Broadway tickets are probably not the first gift that comes to mind when planning for Father’s Day, but a great night of live entertainment sure beats a tie or a set of cuff links. Here are five Broadway shows Dad will enjoy.
All the Way
If Dad is a history buff, he’ll love Robert Schenkkan’s award-winning play about the tumultuous first year of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s presidency. Emmy winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) leads a cast of 20 playing over 40 roles in this sweeping epic of Washington politics and the Civil Rights movement.
Who says sports and musicals don’t mix? Sylvester Stallone’s beloved Oscar-winning boxing picture slugs its way onto Broadway in this two-fisted musical version. Dad will be thrilled with the climactic fight scene where the ring actually flies into the audience.
Your father can relive his glory days with this popular jukebox musical chronicling the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The nostalgic score includes their top hits such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Sherry.”
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Everyone loves a good murder mystery, but how about a musical where you know who the killer is and all the victims are played by the same brilliant actor (Tony winner Jefferson Mays)? If Dad is an aficionado of thrillers and comedies, this is the perfect combination.
The Book of Mormon
Two young Mormon missionaries get a hard life lesson when they attempt to convert the residents of the poorest village in Uganda. That may not sound like the funniest storyline, but with the creators of South Park and Avenue Q on the creative team, you know this will be one of the most hilarious shows you and Dad have ever seen.
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