Broadway Bonanza: Holiday Shows in New York
The artful window displays at Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. The skyscraping tree at Rockefeller Center. The pop-up shops in Bryant Park. The must-see/must-dos are aplenty for holiday revelers visiting New York City.
You can add Broadway to that list. That magical stretch between 40th and 54th Streets on the West Side of Manhattan takes on a life of its own this time of year, with more than 40 theatres showcasing the most in-demand musicals and stage plays anywhere. Consider working a Broadway blockbuster into your holiday plans.
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes | Radio City Music Hall
A yearly pageant of holiday pomp and circumstance featuring the world-famous Rockettes. This big-stage classic is one of NYC’s most treasured shows, an ideal addition to any holiday itinerary in the Big Apple.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical | Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Baz Luhrmann’s beloved 2001 film Moulin Rouge! is now Broadway’s hottest ticket. Featuring updated music and a Tony Award-winning cast of Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit and Danny Burstein, the spectacle of acrobatics, bedazzled leotards and a decked-out set makes you feel like you’re in Paris.
Hadestown | Walter Kerr Theatre
Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. This acclaimed new musical — Broadway’s most recent Tony Award-winning show — features a score from singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, the innovative direction of Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and a love story for today…and always.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical | Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Broadway’s newest musical is a powerhouse. The critically acclaimed story of Tina Turner transfers from London with Tony and Olivier Award nominee Adrienne Warren reprising her role as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Catch the show the New York Times says “rocks the rafters.”
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life & Times of the Temptations | Imperial Theatre
Get ready, ‘cause here they come! This thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal is set to the beat of the Temptations’ treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.
Beetlejuice The Musical | Winter Garden Theatre
This musical brings a new twist to the ‘80s cult classic, adding both song and dance to Tim Burton’s classic film. Alex Brightman’s haunting performance as the lead character is not to be missed. Starring Alex Brightman (The School of Rock) and a cast of Broadway’s biggest talents — and even bigger sandworms — Beetlejuice features eye-popping sets, jaw-dropping choreography, and a score that’s out of this (Nether)world.
Come From Away | Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
At just one hour and 45 minutes, Come From Away is the perfect feel-good musical to see before a night out on the town. This charming show about the community in Newfoundland, Canada, in the aftermath of 9/11 reminds us that human kindness indeed still exists.
Dear Evan Hansen | Music Box Theatre
The winner of six Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Dear Evan Hansen is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Come see what CBS News is calling “a brilliant musical.” The message of hope and humanity is central to this show, and it touches families, parents, kids.
Frozen: The Broadway Musical | St. James Theatre
With the much-anticipated premiere of Disney’s Frozen ll coming to movie theaters, take a trip to Arendelle to see Broadway’s princess and queen perform both recognized and new music on the stage. Frozen is getting a new queen and princess in Feb. 2020, so see the original cast while you can at the St. James Theatre.
Hamilton | Richard Rodgers Theatre
Winner of 11 Tony Awards and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hamilton is one of Broadway’s biggest hits. From the mind of 2015 MacArthur Genius grant recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ron Chernow comes a musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony Award-winner Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind and turning the world upside down.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | Lyric Theatre
The magic is real with Broadway’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — the spellbinding continuation of JK Rowling’s wizardry saga. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience.
The Book of Mormon | Eugene O’Neill Theatre
From the creators of Avenue Q and South Park, The Book of Mormon continues to play to capacity audiences week after week. Get tickets to what the New York Times calls the “best musical of the century,” the winner of nine Tonys, including the 2011 Best Musical award.
Wicked | Gershwin Theatre
Winner of three Tony Awards in 2004, Wicked is a Broadway phenomenon that looks at what happened in the Land of Oz, but from a different angle. With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story and opulent production.