6 Broadway shows you need to see this season
Heading to Broadway and don’t know what to see? With a wide variety of productions from Wicked and Chicago to world premieres on the Great White Way, there’s a show that’s suitable for everyone! Take a look at the newest shows opening this season and book your tickets now.
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New Broadway shows you need to see
After critically-acclaimed performances in London earlier this year, Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox reprise their roles and make their Broadway debuts in Betrayal at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Considered to be one of Harold Pinter’s greatest works, the drama tells the story of a long relationship between married couple Emma and Robert, told in reverse chronology. Exploring changing friendships and relationships, it’s a play packed with twists and turns that you’ll want to see during its limited engagement. Read more about the London production here.
Tina the Musical
Make your trip ‘Simply the Best’ and see the Broadway premiere of Tina – the Tina Turner Musical. Having opened in the West End in 2018, the musical follows Tina’s legendary career in an energetic and exciting production that’s jam-packed with her greatest hits. Adrienne Warren will reprise her West End performance as Tina Turner herself, so get ready to experience the legendary songstress like never before!
Jagged Little Pill
After a world premiere in Massachusetts in 2018, get ready to hear Alanis Morrisette’s songs performed in Jagged Little Pill. Asking questions about sexuality, mental health and belonging in a wider community, the musical tackles large issues in society with a soundtrack including ‘Ironic’ , ‘Head Over Feet’ and ‘You Oughta Know’. Hailed as a ‘woke musical’ by the New York Times, you’ll want to book tickets to this exhilarating musical.
You’ve seen the film, now see the stage adaptation. Bringing the steamy Parisian Montmartre Quarter to New York, the sexy and sophisticated Moulin Rouge! The Musical receives its Broadway premiere at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre after a world premiere in Boston. When a sensual singer named Satine meets lovesick writer Christian at the Moulin Rouge, their lives collide in spectacular fashion. Moulin Rouge! is more than just a musical, but a state of mind – get ready to be a part of it and book your tickets now.
The Lightning Thief
After a critically-acclaimed run, step into a mythological world as the Percy Jackson boosk come to life at The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Based on the iconic books by Rick Riordan, experience the fantasy adventure on stage as Percy Jackson learns of his demigod powers and tries to locate Zeus’ lightning bolt in order to stop a war between Greek gods. Discover your own superpowers at this Broadway premiere!
The Great Society
Get ready for an American history lesson with tickets to The Great Society. Celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential legacy, learn all about Johnson’s presidential career amidst social change and revolt, capturing the sheer passion that existed in 1960s America. With a star cast including Brian Cox as Lyndon B. Johnson, Gordon Clapp as J. Edgar Hoover, Grantham Coleman as Martin Luther King Jr, you’ll want to book your tickets for this epic show now.