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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 the Tony nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. More info »

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 »

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

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Radio City Music Hall

A true New York City institution, the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular is the sparkling, breath-taking way to get you in the Christmas spirit, with unforgettable with the Radio City's unmatchable and unstoppable Rockettes performing their precision dancing and world famous routines! With gorgeously costumed and choreographed vignettes including the Toy Soldiers, Santa and his glamorous reindeers, The Nativity, and even a teddy-bear themed version of The Nutcracker, this show takes everything you love about Christmas and amps it up ten-fold, creating beautiful new memories from the beginning to the high-kicking finale! 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 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 »

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 and features original songs by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. It's a must-see for all fans of Carole and her incredible back catalogue! 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 »

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 »

OH, HELLO ON BROADWAY

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Lyceum Theater

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their iconic double act to Broadway in Fall 2016, after a sold out run at the Cherry Lane Theatre. As turtleneck and Alan Alda aficionados Gil Faizon and George St Geegland, they'll present their collective 'memoir on stage' detailing the lives of the two Upper West Side bachelor's and their rise to director/actor/creamed potato stand-ins. More info »

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PARAMOUR

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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 »

HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL

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Studio 54

This brand new adaptation of the beloved Bing Crosby movie plays Broadway for the first time. Jam-packed with Irving Berlin classics, from 'White Christmas' to 'Cheek to Cheek', this frothy musical is centered on the efforts of showbiz couple Jim and Linda to build a special holiday themed inn, and the figure from Jim's past who threatens to come between them. More info »

THE FRONT PAGE

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Broadhurst Theater

The rapid-fire newspaper comedy The Front Page is revived on Broadway, featuring an all star cast. Three-time Tony winner Nathan Lane plays Walter Burns, a hard-boiled newspaper editor whose star reporter Hildy John (John Slattery) stumbles onto the story of a lifetime. Rounding out the cast are screen legend John Goodman, and Tony winners Jefferson Mays and Rosemary Harris. 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 »

SWEET CHARITY

Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

The New Group present Neil Simon's fizzy musical in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Originally directed on Broadway by Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity follows the travails of a 'taxi-dancer' who yearns for a better life, and includes the songs 'Big Spender' and 'If My Friends Could see Me Now'. Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes) stars in the lead role. 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 »

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 »

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! More info »

THE ENCOUNTER

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John Golden Theater

Employing state of the art sound technology, one man show The Encounter takes you deep into the Brazilian rainforest, and into the homes of the Mayoruna tribe. Created by and starring Simon McBurney, this startling original work conveys most of its action through special headphones that are given to every audience member. Rapturously received in London and Edinburgh, The Encounter is unlike anything you've experienced before. More info »

THE HUMANS

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theater

One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Stephen Karam's The Humans is a portrait of a family who come to understand each other very differently over a thanksgiving dinner. Warm, witty and very funny, The Humans won four Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Play. More info »

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 »

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 »

FALSETTOS

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Walter Kerr Theater

Set in 1979 New York, Falsettos was a landmark musical when it played Broadway in the 90s for its exploration of the AIDS crisis and the gay family unit. Now, after 23 years, it's returning to Broadway with original director James Lapine once again at the helm, with Broadway faves Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle and Stephanie J. Block! More info »

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

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Broadway Theater

Starring five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein and directed by Bartlett Sher, this wonderful production uses 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 »

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 »

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

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New York City Center Mainstage

Designated by Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been 57 years since Alvin Ailey and his group of African-American dancers performed for the very first time at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. This tour is packed full of premieres and returning favorites. 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 »

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

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Booth Theater

Tony winners Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer lead Christopher Hampton's tale of sex and seduction. Adapted from the classic 18th Century novel, this intricate drama follows two French aristocrats who will stop at nothing to best each other in a perverse game of manipulation. This new staging transfers over from a sold-out run in London's West End. More info »

IN TRANSIT

Circle in the Square Theatre

The brains behind superhits Frozen and Pitch Perfect team up to bring this acapella musical back to New York six years after it premiered Off-Broadway in 2010. A snappy and vibrant work, In Transit takes a look at the myriad of stories jostling together in one subway car, weaving a tapestry of the lives of eleven different New Yorkers on their journeys towards success, love, and happiness. More info »

METROPOLITAN OPERA: SALOME

Metropolitan Opera House

Rich and intense, Salome is the equal parts shocking and thrilling tale of a petulant and beautiful Princess, stepdaughter of the lecherous King Herod and the dark path that her lustful wiles drag her down. Based on Oscar Wilde's famously passionate play, Richard Strauss' operatic adaptation is a creative masterpiece that continues to linger in your mind, long after you've left the theater. More info »

THE BODYGUARD

Paper Mill Playhouse

Grammy nominated artist and musical star Deborah Cox will be bringing London's West End musical to the United States on its inaugural national tour! Based on the 1992 movie starring the late, great Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, this musical will feature the iconic hits 'Saving All My Love', 'I Will Always Love You' and 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', in a star-crossed lover story between a soul diva and her personal bodyguard. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

DEAD POETS SOCIETY

Classic Stage Theater

SNL alum Jason Sudeikis stars as inspiring teacher John Keating in this new stage presentation of the critically acclaimed and much-loved film of the same name. Adapted from his own Academy Award winning screenplay by Tom Schulman, it's the moving tale of an unorthodox English teacher and how he uses poetry and literature to encourage his devoted students to break the boundaries of their strict prep school education and discover a life less ordinary. More info »

THE ILLUSIONISTS

Palace Theater

Witness magic on a scale unlike anything you've ever seen before. Led by The Anti-Conjurer, The Illusionists are a troupe of magicians who bring the art of illusion right up to date with their high-tech wizardry and death defying stunts. 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 »

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 »

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 »

TORY LANEZ

Irving Plaza

During the 2010s Tory Lanez took the underground rap scene by storm, transitioning from mix tapes and features into the mainstream with ease after the 2016 release of his debut album I Told You. The multi-talented rapper, singer songwriter and producer seamlessly blends R&B, hip hop, techno and rap to form a bold new sound that's impressing fans and critics alike. More info »

THE PIANO GUYS

Prudential Hall

The Piano Guys first made waves on the internet with their self-made music videos showing off their unique blend of classical and pop music. In 2012, the group released their first studio album which included a range of innovative mash-ups, from Mozart to David Guetta, as well as covers of songs by One Direction, Adele and Christina Perri. More info »

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

Theater at Madison Square Garden

Some say he had a very shiny nose, while others hypothesise that it even glowed like a light-bulb... One thing's for sure, Rudolph is the most famous reindeer of all Santa's helpers and this festive season he'll be bringing the magic of the beloved 1964 TV special to stage, marking a special Yuletide debut for the big apple! More info »

THIEVERY CORPORATION

Terminal 5

It's now been 20 years since Rob Garza and Eric Hilton met first met, and their band Theivery Corporation is now recognised as one of the most experimental and reliably consistent acts in world music. They've have spent two decades creating boundary-pushing, intricate electronic music, inspired by Latin America's intricate rhythms and lush textures. More info »

OTHELLO

New York Theater Workshop

Two British stars of stage and screen will be taking on the roles in one of Shakespeare's darkest dramatic masterpieces. 007 incumbent Daniel Craig will star as the villainous Iago to David Oyelowo's naive Othello, whispering poison in his ear in a calculated tale of revenge and racism. More info »

HOLIDAY IN BROOKLYN FEAT. JIMMY BUFFETT, JAMES TAYLOR AND SARAH MCLACHLAN

Barclays Center

CBS-FM presents it's 2016 Christmas concert, and it's a doozy! Headlining this festive feast of songwriting and singing talent is James Taylor, for whom the term 'iconic' doesn't quite do justice. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide throughout his 50 year plus career, he's written some of the most indelible pop songs of all time, including 'Fire and Rain' and 'You've Got a Friend.​' Also performing are Jimmy Buffet and Sarah McLachlan. More info »

THE AIRPLANE FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Stone Pony

MERCYHURST LAKERS AT SACRED HEART PIONEERS HOCKEY

Webster Bank Arena

THE CHRISTMAS SHOW

St George Theatre

NEW JERSEY BALLET - THE NUTCRACKER

Community Theatre at Mayo Performing Arts Center

JINGLE BALL FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER, ARIANA GRANDE AND THE CHAINSMOKERS

Madison Square Garden

SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL

Winter Garden Theatre - NY

ST. LOUIS BLUES AT NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Prudential Center

THE ORCHESTRA NOW

Carnegie Hall - Isaac Stern Auditorium

THE WOLVES

The Duke On 42nd Street

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812

Imperial Theatre - NY

THE MAVERICKS

Tilles Center

LOS VAN VAN

BB King Blues Club and Grill NY

NEW YORK CITY BALLET - THE NUTCRACKER

David H. Koch Theater

BON IVER

Capitol Theatre Port Chester

EMANCIPATOR (18+ EVENT)

Bowery Ballroom

DIPLO (21+ EVENT)

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