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New York All Shows in January 2015

Our selection of the best shows in New York for the month of January 2015

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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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Eugene O'Neill Theatre

From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this hilarious Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. More info

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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre : Closes 15th March 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal makes his Broadway debut in Nick Payne's intellectual drama, Constellations. The play - which premiered on the West End in 2012 - is an emotional and thoughtful look at one romance as it might exist across multiple parallel universes, and the impact that chance, as well as seemingly trivial things like body language and tone of voice, can have on shaping our entire future. More info

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Astor Place Theatre

Blue Man Group is one of New York's longest-running shows and one of its hardest to describe! In the show, three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off Broadway. More info

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Gershwin Theater

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked follows these two unlikely friends and college roomates grow into very different women: The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. More info

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Majestic Theater

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical and now celebrates over 25 years on Broadway. This musical masterpiece combines songwriting genius with an unforgettable romantic storyline - a Phantom haunting the Paris Opera House falls in love with one of its newest singers, and will stop at nothing to make her love him back. More info

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Orpheum Theater

Stomp is one of New York's most unique entertainment experiences. A rotating cast of eight energetic young performers create rhythms and, yes, music, with their hands and feet and all manner of noisy objects, such as hammers, garbage can lids, buckets, and so on. Their technical skill is truly awesome: this perfectly synchronized ballet of juggled sticks, drums, and what-have-you is indeed thrilling to witness. More info

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Studio 54 : Closes 29th March 2015

The Roundabout Theatre Company's latest revival of Cabaret is a star-studded, two-time Tony nominated affair, with Spiderman star Emma Stone and stage vet Alan Cumming in the lead roles as Sally Bowles and the Emcee respectively. The musical, which first appeared on Broadway in 1966 is set in 1930s Berlin, in the infamous Kit Kat Klub where cabaret performer Sally sings against the voice of the Nazi rise to power. More info

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Laura Pels Theater : Closes 11th April 2015

The Roundabout Theatre Company presents a very special production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's cautionary masterpiece. Stripping the show back to just 10 actors, a piano and a mounted wolf head, the flights of fancy of the the fairytale world will be rawer and more imaginatively played than ever before. More info

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John Golden Theater : Closes 22nd February 2015

Three-time Tony winner Glenn Close stars opposite John Lithgow in Edward Albee's family about an upper middle-class couple who struggle to maintain their equilibrium when they open up their home to friends and family in need, including their daughter whose fourth marriage has just ended. More info

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St Anns Warehouse : Closes 8th March 2015

After winning rave notices in London, this quietly moving and spooky show from The National Theatre Of Scotland comes to New York! In the wintry ethereal beauty of Jack Thorne's celebrated adaptation of Let The Right One In, it's not just Oskar's weird new neighbour Eli that is bathed in silver birch twilight. Critically acclaimed across the board, this staging of the cult Swedish novel (and film adaptation with Chloe-Grace Moretz) about a boy who finds out his new friend may be more than meets the eye, and much older than 11 years old, is a divine treat for the eyes, ears and soul. More info

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Circle in the Square : Closes 8th February 2015

In one of the most highly anticipated castings this Broadway season, stage and screen star, and our 2014 Tony Awards host Hugh Jackman returns to The Great White Way! He plays the lead in this new production of Jez Butterworth's acclaimed (albeit disturbing) play, The River. Our nameless and rugged central character has whisked his new lover away to a remote woodland cabin, however as the play evolves we become less sure about his intentions... or of the nature of his relationship with those he entertains at his cabin. More info

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Belasco Theater

With the original Hedwig, John Cameron Mitchell back at the reins, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical comedy about a fictional rock 'n' roll band fronted by a transgender singer from East Berlin. Directed by Tony-winning Michael Mayer of Spring Awakening and American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch won four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for its former star, Neil Patrick Harris. More info

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Bernard B Jacobs Theater : Closes 7th June 2015

Due to phenomenal demand, this starry revival of Terence McNally's comedy extends its run well into 2015. Set on the opening night of a new Broadway show, It's Only a Play is a by turns biting and affectionate send up of the theatrical world. Among the cast are Martin Short, Matthew Broderick and Stockard Channing. More info

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Booth Theater : Closes 21st February 2015

Set in Victorian England, Bradley Cooper stars in this touching and extraordinary drama about the life of John Merrick - a severely disfigured man who is taken in by the circus to form part of their travelling 'freak show.' This new revival of Bernard Pomerance's play, which premiered in 2012, follows Merrick's trials and successes as he fights to live a life with dignity and be seen as a human being. More info

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Minskoff Theater

Disney presents a musical that brings the much-loved 1994 animated film to life to breath-taking effects, spirit and power, inviting you to explore the African Serengeti and join the wide eyed cub Simba on the adventure of a lifetime as he grows up and accepts his destiny as the King of the Pride Lands. In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring 'Circle of Life') this phenomenal adaptation has new original songs and explodes with joyous, captivating music that soundtrack the rich mythology and moving drama expertly. More info

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Stephen Sondheim Theatre : Closes 24th May 2015

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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Imperial Theater

A fugitive on the run, a promise made to a dying mother and, above all, the hope that despite our circumstances, we still have the power to change the course of our destiny. Producer Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed 25th-anniversary, re-imagined production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables is returning to the Imperial Theatre in 2014! More info

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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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Stage 3 New World Stages : Closes 22nd November 2015

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

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Ethel Barrymore Theater : Closes 6th September 2015

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

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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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Walter Kerr Theater : Closes 26th July 2015

When the low born Monty Navarro finds out he's 8th in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the second Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind... More info

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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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Classic Stage Theater : Closes 22nd February 2015

Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling are heading for A Month in the Country, Ivan Turgenev's steamy comedy about the arrival of a young, handsome tutor to the Isanev country house in the 1840s, and the effect he has on all of the inhabitants. Directed by Erica Schmidt for revival by Classic Stage Theatre Company, this strictly limited run is rumored to be 2015's first major success. More info

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Jerry Orbach Theater

A classic coming-of-age story, The Fantasticks features two meddling, matchmaking fathers who scheme to get their children together. But once the couple is united, the real drama begins! More info

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Broadhurst Theater

Mamma Mia collects a group of hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA and shapes them around the story of a single mother coping with her young daughter's marriage on a picturesque Greek isle. While the daughter plans her future with the love of her life, her mother is haunted by three different men who may or may not be her daughter's father. More info

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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

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Kirk Theatre

No one in the news is safe! Not to be confused with the Disney musical NEWSIES, this Drama Desk-nominated revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebreties, and politicians - in short, everyone is fair game. With songs and material continually updated to take advantage of the top news stories, composer-lyricist Drama Desk Nominee Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof - and then some. More info

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Kirk Theatre

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

Madison Square Garden : Closes 19th November 2015

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

Metropolitan Opera House : Closes 20th April 2015

The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska once again, alongside Latonia Moore, and Oksana Dykand. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radames, played by Marcello Giordani and Marco Berti, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina and Violeta Urmana. More info

Metropolitan Opera House : Closes 7th May 2015

Renee Fleming marks her return to the Met with the title role in Francis Lehar's classic operetta. Directed by Tony Award winning Susan Stroman (The Producers), this production promises a lavish take on Lehar's comic story of love blossoming amidst bureaucratic wrangling. Set against the background of fin de siecle Paris, scenes take place at Maxim's, with Fleming singing the role of the beguiling heiress that has all of Paris under her spell. More info

Daryl Roth Theater : Closes 12th April 2015

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

Lyric Theatre - Broadway : Closes 31st May 2015

Three sailors celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple in the classic musical comedy, On the Town, which celebrates its 70th Anniversary as it reopens Broadway's Lyric Theatre! On The Town is a fun-filled sweep through some of New York's most famous icons, and an unforgettable tribute to the city that never sleeps. More info

Lyceum Theater : Closes 1st March 2015

Josh Radnor and Hari Dhillon star in this award-winning play by Ayad Akhtar about an affluent Muslim-American couple living in New York City, whose views on race, relationships and identity are left shattered after a dinner party with a co-worker and her husband. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013. More info

Richard Rodgers Theater : Closes 22nd March 2015

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

Nederlander Theater : Closes 31st May 2015

Love and luck collide in Las Vegas in this colorful comedy which transfers to Broadway from New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse. Tony Danza - one of television's most iconic personalities - leads the cast of Honeymoon in Vegas, playing gambler Tommy who tries his luck sweeping Betsy off her feet - and out of the arms of her marriage-phobic fiance, Jack. More info

Longacre Theater : Closes 22nd February 2015

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe winner James Earl Jones will return to the stage - the showbiz sphere he started out in over fifty years ago - in this comedic play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. "You Can't Take It With You" follows two families whose lives are thrown together when their children become engaged. More info

Claire Tow Theater : Closes 15th March 2015

Stay-at-home-mom Jo spent nine years on her fantasy novel. Now, when it's finally finished, she is summoned by some mysteriously shady 'publishers' Andre and Sven to their New York office to discuss her follow up memoir... More info

Stage 1 New World Stages : Closes 31st May 2015

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

Isaac Stern Auditorium : Closes 1st March 2015

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

St Lukes Theater : Closes 28th February 2015

St Luke's Theatre presents the first of up and coming playwright Christopher B. Latro's three new plays. Absolution is a dark comedy set in the heady world of big money banking. It tells the story of two bankers, Angelo and Ethan, and their struggle for professional dominance in a climate of untamed ambition and greed and their rivalry in the world of romance. More info

David H Koch Theater : Closes 1st March 2015

The New York City Ballet: All Balanchine is a wide-ranging repertoire of classical and contemporary ballet by one of the world's greatest choreographers, George Balanchine, also the co-founder of NYCB. The program will vary according to the season, with the Winter 2015 program split into two sets, detailed on the next page. Ballets include the bravura Donzinetti Variations and the soulful Serenade. More info

Metropolitan Opera House : Closes 7th March 2015

The Met's hit production of Bizet's Carmen returns with two of its leading ladies, Anita Rachvelishvili and Elina Garanca! Anita Rachvelishvili made a sensational Met debut in 2010 as the feisty and seductive gypsy. An agent provocatrix, Carmen lures a young soldier away from his innocent betrothed Micaela, and toys with his emotions as she frequently withdraws her affections and flirts with other men, driving Jose wild with jealousy. Not one to be tied down to love, she is determined to live freely, love freely - and to die freely. More info

St Lukes Theater : Closes 26th April 2015

My Big Gay Italian Funeral is the sequel to Anthony J. Wilkinson's popular comedy My Big Gay Italian Wedding. An unfortunate occasion to meet again brings the crazy characters from the original play together again, with hilarious and often cringe-worthy results! More info

Acorn Theatre : Closes 22nd February 2015

Sometimes referred to as the "Jewish James Bond", holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal devoted his life to tracking down Nazi war criminals, right up until his death in 2005. His fascinating life story forms the basis of Wiesenthal, a one man show written and performed by Tom Dugan, which is coming to New York after playing to great acclaim across the country. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium : Closes 1st February 2015

Chicago's Symphony Orchestra comes to New York as part of Carnegie Hall's Great American Orchestras and Great Symphonies seasons. Over the course of its three dates engagement, the orchestra will perform works from Debussy, Schumann and Prokofiev amongst others. More info

St Lukes Theater

Jackie Mason lovechild Sheba Mason's Musical on the hilarious love affair between Jackie and her starry-eyed mother - AN OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL COMEDY. More info

Stage 2 New World Stages

Guinness record-holding bubble artist Fan Yang brings his dazzling family entertainment to Off-Broadway. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium : Closes 10th April 2015

The New York Pops 2014/2015 Season boasts their greatest line-up ever. It's a series of concerts which includes everything from The Fab Four to some festive sing a-longs, to the tunes of Old Blue Eyes. New York's favourite orchestra will be joined throughout the season by a starry roster of guest performers, including Glee's Matthew Morrison and Broadway phenomenon Sutton Foster. More info

Black Box Theatre : Closes 19th April 2015

One balmy night in Miami, a young black woman washes up to shore clinging to life on a car tire. Sula has escaped from poverty in her native Haiti, determined to seek out a better life for herself and her unborn child. Moving into an apartment filled with other refugees, she works upon assimilating into American culture. But just as it seems that everything is falling into place and her dreams realized, her demons manage to catch up with her and threaten to uproot everything she has fought for. More info

David H Koch Theater : Closes 30th May 2015

NYCB have always been at the cutting edge of the balletic artform, constantly performing and commissioning new works from the most accomplished of contemporary choreographers. This season, which runs in October 2014 and May 2015, celebrates this tradition of innovation, and includes world premieres of pieces from Alexei Ratmansky and Troy Schumacher. More info

Kraine Theater

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

Anne L. Bernstein Theater

Perfect Crime goes well beyond traditional mystery play. It is a sexy, compelling thriller, with well-timed surprises and laughs that relieve a growing dramatic tension. The main character is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist accused of bumping off her wealthy British husband. More info

Apollo Theater : Closes 24th June 2015

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

13th Street Repertory Theater

Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality. More info

Metropolitan Opera House : Closes 21st February 2015

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko stars alongside Nadja Michael in this opera double bill by the Met Opera, consisting of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle. Created by Mariusz Trelinski, this performance is a co-production between the Met Opera and the Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera. More info

Marriott Marquis

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

Metropolitan Opera House : Closes 21st March 2015

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 it's many faces. More info

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