If you are a lover of musicals and will be in the NYC area any time soon, here are five Broadway musicals to see right now. This list will keep you from struggling to narrow down your list of top musicals, sight unseen. Though you may still decide to go to one (or three) plays that aren’t listed here. Either way, next time you visit NYC, seeing these Broadway plays is an absolute must!
Broadway Musicals for Nostalgia – Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
If you are a lover of disco music and/or Donna Summer, this show is not to be missed! Detailing the life of one of discos biggest divas, the late great Donna Summer, this show not only gives you biographical information on the life story of a musical icon but also includes a variety of disco hits and of course, great disco dancing as well. Moreover, although this show is a trip down the road of nostalgia, you don’t have to be old enough to remember Donna Summer in order to enjoy it.
Broadways Musicals for Everyone – The Devil Wears Prada
Similarly, The Devil Wears Prada is also one of those films that have maintained a cult following for quite some time. If you enjoyed watching the evolution of Andrea and Miranda on the big screen, just imagine how much more you will enjoy this tale when it’s set to music created by none other than Sir Elton John! Complete with epic fashion moments and the snarky “mean girl” quips we all know and love, you’ll enjoy watching as Andrea weaves her way through the cutthroat world of high fashion all while singing in harmony with her devilish counterparts.
Braodway Musicals for Those with Young Kids – Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Last, but not least, and great for Christmas but even more fun during the off-season, Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic that has been continuously reinvented. From book to cartoon to a movie, each version of which had its own unique method of telling, this classic tale has officially moved onto the Broadway stage. No matter if you celebrate Christmas or not, this is a family show that promotes giving and togetherness above all else and, either way, you will certainly experience your fair share of laughs! Your friends will be green with envy.
Overall, there are quite a few great Broadway musicals that everyone should see. If you have not yet seen the ones listed here, start with these before branching out and discovering the other great shows Broadway has to offer.
Broadway Musicals for the Whole Family – Hamilton
Arguably one of the most exciting musicals of this age, and certainly one of the most critically acclaimed, many people consider Hamilton to be the epitome of Broadway musicals. A story that details the life of one of the most unlikely founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, this musical takes an interesting journey through American history with an array of unexpected twists and turns along the way. Complete with great music and dancing, you have never been this excited to learn about American history!
Broadways Musicals for Teens – Mean Girls
Depending on when you were born, you may be extremely excited or very annoyed to find this title on the list. Nevertheless, Mean Girls, the movie is a literal cult classic and you can expect more of the same from this awesome musical. If you have not yet seen the film, this would be a great way to be introduced to this coming-of-age story. If you have, be prepared to see the likes of Cady, Regina, Gretchen and the gang in a totally new light. Complete with the same great comedy and one-liners, just like the movie, this musical is great entertainment for the entire family, and especially if you have teenagers.