Heading to Broadway is a fantastic experience, and it is something which should certainly be incorporated into any visit to New York. Aside from sightseeing, enjoying the nightlife, shopping ‘til you drop, and basically immersing yourself in the fast-pace of life, Broadway is a famous activity that has to feature in any itinerary. The sheer number of shows on offer make it easy to find something to suit your interests, and really, the biggest drama isn’t the actual production, but figuring out which show is the best one for you!
Of course, first things first, how do you find tickets?
Stay well away from ticket touts, these are just going to take your cash and leave you with nothing to show for it. Instead, head to the theatre Box Office, or head online to an official website, such as Broadway Show Tickets, where you can shop around for deals on different shows, safe in the knowledge that you are dealing with quality and official vendors.
So, what show is for you?
Well, who are you going to see the show with? If you’re travelling as a family and you have children in tow, you need to find a child-friendly production, which you can all enjoy, without worrying about red faces or upset. Aladdin is a family favourite, as well as the epic Lion King. Wicked is ideal for older children, perhaps teenagers, and if you have theatre fans in your family, The Phantom of the Opera is perfectly do-able. This is one of the most popular shows on the list, so if you want to see this one, you need to get onto your ticket needs quite quickly and ahead of time!
School of Rock is another teen-friendly show to enjoy, as well as Jersey Boys too. If you are looking for something a little more couple-friendly, how about Chicago or again Phantom? Cats is a great show, one which has been on Broadway for countless years.
Put simply, you need to think about your interests. If you don’t want to go for a big-named show which is epically famous, such as Phantom, Cats, or Chicago, how about going for something a little more under the radar, but equally as quality and equally as enjoyable? The Book of Mormon is making waves at the moment, as well as Kinky Boots too.
Check out what is on offer at the time you’re visiting NYC, and remember to shop around for your ticket needs.