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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 »

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 »

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 »

MARIAH CAREY

Beacon Theater

The undisputed Queen of the Christmas song, Mariah Carey brings her epic voice to Beacon Theatre once more this December with All I Want For Christmas Is You : A Night of Joy & Festivity show, promising a seasonal spectacular that could only come from the diva herself. 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 »

METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA BOHEME

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Metropolitan Opera House

Franco Zefferelli presents a magnificent cast starring Angela Gheorghiu as the frail Mimi, with Ramon Vargas taking on the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo in his iconic production of this Puccini favorite. Innovative young conductor Nicola Luisotti oversees a glorious vocal ensemble that proves once again why this opera is the most performed at the Met. 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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

THE WINTER'S TALE

BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater

Coming to the BAM for the 2016 holiday season, acclaimed Olivier Award-winning British theatre company Cheek By Jowl will set the stage alight, this time with their eclectic tour-de-force take on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. An American Premiere performance, Declan Donnellan's acclaimed production was first seen in 1996 at London's Barbican, where its contemporary staging won rave reviews by critics. Available for a limited season only, don't miss out on this unique and witty staging of the Bard's tragi-comedy. 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 »

KACEY MUSGRAVES

Town Hall Theater

Hailed as the 'Rebel Queen of Nashville', two-time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves is shaking up the contemporary country scene by taking a more old-school approach to things, leaving the fist-pumping, vacuous party anthems of bro-country in her dust! Catch the songstress as she heads out on her 2016 tour to support her latest record Pageant Material. More info »

MIKE EPPS

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Stand-up comedian-turned-actor Mike Epps got his first big break performing on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam", and soon parlayed his popularity into big screen success with co-starring roles in Ice Cube features like "Next Friday" and "All About the Benjamins." More info »

GARY CLARK JR.

Isaac Stern Auditorium

One of the country's biggest new stars in rock, jazz, country and soul, this phenomenally talented musician heads out on tour this spring, showing exactly why the likes of Alicia Keys, the Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters are singing his praises as well as having him support their live shows. His fourth album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim hit the top spot on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart, and he will be heading out country-wide in support of his new work. More info »

FORDHAM RAMS AT ST JOHNS RED STORM

Carnesecca Arena

ST. LOUIS BLUES AT NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Barclays Center

NEW YORK CITY BALLET - THE NUTCRACKER

David H. Koch Theater

KEVIN DEVINE

Irving Plaza

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812

Imperial Theatre - NY

FOR TODAY

Gramercy Theatre

MOSCOW BALLETS GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER

Shea Center for Performing Arts

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC - BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERT NO. 3

David Geffen Hall

JON BELLION AND NICK TANGORRA

The Paramount Huntington

AMINE (18+ EVENT)

SOB's (Sounds of Brazil)

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