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THE AUDIENCE

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theater

After wowing on London's West End, and winning an Olivier to add to her Academy Award for playing Queen Elizabeth II, Helen Mirren dons the crown once again to bring The Audience to Broadway. Directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, this luminous play imagines the private weekly meetings held between Her Majesty and the Prime Minister of the day, leading to some very interesting observations! More info »

FISH IN THE DARK

Cort Theater

Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David makes his acting and playwriting Broadway debut with Fish in the Dark. Produced by Scott Rudin (Book of Mormon) and directed by Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), the play centers around a death in the family. More info »

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 American Sniper star Sienna Miller and stage veteran 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 »

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 »

APPLICATION PENDING

Westside Theater Downstairs

Set in the admissions department of the fictional but all too realistic Edgely Prep, Application Pending introduces us to the high-stakes world of Manhattan parents, who will stop at nothing to make sure their child gets a place- or else! More info »

METROPOLITAN OPERA: DON GIOVANNI

Metropolitan Opera House

The ever enduring Don Giovanni returns to the Metropolitan Opera, sung by Peter Mattei. The libertine philanderer is giving a decidedly darker role as a sexual predator and potential rapist as the story of unavenged justice incorporates tragedy with black comedy as well as the supernatural elements at the end which causes his downfall. Giovanni is no misunderstood hero in this production, which was created by acclaimed British director and producer, Michael Grandage. 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 »

WAYRA: FUERZA BRUTA

Daryl Roth Theater

Remain upstanding, folks, for this water and light spectacular that has taken London and Buenos Aires by storm. You may get wet, you may get dirty, but bring your pals and your comfy shoes, to prepare for a visual and sensory overload that will have you gasping in awe - and possibly to catch your breath! 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 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 »

DISGRACED

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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 »

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 »

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL

Elektra Theatre

50 Shades! The Musical is the original Fifty Shades of Grey parody, having performed to sold-out audiences in Edinburgh UK, Chicago and New York. Whilst fans are eagerly chomping at the bit (geddit?) in anticipation for the movie, ease their suffering and yours by catching this extremely tongue-in-cheek, risque and funny as hell musical production! Totally not licensed or endorsed by EL James. 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 »

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 »

IF / THEN

Richard Rodgers Theater

If/Then is a romantic, intellectual and innovative new musical about how choice and chance collide - and how we learn to love the fallout. Broadway legend Idina Menzel stars, in a role which garnered her a Tony nomination. More info »

NEVERMORE - THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE

Stage 1 New World Stages

After sold out runs across Europe, this wickedly dark musical about Edgar Allan Poe comes to New York. Tracing the writer's life, from his ignominious beginnings to his tragic death, Nevermore combines Gothic design with a delicate score to create a genuinely creepy show that will entrance and repulse in equal measure. More info »

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

American Airlines Theater

Theatre producer Oscar Jaffee has exactly one train journey to convince Broadway starlet, Lily Garland, to take on the lead in his brand new play! Two tiny problems exist - he is completely bankrupt and the epic play in question doesn't actually exist yet! Love and luck take centre-stage in this mischevious romantic comedy, where Peter Gallagher and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth star as the former lovers who meet by fate aboard the luxurious Twentieth Century's Chicago to New York City line. More info »

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES

Music Box Theater

Returning to Broadway for it's first revival, Wendy Wasserman's 1988 Pulitzer prize and Tony winning play about the journey of one young women through 20 years of social, political and personal change. With Mad Men's Elizabeth Moss, Orange is The New Black's Jason Biggs and A Gentleman's Guide star Bryce Pinkham leading the cast of this remarkable coming of age story covering the romances and regrets we all pick up in life. 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 »

VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Isaac Stern Auditorium

For more than 160 years, the venerable Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has been closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music. More info »

NAKED BOYS SINGING!

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Kirk Theatre

The title says it all in New York's most outrageous musical comedy! This hilarious revue features 15 original songs, 8 gorgeous guys and no clothes - a truly winning combination! Hailed by critics and audiences in 27 cities worldwide, don't miss this sure-fire crowd pleaser. Great for groups! 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 »

SNOW ORCHID

Lion Theatre

This crackling tale of bad blood, set in 1960s Brooklyn, is brought back to vivid life in director Valentina Fratti's new Off-Broadway production. Starring Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll and Hyde, Les Miserables) and Angelina Fiordellisi (When A Man Loves A Woman), it examines the destructive relationships within a family of four fiercely clashing personalities. 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 »

JOHN & JEN

Clurman Theatre

Twenty years after its Off-Broadway debut, John & Jen, Andrew Lippa's two person musical is back, courtesy of the Keen Company, as part of their 15th anniversary celebratory season. Following the story of two siblings, and the lengths we go to protect each other, expect a heartbreaking and wonderfully realised master-class in the power of story-telling. More info »

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX

Mitzi E Newhouse Theater

Lincoln Center Theater presents the world premiere of Bathsheba Doran's new play as part of their 2014/2015 season. The Mystery of Love and Sex centers on a pair of childhood friends who become romantically involved, and is be yet another intense and complex drama from the young English playwright. It stars Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub. More info »

ABUNDANCE

Beckett Theatre

In the latter part of the 19th Century, it was standard practise for women to become 'mail order brides', wherein, women would head out West to join lonely homesteaders in communities that lacked more than just the female touch. Abundance, from Pulitzer Prize winning Beth Henley is look at that life through the eyes of two such brides, Bess and Marcon, for whom life is about to become a very long and twisting adventure... More info »

WWE: LIVE - ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA

Madison Square Garden

VANILLA FUDGE

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

SLEATER-KINNEY

Terminal 5

POI DOG PONDERING

New York City Winery

NEW YORK CITY BALLET: NEW COMBINATIONS

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

MILONGA

New York City Center MainStage

INFECTED MUSHROOM

Best Buy Theatre - Times Square

ECHOSMITH

Webster Hall

DR. JOHN

Town Hall Theatre - NY

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