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3 Kid Friendly Broadway Shows

Kids often give Broadway a bad rap, and truth be told, as adults we don't think there's much Broadway offers that our kids will enjoy. We're about to change that. We've tracked down Broadway shows that will thrill you and your kids!The Lion KingShowing at: Minskoff Theater: 200 West 45th Street New York, NYSince it opened on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King has thrilled kids of all ages (more than 50 million to be exact). No doubt, this show has become a classic. Now it's your turn to experience the Serengeti.WickedShowing at:Gershwin Theater: 222 West 51st Street New York, NYYou'll enjoy this unexpected twist on the traditional Wizard of Oz tale. It's the musical story of The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good- before Dorothy came along. The costumes, the music and the set of Wicked have all received rave reviews. And don't worry- it's still family friendly.Spider-Man, Turn Off the DarkShowing at: Foxwoods Theater: 213 West 42nd Street New York, NYOnly one word begins to describe this show: Amazing! Considered one of the most technical shows of all time, you can expect aerial stunts and audience fly-overs. Think your kids will be impressed? You betcha!Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark won't disappoint you.If a Broadway show is on your list of "must-dos" then staying at a hotel near Broadway only makes sense. Luck you: Hotel Mela is conveniently located near all the theaters of Broadway and offers some amazing suites that are perfect for families. Consider booking the Mela Suite. A beautifully appointed one-bedroom suite offering guests a queen bed and separate sitting area with a sofa bed. Sound just perfect? We thought you'd like it!