Our New York City personal injury lawyers think that everyone who lives in New York should check out at least one Broadway show. For most people, the experience will be so memorable that they’ll return for much more than one. Having access to some of the biggest plays and best theater acting in the world is one of the many cultural perks of life in New York City. If you’re thinking about going to a show sometime soon, we recommend the following current Broadway shows:
Chicago is a Broadway classic which first debuted in 1975. It ran here until 1977, before hosting international productions in West End, London, and Sydney, Austrailia. In 1996, the Broadway show was revived in New York City at Richard Rogers Theatre. In 2003, it moved to the Ambassador Theatre and has been playing there ever since. Chicago is the second longest-running Broadway show ever. There was also a very popular 2002 film version of the musical, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
In our opinion, there’s nothing like seeing Chicago in its original form – on Broadway in New York City. You’re guaranteed for an epic performance by some of the most talented actors, dancers, and singers in the world.
Wicked has been one of the most popular Broadway shows for over a decade. The play is based on a popular 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire called Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. It depicts the backstory of two witches from The Wizard of Oz: Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. In 2004, the original Broadway production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including:
- Best Musical; Book
- Best Orchestrations
- Best Original Score
- Best Choreography
- Best Costume Design
- Best Lighting Design
- Best Scenic Design
- 2 Nominations for Best Actress
Wicked is currently on the schedule at the Gershwin Theatre.
The Broadway adaptation of Disney’s classic animated film The Lion King premiered in 1997. Since then, over 65 million people worldwide have seen the play. The Broadway production is just as impressive as the film, with costumes so famous that they’ve become part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum. Director Julie Taymor was also the first woman to win a Tony Award for directing a musical. If you’re a fan of the film and like Broadway shows, seeing The Lion King on Broadway should be on your bucket list.
The Lion King is currently on the schedule at the Minskoff Theater.
Aladdin is the eighth Disney film to be adapted into a Broadway show. This adaptation includes favorite songs from the movie along with new ones just for Broadway. You’ll also be blown away by the special effects of the production. This show is currently running at New Amsterdam Theatre.
Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera is another classic and one of the most popular shows in the history of Broadway. The famous Broadway musical has been running at the Majestic Theater sine 1988, making it the longest-running production in Broadway history. Over 10,000 performances have been given over the past 30 years. It’s also won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.