A Broadway show is an unforgettable experience and one that every visitor to NYC should have on their must see list. The stages are constantly featuring talented performers and hit storylines. New shows are making their way into the bright lights and old favorites are still thriving on powerful performances of classic songs. Going to Broadway in NYC doesn’t have to be expensive! Save if you are a student or have one in your party, if you choose standing room tickets and grab easy savings just by purchasing online. The experience is well worth the price and if you plan accordingly you should be able to splurge by opting out on other expensive attractions. Choose the best deal for your trip and see Broadway on your budget!
Let It Be
The newest Broadway musical has brought back one of the most sought after concerts. This Beatles tribute show highlights the best of the Fab Four and their journey. It’s a nostalgia trip full of concert like performances with commercials and images of the time projected between sets using state-of-the-art equipment. This trip back to the famous British Invasion is a great deal and tickets for the show start at $30. Don’t miss out, it’s currently only set to run until December 29, 2013.
The Lion King
The classic Disney tale has made a home on Broadway and has done phenomenally well. This family-friendly show features Elton John musical scores and elaborate animal costumes to bring the story alive and the jungle to the stage. This show starts at $90 but the famous musical is worth the price!
Rock of Ages
The 80’s called, and they want everything back. This show brings back the Classic Rock scene of the decade: the big hair, intense guitar solos and even the eyeliner. It’s really a party disguised as a Broadway show. There will be complimentary lighters to wave during the legendary ballads and beer vendors will sell refreshments from the aisles during the show. The tickets for this concert-like performance start at $70 but for the kids who weren’t even around for the real experience, it’s $37 for Student Rush Tickets.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were a pop and rock n’ roll band from the 60’s and their fame at the time has been transformed into a documentary style musical. Their story is more than just a normal rise to fame and features gangsters, famous musicians and more that might not be suitable for kids. Tickets start at $85 but sold out shows offer standing room tickets and students get a discount price both for $27!
This show remembers the hard times in New York City during the 1899 Newsboy’s Strike. This is an inspiring story about the youth of the city rising up against the unfair newspaper moguls. The performance stays upbeat with award winning soundtracks and choreography. Grab tickets online for $67 and root for the underdog characters.
Chicago the Musical
Roxie Hart tells a scandalous story during the prohibition-era in Chicago of adultery leading to murder. Roxie and other inmates of the women’s prison perform chorus girl routines while telling their stories of murder and the fame a corrupted lawyer has gained them. This jazzy show is not best for small children but tickets are available for $50 and perfect for a night in New York.
Wicked the Musical
The unlikely friendship of a good witch and a bad witch is the basis for this popular show full of funny yet touching scenes. The musical has had a quick rise to the top since its debut in 2003 due to the powerful performances and storyline that can truly be enjoyed by young and old and anyone in between. Weekday performances can be as low as $65 and discount seats are also available for partial-view in the side orchestra, not the best view but a great deal!
The famous story of a daughter sorting through her mother’s past love life is lighthearted and set to the energetic soundtrack of ABBA. Mamma Mia is one of Broadway’s top selling musicals full of entertaining performances while following the story of Sophie Sheridan. Come see the hit show for $70!
If you could only splurge on few things during your New York City vacation then a Broadway show should definitely be one of them!