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Five Broadway Shows You Shouldn’t Miss
Whether you’re a native or are new to New York City, broadway offers an array of entertaining shows. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer comedies or a good cry, there is something out there for anyone. Here are our top five shows to catch this season.
Evita at The Marquis Theater. Evita is the story of a young Eva Perón, raised inadequately in the slums of Argentina, until she is suddenly thrust into the world of royalty. As the new First Lady, she is the “Champion of the Poor,” but greed and poor health consume her. Tim Riche and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony award-winning musical returns with our favorite classics “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.” Based on a true story, Elena Roger will star as Evita and will be the first Argentinean actress to play the role. Tickets are available for purchase through early January and additional tickets will soon be posted.
Wit at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Remember Miranda from Sex and the City? Well, she is back in the city, starring in the Pulitzer prize-winning drama. In its broadway premiere, Wit follows a clever poetry teacher stricken with tragedy. She is suddenly sick with a rare form of cancer, and must undergo experimental treatments. This heart-wrenching drama is more than ironic, in that the woman who was once a philosopher for young minds is now the one subjected to research. Plus, it’s shocking to see a bald—and nude!—Cynthia Nixon. Catch this stirring hit until March 17, 2013.
Once at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. Once was a major hit Off Broadway, so it’s no surprise that it is taking Broadway by storm this time around. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Once follows the lives of an Irish man who falls in love with a Czech immigrant. The pair progress into a complicated relationship, and along the way create the melodic music of this aesthetic soundtrack. Because of the show’s immense success, tickets are available for purchase indefinitely. Enjoy it while you can!
Rebecca at Broadhurst Theater. Rebecca was supposed to open this past spring, but was postponed until November 18 after the death of a major investor. But, don’t worry, the wait will certainly be worth it. This drama is about Maxin de Winter and his new wife, I. He takes her to live at his West Country manor, but the memory of his former wife, Rebecca, taunts them still, even in her death.
Newsies at Nederland Theater. Based on the Disney classic, Newsies takes us back to the yellow journalism days with big publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. When the two moguls decide to raise newspaper distribution prices, economically hurting the distributors, a.k.a. the Newsies, they venomously strike back. Great choreography, catchy songs scored by Alan Menken, this is definitely a winner to catch with the whole family! This show opened in March and is planning a long stay at Broadway.