share save 171 16 The Top Fall Broadway Plays and Musicals You Need to See

For the Broadway veteran or someone just looking to catch a show, Broadway is touting a fantastic fall lineup for 2012. The Tony Awards have spoken and named their favorites, but what will be yours? Catch a reimagining of a classic, a family-friendly Disney hit, a sweep-me-away romance or a glitzy romantic comedy on Broadway this fall.

5. Newsiesnewsies broadway fall 2012 300x300 The Top Fall Broadway Plays and Musicals You Need to See

A Tony Award nominee for Best Musical, Newsies is a Disney Broadway adaptation of the 1992 film by the same name. Newsies tells the story of the 1899 Newsboy Strike and the fight of “newsie” Jack Kelly and his band of friends against major newspapers for the rights of newsboys. With a Tony Award winning musical score composed by Disney’s Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, Newsies is a Broadway hit for the whole family.

4. Evita

Starring Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Tony veteran Michael Cerveris, the rock opera Evita is enjoying its first unique revival in over 30 years. This brilliant reimagining has earned itself a Tony nomination for Best Rival. With music by composing legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Evita took Broadway by storm when it first opened in 1976. Evita is based on the story of beloved Argentinean First Lady Eva Perón, a champion of labor rights, the poor and women’s suffrage in Argentina, and her rise from poverty into the position of Argentina’s most loved lady.

3. Nice Work If You Can Get It

Dive into the flashy, 1920s razzmatazz of the musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get ItNice Work reinvents George Gershwin’s Oh, Kay!, featuring Tony Award winning performances by Michael McGrath and Judy Kaye. Get into the 1920s swing of playboy Jimmy Winter, whose house becomes the hideout of lady bootlegger Billie Bendix and her gang. Billie’s gang must disguise themselves as servants when Jimmy, his fiancé and the future missus’ prohibitionist family return home unexpectedly, and not everything goes as planned.

2. Peter and the Starcatcherpeter and the startcatcher broadway 300x300 The Top Fall Broadway Plays and Musicals You Need to See

A masterful re-telling of the story of Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatcher features an all-star cast and boasts the award winning performance of Christian Borle as Black Stache. Over 100 cast members bring to life the marvelously imaginative and hilarious tale based on the Disney novel by comedy genius Dave Barry and brilliant smash-hit novelist Ridley Pearson. It is not an experience your family will soon forget.

1. Once

The beautiful, new love story of a struggling songwriter and a Czech immigrant Once is literally the tale of Guy and Girl as they struggle to pull together enough money and enough friends to produce an album. A story of belief and the power of achievement, the moving tale of Once netted an astonishing seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.