Family-Friendly Broadway Shows

nycgo.com staff

(Updated 02/20/2018)

New York City features plenty of theater fare that’s perfect for all ages: long-running classics like The Lion King and Wicked, newer musicals like SpongeBob SquarePants and Disney's Frozen, and revivals like Once on This Island and Hello, Dolly! We've rounded up a number of the Broadway shows that are appropriate for the whole family; read on for details and get your crew ready for an evening (or afternoon matinee) at the theater. Book tickets to these musicals, plays and more on our Broadway page.

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17

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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.

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Aug
17

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The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous creation, based on a popular French novel, is the longest-running musical on Broadway.

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Aug
17

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The Lion King

More than 90 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.

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Aug
17

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Aladdin

Based on Disney's animated film, this Tony Award winning musical tells the story of Aladdin and the mischievous genie he unleashes.

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Aug
17

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School of Rock

Andrew Lloyd Webber composed 14 new songs for this Broadway version of a popular Jack Black movie.

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Aug
17

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Hello, Dolly!

This Broadway classic about a meddling matchmaker returns, starring Bette Midler.

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Aug
17

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Anastasia

This musical tells the tale of a brave young woman’s attempt to uncover the mysteries of her past.

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Aug
17

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Comedic play about a foiled attempt to stage a whodunit mystery.

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Aug
17

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Once on This Island

Winner of the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, this show is set on a Caribbean island and tells a tale of love and social struggles.

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Aug
17

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SpongeBob SquarePants

The animated television show comes to life on Broadway stage.

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Aug
17

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Frozen

Disney’s blockbuster animated musical about two sisters in an icy kingdom leaps from the silver screen to Broadway.

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Aug
17

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two

In this stage sequel, Harry Potter is all grown up with a family, but still struggling with dark forces.

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For more information, ticket deals and special events related to family-friendly shows, visit the Broadway League’s Family Page.


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