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ALADDIN

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New Amsterdam Theater

In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin, this new 2014 Tony Award winning musical features best-loved music by Academy and Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken and is directed by Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw, best known for his work on The Book of Mormon. 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 hilarious 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. More info »

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. More info »

CONSTELLATIONS

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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Jake Gyllenhaal makes his Broadway debut in Nick Payne's intellectual drama, Constellations. The play - which premiered on the West End in 2012 - is an emotional and thoughtful look at one romance as it might exist across multiple parallel universes, and the impact that chance, as well as seemingly trivial things like body language and tone of voice, can have on shaping our entire future. More info »

CABARET

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Studio 54

The Roundabout Theatre Company's latest revival of Cabaret is a star-studded, two-time Tony nominated affair, with Spiderman star Emma Stone and stage vet Alan Cumming in the lead roles as Sally Bowles and the Emcee respectively. The musical, which first appeared on Broadway in 1966 is set in 1930s Berlin, in the infamous Kit Kat Klub where cabaret performer Sally sings against the voice of the Nazi rise to power. 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 love him back. More info »

STOMP

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Orpheum Theater

Stomp is one of New York's most unique entertainment experiences. A rotating cast of eight energetic young performers create rhythms and, yes, music, with their hands and feet and all manner of noisy objects, such as hammers, garbage can lids, buckets, and so on. Their technical skill is truly awesome: this perfectly synchronized ballet of juggled sticks, drums, and what-have-you is indeed thrilling to witness. More info »

WICKED

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Gershwin Theater

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked follows these two unlikely friends and college roomates grow into very different women: The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. More info »

A DELICATE BALANCE

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John Golden Theater

Three-time Tony winner Glenn Close stars opposite John Lithgow in Edward Albee's family about an upper middle-class couple who struggle to maintain their equilibrium when they open up their home to friends and family in need, including their daughter whose fourth marriage has just ended. More info »

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

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Belasco Theater

With the original Hedwig, John Cameron Mitchell back at the reins, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical comedy about a fictional rock 'n' roll band fronted by a transgender singer from East Berlin. Directed by Tony-winning Michael Mayer of Spring Awakening and American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch won four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for its former star, Neil Patrick Harris. More info »

INTO THE WOODS

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Laura Pels Theater

The Roundabout Theatre Company presents a very special production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's cautionary masterpiece. Stripping the show back to just 10 actors, a piano and a mounted wolf head, the flights of fancy of the the fairytale world will be rawer and more imaginatively played than ever before. More info »

IT'S ONLY A PLAY

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Bernard B Jacobs Theater

Due to phenomenal demand, this starry revival of Terence McNally's comedy extends its run well into 2015. Set on the opening night of a new Broadway show, It's Only a Play is a by turns biting and affectionate send up of the theatrical world. Among the cast are Martin Short, Matthew Broderick and Stockard Channing. More info »

THE RIVER

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Circle in the Square

In one of the most highly anticipated castings this Broadway season, stage and screen star, and our 2014 Tony Awards host Hugh Jackman returns to The Great White Way! He plays the lead in this new production of Jez Butterworth's acclaimed (albeit disturbing) play, The River. Our nameless and rugged central character has whisked his new lover away to a remote woodland cabin, however as the play evolves we become less sure about his intentions... or of the nature of his relationship with those he entertains at his cabin. More info »

DISGRACED

Lyceum Theater

Josh Radnor and Hari Dhillon star in this award-winning play by Ayad Akhtar about an affluent Muslim-American couple living in New York City, whose views on race, relationships and identity are left shattered after a dinner party with a co-worker and her husband. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013. More info »

ON THE TOWN

Lyric Theatre - Broadway

Three sailors celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple in the classic musical comedy, On the Town, which celebrates its 70th Anniversary as it reopens Broadway's Lyric Theatre! On The Town is a fun-filled sweep through some of New York's most famous icons, and an unforgettable tribute to the city that never sleeps. More info »

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

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Walter Kerr Theater

When the low born Monty Navarro finds out he's 8th in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the second Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind... 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 »

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

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Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the story of the life of Carole King, a Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter. This Broadway run comes after a pre-Broadway engagement in San Francisco, which also marks the production's premier. The musical features original songs by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. More info »

JERSEY BOYS

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August Wilson Theater

Jersey Boys is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30! More info »

KINKY BOOTS

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Al Hirschfeld Theater

Kinky Boots is one of Broadway's most successful new musicals, snapping up six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical! The uplifting show tells the tale of a failing family-run shoe factory in England whose business trajectory is changed (and saved!) thanks to the influence of a stiletto-wearing drag queen named Lola. More info »

LES MISERABLES

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Imperial Theater

A fugitive on the run, a promise made to a dying mother and, above all, the hope that despite our circumstances, we still have the power to change the course of our destiny. Producer Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed 25th-anniversary, re-imagined production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables is returning to the Imperial Theatre in 2014! More info »

MATILDA

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Shubert Theatre

Matilda, Roald Dahl's much-loved classic of an extraordinary child with hideous parents is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. This critically-acclaimed musical won four awards at the 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Gabriel Ebert. More info »

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

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Ethel Barrymore Theater

London's National Theatre is proud to present the Broadway debut of its sensational new play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on Mark Haddon's best-selling book of the same name, this mesmerising production uses extraordinary lighting, set design and props to tell this unusual and utterly unforgettable story. A powerful story told in a considerate and highly unique way, plays like Curious Incident don't come around very often. More info »

THE ELEPHANT MAN

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Booth Theater

Set in Victorian England, Bradley Cooper stars in this touching and extraordinary drama about the life of John Merrick - a severely disfigured man who is taken in by the circus to form part of their travelling 'freak show.' This new revival of Bernard Pomerance's play, which premiered in 2012, follows Merrick's trials and successes as he fights to live a life with dignity and be seen as a human being. More info »

THE LION KING

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Minskoff Theater

Disney presents a musical that brings the much-loved 1994 animated film to life to breath-taking effects, spirit and power, inviting you to explore the African Serengeti and join the wide eyed cub Simba on the adventure of a lifetime as he grows up and accepts his destiny as the King of the Pride Lands. In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring 'Circle of Life') this phenomenal adaptation has new original songs and explodes with joyous, captivating music that soundtrack the rich mythology and moving drama expertly. More info »

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS

Nederlander Theater

Love and luck collide in Las Vegas in this colorful comedy which transfers to Broadway from New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse. Tony Danza - one of television's most iconic personalities - leads the cast of Honeymoon in Vegas, playing gambler Tommy who tries his luck sweeping Betsy off her feet - and out of the arms of her marriage-phobic fiance, Jack. More info »

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

Longacre Theater

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe winner James Earl Jones will return to the stage - the showbiz sphere he started out in over fifty years ago - in this comedic play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. "You Can't Take It With You" follows two families whose lives are thrown together when their children become engaged. 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 »

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 »

THE GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW

Stage 2 New World Stages

Guinness record-holding bubble artist Fan Yang brings his dazzling family entertainment to Off-Broadway. More info »

WIESENTHAL

Acorn Theatre

Sometimes referred to as the "Jewish James Bond", holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal devoted his life to tracking down Nazi war criminals, right up until his death in 2005. His fascinating life story forms the basis of Wiesenthal, a one man show written and performed by Tom Dugan, which is coming to New York after playing to great acclaim across the country. 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. More info »

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Isaac Stern Auditorium

Chicago's Symphony Orchestra comes to New York as part of Carnegie Hall's Great American Orchestras and Great Symphonies seasons. Over the course of its three dates engagement, the orchestra will perform works from Debussy, Schumann and Prokofiev amongst others. More info »

VILLAINOUS COMPANY

Clurman Theatre

An exhilarating tale of cat and mouse, Villainous Company chronicles the chance meeting of three women after Claire returns from a shopping expedition only to find that one of her packages is missing. Theft, lies and suspense is the name of the game in this fast-paced thriller. More info »

WOLF ALICE

Mercury Lounge - NY

ROBERT CRAY BAND

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - New York

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC: EMANUEL AX, CHOPIN & THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN

Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

NEW YORK CITY BALLET: HEAR THE DANCE - RUSSIA

David H. Koch Theater (formerly New York State Theater)

JOHN OLIVER

Beacon Theatre - NY

JACK WHITE

Madison Square Garden

FILM CHINOIS

The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row

CHERUB

Terminal 5

BEN HOWARD

Hammerstein Ballroom

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