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The 12 Broadway Days of Christmas 2019

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|by Amy Sapp |


The best shows to catch this holiday season

You’ve made it to the city for the holidays. You’ve made plans to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, ice skate through Bryant Park and sip hot cocoa in Central Park. But what about your theater plans?

Don’t miss out on the best and brightest of Broadway. Book your tickets now for these shows leading up to Dec. 25 during the 12 Days of Christmas.

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' has cast a spell on Broadway (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' has cast a spell on Broadway (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

DAY 1: Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Embrace the glamour of the holidays with a night out at Moulin Rouge! The Musical, starring Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo. Watch as the world of Baz Luhrmann’s sensational tale takes on a new life, imbued with pop hits you won’t want to miss. Don your best sparkly holiday outfit, and find your way to West 45th Street.

DAY 2: Frozen
Venture into the unknown with Disney’s Broadway adaptation of Frozen, the beloved animated film that follows sisters Anna and Elsa on a perilous journey to save Arendelle. Will they thaw a series of frozen hearts and mend their own relationship? See Disney’s Frozen at the St. James Theatre this winter to find out.

DAY 3: Jagged Little Pill
What’s the holiday season without a bit of introspection? Embrace the music of Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill, in this completely reimagined storyline that follows a mother struggling to keep her family – and herself – from falling apart. Grab the tissues and take a look inward as you watch Jagged Little Pill at the Broadhurst Theatre.

DAY 4: Mean Girls
If you are a child of the 2000s, you remember the infamous Christmas concert scene from the film, Mean Girls. Now, you can catch the live adaptation of this epic caroling moment in the hilarious and entertaining show based on the seminal movie of the same name.

DAY 5: Tina: The Tina Turner The Musical
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a musical filled with the hit songs and heartbreakingly true stories of Tina Turner. In Tina: The Tina Turner The Musical, you’ll learn how the legendary music icon became “The Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll,” despite unbelievable trials and heartbreaks.

DAY 6: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
For the young and young-at-heart audience members in your life, wrap up plans to see The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical on Broadway before its limited engagement concludes. It's the adaptation of the first book in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, and trust us – it’s a must see for every fantasy lover.

DAY 7: Oklahoma!
Before this Tony Award-winning Best Revival closes on in January at the Circle in the Square Theatre, you won't want to miss the nuanced retelling of the musical you already adore. It’s got heart, quintessential lyrics, and – yes, really – free chili and cornbread at intermission. Sign us up, O.K.?

DAY 8: Beetlejuice
Want an unexpected Christmas pick for the dark comic in your household? We have three things to say… Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Catch this record-breaking musical adaptation of the spooky Tim Burton 1988 movie at the Winter Garden Theatre for a gut-busting night of comedy, iconic performances, and unbelievable scenic design that will have you singing, “Day-O!” long after the curtain closes.

DAY 9: Waitress
With Waitress shutting its doors on January 5, 2020, you need to grab a slice of pie before Christmas Day this season. Grab a yummy show-themed pie at intermission and snuggle into your seat to hear the heartfelt songs penned by Sara Bareilles in this Tony-nominated musical, inspired by the film of the same name.

DAY 10: Ain’t Too Proud
Take your entire family, young and old, to sing along with the songs of The Temptations during Ain’t Too Proud on Broadway. The spectacular show gained 12 Tony Award nominations, and you’ll see why in this toe-tapping, sing-out-loud musical with songs like “My Girl” and “Just My Imagination.”

DAY 11: To Kill a Mockingbird
All rise for Atticus Finch and the story of To Kill a Mockingbird, told for the very first time on a Broadway stage at the Shubert Theatre. Use this show to reflect on the words of Harper Lee and find ways to connect with others during the holiday season.

DAY 12: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Merry Christmas, Harry Potter. Accept your invitation to the Yule Ball, and reserve a seat for Parts One and Two of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the epic continuation of the boy wizard’s story you grew up reading. With a dash of spectacle and a pinch of superb performances, this two-part play will light up your magical visit to Manhattan.

Read on for 9 Festive Things To Do in NYC in December 2019.

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