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All Shows in New York - May 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Shows in New York for the month of May 2016

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This new musical from the pen of Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) explores the life of one of America's greatest figures, Alexander Hamilton. Tracing his story from humble beginnings in the West Indies to the duel which ended his life, Hamilton is a historical epic infused with Miranda's whip-smart writing and a brilliant hip-hop influenced score. More info

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: Closes 9th October 2016

Tony winners Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and Brian Stokes Mitchell star in this behind-the-scenes story of influential musical Shuffle Along. The 1921 show was a huge surprise hit in its day, kickstarting the careers of Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson, and rewriting Broadway's racial rulebook. This show marks McDonald's return to New York after her hugely acclaimed turn in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. More info

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: Closes 1st January 2017

Pop songstress Sara Bareilles provides the score of this brand new musical, which is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus. Based on the 2007 comedy-drama starring Kerri Russell and Nathan Fillion, Waitress tells the story of Jenna (Tony winner Jessie Mueller), a waitress with a talent for pie-making who longs to escape from her small town existence. More info

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: Closes 10th July 2016

Roundabout Theatre mark their 50th Anniversary season with a brand new Broadway production of She Loves Me. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, this sprightly musical stars Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled) and Tony winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, Ally McBeal). The story revolves around a pair of rival perfumery clerks, who are unaware that each is the other's romantic pen pal. 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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Adapted from Alice Walker's Pultizer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple returns to Broadway in 2015 with Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Orange Is The New Black's Danielle Brooks and British actress Cynthia Erivo topping the bill. Centering on a young black girl named Celie in early 1900s America, The Color Purple is an uplifting tale of triumph over adversity, and boasts Oprah as one of its producers. More info

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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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: Closes 17th July 2016

With a stellar cast including Tony winner Sophie Okonedo and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, Arthur Miller's landmark 1953 play mounts a much anticipated return to Broadway in Spring 2016. It's the story of a small, close-knit Puritan community whose lives are torn asunder by the climate of fear and suspicion that grows within them all as mass hysteria overtakes during a trial for witchcraft. 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 1st January 2017

Brand new musical Tuck Everlasting arrives on Broadway! Based on the beloved 1975 children's book by Natalie Babbitt, the story revolves around a young girl named Winnie who discovers a magical secret about neighbouring family the Tucks. It's a story of self-discovery and figuring out what's really important in life. More info

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: Closes 12th June 2016

Stage and movie veteran Frank Langella makes a welcome return to Broadway in Florian Zeller's Moliere Award-winning play about dementia. Langella plays the eponymous Father of the title in a touching portrait of an 80-year old man who lives with his immediate family - but his memory is failing him. Was he a tap dancer, or an engineer in his youth? Furthermore, is his daughter's husband or is he a new lover? More info

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: Closes 5th May 2016

Young adult heartthrob and Canadian-born singer-songwriter Justin Bieber has come out of the chrysalis a new artist with a bold new musical statement - 2015's Purpose. Gone are the fizzy teeny-bopper hits of yore, replaced with remarkably slick and mature dance tunes like 'What Do U Mean' and 'Where Are U Now'. Catch him as he embarks on the mammoth Purpose 2016 world tour. More info

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: Closes 26th June 2016

Academy Award winner Jessica Lange and Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne lead the cast of this Eugene O'Neill revival. Published poshumously in 1956, and now hailed as the playwright's masterwork, this intense family drama examines the strain put upon the Tyrones, as mother Mary returns home after being treated for morphine addiction. 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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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. More info

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: Closes 1st January 2017

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 19th June 2016

Following a critically lauded run at the Public Theater, Danai Guirira's wrenching drama transfers to Broadway. Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) leads the cast as a captive wife of a rebel officer in the Liberian Civil War of 2003. More info

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: Closes 4th September 2016

London's National Theatre presents the Broadway debut of its sensational play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on Mark Haddon's best-selling book of the same name, this five-time Tony winning production uses extraordinary lighting, set design and props to bring this unusual and utterly unforgettable story to life. 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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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. 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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Going strong since premiering in 1997, Disney's hit musical adaptation of the animated move brings the African Serengeti to spectacular life. We joins 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. This phenomenal adaptation includes original songs created for the show and boasts incredibly intricate animal puppetry. More info

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One of the city's most unique live experiences, Stomp has been thrilling New York audiences for over twenty years. This ear & eye-popping show consists of a group of eight incredibly talented performers, who create intricate rhythms from everyday household objects, from garbage can lids and zippo lighters, to buckets and hammers. More info

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

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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, winner of the 2015 Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his take on the rock star wordsmith! More info

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: Closes 29th May 2016

Fresh from a hugely successful run at Washington's Arena Stage, Michael Greif's Dear Evan Hansen has set alight the Off-Broadway scene with its New York premiere. The poignant and thought-provoking musical has thus far received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love and the search for acceptance, all wrapped up in a perfectly pitched contemporary pop score by the Tony nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. More info

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: Closes 11th June 2016

David Harrower's riveting two-hander takes place in a grubby office storage room, with the 50-something Ray being confronted by the woman whom he raped fifteen years previously, when she was twelve years old. Nominated for three Tony Awards, Blackbird stars Emmy winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams (Cabaret, My Week With Marilyn). More info

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: Closes 4th June 2016

Updating the action to modern day New Orleans, Benedict Andrew offers a fresh take on Tennessee Williams' feverish classic, setting the play's bubbling cauldron of resentment and sexual frustration on a revolving stage. Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) stars as Blanche DuBois, opposite Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby. More info

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One of the most revered musicals of the 20th Century, Fiddler on the Roof makes a triumphant return to the Great White Way, a decade after its last full-scale revival. Starring five time Tony nominee Danny Burstein and directed by Bartlett Sher, this new production will use Jerome Robbins' original choreography and of course, the unforgettable, rousing songs, such as 'Tradition', 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker', 'If I Were A Rich Man' and 'Sunrise, Sunset' that truly cemented Fiddler in our hearts! More info

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: Closes 13th June 2016

A theatrical experience like no other, Nassim Soleimanpour's acclaimed play has no rehearsals, no set and no director. The night's sole performer arrives on stage with nothing more than the script in a sealed envelope. Among those taking the plunge during this Off-Broadway run are Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg and Martin Short. 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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: Closes 26th May 2016

The world renowned Met Orchestra is back! Under the guidance of Music Director James Levine, they'll be showcasing an incredibly diverse repertoire featuring Evgeny Kissin tickling the ivories (rather powerfully) in Rachmaninoff's thrilling Piano Concerto No.2, enchanting soprano Renee Fleming performing a programme of Strauss' works and soprano Christine Goerke and tenor Johan Botha in excerpts from Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. More info

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: Closes 9th October 2016

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, the five-time Tony winning Fun Home is the most refreshingly atypical musical of the year. More info

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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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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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: 21st May

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

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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 4th September 2016

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 a must see Broadway experience! More info

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: Closes 24th July 2016

A hilarious take-down of New York's foodie elite, Becky Mode's Fully Committed is a full throttle one man comedy, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family). He plays Sam, an out-of-work actor manning the phones at one of the city's swankiest eateries, having to juggle the demands of desperate customers, on edge waiters and egomaniacal chefs. More info

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's epic returns to Broadway in a new production that captures the essence of this much-treasured piece of musical theatre history. It's 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 their different culture. More info

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: Closes 5th May 2016

Franco Zefferelli presents a magnificent cast starring Angela Gheorghiu as the frail Mimi, with Ramon Vargas taking on the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo in his iconic production of this Puccini favorite. Innovative young conductor Nicola Luisotti oversees a glorious vocal ensemble that proves once again why this opera is the most performed at the Met. More info

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: Closes 24th July 2016

Written as a single 90-minute scene, this play explores the gnawing anxieties that beset Pennsylvania family The Blakes as they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. Directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (An Act of God), The Humans transfers to Broadway after its rapturously New York debut last year. More info

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: Closes 4th September 2016

Connie and Tristan have both volunteered to test a new anti-depessant. They're well aware of the risks but are not prepared for a most surprising side-effect - true love! Exploring the moral obligations of big pharma and the complexities of the human heart, Lucy Prebble's The Effect makes it Off-Broadway debut after winning London's Critics Circle Award for Best New Play. 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 9th October 2016

Written by comedian Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, Bright Star is a winsome bluegrass musical, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago), Bright Star makes it Broadway debut after acclaimed productions in San Diego and Washington. More info

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: Closes 29th May 2016

What if Robin Hood took place in the formative years of this great nation? This American legend once again lands on the musical stage in 2016, helmed by Tony Award nominated director Alex Timbers (Peter And The Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and based on a short story by Eudora Welty. More info

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: Closes 20th November 2016

On Your Feet! is a brand new musical which tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, a pair of Cuban immigrants who travelled to America and became two of the biggest names in the music business. Loaded with Estefan's infectious pop classics, the show will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. More info

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: Closes 25th September 2016

Revamped after a sell out run in London with Doctor Who star Matt Smith, American Psycho is coming back to it's heartland, this time with an all-American cast! And that's not all, the stylish synth-pop murderous musical will undergo a few new changes, with new songs, a little more psycho, horror and suspense. More info

THE MIDTOWN MEN

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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.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2016:

Count Basie Theatre

May 20, 2016

B.B. King Blues Club

May 21, 2016

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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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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 stars Broadway favorite Alfie Boe! 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

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: Closes 17th June 2016

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

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: 14th May

Popular TV and film comedy actor whose most popular films include roles in the Bad Boys and Big Momma's House Stand-up was his first outing into the world of comedy and this tour is a great chance to see a master of humor return to his first love. More info

: Closes 20th November 2016

Set in the golden age of Hollywood, Paramour is the first Broadway show from the renowned Canadian circus troupe. It will combine the company's famed acrobatics and spectacular design with the best of Broadway storytelling magic. More info

: Closes 17th December 2016

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

: Closes 21st May 2016

Some of the greatest names in hip-hop history gather at the Barclays Center for one special night. Led by Puff Daddy, this concert brings together the biggest stars of Bad Boy records, the music label which pretty much defined hip-hop through the 1990s. More info

: Closes 14th May 2016

The American Ballet Theatre present Sylvia, a tale of a mythical huntress on the cusp of womanhood. First conceived for the Paris Opera Ballet, Sylvia breaks with Romantic ballet conventions as the main character's coming of age journey begins at the awakening of her sensuality. More info

: Closes 3rd July 2016

Two-time Tony Award Winner Matthew Broderick returns to Broadway in this evocative Dublin set play for the Irish Repertory Theatre, as the first production in the newly refurbished theatre. Examining a mesh of city lives that whirl and eddy together, Shining City is directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, with Billy Carter, Lisa Dwan and James Russell starring alongside Broderick. More info

: Closes 2nd December 2016

Brooklyn-born Jerry Seinfeld takes up residence at the Beacon Theater throughout 2016, playing one show every month. Arguably one of the greatest comedians of his time, Seinfeld has been entertaining audiences with his witty observations of the mundane little wrinkles of life since he stepped up to the mic in 1976. More info

: Closes 21st May 2016

Three spellbinding pieces from ABT's Artist in Residence Alexi Ratmansky make up this program, including a brand new World Premiere work, his glittering Firebird, and the delicate Seven Sonatas. More info

: Closes 26th May 2016

Still riding on the success of composing Broadway hit musical Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper continues to tour across the country. Her newest tour comes in support of the 80s icon's brand new album, Detour, where she'll be diving headlong into country music. And now pop fans have two reasons to rejoice! For six special nights, she'll be joined by Boy George! More info

: Closes 29th May 2016

The Woodsman is an origin story like no other and a whole other side to the classic tale of Oz! A brainchild of theatre company Strangemen and Co, it debuted at the Brooklyn's Standard ToyKraf to rapturous critical acclaim and sell-out shows. After doing the Off-Broadway rounds due to high demand, The Woodsman now makes its temporary home on NYC's New World Stages under the direction of James Oritz and Claire Karpen. More info

: Closes 13th October 2016

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to New York as part of its annual touring season at Carnegie Hall. This year Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the respected musicians plus special guests Jan Lisiecki and Lang Lang across three special evenings. More info

: Closes 29th May 2016

A ballet about the transforming power of love, George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures, quarrels and reunitings, of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. More info

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 15th May 2016

New York City Center's Encores! series presents this incredibly rare collaboration between Richard Rogers and Stephen Sondheim, marking the only time these two legends of musical theatre ever worked together. Featuring some of Roger's most beautiful melodies and the early talents of a burgeoning Sondheim, this bittersweet tale of an American abroad is given new life by Encores! in its 22nd season. More info

: Closes 5th June 2016

Two stage and screen award-winners join forces in Signature Theatre's brand-new work, set to open in April; Tony Award-winning Daphne Rubin-Vega, the original Mimi from RENT, and the SAG winner Samira Wiley from Orange Is The New Black play just two of a vibrant group of eccentrics who frequent a down at-heel bar in a North Philadelphia neighbourhood. They may get together to discuss art, life and politics, but as the drinks flow, we get to learn their true struggles, hopes and stories. More info

: Closes 21st May 2016

This world premiere play by Cate Ryan sees a Tony-winning trio board the creative team in a heartbreaking tale of family choices. Annie director Martin Charnin helms the production, joined by Beowulf Boritt and Ken Billington on the design side. The story follows a married couple, fresh from honeymoon who face a life or death conundrum that changes all of their lives forever. More info

: Closes 15th May 2016

The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes! This show is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter's magical scores, including beloved classics such as: It's De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You're The Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. More info

: 22nd May

Comedian, actress and writer who starred in her own hit TV show, The Sarah Silverman Program, as well as School of Rock, Wreck_it Ralph and I Smile Back. Be warned though - no subject is taboo for this leading comedian. More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

He's back! Yes, The Almighty himself returns on Broadway, this time played by Will and Grace's Sean Hayes. An Act of God is a witty audience with the creator of the universe, in which he answers all of life's big questions and dissects the latest happenings in the world of pop culture. More info

: 5th May

Can you believe it? 2016 sees the 125th anniversary of the opening of Carnegie Hall, one of the world's most famous concert venues. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the trustees are inviting some of music's most eminent artists to perform in a one-off gala on the very date that the Hall opened! Confirmed guests for the gala include regulars Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming and Lang Lang, as well as Martina Arroyo, Emanuel Ax, Jessye Norman and James Taylor. More info

: 16th May

Celebrate the glory of spring with the American Ballet Theatre as they open their 2016 spring season with a plethora of works, giving you a delicious taste of what the esteemed company have up their sleeves this year! More info

: Closes 12th May 2016

NYCB present another not-to-be-missed tribute to the legendary choreographer in the company's much anticipated 2015/16 season. Containing three of Balanchine's works, including the monumental glamour of Vienna Waltzes, this evening will be a sure treat for fans of the man or his beloved company. More info

: Closes 22nd May 2016

Rejoice! The very dangerous duo of Kiki and Herb will tread the Broadway boards once more! A head on collision of cabaret, stand-up and performance art, this cult lounge act (played by Justin Vernon Bond and Kenny Mellman) earned a huge following during the 90s and 00s with sold out shows at Carnegie Hall and collaborations with the likes of Debbie Harry and Sarah Bernhard. More info

: Closes 3rd July 2016

This hilarious new jukebox musical is an over-the-top spoof of 1970's disaster movies, pitting its cast of characters against an ever-escalating series of earthquakes, tidal waves and piranhas. Soundtracked by some of the decade's smoothest (and corniest) hits, Disaster! is a guaranteed crowd-pleasing roller coaster. More info

: Closes 3rd July 2016

Scandal's Joe Morton is Dick Gregory in this brand new play about the trailblazing comic who co-opted his fame into becoming a leading light of the civil rights movement, becoming as outspoken in his politics as in his stand-up routines. More info

: Closes 12th June 2016

Written by David Hare's (Skylight), this revival of The Judas Kiss boasts Rupert Everett in the role he was born to play - Oscar Wilde. This poignant drama focuses on the famous playwright in his later years, racked by scandal and unable to end his self-destructive relationship with his lover Boisie. More info

: 7th May

It definitely beats roses and chocolates...Treat your mom with tickets to a very special concert at the Barclays Center. In May, the annual Mother's Day Good Music festival returns with an even more stacked line-up of RnB greats than usual. The line-up includes Keyshia Cole, Tank and Ginuwine. More info

: 17th May

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

: 17th May

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

: Closes 26th June 2016

Adam Rapp returns with a masterly and searing look at mental illness in his latest work, which premiered at South Coast Rep in 2015. Purple Lights follows the story of bipolar sufferer Ellis Shook, who is 13 years out of a mental institution with a menial job buffing floors at night. He lives a simple, quiet existence, until the sudden arrival of two teenage girls one night, who are in need of his help. Their interactions brings up painful early memories for Ellis, as we learn more about his past. More info

: Closes 8th June 2016

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the world's foremost interpreters of American standards, especially for Irving Berlin's work. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace in London. He is currently serving as artistic director in Indiana at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. More info

: 20th May

Sam Beam aka Iron and Wine has teamed up with fellow indie artists Jesca Hoop to produce a gorgeously chilled out duet album, Love Letters For Fire. Borne out of Beam's love of classic duets that he had grown up with, he had toyed with the idea of a duets album for some time, but never finding the right voice - until Hoop's music reached him through the radio! Now mere months later, the pair are taking this new record on the road across the States. More info

GENERATION AXE: STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUMO BETTENCOURT & TOSIN ABASI

There's riffage galore on this latest generation Axe tour, which collects some of the finest guitar players the world has to offer and packs them all onto one stage. This awesome fivesome is headed by Steve Vai, who honed his skills across numerous projects over the years, playing with David lee Roth's post Van Halen supergroup, Whitesnake and Spinal Tap.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2016:

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

May 06, 2016

Count Basie Theatre

May 09, 2016

: Closes 12th May 2016

A pioneer in commercial electronic music, English-born New Wave star Numan very much still enjoys a loyal following in the new millennium. Famous for his hits "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars", Numan continues to record and perform live, with a follow-up album to 2013's Splinter currently in the works. His seminal 1979 album The Pleasure Principle continues to be held up as an early trailblazer of electronic music. More info

: Closes 15th May 2016

Scott Aukerman is taking the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast on the road, and he's joined by three of its most popular guest. Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus and Neil Campbell are all along for the ride, bringing with them their cavalcade of characters. More info

: Closes 23rd May 2016

Alexi Ratmansky's enigmatic Shostakovich Trilogy returns to New York this season, showcasing three compelling and distinct sides of the Soviet composer and Ratmansky's unique choreographic style. Though not known for being conducive to ballet, Ratmansky wraps the rapid fire tones around this celebration of life, and all the highs and lows included. More info

: 14th May

Recognised for her eye-catching outfits and glamorous stage persona as well as her virtuoso pianist skills, Wang is a rising star in international classical music, hailing from Beijing and from a musical family to boot. At the tender age of 11, Wang was accepted to the Morningside Music Bridge International Music Festival in Calgary, making her the youngest ever student. Wang is touring the US to give you a taste of why she is being hailed as one of the most promising young classical artists to come out of China, following in the footsteps of peers such as Lang Lang. More info

: 14th May

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

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 7th May 2016

Artistic director Peter Martins' most popular works set to the moving Barber Violin Concerto is joined in this intriguing program celebrating American music by Justin Peck's newest premiere and Jerome Robbins N.Y Export: Opus Jazz that attempts to evoke rather the style of the bustling New York streets in the 1950s. This landmark 1958 ballet has dancers swapping pointe shoes for sneakers as a defiant parade of frustrated teens as society shakes off the struggles of WWII and ushers in a brave new world. More info

THE RIDES

This blues supergroup trio are back on the trail around the country in support of their latest studio album, Pierced Arrow. Guitarists Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and keyboardist Barry Goldberg have all seen huge success in their respective careers, and formed in 2013 following a benefit concert performed by the three; their debut joint album Can't Get Enough reached number 39 in the Billboard charts.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2016:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

May 11, 2016

Town Hall Theater

May 12, 2016

: Closes 15th May 2016

The New York City Ballet presents another breathtaking 'All Robbins' recital of two ballet works by ballet master and Broadway choreographer/director Jerome Robbins, each a brilliant example of the world-renowned choreographer's creativity and prowess in dance. The two pieces performed will be Dances at a Gathering and the West Side Story Suite. More info

Lydia R. Diamond's biting and hilarious new play examines the influence that race holds over four Harvard intellectuals on the eve of Obama's 2008 election. Tony winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) directs, with Joshua Jackson (The Affair, Fringe) and Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1 &2) and Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) starring. More info

: Closes 7th May 2016

When King Agamemnon is murdered by his devious wife Klytamnestra and her lover, his daughter Elektra vows bloodthirsty revenge in this highly charged tale of brutal violence and vengeful madness from Richard Strauss in collaboration with Hugo von Hofmannsthal. More info

: 29th May

Now celebrating 50 solid years since the first airing of their TV show in America, The Monkees are back for another tour of the country, complete with a brand-new album set to be released in July, Good Times. This tour lineup will comprise the remaining members; Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork (Michael Nesmith will be sitting this one out, guys). Good Times will also feature new material written with guest artists such as Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo and Ben Gibbard, with producing duties taken on by Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne fame. A new sound in the works perhaps?! More info

: Closes 31st May 2016

American Ballet Theatre revive Frederick Ashton's pastoral love letter to his beloved Suffolk this year as part of their 75th Anniversary season. La Fille Mal Gardee or The Wayward Daughter first premiered in London in 1960 before making the jump across the pond in 2002. Don't miss this delightfully whimsical production from one of America's greatest ballet companies! More info

: 5th May

​ABC's Nashville is an acclaimed peak into the lives of Nashville country music stars, focused on the struggle between fading star Rayna James and rising talent Juliette Barnes. A fifth season is lined up for next year, but in the meantime, stars of the show (many of whom have successful careers outside the show itself) are heading out on tour once again to showcase some of the series' best tracks. More info

: Closes 19th June 2016

Set in the recession hit Detroit of 2008, Skeleton Crew centers on a close-knit group of factory workers, and the way their dynamics change as the threat of redundancy looms ever closer. This Off-Broadway extension comes after huge acclaim for the play's original run. More info

: 28th May

Hatsune Miku is not just any pop star. In her native Japan, she has sold a staggering amount of records, been featured in video games, manga, cosplay and holds the distinction of having been sent to space in a rocket, twice. But just what is it about this 16-year-old star with two shining turquoise pigtails and a never-ending wardrobe? More info

VICTOR MANUELLE

Known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud ("The Singer Of Youths"), Manuelle is part of the highly successful group of Latin singers that came to prominence during the Nineties, that also included Marc Anthony. In fact, he is currently tied with Anthony for the most number-one singles in the Billboard Tropical Songs chart.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2016:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

May 07, 2016

St. George Theatre

May 08, 2016

: Closes 12th June 2016

A gospel prodigy rails against his domineering record producer father in this fiery new musical. Combining the sounds of gospel and rock 'n' roll, The Total bent is the latest show from the creative team behind the Tony-winning Passing Strange. More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

An old lady has been murdered in her apartment above a hair salon, and it's your job to find her killer! Bursting with boundless energy and an incredibly adept cast of improvising, larger-than-life characters, Shear Madness takes audience participation to a whole new level. Sifting through the clues, you decide which twists and turns the show takes. It's a different experience every single night. More info

Welcome to the heady world of 1920s womenswear where Sam Greevy is at the top of his game as New York City's most in demand designer! But things are going well for his bitter rival, Paul Roms, as he starts to lead the trends with these strange new items such as 'sweatshirts' and 'tracksuits', seemingly drawing inspiration from nowhere! More info

: 7th May

Get ready to jig, polka and reel to Gaelic Storm, fine purveyors of traditional and innovative Celtic rock and folk! For over 15 years, they have brought their unfailing energy and humour to audiences all over the world, whilst continually exploring new music. Last year saw the band release their 10th record, Full Irish, celebrating their incredible career igniting the party! More info

: 8th May

Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The "perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality" (Wall Street Journal), Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. His clean language and sharp, sarcastic obersations on everyday life have led him to be known as the "comedian's comedian". More info

: 22nd May

One of the most successful rock acts to come out of England in the Sixties, The Zombies recently reunited in 2006 after a 30-year hiatus, with all members of the band, past and present taking part in new touring shows! This year, the Odyssey and Oracle Tour, designed for the United States, sees the group once again together, with original members Chris White and Hugh Grundy join Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent performing their seminal 1968 album of the same name. More info

: Closes 8th May 2016

More than just a popular dance work, Revelations has become a cultural treasure. This enduring classic is born out of the choreographer's "blood memories" of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist Church. Since its premiere in 1960, the ballet has been performed continuously around the globe, crossing barriers of faith and nationality, making it the most widely-seen modern dance work in the world. More info

: Closes 9th November 2016

A true New York institution, this amateur open mic night for the next singing sensation, child star or dancer is notorious for its tough audience who will be the final say in how their future careers go. This night sees previous round winners compete together to reach the semi-finals! More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

Prepare to open your hearts and minds to this brand new musical that explores all the best parts of the 1960s in a kaleidoscopic fantasy. Often referred to as the 20th Century's most progressive decade, the 10 short years saw a boo m in individual freedom, self expression and of course, the birth of flower power. Alongside a curious young girl, we journey through this incredible time through the culture, fashion and unforgettable music of the period on a real Trip of Love! More info

: Closes 7th May 2016

Mozart's charming, if not somewhat vocally challenging Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail transports us to the lush palatial landscape of 18th century Turkey, or specifically, to the harem of the Pasha Selim. His newest additions are the victims of pirates, being a Spanish Lady Konstanze, her maid Blonden and Blonden's lover Pedrillo. But help is at hand, unbeknownst to her, Konstanze's fiancee Belmonte is mounting a rescue attempt, if he can get past the demented overseer Osmin first... More info

: 25th May

Hold on to your 6-inch heels girls and boys, because the all-star queens of RuPaul's Drag Race are coming! Covering over 40 cities, the 2016 Battle of the Seasons tour is the biggest yet, serving you spectacular with a revolving list of your favorites across the seasons! More info

Back in 2001, the world in love with Amelia, the extraordinarily imaginative French woman who came to define a certain type of quirk in Jean Piere Jeunet's film as she gadded about her very own Paris, falling in love and helping others in a uniquely charming way. Now 15 years later, Amelie comes to the stage in this glorious new adaptation from Craig Lucas, Daniel Messe and Pam Mackinnon. More info

: 28th May

Comedian Tracy Morgan returns to the road for the first time following his horrible, life-threatening traffic accident in 2014, in his brand new tour Picking Up The Pieces. Coming to fame as a stand-up, Morgan became a household name through his seven season stint on the Tina Fey created show 30 Rock, playing a thinly veiled version of himself named Tracy Jordan. More info

: Closes 22nd May 2016

Catch the NYCB doing what they do best in this evening of modern ballet classics. It'll be a quadruple bill of audience favorites, comprised of three beloved Balanchine pieces (Serenade, Duo Concertant and Western Symphony) and Peter Martins' Hallelujah Junction. More info

The power of art is examined in this New York premiere, the latest work from Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) is centered on the 1923 premiere of God of Vengeance, a play that caused a storm of controversy and resulted in the cast being put on trial for obscenity. More info

: Closes 16th November 2016

The world is awash with talent shows, everything from So You Think You Can Dance to The Voice, but none of them beat Amateur night at the Apollo. A New York institution, Amatuer night has been daring aspiring wannabe comics, musicians, dancers and singers to brave the spotlight for over 70 years. More info

: 15th May

The kings of fell good vibes and funky grooves, Kool and the Gang scored some of the most iconic hits of the disco era. Their signature tune is of course 'Celebration', and they were also part of the Saturday Night Fever phenomenon, with their track 'Open Sesame' featuring on the massively successful soundtrack. More info

: 22nd May

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

: Closes 19th June 2016

A Persistent Memory is the new work from playwright and actor Jakob G. Hoffman (Engaging Show, Tower of Toys). A poetic play that explores the impact our pasts have on our present, the story follows David Huntington, and his search for an answer to a neurological problem. More info

: Closes 6th May 2016

One of the Metropolitan Opera's season staples, Otello, returns this year with Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role, opposite Hibla Gerzmava as Desdemona and Zeljko Lucic as Iago. When the Moorish commander of the guard returns from a successful campaign, his scheming aide Iago starts planting doubts in his head about his beloved wife Desdemona and turning him into a paranoid man. Can Otello break free of Iago's influence before it leads to tragedy? More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

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

: Closes 20th June 2016

The sixteenth season of Broadway by the Year arrives at the Town Hall in New York this year. A revue of musical theatre's greatest hits, 2016 sees creator Scott Siegel concentrating on a different decade every show. The critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year features Tony nominees and winners, along with a sprinkling of surprise guests. More info

: Closes 5th May 2016

The New York City Ballet's first Classic series of 2016 includes two dynamic and mesmerising shows from founding choreographer George Balanchine; the first, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, is a short burst of kinetic energy described as "an adrenaline rush for both dancers and audiences". Based on the famous Black Swan Pas De Deux, it's a thrilling eight minute display of masterful technique and technical brilliance. More info

: 6th May

Five-time Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, talk-show host and actor, Dennis Miller is back! As well as his joint tour with fellow polemicist Bill O'Reilly, he will be going it alone with his unique observations on sport, politics and everything in between! Nothing is off-limits to Miller, who cut his teeth on the scene with Saturday Night Live, using pop culture references and his trademark idiosyncratic style of talking. Today he is one of the leading comics on the US circuit, with appearances on TV, radio and film, with a huge focus on current events. More info

: Closes 26th May 2016

The Moody Blues star shows no sign of slowing down at 68 years old, touring for seven months of the year. With his voice has been heard the world over, he is known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, he possesses an enduring talent that has helped to define the last 45 years. During that time the band has sold 55 million albums and received many awards for his work. More info

: 18th May

Yes co-founder Jon Anderson and French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty has been discussing making an album together for over three decades, and so when it finally happened, Better Late Than Never proved to be a fitting title. Released last year, the acclaimed record saw the duo revisiting tracks from both of their mighty discographies, as well as introducing some brand new tracks. More info

: Closes 16th May 2016

The prodigious Mac DeMarco may have been termed the 'goofeball prince of indie rock' by Pitchfork, but his work ethic is nothing to joke about. In the last four years he's released two full studio albums (2 & Salad Days), as well as 2015's mini-LP Another One. Each release has seen him move further away from the garage stomp of his debut album to gentle and enthralling pop songwriting, powered by his unmistakable guitar playing. More info

: 15th May

World music was never the same after The Gipsy Kings. Blending flamenco, Latin rhythms, western pop and jazz, their lightening quick guitars have been stunning audiences worldwide for over three decades. You'll know their version of The Eagles' 'Hotel California' that appears in The Big Lebowski, and their cover of 'You've Got a Friend in Me' from Toy Story 3 that gets Buzz's hips a-shaking. More info

: 9th May

Horrorcore fans unite - Insane Clown Posse are on tour and they're taking you along for the ride. Know what you're getting in for though, their hip hop isn't for the fainthearted and neither are their fans who go by the name of Juggalos and have their own annual gathering. More info

: Closes 8th May 2016

Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola's new play is razor sharp dissection of social acceptance in modern day America. At the heart of this funny new play is a love triangle, made up of investment banker Ben (Jake Epstein), who likes Emily (Jenna Gavigan), but also likes Chris (Thomas E. Sullivan). More info

: Closes 25th September 2016

James Cagney as you've never seen him before! This tap-happy musical follows the life of Hollywood's most famous tough guy, from his early days as a vaudeville song and dance man to movie superstardom. The original production played the York Theatre last year, where it was extended after its limited run sold out. More info

: Closes 25th September 2016

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

ANDREW DICE CLAY

One of the most controversial comics of all time, Andrew Dice Clay is experiencing a bit of a career resurgence of late. With recent appearances in Entourage and his much heralded dramatic turn in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, the x-rated comic is back in the spotlight after years out of the public eye.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2016:

Paramount Theatre

May 14, 2016

Wellmont Theatre

May 20, 2016

: 9th May

Tegan & Sara are an Indie pop-rock dup from Canada made up of two identical twin sisters. They released their first full length album in 1999 and have built up a strong fan following in their fourteen year career. More info

: Closes 21st May 2016

The second in an exciting trio of programmes, each celebrating some of the most formidable and in demand choreographers of our century. The series includes works from those who helped bring ballet into the 21st century to those who work to push its boundaries even further. This instalment is comprised of pieces from the NYCB's resident choreographer Justin Peck, former resident choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky, current artist in residence at the American Ballet Theatre. More info

: Closes 15th June 2016

Gad Elmaleh is of Morrocan Sephardi Jewish descent and currently living and works in France. This unique and exotic cultural heritage has certainly given him a certain je ne sais quoi, and the stand up-comedian and actor quickly has quickly risen to prominence as one of France's favourite funnymen since the debut of an autobiographical show in 1997. More info

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

: 14th May

Delbert McClinton is a multi-talented American blues musician and songwriter, whose instrumental repertoire includes the guitar, piano, and harmonica. McClinton began his solo career in the 1970s and has released almost thirty albums since then. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, but relocated to Los Angeles in 1972 to pursue his career in the music industry. More info

: 31st May

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience will celebrate the life and music of his father - the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The incorporates multimedia aspects into the concerts, including rarely seen home movies of him and his dad, plus anecdotes from his life, giving background context to the songs that he chooses to perform. All these elements combine for a truly heartfelt show that is more than a tribute concert, without bombarding the audience with filler. More info

CHRIS ISAAK

With over 25 years of performing behind him and twelve albums to boot, Chris Isaak is still every bit a star today as he was in the 1980s, when he emerged onto the scene as country music's blue eyed boy. With latest album First Comes the Night released last year, Isaak is heading out on tour again across North America and Canada.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2016:

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

May 05, 2016

Wellmont Theatre

May 19, 2016

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA

The Grateful Dead have been resurrected in the form of Dark Star Orchestra. Formed in 1997, this tribute band came up with the novel idea of recreating complete sets from The Grateful Dead's gigantic list of concerts. They adapt their playing and sound depending on what era of Dead they're tackling on the night, and while they slavishly recreate the sound of the band down to the minutest detail, the band often embark on epic improvisations that would make their heroes proud.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2016:

Count Basie Theatre

May 12, 2016

The Space at Westbury

May 14, 2016

: 20th May

A former opening act for Eric Clapton, Cray has played alongside John Lee Hooker and now has a pair of Fender Stratocaster guitars named after him. He has released a number of albums that have reached the top of the Billboard Blues chart, and in 2011 was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame for his achievements. This summer he's released a double CD and video package called "4 Nights of 40 Years Live", celebrating the best of his music over his long career. More info

: 7th May

Legendary guitarist Buckethead heads out in 2016 for his first tour since 2012. Real name Brian Patrick Carroll, Buckethead has spent his whole onstage career behind a Halloween inspired mask, with a KFC bucket perched on his head. His ominous appearance has created an almost mystical aura around him, backed up by his transcendently good guitar playing, blending metal, blues and prog with stunning effect. More info

Based on the novel by Jean Webster, Daddy Long Legs tells the inspiring story of Jerusha Abbott, a budding writer who is sent to college by a mysterious benefactor. A sweetly scored exploration of self-discovery and independence, this two-person musical is written and directed by Tony winner John Caird (Les Miserables). More info

: 13th May

The Grammy-winning husband and wife duo Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are hitting the road on the Wheels of Soul Tour this Summer, with a handful of solo dates towards the end of the year. Comprised of slide guitar virtuoso Trucks, the feisty vocals of Tedeschi and a backing band of killer brass and rhythm section musicians, the Tedeschi Truck Band do southern-fried soul like no one else's business. More info

: 15th May

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

: Closes 22nd May 2016

The English progressive trance band from London has seen a phenomenal 2015 with the release of their Best Dance Record Grammy nominated third album, We Are All We Need and are set to continue that success in 2016 with Anjunabeats Volume 12 from their prolific cult record label. In support of their upcoming Acoustic release, the trio will be touring Stateside for a truly roof-lifting experience! Glowsticks at the ready.... More info

: 7th May

The life of 'Disco Queen' Sylvester is brought to life in this critically acclaimed musical, which arrives at the Gramercy Theatre this year for one night only! One of most iconic figures of 1970's counter-culture, Sylvester (real name Sylvester James, Jr.) emerged during the disco era, with hits such as 'Dance (Disco Heat)' and 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)'. More info

: 6th May

The English Beat (or The Beat as they're known in their native UK) surprised fans last year with the announcement of a new record in the works. Their first studio album since 1982's Special Beat Service, Here We Go Love is being funded through the crowdfunding site Pledgemusic and is due for release later this year. More info

: Closes 9th May 2016

When most people get mad, they tend find a way to overcome their anger. Sebastian Maniscalco, on the other hand, uses his rage to fuel his acerbic, quick-witted stand-up comedy. With the point of view only an old-school Italian American upbringing could produce, Maniscalco takes aim at the disintegration of society and the annoyances of the daily grind with hilarious consequences. 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

: 13th May

Get ready to relive the golden days of pop with ABBA: The Concert, the world's best ABBA tribute act, as they tour the US. Formed in 1996, this highly successful and astoundingly accurate group has toured the world extensively and clocked over 1000 shows - each one featuring at least two members of ABBA's original rhythm section. More info

: 8th May

The smash hit children's TV show Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood is now touring as a live show! A treat for tiny tots and adults alike, Daniel will take you on an interactive musical adventure with familiar faces from his Neighbourhood and there'll be much singing and dancing to boot! Of course, amidst all the fun, games and laughter, there's learning and education - the show's engaging stories about preschooler life are enriched with musical strategies attributed to the late Mr Rogers' social-emotional curriculum. More info

: 18th May

Hold on to your stetsons ladies and gents, because the 2016 Country Megaticket is rolling into town this Summer, bringing country music's biggest stars along with it! This all-inclusive ticket will allow you to see all of the headline artists over a series of dates at your chosen venue, so get ready to dance and singalong to the upbeat anthems of Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Darius Rucker, Dierks Brentley, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Hank Williams Jr and Chris Stapleton​, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban! More info

: 20th May

Akin to the Mickey Mouse Club, Kidz Bop is the Number One brand in children's music, churning out family-friendly versions of today's pop hits, sung by the industry's future stars. The Kids Bop Kids, including Ashlynn, Bredia, Matt and Grant, are heading out on the 2015 'Make Some Noise Tour' and bringing their effervescent, feel-good music with them. More info

: 6th May

Considering his father was the late great psychedelic-jazz-prog space wizard, many might assume that his son Dweezil has some big shoes to fill. However, the prodigious guitarist and producer came into his own as a solo performer in his own right, mesmerizing audiences with his technical prowess on the axe. He's regularly on the road with the Zappa plays Zappa ensemble as well as the Experience Hendrix Tour. More info

: 22nd May

Hailed as the most popular children's singer in the English-speaking world, Raffi has enriched the lives of generations upon generations of children with his educational, entertaining and genuine songs. If you were born in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, chances are you're acquainted with the hit songs Baby Beluga, Bananaphone and Down By The Way. More info

: Closes 2nd November 2016

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

: 12th May

Alt-rock Texan natives Blue October have risen through the ranks to become a platinum selling rock band since forming in 1995 with a body of work that includes modern rock hits like "Hate Me" and "Dirt Room" and the #1 VH-1 smash, "Into The Ocean." Now about to release their eighth studio album Home in April 2016, they will once again hit the road in support of their latest effort across the country. More info

: 5th May

You know the voice. As a member of rock band Chicago, Peter Cetera lent his vocals to some of the biggest singles of the 1970s, such as If You Leave Me Now, Old Days and Baby, What A Big Surprise. He departed the band in 1985, but proved just as popular as a solo artist, with his theme from the movie Karate Kid II (The Glory of Love) and his duet with Amy Grant (Next Tome I Fall) both topping the Billboard chart. More info

GET THE LED OUT - TRIBUTE BAND

The Urban Dictionary defines as 'Getting the Led out' as: 'It basically means that you are rocking out to some Led Zeppelin which is probably the best band ever to grace our Earth.' On a mission to bring the legend of Plant, Paige et al to the stage, this is no ordinary tribute show. Passionate about the 'Zep, these guys are committed to playing you the tunes in with the greatest respect and musicianship, whilst sharing the Led love.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2016:

Tarrytown Music Hall

May 06, 2016

Count Basie Theatre

May 13, 2016

: Closes 18th June 2016

The wickedly funny Ruthless is revived at St Luke's in a newly reimagined form. Condensing the show into a tight 90 minutes, the musical's original director Joel Paley returns to helm this tale of frighteningly ambitious child stars and their pushy parents, which in the age of reality shows and Honey Boo Boo seems more prescient than ever! More info

: Closes 14th May 2016

Composed of 15 top soloists, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is one of the world's leading large jazz bands ensembles. Their current band leader (and artistic director) is the great Wynton Marsalis, famed trumpeter and composer, who has played with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Dizzy Gillespie. 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

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

: 21st May

If you love Youssou N'Dour, this is the show you have to see. Described by Rolling Stone as Africa's 'most famous singer alive', Youssou N'Dour is the bedrock of Senegalese music, revered nationwide both as a performer, and as an enthusiastic supporter of new African artists. More info

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