Given their showbiz subjects and where their creators live, some of the most popular show tunes have been about New York itself. Through memorable melodies and evocative lyrics, they provide a virtual tour of the town, spotlighting everything NYC—the Empire State Building up high, the crowds and yellow cabs at street level, even the subway below. The Broadway Musical! See how many of the songs you know, and let us know if we missed any of your personal faves by tweeting nycgo. Few streets get their own hit song, let alone their own film and Broadway musical. In , legendary producer and impresario David Merrick adapted the film into a long-running stage show. While Hello, Dolly! From the cult hit based on a s comedy film that debuted as an Off-Broadway musical in the East Village in and made it to Broadway in with a film adaptation of the Off-Broadway production in between!
Complete Broadway Musicals A–Z
These are ones that fully capture the vibe of the city — of both its past and present. This means that if you choose to make a purchase through one of the following links, we may earn a small commission on the sale at no additional cost to you. The numbers are saucy, summery, and brimming with energy! Cast Recording Sheet Music. With a modern doo-wop soundtrack and a gripping story, this musical is definitely worth experiencing. It follows the clashing of two street gangs the Jets and the Sharks , and the story of Tony a former Jets member who falls in love with the sister of one of the Sharks. This musical follows the journey of Jack Kelly, a motivated newsboy who has big dreams of life as an artist. This musical follows the story of an aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer who comes to the city to follow her dreams. This energetic musical follows the story of Dolly Levi, a matchmaker who caters to expensive clients. This New York City classic follows the story of a gambler who tries to round up some money for a craps tournament, while meeting a sweet and conservative missionary girl along the way.