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No trip to New York would be complete without taking in a famous Broadway show. The problem is that there are so many great Broadway shows, it's often hard to decide which one to see, especially if you have time for only one.
That's where NYCtourist can help. Below you'll find a selection of the very best shows on Broadway, including recent hits like and old classics like Phantom of the Opera. We might also recommend a few Off Broadway standbys such as The Fantasticks. To learn more about the best Broadway shows of 2011, visit our main Broadway Shows page.
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Best Broadway Shows Ever
So you're looking for the best Broadway shows ever, huh? Well, here are two famous Broadway shows you won't want to miss:
- Widely regarded as the best show on Broadway, the Phantom of the Opera, which originally opened in 1988, is the longest-running and most lucrative show in Broadway history, with worldwide box office receipts totally in excess of .1 billion. Don't miss this haunting rendition of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical! You'll get chills; we guarantee it!
- Another Broadway musical that is sure to go down in history is The Lion King Broadway. This acclaimed production, which debuted on October 15, 1997 at the New Amsterdam Theater, won six Tony Awards in 1998, including the award for Best Musical. The musical's score, which consists of classics such as "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" and "The Circle of Life, " is sure to please even the stingiest of critics.
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Best Broadway Shows 2011
Want to know all the best Broadway shows of 2011? You're in the right place!
One of the best Broadway musicals of the season was The Book of Mormon, a hilarious religious satire brought to you by the creators of South Park and Avenue Q. Nominated for an astounding 14 Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young Mormon men who set out to Africa to share their faith and end up learning a lesson themselves. It's sure to have you laughing till your stomach hurts!
Another of the best Broadway shows 2011 was Catch Me If You Can. Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, Catch Me If You Can Musical tells the story of young Frank Abagnale, Jr., a clever con artist who passes himself off as a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer, all while raking in millions with fraudulent checks. It's a sexy, fun, and touching musical with an outstanding cast. You'll love it!
Don't forget to check out our Current Broadway Shows page before you head out for your night on the town!