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Millions of visitors each year come to New York City to experience the vibrant energy of one of the world’s greatest cities. And although there are a million things to see and do in the Big Apple, everyone knows that no NYC visit is complete without seeing a real Broadway musical.

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Aladdin

Venue: New Amsterdam Theatre
Address: 214 W 42nd St

About Show:

"YOU AIN’T NEVER SEEN A SHOW LIKE THIS!"

“The New Disney Blockbuster” (AP) has arrived on Broadway, and audiences and critics agree: this show is a hit!

The producers of The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Newsies have brought the beloved story of Aladdin to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy that The Huffington Post calls “one of the most delirious things of its kind in years!” Filled with daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance, ALADDIN is “fabulous” and “extravagant,” says The New York Times.

ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award® winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida) and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). ALADDIN is directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

With exhilarating choreography, show-stopping performances and astonishing visual effects, ALADDIN is, as NBC-TV declares, “Exactly what you wished for!”

Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission
Rating: Recommended for ages 6 and up


Matilda

Venue: Sam S. Shubert Theatre

Address: 225 W 45th St New York NY 10036

About Show:  “WELCOME TO THE DELIRIOUSLY AMUSING, MALEVOLENT, HEARTWARMING, HEAD-SPINNING WORLD OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL. YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE.” – Bloomberg News

The Tony Award®-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Rolling Stone calls the show “hands down the BEST MUSICAL of the season.” Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA has won 47 international awards, and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”

“ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, A SHOW COMES OUT BLAZING AND RESTORES YOUR FAITH IN BROADWAY. MATILDA THE MUSICAL IS THAT SHOW.” New York Post

“MATILDA IS THE BEST MUSICAL SINCE THE LION KING!” – TIME Magazine

“THE BEST FAMILY MUSICAL IN YEARS.” – Chicago Tribune

Runtime: 2 hours and 40 minutes
Rating: Recommended for ages 6 and up


Chicago

Venue: Ambassador Theatre

Address: 219 West 49th Street New York, NY 10019

About Show:CHICAGO is the #1 longest-running American musical on Broadway – and it’s no wonder why. The winner of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO is an electrifying tale of greed, murder and show biz that’s been seen by over 20 million people worldwide. Filled with hit songs such as “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle” and featuring sizzling dancing in the style of Bob Fosse, CHICAGO is simply “the best musical in town” (The New York Times).

Runtime: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Rating: May be inappropriate for 12 and under


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Venue: Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Address: 124 West 43rd St.

About Show:

2014 TONY AWARD-WINNER!

"LONG BEFORE SHE WAS CAROLE KING, CHART-TOPPING MUSIC LEGEND, SHE WAS CAROL KLEIN, BROOKLYN GIRL WITH PASSION AND A DREAM."

From the back rooms of Manhattan’s music factories to the stage of Carnegie Hall, BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to the rock & roll hall of fame.

The storybook marriage and heartbreaking divorce…
The roller coaster ride of trying to write the next big song…
And of course, the unforgettable music, a decades-worth of top 10 hits, including Some Kind of Wonderful, Take Good Care of My Baby, Up on the Roof, The Loco-motion, You’ve Got A Friend, One Fine Day, Natural Woman, and many, many more.

During the musical explosion that was the 1960’s in America, one woman wrote the songs that made a nation sing. Her name was Carole King. Her story..is BEAUTIFUL.

Runtime:Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission
Rating: Recommended for ages 11 and up


Kinky Boots

Venue: Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Address: 302 W 45th St New York NY 10036

About Show:

KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible, proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by CYNDI LAUPER, direction and Tony-winning choreography by JERRY MITCHELL and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out!

Runtime: 
2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
Rating:
 Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

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