Aladdin

Aladdin at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre

A hit Broadway musical brought to the stage by the same producers as Lion King, Aladdin is also based on a beloved Disney animated film of the same name. It has a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Tim Rice, Howard Ashman, and Beguelin. The musical is set in the … Read more

Fiddler on the Roof

A stage performance of Fiddler on the Roof

An award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences with its warmth, humor, and honesty. It’s the brainchild of Broadway legends Harold Prince and Jerome Robbins, book writer Joseph Stein, and songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Fiddler of the Roof is a story that captured the human longings for love, family, … Read more

Mary Poppins

A signage of Mary Poppins show at New Amsterdam Theatre in Broadway

One of the most popular Disney movies turned to best-selling musical, Mary Poppins captured the hearts of audiences in a whole new way. The story is based on the similarly titled children’s books by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film. Mary Poppins is an endearing story of a nanny who fundamentally changes a family, which … Read more

Grease

Logo of Grease the musical

Grease is a raw and raunchy musical created by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, named after the 1950’s United States working-class youth subculture called the greasers. It’s one of the world’s most popular musicals with a cult-like following, especially among teens. Its score borrowed a lot from the sounds of early rock and … Read more

Cats

The cast of Cats on stage

Who knew that a musical featuring felines could be a worldwide phenomenon? Cats is the fourth longest-running Broadway show of all time with a total lifespan of 18 years. A sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats, is based on the 1939 poetry collection by T.S. Eliot entitled Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. It … Read more

Rent

The original Broadway cast of Rent

Rent is an award-winning Broadway musical that ushered in a new age of pop-rock music in the Great White Way. The musical is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of struggling young artists trying to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village … Read more

Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda performing in Hamilton

If you’ve been following Broadway happenings recently, you’ve probably heard of Hamilton. This unique story of the Founding Fathers of America is an unlikely hit for Broadway, as it includes a combination of hip-hop, rap, soul, and show tunes, as well as non-white actors starring as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures. … Read more

42nd Street

A 42nd Street sign at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts in New York City

A hit jukebox musical, 42nd Street is based on the 1932 novel by Bradford Ropes and its 1993 Hollywood film adaptation that focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Broadway director Julian Marsh to launch a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza during the height of the Great Depression. This all-singing … Read more

A Chorus Line

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, showing a revival of A Chorus Line

A groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, A Chorus Line, set a Broadway standard when it debuted in 1975 and remains relevant today. A Chorus Line is a musical with a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. It shows an insider’s view of the casting and … Read more