. With so many to choose from, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the options. We’ve compiled a list of must-see Broadway shows of 2018. Enjoy!
* Please note that all prices and showtimes on this page are subject to change.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
A much-anticipated Broadway play, the eighth story in the acclaimed Harry Potter series is now on the stage. This play has won 22 major theatre awards in the UK and has been a hit with audiences in the UK and the USA. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter series, or simply enjoy magic and wizardry, don’t miss this one. With tickets currently starting at $468, this show does not come at a low cost, but Harry Potter fans from around the world have been enamored with this stage adaptation.
More information can be found here: https://www.broadway.com/shows/harry-potter-and-cursed-child-broadway/.
Kids and parents are sure to be familiar with this story, but this play is unlike the cartoon movies it is based upon. The Lion King musical provides beautiful choreography, a memorable music list, and colors and animals to gain the attention of all audience members – including children! This stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney film takes the audience through the story of Simba the young lion prince as he navigates through his life dealing with the challenges and adventures thrown his way. Tickets start at $106 currently, and you can find out more information here: Lion King tickets and showtimes.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Wicked takes a twist on the traditional Wizard of Oz story and tells the tale of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. With tickets starting at $89, this show has become a family hit. The musical numbers stick with you long after the show and were even called “the defining musical of the decade” by The New York Times. For more information, visit Wicked Tickets and showtimes
The Phantom of the Opera
Sound familiar? The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway’s longest-running hit that has been captivating audiences for 30 years. The musical tells the story of a deformed composer who haunts the Paris Opera House and helps Christine evolve as she becomes a soprano star. The mystery behind the phantom is sure to get your attention, and with tickets starting at $29, this is an affordable show to cross off your bucket list. You can find out more information here: The Phantom of the Opera Tickets and showtimes
Dear Evan Hansen
This show is an obvious star – winning the 2017 Tony award for Best Musical. With tickets starting at $119, audiences can follow along as Evan discovers the life he is able to create. Called “deeply personal and profoundly contemporary”, this musical was an instant hit with audiences and tugs at the heartstrings of how we all are just trying to make sense of this thing called life. Dear Evan Hansen is a great show to check out if you want to see an award-winning musical, and more information can be found here: https://www.broadway.com/shows/dear-evan-hansen/.
Another familiar name, Chicago has been on Broadway since 1996 making it a Broadway classic. If you love all things 1920’s, Chicago is the story for you! Chicago follows Velma and Roxie’s stories as they are both locked up for murder, and obvious fun and trouble ensues. If you’re looking for a flashy, entertaining, high-energy show, Chicago is an obvious choice. Tickets start at $49.50. Find out more information here: https://www.broadway.com/shows/chicago/.
Have a Disney fan in tow? The stage adaptation of Frozen is sure to be a family hit, telling the story of Elsa and Anna, two sisters, as Elsa learns how to control her secret and icy power. The show tells a story of family and resiliency and is recommended for children ages 8 and up. With many popular musical numbers, you’ll be singing after you leave the theater. Tickets start at $82.50, and more information can be found here: https://www.broadway.com/shows/frozen/.
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