6 Broadway Shows You Must See Before They Close
Flocks of tourists travel to New York City, affectionately known as the Big Apple to some, for the incredible shopping, the historic and cultural attractions, to feel the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s busiest cities, as well catching a show or two on or off Broadway.
As the highest level of commercial theatre known within North America, Broadway highlights theatrical productions geared towards music lovers; those who enjoy seeing a phenomenal story told; sometimes to mystery fans; as well as some shows that are even geared towards families or Disney enthusiasts. Should you find yourself in and around the NYC area and the Theatre District during your travel adventures, there are a plethora of Broadway performances you can catch, any time of the year.
Still, there are a handful of productions that are here today, and soon to be gone by the end of 2018 as some of the best Broadway shows that enjoyed a successful run that currently winding down to a close.
6. Angels in America
A two-part play that is actually presented separately (and entitled) with the Millennium Approaches and Perestroika respectively, Angels of America is a Broadway production that has won a number of awards including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
A complex piece of work that mixes in metaphors and examines homosexuality and AIDS in the United States circa the 1980s, this production contains multiple parts for a handful of actors with major and minor characters playing the roles of deceased individuals (i.e. ghosts) or the supernatural (i.e. angels).
Currently starring Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in the lead roles, those who want to catch this play better get moving, as production closes on July 15 of this year.
— Angels in America (@angelsbway) June 5, 2018
5. A Bronx Tale The Musical
Based on the play, the book, and the movie of the same name, A Bronx Tale The Musical opened on Broadway in 2016 and has had a successful run since, with a close date set for this August 5. The process of getting this musical to the Theatre District took about a decade, where the concept was originally a one-man show.
Interestingly enough, Robert De Niro, legendary actor and director of the film A Bronx Tale, currently co-directs this musical.
4. Hello, Dolly!
Originally a musical, Hello, Dolly! is the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi, matchmaker extraordinaire, who heads to Yonkers, New York to locate a match for Horace Vandergelder, a famous (yet miserable) half-a-millionaire, who also happens to be a single and in need of a companion. The multiple award-winning 1964 Broadway production has had plenty of revivals over the years and has received international success, with it even being made into a film in 1969 that received seven Oscar nods.
The highly talented Bette Midler revived the classic on Broadway last year and returned for one more final hoorah this summer, with the play closing on August 25.
“Kate Baldwin sings like a dream – a dream you never want to end.” -Charles Isherwood, Broadway News pic.twitter.com/hB8TD65AIQ
— Hello, Dolly! (@HelloDollyBway) July 5, 2018