5 Broadway Shows To Catch This Season!

Theater, glorious theater!  It should come as no surprise that we’re pretttyyyyyy big fans of all things Broadway here at Used York City, and already have our “to-see” list going strong for the season!  Below are the top 5 we can’t wait to see, all of which you can snag tickets for right here.

Cirque du Soleil Paramour

Mixing acrobatics, singing, and dancing, Cirque du Soleil brings a new side to their signature style; Broadway! Set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Cirque du Soleil Paramour tells the tale of a young poet who must choose between love and art. 

This groundbreaking production for Cirque du Soleil features some of the most talented cast that includes acrobats, dancers, singers, and many more, working to transport guests into the 1940’s in this spectacular show that will play on all your emotions. 

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Waitress

Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) stars as Jenna, an unhappy waitress and expert pie maker who is stuck in a small town and loveless marriage. She is also faced with an unexpected pregnancy that may end her dreams of opening up her own pie shop. As fate would have it, she enters a baking contest in a nearby county and meets a handsome new doctor. Coupled with a quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna makes use of a secret ingredient she’s been missing all along and that’s courage. Be there as she finds her own recipe for happiness! Plus, original music and lyrics by five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), book by Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), and direction by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland) make this funny and uplifting tale a new Broadway musical you won’t soon forget!

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A Bronx Tale

Sure to tug at your heartstrings, A Bronx Tale: The Musical tells the tale of an Italian-American teenager trying to figure out his path in life. He finds himself at a crossroads where he has to choose between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring an original, toe-tapping doo-wop score, this is one Broadway production you don’t want to miss.  Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks directs, with a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri and songs by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater.

Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical

Life isn’t quite the same without some song and dance. Jim quickly learns this in  Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical. Featuring a parade of hits by the legendary Irving Berlin including “Blue Skies,” “Cheek to Cheek” and “Easter Parade,” this dazzling spectacle follows Jim’s journey as he leaves the bright lights of show biz behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. Just as he begins to miss the world of song and dance he meets Linda, a talented schoolteacher who helps Jim turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with show-stopping performances to celebrate each holiday. But tables turn when Jim’s best friend Ted tries to take Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood. Will Jim lose his chance at love forever? See for yourself in this lively musical inspired by the Academy Award-winning film by Irving Berlin.

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The Color Purple

It’s not very often you get to see such star power bring a truly joyous and heart-rending classic to The Great White Way. Experience incomparable talent when Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley, who first made her Broadway debut as Nala in the original Tony-winning musical The Lion King, takes the stage as Shug Avery. Joining Headley is London superstar Cynthia Erivo as Celie and “Orange is the New Black” star Danielle Brooks as Sofia. With a soul-grabbing score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, there’s no doubt that The Color Purple will wow audiences with its thrilling new spirit to a timeless tale of tragedy, triumph, love and strength of the human spirit.

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What Broadway show are you hoping to catch this season?  Share in the comments below!

p.s. want more theater inspiration?  check out our roundups from Fall 2015Fall 2014Spring 2014, and Fall 2013…many of these shows are still up and running!

4 Comments

  • McKenzie says:

    I want to see Waitress so bad. I jam to the songs often, and I think “She Used to be Mine” is one o my favorite songs to come from a musical in a long time. Thanks for sharing. I hope to see all of these soon.

  • Joanne Theodorou says:

    I caught “Holiday Inn” last year when it was in revival at the Goodspeed in CT…..talk about feel good musicals1 The tap numbers alone are worth the price of admission, the score full of glorious, classic songs – a must see for any musical theater fan, this won’t come around again SEE IT!!

    • Used York City says:

      Totally agree, Joanne! I caught a Wednesday performance last week and had a HUGE smile on my face the entire time, such a feel-gooder!!!

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