There is a lot to see and do while in New York but Broadway has to be up there with the best of them. If you’re working in the Big Apple for a while, taking in a show is a fantastic way to enjoy some entertainment, while away an evening and make the most of your time in the city.
We have dozens of corporate apartments within a short distance of Broadway so there is no excuse. If you like to take in a show and are working in New York this April, here are just a few of the shows you could see.
Bandstand is a new arrival on Broadway and has received huge critical acclaim. It’s a musical about WW2 veterans coming back from the war and wanting to start a band to break into Hollywood. The music is awesome, choreography is excellent and the show is stylish and very entertaining.
Hamilton is about Alexander Hamilton, a Caribbean immigrant who came to America in 1772. He educated himself, played a role in the American revolutionary war and became aide to George Washington. He also founded the New York Post. With a hip hop soundtrack, great acting and a fantastic atmosphere, this is a very successful show that has won a Pulitzer Price and 11 Tony Awards. It is showing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Disney’s Frozen: The Broadway Musical is many parent’s guilty secret and you will see many unaccompanied adults in the audience. This is the live version of the best-selling animated movie of all time. The story is loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale The Snow Queen and follows two sisters trying to survive without parents. One has a secret power, she can create ice and snow with her hands. The story is well known and the performance superb. It is showing at St James Theater.
The Iceman Cometh is not for the faint of heart but is an awesome show if you like storytelling. It stars Denzel Washington as one of a number of down and outs living on the edge of society and drinking in Harry hope’s Saloon in 1912. The play is dark in places and explores lots of subjects that we often prefer to ignore. Nevertheless, the play is superb, as is Washington. It is currently showing at the Bernard B Jacobs Theater.
School of Rock – The Musical is an Andrew Lloyd-Webber spectacular based on the movie. Wannabe rocker Dewey Finn is kicking his heels after being kicked out of his band. He is behind on his rent and desperate, so when the opportunity arises to pretend to be a music teacher, he takes it. The rest is typical musical fare with energetic songs, lots of smart kids and a signature Lloyd-Webber soundtrack. Currently showing at the Winter Garden Theater.
Springsteen on Broadway is something different. It’s The Boss at his entertaining best covering his entire life and career and including most of his major hits. He apparently deliberately chose a smaller venue to keep things up close and personal. The result is an intimate show that explores his life, influences and hits. Well worth checking out if you like rock music. It is showing at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
If you’re working in New York city, there is no excuse not to explore and make the most of your stay. Broadway is just one way to do that and one of these six shows are well worth seeing. All work and no play and all that!