Most Americans have heard of Broadway shows, and may even know what Broadway stands for. Known as one of the best activities in New York City, Broadway shows have seen millions of people throughout the years. One thing that attracts many visitors to Broadway each year is the wide variety of shows that are playing, with several family shows as well. If you are thinking about bringing your family to a Broadway show, here are some of the best ones to see right now.

Mean Girls
The now infamous movie, Mean Girls, was originally released in 2004 and starred former SNL star, Tina Fey. Now, fans of the 2000’s movie can experience Mean Girls on Broadway with Tina Fey returning in her first Broadway performance. While there are some differences from the movie, the Broadway performance will be sure to please the entire family.

Based off of the wildly popular movie, Frozen brings the same flare from the movie to make a highly entertaining show. According to early viewers of the show, Frozen on Broadway does a great job of staying faithful to the original movie while bringing the excitement of Broadway.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Based off of the original books, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway brings the country’s favorite story to life. Coming as a new show to New York City, Harry Potter goes through the full story, but with many exciting twists and turns throughout. Harry Potter fans should ensure that they get tickets while it is still on Broadway.

The Lion King
The world-famous cartoon from Disney continues to be a staple on Broadway. Using incredible visuals and detailed makeup, the actors help the story of the Lion King truly come to life. To give you an idea of the Lion King on Broadway success, the show features music created by Elton John. The Broadway show has been going for nearly two decades, and continues to see great success.

If you are looking for more Broadway shows that are not geared towards the family, you can check out this helpful guide from the New York Times outlining all of the shows playing on Broadway right now. Next time you are in New York City, don’t forget to take a look at the shows that are playing on Broadway.