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New York Comedy Theatre in December 2014

Our selection of the best comedy theatre in New York for the month of December 2014

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Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 1st - 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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Circle in the Square: 1st - 31st December

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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New Amsterdam Theater: 1st - 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 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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Radio City Music Hall: 1st - 31st December

A true New York City institution, the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular is the sparkling, breath-taking way to get you in the Christmas spirit, with unforgettable with the Radio City's unmatchable and unstoppable Rockettes performing their precision dancing and world famous routines! More info

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David H Koch Theater: 1st - 31st December

This is the production that is the heart of New York City's year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit. This year, celebrate with the New York City Ballet as they celebrate their 60th anniversary of performing the city's favorite Nutcracker! More info

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Astor Place Theatre: 1st - 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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NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 17th - 20th December

Reality TV star Theresa Caputo, who claims she is a spiritual medium that can communicate with the deceased is heading around the states. She says "My wish for every person I come in contact with, is that they receive a message that will give them healing and closure to embrace life without their loved ones." More info

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Orpheum Theater: 1st - 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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Gershwin Theater: 1st - 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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Majestic Theater: 1st - 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. 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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Beacon Theater: 5th December

The 10 man a capella group, who won a record deal after a label mogul heard them on Youtube, continue to dazzle with their renditions of pop classic and modern chart hits. More info

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Madison Square Garden: 17th December

A disciple of Luciano Pavarotti and Zucchero Fornaciari, the blind, Tuscany-born vocalist has emerged as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary opera. More info

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Barclays Center: 31st December

Sir Elton Hercules John is an English pop and rock singer, composer and pianist. In a career spanning five decades, Elton John has sold over 300 million records and has over 50 Top 40 hits, making him one of the most successful musicians of all time. More info

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Belasco Theater: 1st - 1st January

Now starring Dexter's Michael C. Hall in the title role,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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Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 1st - 31st December

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 Jessie Mueller in the 2014 Tony Award winning title role. More info

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Minskoff Theater: 1st - 1st January

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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Lunt Fontanne Theater: 1st - 31st December

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: 1st - 31st December

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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Stage 3 New World Stages: 1st - 31st December

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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Shubert Theatre: 1st - 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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Imperial Theater: 1st - 31st December

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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Ethel Barrymore Theater: 1st - 31st December

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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Music Box Theater: 1st - 31st December

In 2013 Broadway's favorite high-flying, circus-inspired musical, Pippin, finally returned! This This acclaimed revival opened over 35 years after the original Broadway production closed, but managed to match its predecessor's success by scooping up an impressive TEN 2013 Tony Award nominations of which it won four, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical. Set to a toe-tapping pop-rock score, this is one musical that doesn't just ask its cast to act, sing and dance but sees them performing acrobatics and circus right on stage too! More info

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Al Hirschfeld Theater: 1st - 1st January

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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Cort Theater: 1st - 31st December

Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin star opposite Tavi Gevinson in this revival of Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 play, This Is Our Youth. The production is directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro whose most recent Broadway endeavour, Of Mice and Men, also starred a cast full of young acting talent. The play is a raw portrait of the age bridging adolescence and adulthood, when poor decision making and new opportunities often collide. More info

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August Wilson Theater: 1st - 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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New York City Center: 3rd - 31st December

The 56-year old AA American Dance Theater has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states, as well as 71 countries on six continents. Often engaged as an ambassador for modern American dance, the troupe saw its first such engagement in 1962 as part of John F Kennedy's south east Asian and Australian tour. Whilst its repertoire is known primarily for its jazz influences, chief creative director Robert Battle has added to the dances by welcoming collaborations with other eminent choreographers, which reflects the company's ever-expanding body of work. More info

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Isaac Stern Auditorium: 12th December

After the great success embodying the role of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson's play, Audra McDonald won her 6th Tony, making her not only the first performer to win in each acting category, but the only performer to win six awards! And well deserved, because as a star of stage and screen, she is one of our most beloved singers. Don't miss your chance to see her live in concert. More info

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Metropolitan Opera House: 1st - 31st December

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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Jerry Orbach Theater: 1st - 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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Bergen Performing Arts Center: 3rd December

The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, has become a Christmas staple as they tour the USA each holiday season taking their Christmas Rocks concerts across the country! Enjoy some of Setzer's guitar classics like Rock This Town and Stray Cat Strut as well as plenty of sing-a-long Christmas classics. More info

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Madison Square Garden: 11th December

This Anglo-Indian Canadian stand-up comic is one of most successful touring, and has been nominated for numerous awards. Despite having eluding the stratospheric level of fame as his peers, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, his last world tour netted him $19m, putting him third on the list of the highest earners on the comedy circuit. More info

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Damrosch Park: 1st - 31st December

For it's 35th Season, the Big Apple Circus dares you to Dream Big! It's an all-new show, where the world's greatest circus artists are presented under an intimate big top, and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! More info

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Broadway Theater: 1st - 31st December

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". More info

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Metropolitan Opera House: 11th - 31st December

Sopranos Marina Poplavskaya and Marina Rebeka both tackle Verdi's eternal heroine as they share this iconic role at the Met in Willy Decker's inspiring, "grippingly spare, almost surreal" production. More info

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Broadhurst Theater: 1st - 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: 1st - 31st December

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. Be transported back in time to the 1980s and heady days (and nights) on LA's infamous Sunset Strip! More info

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Studio 54: 1st - 1st January

The Roundabout Theatre Company's latest revival of Cabaret is a star-studded, two-time Tony nominated affair, with Emma Stone 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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Avery Fisher Hall: 16th - 20th December

Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, the acclaimed New York Philharmonic Orchestra performs George Frideric Handel's signature oratorio. More info

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Isaac Stern Auditorium: 14th December

Dating back to boys' choirs formed in 1948, the Vienna Boys Choir is one of the best known boys' choirs in the world and one of Austria's most famous cultural exports. More info

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Bernard B Jacobs Theater: 1st - 31st December

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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Ambassador Theater: 1st - 1st January

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: 1st - 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: 1st - 1st January

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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Tarrytown Music Hall: 6th December

Come and share the evening with one of Americas most recognised personalities known to both young and old, the star of The Cosby Show shows no sign of slowing down. By the time the curtain has raised you will already have remembered why he has become the phenomenon that he is today. Cosby's engaging, gruff yet energentic style will have you clambering to sign up for his next performance. More info

Prudential Center: 21st December

While it may not be the most chistmassy of holiday shows, it's certainly the most spectacular. Trans Siberian Orchestras tidal wave of progressive metal, lasers and fireworks have seen them become one of the most successful touring acts in the world. This year they'll be performing 1998's rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time. More info

Theater at Madison Square Garden: 5th - 28th December

It's Christmas time in Whoville and everyone is filled with festive spirit. Well, everyone apart the green and extremely grumpy Grinch that is! This stage adaptation of Dr Seuss' holiday classic is jam packed with great tunes and returns to New York for a strictly limited run this December. More info

Gerald Schoenfeld Theater: 1st - 31st December

If you loved The Producers, you'll be thrilled to hear that Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick will perform together on Broadway again! The duo are set to star in Terrence McNally's play "It's Only a Play," a hilarious send-up of the theatre business set on the eve of 'The Golden Egg's' opening night where the nervous playwright (Broderick), his best friend (Lane), and a host of other showbiz characters await the first reviews. More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 14th December

Nickelodeon's latest popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name are hitting the road for the first time. More info

Beacon Theater: 15th - 21st December

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

Beacon Theater: 1st - 3rd December

What is left to say about Robert Zimmerman? Bob Dylan is one of the most celebrated and influential artists of the last 60 years, starting out as part of the burgeoning folk revival in the early 60's, he won popularity and acclaim with his 'finger pointing' songs that drew on social and political sources and became synonymous with the Civil Rights struggle. More info

John Golden Theater: 1st - 31st December

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 as well as an alcoholic relative. More info

Madison Square Garden: 1st - 31st December

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

Daryl Roth Theater: 1st - 31st December

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

Lyceum Theater: 1st - 31st December

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

St James Theater: 1st - 31st December

Returning to Broadway is this revitalized, reinvented and revived version of the 1997 cult classic that delves into the incredible true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and their graduation from the fellow attractions of the carnival, to a vaudeville success in their own right! More info

Lyric Theatre - Broadway: 1st - 31st December

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

Metropolitan Opera House: 1st - 31st December

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

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 4th December

Legendary American composer and conductor Tim Janis is joined by a diverse selection of special guests for an evening of beautiful holiday music in a special benefit concert. This year he pays tribute to The Man With The Golden Flute, Sir James Galway alongside other special guests and a 200+ piece orchestra, with all proceeds from the evening going to Kate Winslet's Golden Hat Foundation in support of people with autism. More info

Mitzi E Newhouse Theater: 1st - 28th December

When their young son is chosen as the reincarnation of a High Buddhist leader, a couple must decide whether he should go to India to begin his spiritual training. The Oldest Boy is the latest work from the brilliant Pulitzer Prize-nominated Sarah Ruhl, and stars multi-Tony Award nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger. More info

American Airlines Theater: 1st - 31st December

Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal make their Broadway debuts in this stirring Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's play about a playwright whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. Produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company, it will also star Tony-winner Cynthia Nixon and is directed by Sam Gold (Picnic, Seminar). More info

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre: 16th - 31st December

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

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 6th December

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

Beacon Theater: 6th December

Cyndi Lauper & friends gather for the 4th Annual home for the holidays spectacular in aid of the True Colors Fund and the Forty to None project, raising awareness for the plight of LGBT homeless teens. In recent years guests have included P!nk, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert and many more. A rare holiday treat for an awesome cause! More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 12th December

Since coming to America's attention with his stints on The Daily Show, this fast talking brit has managed to create a home for himself and his hilarious political satire on this side of the pond. Now the esteemed host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, Oliver is sharp, uncompromising and always totally catchable as he digests difficult topics (from the death penalty to the Fifa World Cup) with doses of his unique comedy styling. More info

Bergen Performing Arts Center: 12th December

Legendary hit-maker and songwriter, Neil Sedaka joins the Pops to take us on a wistful trip down memory lane. A consummate musician, Neil has written, performed, produced and inspired many of the songs that defined a generation. Find yourself singing along to Neil's Top 40 hits, including "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Calendar Girl," "Laughter in the Rain," and "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen." More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 18th December

For over 60 years, The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra have been committed to bringing the beauty and amazement of masterpieces to willing audiences. With a repertoire spanning traditional works and representing the diversity of modern genres and styles, this volunteer chorus is undoubtedly one of the finest groups in America today. Running at Carnegie Hall since 1961, their annual recital of Handel's Messiah is deservingly revered and beloved holiday tradition. More info

Actors Temple Theater: 1st - 31st December

When he was a young boy in the 1930's, Shlomo Carlebach saw the Nazi regime murder a Jewish man for simply singing in the streets of Austria. Pledging for ever more to stand up for freedom of musical expression, this event came to shape the life of Carlebach leading him away from the war to the folk movement that blossomed forth from Greenwich Village and Haight-Ashbury. As a singer-songwriter, the inspiring life of the 'Singing Rabbi' became to symbolise hope and kindness as he found a way to heal through music. More info

Laura Pels Theater: 18th - 31st December

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, and one piano, the flights of fancy of the the fairytale world will be rawer and more imaginatively played than ever before. More info

Longacre Theater: 1st - 31st December

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

Izod Center: 6th December

Juggernauts of heavy metal, icons of nu-metal, Slipknot are back! For the first time in 6 years, they're releasing new music and heading out on tour to bring the chaos back to the nation! Known for bringing a new wave of metal to the world, this early 00's band have lasted the distance, in spite of line up changes and the death of creative powerhouse Paul Gray in 2010. Now they're back with a new album The Gray Chapter and ready to unleash their unique brand of hedonism on the world again. More info

Madison Square Garden: 19th December

Impressed at an early age by none other than Little Richard and Elvis Presley, Bob Seger knew he had make music. Over four decades, he has seen 'em come and he's seen 'em go, steadfastly remaining The go-to man for impressively catchy, rootsy, rock and roll! More info

Terminal 5: 4th - 5th December

For the first time, the British indie-rock four piece are embarking on US tour dates, after a wildly successful show at 2014's Cochella. As the sound of a generation, the 1975 encapsulate all the joy, heartbreak and hate of growing up, through their electro pop sound. Catch one of their upcoming intimate gigs whilst you can! More info

Booth Theater: 1st - 31st December

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 than just a cruel form of entertainment. More info

Town Hall Theater: 17th - 18th December

Back after a three year hiatus, the devastatingly talented brother and sister re convene their holiday catalogue and roster of fabulous guest stars for Noel Nights at the historic Town Hall Theatre. The famous siblings are wonderful apart, but together, they're incredible! This year, they will be joined by Emmylou Harris, Sandra Bernhard, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright, Teddy Thompson and many more! More info

Huron Club: 1st - 31st December

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

Bergen Performing Arts Center: 6th December

Regarded as one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world, his shockingly charming style has made him one of the most sought after comics on the world stage. Jim gets away with jokes that most comedians wouldn't touch due to his ability to both charm and offend the crowd in equal measure. More info

Palace Theater: 29th - 31st December

Two iconic groups from Motown's golden era join forces for a once in a lifetime residency at The Palace Theatre. Expect to hear My Girl, Papa was a Rollin' Stone, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) and Reach Out (I'll Be There). More info

Neil Simon Theater: 1st - 31st December

Following three years of careful research and writing, the brand new musical by Sting is set to premier in the Fall of 2014! Inspired by his memories of growing up in coastal England, The Last Ship tells the story of a struggling Britain shipyard and the workers who help construct these titanic triumphs of man's mechanical and creative genius. More info

Union Square Theater: 1st - 31st December

The late, great John Lennon comes back to life in this poignant two-man show by esteemed actor and singer John Waters and accompanist Stewart D'Arrietta, which originally saw sell-out tours in their native Australia, and is now considered part of the country's theatrical repetoire. Neither a biography or an emulation of the man himself, Waters' production aims to capture Lennon's essence through music and the spoken word in a truly intimate portrait. More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 13th December

Get into the holiday spirit with a night of Doo Wop! Featuring musis from your old favourites such as The Duprees ("You Belong To Me), The Tokens ("Lion Sleeps Tonight"), The Teenagers (" Do Fools Fall In Love"), The Shangri-Las ("Leader of The Pack"), The Classics ("Till Then"), The Dubs ("Could This Be Magic"),The Encounters, and special guest star, Frankie Ford ("Sea Cruise"), The Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza promises an evening of timeless tunes and Christmas cheer! More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 18th - 31st December

A holiday treat in more ways than one. Join the Metropolitan Opera's Hansel and Gretel as they journey their way through a labyrinthine forest, full of giant chefs and trees wearing suits, to find the wicked witch. Wittily staged by Richard Jones, this production is an abundant feast for the eyes and ears. More info

Venue To Be Announced: 1st - 1st January

This revival of Cole Porter's Can-Can, a high-kicking, Paris-set musical extravaganza, is sure to be one of the year's most buzzed about Broadway events. It features a freshly reworked story by Lee David (Frasier) and Joel Fields (The Americans) and is led by Tony Nominated Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow). More info

Nederlander Theater: 1st - 31st December

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 televisions 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

Richard Rodgers Theater: 1st - 31st December

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 the lead role, one she's was nominated for a 2014 Tony Award for! More info

Brooks Atkinson Theater: 1st - 31st December

Alan Alda, Martin Sheen, and Anjelica Huston star in this witty, revealing and unforgettable exploration of love. The romantic drama will feature a rotating cast where the pair of almost-lovers is played by a different A-list celebrity duo every few weeks. Love Letters is a moving portrait of two friends who shares their lives through letters and notes written to each other, never acknowledging the burgeoning possibility that there may be more to their relationship... More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 15th - 16th December

Eric Idle and John Du Prez are to recreate the magic of Life of Brian with a very special concert performance of their new show He's Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) with the Colliegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall. Starring Idle himself, alongside Victoria Clark, Lauren Worsham and Marc Kudisch, this new comic oratio is sure to be the highlight of the holidays! More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 24th - 28th December

Since 1969, The New York String Orchestra has been a spring board for the country's most talented young musicians to hone their craft and experience what it means to be a professional in their chosen field. As part of the Orchestra, passionate and talented young people aged from 15 to 22 entertain the city with beautiful and triumphant pieces, led for over 20 years by conductor Jaime Lavendo. More info

Beckett Theatre: 1st - 13th December

The Erlkings centers on the day of April 20, 1999, when students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School and gunned down 12 of their fellow students and one teacher, before turning their weapons on themselves. Written by Nathaniel Sam Shapiro, the play matter-of-factly walks the audience through the days leading up to the shooting, using the killers' own writings and home videos. More info

Webster Hall: 29th - 30th December

Patti Smith is one of punk's founding figures. She will play her annual End of Year shows at New York's Webster Hall on December 28 & 30 and then embark on a series of shows in 2015, celebrating the 40th anniversary of her seminal debut record Horses. More info

Beacon Theater: 10th December

Fresh 102.7 Radio is holding its first ever Christmas concert, and the line-up is packed with the some very big names form the world of rock and pop. Taking place at The Beacon Theatre, the bill is topped by rock giants Train, best known for their track Drops of Jupiter. Also performing are Daughtry, Gavin DeGraw, Echosmith and American Authors. More info

Barclays Center: 14th December

It never stops for Justin Timberlake - when he's not starring in Oscar winning movies or releasing blockbuster albums, he's traversing the globe on tour. The 'Mirrors' singer returns to the US and Canada this July, showcasing his effortless pop cool. More info

Beacon Theater: 11th - 12th December

Best known as founding member and frontman of the jammiest of all jam bands Phish, Trey Anastasio has a long history of embarking on other projects. This year, he's heading out on a handful of dates with his own band, previewing new material from forthcoming album Paper Planes. More info

Marquis Theater: 1st - 31st December

Witness magic on a scale unlike anything you've ever seen before. Led by The Anti-Conjurer, The Illusionists are a troupe of magicians who bring the art of illusion right up to date with their high-tech wizardry and death defying stunts. More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 23rd December

He saw the bulk of his solo, commercial and critical success in the late 70s and 80s, beginning with the release, in 1977, of "Lucille". Prior to that Rogers was frontman for a successful country-rock group The First Edition, with whom he had the hits "Just Dropped in (to See What Condition my Condition Was In)" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town". Rogers' smooth personal style (well manicured greying beard, salt and pepper hair and slick suits) and raw, achingly emotive voice proved perfect for romantic ballads and 'storytelling' songs. More info

New York City Winery: 29th December

The Fab Faux are without a doubt the most musically satisfying Beatles tribute band on the scene today. The band have created a buzz among Beatles fans committing to performing live what they feel would be an accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire. More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 7th December

The Irish all-male wonder from producer Sharon Browne, and legendary songwriter/composer Phil Coulter, performs an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, with some international hits and original material in between. Boasting boy-band good looks and impeccable harmonies, the group delivers traditional Celtic songs and contemporary pop classics as only they know how. They embark on a Christmas-themed symphony US Tour in Autumn! More info

Webster Hall: 10th December

With her piano and ukelele-fueled songwriting, witty wordplay, and soothing vibrato, Ingrid Michaelson carries the tradition of the female singer/songwriter into the 21st century. Befitting a musician of the digital age, Michaelson first gained wide exposure through spots on TV soundtracks, including Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill, where tracks like 'You and I' and 'Be Ok' stood out for their earnest, but humorous approach. More info

Tarrytown Music Hall: 10th December

The Aimee Mann Christmas Tour is back. After a break of three years, the acclaimed singer-songwriter is heading back out on tour with her fun-filled festive show, which contains a whole lot more than singing (although there is that too). Her touring companion will be The Both's Ted Leo, alongside various special guests including Tim Heidecker and Paul F. Tompkins. More info

Hammerstein Ballroom: 2nd December

Indie folk darlings The Head and The Heart released their sophomore record last year. Entitled Let's Be Still, it was released on the prestigious Sub Pop label and climbed to the giddy heights of Number 10 in the Billboard charts. They're touring October through December. More info

Webster Hall: 19th December

Hot on the release of their seventh studio album, DC-based duo Eric Hilton and Rob Garza's love of bossa nova is still going strong, 17 years after meeting. TC have spent nearly two decades creating boundary-warping, complexly crafted electronic music partly inspired by bossa nova's intricate rhythms and lush textures, and their music has featured on tv shows such as True Blood. More info

MTC Stage 1 At New York City Center: 1st - 21st December

John Hawkes and Tracie Thoms star as Veronica and Hogan, two troubled souls who are each seeking solace at a remote lakeside cabin. Receiving its world premiere at City Center Stage 1, Lost Lake reunites the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer and director team of David Auburn and Daniel Sullivan, who previously collaborated on 2000's Proof. More info

Terminal 5: 30th - 31st December

The awesome Erasure, the go to synthpop duo of the last 30 years, release their 16th studio album this fall, The Violet Flame, and are taking to the road to tour the US with their signature brand of uplifting and euphoric melodic pop and of course, masses of glitter! More info

Stage 2 New World Stages: 1st - 14th December

Blank has story, no script and no score. The cast of highly skilled improvisers take to the stage each night with a completely blank slate, relying on the audience to suggest the show's key elements. See a brand new Broadway musical come to life in 90 minutes, complete with show-stopping dance numbers, intimate character beats and lots of laughs. More info

St Lukes Theater: 1st - 31st December

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

St Lukes Theater: 1st - 31st December

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

Bergen Performing Arts Center: 21st December

Penny pinching and bad tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge is taken on the adventure of his life and on a quest for his very soul, spanning his past to his present and beyond, in order to learn that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine love for his fellow man. Experience this classic Dickens tale, complete with new songs and dialogue that only emphasize why we still love to hear it time and time again. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 1st - 31st December

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

Madison Square Garden: 12th December

Z100 is holding its second annual Christmas concert, and this year's line-up is packed with the pop world's biggest names. The full line-up is: Taylor Swift, Pharrell, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, OneRepublic, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jones (Host), Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Jeesie J, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, Rixton and Kiesza. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 1st - 6th December

Disguises and false identities abound as men - both young and old - vie for the hand of the beautiful Rosina in one of the funniest and most frenetic operas ever composed! Rossini's most popular opera returns to the Metropolitan Opera with Isabel Leonard as the Rosina and Lawrence Brownlee as Almaviva, the romantic youth trying to woo her, and Christopher Maltman as the inimitable Figaro. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 1st - 31st December

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 the title role in 2010. More info

Best Buy Theater: 7th December

In a career spanning nearly two decades, Dave Koz has established himself as a platinum-selling artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, and instrumental music advocate. A six-time Grammy nominee, he's taking his sax on the road in 2014 for his annual Christmas tour, with suppport from Jonathan Butler, Christopher Cross & Maysa. More info

Terminal 5: 10th December

Trombone Shorty's latest offering Say That to Say This was, to the delight of many fans, a return to his New Orleans roots with a full-on funk record. As ever, Shorty is backed by his band Orleans Avenue on tour, a collective of stunningly accomplished players including Joey Peebles on drums and Pete Murano providing the guitar licks. More info

Bergen Performing Arts Center: 6th - 7th December

There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than gathering the family for an epic journey following Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker prince! Venture into battle with the Mouse King and onto the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy awaits with a special surprise! NJ Ballet has been entertaining families for over 40 years and continuously adds to their repetoire with new and exciting performances! More info

Wellmont Theatre: 20th December

The latest live show featuring the adorable bunny siblings is based on the most famous ballet in history. This version of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker take place inside the imaginations of Max and Ruby, which run wild with Sugar Plumb Fairies and Gingerbread Men as their grandmother tells them the story. A perfect introduction to live theater and dance for the little ones, this show is especially recommended for pre-schoolers. More info

Beacon Theater: 13th December

Hot Tuna (also the name of an Ozzie surf brand randomly) is made up of co-founders and continuing core members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, a duo with a unique combination of blues, jazz, bluegrass & folk influences. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 1st - 31st December

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

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 17th December

Irish husband and wife song writing and performing duo Keith and Kristyn Getty have been reviving and composing hymns for over a decade. Celebrate the joy of Christmas with them as they present a contemporary Irish take on festive carols, Christian worship songs and traditional Irish Folk music at this popular yearly concert. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 18th - 23rd December

Handel's Messiah is one of the composer's most well-known pieces and an iconic Christmas presentation. Watching this epic composition performed live is something that is not easily forgotten, and a memorable Holiday experience for the family. This festive season, Carnegie Hall presents three incredible performances of Handel's Messiah, each by a visiting choir. More info

Acorn Theatre: 1st - 31st December

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

Metropolitan Opera House: 31st December

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. More info

Stage 5 New World Stages: 1st - 31st December

In 2004, journalist David Holthouse's article Stalking the Bogeyman was published in the Denver Westword paper. In it, Holthouse detailed his meticulous plotting to kill the child molester who had abused him when he was seven. Making its off-Broadway premiere with The New York Rep, Markus Potter's adaptation shapes Holthouse's story into a compelling and twisting thriller. More info

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

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

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 6th December

We all know the story of Cinderella. his adaptation offers something a little different, as it relocates the fairytale to the Christmas season, and features a score of new hand-clapping songs. The perfect show for all the family, Cinderella's Christmas is playing for one night only on December 6th. More info

David H Koch Theater: 1st - 31st December

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

Snapple Theater Center: 1st - 27th December

Hereafter The Musical has been a labour of love for CBS exec Vinnie Favale (who you may know from his frequent Howard Stern Show appearances). The story centers on a group of three women who are hoping psychic Jason Richards can get in contact with their deceased loved ones. More info

Snapple Theater Center: 1st - 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

B.B. King Blues Club: 6th December

Get into the festive spirit with a little smooth jazz from fusion guitarist Peter White and his all star band of merrymakers. Featuring the contemporary jazz stylings of renowned saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair and trumpeter Rick Braun, the show has become a yearly Christmas time hit with its dazzling arrangements of festive favorites. More info

Avery Fisher Hall: 3rd December

The Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning Israeli-American is renowned as the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th century after coming to prominence at the tender ages of 13 on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Despite losing the use of his legs due to polio, he has overcome the odds to become one of the most successful violin virtuosos in the world and his haunting music work has featured in movies including Schindler's List and Memoirs of a Geisha. More info

Terminal 5: 12th - 13th December

Flosstradamus consists of Chicago-based DJs J2K(Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci). Armed with new material and a much-hyped stage show, these Chicago boys are back with a vengeance. Whether it's a small show in a sweaty night club or a festival slot in front of thousands, they always bring a sense of fun to every performance. More info

Beacon Theater: 13th December

Originally apart of Jefferson Aeroplane, founding members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassidy have been playing under the moniker Hot Tuna since the early 70's. The band's mesmerising interplay of finger-picking, call and response solos and buzzing bass lines calls to mind the groovy, dirty blues of the Mississippi delta with a good dose of country twang thrown in for good measure. More info

Madison Square Garden: 5th December

In a career that started off with a bang in 1960's NYC, by way of Swingin' London and a cool collaboration with the Beatles, it was 1970 that brought Sweet Baby James (and his eponymous record) to public notice, displaying an epic and haunting maturity that seemed far beyond his 22 years and leading to his becoming part of a peerless group that defined that era, including Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and many more. More info

Town Hall Theater: 3rd - 4th December

Flying somewhat under the mainstream radar, purveyors of hypnotic indie-electro-folk Yo La Tengo have garnered the adoration of indie-music critics and their cult following after their debut in 1985. They have since released an astounding 13 studio albums, each one an evolutionary step in their musical legacy. More info

Terminal 5: 21st December

Odd Future's fearless leader Tyler the Creator is an outspoken producer and performer, unafraid to say exactly what he thinks with devastatingly tight rhythmic flow and discordant, hypnotic samples. Tyler's songs often take the form of stream-of-consciousness style catharsis, with no subject too taboo. More info

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Public Theater: 1st - 31st December

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim trace the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos in an immersive 90-minute experience set within a dance club atmosphere, in which the audiences will stand and move with the actors. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 21st December

Treat the kids this Christmas with A Charlie Brown Christmas presented by the New York Pops, coming to New York's Carnegie Hall for one night only on December 21st 2014! A fun-filled evening for all the family, the concert is an adaptation of Charles M. Schulz' celebrated Christmas TV special, bringing beloved Peanuts characters to life through dance, song and sing-along! More info

The Space at Westbury: 11th December

Launched to rock stardom in 1998 as the frontman of the multi-platinum Alternative Metal band Godsmack and selling 15 million albums worldwide, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Sully Erna continues to defy the conventions of contemporary pop music with his own brand of alternative rock. More info

Town Hall Theater: 8th December

Larger than life Youtube sensation Tyler Oakley started vlogging as a way to keep in touch with friends, but his quirky, quick-witted videos on pop culture, music and style quickly earned him legions of adoring fans. Oakley has amassed over 5.4 million subscribers to date and his advocacy of the LGBT youth, as well as other social issues, has made him a role model of the digital age. More info

Tarrytown Music Hall: 30th December

A fusion of horn-based soul and funk with the tightest rhythm section ever to grace the stage, Tower of Power have been bringing their unique style to shows since 1968. However the veteran performers are not old news, they imbue their music with an upbeat joy that speaks to multi -generational audiences, from today's young music students to the groovy cats of the Motown era. More info

Kraine Theater: 1st - 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

Gilman Opera House: 6th December

Ingenious contemporary composer Philip Glass is internationally recognized as a champion of the musical minimalist movement, while his collaborative approach to writing has successfully bridged the gap between American classical and pop music. To date, the avant-garde savant has written the score for over 50 movies and collaborated with likes of David Bowie, Woody Allen and Allen Ginsberg. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 8th December

Join America's favourite Irish performers Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney at New York City's Carnegie Hall, Dec 8th for a "Celtic Twilight Christmas." Coulter, from Derry, Northern Ireland and Cooney from New York are performing once again, bringing together two major forces in Irish Music. More info

Wellmont Theatre: 5th December

A considerable physical presence is reflected in stand-up comic Lavell Crawford's larger-than-life brand of comedy. Making light-hearted yet highly intelligent observations on everyday life, Crawford finds side-splitting humor in the mundane, and it is this reputation that has earned him specials on Comedy Central and a slot on Last Comic Standing. More info

Venue To Be Announced: 1st - 1st January

Dames at Sea will return to Broadway in 2014 after a fifty year hiatus! Directed and choreographed by Tony-nominated choreographer Randy Skinner, the musical is a tap-happy, navy-crazy feast of song, dance and incredible costumes - all the ingredients which made the golden era of movie musicals so gosh darn special! More info

Barclays Center: 11th December

A legendary, primary figure associated with Motown, Smokey Robinson is one of the definitive American soul voices, his consistent commercial success and creative contributions to the label and music as a whole has earned him the well deserved title of 'King of Motown.' More info

Bergen Performing Arts Center: 13th December

Rimes emerged with her first single, "Blue, when she was just 13 years old in 1996. She is most recognized for her crossover hit "How Do I Live" which, according to the Billboard charts, is one of the most successful songs in American music history, spending 69 weeks on the charts, More info

Terminal 5: 18th December

December sees an awesome invasion of Swedish metal as two of the country's leading acts - none other than Opeth and In Flames - head to the US for their Communion of Sirens tour, joined by Portland band Red Fang. The tour is named after and supports two brand new studio albums; Pale Communion by Opeth and Siren Charms by In Flames. More info

Apollo Theater: 1st - 31st December

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

Lynn Redgrave Theater: 1st - 1st January

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

13th Street Repertory Theater: 1st - 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

Marriott Marquis: 1st - 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

St Lukes Theater: 1st - 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

Metropolitan Opera House: 1st - 20th December

The Metropolitan Opera are kicking off this season with Le Nozze di Figaro, brilliantly updated to the gilded 1920s of Seville. Set over the course of one mad cap day, we re-join the characters of Figaro, Rosina and Count Almivira from The Barber of Seville, and the servants that have to outwit their increasingly crazy behaviour. This is a new production and is directed by Richard Eyre. More info

Venue To Be Announced: 13th - 1st January

King Kong is a larger-than-life and truly unforgettable live experience of the classic tale of the enormous ape and his beautiful female hostage. Using state-of-the-art effects, incredible set design, original songs and dancing, King Kong is a musical theatre experience like no other! More info

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