Peter's Post: Can you recommend an all-ages show on Broadway?
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I will be travelling to New York in June with my parents and seven-year-old daughter. Can you recommend a Broadway show that will appeal to all ages? How should I book? - Waheeda Gani
Your best choice is probably The Lion King, the musical depicting life in a mythical wild kingdom. The wonder of Africa comes to life to music by Elton John and Tim Rice. The show has just surpassed The Phantom of the Opera as Broadway's all-time highest-grossing show. Other big musicals you could consider are Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Sister Act, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar and CSpider-Man. All tickets are available in advance from www.broadway.com, but booking fees can be as high as $50 (about R390) per ticket. I checked the price of seats for The Lion King in June and these ranged from $87 - $199, plus booking fee. Other shows are less expensive, with seats from around $50. Before you book, check www.broadwaybox.com to see if discounts are being offered on the show you want to see. You can get discounts of 25-50%, even if you end up buying your tickets at the theatre box office. If you don't really mind which show you end up seeing, then you can get cut-price tickets at the TKTS booth in Times Square.