Last Chance to See Some of the Best of Broadway

Last Chance to See Some of the Best of Broadway

Danny Burstein as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof" (©Joan Marcus)

It’s time to say goodbye to some of the most memorable shows on Broadway. Make sure to get tickets now—you don’t want to regret missing these amazing performances before they’re gone!

“Fiddler on the Roof” (Broadway Theatre):  This Broadway revival was my first ever experience seeing this classic musical and for that I’ll be eternally grateful. Led by the incomparable Tony-nominee Danny Burstein as Tevye, the patriarch of his family, the audience gets a glimpse of Jewish traditions and the challenges a community faces when religious tolerance and family rules are questioned. (Closes 12/31 – Tickets

“The Illusionists: Turn of the Century” (Palace Theatre): For a third year, the golden age of magic was back on Broadway in this smash hit. Fans of illusions and mystical mysteries will enjoy seeing this show in person. This limited engagement is about to come to a close. Don’t miss out!  (Closes 1/1 – Tickets)

“Matilda the Musical” (Shubert Theatre): Based on the classic children’s novel by Roald Dahl, this dark—but still family-friendly—show shares that there is courage in being a little bit naughty. With a catchy score (“Revolting Children” is one of my favorite showtunes of all time) and brilliant ensemble, “Matilda the Musical” is fun for all ages. (Closes 1/1 – Tickets)

“Something Rotten!” (St. James Theatre): I’ve seen “Something Rotten!” three times and have laughed just as hard every time to the point where my cheeks hurt from smiling. This hilarious show about the invention of the “modern” musical during the Renaissance, pits bard Nick Bottom (a delightfully energetic Rob McClure) against The Bard/superstar Will Shakespeare (a swoon-worthy Adam Pascal), as each man tries to scribe the next Big Thing in theater. One of the funniest stage shows I’ve ever seen with a clever earworm of a score. (Closes 1/1 – Tickets)

“The Encounter” (John Golden Theatre):  Inspired by the book, “Amazon Beaming,” by Petru Popescu and conceived/directed/performed by Simon McBurney, “The Encounter” is a less-than-traditional Broadway experience. Via a set of earphones each audience member is provided, you are taken on an audio-visual journey to and through the exotic rainforest.  (Closes 1/8 – Tickets)

“Falsettos” (Walter Kerr Theatre): Set in the late 1970s/early 1980s, this musical masterpiece delves into the relationships of a man to his ex-wife, son, lover, psychiatrist and lesbian neighbors. Both uplifting and heartbreaking, this show needs to be seen for the quality of its cast (Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block and more) and the important stories being told.  (Closes 1/8 – Tickets)

“The Color Purple” (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre): Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival and Best Actress in a Musical (Cynthia Erivo), this epic show based on Alice Walker’s iconic novel of the same name tells the story of Celie’s hardships and the strength she finds in herself to recognize her value. Erivo’s performance is one of the greatest things I have had the privilege of seeing on any stage in my entire life. Bring some tissues. (Closes 1/8 – Tickets)

Tony Award-winner Cynthia Erivo in "The Color Purple" (©Matthew Murphy)

 

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