New York City Best Shows

A look at the great shows that is offered in New York offers smash hit musicals, comedy plays, classical and opera and family shows. This article is based on New York favourites on Broadway stage.

Family Shows starts off with the New York favourite called Aladdin, which is exotic faraway land. The play presents the life of a young pauper and how it changes when an ancient lamp appears on the scene. The show takes the audience on a magic carpet ride based on the Disney classic movie called Aladdin. Music of the 2014 Tony Award winning composer Alan Menken is featured and the director is another Tony Award winning Casey Nicholaw.


Blue man Group is one of the longest running shows in New York. In this show 3 enigmatic blue bold characters takes audiences through a multi sensor experience that combines music, theatre, science and art into perfect entertainment. The originated in the late eighties when Phil Stanton, Chris Wink and Matt Goldman started appearing on the Manhattan streets covered in blue make-up. Their appearances led of performances in La Mama and finally to the Astor Place Theatre in 1991. Blue Men have entertained crowds in Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago and now New York.

Favourite Comedy show is the cynical and controversial show called The Book of Mormon. The show is based on a pair of mismatched Mormon boys on a mission to take place at Salt Lake City. 13 Tony Awards have been heaped on this show, including Best New Musical. The smash hit was written by Casey Nicholaw. The adventure unfolds with Elder Cunningham and Elder Price trying to preach to a blighted community ruled by an evil War Lord and learn about themselves.
In Classical & Opera, New York welcomes metropolitan opera La Donna Del Lago. The romantic tragedy set in Scotland’s highlands takes place during medieval times, with Joyce DiDonato performing Donna del Lago known as the lady of the lake. Juan Diego Florez is the King who pursues her.

Wayra Fuerza Bruta NYC is an Argentine performance troupe. It serves up a hell of a night out. The post-modern show takes pride in being brash, loud and an all immersive experience. It’s a bit rude, lewd and outrageously trashy. Audiences are on their feet throughout so leave your stilettos at home for this one. The action is above and around the audience with live musicians, aerial displays and brand new incredible scenes.

It’s Only a Play is only a hit in New York with Jack O’Brien’s leading the star studded revival offering outstanding performances Martin Short in the role of the insecure comic actor by the name of James Wicker. The story is set on an opening night and the producer is throwing a house party to celebrate. The whole cast is invited including the drug addicted lead actress and the bad boy director. While idle gossip and catty remarks is taking place the mood at the gathering turns from celebration too anxious as the countdown starts to the first press release. Between them the cast of this outstanding play have won 6 Tony Awards, 1 Academy Award, 1 Golden Globe and 4 Emmy Awards. The play is recommended for audiences above the age of 12. New York Times described this play as deliriously dishy and R rated, a sitcom satire with funny jokes.