Here is a shocking and controversial statement… There is more to Broadway than just Hamilton! Right now the hottest ticket in town is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about Alexander Hamilton, one of our founding fathers. And it is absolutely impossible to get tickets. Those who saw the show off-Broadway or booked tickets early in the show’s run are extraordinarily lucky, as the show is now sold out for the foreseeable future. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t dozens of other shows on Broadway that are well worth your time and money! To get you ahead of the crowd, here’s the scoop on some of the major shows that will be debuting on Broadway in the 2016-2017 season. It might be a good idea to book your tickets now!
If you know anything at all about musicals, you know about Cats. It is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most popular and successful shows, running 18 years on Broadway. This upcoming season, Cats is back with a brand new production from the original director, Trever Nunn, and a brand new choreographer, Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler! If you missed it the first time around, or even if you saw it a hundred times, you should book now. This new production is going to be a very hot ticket!
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, a musical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, debuted off-Broadway in a tent in 2014. After appearing on multiple critics best of lists, it is now triumphantly arriving on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre later in 2016. The show uses an interactive style of storytelling with the musical being staged around the audience. And for those who want a little bit of star power, Josh Groban will be playing the leading role! If you are a fan of history, literature, handsome pop stars, or just have a thing for Russia, this is a show you can’t miss!
Long before the Broadway success of The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, writer and composer William Finn was the toast of Broadway for his semi-autobiographical musical Falsettos. Dealing with the delicate subject matter of being gay in 1980s America, this groundbreaking musical won multiple Tony awards. Now it is back with a brand new revival production from the original director James Lapine. This is sure to be a critical hit so it might be worth getting tickets early on so you can have bragging rights later!
The beloved childhood animated film is being made into a Broadway musical! The team behind the classic Broadway musical Ragtime (Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty) reunite to tell the story of the possible Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, the youngest daughter of the last Czar. The musical will expand on the movie with brand new songs and characters. Hamilton proved that shows about history are hot on Broadway, so between that and the name recognition of the film, you can expect tickets to go fast!
There are a ton of incredible shows on right now on Broadway and it doesn’t look like that is going to change anytime soon! Worldwide Ticketcraft loves the theatre, from Broadway to community productions. If you are looking to give your latest production that extra edge, we are here with professional and affordable tickets for your venue that every audience member will feel privileged to hold!
On with the show!