The Broadway Shows We’re Excited to See in 2019

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1/07/19

Each year we make a number of New Year’s Resolutions that we can never seem to keep and / or remember by the next year’s end. But in 2019 we’re extra dedicated to celebrating all the songs and dances that give this city its life: “You crowd, you cramp, you’re still, the champ, Amen for NYC!” Here are the Broadway shows we’re excited for in 2019.

The Cher Show

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She’s 72 years old, has 26 studio albums, and is currently touring the globe with her latest Abba-inspired album: Cher is a legend. The Cher Show tells the story of a little kid with a tricycle who vowed to become famous. Featuring her most beloved and well-known hits (Believe, Strong Enough, I Got You Babe), the 2 and a half hour show opens at the Neil Simon Theatre in December.

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King Lear

King Lear, one of Shakespeare’s most admired and respected works, makes its royal return to Broadway in February 2019. This time the titular role of Lear will be played by the outstanding Tony Award Winning actress, Glenda Jackson (Three Tall Woman). The familial drama is against an original score by world-class composer, Philip Glass.

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Beetlejuice

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Based on the wickedly absurd 1988 film by Tim Burton, Beetlejuice on Broadway promises to be “ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellent than ever.” If you’re looking for some silly and strange fun with a fat dose of 80s nostalgia, make your way to the Winter Garden Theatre from March 2019 onward.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

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Frankly we can’t think of many things more exhilarating than Lady Marmalade performed on Broadway – needless to say we’re amped that Moulin Rouge! The Musical is making its way to our fair city come June 2019. The show will feature music from the 2001 film in addition to new songs we’ve come to love in the last 17 years. Head to Al Hirschfeld Theatre come June 2019 for all the Parisian magic and tragedy.

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To Kill A Mockingbird

Not a big fan of all the showtunes, of all that jazz? No problem. Harper Lee’s famous debut novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, swoops into Broadway to tell the story of Atticus Finch: a lawyer in the deep South who defends a Black man against an undeserved rape charge. The play, written by Academy Award Winner Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network), will make its long-awaited debut at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre.

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