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HAMILTON

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Richard Rodgers Theater

Where do you start with Hamilton? The hit hip-hop infused musical drama about the 10 Dollar Founding Father Without A Father from Lin-Manuel Miranda has all but taken over the world since its first sold-out run at the Off-Broadway Public Theatre in 2015. Now housed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the foreseeable future, the rollicking historical epic is a true arbiter of our times, with its message of inclusivity, passion, diversity and resistance from oppression gaining relevance with every passing day. More info »

PRESENT LAUGHTER

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St James Theater

Oscar and Tony winner winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) returns to Broadway to take the lead in Noel Coward's sparkling farce. He plays Gary Essendine, an aloof actor who must battle various distractions, including an overly zealous playwright named Roland and various frisky young women, as he prepares for a tour to Africa. More info »

ALADDIN

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New Amsterdam Theater

Join Aladdin, Jasmine and the hilarious Genie on a magic carpet ride you'll never forget. Disney's Tony-winning adaptation of their 1992 movie is Broadway's biggest family musical, packing in romance and adventure, and all the classic songs from the film. More info »

BOOK OF MORMON

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Eugene O'Neill Theatre

From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this outrageously funny and risque Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Starring BOM veteran Gavin Creel as Elder Price, fresh from his London stint in the same role, be prepared for a show where no holds are barred and perhaps cover yourself with a napkin as you'll be spluttering in comic awesomeness throughout. More info »

DEAR EVAN HANSEN

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Music Box Theater

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Second Stage Theatre, this darkly comic musical lands on Broadway. The poignant and thought-provoking production has thus far received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love and the search for acceptance, all wrapped up in a perfectly pitched contemporary pop score by Oscar-winning composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). More info »

GROUNDHOG DAY

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August Wilson Theater

Ivan Reitman's classic movie is brought to the stage by Matilda's Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus. An intricate, hilarious and truly heartfelt delight, Groundhog Day follows the fortunes of a grumpy TV reporter who gets caught in a supernatural time loop, forced to relive the same day over and over again. More info »

BLUE MAN GROUP

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Astor Place Theatre

One of New York's longest-running shows, the Blue Man Group is a little hard to describe, but we'll give it a go! Take a healthy dose of percussion, mix it in with some vaudeville, a pinch of cutting edge technology, and half a teaspoon of comedy, and you've got... well, the Blue Man Group! Guiding you through this multi-sensory, alternatively amazing and hilarious show are three blue-painted performers, who don't seem to have too much knowledge about life on earth. More info »

COME FROM AWAY

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theater

The hugely acclaimed musical Come From Away makes its Broadway debut. Full of warmth and humanity, it tells the remarkable story of the small Newfoundland town of Gander, which found itself playing host to thousands of displaced airplane passengers on 9/11. More info »

SUNSET BOULEVARD

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Palace Theater

After captivating London audiences last year, Tony winner Glenn Close revisits the role of fading diva Norma Desmond on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard. Based on the classic Billy Wilder movie, Sunset is the greatest Hollywood tragedy of them all, telling the story of an aspiring screenwriter seduced by the old-school movie glamour that surrounds an aged actress. More info »

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION

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Ethel Barrymore Theater

Seven time Emmy winner Allison Janney (The West Wing) stars alongside Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey in this revival of John Guare's celebrated play. They play a wealthy Manhattan couple whose liberal and moneyed lifestyle is shattered forever by a con man who arrives at their door, claiming to be the son of Sidney Poitier. More info »

A BRONX TALE

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Longacre Theater

Co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jery Zaks, A Bronx Tale is a swinging, doo-wop infused portrait of the mob in 1960's New York. Featuring a score by Oscar and Tony winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast), this musical follows the story of a local boy who is taken under the wing of Bronx mob boss Sonny, and the efforts of the boy's father to wrestle him away from a life of crime. More info »

ANASTASIA

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Broadhurst Theater

Based on the 1997 animated movie, Anastasia brings the story of the young Romanov Princess to Broadway for the first time. Bursting with adventure, romance and memorable songs, Anastasia is set to be the biggest new musical of the season. The starry creative team includes Tony winners Terrence McNally (It's Only a Play) and Darko Tresnjack (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder). More info »

BANDSTAND

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Bernard B Jacobs Theater

Boasting sizzling choreography from Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), Bandstand is an absorbing big band musical set in post-WWII America. The story follows a group of mismatched veterans who band together to win a national song competition, and overcome the horrors of their past. More info »

THE LION KING

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Minskoff Theater

Broadway's third longest-running show is a thrilling reinvention of the Disney classic. Brought to life by director Julie Taylor, The Lion King on Broadway is an exuberant mix of the songs from the movie, sumptuous costumes and breathtaking puppetry. The winner of the Tony for Best Musical, this how is a must-see for all the family. More info »

WICKED

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Gershwin Theater

Forget Dorothy, the juiciest tale from the land of Oz concerns the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friendship with Glinda The Good Witch. Featuring more iconic numbers than you can nod your witches hat to ('Defying Gravity', 'Popular'), this three-time Tony winner is modern Broadway's biggest original musical and a glorious addition to the Oz mythology. More info »

WAITRESS

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Brooks Atkinson Theater

With a peppy score by singer songwriter Sara Bareilles, Waitress is one of Broadway's most life-affirming musicals. The story follows a small town waitress (played by Bareilles herself) who seizes the opportunity of a big money baking contest to make a new life for herself. More info »

OSLO

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Vivian Beaumont Theater

J. T. Rogers Oslo lands on Broadway just in time for 2017 Tonys! Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I), this compelling drama tells the story of the secret negotiations that led to the Oslo Peace Accords. The play focuses on a couple of young Norwegian diplomats at the heart of the action, who succeeded, where so many others had failed, in brokering meaningful discussions between Israel and Palestine. More info »

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

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Lyceum Theater

Packed full of misplaced props, shaky acting and even shakier sets, The Play That Goes Wrong is the best worst play since Noises Off! Following the countless mishaps that befall an amateur stage production, this hilarious, mile-a-minute farce, arrives on Broadway after a hugely successful London run. More info »

CATS

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Neil Simon Theater

One of the world's best-loved musicals returns to New York City! Get ready to fall for the magic of this feline wonder once more. Ideal for the whole family, Cats is based on poet TS Eliot's 1939 book for older children, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. With spectacular costumes, dazzling dance moves, and some of the most memorable show tunes in musical theatre (Memory, MaCavity, The Song of the Jellicles, just to name a few!), Cats will leave you in awe. More info »

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

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Belasco Theater

Academy Award winner Sally Field and two-time Tony recipient Joe Mantello are set to star in a new revival of Tennessee Williams' celebrated drama, The Glass Menagerie in spring 2017. Tony Award-winning director Sam Gold (2015's Fun Home) takes the helm for this production, which he first directed with Toneelgroep Amsterdam to critical acclaim; he will also be bringing the creative team with him for this revival. More info »

AMELIE

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Walter Kerr Theater

Back in 2001, the world fell in love with Amelie. The lead character in Jean Piere Jeunet's wildly imaginative film of the same name, she gadded about her very own Paris, falling in love and helping others in a uniquely charming way. Now 16 years later, Amelie comes to the stage in this glorious new adaptation from Craig Lucas, Daniel Messe and Pam Mackinnon. Taking on the lead role for this production is the Tony-nominated Phillipa Soo (Hamilton). More info »

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

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Lunt Fontanne Theater

This adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic transfers to Broadway after breaking records on London's West End. Bursting with color, invention and spectacle, this show leads you inside the mysterious Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, where nothing is quite what it seems. More info »

MISS SAIGON

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Broadway Theater

It's been a long time coming, but the hit London-born musical Miss Saigon is finally set to light up Broadway once again ahead of its 25th anniversary, following a phenomenal run in the West End. Starring the new revival production leads Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer and North Carolina-born Eva Noblezada as Kim, experience the tragic love story amidst the last days of Saigon, complete with a revamped helicopter scene to take your breath away. More info »

HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE

Mitzi E Newhouse Theater

Two time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Clean House) presents her brand new play at the Lincoln Center, featuring a star-studded cast​. Leading the cast of this world premiere are Oscar winner Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, The Realistic Joneses) and Tony winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). More info »

METROPOLITAN OPERA: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER

Metropolitan Opera House

The spectre of the Flying Dutchman has long been a terrifying sight for sailors. At its heart is a wretch of a captain, damned by Satan to roam the oceans forever, with the chance of salvation presented once only every seven years, when they may go ashore and attempt to find true love. Wagner's nautical adventure is a thrilling and haunting opera and marked a turning point in his career. More info »

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC - BEETHOVEN AND ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Join the New York Philharmonic for an out of this world evening headlined by Strauss's seminal Also sprach Zarathustra, forever enshrined in the public conscious after it became the theme of Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi epic, 2001: A Space Odessey. First performed in 1896, the magnificent drama of the piece leads to a crashing crescendo that will leave you with goosebumps, no matter how many times you experience it. More info »

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL

Lucille Lortel Theater

Following its acclaimed tour across the country, a new, retooled version of the Percy Jackson musical will be headed Off-Broadway from this March, starring musical newcomer Chris McCarrell as the eponymous hero. Adapted from the popular Rick Riordan young adult's novel, The Lightning Thief has already seen an acclaimed film adaptation; the musical is written by Tracz and Rob Rokicki and directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar). More info »

AVENUE Q

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Stage 3 New World Stages

Avenue Q is a provocative and subversive coming of age tale told with puppets. Think Book of Mormon meets Sesame Street. Running Off-Broadway since 2009, this three-time Tony-winning institution centers on the character of Princeton, a recent graduate in English, who makes a whole bunch of colorful new friends when he gets an apartment on Avenue Q. More info »

KINKY BOOTS

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Al Hirschfeld Theater

The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots is one of Broadway's newest mainstays. Featuring a funky score from Cyndi Lauper, it's the story of a failing shoe factory in England which is turned around by the influence of a fabulous drag queen named Lola. More info »

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

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Majestic Theater

The longest-running show in Broadway history, The Phantom of the Opera is a juicy blockbuster, ripe with romance, horror and true Broadway spectacle. The winner of seven Tony Awards, it's the story of a masked monster who stalks the halls of the Paris Opera House, and will stop at nothing to make the company's latest starlet his own. More info »

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM

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Martinson Hall

Two men, whose concepts of gay rights are very different, meet in London and fall in love. Yet one of them is reluctant to commit, scarred from years of dating in the face of discrimination and bigotry. Written by Martin Sherman (Bent) and starring Tony winner Harvey Feirstein, Gently Down the Stream is a warm and funny new love story with extraordinary depth. More info »

ON YOUR FEET!

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Marquis Theater

On Your Feet! is a new musical which tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, a pair of Cuban immigrants who traveled to America and became two of the biggest names in the music business. Loaded with Estefan's infectious pop classics, the show will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. More info »

WAR PAINT

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Nederlander Theater

Brand new musical War Paint arrives on Broadway after breaking records in Chicago. It's the story of make-up giants Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, two fierce rivals who carved out a place at the top of the male-dominated cosmetics industry. Reprising their roles from the Chicago production are Tony-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, who have not shared a Broadway stage before. More info »

JOAN OF ARC - INTO THE FIRE

Newman Theater

The Public presents the world premiere of one of the most intriguing new musicals of the season. Penned by idiosyncratic Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, Joan of Arc - Into the Fire tells the story of the legendary French military leader, who since her execution by the English in 1431, at the tender age of only nineteen, has became a towering cultural figure, a canonized saint and a symbol of freedom and liberation the world over. More info »

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

New York City Winery

Kris Kristofferson has been a fixture of America's cultural landscape since the early 1970s. After leaving the army, Texas-born Kristofferson moved to Nashville to pursue his love of music in 1965, and soon became a prodigious songwriter, penning iconic tunes for the likes of Johnny Cash, Dave Dudley, and most notably, 'Me and Bobby McGee', which was a number one hit for Janis Joplin. More info »

NEW YORK CITY BALLET: HERE AND NOW NO. 1 - WHEELDON

David H Koch Theater

This pure celebration of New York City Ballet's own wunderkind Christopher Wheeldon sees the company take on three of his best-known works, nicely climaxing with American Rhapsody, his newest piece set to the romantic music of Gershwin. More info »

PEPPA PIG'S BIG SPLASH

St. George Theatre

Peppa Pig and her family arrive in North America for a new US Tour. This fun show features lots of audience interaction, life-size puppets of all the characters, and of course, plenty of muddy puddles! More info »

CHICAGO - THE MUSICAL

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Ambassador Theater

The longest running American musical on Broadway, Chicago conjures up a heady mix of sex, death and the insatiable lust for fame, all set to one of musical theatre's most iconic scores. A winking satire of celebrity culture, its the tale of two ​beautiful criminals in the Roaring Twenties who plan to get away with murder by putting on one hell of a show. More info »

BUDDY GUY

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

One of the musical inspirations for guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Jimmy Page, this American blues guitarist is considered to be one of the greatest axemen of all time. Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy winner, and, as if that isn't enough, Eric Clapton once called him "without a doubt the best guitar player alive". Enough said. More info »

ALI WONG

Town Hall Theater

San Francisco native Ali Wong is a comedian unafraid to leave no stone unturned as she confronts taboo topics with hilarious consequences. Sex, her marriage, pregnancy and more sex are topics she frequently sinks her teeth into, tearing into feminism and sexism with an unmatched voraciousness. She may seem like a demure mom of one when she frist meets the eye, but Wong brass, bold, lewd and taking the comedy scene by storm. More info »

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL - THE GODFATHER AND THE GODFATHER PART II WITH PANEL

Radio City Music Hall

BALTIMORE ORIOLES AT NEW YORK YANKEES (YANKEES TOTE BAG GIVEAWAY)

Yankee Stadium

SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL

Winter Garden Theatre - NY

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

HELLO DOLLY

Shubert Theatre-NY

NEW YORK CITY BALLET - NAMOUNA, A GRAND DIVERTISSEMENT

David H. Koch Theater

MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS

MetLife Stadium

A DECADE OF SOUL: CLASSIC SOUL & MOTOWN REVUE

BB King Blues Club and Grill NY

TYE TRIBBETT

New Jerusalem Worship Center

TRIBECA TALKS: STORYTELLERS - BARBRA STREISAND WITH ROBERT RODRIGUEZ

Tribeca Performing Arts Center

THURSDAY

Irving Plaza

MIKE PETERS AND THE ALARM PRESENT THE GATHERING

Gramercy Theatre

PUNKY MEADOWS

BB King Blues Club and Grill NY

CHICAGO FIRE AT NEW YORK RED BULLS

Red Bull Arena

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812

Imperial Theatre - NY

METROPOLITAN OPERA - DON GIOVANNI

Metropolitan Opera House

DISCO BISCUITS (18+ EVENT)

Capitol Theatre Port Chester

MITSKI (16+ EVENT)

Brooklyn Steel

THE HIT MEN

Bergen Performing Arts Center

NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR

Carnegie Hall - Isaac Stern Auditorium

ANTIGONE RISING

Bowery Ballroom

PETER VALERA AND THE JUMP BLUES BAND

BB King Blues Club and Grill NY

TRAVIS SCOTT (21+ EVENT)

Flash Factory NY

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