It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the abundance of shows and performances at your fingertips in the city. In our opinion, Broadway is always a good bet. There are plenty of options that cater to young families, or more edgy performances that make for a great late-evening date night. Here is a list of some of our current favorites.
In this show, young Evan Hansen finds himself enmeshed in the life of a family grieving the loss of their son—a classmate of Evan’s who commits suicide. With this family, Evan finds things he’s craved all his life: love, belonging, meaning. Unfortunately, the love Evan receives is rooted in one giant lie. Watch him navigate a tricky and tender situation in this fan favorite, and critically acclaimed musical.
In August of 2016, after just a few months of performances off-Broadway with The Public Theater in New York, Hamilton made its Broadway debut to much fanfare, and to widespread critical acclaim. Incorporating hip hop, R&B, soul and traditional show tunes, Hamilton centers around historical events, and addresses important themes like conflict, honor and forgiveness.
Following the September 11 attacks, 38 planes flying across the Atlantic were ordered to land immediately in the tiny Newfoundland, Canada town of Gander. What followed was a testament to human goodness in times of incredible darkness and despair. The 7,000 confused, homeless and stranded travelers were met with kindness and compassion by Gander locals—given warm beds, food, and comfort for five days. Come From Away tells this astonishing story with sensitivity and grace: bring tissues.
The British original of this J.K. Rowling masterpiece garnered a record-breaking eleven nominations and nine wins at the 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards. Set nineteen years after Harry’s graduation from Hogwarts, the play follows his son, Albus Severus Potter, and his own first year at the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry. The producers of the show have asked those who have seen the play to keep the plot’s many twists and turns secret, so you’ll have to buy tickets to learn more.
This show follows four Broadway have-beens as they journey to the small, conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana in the hopes of recapturing the press’s attention. How? By helping a lesbian high schooler bring her girlfriend to prom, of course. It’s funny, fast-paced, and sweet—a perfect, lighthearted show for you and your high school sweetheart.