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HAMILTON

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Richard Rodgers Theater

This new musical from the pen of Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) explores the life of one of America's greatest figures, Alexander Hamilton. Tracing his story from humble beginnings in the West Indies to the duel which ended his life, Hamilton is a historical epic infused with Miranda's whip-smart writing and a brilliant hip-hop influenced score. More info »

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SHUFFLE ALONG

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Music Box Theater

Tony winners Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and Brian Stokes Mitchell star in this behind-the-scenes story of influential musical Shuffle Along. The 1921 show was a huge surprise hit in its day, kickstarting the careers of Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson, and rewriting Broadway's racial rulebook. This show marks McDonald's return to New York after her hugely acclaimed turn in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. More info »

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WAITRESS

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Brooks Atkinson Theater

Pop songstress Sara Bareilles provides the score of this brand new musical, which is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus. Based on the 2007 comedy-drama starring Kerri Russell and Nathan Fillion, Waitress tells the story of Jenna (Tony winner Jessie Mueller), a waitress with a talent for pie-making who longs to escape from her small town existence. More info »

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TUCK EVERLASTING

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Broadhurst Theater

Brand new musical Tuck Everlasting arrives on Broadway! Based on the beloved 1975 children's book by Natalie Babbitt, the story revolves around a young girl named Winnie who discovers a magical secret about neighbouring family the Tucks. It's a story of self-discovery and figuring out what's really important in life. More info »

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PARAMOUR

Lyric Theatre - Broadway

Set in the golden age of Hollywood, Paramour is the first Broadway show from the renowned Canadian circus troupe. It will combine the company's famed acrobatics and spectacular design with the best of Broadway storytelling magic. More info »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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SHE LOVES ME

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Studio 54

Roundabout Theatre mark their 50th Anniversary season with a brand new Broadway production of She Loves Me. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, this sprightly musical stars Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled) and Tony winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, Ally McBeal). The story revolves around a pair of rival perfumery clerks, who are unaware that each is the other's romantic pen pal. More info »

THE COLOR PURPLE

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Bernard B Jacobs Theater

Adapted from Alice Walker's Pultizer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple returns to Broadway in 2015 with Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Orange Is The New Black's Danielle Brooks and British actress Cynthia Erivo topping the bill. Centering on a young black girl named Celie in early 1900s America, The Color Purple is an uplifting tale of triumph over adversity, and boasts Oprah as one of its producers. More info »

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THE CRUCIBLE

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Walter Kerr Theater

With a stellar cast including Tony winner Sophie Okonedo and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, Arthur Miller's landmark 1953 play mounts a much anticipated return to Broadway in Spring 2016. It's the story of a small, close-knit Puritan community whose lives are torn asunder by the climate of fear and suspicion that grows within them all as mass hysteria overtakes during a trial for witchcraft. More info »

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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 »

THE FATHER

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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Stage and movie veteran Frank Langella makes a welcome return to Broadway in Florian Zeller's Moliere Award-winning play about dementia. Langella plays the eponymous Father of the title in a touching portrait of an 80-year old man who lives with his immediate family - but his memory is failing him. Was he a tap dancer, or an engineer in his youth? Furthermore, is his daughter's husband or is he a new lover? More info »

JERRY SEINFELD

Beacon Theater

Brooklyn-born Jerry Seinfeld takes up residence at the Beacon Theater throughout 2016, playing one show every month. Arguably one of the greatest comedians of his time, Seinfeld has been entertaining audiences with his witty observations of the mundane little wrinkles of life since he stepped up to the mic in 1976. More info »

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

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Palace Theater

To be young and restless in Paris is a dream for many of us, but in the late 1940's, it's Jerry Mulligan's life. After escaping the horrors of the war, he moves to the city of romance in the hopes of avoiding the daily grind and making it as a painter. Day dreaming and dancing, with the Gershwin's wonderful score, An American in Paris celebrates the best in life, in true Parisian style! More info »

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ECLIPSED

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John Golden Theater

Following a critically lauded run at the Public Theater, Danai Guirira's wrenching drama transfers to Broadway. Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) leads the cast as a captive wife of a rebel officer in the Liberian Civil War of 2003. More info »

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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 »

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SOMETHING ROTTEN!

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St James Theater

The Bard of Avon's plays and sonnets have enriched the world for the last 500 years. He created terrible tragedies, farcical comedies, and changed the English language forever! But enough about that poser, there's a new crack duo in town and they're here to shake up Shakespeare! Behold the brothers Bottom, the creators of THE MUSICAL! Stars Brian d'Arcy James as Nick Bottom and Christian Borle, winner of the 2015 Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his take on the rock star wordsmith! More info »

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STOMP

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Orpheum Theater

One of the city's most unique live experiences, Stomp has been thrilling New York audiences for over twenty years. This ear & eye-popping show consists of a group of eight incredibly talented performers, who create intricate rhythms from everyday household objects, from garbage can lids and zippo lighters, to buckets and hammers. More info »

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

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Ethel Barrymore Theater

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

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THE LION KING

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Minskoff Theater

Going strong since premiering in 1997, Disney's hit musical adaptation of the animated move brings the African Serengeti to spectacular life. We joins 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. This phenomenal adaptation includes original songs created for the show and boasts incredibly intricate animal puppetry. More info »

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WICKED

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Gershwin Theater

Long before Dorothy drops into Oz inside her flying farmhouse, there were two other young girls who happened to 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. Although sparks fly between them at first, Wicked follows these two unlikely friends and college roommates as they grow into two extraordinary women: The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. More info »

BLACKBIRD

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Belasco Theater

David Harrower's riveting two-hander takes place in a grubby office storage room, with the 50-something Ray being confronted by the woman whom he raped fifteen years previously, when she was twelve years old. Nominated for three Tony Awards, Blackbird stars Emmy winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams (Cabaret, My Week With Marilyn). More info »

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

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Broadway Theater

One of the most revered musicals of the 20th Century, Fiddler on the Roof makes a triumphant return to the Great White Way, a decade after its last full-scale revival. Starring five time Tony nominee Danny Burstein and directed by Bartlett Sher, this new production will use Jerome Robbins' original choreography and of course, the unforgettable, rousing songs, such as 'Tradition', 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker', 'If I Were A Rich Man' and 'Sunrise, Sunset' that truly cemented Fiddler in our hearts! More info »

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FULLY COMMITTED

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Lyceum Theater

A hilarious take-down of New York's foodie elite, Becky Mode's Fully Committed is a full throttle one man comedy, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family). He plays Sam, an out-of-work actor manning the phones at one of the city's swankiest eateries, having to juggle the demands of desperate customers, on edge waiters and egomaniacal chefs. More info »

THE HUMANS

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Helen Hayes Theater

Written as a single 90-minute scene, this play explores the gnawing anxieties that beset Pennsylvania family The Blakes as they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. Directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (An Act of God), The Humans transfers to Broadway after its rapturously New York debut last year. More info »

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THE KING AND I

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Vivian Beaumont Theater

Rodgers and Hammerstein's epic returns to Broadway in a new production that captures the essence of this much-treasured piece of musical theatre history. It's story of a widowed governess, who is charged with teaching the severe King of Thailand's myriad royal offspring, and the journey that they both take as they teach each other about their different culture. More info »

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BRIGHT STAR

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Cort Theater

Written by comedian Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, Bright Star is a winsome bluegrass musical, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago), Bright Star makes it Broadway debut after acclaimed productions in San Diego and Washington. More info »

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THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM

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Laura Pels Theater

What if Robin Hood took place in the formative years of this great nation? This American legend once again lands on the musical stage in 2016, helmed by Tony Award nominated director Alex Timbers (Peter And The Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and based on a short story by Eudora Welty. More info »

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DISASTER!

Nederlander Theater

This hilarious new jukebox musical is an over-the-top spoof of 1970's disaster movies, pitting its cast of characters against an ever-escalating series of earthquakes, tidal waves and piranhas. Soundtracked by some of the decade's smoothest (and corniest) hits, Disaster! is a guaranteed crowd-pleasing roller coaster. More info »

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KIKI AND HERB: SEEKING ASYLUM!

Joes Pub

Rejoice! The very dangerous duo of Kiki and Herb will tread the Broadway boards once more! A head on collision of cabaret, stand-up and performance art, this cult lounge act (played by Justin Vernon Bond and Kenny Mellman) earned a huge following during the 90s and 00s with sold out shows at Carnegie Hall and collaborations with the likes of Debbie Harry and Sarah Bernhard. More info »

THE WOODSMAN

Stage 5 New World Stages

The Woodsman is an origin story like no other and a whole other side to the classic tale of Oz! A brainchild of theatre company Strangemen and Co, it debuted at the Brooklyn's Standard ToyKraf to rapturous critical acclaim and sell-out shows. After doing the Off-Broadway rounds due to high demand, The Woodsman now makes its temporary home on NYC's New World Stages under the direction of James Oritz and Claire Karpen. More info »

TURN ME LOOSE

Westside Theater Downstairs

Scandal's Joe Morton is Dick Gregory in this brand new play about the trailblazing comic who co-opted his fame into becoming a leading light of the civil rights movement, becoming as outspoken in his politics as in his stand-up routines. More info »

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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 »

FUN HOME

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Circle in the Square Theatre

After a universally acclaimed run at The Public Theater, Fun Home transfers to Broadway in 2015. Based on a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, this new musical traces the relationship between a deeply closeted father and his daughter. Helmed by director of the moment Sam Gold, the five-time Tony winning Fun Home is the most refreshingly atypical musical of the year. More info »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 a must see Broadway experience! More info »

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ON YOUR FEET!

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Marquis Theater

On Your Feet! is a brand new musical which tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, a pair of Cuban immigrants who travelled 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 »

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AMERICAN PSYCHO

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theater

Revamped after a sell out run in London with Doctor Who star Matt Smith, American Psycho is coming back to it's heartland, this time with an all-American cast! And that's not all, the stylish synth-pop murderous musical will undergo a few new changes, with new songs, a little more psycho, horror and suspense. More info »

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TRIP OF LOVE

Stage 42

Prepare to open your hearts and minds to this brand new musical that explores all the best parts of the 1960s in a kaleidoscopic fantasy. Often referred to as the 20th Century's most progressive decade, the 10 short years saw a boo m in individual freedom, self expression and of course, the birth of flower power. Alongside a curious young girl, we journey through this incredible time through the culture, fashion and unforgettable music of the period on a real Trip of Love! 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 »

FINDING NEVERLAND

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Lunt Fontanne Theater

Finding Neverland is the true story of playwright and author JM Barrie and how his friendship with the widowed Sylvia Llewellyn Davies and her children inspired one of the world's most treasured stories. Based on the Academy Award winning movie, expect to fall in love with the power of imagination and storytelling all over again. This exciting new production stars Broadway favorite Alfie Boe! More info »

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CAGNEY

Westside Theater Upstairs

James Cagney as you've never seen him before! This tap-happy musical follows the life of Hollywood's most famous tough guy, from his early days as a vaudeville song and dance man to movie superstardom. The original production played the York Theatre last year, where it was extended after its limited run sold out. More info »

STRAIGHT

Acorn Theatre

Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola's new play is razor sharp dissection of social acceptance in modern day America. At the heart of this funny new play is a love triangle, made up of investment banker Ben (Jake Epstein), who likes Emily (Jenna Gavigan), but also likes Chris (Thomas E. Sullivan). More info »

RUTHLESS - THE MUSICAL

St. Luke's Theater

The wickedly funny Ruthless is revived at St Luke's in a newly reimagined form. Condensing the show into a tight 90 minutes, the musical's original director Joel Paley returns to helm this tale of frighteningly ambitious child stars and their pushy parents, which in the age of reality shows and Honey Boo Boo seems more prescient than ever! More info »

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ABC'S STARS OF NASHVILLE: CLARE BOWEN, CHRIS CARMACK, CHARLES ESTEN & JONATHAN JACKSON

Theater at Madison Square Garden

​ABC's Nashville is an acclaimed peak into the lives of Nashville country music stars, focused on the struggle between fading star Rayna James and rising talent Juliette Barnes. A fifth season is lined up for next year, but in the meantime, stars of the show (many of whom have successful careers outside the show itself) are heading out on tour once again to showcase some of the series' best tracks. More info »

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125TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Isaac Stern Auditorium

Can you believe it? 2016 sees the 125th anniversary of the opening of Carnegie Hall, one of the world's most famous concert venues. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the trustees are inviting some of music's most eminent artists to perform in a one-off gala on the very date that the Hall opened! Confirmed guests for the gala include regulars Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming and Lang Lang, as well as Martina Arroyo, Emanuel Ax, Jessye Norman and James Taylor. More info »

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET: CLASSIC NYCB I

David H Koch Theater

The New York City Ballet's first Classic series of 2016 includes two dynamic and mesmerising shows from founding choreographer George Balanchine; the first, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, is a short burst of kinetic energy described as "an adrenaline rush for both dancers and audiences". Based on the famous Black Swan Pas De Deux, it's a thrilling eight minute display of masterful technique and technical brilliance. More info »

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WHEN I WAS A GIRL, I USED TO SCREAM AND SHOUT

Clurman Theatre

THE BOGMEN

Bowery Ballroom

ONE FUNNY MOTHER

New World Stages: Stage 2

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FRIGHTENED RABBIT

Terminal 5

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