6 Broadway Shows You Must See Before They Close
3. The Play That Goes Wrong
If you are interested in a little laugh during your Broadway experience, then look no further than The Play That Goes Wrong! Think of it as a play within a play, where the audience gets a sneak peak into the ins and outs of what it takes to put on a production, and all that can go wrong within the process.
In fact, there’s not much that goes right during the production, as the play centers around the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, as they try and put on their production of The Murder at Haversham Manor; a murder mystery taking place in the 1920s that resembles The Mousetrap. Sadly, as things progress within the show, disaster after disaster takes place, with the props falling everywhere, doors sticking, and walls coming down (not to mention cast members forgetting their lines).
The Huffington Post touted the production as the “funniest play Broadway has ever seen.” However, the laughs won’t last forever as this show comes to a close on August 26.
Do the right thing and see #ThePlayThatGoesWrong on #Broadway before it closes. Really! It is filled with such joy and laughter it would be so wrong to miss it. And you will spare us future puns on right and wrong. @BwayGoesWrong pic.twitter.com/C8bWXBVx9P
— Colin J. Warnock (@ColinJWarnock) June 19, 2018[resp]
2. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Maybe comedy isn’t your thing though, but action is more up your alley, with a little bit of mystery sprinkled in between. If that is the case, then Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street musical might just be what the doctor ordered.
Referred to as a musical thriller, the play originated in 1973 with the Broadway production hitting the scene in 1979. Since, the plot has had a handful of revivals, including a movie adaptation of the story. Winning a variety of awards over the years, Sweeney Todd is about a baker and a barber, as well as plot of revenge.
It promises to entertain you and has kept audience members at the edge of their seats during its extended run. If you are one who loves a good musical, with a little bit of darkness, then you won’t want to miss Sweeney Todd. However, you’ll need to hurry it up on heading to Broadway to catch this production, their final performance will be August 26.
— Sweeney Todd NYC (@sweeneytoddnyc) June 22, 2018
1. Springsteen on Broadway
He’s sold out arenas and venues worldwide and now The Boss is taking over Broadway? Well, for a limited time only.
This Broadway show features Bruce Springsteen in a sort of one-man performance as he showcases his music, plays the piano and guitar, as well as replays some of the events out of his Born to Run 2016 autobiography. Springsteen’s wife, Patti Scialfa, also offers some harmony highlights within the production.
Rolling Stone magazine has called Springsteen on Broadway an “intimate triumph … one of the most compelling and profound shows by a rock musician in recent memory”, and the show is a must-see for any music lover or Springsteen fan. Springsteen on Broadway runs until December 15; however, thanks to its popularity, the production is sold out nightly.
Still, digital lotteries offer a chance to win tickets for some of the remaining shows, so there’s always that venue to snag some tickets … right?
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) May 1, 2018