Les Misérables

LesMisérables on stage

Informally known as Les Mis or Les Miz, Les Misérables is a Broadway favorite. This French epic is set in 19th century France and follows the story of a peasant seeking atonement after being arrested for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s child. The story is heartbreaking, yet very popular, making it … Read more

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast play on stage

Tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast is a story that carries on from generation to generation. This is Disney’s first musical brought to the Broadway stage and their second best-selling musical after Lion King. This Disney landmark property has been a delight to watch onstage, keeping fans from coming back for … Read more

Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman in 1967

No other Broadway performer embodies the spirit of the Great White Way better than Ethel Merman. Touted as “the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage,” she’s famous for her big, bold, brassy Broadway belt. She rose to prominence because her voice can be heard over a full Broadway orchestra, but … Read more

Wicked

The Wicked marquee at the Oriental Theater in Chicago

Wicked is an alternative telling of The Wizard of Oz, focusing on The Wicked Witch of the West and Galinda, the good witch. It’s one of the only three Broadway shows to earn more than $1 billion and remains the second most successful Broadway show of all time next to The Lion King. Debuting … Read more

Phantom of the Opera

A scene from the Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is a New York City landmark, but it first premiered at Her Majesty’s Theater in London. With music and book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, direction from Harold Prince, and gorgeous costume and production designs from Maria Björnson, the Phantom of the Opera became one of Broadway’s most … Read more

Mamma Mia!

A live performance of Mamma Mia! on stage

Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical based on the songs of the famous Swedish pop supergroup ABBA. If you love their songs, Mamma Mia! will be a delight to watch. It was Broadway’s first true mega-hit jukebox musical, which paved the way for follow-up stunners like Jersey Boys, and Beautiful: The Carole King … Read more

Chicago

Chicago musical at the Ambassador Theatre in Broadway

Chicago is an American musical with lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander. The original Broadway musical adaptation went head-to-head with A Chorus Line when it originally opened on Broadway in 1975, running for only two years. In 1996, the musical was revived, and it went on to become the second longest-running show … Read more

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon musical sign at the Eugene O’Neill Theater in Broadway

The Broadway musical The Book of Mormon is a musical comedy with lyrics, music, and book by EGOT winner Robert Lopez and South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The play became a runaway hit that climbed the charts as years passed by. This musical won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It has grossed more … Read more