Are you heading to New York City this spring with your family? Struggling to pick the perfect show to see with the kids is a common concern had while planning trips, but we’re here to make that easier for you! Here are some of the best shows Broadway and Off-Broadway have to offer for you and your little ones.
Take your family on a magic carpet ride by attending Disney’s Aladdinat the New Amsterdam Theatre. Based on the beloved animated film of the same name, Aladdin is a crowd-pleaser that first opened on Broadway back in 2014. Featuring the hit songs from the film, make a “friend like” Genie when you bring your family to Agrabah.
With exquisite puppeteering and soaring tunes you know and love, The Lion Kingis the perfect Broadway musical to bring your young cubs to. Now on Broadway for over 24 years, The Lion King has delighted families from all over the world during its tenure. Escape to Pride Rock and let your family experience the power of “The Circle of Life.”
Now back on Broadway, Mrs. Doubtfire is the newest musical on this list that is a perfect heartwarming treat for families. Starring Rob McClure as the beloved nanny made famous by Robin Williams, Mrs. Doubtfire brings all the laughs required for a hysterical night out with the full family, with a heart at the center. Experience the joy, humor, and treat of a musical that is Mrs. Doubtfire, now playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
The Music Man
A classic good for the whole family, take a visit to River City at the Winter Garden Theatre. The Music Manis heralded as one of the best musicals of all-time, first premiering on Broadway in 1957. Take your children to this revival led by stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster for an event that will surely be talked about for years to come.
Spend “one short day in the Emerald City” with your family by heading to the Gershwin Theatre and seeing Wicked. With stunning design elements, eye-catching choreography, and a touching story, Wicked is a beautiful piece of musical theater loved by all ages. Elevate the experience by introducing your child to the 1939 The Wizard of Oz film before they get transported to Oz via the Gershwin escalator (instead of a twister).
A New York City staple, Blue Man Groupcould be the spot to head with your family for a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter, and surprises led by three bald and blue men. The show, which premiered on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1987, is still wowing families more than 30 years later, currently playing at the Astor Place Theatre. Make the night extra fun and sit in “the poncho section,” where a ticket purchase includes a poncho in case of splattered paint. Now THAT will give your kids something to remember!
Get the family laughing with this hit play! The Play That Goes Wrong began its New York run on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre before heading to Off-Broadway’s New World Stages in 2019, where it has run ever since. Get a look at the disastrous behind-the-scenes and onstage mishaps occurring during the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, the play within The Play That Goes Wrong. This Olivier Award-winning comedy has been described as a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes and is good fun for the whole family.
This inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music, and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm is a great experience to bring your family to. STOMP first premiered at Off-Broadway’s Orpheum Theatre in 1994 where it has delighted audiences ever since. With matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and more used to create energizing beats, STOMP is sure to have musical vibrations flowing through your whole family.
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