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10 Broadway Shows to See If You Can’t Get Tickets to 'Hamilton'

1. 'Aladdin'

As was proved with shows such as The Lion King, Disney adaptations can make for spectacular musicals. Aladdin has returned to Broadway after winning over both fans and critics alike in 2014. The best part? Many of the performers from the original cast will be taking the stage once again!

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2. 'Allegiance'

This musical shines a light on a dark period in American history. George Takei stars as a Japanese-American man living in the U.S. during the 1940’s. As he watches his country turn on those who share his heritage, emotions are sure to get intense. 

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3. 'Fun House'

Taking home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, Fun House has already won over crowds. Inspired by true events, it's the story of understanding your own sexuality, even when it creates conflict between you and your family. Come see why this musical earned so many accolades!

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4. 'Blackbird'

Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams are making the transition from screen to stage in this production of David Harrower's Blackbird. In this drama, a woman confronts a much older man whom she had a relationship with in her youth. If that isn’t enough to entice you, the play is directed by theatre veteran, Joe Mantello.

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5. 'Kinky Boots'

Who doesn’t want to see Wayne Brady in drag? The original run took home several Tonys a few years back, but Kinky Boots has returned with a brand new cast. Brady has already been extremely well received for his performance in the lead role, and the show’s momentum doesn’t show any sign of stopping!

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6. 'An American In Paris'

Fans of musicals are sure to swoon at the mention of Gene Kelly! This adaptation of his timeless movie shows a soldier moving to Paris to pursue the arts after returning from World War II. In addition to catchy songs and extravagant dance numbers, this musical will turn heads with its celebration of Parisian culture.

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7. 'The Phantom of the Opera'

Even if you have seen this one before, you don’t want to miss its latest revival. After captivating audiences for nearly 30 years, this universal tale of passion and desire is still as relevant today as ever. There's a reason why The Phantom of the Opera has stuck around this long!

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8. 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'

Before having a successful career as a recording artist, Carole King made a name for herself in the music business as a contract songwriter. This musical shows the struggles and triumphs of her journey, complete with a soundtrack composed entirely of songs written by King herself.

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9. 'On Your Feet'

Emilio and Gloria Estefan have already provided audiences with upbeat hits over the decades. This musical uses those tunes to describe the lives of their songwriters, complete with the obstacles to their personal and professional goals. Get ready to hear fan favorites such as “Conga” and “Rhythm is Gonna Get You!"

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10. 'School of Rock'

While many movies have been based on successful musicals, Broadway has recently been flipping the script. This story follows a down on his luck rock and roll enthusiast who poses as a teacher. The funny nature of the film script combined with the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, make this a must-see show!

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