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.
The Lion King
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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
Based on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl’s, this musical follows the journey of Matilda Wormwood as she looks beyond her family for someone who appreciates her bookish and caring nature.
Official Website: Matilda The Musical
Disney's popular film based on the 1899 Newsboy Strike is now a Broadway show! It won 2012 Tony Awards for best score and best choreography and promises to entertain audiences of all ages with plenty of dancing and fun. Another great aspect of this show is that a lot of the cast are men, so it might be a good choice if you have boys who don't want to see a "girlie" Broadway show.Official Website: Newsies on Broadway
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
A contemporary take on this classic musical, Cinderella's beautiful music, orchestration and fun twists are enjoyable for audiences of all ages. While most shows are recommended for children 6 and up, this one is recommended for 4 and up, so it's a great pick if you've got young Broadway-lovers in your family!
Official Website: Cinderella 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
Blue Man Group
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