13 Shows To See On Broadway Besides 'Hamilton'

13 Shows To See On Broadway Besides 'Hamilton'

There is more to Broadway than the most hyped up shows.


The next time you are looking for the best show to see on Broadway, look outside of the box. There is so much talent on the Broadway stages now, making any show you go to one to remember. Some of these shows are new and only came out this past year, while others have been on Broadway for years and have new casts.

1. "Dear Evan Hansen"

"Dear Evan Hansen" is a very popular musical that follows a boy named Evan Hansen as he struggles with mental illness and the loss of a classmate. The music is great, particularly the song, "Sincerely Me."

2. "Mean Girls"

Based on the 2004 movie, this musical does not disappoint its audiences. The writers maintained everything that was great about the original but added an awesome score and even more hilarious lines to the story.

3. "The Cher Show"

Based on the life of Cher, this show follows her road to fame, "from Sonny to superstardom." Those who know Cher's story well will appreciate the inclusion of some of her biggest hits and the accuracy of the costumes (they brought on her costume designer to assist with the outfits for the show), and people who do not know her well will leave knowing her entire "origin story."

4. "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"

Like "The Cher Show," "Beautiful" shows the life of Carole King and how the songs she wrote directly relate to what was happening in her life. There are a ton of songs in here that most people will be surprised to hear that she wrote.

5. "Wicked"

This show became an instant classic as a prequel to "The Wizard of Oz." As a huge "Oz" fan, I appreciated all of the references to the original book/movie, as well as the new material that was brought on for the witches' storylines.

6. "The Prom"

This show made history in the 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade for having the first same-sex kiss. The whole story is both heartwarming and funny, especially for those who are already fans of Broadway or have been in high school.

7. "Waitress"

"Waitress" is about a woman (who, yes, is a waitress) in an abusive relationship with her husband who unexpectedly becomes pregnant. She ends up having an affair with her doctor and entering a pie contest.

8. "Chicago"

"Chicago" is a classic and a must-see for anyone who loves vaudeville. The story follows Roxie Hart, an aspiring vaudevillian as she is arrested for murder after killing the man she was cheating on her husband with. The music is awesome and the staging is unique with the orchestra sitting on stage and occasionally interacting with the actors.

9. "Kinky Boots"

This show is about a shoemaker's son who finds himself taking over the family business after the death of his father. To save the company from bankruptcy, he must come up with a unique idea, which comes to him in the form of Lola, a drag queen in need of heels that can support the weight of a male body.

10. "Come From Away"

Following the events of 9/11, 38 planes were told to land in Canada where the stranded passengers are cared for by the locals. Several different storylines play out as the people bond over the tragedy that has literally brought them together and the effects of the event become apparent.

11. "The Phantom of the Opera"

"The Phantom of the Opera" is about a haunting of an opera house in which a masked ghost tries to get a soprano named Christine to be the lead in the show and seek revenge.

12. "Anastasia"

Based on the 1997 movie, this show is about a duchess who escapes the execution of her entire family, the Romanovs.

13. "The Book of Mormon"

This show pokes fun at religion by showing the adventures of Elder Price as he is given his mission assignation, and it is far from ideal. He is sent to Uganda to try and convert the people there to Mormonism, leading to crazy hijinx.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

I will always love you, Akon.

Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.


For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols


5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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