These Broadway shows are perfect for family outings -- they will entertain both children and parents alike. It is recommended that children be at least 6 years old before you bring them to Broadway shows -- it's important that your children don't disrupt other audience members or misbehave during the performance. In January and February, Kids' Nights on Broadway
offer adults a free ticket for children 6-18 with each full-paying adult ticket.
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This musical features amazing costumes and many scenes where the performers dance and move through the aisles, which is sure to excite children and parents alike. The music is mesmerizing, and while visually the show doesn't resemble Disney's The Lion King it's entrancing and perhaps better for it.
Official Website: Disney's The Lion King on Broadway
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Kids who are familiar with Disney's 1964 movie and parents who remember P. L. Travers stories will enjoy an evening (or matinee) showing of Mary Poppins
on Broadway.Official Website: Mary Poppins on Broadway
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If your children enjoyed The Wizard of Oz
tells the story that proceeds from the Wicked Witch of the West's perspective. While the book might be a bit dark for children, the musical is family-friendly and includes excellent performances and music throughout. Official Website: Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
A revival of Annie has come to Broadway directed by James Lapine, starring Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, Anthony Warlow as Daddy Warbucks, and 11-year-old Lilla Crawford as Annie.
Official Website: Annie The Musical
This highly entertaining Off-Broadway show features three silent performers miming their way through a variety of hilarious skits. The smart performances of the Blue Men will entertain kids and adults alike.Official Website: Blue Man Group in NYC