'Over 11 million people went to go see shows on Broadway last year,' explains Joel Cohen, one of NYCVP’s New York City vacation planning experts. 'New shows are always coming out and there really is something for everyone.'
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Times Square brings in the New Year and Broadway brings in new shows for theatre-fanatics to rave about. New York City Vacation Packages (NYCVP) has found that theaters all along the Great White Way are filled with a variety of new musicals and plays that appeal to a wide range of audiences.
“Over 11 million people went to go see shows on Broadway last year,” explains Joel Cohen, one of NYCVP’s New York City vacation planning experts. “New shows are always coming out and there really is something for everyone.”
With so many new and innovative shows appearing this year, NYCVP would like to suggest a list of some notable Broadway shows for 2014.
- A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder (Musical/Comedy)
Walter Kerr Theatre; Opened November 17, 2013
One man, eight roles. Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays single-handedly tells the story of Monty Navarro, a man who is eighth in line to inherit a dukedom and decides to take out the seven others standing in his way.
- Beautiful—The Carol King Musical (Musical)
Stephen Sondheim Theatre; Opened January 12, 2014
The entirely true story of Carol King’s rise to stardom—starting with the days of her hit songwriting team, all the way up to how she became one of the most successful solos acts in popular music history.
- Bridges of Madison County (Musical)
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre; Opening February 20, 2014
Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, Bridges of Madison County is a love story about an Iowa housewife that returns home for a visit and has a brief, romantic affair with a National Geographic photographer.
- Les Misérables (Musical)
Imperial Theatre; Opening March 1, 2014
Making its third appearance on Broadway, and based on the epic novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables is the classic tale of lawman Javert and his relentless pursuit of convict Jean Valjean through the commotion of revolutionary France.
- Rocky (Musical)
Winter Garden Theatre; Opening March 13, 2014
Based on the 1976 film written by Sylvester Stallone, Rocky is the tale of small-time Philadelphia boxer, Rocky Balboa, who not only gets a chance to contend for the heavyweight boxing championship against Apollo Creed, but also a chance at love with a young woman.
- Aladdin (Musical)
New Amsterdam Theatre; Opening March 20, 2014
Following the 1992 Disney movie, Aladdin is the story of a poor street rat who falls in love with a beautiful princess and hopes to win her over with the help of a magical lamp.
- A Raisin in the Sun (Drama)
Ethel Barrymore Theatre; Opening April 3, 2014
Denzel Washington stars in this Broadway show about an inner-city African-American family and their attempts to buy a house in a predominantly white, prejudice area of Chicago.
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Musical)
Belasco Theatre; Opening April 22, 2014
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a revolutionary rock musical starring Neil Patrick Harris as a transgender, East German cold war bride, fronting a band and trying to find her lost soulmate, Tommy.
Broadway shows generally perform about eight times a week, with varying schedules. All-inclusive Broadway vacation packages and tickets for these or other Broadway shows can be purchased through NYCVP at NYCTrip.com or by calling NYCVP’s expert New York City Vacation Planners at 877-NYC-Trip.
A complete list of current and upcoming shows appearing on Broadway can be found at Playbill.com.
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