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New York All Shows in May 2015

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

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To be young and restless in Paris is a dream for many of us, but in the late 1940's, it's Jerry Mulligan's life. After escaping the horrors of the war, he moves to the city of romance in the hopes of avoiding the daily grind and making it as a painter. Aided by wealthy fellow American Milo Davenport, his reputation is on the up, but his heart is stolen by the ingenue, Lise. Day dreaming and dancing, with the Gershwin's wonderful score, An American in Paris celebrates the best in life, in true Parisian style! More info

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: Closes 21st June 2015

After a sold-out run in London's West End, David Hare's Skylight makes its Broadway debut with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan as Kyra and Tom, former lovers on the verge of re-awakening their long lost connection. But the years between them are not the only obstacles to a reunion, preconceived notions and warring opinions ignite a dynamic debate in this comedic and wickedly clever show. 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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: Closes 11th October 2015

After a universally acclaimed run at The Public Theater, Fun Home transfers to Broadway in 2015. Based on a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, this new musical traces the relationship between a deeply closeted father and his daughter. Helmed by director of the moment Sam Gold, Fun Home promises to be the most refreshingly atypical musical of the year. And judging from its five Best Musical wins so far and 12 Tony nominations, we don't see it letting us down! More info

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: Closes 28th June 2015

After wowing on London's West End, and winning an Olivier to add to her Academy Award for playing Queen Elizabeth II, Helen Mirren dons the crown once again to bring The Audience to Broadway. Directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, this luminous play imagines the private weekly meetings held between Her Majesty and the Prime Minister of the day, leading to some very interesting observations! More info

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Blue Man Group is one of New York's longest-running shows and one of its hardest to describe! In the show, three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off Broadway. Although there is no main plot, the show is split into themes such as innocence and surprise towards technology, information overload, as well as an elegant dinner involving a Twinkie snack. More info

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Going strong since premiering in 1997, Disney's hit musical adaptation of the 1994 animated move brings the African Serengeti to life and joins the wide eyed cub Simba on the adventure of a lifetime as he grows up and accepts his destiny as the leonine 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 includes original songs created for the show and explodes with joyous, captivating music, intricate puppetry and a haunting atmosphere. More info

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Long before Dorothy drops into Oz inside her flying farmhouse, there were two other young girls who happened to meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Although sparks fly between them at first, Wicked follows these two unlikely friends and college roommates as they grow into two extraordinary women: The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. However, what it means to be truly WICKED isn't as clear-cut as it seems, as the two somehow find themselves fighting for the same cause .... More info

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: Closes 13th September 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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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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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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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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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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: 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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Hand to God centers on Jason, a shy boy whose teenage angst is channelled into his hand puppet Tyrone, during the rehearsal for a church theater group. Robert Askins' black comedy transfers to Broadway with its cast intact, including Obie winner Steven Boyer in the lead dual roles of Jason and his button-eyed alter ego. More info

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

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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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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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: Closes 3rd January 2016

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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: Closes 18th July 2015

Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David makes his acting and playwriting Broadway debut with Fish in the Dark. Produced by Scott Rudin (Book of Mormon) and directed by Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), the play centers around a death in the family. More info

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: Closes 2nd September 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

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: Closes 5th July 2015

From humble beginnings to right hand man of the King, Wolf Hall is the story of Thomas Cromwell. History has not been very kind to him; his cunning and fixing has cast him as a Machiavellian character, pulling the strings of the Tudor administration to ensure his own survival. This first part of the story sees the rise of Cromwell from his humble beginnings from a working-class family to becoming the right-hand man of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, who was adviser to King Henry VIII. Managing to sidestep Wolsley's fall from grace, he eventually takes his place as the most powerful of Henry's ministers, making some dangerous courtly enemies in the process. More info

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: Closes 7th June 2015

Due to phenomenal demand, this starry revival of Terence McNally's comedy extends its run until June 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 Broadway favorites Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, who star alongside T. R. Knight and Stockard Channing. More info

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: Closes 19th July 2015

Theatre producer Oscar Jaffee has exactly one train journey to convince Broadway starlet, Lily Garland, to take on the lead in his brand new play! Two tiny problems exist - he is completely bankrupt and the epic play in question doesn't actually exist yet! Love and luck take centre-stage in this mischevious romantic comedy, where Peter Gallagher and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth star as the former lovers who meet by fate aboard the luxurious Twentieth Century's Chicago to New York City line. More info

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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. This production has seen a string of A-list actors done the wig and take on this challenging lead role, making it one of the most-talked about revivals out on Broadway right now! More info

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: Closes 6th September 2015

Recent polls show that Americans consider Bill Clinton one of the best US Presidents since WWII. Who would have thought it of a man who was impeached? Clinton The Musical examines the dichotomy of the 42nd President of The United States, delving into everything from sex to sax, and Monica to Hillary. It's funny, crude, and a reminder that the world of American politics is a great spectator sport. More info

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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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: Closes 8th November 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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A witty adaptation of Hitchcock's spy adventure, The 39 Steps returns to New York to dazzle audiences all over again. Following the adventures of daring hero Richard Hannay, the play features a cast of only four, who use costume changes, props and every ounce of their theatrical talent to play over a hundred different characters. More info

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: Closes 7th June 2015

Eighty-five year-old Miss Ruby was a once famous burlesque dancer in New Orleans' French Quarter, where she made her name. Now living at the run-down Hummingbird Hotel, a once glamorous salon that attracts many different members of society, she decides that she'd like to hold her funeral. Before she dies. Airline Highway refers to the infamous road that runs through New Orleans where the Hummingbird stands; the play is a moving tribute to the outcasts in society who make our lives that little more interesting and colorful. More info

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: Closes 12th September 2015

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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: Closes 13th September 2015

Directed by four-time Emmy and Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce and marking the Broadway debut of composer Barbara Anselmi, this riotous musical comedy first premiered in 2011 at the George Street Playhouse to rave reviews. Now it has its chance to shine once again on the Great White Way, with seasoned actress Tyne Daly in tow! More info

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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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: 28th May

The original stars of Broadway's storming hit musical Jersey Boys are taking the country by storm with a whole new musical act that celebrates the music of the 1960s. The Midtown Men not only perform their acclaimed renditions of songs by the Four Seasons, they will also treat you to more sensational music by The Beatles, The Beach Boys and other great artists from the golden age of Motown. More than just a tribute to a bygone era, this performance will show you - or remind you - of what it was like to see those groundbreaking artists live onstage. More info

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: Closes 4th October 2015

The acclaimed Eric Schaeffer helms this brand new revival of Lerner and Loewe's classic musical starring Vanssa Hudgens in the title role! This comedic tale of a young woman groomed to be a playboy's companion, until the two unexpectedly fall in love, won the 1958 Academy Award for Best Picture and starred Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan in the lead roles. 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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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

The Rogers and Hammerstein epic returns to Broadway in a new production that promises to capture the essence of this much-treasured piece of musical theatre history. The story of a widowed governess, who is charged with teaching the severe King of Thailand's myriad royal offspring, and the journey that they both take as they teach each other about respect, culture and the celebration of love. Starring five time Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara and Academy Award Nominee Ken Watanabe in his American stage debut at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre! More info

: Closes 17th December 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

: 28th May

Astrophysicist, author and renowned science communicator with the flair of a stand up comedian, Neil DeGrass Tyson hosts a special performance where he will be discussing, among other things, the science and philosophy behind his update of Carl Sagan's immensley popular show, 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'. More info

: Closes 2nd August 2015

The four-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jim Parsons, better known to most as gawky theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper from the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory, is set to return to Broadway this Spring in his most controversial role yet - God. Parsons takes on the starring role in this adaptation of David Javerbaum's fearless and critically claimed satire/"autobiography" 'The Last Testament: A Memoir by God'. More info

: Closes 20th December 2015

Opening March 2015, Finding Neverland is the true story of playwright and author JM Barrie and how his friendship with the widowed Sylvia Llewellyn Davies and her children inspired one of the world's most treasured stories. Based on the Academy Award winning movie, expect to fall in love with the power of imagination and storytelling all over again. This exciting new production will star Matthew Morrison as Mr. Barrie himself! More info

The Bard of Avon's plays and sonnets have enriched the world for the last 500 years. He created terrible tragedies, farcical comedies, and changed the English language forever! But enough about that poser, there's a new crack duo in town and they're here to shake up Shakespeare! Behold the brothers Bottom, the creators of THE MUSICAL! Stars Brian d'Arcy James as Nick Bottom and Christian Borle as Shakespeare. More info

: 29th May

Back with her Back Door Tour, Amy Schumer is infamous for the choice of subjects she tackles in her comedy; whether it be sex, personal relationships or even darker material, she pulls no punches and nobody is safe from her ire (just ask Blake Lively). Schumer hosts her own comedy show Inside Amy Schumer, which has catapulted her to fame, and made her one of the most in-demand female comics on the circuit today. More info

: Closes 13th September 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

: Closes 13th September 2015

Ronald Keaton's one man show arrives at the New World Stages, following rave reviews during its Chicago debut last year. Set on the eve of Churchill's 1946 'Iron Curtain' speech, the play finds the wartime leader regaling a small gathering of friends and admirers with his extraordinary life story. More info

: Closes 5th July 2015

The second part of Mike Poulton's two plays in rep, the story of Thomas Cromwell picks up where we left off in Part 1, as he reaches the apex of power at Henry VIII's right hand. Cromwell's scheming has worked and Anne Boleyn is now the new Queen. But by splitting from the Catholic church, England is now unprotected and isolated in Europe. With no male heir forthcoming, the King's affections are wandering elsewhere. How can the ambitious manipulator keep his position in a newly precarious court, where suspicion reigns more than ever?

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: 26th May

Despite the passing of both Keith Moon and John Entwistle, The Who remain a potent force on the rock music scene. Roger Daltrey and Peter Townshend are expanding on their set list from their recent Quadrophenia tour to add material from their five decades of music making. Featured songs are promised from classic albums like My Generation, Live at Leeds, Tommy and Who's Next, as well as newer music like the group's current single, Be Lucky. It's a must-see for Who fans! More info

: Closes 13th June 2015

The enduring tale of a beautiful princess, an evil witch, and a century of sleep awakened by true love's kiss comes to life in an all-new production choreographed by Alexai Ratmansky and designed by Tony Award winner Richard Hudson. More info

ED SHEERAN

2015 sees Ed Sheeran taking his blockbuster album X (pronounced multiply) on tour across North America. The British singer-songwriter's sophomore effort, which contained the singles Sing, Don't and Bloodstream, topped the charts across the world and infused his delicate, acoustic pop with even more pronounced R&B flourishes.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2015:

Prudential Center

May 30, 2015

Barclays Center

May 31, 2015

: Closes 28th May 2015

In a perfect fusion of music, movement and drama, this quintessential Romantic ballet epitomizes the transcendent power of love and forgiveness. American Ballet Theatre's unrivalled roster of international ballet stars brings Giselle's mystery and ethereal beauty vividly to life in this universally acclaimed production, performed with live orchestra. More info

: Closes 26th May 2015

The New York City Ballet presents another 'All Robbins' recital of two ballet works by Jerome Robbins, each a brilliant example of this world-renown choreographer's creativity and prowess in dance. The performances will include The Goldberg Variations and West Side Story Suite. More info

: 29th May

If you haven't heard of this band, then shame on you. This 60-year-old blues guitarist keeps on plucking away and with 16 albums (five of which went Gold) under their collective belts, their passion hasn't diminished yet, something evident in their tub-thumpingly electric shows. Here's one band leader who truly is...bad to the bone! And let's face it, without that iconic song, Arnie's bad-ass naked bar scene in Terminator 2 would never have been so epic. More info

: Closes 1st August 2015

The eternal winter of the magical Narnia is pierced forever by the inquisitive Pevensey children who, searching for adventure, fall into this mysterious land via an old wardrobe. At first this winter wonderland seems heavenly, but soon they realise all is not right in the enchanted forest, the White Witch's spell is forcing the good out the world. They soon learn that this isn't just a walk in the park, but an epic battle of good versus evil. More info

: Closes 27th May 2015

Led by Black Francis Pixies can lay claim to being the most important American band of the past 30 years. 2014 marked the release of their first full length studio album since 1991's Trompe Le Monde, entitled Indie Cindy, which they're touring across North America and Canada with new touring bassist Paz Lenchantin, who joined last year. 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

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

: Closes 16th August 2015

Following on from the success of Bad Jews, Roundabout Theatre and Joshua Harmon collaborate again on Significant Other, a touching new play about trying to find Mr Right. It's directed by Trip Cullman (Punk Rock). More info

: Closes 31st May 2015

New York City Ballet presents its Classic NYCB programme - a night of performances encompassing a range of styles and artistic directions, with choreography by two of the greats, Balanchine and Robbins, as well as more contemporary works. More info

After a critically lauded run last summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, Terrance McNally's dark, musical adaptation of Friedrich Durrenmatt's black comedy returns to Broadway with inestimable legend Chita Rivera at the helm. When a widowed millionairess returns to the impoverished town of her youth, she offers them a terrible choice. She can rescue them from financial ruin in exchange for executing her ex-lover, now a happily married shopkeeper. How will they choose? More info

: Closes 30th May 2015

The English progressive rocker embarks on his 2015 "Hand Cannot Erase" Tour, following the release of his album of the same name in February this year. Largely known throughout rock and metal circles, Wilson has seen four Grammy Award; two times with Porcupine Tree, one with his collaborative band Storm Corrosion and as a soloist on another occasion. This tour is the first since his 2013 engagements following the release his critically and commercially successful third solo album "The Raven That Refused To Sing." More info

: Closes 27th September 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

: 28th May

The South's favourite rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd has been together, in one form or another, since 1964. Their signature is the magical blend of not two but three guitars, which have weaved their way through iconic hits like Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man and of course the ten minute epic Free Bird, which raised the bar to impossible heights for every guitar solo which was to follow. The band have overcome tragedies including the 1977 plane crash which claimed the lives of three members as well as the recent death of founding member Bob Burns, proving that they truly are the "phoenix" band of the South. More info

Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) and Kenneth Walsh (The Aviator) star in this brand new play which begins with a young woman planting a kiss on the neck of a total stranger. Commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Heisenberg is playwright Simon Stephen's follow up to the enormously successful The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. More info

: 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

: Closes 27th June 2015

Following their six hour adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Elevator Repair Service ensemble return to The Public with a bold staging of Faulkner's masterpiece. Concentrating on the novel's opening chapter, this non-linear and multi-layered show is told from the point of view of a mentally handicapped man, for whom the past and present are indivisible. More info

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

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

: 29th May

Billy Idol has waited for nearly a decade to record a new album. The writing of his autobiography triggered a new sense of urgency in him and the result is Kings & Queens of the Underground. He'll be taking his whiplash smile across the States in early 2015, where you can expect to hear new material and the classic tracks which made him one of the 80's biggest names. More info

: Closes 13th September 2015

The Disney prescribed model of femininity takes a bashing in Disenchanted, a hilarious musical which takes a swipe at the animation studio's vision of waif-like princesses who all possess supermodel good looks. More info

: Closes 14th June 2015

Prolific South African playwright and political activist Athol Fugard is best known for his protest plays that spoke out against the injustices of Apartheid and for the Academy Award-winning film Tsotsi, adapted from his novel of the same name. The Tony Award-winner's latest work, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek centers on the life of South African Outsider Artist Nukain Mabusa. 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

: Closes 20th June 2015

Set in the sizzling New Orleans of the 1950s, For The Last Time is brand new jazz musical which has its world premiere at the Clurman this May. Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Marble Faun, the story follows a group of young artists whose idyllic creative clique is torn apart when their murky past catches up with them. More info

: Closes 5th September 2015

A wedding is never the most-stress free time in a couple's life, but throw into the pot a huge and fiery Italian family and their disdain for their son's unconventional choice of life partner... Anthony J. Wilkinson's Off-Broadway comedy is back and its satirical take on the controversy surrounding same-sex marriage is as topical and hilarious as ever! More info

: 30th May

Soul singer Gerald Levert died at the tragically young age of 40 in 2006. A Grammy Award winner, Levert was one of R&B's smoothest vocalists, and scored dozens of hits on the Billboard chart, including a duet with his famous father Eddie on the now iconic Baby Hold On To Me. That track lends its name to this new musical, which tracks Gerald's career through its highs and lows, and the various battles he fought on the way to stardom. More info

: Closes 7th June 2015

A. R. Gurney continues his residency at the Signature Theater with What I Did Last Summer. Best known for Love Letters, Gurney is one of American theater's finest chroniclers of upper middle-class ennui and heartbreak. First premiered in 1981, this elegiac, coming of age story revolves around the 14 year old Charlie, vacationing with his Waspish mother Grace, who feels a desperate need for artistic self-expression bubbling up inside him. More info

A.R. RAHMAN

Awarded the accolade of the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time Magazine, critically acclaimed composer, musician and producer A.R. Rahman has been shaping the face of modern Indian cinematic music and its international integration since he wrote the score for his first film in 1992. Since then he has garnered two Academy Awards, two Grammies, a Bafta and a Golden Globe for his astounding body of work that includes the soundtrack for Danny Boyle's 2008 smash hit Slumdog Millionaire.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2015:

Prudential Hall

May 27, 2015

Beacon Theater

May 28, 2015

: Closes 27th June 2015

Christopher B Latro's new play centers on a young man stuck in a loveless, monotonous existence.The appearance of a mysterious child in his life gives him a fresh perspective and leads him to question whether there is some higher power at play. It's a thought-provoking piece which explores the relationship between belief and happiness. More info

: Closes 7th June 2015

Following the incredible success of Hand to God, Robert Askins returns to the Manhattan Theatre Club with his new comedy Permission, which takes a similarly sideways glance at religion in the 21st Century. It revolves around staid married couple Eric and Cyndy who decide to try out the controversial practise of Christian Domestic Discipline, a real life method of maintaining a healthy relationship by way of corporal punishment. More info

: Closes 31st May 2015

After a successful run last year, Sit Down, Shut Up & Eat returns to the Snapple Theater Center for a return engagement in 2015. The laugh-filled production is written by and stars four seasoned New York comedians, and combines their smoothly delivered patter with the format of an Off-Broadway play. More info

: 30th May

Emmanuel and Mijares, two titans of Latin pop music will share a stage for the first time as they head out on the 'Two'r Amigos' tour. The Mexican crooners have crossed paths before when Mijares sang backing vocals in Emmanuel's band in the early 80's. The pair then went on to take the Americas by storm with their stellar solo careers, garnering fans throughout the world with their upbeat contemporary mariachi-tinged pop songs and sultry Spanish ballads. More info

: Closes 5th July 2015

The Wonder Years' Dan Lauria makes his playwriting debut in Dinner with the Boys, a spicy new, mob-infused comedy. The story centers on Charlie (Lauria) and Dom (Richard Zavaglia), two old-in-the-tooth wiseguy hitmen who are hiding out in New Jersey from a very disgruntled mob boss. More info

: Closes 12th July 2015

After 18 years, this stirring Off-Broadway production returns to New York City, yet its messages still ring as clear as ever. Written and produced by Adrian Williamson, an aficionado of the Gospel Stage Play world, My Grandmother Prayed for Me explores topical themes ranging from the degradation of family values to gang violence, drugs and their impact on familial relationships. More info

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

: Closes 1st July 2015

Neil LaBute's follow up 2014's The Money Shot will receive its world premiere in May at The Second Stage Theatre. The Way We Get By will mark the New York stage debut of Amanda Seyfried, who has previously stunned in the big screen adaptations of Les Miserables and Mamma Mia. More info

: 30th May

NYCB Theatre welcomes two legends of soul for a night of smooth vibes and funky basslines. Expect to hear Boogie Nights, You Make Me Feel Brand New and I'm Stone in Love With You and many, many more. More info

: Closes 19th December 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

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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