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All Shows in New York - September 2017

Our carefully curated selection of the Shows in New York for the month of September 2017

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Where do you start with Hamilton? The hit hip-hop infused musical drama about the 10 Dollar Founding Father Without A Father from Lin-Manuel Miranda has all but taken over the world since its first sold-out run at the Off-Broadway Public Theatre in 2015. Now housed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the foreseeable future, the rollicking historical epic is a true arbiter of our times, with its message of inclusivity, passion, diversity and resistance from oppression gaining relevance with every passing day. More info

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The divine Bette Midler is back on Broadway in a Tony-winning performance, starring alongside David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) in this revival of the classic, Tony-winning musical. Featuring the songs 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' and 'It Only Takes A Moment', Hello, Dolly! is an extravagant old-school treat, following the efforts of the titular matchmaker to land a wealthy and cantankerous widow. Don't miss your chance to see Bette Midler though - she leaves January 14, 2018! More info

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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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Following a critically acclaimed run at the Second Stage Theatre, this six-time Tony-winning comic musical lands on Broadway. The poignant and thought-provoking production has 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 contemporary pop score by Oscar-winning composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). More info

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Join Aladdin, Jasmine and the hilarious Genie on a magic carpet ride you'll never forget. Disney's Tony-winning adaptation of their 1992 movie is Broadway's biggest family musical, packing in romance and adventure, and all the classic songs from the film. More info

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The hugely acclaimed musical Come From Away makes its Broadway debut. Full of warmth and humanity, it tells the remarkable story of the small Newfoundland town of Gander, which found itself playing host to thousands of displaced airplane passengers on 9/11. More info

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Forget Dorothy, the juiciest tale from the land of Oz concerns the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friendship with Glinda The Good Witch. Featuring more iconic numbers than you can nod your witches hat to ('Defying Gravity', 'Popular'), this three-time Tony winner is modern Broadway's biggest original musical and a glorious addition to the Oz mythology. More info

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The longest-running show in Broadway history, The Phantom of the Opera is a juicy blockbuster, ripe with romance, horror and true Broadway spectacle. The winner of seven Tony Awards, it's the story of a masked monster who stalks the halls of the Paris Opera House, and will stop at nothing to make the company's latest starlet his own. More info

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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

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Broadway's third longest-running show is a thrilling reinvention of the Disney classic. Brought to life by director Julie Taylor, The Lion King on Broadway is an exuberant mix of the songs from the movie, sumptuous costumes and breathtaking puppetry. The winner of the Tony for Best Musical, this how is a must-see for all the family. More info

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Hoping to educate us once again, Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to Broadway with a brand-new show! Adapted from the Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock is based around bumbling lead character Dewey Finn, the substitute teacher with rock stardom on his mind. When his own efforts to take on the world fail, he turns to his new class, who happen to be more than a little handy when it comes to musical instruments! More info

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: Closes 24th September 2017

Following its hit run at Broadway's Laura Pels' Theater, this pared down version of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine cautionary tale musical by Fiasco Theater is set to tour the country. Stripping the show back to just 10 actors, and one piano, the flights of fancy of the the fairytale world will be rawer and more imaginatively played than ever before. More info

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With a peppy score by singer songwriter Sara Bareilles, Waitress is one of Broadway's most life-affirming musicals. The story follows a small town waitress (played by Besty Wolfe) who seizes the opportunity of a big money baking contest to make a new life for herself. More info

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One of New York's longest-running shows, the Blue Man Group is a little hard to describe, but we'll give it a go! Take a healthy dose of percussion, mix it in with some vaudeville, a pinch of cutting edge technology, and half a teaspoon of comedy, and you've got... well, the Blue Man Group! Guiding you through this multi-sensory, alternatively amazing and hilarious show are three blue-painted performers, who don't seem to have too much knowledge about life on earth. More info

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The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots is one of Broadway's newest mainstays. Featuring a funky score from Cyndi Lauper, it's the story of a failing shoe factory in England which is turned around by the influence of a fabulous drag queen named Lola. More info

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: Closes 24th September 2017

Years after she walked out on her suffocating marriage, Nora Helmer has returned home. Written by Lucas Hnath, A Doll's House, Part 2 is the wildly ambitious sequel to Ibsen's 1879 masterpiece, which is often cited as one of the greatest plays ever written. More info

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Avenue Q is a provocative and subversive coming of age tale told with puppets. Think Book of Mormon meets Sesame Street. Running Off-Broadway since 2009, this three-time Tony-winning institution centers on the character of Princeton, a recent graduate in English, who makes a whole bunch of colorful new friends when he gets an apartment on Avenue Q. More info

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Telling the story of Carole King's rise to fame and the troubled relationship which nearly derailed everything, Beautiful is a bright and emotionally resonant jukebox musical about one of our greatest songwriters. The winner of two Tony Awards, this life-affirming show features all of King's greatest hits, including 'You've Got a Friend', 'The Locomotion' and 'You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin''. More info

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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

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: Closes 5th November 2017

With 21 Tony wins to his name, Broadway royalty doesn't come much more royal than Hal Prince. Over the course of his career, he's produced and or directed everything from Cabaret to Sweeney Todd, and his life's work is celebrated in spectacular style with this brand new musical, which presents a cavalcade of show-stopping numbers from throughout Prince's career, from Sondheim to Lloyd Webber. More info

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Based on the 1997 animated movie, Anastasia brings the story of the young Romanov Princess to Broadway for the first time. Bursting with adventure, romance and memorable songs, Anastasia is set to be the biggest new musical of the season. The starry creative team includes Tony winners Terrence McNally (It's Only a Play) and Darko Tresnjack (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder). More info

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Packed full of misplaced props, shaky acting and even shakier sets, The Play That Goes Wrong is the best worst play since Noises Off! Following the countless mishaps that befall an amateur stage production, this hilarious, mile-a-minute farce arrives on Broadway after a hugely successful London run. More info

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: Closes 8th October 2017

George Orwell's scarily prescient masterpiece comes to Broadway. Creating a nightmarish vision of suppression, surveillance and the all-powerful 'Big Brother', 1984 is one of the landmark texts of the 20th Century. Transferring from the UK, where it has had four acclaimed runs, this new adaptation is a startlingly staged production, employing live video projections and incorporating the book's appendix for the first time. More info

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: Closes 23rd February 2018

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

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: Closes 1st October 2017

A quintessentially English family, or "kitchen sink" drama, Simon Stephens' award-winning On the Shore of the Wide World makes its New York premiere this August. First staged in Manchester, UK in 2005, it transferred to London's National Theatre later that year, winning the 2006 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. Following the story of the Stockport-based Holmes family across three generations, it examines the aftermaths of various events that hit the long-suffering family, demonstrating that family are often bound together through strife. More info

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It's been a long time coming, but the hit London-born musical Miss Saigon is finally set to light up Broadway once again, following a phenomenal run in the West End. Starring the new revival production leads Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer and North Carolina-born Eva Noblezada as Kim, experience the tragic love story amidst the last days of Saigon, complete with a revamped helicopter scene to take your breath away. Nominated for two 2017 Tony Awards! More info

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: Closes 22nd October 2017

The left-wing polemicist, film maker, writer and agent provocateur is headed to Broadway for his first-ever stage show. It will be helmed by Spring Awakening's Tony-winning director Michael Mayer. Billed as "taking aim at Trump" by the New York Times, the show will be part stand-up, part play, part angry rant, and is set to raise the hackles of plenty a No. 45 supporter. More info

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Brand new musical War Paint arrives on Broadway after breaking records in Chicago. It's the story of make-up giants Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, two fierce rivals who carved out a place at the top of the male-dominated cosmetics industry. Reprising their roles from the Chicago production are Tony-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, who have not shared a Broadway stage before. More info

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This adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic transfers to Broadway after breaking records on London's West End. Bursting with color, invention and spectacle, this show leads you inside the mysterious Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, where nothing is quite what it seems. More info

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The longest running American musical on Broadway, Chicago conjures up a heady mix of sex, death and the insatiable lust for fame, all set to one of musical theatre's most iconic scores. A winking satire of celebrity culture, it's the tale of two beautiful criminals in the Roaring Twenties who plan to get away with murder by putting on one hell of a show. More info

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: Closes 30th December 2017

The modern dating scene with all its painful and hilarious foibles comes to brilliant life in this Off-Broadway comedy musical, transferring from the George Street Playhouse down the street. Slated for an open run, the show welcomes back the Tony-nomated Nancy Opel in the lead role! Recently seen in the hilariously dark musical The Toxic Avenger, Opel once again calls on her considerable comedy skills to play the role of a vivacious 50-something widow, who is thrown into the heady world of social media, sex and swiping right. More info

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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

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In this case, the title really says it all! Naked Boys Singing is New York's most risque musical comedy, and it's a whole load of fun! Don't expect any Chippendale-type antics at this show - this is a traditional musical revue packed with talented singers, and fact that they're gorgeous and seem to have misplaced all their clothes sees almost inconsequential...almost. More info

PAUL MCCARTNEY

English rocker and all-round music legend Sir Paul McCartney returns with his One On One global tour! Famous as a solo artist, former Beatles member, and philanthropist, McCartney is a multi-talented musician with an enviable resume including playing the bass, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, keyboard and being a celebrated songwriter and producer to boot.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2017:

Barclays Center

Sep 19-21, 2017

Nassau Coliseum

Sep 26-27, 2017

: 22nd September

The outfit behind the biggest ear worm of the Noughties (Mr Brightside anyone?) is back on the road and bringing their infectious pop rock melodies along with them for good measure. Bursting out of Nevada with their debut album Hot Fuss in in 2004, the quartet went on to sell 22 million albums internationally, becoming one of the most recognisable rock bands of the modern era. More info

: Closes 1st October 2017

2017 sees Ed Sheeran taking his blockbuster studio album Divide on tour across North America. The British artist's status as one of the biggest sing-songwriters out at the moment is certainly cemented in this, his third album, which contains the mega-hit singles Shape Of You, and Castle On The Hill. It's seen him topping the charts across the world and infuses his delicate, acoustic pop with even more pronounced R&B flourishes. More info

BRUNO MARS

Bruno Mars is on top of the world right now. Still basking in the success of his Mark Ronson collaboration 'Uptown Funk', he followed it up with another fierce of glittering pop funk, '24K Magic', the lead single from the album of the same name. A showcase for his incredible skills as a songwriter, musician and all round entertainer, 24K Magic is another entry in a hits filled catalogue which has seen Bruno become one of the biggest names in music.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2017:

Madison Square Garden

Sep 22-23, 2017

Prudential Center

Sep 26, 2017

: Closes 16th December 2017

After finding herself raised up to the level of some of the genre's most celebrated singers on her 2013 debut in the role, Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Met as Bellini's iconic high-priestess, one of the most ambitious parts in the soprano repertoire. This explosive new production by Sir David McVicar opens the Met's 2017/18 season. More info

: Closes 20th December 2017

The New York native will be belting out his old favorites with the help of his revolving piano, in an on-going series of monthly concerts at this world-famous venue. He has sold more than 100 million records over a career spanning more than 40 years, and reigns as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. More info

: Closes 8th December 2017

Brooklyn-born Jerry Seinfeld continues his Beacon Theater residency, 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

: 27th September

Brazilian actor and musician Seu Jorge first gained notice with his role as Knockout Ned 2004's City of God, but it was his work on the soundtrack of Wes Anderson's nautical adventure movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou that made him an international name, covering some of the the great David Bowie's songs acoustically beautifully lilting Portuguese throughout the film. More info

: Closes 10th October 2017

A poignant love story set against the growing shadow of Nazism, Lili Marlene takes us back to the last year of the Weimar Republic where famous Jewish cabaret singer Rosie Penn and aristocrat beau Count Hans Wilhelm Von Kleislet Graff (Willi for short) find their future at stake as fascism rears its ugly head. Described as tightly woven emotional tapestry, Lili Marlene is a quietly beautiful exploration of the era that displays the power of hope and optimism in the face of unknown terror. More info

: Closes 23rd September 2017

Joe Bonamassa is the guitarist's guitarist. A master of the blues, Bonamassa easily ranks alongside the more well known Clapton or Jeff Beck. Such was his prodigious talent that he supported B.B. King at the tender of age of twelve in 1989, and was christened by King as "one of a kind." Since then, he's played with anyone who is anyone and released a formidable catalogue of studio albums. More info

: Closes 7th January 2018

Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright behind Disgraced, turns his attention to Wall Street in new work Junk. This meticulously constructed financial thriller, which receives its New York premiere at the Beaumont, centers on an investment bank's hostile takeover of a manufacturing firm, and the ruthless wunderkind who's heading the deal. More info

: Closes 30th December 2017

After the big scale illusions of David Copperfield, and the intimate street magic of David Blaine, the next step in the evolution of magic arrives at the Daryl Roth Theatre. In and Off Itself is a wholly original blend of illusion and storytelling, a series of interconnected stories woven together with magic tricks that don't just aim for a 'wow' moment, but seep into your brain and alter your perception of reality itself. More info

: Closes 30th September 2017

As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigan's clever, quiet style has earned him a a rapid rise through the comedy ranks, and he now stands as one of the country's most popular comedians. His latest tour, Noble Ape, delves into many of Jim's favorite topics, from family life to his Catholicism, to battles with various food stuffs (hot pockets beware!). More info

: 28th September

This year sees Harry Styles' debut solo record released, and he is revving up for his first-ever solo tour sans ex-bandmates One Direction. Arguably the most beloved of the boys due to his cherubic looks and wavy hair, young Styles has booked up 13 dates in the States, before heading off to Japan and Australia (watch out for those koala bears, Harry)! The Harry Styles: Live On Tour is set to be one of the year's biggest concert engagements due to demand, and he is set to make his big-screen debut in July's upcoming war movie, Dunkirk. More info

: Closes 26th November 2017

Elizabeth McGovern of Downton Abbey fame is set to lead the decades-long awaited revival of J.B Priestly's time-travelling drama set during Britain's interwar years. Last seen on Broadway in 1938, it is considered to be one of Priestly's best plays, alongside his other works such as An Inspector Calls, I Have Been Here Before and Dangerous Corner. Following the turbulent changes faced a moneyed Yorkshire family, this new Roundabout Theatre production examines destiny, fortune and hope for the future. More info

: Closes 29th October 2017

One of these days... we finally get to see the Honeymooners musicals! This adaptation of the classic sitcom has been in the works for absolutely ages, but it finally makes its world premiere this year as the opener for Paper Mill's 2017/18 season. More info

: 22nd September

Led by Black Francis Pixies can lay claim to being the most important American band of the past 30 years. This year marked the release of Head Carrier which they're touring across North America and Canada with new touring bassist Paz Lenchantin, who joined in 2014. Promising a mix of both their old discography and new hits, Pixies fans will be in for a heady trip when they burst into town. More info

: Closes 6th January 2018

A blistering adaptation of Anthony Burgess' classic, A Clockwork Orange arrives Off-Broadway after an acclaimed run at London's Park Theatre. Directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones, this all-male staging injects a homoerotic edge into Burgess' dystopic, ultra-violent world, and wraps the action around bludgeoning fight choreography and an eclectic soundtrack. More info

: Closes 9th December 2017

Amateur Night At The Apollo has been a key feature in the local music scene since 1934 when it launched, and has been the stepping stone in the career of many world-class musicians and entertainers, including Lauryn Hill and Stevie Wonder. The audience has the responsibility of cheering loudly for those they like, and booing those they deem less adept off the stage. More info

: 29th September

It's been a rags to riches glory ride, an emotional rollercoaster, an all action, all-star blockbuster. Three young Dubliners took on on the world in 2008, with music fashioned from the emotional detritus of their own hard lives raised up by a love of pop, rock, hip hop and soul. More info

: Closes 24th December 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company provide you with a courtside view of the New York Premiere of Anna Ziegler's new drama set in the world of professional tennis, exploring what it is that makes us tick and why. Following the story of six-time US Open champion Tim Powers and his Russian wunderkind opponent Sergei Sergeyev, The Last Match shows All-American Tim's battle to prove himself once more against rising star Sergei's raw talent and nerve. More info

: Closes 14th January 2018

All hail the Hufflepuffs! Making a transfer to the New World Stages this July, following its popular engagement at New York's Peoples Improv Theater, Puffs will bring a slice of the Harry Potter magic to the Big Apple. Celebrating the least-featured Hogwarts House and its little known characters (yes, we know Cedric Diggory, but look how that turned out for him), this tongue-in-cheek comedy play by Matt Cox tells the story of the forgotten students and offers another point of view! More info

: Closes 1st October 2017

The legendary New York City Ballet presents a masterful retelling of the Tchaikovsky-Pepita classic melded with the nuances of George Balanchine's daring one-act version of Swan Lake, deftly brought together under the creative eye of Danish danseur and choreographer Peter Martins. This new full-length production boasts the lucidity, speed and precision that the NYCB is renowned for while keeping elements from the traditional score, culminating in a must-see for first timers and old fans alike! More info

With a wildly successful ongoing engagement in Chicago, as well as a national tour this fall, the hottest spoof musical of the year is transferring to another venue Off-Broadway to help you get in on the country's love for all things Hamilton! Opening this June for an open run, this newest brainchild from Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini is expected to make waves wherever they visit. And Alessandrini has promised to keep it fresh and up-to-date, with topical references to its namesake around the corner! More info

: Closes 23rd September 2017

The New York Phil's 2017/18 season gets underway with a stirring double bill that features music by Mahler and Philip Glass. Conducted by the new Musical Director Designate Jaap van Zweden, after the departure of Alan Gilbert, his first concert also welcomes sibling pianist virtuosos Katia and Marielle Labeque, whose most famous work is their renowed album Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, which was one of the first classical albums to reach gold status. They will be putting their prodigious talents to work on Glass' Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra. More info

: Closes 19th November 2017

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song was originally written as a trilogy of three plays, but is now more commonly performed as one play in three acts. Centering around a gay Jewish drag performance artist and torch singer as he searches for love, purpose, and family, this epic, four-hour work focuses on three different periods in Arnold's turbulent life. Dealing with heartbreak, bigotry from close quarters and raising a family, this touching drama first premiered in 1978, Off-Off Broadway. Torch Song will be helmed by Moises Kaufman and star Michael Urie, the Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and LA Critics Award winning actor of Buyer & Cellar. More info

: Closes 1st October 2017

First premiering in 2000 in Houston, Susan Lori Parks' eye-opening interpretation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letters is split into two works, with In The Blood preceding this by one year. The reviled and controversial character of Hester forms the focal points of these two plays; In "F*cking A", this version of Hester is a local abortionist, who women both turn to in need, whilst at the same time, condemning her as a criminal for her work. Branded with the letter A, Hester is forced to navigate a legal system that stacks the odds against her. More info

Following in the footsteps of hit comedy-edutainment shows like Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl and Colin Quinn's Long Story Short, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! More info

SHOPKINS LIVE

The international toy sensation comes to glorious multi-colored life when it heads out in a brand-new stage show across the country this summer! Originally from Australia, the Shoppies (Jessicake, Bubbleisha and Peppa-Mint) all have to work together to get the Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair in Shopville ready on time! Featuring your favorite characters Lippy Lips and Kooky Cookie as well as shelves full (sorry) of original tunes that the kids can sing along to!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2017:

Tarrytown Music Hall

Sep 26, 2017

Count Basie Theatre

Sep 27, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sep 28, 2017

: Closes 8th October 2017

Part of the 2017/18 MCC Theater season, this New York premiere is one of five plays that explores social issues of those most excluded from the mainstream. Charm by Philip Dawkins first premiered at Chicago's Northlight Theatre in 2015, and is based on a true story; that of a 67 year-old black transgender woman who starts her very own Emily Post-style etiquette classes at a community college. Inspired by a 2012 feature on Miss Gloria Allen and her work with trans youths in the Tribune, the play has been well-received by LGBTQ groups and the wider press. More info

: Closes 15th October 2017

A touching new drama focusing on the struggles of single motherhood lands at the New York Theatre Workshop this fall, penned by Pulitzer finalist Amy Herzog and helmed by two-time Obie winner Anne Kauffman. An all-star cast has been assembled for the production, led by Carrie Coon, of Fargo, The Leftovers, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? fame. More info

: Closes 28th September 2017

The New York Phil play John Williams' iconic score live to a screening of the movie. The follow-up to the hugely successful A New Hope, Empire Strikes back finds Luke and Co. doing battle against the all powerful Empire, and gave us one of the most famous reveals in movie history. More info

RODRIGUEZ

Although Sixto Rodriguez's music career took over 40 years to kick off, 2012 saw the Detroit singer-songwriter shoot to international stardom with the release of Searching for Sugarman, a documentary movie about his success in South Africa and the fans who travelled to the USA to try find the elusive musician they'd listened to growing up in the 80s.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2017:

Tarrytown Music Hall

Sep 21, 2017

The Space at Westbury

Sep 27, 2017

: Closes 15th November 2017

The Obie-winning company behind Gatz makes a long-awaited return to the Public Theater, celebrating their 25th anniversary with an innovative new version of Shakespeare's problem play. Known for their high-octane slapstick and theatricality, Elevator Repair Service's latest challenge sees a completely new spin (pun intended) on the Bard's 1604 comedy drama, set in 17th-century Vienna. It will be directed by ERS founder John Collins. More info

: 28th September

Iconic Spanish tenor and heartthrob Jose Carreras returns to Carnegie Hall this September, marking his first, long-awaited performance since 2003. A rare visitor to the States, Carreras is now marking his retirement from the opera scene, with this recital forming part of his Farewell Tour. Joining the legendary singer on stage will be soprano Margarita Griskova and gifted pianist Lorenzo Bavaj. Having performed in a plethora of operas at the Met including "Carmen," "Tosca" "La Boehme," "La Traviata,"Luisa Miller," Le Forza del Destino," and "Adriana Lecouvreur, this is a fitting way to bid farewell. More info

: Closes 14th October 2017

Die Zauberflote or The Magic Flute comes back to the Metropolitan Opera starring Pretty Yuende and Toby Spence as the star-crossed lovers Parmina and Tamino. Staged in full German, this stirring tale of supernatural trials and adventure was one of of Mozart's most popular and continues to mesmerize audiences to this day. More info

: Closes 22nd October 2017

The difficult relationship between a father and his elderly mother comes under the spotlight in this world premiere play from Max Posner (Judy). Directed by David Cromer, the darkly comic The Treasurer introduces us to Ida Armstrong, an aging lady whose rampant spending of her children's money forces her son to take control of her finances. More info

: Closes 8th October 2017

Playing in rep with her play "F*cking A" for the very first time, Susan Lori Parks' "In The Blood" again explores the themes of sex, vegeance and society, in her interpretation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's explosive The Scarlet Letter. In The Blood takes a different view of the anti-heroine known as Hester; instead of condemned abortionist, this version of Hester is a single mother of five children, all with different fathers. She is also branded with the letter A - this time for adultress. More info

: Closes 31st December 2017

An intimate version of Sondheim's bloody classic, this Sweeney Todd puts the audience up close and personal with the demon barber, and gives you a chance to sample some of Mrs Lovett's infamous pies (if you dare). Created by the Tooting Arts Club, this inventive production won huge acclaim in London, and was even visited by Stephen Sondheim himself. More info

: 21st September

A regular on the Chelsea Lately show as a round-table panelist, Jen has cut her teeth in comedy with the best, having also worked with Funny Or Die, and Drunk History. With four comedy albums under her belt, her latest offering Just Keep Living? was released earlier in 2017 to great praise. Now she heads out on the road across North America to tour her outspoken, and proud feminist material, covering subjects from abortion, menstuation, street harrassment and Twitter rants. More info

: 24th September

One third (or fourth, depending on who is feuding with whom) of folk rocks biggest super-group, Graham Nash is often credited with being the glue that keeps the trio making sweet music together, and having penned some of their greatest hits including Marrakech Express and more. This summer the former Hollie heads out on an intimate tour, bringing you an evening that delves far into his remarkable six decade career, to show you the real Graham Nash. More info

: 23rd September

When it comes to personal details, Irish standup comedian Dylan Moran is a bit of a man of mystery. We know that's He's Irish. He has dark hair. And he's very, very funny. The Perrier Award winner has had huge success as both a writer and performer, receiving a BAFTA and a Bronze Rose of Montreux for his British sitcom Black Books. More info

: Closes 12th November 2017

Nia Vardalos returns to the Public Theater in this well-received drama from 2016, based on the novel by Wild author Cheryl Strayad. Adapted for the stage by Vardalos herself, this touching work is based on the true story of an anonymous online advice columnist, who drew upon her own tragic life experiences to help the thousands who bombarded her with pleas for help. Bring tissues folks, this one is a weepy for sure! More info

A fresh new romantic comedy is set to land at the Manhatten Theatre Club this fall, with Tony-winning actor and Seinfeld star Jason Alexander starring. Taking the role of a downmarket Providence lawyer named Barry Dragonetti as he deals with a repeat widow whose husbands have an unfortunate knack for dying. Coming to him to help settle her latest spouse's affairs, the fireworks are ferocious, as she is determined to save as much cash as possible, much to Barry's blustering annoyance! Throw in his overbearing mother, contemporary politics and young love, and the laughs break through the roof! More info

: Closes 28th October 2017

The Metropolitan Opera present their take on the tales of the enigmatic Hoffman and his life and loves. From the delicate automaton Olympia to the beguiling courtesan Giulietta, we're drawn in to a fantastical world, learning how one man deals with the power of love and its many faces. More info

CHRIS TUCKER

There is nothing tranquil about comedian/actor Chris Tucker. A limber, wiry fellow with a high-pitched voice and a delivery as fast as a mosquito's wing beats, he seems energy incarnate. Tucker first started out on the LA comedy scene in the Nineties, on the Def Comedy Jam circuit before coming to prominence in films such as his debut, Friday and then the Rush Hour trilogy. Nowadays he is back on the stage following an expensive run-in with the IRS, and his humor draws upon this and his early life, switching seamlessly between different personas.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2017:

Wellmont Theatre

Sep 29, 2017

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Sep 30, 2017

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

: 22nd September

The prodigious Mac DeMarco may have been termed the 'goofball prince of indie rock' by Pitchfork, but his work ethic is nothing to joke about. In the last four years he's released two full studio albums (Salad Days and This Old Dog), as well as 2015's mini-LP Another One. Each release has seen him move further away from the garage stomp of his debut album to gentle and enthralling pop songwriting, powered by his unmistakable guitar playing. More info

: Closes 8th October 2017

A timely new kids musical that highlights the importance of racial tolerance through the theme of shapes makes its New York premiere in 2018. First staged in 2015, the musical is based on Little Rock Central High School case in 1957 following the desegregation of schools. With racism on the rise once again, it is a truly time-relevant new musical. Created by Douglas Lyons (Five Points: An American Musical) and Greg Borowsky, it received its first reading in August 2016. A must-see show for kids and parents to experience together. More info

: 30th September

Brian Hugh Warner, the self-styled "Antichrist Superstar," is the most widely recognised mainstream antihero, becoming a bogeyman for politicians and concerned parents across America during the Nineties and early 2000s. Now the Nu-metal icon and king of controversy returns with 2017's Heaven Upside Down tour. More info

: Closes 7th January 2018

The Marvelous Wonderettes returns to Off-Broadway in 2016 after a gap of five years. A sunny jukebox musical whose score is composed of 1950's and 60's girl group classics, this new production stars Christina Bianco (Application Pending) and Emmy-nominated Kathy Brier (Hairspray). More info

: 21st September

Indie folk darlings The Head and The Heart released their their latest album Signs of Light this year. Featuring the infectious lead single 'All We Ever Knew', it's the follow-up to their major label debut from 2013, Let's Be Still. More info

Join Mentalist Sam Eaton on an extraordinary exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception are fused together with entertainment and humor each night to bring you a show unlike any other. Prepare to have your mind expanded by his incredible talents taking you to the very edges of what you thought was possible! More info

: Closes 30th September 2017

Labelled by NY Times theater critic Brent Brantley as a "resurrectionist extraordinaire of forgotten plays", the Mint Theater, together with artistic director and driving force Jonathan Bank, is resurrecting Irish playwright Teresa Deevy's lost voice in an evening of four of her short plays this Summer. More info

: 27th September

Bursting onto the Winter Garden Theatre stage in 1957, West Side Story changed the Broadway musical forever. Martin Charnin, Grover Dale, Marilyn D'honau, Carmen Guttierez, Carol Lawrence, Ronnie, Lee, George Marcy Liane Plane, Chita Rivera, Jaime Sanchez. More info

: 23rd September

Canadian guitarist, producer and nuevo flamenco star Cook turns his lighting quick fingers to flamenco, rumba, jazz plus various other forms of world music into his work. A Juno Award winner, he has also received accolades from Acoustic Guitar magazine, and is a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year. To top that off, he has also sold more than 1.5 millions worldwide, cementing himself as a global guitar superstar. More info

PAUL ANKA

Beginning his career by entering amateur contests, sneaking into clubs and recording his first song when he was just fourteen years old, Paul Anka has gone on to become one of the greatest songwriters in history and has achieved unprecedented success in every venue: stage, screen, television, and recording. His musical compositions are internationally known and have been recorded by the greatest names in the entertainment industry during a music career spanning over half a decade!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2017:

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Sep 26, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sep 27, 2017

: Closes 29th October 2017

As if brunch wasn't fabulous enough on its own, you can now spend your Sunday in the company of the fiercest queens ever to grace the stage. Alongside food and an open cocktail bar, this extravagnaza of a show features performances from the biggest names on the NYC drag scene as well as special guests from the smash hit TV show Ru Paul's Drag Race. More info

: Closes 24th June 2018

Popular off-Broadway musical Sistas returns to the St Luke's Theatre! is a nonstop celebration! Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Smash's Kenneth Ferrone, the production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. Truths, memories and relationships come to the fore, sometimes welcome, sometimes not. Bring your best gal pal, your sister, your mother, even your aunt for this celebration of female family. More info

: Closes 24th September 2017

For the first time in the US, Karen Blixen's astounding life story will captivate audiences anew in The Baroness - Isak Dinesen's Final Affair, a Danish play brought to the stage by the Scandinavian American Theater Company. At a time when different people are increasingly considered outcasts, Blixen is the perfect embodiment of the company's credo, to present thought-provoking and unusual plays that bridge the gap between cultures. More info

: 30th September

Following the disappointing sales of their previous record, Rush were urged by their label to come up with a more radio friendly album. Fortunately for us, the band ignored them and gifted the world 2112 in 1976, which now stands as one of the greatest prog rock albums ever made. Now you can experience the magic all over again with Classic Albums Live, a collective of incredibly accomplished musicians who make it their mission to recreate great records from the 60s and 70s note for note. More info

Guinness World Record holder Fan Yang has been amazing Off-Broadway audiences since 2007. Featuring fantastic next-level laser lighting displays, and a great musical score, The Gazillion Bubble Show is an hour plus of unbelievable soapy masterpieces, which float above the audiences heads in their hundreds and even fully enclose some lucky volunteers. More info

: 22nd September

Philly natives The War On Drugs mix the delicate angularities of Indie-Rock, Americana, Shoegaze and Post-Punk Psychedelia to form a new kind of American Rock, the frontier of which they share with Young, Dylan, Springsteen and Knopfler. Unafraid of catchy hooks, driving guitar rhythms and a synth pad or two, the band's heartland sound evokes Kerouac's open road with a Prog twist. They now hit the road themselves on another massive tour of the US. More info

: 23rd September

It's that time of year again as the nation's finest in Collegiate A Cappella groups roll into town to find out who will reign supreme and steal the crown from 2016's winners from The Techtonics. With highly trained judges on hand to pick the best of the best from the 8 finalist groups who've been preparing all year, you know it's going to be totally aca-awesome! More info

: 23rd September

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter David Bromberg is known for his eclectic style, playing bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and rock & roll equally well. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time. More info

: Closes 19th November 2017

The Irish Rep present one of the lesser known works of Brian Friel, a giant of Irish writing who was often compared t Chekhov and Tennessee Williams. The playwright's last original work, the Home Place first debuted in Dublin in 2005, and is a typically rich portrait of an Ireland on the brink of huge change, and the English gentry unsure of their place in this brave new world. More info

One actor has at least five shorts of whiskey and attempts to perform a Shakespearean play in a hilarious and totally unpredictable evening! More info

: 22nd September

Singer, actor and power pop heartthrob Rick Springfield solidified his teen idol status in the early 80's with the ubiquitous smash hit 'Jessie's Girl', for which he won a Grammy for Best Male Performer. His successful career has spawned four US top 10 hits, an acting stint on General Hospital and a multitude of appearances on popular TV and Broadway shows. More info

: 22nd September

For all those who are looking for more meaning and less clutter in their life, The Minimalists, lead by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, provides in-depth discussion and insight into what the minimalist lifestyle means and how it can be applied. Don't miss this extra special live recording of the show, forming part of the Less Is Now Tour. More info

: 25th September

Harlem hip hop collective ASAP Mob are about to drop new tunes on the Too Cozy Tour. Fearlessly led by their most (in)famous member ASAP Rocky, the tour line-up also includes ASAP Ferg, ASAP Twelvyy, ASAP Nast and ASAP Ant. The outfit has already released new single RAF, a collaboration with a who's who list of hot artists including Lil Uzi Vert and Frank Ocean. More info

LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL

It's been 15 years since Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Famer Steve Van Zandt graced the stage under his solo moniker, but the musician and actor is back and finally picking up his axe to perform with his 15-piece band the Disciples of Soul. Don't miss this classic rock legend as he tours brand new album Soulfire (and dusts off the classics) on the Soulfire US tour.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2017:

Gramercy Theatre

Sep 25, 2017

St. George Theatre

Sep 27, 2017

: 24th September

Join comedy legend John Cleese for an extra special screening of his hilarious slapstick adventure Monty Python and The Holy Grail, followed by a Q&A session with the man himself. It's the perfect time to find answers to burning questions such as 'What is the air speed of an unladen swallow?' as well as gain insight into Cleese's storied and vibrant career. Tally ho! More info

: Closes 5th October 2017

St Luke's Theater upholds a long-standing tradition of fostering exciting new theater with the gothic turn of Wicked Clone or how to deal with the evil The Cinema Musical this Fall. Based on the imaginative novel by one half of Romanian American creative duo the Indiggo Twins Michaela Modorcea, the story smacks of Shakespeare and Dante in its existential scope. More info

: 24th September

Beginning his career as a Nashville session musician, songwriter and and master of the fiddle Charlie Daniels played on records from by the likes of Bob Dylan and Hank Williams. He brought his career around full circle this year with his collection of Bob Dylan covers entitled Off the Grid, which will be the focus of this nationwide tour. More info

: Closes 24th September 2017

Internationally renowned contemporary dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal, under legendary German choreographer Pina Bausch's direction, has stood at the forefront of expressionist dance-theater since its inception in 1976. Over three decades since its New York debut at BAM, the company returns to restage the original double bill as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival. More info

: 22nd September

Award-winning author, motivational speaker and trainer Dr. Cesar Lozano has been one of Mexico, Central and South America's most in-demand keynote speakers for over 15 years. Mediating on subjects from dealing with difficult people to maintaining positive attitudes in the face of adversity, the personality is heading out on tour, bringing his can-do attitude and inspirational messages to US shores. More info

: 28th September

Singing and songwriting duo Dan and Shay are adept at blending the smokiness of country music with brighter shades of pop, drawing on the rollercoaster that is romance for lyrical inspiration. The heartthrobs are currently on the road promoting their second studio album Obsessed, and due to its continuing critical and commercial success, they've decided to extend the tour into the new year! More info

: 24th September

Back for another year, Reach Week In NYC brings together people from communities and countries around the world in the name of Gospel and spreading the message and healing of Christianity. Celebrate the organisation's 10th anniversary with founder Pastor Terrance L. Kennedy this fall, commemorated with an extra special concert and the release of his new praise and worship album. More info

This is an Off-Off-Broadway production of the Neo-Futurists' signature show. In Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, a company of actors perform (or attempt to perform) 30 plays in 60 minutes. More info

BRIAN WILSON

A musical genius, or one of the world's greatest songwriters? We'd say both. Brian Wilson is still one of the best feel-good concert experiences today from the man who created the immortal songs of The Beach Boys. You'll know every lyric, every song and have the best time of your life!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2017:

Radio City Music Hall

Sep 23, 2017

Count Basie Theatre

Sep 26, 2017

In this interactive comedy, mingle with mobsters and molls while enjoying a delicious dinner. More info

Join THE RIDE for a super amped-up experience of the streets of New York City - all from the comfort of a technologically-advanced super-bus. See life in the Big Apple as you have never seen before! More info

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