New York is known for many things, whether it’s about being a cold city (with equally cold people), the place to do business, it’s earned a notorious kind of prestige. Part of that prestige is being home to some of the best Broadway shows in the world. You do have to admit that there’s just a magic about watching Broadway in New York, and if you happen to be there, you shouldn’t miss that opportunity to check some of these fantastic works of art out. Thinking of which shows to watch yet? Here are a few recommendations of a few musicals that are sure to flow to your tempo.
“I am not throwing away my shot!” echoes the character that plays Alexander Hamilton, an abandoned immigrant orphan who studies and works to the best of his ability, somehow making his way to the insides of the military and political circles of his emerging country. Spoiler: he ends up becoming a founding father of the U.S.A.! (We’re kidding. That’s a fact.) So, if Hamilton isn’t throwing away his shot, then neither should you throw away your shot of getting to watch this musical. Although tickets are often sold out or as expensive as your kidneys, buying them to see the show is worth it if money is no object!
The Book Of Mormon
Warning! This musical can get offensive… and hilarious at the same time. Talent shines through the actors and actresses here, as well as the writers as they crack every religiously-insulting joke imaginable. It’s easy to tell the play is well organized and thought of, but you’ll also be thinking…. What kind of person wrote this!? In the end, you’ll have to risk the offense of these characters crudely picking on Mormons to be able to enjoy such a stellar show. And hey, it ranks in the top 5 best Broadway Shows in New York City for a reason!
Warning! (Yep, another warning!) You will get a mild to severe case of Last Song Syndrome after watching this musical. No matter what age you are, the hits by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons are just too fresh not to like. From classics like “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” to easygoing hits like “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night!)”, you’ll be rockin’ in your seat! You’ll also be learning about how the group got together, getting a glimpse of their lives in the light of newfound stardom.
Ranked third in terms of one of the best-loved musicals in New York, how could you resist this truly masterful musical about friendship!? Not only are the effects great, but the actors deliver marvelous performances. Even if Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenowith no longer play their roles as Elphaba and Glinda, the actors who replaced them do, in fact, hold a candle to them. The theme is pretty lighthearted, so prepare to laugh and enjoy yourself. Ratings are off the roof, and reviews say it’s worth every penny even though it’s been showing for so long, so it’s up there in the top tier of great broadway shows in nyc.