5 Can’t Miss Shows This Spring in NYC
Now is the perfect time to create a lineup of new Broadway musicals you want to see. This way, you’ll be more than ready with your votes when the Tony Awards come on towards the end of the season (it will be happening this year on Sunday, June 10th!) The selection of new shows this spring is impressive, with genres to fit every Broadway-goer. From the movie-turned-musical genre to remakes of classics, we’re confident you’ll find your ideal show on the Great White Way this spring.
My Fair Lady
First premiering in NYC in 1964, musical theater fans can rejoice in the revival of My Fair Lady.
The beautiful story follows Professor Higgins and Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle, and we watch as he tries to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady”. But of course, only the ending of the musical will show us who’s really transformed! The musical includes hit classics you’ll be prompted to hum along to, such as “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”. This musical has already won Best Musical in 1957, and word on the street is it could be a true contender for 2018!
Perhaps the most anticipated Broadway opening this spring is Mean Girls. Structured after Tina Fey’s cult classic film, this show is sure to have fans of the film frolicking to fill the seats. Even if you can’t recite every witty one-liner from the movie, there’ss a good chance you’ll love this show if you enjoy a good teenage comedy about a group of high school mean girls.
The plot follows new girl Cady as she tries to rise to the top of the popular pack at her new suburban high school. She tries to win over Queen Bee status, but the real Queen Bee Regina isn’t letting go so easily! Cue the pink, cue the laughs.
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Anything with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s name on it is pretty much a musical theater mainstay. Carousel originally premiered in 1945, was last revived on Broadway in 2004, and is back this spring for another run!
It tells the story of a romance between a carousel barker and a mill worker, which costs them both their jobs. The carousel barker participates in a robbery to provide for their unborn child, and things go tragically wrong. However! He has an opportunity to right his wrongs. This show errs on the more serious side of musical theater, so if you’re hoping for high kicks and laughs it may be wiser to stick to the first three on the list. However, if you want a drama with lots of feels, Carousel is for you.
Escape To Margaritaville
True Parrot Heads will not miss this opportunity to see Jimmy Buffet’s greatest hits brought to life on Broadway! Even if you’re not a huge Jimmy Buffet fan, this feel-good jukebox musical is easy, breezy, and the perfect entryway to enjoying Broadway! The music falls somewhere between country and folk, but there’ss enough beat in there to get everyone up dancing. The plot line follows a group of friends in the Caribbean celebrating a bachelorette party. One of the girls falls in love with the bartender (who also happens to be a great guitar player and singer)…and the rest is history!
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Audrey Hepburn fans have surely seen the 1953 film version of Roman Holiday, starring her and Gregory Peck. The legendary film has been made into a musical, and will surely be a crowd pleaser for anyone who adores a romance set in Italy, beautiful 50’s inspired costumes, and the adventure of falling in love abroad. This show is slated to open on June 4th, 2018, and is a delightful feel-good show as we move into summer.
All of the shows are taking place in Broadway theaters (with the exception of My Fair Lady which is at Lincoln Center), which are all located on the Westside of Manhattan. Glenwood residents living in Crystal Green and The Encore will be a few short blocks away, and residents living in Midtown East buildings such as The Bamford are a quick crosstown Uber or bus ride.