Best Shows in New York for a Perfect Holiday

From the concrete jungle, to the bustling streets, New York is undoubtedly the most fascinating city in the world. The addictive craziness keeps residents from leaving and tourists from going elsewhere. Iconic scenery like the Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty continue to prove that the populous city is indeed the cultural capital of the nation. For over three centuries New York has also been the home of legendary Broadway shows such as the Phantom of the Opera and Lion King which continue to top the charts. Thanks to technology tourists can now easily purchase Broadway show tickets to similar classic shows online.

If you are interested in getting the experience of a lifetime in New York, here is a list of the top five Broadway shows you must drop everything and go watch if any case you want the best of what you want .

Hamilton

With 16 Tony Nominations already to its name, this critically acclaimed new musical will definitely have you at the edge of your seat. The Lin-Manuel Miranda production traces the life of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton and depicts his rise from humble beginnings of orphanage to becoming a historical legend.

Book of Mormon

Based on a fictional story, The Book of Mormon blissfully narrates the adventures of Elder Price and Elder Cunningham who attempt to preach The Book of Mormon’ to a rural community in Uganda that is struggling to survive in a disease infested region ruled over by a notorious dictator.

Dear Eva Hansen

Now this is one absolutely entertaining piece of art from Tony nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul which depicts what it means to be a teenager in an agonizingly lonely modern life. It covers all bases from suicide to social media to depression; all being very relevant in this time and day.

Aladdin

Since its successful premiere on Broadway in 2014, Aladdin has become an absolute rib-cracker full of spectacular adventures and beautiful romance. The musical is based on its hit Disney movie and continues to bag awards for its unique production. Aladdin is based on the life of a ragamuffin who tries to change fate by asking a genie to grant him his all-time wish of being made into a prince.


Wicked

Wicked is a story about a blooming friendship between the green skinned Wicked Witch of the West and the stunningly beautiful Good Witch. After working through their fights and hatred for each other, the two become best of friends only for Elphaba, the wicked witch, to discover that she has to choose between keeping her now good friend, Glinda or risk destroying the whole world of Oz.

It is strongly advices to book your tickets in advance as such tickets are often getting sold quickly, especially for new shows. If you go during the winter time, remember to pack warm clothings as the temperature in NYC can drop big time. Have fun and enjoy your holiday!

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Author: Jonathan Marlow

Travel Blogger and dedicated world traveler

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