Broadway Shows News November 2009


Yes, it’s that time of year again and New York City is lit up, well it’s lit up like a Christmas tree. If you’ve got some time this season, you should definitely try to get to the city to do some shopping, take in the window displays, visit the grand tree at Rockefeller Center, where you can also ice skate or have lunch, and of course, see a Broadway show. Let the Great White Way provide you with some extra magic and inspiration during this very festive time. Take a break from the hustle and the bustle and relax…

There are so many fantastic productions to choose from, and even a couple holiday centric shows that are sure to become part of your season tradition. Tickets are on sale now for these classic shows.

White Christmas is a fantastic show for the whole family that is sure to kick your holidays into full force. You’ll leave the theater wishing it were snowing. It tells an uplifting, nostalgic story with seasonal music that will have you hoping all your Christmas’ be white. Based on the adored 1954 film starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye the musical is reminiscent of a 1950’s Hollywood production. Previews begin on November 13, 2009 and the production runs through January 3, 2010.

The curtain will once again rise on the legendary stage at Radio City Music Hall, and put millions into the holiday mood with the annual production of the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. It is hard not to be drawn in from the very beginning as you join the renowned Radio City Rockettes and Santa for the stunning opening number. Come celebrate the holidays with this dazzling show that is seen by over two million theatergoers each year. The show runs from November 24 to December 27, 2009. On select days you can expect to see up to four performances, providing plenty of opportunities to witness this fun treat.

If you are Ho Ho Hoed out by the time you get to Broadway, but still want to share the theatre experience with the entire family then don’t miss Shrek The Musical, starring everyone’s favorite ogre and his merry band of fairytale creatures. And, you really can’t go wrong with these two very popular and worth seeing Disney productions; Mary Poppins and The Lion King.

If you are interested in catching some star power while you are in the city you should check out The Roundabout Theatre Company’s presentation of Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking, John Stamos at the Henry Miller’s Theatre in the 1960’s classic musical Bye Bye Birdie or Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig in A Steady Rain which is playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld now through December 6, 2009.

No matter what your preference, there is certainly something for everyone; holiday magic, family friendly musicals, comedies or drama. So, if the opportunity presents itself this season take a trip to NYC, you’ll be glad you did. Have a happy and safe holiday season!

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