There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day in New York City than at a Broadway show. No matter who you’re spending your day with this year, we’ve found the perfect show for you.
Aladdin – Fairytale Love
If you’re looking for a timeless love story with a healthy dose of magic, Aladdin is the perfect choice.
Whether you grew up watching the Disney film or not, what’s more romantic than a poor young man who discovers a magic lamp and uses his three wishes to become a prince so he can woo a princess and save a kingdom?
The Prom – LGBTQ Love
Love is love is love, and representation matters, so we wanted to highlight what this musical is doing by giving it a category of its own!
The Prom features one of our favorite couples to ever grace the Broadway stage; Emma and Alyssa, two high school girls who just want to dance together at the prom. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t want to see that happen. Enter a group of aging Broadway stars set on revitalizing their careers through celebrity activism, and these girls quickly end up in the middle of a struggle they never asked for. Surrounded by hilarity antics and epic dance numbers, they keep the heart of this musical grounded—and make it a perfect pick for Valentine’s Day.
Wicked – Friendship
Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance! For many of us, our friendships are our most important, most enduring relationships. If you want a show that celebrates friendship this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Wicked.
Long before Dorothy arrived in Oz, there was another girl, one born with emerald-green skin. When this fiery misfit meets a bubbly blonde, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships—until the world decides to call one of them “good,” and the other one “wicked.” Galinda and Elphaba are a testament to the friendships in our lives that push us to grow.
Come From Away – Love of Mankind
If you want to spend your Valentine’s Day truly inspired by the human capacity for love, there’s no better show than Come From Away.
In the wake of 9/11, 7,000 airline passengers were stranded with no place to go, until a small town in Newfoundland welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. This remarkable true story is a reminder of the best in all of us.
The Cher Show – Loving Yourself
When her mother suggested she settle down with a rich man, Cher famously told her, “Mom, I am a rich man.” If there is a role model for self-acceptance—and self-reliance—it’s Cher.
The Cher Show takes it to the next level, with three performers onstage playing the iconic singer. Though they are all playing the same part, they embody her at different points in her life, allowing them to rally around one another through-out the show. Imagine if an older and wiser version of yourself could come to your aid. Or if you could call on some of the optimism you had when you were younger. The Cher Show is more than the story of one of the influential musicians of our time; it is also an examination of what it means to truly love and be there for ourselves.