If you’re looking for a romantic way to spend the weekend, nothing says Valentine’s Day in New York City like a pair of tickets to a musical or play. Whether you want to bring the whole family or celebrate with your significant other, we’ve highlighted a selection of some of the hottest shows playing this weekend in the Manhattan Theater District.
This is a great show for the whole family. Join Aladdin and Jasmine as they fall in love and must defeat the nefarious Jafar, with the help of a magical genie. The importance of love, friendship, and being true to yourself are what this show is all about. Starring James Monroe Iglehart as the genie, Aladdin delivers magic with every musical number.
Aladdin is playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre, with evening shows Wednesday through Sunday, and matinees on the weekend. Don’t delay—get your Aladdin tickets today!
An American in Paris
Set just after WWII, this romantic musical combines love and the explosive art scene with toe-tapping musical numbers like “I Got Rhythm,” written by the iconic George and Ira Gershwin back in 1930. Don’t miss the chance to whisk your valentine away to a show that Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called “just plain gorgeous.”
You can see a matinee today, Saturday, or Sunday, and evening shows are playing through Saturday. To spend the holiday with your valentine at the Palace Theatre, get An American in Paris tickets from On Broadway.
Phantom of the Opera
Nothing says romance like late 19th-century France, an opera theater, and its very own Opera Ghost. Whether you want Christine to end up with the Phantom or the Vicomte de Chagny, there is plenty to enjoy with your sweetheart in the longest running show on Broadway.
Visit the Majestic Theatre for an evening show any night this week through Saturday, or catch a matinee Thursday or Saturday at 2:00 pm. On Broadway has the best last-minute Phantom of the Opera tickets.
The King and I
The King and I strikes a perfect balance between romance and comedy. With such musical numbers as “Hello, Young Lovers” and “Shall We Dance,” you and your valentine are sure to feel the love, no matter where you sit in the theater.
Playing at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center, you can see The King and I for matinees and evening shows between now and Valentine’s Day. Tickets to The King and I make a great Valentine’s Day gift, and it’s not too late to buy from On Broadway!
The Color Purple
The Color Purple is a story of love, which makes it a perfect contender for a Valentine’s Day celebration. Whether you want to see a matinee or an evening show, whether you plan to celebrate this weekend or during the week, tickets to this musical featuring jazz, ragtime, and gospel music make a great gift.
On Broadway has the best selection of tickets for the lowest prices to see The Color Purple at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on 45th Street in Manhattan.
2 Across: A New Comedy of Crosswords and Romance
Maybe instead of a musical, you’d like to see a play. No problem! We have a great recommendation for your Valentine’s Day outing—2 Across! Regardless of whether you and your significant other enjoy doing crosswords (especially the often frighteningly difficult NYT Crossword), you’ll enjoy this play by Jerry Mayer, known for other works such as The Facts of Life (television).
Get tickets for 2 Across, playing this week and this weekend at St. Luke’s Theatre Off-Broadway.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Regardless of what show you choose to see, On Broadway wishes you a happy and safe Valentine’s Day! Always the best shows for the best prices, On Broadway is the best resource for gifts, last-minute tickets, and future showings of the hottest musicals and plays.