Our Top 5 Picks for Mother’s Day on Broadway

Enjoy a Broadway Show on Mother’s Day

How many times on Mother’s Day have you given mom chocolate or flowers?  Of course she’ll love whatever you give her – she’s your mom – but why not given her something special?  Take her out for a night (or day, if you prefer matinees) on the town and treat mom to a Broadway show.

There are several shows that we would recommend for Mother’s Day, but the following are our Top 5…

Waitress

Waitress_218From the producers: Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna must weigh her commitments against a rare shot at freedom and recognition. Her customers, co-workers, and the town’s handsome new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness – but Jenna must ultimately decide for herself.

“Waitress” is based on the 2007 film of the same name and celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the courage it takes to pluck a long abandoned dream off the shelf – the perfect heart-warming show to see with mom.

 

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

BeautifulFrom the producers: Long before she was Carole King, music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and had a flourishing career writing hit songs, but it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she managed to find her true voice.

Starting out as a songwritier then becoming one of the most successful solo acts in pop music history, Carole King wrote the soundtrack of a generation and “Beautiful” features timeless hits that you and mom could sing along to (but please don’t sing along while you’re at the show), from “So Far Away” to “Up On The Roof” to “I Feel The Earth Move.”

 

An American in Paris

AnAmericanInParisFrom the producers: An American in Paris transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II – into a new Broadway musical of hope, redemption and romance. The romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war, is the stuff of Broadway dreams.

This is such a beautiful show, from the amazing ballet choreography of Christopher Wheeldon to the set design that makes you feel like you’re stepping inside a painting.  If your mom loves traditional beauty and romance, this may be the right choice for you.

 

The King and I

TheKingAndI2From the producers: Tony winner Bartlett Sher directs this classic tale of a British schoolteacher’s unexpected relationship with the imperious King of Siam. Featuring a cast of more than 50, choreography based on the original by Jerome Robbins, and a score of treasured songs including “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune” and “Shall We Dance?” in their glorious, original orchestrations, Lincoln Center Theater’s new staging of The King and I invites you to get to know this inspiring and enchanting musical classic.

Not only is “The King and I” a Broadway classic, it’s a film classic.  I remember being very young, sitting with my mom, and seeing Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner dance across the television screen for the very first time.  It’s very special moment when you relive those memories with mom, but watching a live performance instead of a worn out recording.

Jersey Boys

JerseyBoys218From the producers:  They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

My parents – both mom and dad – have not stopped raving about “Jersey Boys” since they first saw it several years ago.  And they’ve been back several times.  This is the music they grew up with, and it makes them feel like they’re stepping back in time.

 

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