Best Broadway Shows for Out-of-Towners

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From long-running crowd-pleasers to recently opened hits, these Broadway blockbusters are beloved by the Show-Score community. 


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In its 17th year, this all-ages musical spectacle tells the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.

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Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” 

2017 Tony winner for Best Musical, this show is about being young and surviving the modern world.

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Winner of six Tony Awards including for Best Musical, this show quickly gained a cult following. Pasek and Paul's catchy and emotional score poignantly tells the story of a socially anxious teen, raised by a single mom, who struggles to fit in at school. When a classmate commits suicide, a lie puts Evan Hansen at the center of the tragedy. But as his social currency skyrockets, Evan is forced to make a decision: Will he give himself over to the fantasy he’s created, or will he bite the bullet and risk losing everything he’s ever wanted?

Puppets and live actors create a magical world to tell the story of Simba's rise to the throne.

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The worldwide sensation and winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction and Best Costume by Julie Taymor, is based on the beloved 1994 movie. Simba will someday inherit the throne of the Pridelands, but he isn't quite ready. When his devious Uncle Scar murders King Mufasa, Simba flees to escape his guilt. Time and new friends keep Simba company until his past comes back to remind him of his rightful place.

A charming true story of a tiny Canadian town that cared for 7000 grounded travelers post-9/11.

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On September 11, 2001 the world changed, and the tiny town of Gander opened its doors for 6,579 stranded passengers. "Come From Away" details the days following 9/11 as Gander prepared their town to host double their population; where people of all kinds meet, connect, grieve, and move through trauma together, finding hope in local traditions and new friendships. An ensemble of actors play multiple characters with little more than chairs for props in this powerful and heartwrenching musical about humanity and kindness during dark times.

Two teenage missionaries are sent to Africa to spread the word of Jesus Christ. What could go wrong?

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When two Mormon missionaries are sent to Uganda to spread the word of God, they quickly learn the local villagers are not as excited as they are. In a world full AIDS, famine, and armed conflict, two best friends find love, healing, and a renewed faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This production took home nine Tony Awards in 2011, including Best Musical.

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical tells the inspiring true story of one woman's remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including "You've Got a Friend," "One Fine Day," "Up on the Roof," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," and "Natural Woman."


This classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is the longest running in Broadway history.

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From the depths below the Paris Opera House, the Phantom will stop at nothing to promote his young muse, Christine Daaé, to stardom. When Christine falls in love with a prominent theatre manager, the Phantom wastes no time trying to win her back through song. With iconic songs such as ‘Angel of Music’, ‘Music of the Night’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, and many more, this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic is the longest running musical in Broadway history.

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Inspired by the film of the same name, the Broadway musical "Waitress" features songs by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.

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Jenna is a waitress and expert pie maker in a small town who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus.


This Tony Award winning farce portrays the doomed opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor.

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The thespian troupe of Cornley University is putting on a production of The Murder at Haversham Manor and you’re invited. If only they had a few more weeks of rehearsals. From dropped lines to dropped set pieces, by the end everything (and everyone) will drop at least once.

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A long-running revival of Kander and Ebb's satirical musical about lust, treachery, and murder.

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Currently the longest running American musical on Broadway, “Chicago” is the dark but sensuous story of Roxie and Velma, two murderesses behind bars competing for the spotlight. Iconic songs include 'All That Jazz' and 'Razzle Dazzle,' and the choreography is inspired by the late Bob Fosse. Winner of six Tony Awards.