You can't visit New York City without seeing a show on Broadway, plain and simple. There are dozens of plays and musicals out there, so deciding which one to see could be a bit of a challenge.
To help you out, here is a list of five of the best shows currently running. No matter which you choose, you're guaranteed to leave the theater smiling.
The Book of Mormon
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Harmless fantasy turns to tragedy in this critically acclaimed play written by Jean Genet and starring Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett. Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert are two French sisters who work as maids to a wealthy, cruel mistress. Their employer belittles and insults the sisters until, in her absence, the two begin taking turns fantasizing about the ways they would like to murder her. Eventually, the lines between play-acting and reality begin to blur. Based on a true story, "The Maids" is sure to thrill.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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The Lion King
The beloved Disney classic comes alive on stage with characters and music in tune with the film's African roots. The story of Simba and friends is set to the familiar music penned by Elton John and Tim Rice, with a few new numbers that seem right at home on the Serengeti. Enjoy stunning scenery and theatrics as Simba strives to be a mighty king. It is a beautifully done and at times overwhelming play so be sure your children are ready for it. Young kids may feel a bit scared...you have been warned!
These five shows are all worth your time, so if you have trouble choosing, there's no harm in returning for a matinee or two!