The Top 10 Broadway Shows to Take With You on Vacation

These funny and light shows are perfect for everyone to enjoy while on vacation.

Going on vacation? Taking a long weekend away with the kids? Why not stock up on these light-hearted and hilarious shows; they are sure to help pass the time on a long car ride or make flight delays much more entertaining.

And because you can stream anywhere on any device with BroadwayHD, feel free to sing along to your favorite show tunes while laying on the beach sipping Mai-Tais. Here's a list of the top 10 shows you can enjoy on your next trip. 


Elaine Stritch

Elaine Stritch at Liberty

Watch Stritch mesmerizes a full house at London's Old Vic Theatre in her 2002 Tony-Award winning one-woman show of her 50-plus-year career on stage and screen. Get this priceless and hilarious glimpse of backstage theater as she performs some of her signature songs like "Zip" and "The Ladies Who Lunch."


Imelda Staunton on stage

Gypsy

Gypsy” follows an ambitious stage mom (Rose) and her two daughters June and Louise trying to make it big in the days of Vaudeville in this glittering, exuberant new production of “Gypsy” captured in 2015 before a live audience in London's Savoy Theatre. Watch Imelda Staunton in the iconic role of Mama Rose, enjoy hilarious performances like "Gotta Have a Gimmick" and watch Louise transform from a shy stagehand to a famous burlesque star, Gypsy Rose Lee.  


Kristin Chenoweth on the red carpet (@Digitas Photo/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Candide

Candide” is the story of a gentleman who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in “the best of all possible worlds.” This comic operetta, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by, among others, Richard Wilbur and Stephen Sondheim, sparkles with performances by Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth.

Kiss Me, Kate

Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, this hilarious romp recounts the backstage and on-stage antics of two feuding romances during an out-of-town tryout for a musical adaptation of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Sparkling with 18 classic Cole Porter songs including Another Op'nin', Another Show; Wunderbar, So in Love, Always True to You in My Fashion, Too Darn Hot and Brush Up Your Shakespeare, “Kiss Me, Kate” is Broadway musical comedy at its irresistible best. 


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Disney's Broadway Hits

Experience the Disney on Broadway songs you know and love in a whole new way from the comfort of your home. “Disney's Broadway Hits” at Royal Albert Hall is now available on demand. With hit songs including Friend Like Me from “Aladdin,” Let it Go from “Frozen,” Under the Sea from “The Little Mermaid,” and Can You Feel the Love Tonight from “The Lion King.”


"Billy Elliot" at the Victoria Palace

Billy Elliot

Based on the beloved film and winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Billy Elliot” is a  modern-day fairy tale of a young boy who exchanges boxing gloves for ballet shoes, Billy’s uplifting story is set during the 1980’s miner’s strike in northern England, where his determination, self-discovery, love and hope inspires an entire community.


Carol Burnett at a book signing

Follies, In Concert

Witness the legendary 1985 concert performance presented by the New York Philharmonic of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical at Lincoln Center. The plot of the musical centers around a reunion of showgirls who appeared in an annual Follies extravaganza when it was staged between the wars. Sally and Phyllis are two of these former showgirls, now middle-aged. Watch brilliant performances from Mandy Patinkin, Carol Burnett, Elaine Stritch, Barbara Cook and many more. 


Roger Daltrey on stage

Comedy of Errors 

BroadwayHD presents a 1983 filming of the Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity starring Roger Daltrey (original lead singer of The Who) and Michael Kitchen as two sets of identical twins. Separated as children, the twins unknowingly find themselves living in the same city as adults. Confusion reigns as they become caught up in a brilliantly contrived series of misunderstandings involving their family and friends. This colorful and bold production balances frivolity with unease until events finally resolve in a triumphantly happy ending.


Present Laughter

Noël Coward’s “Present Laughter” follows a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis played by legendary actor Kevin Kline. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido, the theater's favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingénues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists.


Irving Berlin Holiday Inn Cinema Event

Just in time for the holidays, starting Nov. 17th, enjoy the holiday spectacle of “Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn: The Broadway Musical.” The musical follows Jim who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut...but life isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. 

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