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Broadway …. Broadway we’re heading to Broadway (sings song she thinks she made up). Well people, lets talk about the big show going sight that has been around for over 100 years. Which is New York’s famous Broadway theater shows. If people ever tell you going to a Broadway show in New York is cliche, then I’m sorry but I will have to strongly disagree. You just can’t skip over the classics. It’s like going to France and not seeing the Eiffel Tower, or Italy and not going to the Coliseum. People, just like any New York land mark, Broadway shows are just as good if not better (in my opinion since I’ve already been to liberty island, lady liberty herself, Elis island etc.). Ive done New York sight seeing and if that’s what your in for, than more power to you. But if your gunna do New York, then do New York. Strut out of your hotel like Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe and do what you gotta do. Broadway is like a right of passage for any true tourist, it just has to happen at least once.
My first show was Wicked. Now I loved the “Wizard of Oz” growing up. It was one of my favorite movies, so Wicked was the perfect choice for me. When I was deciding what i wanted to do in New York, I knew I wanted to go see a Broadway show. So we got the tickets and walked down to the theater. The first thing that you notice when you get into the theater is it has that classic theater look. With the white coulombs and the double ended stair cases, with red carpet that lead up to the seats. My favorite part is that they had pictures of the actors and actresses, that had performed on Broadway (Like really old pictures, from probably dating back to the 20’s). There classic looks, stylish clothing, in the black and white photos were like a dream to marvel at as you are taking in the theater. There were even more pictures that filled the walls as we walked up the stairs.
So as I’m walking my initial thought was “Broadway doesn’t have snacks at the theater…right?”, but of course they do (what was I thinking). When you walk up to the second floor, you immediately see the snack bar. Which also sells alcoholic drinks (they name the drinks after the characters,which was so cute and clever!). Your probably wondering “Kiki why are you bringing this up?”.Well as I was heading to my seat, a bunch of women were walking in the same direction as I was. One of them separates further in front of the pack. Realizing that she was alone she looks behind and sees me. She looks at me funny and drunkenly says “your not my friend”. I panicky think “OMG what do I say?”. She started apologizing and her friends who were behind me were saying that they were all drunk. I guess one of them was celebrating a birthday (she turned like 50, so you know girls night!). They started hollering as they headed to their seats. I honestly couldn’t stop laughing (Thats definitely going to be me and my fiends one day).
They also had a bunch of stands that were selling Wicked memorabilia like sweatshirts, shoes, books, etc. I just was overly excited for the show and I can defiantly say that I was not disappointed. I don’t want to go into too much detail and spoil the play for anyone, that has not watched it. So all I’m gunna say is it was Amazing! I loved it! So if you do decide to do Broadway, Wicked is my recommendation hands down.
If you don’t feel like Wicked then Hamilton, The Cursed Child, The Lion King. There is an exceeding amount of Broadway plays going on in New York all the time. So for anyone that is interested, there is a link down bellow. Feel free to take a look, even though I can’t say anything about the other shows. I can defiantly say for me, it was a terrific experience.
Link – Broadway shows
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