Many of our guests see shows when visiting NYC. I mean, there is nowhere else you can see a Broadway Show but Broadway. Not to say other cities do not have amazing theaters, but just like other icons, Broadway truly belongs to its home city.
There are a number of old favorite shows that are permanent fixtures on Broadway. “The Lion King” (opened in 1997), “Wicked” (opened in 2003), “The Phantom of the Opera” (opened in 1988), “Mamma Mia” (opened in 2001), “Chicago” (opened in 1996) and “Jersey Boys” (opened in 2005).
Then there are the “new” hits like “Book of Mormon,” “Newsies” and “Once.” I love the revival of “Annie” and hope this stays on Broadway for years and years. There is also the expensively produced “Spider-Man” ($75 million), which needs to stick around to makes it money back.
And then there are the new shows. Below is a list of recent productions you need to know about. Please do note that sometimes dramas and comedies have short runs of four or five months, as they do not have the draw of musicals.
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (drama)
Miss Holly Golightly cordially invites you to enjoy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The phrase “every man wants her and every woman wants to be her” may well have been coined for Holly Golightly, the unforgettable heroine of Truman Capote’s master novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Now, this irresistible romance comes to the Broadway stage in a world-premiere play starring breakout talent Emilia Clarke (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), with a script adapted by Tony Award® winner Richard Greenberg (“Take Me Out,” “Three Days of Rain”).
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” has arrived on Broadway for the first time ever! Four-time Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane’s (“Sister Act,” “Xanadu”) delightfully romantic and hilarious take on the ultimate makeover story features all the classic elements you remember—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more plus some surprising new twists! Rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this outrageously fun Broadway musical for dreamers of all ages. And not to worry … you’ll be home well before the stroke of midnight!
“Flashdance” tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. She works as a steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer at night while aspiring to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy. When Alex catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley, their romance shows her the meaning of love and drives her ambition to pursue her dream.
“Hands on a Hardbody” (musical)
For ten hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is “Hands on a Hardbody,” only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.
“Jekyll and Hyde” (musical)
American Idol star and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis joins with multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy® nominee Deborah Cox to inject new life into the classic tale of good and evil, “Jekyll & Hyde.” After a four-year run on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from Tony and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Oscar and Grammy Award winner Leslie Bricusse returns with all its classic songs (“This is the Moment,” “A New Life,” “Someone Like You”), now remarkably reinterpreted to suit the powerful and contemporary vocal stylings of its new stars.
“Kinky Boots” (musical)
From Grammy Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein comes the exhilarating new musical “Kinky Boots,” directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Charlie Price (Tony nominee Stark Sands) has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Billy Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible … and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
“Lucky Guy” (drama)
Two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks will make his much-anticipated Broadway debut in the world premiere of three-time Academy Award nominee Nora Ephron’s play Lucky Guy, to be directed by two-time Tony Award® winner George C. Wolfe. Lucky Guy marks a return to Ephron’s journalistic roots in a new play about the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary. From his sensational reporting of New York police corruption, to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, the play dramatizes the story of McAlary’s meteoric rise, fall, and rise again, ending with his coverage of the Abner Louima case for which he won the Pulitzer Prize shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998.
Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, “Matilda the Musical” is more than a show, it’s a phenomenon. Based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl, “Matilda” is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. This celebrated smash hit is presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company, one of the most acclaimed theater companies in the world, and the Dodgers, Tony Award®-winning producers of hits like “Jersey Boys.” Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests) helms this exhilarating and ingenious new musical The Guardian calls “unadulterated bliss!”
“Motown: The Musical” is the real story behind the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed America forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.
Featuring all the classics you love, “Motown: The Musical” tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, it finally comes to Broadway in the season’s most anticipated world-premiere event, “Motown: The Musical” … Get ready, ‘cause here we come!
Everything has its season … and this season, “Pippin” returns to Broadway for the first time since it first thrilled audiences 40 years ago! With a beloved score by Tony Award® nominee Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell,” “Wicked”) that includes the favorites “Magic to Do,” “Glory” and “Corner of the Sky,” Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.
“Testament of Mary” (drama, solo)
The historic collaboration between actress Fiona Shaw and director Deborah Warner results in the creation, for the first time, of a new work for Broadway. The New York Times calls “The Testament of Mary” “beautiful and daring.” The New York Review of Books calls it “subversive and ruthless,” and lauds it for its “sensational theatricality.” And Entertainment Weekly says it is “spellbinding and emotional. A generous leap of imagination.”
“Trip to the Bountiful” (drama)
The touching American classic, “The Trip to Bountiful,” tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas one last time, against the wishes of her overprotective son and domineering daughter-in-law. Her journey becomes a life-affirming and heartbreaking tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope and faith.
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