Top Broadway Shows

by Naomi Young

What better way to enjoy New York City in the winter months than by taking in a couple of top Broadway shows? This year’s lineup is more exciting than ever before, including some of the all-time favorites such as Mary Poppins, Wicked, Young Frankenstein and Jersey Boys.

Mary Poppins – both young and old will be delighted to see P.L. Traver’s much-loved tale of an English nanny and the Banks family come to life on stage. The audience will be captivated by Academy-award winning songs and the magnificent stagecraft that help create one of the most spectacular and well-recognized musicals ever created for film and theater.

Based on the 1974 movie, starring Mel Brooks, the theater version of Young Frankenstein takes a tongue-in-cheek look at Mary Shelley’s classic novel and provides the audience with over two hours of brilliant comedy and music. Directed by Susan Stroman, Young Frankenstein is an example of how a much-loved text can be created into a wildly popular show.

Another show that is taking Broadway by storm is the fantasy-filled musical, Wicked. Based on classic Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the tale of the two main witches in the story – Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. This award-winning show meets rave reviews time and time again.

Finally, don’t forget to grab tickets for Jersey Boys. This winner of the Best Musical award is a tribute to Frank Valli and the Four Seasons and provides the audience with non-stop, foot-jerking rock and roll music magic to the tune of hits such as “Sherry” and “Oh, What a Night!” Jersey Boys continues to play to full houses and is one of the most unforgettable musicals on Broadway today.

For a directory of all Broadway and off-Broadways shows or to book tickets online, head to NewYorkJourney.com.

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