Family-Friendly Broadway

nycgo.com staff

(Updated 10/07/2016)
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This fall features plenty of theater fare that’s perfect for all ages: long-running classics like The Lion King and Wicked, newer musicals like Matilda and School of Rock, and some beloved revivals as well. Read on for more details and get ready to bring the whole family to Broadway. Book tickets to these shows and more at our Broadway page.

Wicked
Dec
3

Broadway Wicked

Wicked shows us how two unlikely friends grew to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch—long before Dorothy dropped into the land of Oz. The show derives from the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. Dark Monday.

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The Lion King
Dec
3

Broadway The Lion King

More than 85 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that is The Lion King. And there's no better place to experience this landmark entertainment event than in the city where it all began. Visit the Minskoff Theatre, in the heart of Times Square, and discover the pride of New York.

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Matilda the Musical
Dec
3

Broadway Matilda the Musical

Transferring from a blockbuster run in London’s West End—where it received seven Olivier Awards, more than any other production in West End history—to a new home on Broadway, Roald Dahl’s classic story tracks a remarkable young girl who is mistreated by the adults in her life but (with the help of one caring teacher) finally discovers the true extent of her abilities.

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Aladdin
Dec
3

Broadway Aladdin

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School of Rock
Dec
3

Broadway School of Rock

Recommended for kids ages 8 and up, this Broadway version of the popular Jack Black movie stars real-life kids (some who attend the actual School of Rock) who were chosen from casting calls all over the country. The musical is produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who also composed 14 new songs for the show's score.

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Cats
Dec
3

Broadway Cats

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Fiddler on the Roof
Dec
3

Broadway Fiddler on the Roof

The story of Tevye and his struggle to maintain his Jewish customs in an ever-changing world is one of Broadway’s most well-known musicals. And this revival is the fifth time the show plays the Great White Way. Tony-nominated actor Danny Burstein (South Pacific, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) fills the central role in a staging directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific). Music director Ted Sperling oversees a score that features classics including "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "To Life."

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