One of the most wonderful and essential plans to do in New York is to attend a musical on Broadway, the famous boulevard full of theaters that runs through the center of Manhattan and Times Square.
There are hundreds of annual performances and many of the Hollywood actors have stepped on their stages to surprise us with their talent and also where great actors (although they are not as well known) work hard in each performance to become consecrated.
The Lion King is one of the classic Broadway musicals, it is an adaptation of the famous Disney animated film and on many occasions it has been recognized as the best musical of all time. Featuring stunning scenery and music by Elton John, it has been awarded six Tony Awards and an Evening Standard Award. Since 1997 it has been the best-selling musical in New York. It is ideal for all public, children and adults will enjoy it alike.
This show is at the Minskoff Theater (200 W 45th St, New York, 10036), with a duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes with an interval.
Aladdin on Broadway is magic, it is a musical stage adaptation of Disney’s 90’s animated film, everything is surprising and extraordinary. It has an exceptional staging, an impeccable characterization of the characters, new songs and a great humor of the Genius, this is one of the Broadway musicals that has the most fury in the public. You can see it at the New Amsterdam Theater.
The Aladdin musical is one of the most impressive New York musicals that you have to see, the duration is 2 and a half hours.
The great and wonderful scene of the number “An Ideal World”, where the protagonists fly over the city aboard a magic carpet, is simply magnificent.
Another one of the great Broadway musical productions that you can buy tickets for is Chicago Broadway. A classic that transports us each season to the roaring 20’s. It has jazz music as a backdrop and the Prohibition law that favored clandestine activities, corruption and murders in the big city, this show, unlike the aforementioned ones, is aimed at a more adult audience. Such is its success that it has won 6 Tony Awards and the recording of the musical themes won a Grammy Award as well. This wonderful musical is at the Ambassador Theater (219 West 49th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue) with a duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes with an intermission.
In 1986, The Phantom of the Opera premiered and tickets have always been sold for several seasons in a row, as it is one of the most successful Broadway musicals that has been awarded 7 Tony Awards (including Best Musical of the Year) thanks to the wonderful adaptation of the popular novel by Gaston Leroux. Set in the 19th century at the Paris Opera, it tells the story of a deformed man who hides in the basement of the opera house and who has the theater workers frightened by his crimes. The ghost falls in love with a young ballerina named Christine, adopts her as his muse and teaches her to sing to become the leading lady in the opera. However, when he discovers that his love is impossible, he swears revenge.
It has an enigmatic and ghostly setting, the costumes of the actors and the superb soundtrack make The Phantom of the Opera a classic that you cannot miss on your trip to New York. The public can be adults, although children over 4 years old can access, although there are some special effects and scenes that can scare the little ones. It is located at the Majestic Theater (245 W 44th St, New York, 10036), its duration is 2 hours and 30 minutes with an interval.
You can buy Broadway tickets on different online platforms such as Ticketmaster, Hellotickets (in Spanish), TodayTix, which also has a highly recommended app to participate in Broadway lotteries, and on the official website of each show. Don’t forget to also check the official website of the show to compare prices. Another way to buy discount Broadway tickets are rush tickets, discounted tickets for the same day of the show. It’s a tradition that started with the musical Rent, which at the time was such a phenomenon that it was almost impossible to get tickets. To give the opportunity to see it to young people without so many means, they decided to offer tickets for the first rows at a very low price for the first people who showed up at the box office in the morning. Since then, other theaters have adopted the rush ticket that allows you to buy discounted tickets the same day of the play if you get up early and go to the box office in person. Another option similar to rush tickets is the TKTS ticket office. Theaters sell discounted Broadway tickets (up to 50%) for same-day or next-day morning shows. You will find the most famous TKTS box office under the red stairs of Times Square. On the TKTS website you have the addresses and schedules.