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New York Plays in April 2014

Our selection of the best plays in New York for the month of April 2014

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Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 17th - 1st January

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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Ethel Barrymore Theater: 17th - 30th April

Starring Denzel Washington! A Raisin in the Sun is a heart-wrenching family drama by playwright Lorraine Hansberry which originally premiered on Broadway in 1959. It follows the Younger family and the troubles which befall Walter Younger and his elderly mother when she inherits a large sum of money. More info

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Longacre Theater: 17th - 30th April

Starring a sensational cast of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Parrack, this new revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's novel follows two migrant workers as they struggle to realize their own version of the American Dream during the Great Depression. More info

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Beacon Theater: 25th April

One of the most respected and popular Latino comedians of all time, Lopez is an author, sitcom star, Grammy nominated and undeniably hilarious. Still edgy despite his massive success, Lopez will have you in stitches with his insights on relationships, ethnicity and family life. More info

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New Amsterdam Theater: 17th - 1st January

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 fantastical 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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Imperial Theater: 17th - 30th April

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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Lyceum Theater: 17th - 30th April

The Realistic Joneses is a tender comedy about two couples who live next door to one another, but share more than a fence-line. This is the Broadway premiere of Will Eno's play and will star Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei. More info

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Astor Place Theatre: 17th - 1st January

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: 17th - 1st January

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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Minskoff Theater: 17th - 1st January

Disney presents a musical that brings The Lion King's wildly popular story, the Oscar winning Elton John / Tim Rice songs, and an entire African landscape to the stage of the specially adapted Minskoff Theater. More info

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Orpheum Theater: 17th - 1st January

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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Al Hirschfeld Theater: 17th - 1st January

Winner of Best New Musical from Cyndi Lauper & Harvey Fierstein! A new musical bringing together Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and rock icon Cyndi Lauper puts its best rubber-clad foot forward on Broadway, scooping an amazing six Tony Awards this year, including Best Musical! More info

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Shubert Theatre: 17th - 1st January

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: 17th - 30th April

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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Cort Theater: 17th - 30th April

The Cripple of Inishmaan heads to Broadway for a limited run after a sold-out run in the West End in London last Summer. Featuring the same sensational cast, including Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role, this critically acclaimed play is not to be missed! More info

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Majestic Theater: 17th - 1st January

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. More info

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Lunt Fontanne Theater: 17th - 30th April

Motown: The Musical brings the same toe-tapping beats and soul-shaking songs that rocked America in the 1960s to Broadway. The musical tells the real story of Motown Records' founder, Berry Gordy, and his incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the music mogul responsible for Diana Ross and Michael Jackson's careers! More info

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Walter Kerr Theater: 17th - 30th April

Following critically acclaimed smash-hit runs at both Hartford Stage and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder has finally moved to Broadway. When Monty Navarro finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other eight heirs standing in his way - all played by one incredible actor. More info

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theater: 17th - 1st January

The Bridges of Madison County is a brand new musical from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The production is based on Robert James Waller's acclaimed romance novel - a touching story about an unlikely but brief, love affair between a National Geographic photographer and an Italian-American housewife in 1965 Iowa. More info

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Brooks Atkinson Theater: 17th - 30th April

After Midnight is the brand new singing, dancing sensational Broadway version of Encore's highly acclaimed musical, Cotton Club Parade. The show sweeps the audience to the by-gone era of 1920s New York City, where late-night revelry and illicit alcohol flowed, and big band jazz took center stage. Vanessa Williams joins the cast until May 11th! More info

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August Wilson Theater: 17th - 1st January

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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Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 17th - 30th April

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, and will star Tony nominee Jessie Mueller in the title role. More info

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Studio 54: 17th - 1st January

The Roundabout Theatre Company's latest revival of Cabaret is set to be a star-studded affair, with Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming confirmed to fill the lead roles. The musical, which first appeared on Broadway in 1966, is set in 1930s Berlin, in the infamous Kit Kat Klub where cabaret performer Sally Bowles sings against the voice of Nazi rise to power. More info

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Broadway Theater: 17th - 1st January

This nine-time Tony-nominated new spin on the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic television production adds songs from their catalogue and turns the fairy tale concept on its head: it's Cinderella's turn to save the prince! Songs include "In My Own Little Corner"and "Impossible/It's Possible". Fran Drescher and Carly Rae Jepsen have joined the cast with Drescher playing Madame and Jepsen the title role of Cinderella, but only until June 8th! More info

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Metropolitan Opera House: 17th - 30th April

Puccini's moving story of young love has become the most performed opera in Met history. Maija Kovalevska, Anita Hartig, and Barbara Frittoli star as the frail Mim in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with Joseph Calleja and Vittorio Grigolo sharing the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo. More info

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Music Box Theater: 17th - 1st January

The Tony Award-winning medieval pop musical fable by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson, has been given a circus-style revamp by Diane Paulus, and lights up the stage with gorgeous visuals and sumptuous tunes. This acclaimed musical received an impressive ten 2013 Tony Award nominations, of which it won four. More info

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David H Koch Theater: 17th - 30th April

Jewels is unique: a full-length, three-act plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers. Balanchine was inspired by the artistry of jewelry designer Claude Arpels, and chose music revealing the essence of each jewel. More info

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Jerry Orbach Theater: 17th - 1st January

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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Union Square Theater: 17th - 30th April

La Soiree is a dazzling and inventive show, part cabaret, part circus - and 100% exhilarating! Some of its most famous acts include its uber hunky acrobatic troop The English Gents and Miss Behave - a sword-swallowing femme fatale! More info

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Neil Simon Theater: 17th - 30th April

All The Way is a politically-charged play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan about Lyndon B. Johnson controversial first year in office. This production stars Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and enjoyed a sell-out preview run in Boston earlier in 2013. More info

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Winter Garden Theater: 17th - 30th April

This new stage production is based on the Academy Award-winning film, starring Andy Karl and Margo Siebert, plus featuring a score by Ragtime Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Co-produced by the original Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone. More info

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Westside Theater Upstairs: 17th - 30th April

Satchmo at the Waldorf is an uplifting play about one of Jazz's foremost performers, Louis Armstrong. Set in New York City in the early 1970s, the play takes place backstage as the legendary singer unwinds after one of his final concerts and recounts the events of his extraordinary career. More info

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Nederlander Theater: 17th - 1st January

This is the record-breaking, Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon that tells the story of an unlikely band of underdogs who take on the biggest names in publishing in an "INSPIRATIONAL" (The Hollywood Reporter) fight for justice. More info

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Broadhurst Theater: 17th - 1st January

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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Helen Hayes Theater: 17th - 1st January

Hair band devotees rejoice: The anthems of the '80s are back. The new musical features the hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and many more. More info

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St James Theater: 17th - 30th April

Bullets Over Broadway is a brand new musical production of Woody Allen's iconic film of the same name. The musical will star Zach Braff in his Broadway debut, alongside Karen Ziemba, Marin Mazzie, Brooks Ashmanskas and Vincent Pastore. The musical will be directed by five time Tony Award winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman. More info

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Ambassador Theater: 17th - 1st January

There's never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway's razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. More info

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Bernard B Jacobs Theater: 17th - 1st January

The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh to bring the hit independent film ONCE, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song "Falling Slowly", to the stage. More info

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Kirk Theatre: 17th - 1st January

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

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Kirk Theatre: 17th - 1st January

No one in the news is safe! The Drama Desk nominated musical revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebreties, and politicians. With songs and material being upated on a regular basis, 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! More info

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Actors Temple Theater: 17th - 30th April

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen - six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Force. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 17th - 30th April

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production returns, with Amanda Echalaz making her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Philippe Auguin, Marco Armiliato, and Fabio Luisi share conducting duties. More info

Madison Square Garden: 18th - 30th April

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

Acorn Theatre: 17th - 30th April

Real-life couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman (also from the hit TV series Parks and Recreation) star in this moving play about about love and loss. The production moves to Off-Broadway after a successful premiere run in Los Angeles. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 17th - 30th April

Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love. More info

Richard Rodgers Theater: 17th - 30th April

If/Then is a romantic and original new musical about how choice and chance collide - and how we learn to love the fallout. It stars Broadway legend Idina Menzel in the lead role and is directed by Michael Greif. More info

Circle in the Square: 17th - 30th April

Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday in this look back on the First Lady of Jazz's life story. The musical is set inside a smokey Philly nightclub in the 1959, where Ms. Holiday puts on one of her last ever performances. More info

Belasco Theater: 17th - 30th April

Starring Emmy-winning Neil Patrick Harris, 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. More info

Stage 5 New World Stages: 17th - 30th April

Murder For Two is a hilarious murder mystery whodunit with just two actors and a piano creating the intrigue, laughs and suspense. More info

David H Koch Theater: 23rd - 27th April

Based on the classic fairytale, Snow White, don't miss France's leading contemporary Ballet Preljocal on stage. Poignant, dark and with an almost erotic impulse that permeates the choreography as well as the set and costume design, this Snow White is a bold and unforgettable modern vision of the age-old fable. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 17th - 30th April

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

Tarrytown Music Hall: 22nd April

Since releasing her first recording in 1990, Ani DiFranco has established herself as one of the most influential and inspirational artists of the modern era. DiFrancos innovative guitar style, signature percussive fingerpicking, expressive vocals and incisive lyrics - along with a constitutional inability to be anything less than totally real - have earned her a loyal, dedicated fan base and ongoing critical acclaim. More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 24th - 26th April

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" are all the rage once again. More info

Vivian Beaumont Theater: 17th - 30th April

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, an adaptation by James Lapine of the autobiographical book by playwright Moss Hart. Hart penned several Broadway classics, including Merrily We Roll Along in 1934. Stars Tony-nominee Santino Fontana. More info

Booth Theater: 17th - 30th April

Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony winner Stephen Spinella star together in this charming comedy about an estranged mother and son who reunite due to a family feud over the aging mother's future. Little does he know she's not willing to budge -and she's armed with a house-load of homemade Molotov cocktails! More info

Town Hall Theater: 24th April

Carla Bruni, the former First Lady of France, actress and former model, is touring the USA to promote her latest album - Little French Songs. The album is the fourth by the gifted singer-songwriter and guitarist. More info

Grand Ballroom: 30th April

English David Gray is not one to rest on his laurels; 12 million album sales, the best selling album in Ireland ever with 'White Ladder' and a BAFTA nomination for his soundtrack work on Amma Assante's 2004 film 'A Way Of Life'. After the double album Foundling in 2010, he's back on the road, previewing material from his forthcoming new record. More info

Atlantic Theater Company: 17th - 30th April

The Threepenny Opera, directed by Martha Clarke, is a devilishly funny 'opera for beggars' which follows the handsome-but-cunning scoundrel Macheath and his shenanigans in 19th century London. Macheath and a host of characters try to out-wit one another in this highly enjoyable musical that explores the pleasures and pitfalls of corruption. More info

Stage 4 New World Stages: 17th - 30th April

"iLuminate: Artist of Light" is an electrifying story told through dance and cutting-edge technology. iLuminate Productions takes you on a fantastical journey in their first ever Broadway show using their groundbreaking light suits, as seen on "America's Got Talent"! More info

Terminal 5: 26th April

The Pet Shop Boys are an English electro-pop duo who have sold over 50 million records worldwide, with their success in the 80s with hits like It's A Sin, West End Girls and Rent. Almost thirty years later, the duo are still recording and touring with their latest album, Electric, released in 2013. More info

American Airlines Theater: 17th - 30th April

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster stars in the Broadway premiere of this moving musical about a disfigured young woman who undertakes an epic bus journey across the USA in order to have her facial scar healed by a televangelist. But along the way, she discovers a lot more about her own courage and beauty than she'd bargained for. More info

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre: 17th - 30th April

Set in the idyllic Catskills mountains in the 1960s, Casa Valentina is a discrete venue for men who enjoy dressing up as women. When the opportunity to become an official organisation arises, Casa Valentina must decide whether this would help gain their clientele a place in society or wreck havoc on their personal lives. Directed by Joe Mantello and written by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein! More info

Stage 1 New World Stages: 17th - 30th April

Are we going to prom or hell?! Veronica Sawyer's High School struggle with three scrunchie-sporting 'Heathers' comes to a dark end when her mysterious new boyfriend arrives on the scene, with some revenge plans of his own. More info

Nassau Coliseum: 24th April

Miley Cyrus is TV star, film star, music star and, most recently, an internet sensation too. Whichever way you've taken her controversial new look and on-stage antics, there's no denying how catchy the singles from her brand new album, Bangerz, are! More info

Best Buy Theater: 22nd April

5 Seconds of Summer are this year's Next Big Thing when it comes to boy bands. Take the polished performances and songwriting of bands like One Direction and combine it with the guitar riffs of pop-punk bands like Blink-182 and you get a rocking group of four talented Aussie boys who set to take on the charts! More info

Beacon Theater: 30th April

Possessing one of the richest voices of her generation, jazz, pop and soul all come together in the music of Ledisi. The Grammy Award nominated singer is touring in support of her sixth studio album The Truth, which is full of chart ready r'n'b. More info

Little Shubert Theater: 17th - 30th April

Under My Skin is an uproarious comedy from the couple who co-wrote the hit TV series, The Nanny. The play premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse and now brings its hilarious story of a mega-successful CEO and a shrill temp who switch bodies, Off-Broadway to the Little Shubert Theatre! More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 24th April

Julio Iglesias is a Spanish singer and songwriter with a musical CV that would make even Enrique jealous. He began his career singing at music s sold over 300 million albums and released an impressive 80 albums in his forty-plus year career, and is the best selling Latin music artist in the world! More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 23rd April

This classical crossover singer gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has released five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Having collaborated with the legendary Barbra Streisand, and pop singer Susan Boyle, as well as working with producer David Foster, Evancho has achieved monumental success despite her young age. More info

St. George Theatre: 25th April

IN THE MOOD is the 1940s Big Band, Song and Swing Dance Revue that celebrates America's Greatest Generation through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and more with music arrangements, costumes and choreography that are as authentic as it gets! It's a sentimental, romantic, nostalgic, jazzy and patriotic tribute to America's Swing Era. More info

Theater at Madison Square Garden: 17th - 21st April

It's time to get out your tiaras and cutlasses and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are joining you at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 21st - 30th April

La Cenerentola is an opera based on the traditional Cinderella story by the composer of The Barber of Seville, Gioachino Rossini. More info

Lion Theatre: 19th - 30th April

Jackie and Marilyn offers a fictional though no less captivating peek into the private lives of two of the 1950s' most beautiful and fascinating women, Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. The play (written by Sheri Graubert) imagines what their relationship might have been like, given the on-going rumours of Marilyn Monroe's affair with JFK. More info

B.B. King Blues Club: 17th - 30th April

Strawberry Fields isn't your average tribute act - they're as good as it gets when it comes to pulling off the Beatles' concert experience. You'll get taken on a journey through the 1960s and the first four Beatles' albums, starting in 1964. No detail has been spared in sounding, looking and acting like the original Fab Four, ensuring the audience is able to have as authentic experience as possible! More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 17th - 24th April

The Metropolitan Opera's 2013/2014 Season production of Strauss?s opera, Arabella, will star Swedish soprana Malin Bystrom in the title role. More info

Mitzi E Newhouse Theater: 17th - 30th April

Five-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell plays Hester Ferris, the Washington DC socialite and political hostess whose dinner parties always contained a steady mix of fine wine and top politicians. Her world is turned around though when her darling son brings home a new girlfriend - and some political views which are quite different to hers. This play is directed by Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). More info

MTC Stage 1 At New York City Center: 17th - 26th April

David Grimm's tender and touching play follows Helena, widowed during World War I, who turns to the oldest profession to maintain her way of life, but can she protect her public persona or will it all end in ruin? This world premiere stars Tony-winner Nina Arianda. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 17th - 30th April

As part of their 2013/2014 season, this series of concerts by The New York Pops takes us on a journey through Broadway and other favorite songs. They are joined by a few friends too, including brass musician Chris Botti, Tony Award nominee Montego Glover and Broadway's Golden Couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. More info

Actors Temple Theater: 17th - 30th April

The Girls of Summer offers a unique insight into 1940s female baseball leagues, offering hope in the face of discrimination. This powerful drama centers on an all-negro female team who are being trained to face off against the Rockford Peaches, an all-white female team and champions of the AAGPBL (All American Girls Professional Baseball League). More info

David H Koch Theater: 29th - 30th April

The first in this three-part series celebrating ten of the most formidable choreographers of our century. The series encompasses those who helped bring ballet into the 21st century to those who work to push its boundaries even further. This instalment will include a new work by the 2014 Art Series collaborator, JR, as well as works by well-known contemporary choreographers Wheeldon, Martins, Forsythe and Ratmansky. More info

Beckett Theatre: 25th - 30th April

Lydia returns home after leaving for a night out in Las Vegas - ten years ago. She arrives to find her daughter Vera, whom she left in charge of the family's apartment block, and a decades-worth of baggage to being dealing with. 17 Orchard Point will receive its world premiere at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre in a production starring Tony-winner Michele Pawk. More info

Judy & Arthur Zankel Hall: 17th - 30th April

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More info

David H Koch Theater: 30th April

The second in a trio of programmes, each celebrating some of the most formidable choreographers of our century. The series includes works from those who helped bring ballet into the 21st century to those who work to push its boundaries even further. This instalment will include a new work by the 2014 Art Series collaborator, JR, as well as works by well-known contemporary choreographers Peck, Preljocaj and Wheeldon. More info

Beckett Theatre: 19th April

From the writer of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike comes a razor sharp comedy about the search for a sane relationship in an insane world. Prudence and Bruce are two Manhattanites each set on finding love through the help of their psychiatrists. The pair meet after placing personal ads and although they don't get along initially, love and fate have other plans! More info

Actors Temple Theater: 17th - 30th April

Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades Of Grey Musical Parody is exactly what the name promises... a risky, raunchy, hilarious on-stage take of the book series that took the world by storm! Complete with parodies of hit pop songs, this production is guaranteed to make you blush and laugh, and probably at the same time! More info

St Lukes Theater: 17th - 30th April

Cougar The Musical unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. More info

Stage 2 New World Stages: 17th - 1st January

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

Snapple Theater Center: 17th - 1st January

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

Metropolitan Opera House: 17th - 30th April

Four highly acclaimed bel canto stars perform in this Metropolitan Opera production of Bellini's final opera, I Puritani, including new-comer Olga Peretyatko. More info

Actors Temple Theater: 17th - 30th April

Girls Night - The Musical is a night you won't want to miss - you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll sing-a-long as a group of five close friends enjoy a girls night out at a karaoke bar in this hilarious musical. Expect some of your favorite songs from the 80s and 90s, and plenty of "I've done that!" moments. More info

Kraine Theater: 17th - 1st January

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

Halifax Metro Centre: 30th April

Bob Dylan calls Gordon Lightfoot one of his favourite songwriters - a fine tribute to a legacy that is still being written. In a career spanning nearly 40 years, the Canadian folk legend has recorded over 200 songs, written many more, and influenced the sound of so many highly successful artists. More info

John Golden Theater: 17th - 30th April

Mothers and Sons is a brand new play by four-time Tony-winning playwright, Terrence McNally starring Tony and Emmy-winning actress Tyne Daly. The play is a deeply compassionate and touching look at the nature of forgiveness and the evolving definition of family. More info

13th Street Repertory Theater: 17th - 1st January

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

St Lukes Theater: 17th - 30th April

Join two talented actors for a storytelling journey through Narnia, where this magical land is being kept in the grips of a terrible winter due to an evil spell cast by the White Witch. Our two young heroes, Peter and Lucy, take the audience through this beloved story as they meet Narnia's most unforgettable characters, including the great Aslan the lion. More info

Beacon Theater: 29th April

Nickel Creek have been away for a while. The Grammy Award-winning trio announced an 'indefinite hiatus' in 2006, and though they never officially split, fans weren't holding their breath for a comeback. However 2014 brought news of a reunion and a new album. The rapturously received A Dotted Line reminded everyone what they had been missing, with its strident bluegrass harmonies and impeccable interplay between the band's fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Nickel Creek will be touring America from April to August, including a spot at The Newport Folk Festival. More info

Marriott Marquis: 17th - 1st January

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

Lynn Redgrave Theater: 17th - 1st January

Culture Project will present Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, featuring an adaptation by Thomas Kilroy and starring Trudie Styler. More info

Clurman Theatre: 17th - 27th April

Fishing for Wives is a comedy-of-errors by Edward Sakamoto which receives its New York premiere courtesy of the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. Set in 1913 Hawaii, two Japanese immigrants live a lonely life as fisherman until one of them decides to send for a mail-order bride from Japan - using the friend's photo in his place! More info

Bergen Performing Arts Center: 24th April

The world is a curious and exciting place, and Sid the Science Kid is ready to explore it. Based on the popular animated show from Jim Henson, this musical introduces preschoolers to the basics of science through fun games, audience interaction and musical numbers. Star of the show is Sid of course, but he'll be joined by his friends May, Gabriella and Gerald on his adventure. As well as being fantastic fun, this show's content is in line with national science learning standards. More info

Beacon Theater: 27th April

Jillian Michaels - TV personality, fitness expert, health guru, and all-round wellness inspiration - is taking her great advice for healthy living across the country in her Maximize Your Life tour. She'll be imparting indispensable tips on how to, well, maximize your life, Jillian Style, through a series of inspiring live lectures. Learn how to unlock your potential for happiness, health and a more positive body image through her seven core rules. More info

Town Hall Theater: 18th April

Incorporating a load of world music and jazz influences into his guitar playing, Jesse Cook is at the forefront of the 'Neuvo Flamenco' movement. His 2014 Tour is in support of last year's Live at the Bathurst Street Theatre dvd which was a typically globe-trotting musical affair, with an impressive ensemble of drummers and mutli-instrumentalists rounding out Cook's sound. They will all be joining him on the road. More info

Town Hall Theater: 25th April

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

Apollo Theater: 17th - 30th April

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

Broadway Comedy Club: 17th - 1st January

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

New Ohio Theatre: 17th - 20th April

116 is the story of a man, a woman and everything in-between. Trapped in purgatory where the endless game of chess is the only distraction, they are forced to face their scars, betrayals and vulnerabilities in order to move forward. Through a matrix of Shakespeare's wit and words, they are both victims and predators facing six lifetimes of trauma in order to find freedom in the seventh. 116 speaks to the human essence and lays bare the truth that what we crave in our lives is intimacy and yet we hide ourselves at every turn. More info

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