Top ten Broadway shows to see provided by Broadway.com

By Lauren Sliva
October 15, 2009

Lauren Sliva

1.”Wicked”- The Wizard of Oz prequel is about how the witches of Oz came to be. This Broadway musical tells the story about two opposite girls who meet and become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.

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2.”The Lion King”- Based on the Disney classic “The Lion King,” the stage comes to life with all the magic and thrill that Lion King has. The puppet-and-human integrated musical brings “imagination” to the audience, not hiding the people controlling the animal puppets. The musical has some of the original songs from the movie, but also introduces new and exciting ones.

http://disney.go.com/theatre/TheLionKing

3.”Billy Elliot”- Based on the movie “Billy Elliot,” the musical tells the story of a boy taking ballet during the mid 1980s, in the midst of England’s miner strike.

http://www.billyelliotbroadway.com/

4. “Chicago”- The six-time Tony Award winning, two-time Olivier Awards, Grammy musical has all the jazz, sex and scandal that Broadway can contain on stage. The musical tells the story of Roxy Heart and her dream of fame and fortune while she is on death row.

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5. “Jersey Boys”- Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons working their way from rags to riches. The 2006 best musical has some old hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.”

http://www.jerseyboysinfo.com

6. “God of Carnage”- The Broadway play is about two married couples trying to sort out their son’s playground fight. Tension flies, rum disappears and the death match begins.

http://godofcarnage.com

7. “The Phantom of the Opera” -This Broadway musical tells the story of Christine Daae and her haunted angel of music, the Phantom of the Opera. The longest-running Broadway musical has entranced all those who have gone to witness its majesty with seduction, trickery and romance.

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8. “Mamma Mia”- Mamma Mia tells the story of a mother, a daughter and the daughter’s quest to find out which of the three possible men is her father on the eve of her wedding. The musical contains hit music from ABBA.

http://www.mamma-mia.com

9. “West Side Story”- West Side Story is about two different gangs. The sister of one gang leader falls in love with the leader of another. It’s the modern day Romeo and Juliet.

http://www.broadwaywestsidestory.com

10. “Hair”- The 1960 hippie revival musical tells the story of hippies living in New York City during Vietnam.

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