The 5 All-Time Greatest Broadway Musicals

Broadway musicals have been receiving a lot of appreciation especially when some of the shows were streamed in Youtube for free. This article will indicate 5 greatest broadway musicals of all time.

It was a fine day with the sun and blooming flowers and I caught myself laughing at memes and scrolling through social media platforms while sipping the most tasty coffee in the world. Since it is pandemic, I have been exploring more about myself, especially the things that interest me and one of my passions in which I had no chance to pursue was performing in musicals. Just then, free broadway performances that will be streamed on Youtube for free popped up on social media and I can say that my love for musicals has been born again.

5 All-Time Greatest Broadway Musicals and Why You Should Get Tickets

You should definitely get tickets and start saving for musical shows! Some may think that the long span of time of watching will bore you but no, you will never ever be bored and I assure you, the moment you get out of the theater you are going to start singing and search for the lyrics of the songs you heard and enjoyed. Aside from that, the plot is really incredible! So, make sure to include watching broadway musicals in your bucket list! Here are 5 shows where you can start.

1. Chicago

The musical is set in Chicago during the jazz era and is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about real criminals and the murders she covered. The narrative is a satire on criminal justice system corruption and the concept of the “famous criminal.” Chicago, the musical is now available on Netflix.

2. Phantom of the Opera

This is one of my personal favorites. Aside from the good musicals, performers of this broadway musical are extremely good!Phantom of the Opera is all about Christine Daaé, a lovely soprano, becomes the fascination of a mysterious, disguised musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House in a subterranean labyrinth. It is based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel of the same name.

3. Les Miserables

“Les Misérables” is a French historical drama in seven parts, which ran on Broadway from 1987 to 2006.

The musical was originally staged in Paris by Boublil and Schönberg in 1980. The English lyrics were written by Herbert Kretzmer. Jean Valjean is played by Ramin Karimloo and Éponine is played by Lea Salonga.

The story is set in France during the nineteenth century and tells the story of Jean Valjean, a man who was imprisoned for stealing bread. When he gets out of prison he starts a new life with a new name, but he can’t escape his past.

4. Hamilton

“Hamilton” has a tremendous cultural impact because it showed how America today compared before. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote and composed “Hamilton,” which premiered off-Broadway in 2015. The play tells the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s Founding Fathers. This isn’t just a story about revolution; it’s a revolution in and of itself. The use of hip-hop, rap, and rhythm and blues in the musical, as well as the diversity of the cast, distinguishes this Broadway show from others.

5. Wicked

As a prelude to “The Wizard of Oz,” Wicked relates the story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch before they become who they are in that classic epic. The young witches are introduced at Shiz University, where Elphaba, the “Wicked Witch,” attends with her younger sister Nessarose.

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