Another Opening, Another Show!
September 27, 2012   //   By:   //   Articles, Destinations, Educational Travel, Museums & Shows, New York City, USA   //   Comments are off

Seeing a Broadway show is often the highlight of a trip to New York City, but with so many great options it can be difficult to choose which one to see. Long-running hits like Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and The Lion King are sure to be crowd pleasers, but what  if you could head back home having seen the next big Broadway hit, the future Tony Award winning performance or a show you may never have the chance to see outside of NYC. Here are a few highly anticipated shows of the 2012-13 season you should definitely consider for your next Big Apple travel adventure!

Matilda, based on the book by Roald Dahl about a young girl with extraordinary powers, is already a hit in London and will be opening on Broadway in March. The buzz is hot on this one and tickets will be selling fast! Go ahead and check it out for yourself, here’s a link to some of the music and images from the London production.

Click to see highlights from Matilda the Musical on Youtube

If you’re planning a trip to NYC around the holidays but definitely aren’t interested in seeing just another Christmas Carol, be sure to check out the musical versions of Elf or A Christmas Story. These musicals are based on the popular holiday movies and promise to be just as hilarious, without actually shooting your eye out!

For those who might be interested in something a little edgier, consider The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical murder mystery where audience votes decide the outcome and what songs you will hear, or Jekyll and Hyde, starring American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis.

This Broadway season also boasts some exciting revivals of popular family musicals. Annie begins performances this October after a nationwide search to find its red-headed star. A newly revised version of Cinderella opens in January, starring the amazingly talented Laura Osnes. This production combines the songs we know and love from the original Julie Andrews movie version with some new musical numbers, scenes and characters.

And if you want a special inside look at the world of New York City theater, you’ll definitely want to add a Broadway workshop to your trip. We offer a wide variety of educational workshops with Broadway performers, including mock auditions, musical theater performance, improv or the very special new opportunity to have dinner with cast members from the show you are about to see! All of our workshops are customized to your group and include a question and answer session with the performer.

For further information about any of these shows and for more of the latest Broadway gossip, be sure to check out Playbill.com.

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