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BLUE MAN GROUP

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Astor Place Theatre

Blue Man Group is one of New York's longest-running shows and one of its hardest to describe! In the show, three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off Broadway. Although there is no main plot, the show is split into themes such as innocence and surprise towards technology, information overload, as well as an elegant dinner involving a Twinkie snack. More info »

AVENUE Q

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Stage 3 New World Stages

Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. More info »

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

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Majestic Theater

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical and now celebrates over 25 years on Broadway. This musical masterpiece combines songwriting genius with an unforgettable romantic storyline - a Phantom haunting the Paris Opera House falls in love with one of its newest singers, and will stop at nothing to make her return his affections. More info »

CLINTON THE MUSICAL

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Stage 4 New World Stages

Recent polls show that Americans consider Bill Clinton one of the best US Presidents since WWII. Who would have thought it of a man who was impeached? Clinton The Musical examines the dichotomy of the 42nd President of The United States, delving into everything from sex to sax, and Monica to Hillary. It's funny, crude, and a reminder that the world of American politics is a great spectator sport. More info »

THE 39 STEPS

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Union Square Theater

A witty adaptation of Hitchcock's spy adventure, The 39 Steps returns to New York to dazzle audiences all over again. Following the adventures of daring hero Richard Hannay, the play features a cast of only four, who use costume changes, props and every ounce of their theatrical talent to play over a hundred different characters. More info »

CHURCHILL

Stage 5 New World Stages

Ronald Keaton's one man show arrives at the New World Stages, following rave reviews during its Chicago debut last year. Set on the eve of Churchill's 1946 'Iron Curtain' speech, the play finds the wartime leader regaling a small gathering of friends and admirers with his extraordinary life story. More info »

THE FANTASTICKS

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Jerry Orbach Theater

A classic coming-of-age story, The Fantasticks features two meddling, matchmaking fathers who scheme to get their children together. But once the couple is united, the real drama begins! More info »

MAMMA MIA!

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Broadhurst Theater

Mamma Mia collects a group of hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA and shapes them around the story of a single mother coping with her young daughter's marriage on a picturesque Greek isle. While the daughter plans her future with the love of her life, her mother is haunted by three different men who may or may not be her daughter's father. More info »

CHICAGO - THE MUSICAL

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Ambassador Theater

No musical conjures up quite the same combination of intrigue, drama and sex appeal as Chicago does, a formula that's taken the hit production around the world from Toronto to Tokyo, since its premiere on Broadway in 1975. Set in the roarings 1920s, this tale of two beautiful criminals - Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly - comes alive through daring dance, sensational costumes and a pinch of Razzle Dazzle. More info »

THE WOMBATS

Webster Hall

Purveyors of kinetic and confessional indie rock with a dance pop sheen, The Wombats are back in the US with a brand new studio record, Glitterbug and they're ready to tear up the dance-floor this summer! More info »

NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL

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Kirk Theatre

No one in the news is safe! Not to be confused with the Disney musical NEWSIES, this Drama Desk-nominated revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebreties, and politicians - in short, everyone is fair game. With songs and material continually updated to take advantage of the top news stories, composer-lyricist Drama Desk Nominee Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof - and then some. More info »

BEN FOLDS & YMUSIC

Bowery Ballroom

King of geek pop Ben Folds has embarked on yet another adventurous collaboration for his new album. He's teamed up with six-piece New York instrumental outfit yMusic and the resulting album, in Folds' own words, is "a record we've never heard before". They're heading out on tour in support of this joint effort, so expect to hear a wealth of new material mixed in with choice picks from Folds' lengthy solo career. More info »

DISENCHANTED

Westside Theater Upstairs

The Disney prescribed model of femininity takes a bashing in Disenchanted, a hilarious musical which takes a swipe at the animation studio's vision of waif-like princesses who all possess supermodel good looks. More info »

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

Irving Plaza

Now lead by Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, San Diego-based STP are back on tour in 2015 following the cancellation of several shows in 2014 due to Bennington's ankle surgery. Currently working in the studio on new material, we're yet to hear when the next album is coming out, but fans are assured that the tour will showcase this new material plus favorites dating back even prior to Scott Wielland's departure. More info »

THE ACTING COMPANY: THE ROSE TATTOO

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Two-time Tony Award winner and reigning Broadway queen Patti LuPone joins forces with Emmy Award-winning actor Bobby Canavale for a special one night only stage-reading of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo. The seasoned stars of stage, film and TV come together to raise funds for The Acting Company, America's only non-profit classical theatre organisation. More info »

PERFECT CRIME

Anne L. Bernstein Theater

Perfect Crime goes well beyond traditional mystery play. It is a sexy, compelling thriller, with well-timed surprises and laughs that relieve a growing dramatic tension. The main character is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist accused of bumping off her wealthy British husband. But when a handsome young detective comes calling to investigate, is everything as straight-cut as it appears? More info »

702 PUNCHLINES & PREGNANT:THE JACKIE MASON MUSICAL

St. Luke's Theater

Jackie Mason lovechild Sheba Mason's Musical on the hilarious love affair between Jackie and her starry-eyed mother - AN OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL COMEDY. More info »

METROPOLITAN OPERA: THE MERRY WIDOW

Metropolitan Opera House

Directed by Tony Award winning Susan Stroman (The Producers), this production promises a lavish take on Lehar's comic story of love blossoming amidst bureaucratic wrangling. Set against the background of fin de siecle Paris, scenes take place at Maxim's, with Susan Graham singing the role of the beguiling heiress that has all of Paris under her spell. Or is it her vast fortune that has men flocking to her in droves? More info »

SIXX:A.M., APOCALYPTICA & NOTHING MORE

Best Buy Theatre - Times Square

MASTERWORKS FESTIVAL CHORUS & NEW YORK CITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Carnegie Hall - Isaac Stern Auditorium

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