Theater fans know there's a Broadway show for all occasions. You can read our best bets for date night, girls' night out, and the entire family below - plus, check out the latest and greatest on Broadway!
Planning a special evening out?
- The Ferryman - If you're looking to see a critical darling with your darling, look no further than "The Ferryman." After a much-praised run in London, the drama has hopped across the pond to Broadway. And the praise certainly didn't get left behind. Critics give the play a ShowScore of 89 and members are calling it "absorbing" and "riveting."
- King Kong - Big things are happening on Broadway. Like, really big. With a brand new score and larger-than-life spectacle, "King Kong" is great for the couple looking for a memorable trip to the theater.
- Come From Away - A stirring, inspiring, heartwarming, "big bearhug of a musical." "Come From Away" tells the miraculous story of what happened with 39 planes were diverted to the far-flung town of Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of 9/11. It's uplifting at its core and will definitely spark conversation after the curtain falls.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT
Girls just wanna have fun (at the theater). Grab your gal pals and check out these great shows.
- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - For some good, old-fashioned girl power, check out "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical." Featuring the much-loved music of Carole King ("Natural Woman," "One Fine Day," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"), it tells the inspiring story of an equally inspiring woman.
- Waitress - The sweetest show on Broadway, “Waitress” is a delicious blend of original music (courtesy of singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles) and heartwarming story. Add in your girl gang, bake a 350 degrees, and voila - the perfect girls’ night out. (P.S. - Al Rocker--yes, that Al Rocker--joins the cast for a limited run.)
- Smokey Joe’s Cafe - It features the music of Leiber and Stoller (“Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand By Me”) and has a fantastic ShowScore of 86 from over 300 members. If you’re looking for a very vintage evening of great dancing and incredible singing, this is for you.
Looking for something the kids (and you) will enjoy?
- Anastasia - Just across the street from the very chilly St. James Theatre, another princess is singing songs and stealing hearts. Sporting a ShowScore of 83 from 1600+ members, "Anastasia" is a story of love, identity, and the true meaning of home. If you're on the hunt for a feel good family musical, look no further.
- Gazillion Bubble Show - If you’re looking for a theatrical experience for the very young, “Gazillion Bubble Show” might be exactly what you need. NY Metro Parents gave it a ShowScore of 95 and Show-Score members call the record-breaking bubble extravaganza “enchanting” and “delightful.”
- CLOSING SOON: School of Rock - This rock 'n roll musical is a great pick for the whole family. It's based on the Jack Black film and follows a wannabe-rockstar-turned-substitute-theater and his pint-sized rockstar pupils. It's a hit among parents and kids (ShowScore 85) and closes this January. Holiday gift idea, anyone?
THE LATEST AND GREATEST
New and hot shows on Broadway
- The Latest: Torch Song - Fresh off last season's Off Broadway run, "Torch Song" hasn't lost it's "wow" power with audiences in its transfer to the Great White Way. Sporting a ShowScore of 89 from members, the revival opened to praise from critics as well.
- The Greatest: Dear Evan Hansen - Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical (among more), “Dear Evan Hansen” is still going strong. If you’re planning on seeing this certifiable hit, we recommend bringing tissues along. It hits you in all the feels.
- The Greatest: Hamilton - The highest scoring Broadway show on Show-Score. (Surprise!) With a 97 from over 9,000 members, the hype is definitely real. For tips on how to score those hard-to-come-by tickets, check out our guide to seeing sold out shows.
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