The Top 5 List Of Broadway Musicals
A great list of Broadway musicals for anyone who travels to New York City! There are many lists of Broadway musicals to help decide the perfect show. Depending on the style of show one wants to see it can become laborious to make recommendations. There are always great family musicals, original musicals and classic revivals at any given time. With all the choices, it becomes difficult to settle on what will make for the most delightful night out in the big city. Probably, the best place to start is with the shows which seem to be popular among the majority of theater lovers.
1) Wicked - A true fan favorite and on most everyone "must see" list of Broadway musicals. This show is a perfect fit for the entire family or for just adults. The story is a fascinating one in that it is based on the original "Wizard Of Oz" but is the story of the witches rather than Dorothy. The Broadway production was made much more family friendly than the book it is based on. It boasts outstanding music and magnificent performances. Wicked has been at the top of ticket sales ever since it opened.
2) Billy Elliot - The heart warming and genuinely touching story of Billy Elliot has been capturing hearts in London and now on Broadway. Following the recipe that has worked for such classic musicals as "Les Miserabes" the story grasps tight and never let's go. With a backdrop of struggle, opposition and passion to achieve the character's dreams of being a dancer, despite the confrontations of the town he lives. Billy Elliot had a huge evening at the Tony Awards taking home "Best Musical" and making it one of the most sought after tickets on the list of Broadway musicals today.
3) South Pacific - The original production shut its doors back in 1954 and when the revival was announced fans and critics excitement was heard loud and clear. The revival opened on April 3, 2008, at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and after the first performance instantly became a huge hit. The story is as amazing today and still pertinent as ever before. The musical had a huge night at the Tony's with 11 nominations taking home 7 of them including Best Revival of a Musical. If looking for a great story, outstanding performance and classic songs than South Pacific will not disappoint.
4) West Side Story - The show is nothing short of great American theater. The dance numbers are still revered by choreographers to this day. Placing Shakespear's "Romeo and Juliet" into the heart of New York City during the 1950s. West Side Story became a Broadway landmark for its power to place song, dance and story into a current setting, dealing with modern concerns. The revival of West Side Story has been said to be grittier than the original in an attempt to make an appeal to this era. A favorite to many and a long anticipated return place "West Side Story" towards the top list of Broadway Musicals.
5) The Lion King and Mary Poppins - It would be unfair to the list of Broadway Musicals not to embrace the most popular family-orientated shows. The Lion King and Mary Poppins are two great choices for a family looking forward to spending a day at the theater. Both shows have wonderful stories and unforgettable songs that will be sung the entire journey home. The Lion King has some amazing production values making it a visual odyssey while Mary Poppins has the timeless story which kids adore. You can't go wrong with either of these musicals!
All of these productions are the most popular musicals playing on Broadway currently. Wicked has by far been the most popular among the general theater crowd and is certainly a show that must be witnessed, it is at the top list of Broadway Musicals for that reason. If looking forward to seeing some classic American musicals than South pacific and West Side Story meets the needs. Billy Elliot has been winning over the hearts of audiences both in London and New York City and taking all the big awards for the year. The Lion King and Mary Poppins are both amazing family shows that both children and adults will fall in love with.
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