The 5 Top Rated Broadway Shows in New York for 2014

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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From creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, of "South Park" fame, comes an outrageously hilarious musical all about Mormons. "The Book of Mormon" follows two Mormon boys on their journey to spread the Word to...Uganda, of all places. This isn't necessarily a family-friendly musical, but if you're interested in a good-natured poke at religion, don't miss "The Book of Mormon."

The Maids
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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In 2001, famed writer/director John Cameron Mitchell wrote and starred in the film, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Now, Mitchell has adapted his film into a musical starring Neil Patrick Harris. The story is one of love, betrayal, and rock 'n' roll. Hedwig is a transgendered rock goddess from East Berlin who came to America looking for a better life that should have included fame and fortune, if not for the betrayal of her former lover who stole her spotlight.

Kinky Boots 

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"Kinky Boots," written by Harvey Fierstein, with music by Cindi Lauper, snatched up six Tony's back in 2013, making it one of the most successful new musicals on Broadway. It's a true story about Charlie Price, a man who inherits his father's shoe factory, only to discover that well-made dress shoes aren't as fashionable as they used to be. As he faces the inevitable shutdown, a depressed Charlie meets the fabulous Lola, a spunky drag queen who has the perfect solution to Charlie's problem.

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 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!

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  1. Oh man, On Broadway.. That song by George Benson brings back a lot of memories. I've always wanted to visit New York. One for the pizza, two for the Lion King (I'm a grown man, but who cares) and three because it's just a place I've always wanted to go.

    And also, great to have you in the tribe. Keep in touch!



    1. We are originally from CT so I've spent a lot of time in NYC, love it! Well worth taking a trip there but it sure is not cheap! Pizza and the city at Christmas are some of the few reasons I miss New England Hope you get there soon!

  2. Kinky Boots sounds like it would be fun! But probably any of these shows would be awesome :-). Every West End show we've caught in London was brilliant. We expect the shows in New York would be equally as good...

  3. I agree, i've not seen any shows in London. Do they run the same type of shows there?