by Maison Kelly
New shows on Broadway are always incredibly exciting! We all feel the elation of an amazing up-coming season, full of shows of great depth, talent, and vibrant! Prepare to be elated, because this Broadway season is making itself out to be spectacular! Here are five of Broadway’s new season, and best of luck deciding which shows to see first!
On The Town is an energetic musical revival that completely encapsulates the classic musical comedy! It is set in 1934 and follows three sailors on a musical tour of New York City. They have 24 hours to stay on shore, and in that time, they are determined to find the ‘girls of their dreams!’ Typical musical theatre, right? That’s what is so fun about it! This show boasts a 30 person cast, and completely new and vibrant choreography! Fun for all ages.
Fun Fact: This musical introduced the famous song, ‘New York, New York’!
The Last Ship is a musical that is quite the departure from the rest of the jubilant shows on Broadway. This musical is set in an English seafaring town, and follows the story of one of the many hard-working men that construct the ships. Gideon Fletcher decides to go out and pursue other endeavors, but comes back home to find that the shipyard he once worked at is in grave danger. Not to mention, his childhood love is set to marry someone else! This musical revisits the classic and substantial themes of family, tradition, and perseverance that Broadway so desperately needs in order to take a break from manufactured fluff.
Fun Fact: This musical score is composed by Sting!
You Can’t Take it With You is another wonderful play being revived this year, and it hasn’t been on Broadway for 27 years! This farce follows the, um, eccentric Sycamore family, and what chaos ensues when their daughter attempts to introduce her fiancé to them!
Fun Fact: Annaleigh Ashford stars in this play, and she originated the role of Lauren in the glorious masterpiece of Kinky Boots!
This is Our Youth follows three twenty-somethings as they try to find their way in 1982 New York, where their dysfunctional pasts reflect in all of their relationships. This comedy poignantly shows how competent young people can be, while still documenting the struggles of growing up.
Fun Fact: Michael Cera makes his Broadway debut in this play, and (supposedly) succeeds wildly!
This touchingly beautiful play is an adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, following a brilliant boy who falls on the Autistic spectrum as he discovers the power of his own mind. This book is said to be one of the most brilliant and powerful books of all time, and the play delivers immensely. Definitely a must-see, and a standout in the world of star-studded, entertainment-only, no value shows!
Fun Fact: The lead, Alex Sharpe, came from nothing and got a full-ride scholarship to Juilliard!
We think this is going to be an amazing year for Broadway! Have you caught any of these new shows recently? Tell us what you thought of them in comments!