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All Shows in New York - May 2017

Our carefully curated selection of the Shows in New York for the month of May 2017

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The divine Bette Midler is back on Broadway, starring alongside David Hyde Pierce (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) in this revival of the classic, Tony-winning musical. Featuring the songs 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' and 'It Only Takes A Moment', Hello, Dolly! is an extravagant old-school treat, following the efforts of the titular matchmaker to land wealthy and cantankerous widow Horace. More info

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Where do you start with Hamilton? The hit hip-hop infused musical drama about the 10 Dollar Founding Father Without A Father from Lin-Manuel Miranda has all but taken over the world since its first sold-out run at the Off-Broadway Public Theatre in 2015. Now housed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the foreseeable future, the rollicking historical epic is a true arbiter of our times, with its message of inclusivity, passion, diversity and resistance from oppression gaining relevance with every passing day. More info

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: Closes 7th January 2018

Ivan Reitman's classic movie is brought to the stage by Matilda's Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus. An intricate, hilarious and truly heartfelt delight, Groundhog Day follows the fortunes of a grumpy TV reporter who gets caught in a supernatural time loop, forced to relive the same day over and over again. 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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Join Aladdin, Jasmine and the hilarious Genie on a magic carpet ride you'll never forget. Disney's Tony-winning adaptation of their 1992 movie is Broadway's biggest family musical, packing in romance and adventure, and all the classic songs from the film. More info

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: Closes 7th May 2017

A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from both East and West. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from an ancient feudal period of time. More info

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Following a critically acclaimed run at the Second Stage Theatre, this darkly comic musical lands on Broadway. The poignant and thought-provoking production 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 Oscar-winning composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). More info

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: Closes 2nd July 2017

Two of Broadway and film's biggest female actresses star next year in a brand-new revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. Alternating roles at each performance, they will both play rivals Regina Hubbard Giddens and Birdie Hubbard in a Southern tale of family skullduggery, as two factions face each other off for control of their thriving business. Set in 1900, two women must strive for financial independence amidst the patriarchal system of inheritance. More info

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One of New York's longest-running shows, the Blue Man Group is a little hard to describe, but we'll give it a go! Take a healthy dose of percussion, mix it in with some vaudeville, a pinch of cutting edge technology, and half a teaspoon of comedy, and you've got... well, the Blue Man Group! Guiding you through this multi-sensory, alternatively amazing and hilarious show are three blue-painted performers, who don't seem to have too much knowledge about life on earth. More info

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: Closes 30th December 2017

The hugely acclaimed musical Come From Away makes its Broadway debut. Full of warmth and humanity, it tells the remarkable story of the small Newfoundland town of Gander, which found itself playing host to thousands of displaced airplane passengers on 9/11. More info

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: Closes 2nd July 2017

Oscar and Tony winner winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) returns to Broadway to take the lead in Noel Coward's sparkling farce. He plays Gary Essendine, an aloof actor who must battle various distractions, including an overly zealous playwright named Roland and various frisky young women, as he prepares for a tour to Africa. More info

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: Closes 25th June 2017

After captivating London audiences last year, Tony winner Glenn Close revisits the role of fading diva Norma Desmond on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard. Based on the classic Billy Wilder movie, Sunset is the greatest Hollywood tragedy of them all, telling the story of an aspiring screenwriter seduced by the old-school movie glamour that surrounds an aged actress. More info

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Forget Dorothy, the juiciest tale from the land of Oz concerns the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friendship with Glinda The Good Witch. Featuring more iconic numbers than you can nod your witches hat to ('Defying Gravity', 'Popular'), this three-time Tony winner is modern Broadway's biggest original musical and a glorious addition to the Oz mythology. More info

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Broadway's third longest-running show is a thrilling reinvention of the Disney classic. Brought to life by director Julie Taylor, The Lion King on Broadway is an exuberant mix of the songs from the movie, sumptuous costumes and breathtaking puppetry. The winner of the Tony for Best Musical, this how is a must-see for all the family. More info

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: Closes 4th June 2017

A true landmark of New York theater, The Fantasicks is a breezy musical with a sweet and inventive score that's guaranteed to capture your heart. A classic coming-of-age story, The Fantasticks originally opened Off-Broadway in 1960, and ran for an incredible 42 years, playing a record-shattering 17,162 performances​! This current revival started in 2006. One of the most child-friendly shows currently running in New York, this classic is a relatively small scale show with a huge heart! More info

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: Closes 10th September 2017

Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance, the play that scandalized 1920's New York, is at the center of Indecent. This Off-Broadway transfer features a cast of only seven, who play multiple characters throughout, and explores the behind the scenes drama of the production, and the bravery of the cast in the face of the huge public uproar. 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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Telling the story of Carole King's rise to fame and the troubled relationship which nearly derailed everything, Beautiful is a bright and emotionally resonant jukebox musical about one of our greatest songwriters. The winner of two Tony Awards, this life-affirming show features all of King's greatest hits, including 'You've Got a Friend', 'The Locomotion' and 'You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin''. 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 based around 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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: Closes 23rd July 2017

Years after she walked out on her suffocating marriage, Nora Helmer has returned home. Written by Lucas Hnath, A Doll's House, Part 2 is the wildly ambitious sequel to Ibsen's 1879 masterpiece, which is often cited as one of the greatest plays ever written. Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf (Misery) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation) star, while Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home) directs. More info

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: Closes 1st October 2017

A searing portrayal of a group of friends pitted against each other in order to save their jobs amidst cutbacks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat has been described by critics as incredibly timely for the state of employment in America. More info

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: Closes 21st May 2017

Truly the Greatest Show on Earth, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been dazzling audiences across America for over a century but will perform its last ever dates in 2017. Don't miss this chance to witness the spectacular acts of this iconic circus, from the world famous Ringling Bros. clowns, airborne acrobatics, speeding motorcycles, and incredible feats of strength! More info

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: Closes 16th July 2017

Seven time Emmy winner Allison Janney (The West Wing) stars alongside Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey in this revival of John Guare's celebrated play. They play a wealthy Manhattan couple whose liberal and moneyed lifestyle is shattered forever by a con man who arrives at their door, claiming to be the son of Sidney Poitier. More info

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With a peppy score by singer songwriter Sara Bareilles, Waitress is one of Broadway's most life-affirming musicals. The story follows a small town waitress (played by Bareilles herself) who seizes the opportunity of a big money baking contest to make a new life for herself. More info

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After years of speculation, Josh Groban finally made his Broadway debut! However his turn in this ravishing adaptation of the most scandalous pages from Tolstoy's epic War and Peace will end on July 2nd. Reimagined as a transporting electro-pop opera, Writer Dave Malloy immerses us in the decadent world of the Russian Aristocracy, with all the trappings of romance, allure, passion, caviar and vodka as the lives of the titular characters are changed forever under the light of certain cosmic phenomenon. More info

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The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots is one of Broadway's newest mainstays. Featuring a funky score from Cyndi Lauper, it's the story of a failing shoe factory in England which is turned around by the influence of a fabulous drag queen named Lola. More info

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Avenue Q is a provocative and subversive coming of age tale told with puppets. Think Book of Mormon meets Sesame Street. Running Off-Broadway since 2009, this three-time Tony-winning institution centers on the character of Princeton, a recent graduate in English, who makes a whole bunch of colorful new friends when he gets an apartment on Avenue Q. More info

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The longest-running show in Broadway history, The Phantom of the Opera is a juicy blockbuster, ripe with romance, horror and true Broadway spectacle. The winner of seven Tony Awards, it's the story of a masked monster who stalks the halls of the Paris Opera House, and will stop at nothing to make the company's latest starlet his own. More info

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: Closes 18th June 2017

J. T. Rogers Oslo lands on Broadway just in time for 2017 Tonys! Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I), this compelling drama tells the story of the secret negotiations that led to the Oslo Peace Accords. The play focuses on a couple of young Norwegian diplomats at the heart of the action, who succeeded, where so many others had failed, in brokering meaningful discussions between Israel and Palestine. More info

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Packed full of misplaced props, shaky acting and even shakier sets, The Play That Goes Wrong is the best worst play since Noises Off! Following the countless mishaps that befall an amateur stage production, this hilarious, mile-a-minute farce, arrives on Broadway after a hugely successful London run. More info

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: Closes 14th May 2017

Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominee Mark Ruffalo returns to Broadway in Arthur Miller's examination of family values, where he will be joined by Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht! As with many of Miller's plays, the title is a play on the key themes of the story; the tangible price of the furniture to be sold off, and the price caused by somebody's decision. More info

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: Closes 13th May 2017

Disguises, duels and duets are the order of the day in Richard Strauss' magnificently extravagant Der Rosenkavalier, or the Rose-bearer, being the name of an engagement tradition in mid-eighteenth century Vienna. The task is simple, elect someone to deliver to your beloved a silver rose as proof of your love and reap the reward in matrimony. But woe-betide you if you chose the wrong man, especially if he is younger, more handsome and altogether a lot more desirable than you... More info

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: Closes 14th May 2017

Designated by Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been 57 years since Alvin Ailey and his group of African-American dancers performed for the very first time at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. This tour is packed full of premieres and returning favorites. More info

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Based on the 1997 animated movie, Anastasia brings the story of the young Romanov Princess to Broadway for the first time. Bursting with adventure, romance and memorable songs, Anastasia is set to be the biggest new musical of the season. The starry creative team includes Tony winners Terrence McNally (It's Only a Play) and Darko Tresnjack (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder). More info

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: Closes 30th December 2017

Boasting sizzling choreography from Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), Bandstand is an absorbing big band musical set in post-WWII America. The story follows a group of mismatched veterans who band together to win a national song competition, and overcome the horrors of their past. More info

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Co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jery Zaks, A Bronx Tale is a swinging, doo-wop infused portrait of the mob in 1960's New York. Featuring a score by Oscar and Tony winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast), this musical follows the story of a local boy who is taken under the wing of Bronx mob boss Sonny, and the efforts of the boy's father to wrestle him away from a life of crime. More info

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One of the world's best-loved musicals returns to New York City! Get ready to fall for the magic of this feline wonder once more. Ideal for the whole family, Cats is based on poet TS Eliot's 1939 book for older children, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. With spectacular costumes, dazzling dance moves, and some of the most memorable show tunes in musical theatre (Memory, MaCavity, The Song of the Jellicles, just to name a few!), Cats will leave you in awe. More info

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: Closes 2nd July 2017

Academy Award winner Sally Field and two-time Tony recipient Joe Mantello are set to star in a new revival of Tennessee Williams' celebrated drama, The Glass Menagerie in spring 2017. Tony Award-winning director Sam Gold (2015's Fun Home) takes the helm for this production, which he first directed with Toneelgroep Amsterdam to critical acclaim; he will also be bringing the creative team with him for this revival. More info

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On Your Feet! is a new musical which tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, a pair of Cuban immigrants who traveled 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 21st May 2017

Two men, whose concepts of gay rights are very different, meet in London and fall in love. Yet one of them is reluctant to commit, scarred from years of dating in the face of discrimination and bigotry. Written by Martin Sherman (Bent) and starring Tony winner Harvey Feirstein, Gently Down the Stream is a warm and funny new love story with extraordinary depth. More info

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: Closes 13th January 2018

It's been a long time coming, but the hit London-born musical Miss Saigon is finally set to light up Broadway once again ahead of its 25th anniversary, following a phenomenal run in the West End. Starring the new revival production leads Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer and North Carolina-born Eva Noblezada as Kim, experience the tragic love story amidst the last days of Saigon, complete with a revamped helicopter scene to take your breath away. More info

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Brand new musical War Paint arrives on Broadway after breaking records in Chicago. It's the story of make-up giants Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, two fierce rivals who carved out a place at the top of the male-dominated cosmetics industry. Reprising their roles from the Chicago production are Tony-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, who have not shared a Broadway stage before. More info

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: Closes 1st October 2017

Back in 2001, the world fell in love with Amelie. The lead character in Jean Piere Jeunet's wildly imaginative film of the same name, she gadded about her very own Paris, falling in love and helping others in a uniquely charming way. Now 16 years later, Amelie comes to the stage in this glorious new adaptation from Craig Lucas, Daniel Messe and Pam Mackinnon. Taking on the lead role for this production is the Tony-nominated Phillipa Soo (Hamilton). More info

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This adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic transfers to Broadway after breaking records on London's West End. Bursting with color, invention and spectacle, this show leads you inside the mysterious Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, where nothing is quite what it seems. More info

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The longest running American musical on Broadway, Chicago conjures up a heady mix of sex, death and the insatiable lust for fame, all set to one of musical theatre's most iconic scores. A winking satire of celebrity culture, its the tale of two ​beautiful criminals in the Roaring Twenties who plan to get away with murder by putting on one hell of a show. More info

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: 14th May

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

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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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In this case, the title really says it all! Naked Boys Singing is New York's most risque musical comedy, and it's a whole load of fun! Don't expect any Chippendale-type antics at this show - this is a traditional musical revue packed with talented singers, and fact that they're gorgeous and seem to have misplaced all their clothes sees almost inconsequential...almost. More info

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: Closes 31st May 2017

The Tuskegee Airmen were leading lights in the fight for integration and social equality. They were African American men brought together under the Army Air Corps program in the build up to WWII, a time when Jim Crow laws were still operating in many states. One of Off-Broadway's longest running shows, Black Angels Over Tuskegee tells their story with wit and heart, painting a realistic portrait of six men from the 99th Pursuit Squadron. More info

: Closes 8th December 2017

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

: 21st May

Controversial British comic Ricky Gervais is headed back this way - for his first global tour in seven years, since his Out of England I & II Tour in 2010. With Gervais promising "Humanity is my angriest, most honest and I think my best tour yet", be prepared for his irascible and caustic sense of humor, that has got considerably darker in the last 12 months following various political upheavals! 2016 marked a huge year for Gervais, with his cinematic release David Brent: Life On The Road and Netflix project Special Correspondents. There's simply no stopping this British bulldog! More info

: Closes 1st July 2017

A brand-new work specially created for American Ballet Theatre by resident artist Alexei Ratmansky, Whipped Cream makes its deliciously sweet mark in New York this coming May ! Set to the music of Richard Strauss' Schlagobers (originally created in 1924 for the Vienna State Opera), and designed by Mark Ryden, the world premiere will take place in Los Angeles in March before residing for a limited period at Metropolitan Opera House. A must-see for dances fans with a sweet tooth who didn't quite get their fill of the Nutcracker ballet, this candied confection will put a spring in your step in 2017! More info

BARBRA STREISAND

This is not a drill! Barbra Streisand is heading out again in 2017 still supporting her 35th studio album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, the follow-up to 2014's hugely successful record of duets, Partners. One of the world's most iconic recording artists, actors, philanthropist and advocates, a night with the Diva to end all divas promises classic songs, laughter and reminisces from her six-decade career. It's a must for fans of any age!

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2017:

Nassau Coliseum

May 04, 2017

Barclays Center

May 06, 2017

MOVE LIVE ON TOUR: JULIANNE HOUGH & DEREK HOUGH

You've seen them on Dancing With The Stars, Grease Live and Hairspray Live, and now Julianne and Derek Hough take their incredible dance talent across the USA on their second US tour, Move Live - Beyond!

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2017:

Count Basie Theatre

May 02, 2017

Radio City Music Hall

May 06, 2017

: Closes 30th September 2017

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 4th June 2017

The phenomenon that is Derren Brown makes his American theatrical debut this year in with a brand new show. The Olivier-winning psychological manipulator has been wowing audiences across the pond since 2000 with his startling mentalism, high-key illusions and manipulations, delivered with jaw-dropping skill and trademark dry wit. Prepare to be spellbound by the talents of this consummate showman whose previous feats have included playing Russian Roulette on live television, convincing members of the public to willingly carry out a bank heist among many other unbelievable, controversial antics. More info

: 13th May

Aretha Franklin's importance cannot not be overstated. She is simply one of the greatest singers the world has ever seen. With a voice which can't be mistaken, her mammoth back catalogue includes the classics Respect, Think and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and even made a glorious cameo in The Blues Brothers. More info

: 25th May

Here are the facts: Sixty-five million albums, 3,000 concerts and 28 platinum records. As well as producing and arranging albums for his fellow artists such as Bette Midler and Dionne Warwick, Manilow has also written songs for films, commercials, and musicals, including his own production, Harmony. More info

: Closes 18th June 2017

After the big scale illusions of David Copperfield, and the intimate street magic of David Blaine, the next step in the evolution of magic arrives at the Daryl Roth Theatre. In and Off Itself is a wholly original blend of illusion and storytelling, a series of interconnected stories woven together with magic tricks that don't just aim for a 'wow' moment, but seep into your brain and alter your perception of reality itself. More info

METALLICA

Metal monsters Metallica are returning with a vengence this year for their WorldWired tour! Formed in 1981 by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Metallica have been stalwarts of the American metal scene ever since, breaking through into the mainstream with the double whammy of ...And Justice For All (1988) and their self-titled eponymous fifth album (1991).

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2017:

MetLife Stadium

May 14, 2017

Nassau Coliseum

May 17, 2017

: 4th May

This Country power couple have eight Grammys, 29 Academy of Country Music Awards, and countless millions of record sales between them. Catch them on these dates where they'll be playing solo sets, before rounding things off with some duets. Expect to hear 'It's Your Love', 'The Way You Love', 'This Kiss' , and many more. More info

: 7th May

The Metropolitan Opera invites you to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary in their Lincoln Center home with a magical gala featuring some of the biggest stars in opera, performing pieces from Porgy and Bess, Samson et Dalila and more, including their inaugural production, Samuel Barber's Antony & Cleopatra. More info

: 3rd May

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

A brand-spanking new Broadway musical will leap its way into town for a limited time only! Having gained a pre-Broadway run in Chicago during December, this spirited journey into emotion using song and dance is headed to the Great White Way in 2016. In a story that echoes A Chorus Line, we see ten determined dreamers who audition to dance at half time for a major basketball team. But there is something special about this particular troupe.... More info

: 20th May

Despite being a giant of electronic music, and a renowned performer and musical innovator for over 40 years, Frenchman Jean Michel Jarre has never toured the US before. That's all set to change in 2017, when he brings his visually stunning show to these shores for the North American leg of his 'Electronica' tour. More info

: 12th May

Unstoppable even after four decades in the business, the Queen of empowering soul pop has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 Billboard songs, seven RIAA certified gold singles and ten RIAA certified gold and platinum albums. When not deep in her musical endeavours, she is a staunch acitivist for women and childrens' rights, having founded the Chaka Khan Foundation in 1999, which is still going strong today. More info

: 20th May

Kevin James might be best known now as the star of The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and Zookeeper, but his career started well before that in stand-up comedy on the Long Island club scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, James made the jump to television, starring in the hit series The King of Queens., and continues to be an audience favorite, in no small parts for his genial observations and gift for physical gags. More info

: 22nd May

After making waves in the UK and his native New Zealand, Tape Face (real name Sam Willis) finally came to America's attention on the eleventh season of America's Got Talent, where his unique brand of vaudeville took him all the way to the final. His act, which frequently involves members of the audience, makes use of everything from plungers to oven gloves to create bizarre, and strangely beautiful, routines that you'll never see anywhere else. More info

: 2nd May

New York City Ballet continues their Here/Now festival celebrations with this double bill of works from acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre, Alexei Ratmansky. Honored by the New York Times as the 'finest Russian choreographer since George Balanchine', Ratmansky has made a name for himself with his uniquely beautiful and refreshing restagings of well-known classics, alongside his exuberant original works such as the jewel toned Russian Seasons presented in this jubilant program. More info

: Closes 3rd May 2017

For their third presentation of the Here/Now festival, New York City Ballet pay tribute to their Resident choreographer, one of the company's youngest ever, the inimitable Justin Peck. In this, the first full Peck program by company, expect to be dazzled by some of his best-known works, including the geometric In Creases, the bold New Blood, Sufjan Stevens scored Everywhere We Go alongside a brand new piece, his first ever for just two dancers. More info

: Closes 9th May 2017

The New York City Ballet continue their Here/Now Festival apace with this avant-garde program featuring some truly stunning and thought-provoking works from Benjamin Millepied, Nicolas Blanc, Angelin Preljocaj and a brand new piece from company wunderkind Justin Peck. More info

: Closes 11th June 2017

One of the most innovative and surreal new musicals around lands Off-Broadway, after runs in Seattle, New Brunswick and Boston. Written by Tony winner Joe DiPieto and scored by Valerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum (of the musical trio Groovelily), Ernest Shackleton Loves Me employs a dazzling mix of lighting, dynamic set design and projections to tell the story of the unlikely romance between the famous Arctic explorer and an out-of-work single mom. More info

: Closes 12th May 2017

The spectre of the Flying Dutchman has long been a terrifying sight for sailors. At its heart is a wretch of a captain, damned by Satan to roam the oceans forever, with the chance of salvation presented once only every seven years, when they may go ashore and attempt to find true love. Wagner's nautical adventure is a thrilling and haunting opera and marked a turning point in his career. More info

: Closes 7th May 2017

Three new works and two old favorites are the order of the fifth presentation of the New York City's 2017 Here/Now festival, including company premieres from Alexi Ratmansky, Principal Dancer Lauren Lovett and YouTube extraordinaire and Corps De Ballet member Peter Walker. More info

: Closes 13th May 2017

Robert Alagna leads the charge as the charismatic swordsman and poet, for whom life is not complete without bashing a few heads together. But his bullying ways are tempered by his unrequited love for his cousin Roxanne... More info

: Closes 13th May 2017

Color and the emotional spectrum are the order of the day in New York City Ballet's sixth part of their Here/Now festival, featuring the charm of Christopher Wheeldon's adaptation of Carousel and the wistful beauty of Binet's The Blue of Distance. More info

: Closes 23rd May 2017

Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos joins the New York Philharmonic for a special series of recitals of Brahms' demanding Violin Concerto. One of the cornerstones of technical difficulty, the concerto requires a performer with great skill and talent to translate the elements of bravura, folk rhythm and tranquil passages. More info

: Closes 13th May 2017

Drama and emotion converge in the seventh iteration of the Here/Now festival, with five ballets spanning three decades from the kinetic energy of Peter Martin's impressive Ash to the theatrical seduction of Sarah Burton's costumes for Liam Scarlett's turbulent Funerailles. More info

: Closes 7th May 2017

Two time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Clean House) presents her brand new play at the Lincoln Center, featuring a star-studded cast​. Leading the cast of this world premiere are Oscar winner Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, The Realistic Joneses) and Tony winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). More info

: Closes 11th May 2017

The ever enduring Don Giovanni returns to the Metropolitan Opera. Mozart's libertine philanderer is cast in a decidedly darker light in this staging, whose story of unavenged justice incorporates tragedy and black comedy, as well as the supernatural elements which ultimately downfall. Giovanni is no misunderstood hero in this production, which was created by acclaimed British director and producer Michael Grandage. More info

: Closes 20th May 2017

A multilayered and pensive group of works will envelop the audience in this program that will ends with a brand new Justin Peck piece created in collaboration with indie folkster Sufjan Stevens, the duo's third for the company. More info

: Closes 6th May 2017

Following its acclaimed tour across the country, a new, retooled version of the Percy Jackson musical will be headed Off-Broadway from this March, starring musical newcomer Chris McCarrell as the eponymous hero. Adapted from the popular Rick Riordan young adult's novel, The Lightning Thief has already seen an acclaimed film adaptation; the musical is written by Tracz and Rob Rokicki and directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar). More info

: Closes 21st May 2017

The penultimate program in the New York City Ballet's Here/Now festival features a wide array of pieces from six different choreographers. From the glitter and underlying romance of Myles Thatcher's Polaris to the quietly stunning innovation of Peter Martin's Barber Violin Concerto, there is something for dance fans of all types. More info

: Closes 19th May 2017

The last in New York City Ballet's Here/Now festival revisits two of the season's most anticipated premieres: new works from Pontus Lidberg and Annabel Lopez Ochoes, alongside the drama of Kim Brandstrup's Jeux and the intricacy of Peter Martin's Fearful Symmetries. More info

: Closes 14th May 2017

Encore! once again heads back into Broadway's archives for another long-lost musical; this time, the ambitious modern musical re-imagining of the Iliad and The Odyssey that first premiered in 1954. The Golden Apple introduces us to bored housewife Helen Of Troy, and the heroic, now dashing Ulysses, conquistador of the Spanish-American War. Revamped in a popular opera that would have Homer choking on his hummus, this musical is famous for introducing us to the legendary number Lazy Afternoon. More info

: Closes 28th May 2017

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

: Closes 22nd November 2017

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

: 23rd May

Theatre legends Michael Ball (Phantom of the Opera) and Alfie Boe (Les Miserables) have been firm friends for over a decade, after having met at the BBC Proms. Last year saw them release the duets record Together, which topped the charts in the UK over Christmas, and sold over half a million copies. The duo have since embarked on a UK tour, and cross the Atlantic for this exclusive, one night only performance at the Lincoln Center. More info

: Closes 8th October 2017

George Orwell's scarily prescient masterpiece comes to Broadway. Creating a nightmarish vision of suppression, surveillance and the all-powerful 'Big Brother', 1984 is one of the landmark texts of the 20th Century. Transferring from the UK, where it has had four acclaimed runs, this new adaptation is a startlingly staged production, employing live video projections and incorporating the book's appendix for the first time. More info

: 9th May

Continuing his five-year tenure as the music director of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Yannick Nezet Seguin leads a recital of two marvellous works from two great composers, with an exciting appearance from the legengary Radu Lupu who lends his extraordianry skills to Mozart's stirring Piano Concerto No. 24, K. 491. More info

: 14th May

A burlesque show with a nerdy twist, The Suicide Girls is chock-full of pop culture references and is performed to a a high energy indie soundtrack, showcasing sexiest choreographed strip tease in geekdom! Strictly for the over-18s, this strip-tease/burlesque performance has different vignettes paying tribute to cultural phenomena such Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more! Devised by world-renowned choreographer Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked on the massive concert tours for artists such as Jennifer Lopez, and Lady Gaga. Originally a touring opening act for GNR and Hole during the early Noughties, they have since made a name of their own as one of the leading strip acts in America. More info

: Closes 19th May 2017

The end of Black Sabbath may have been a blow for fans of the heavy metal pioneers, but fret no more, Zakk Sabbath are heading out on their first headlining tour this year! Delivering a hard rocking homage, Zakk Wylde leads a qualified group, bringing you the best of Black Sabbath, complete with the heavy licks and classic solos you love. More info

: Closes 25th June 2017

Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall takes the lead in this New York premiere of Clare Lizzimore's disturbing psychological thriller, which first appeared on stage last year in Washington DC. Following the mental struggles of a young housewife, she is convinced that something lurks within the walls of her new home. Isolated, lonely and desperate to regain a life long-since diminished due to social anxiety, Rachel must navigate through a set of disturbing visions with the help of her loving husband Tom, her patient therapist, and a third man who she is strangely attracted to. More info

: 12th May

There's a special Mother's Day celebration going down at the Barclays Center this year, and for any cool moms with a taste for top draw RnB and soul, there's no better present! On the bill are Anthony Hamilton, Brandy, Kem, and Tyrese. More info

: 19th May

Following a year-long absence from social media, Future made a stunning reappearance on Valentines Day with his brand-new fifth and self-titled studio album and announcing a joint tour with Migos, Tory Lanez and Kodak Black this year. Called The Nobody Safe Tour, the tour kicks off this May in Memphis and runs through late June. He will be joined by Georgia-based rapper group Migos comprising Quavo, Takeoff and Offset following their January release of their second studio album Culture. They will also be supported by Tory Lanez and Kodak Black. More info

: Closes 18th June 2017

Chisa Hutchinson's play Somebody's Daughter makes its world premiere this May at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theater, helmed by May Adrales. Following the poignant tale of an emotionally neglected 15 year-old Asian American girl, whose mother wishes that she was a boy, she finds solace in her school guidance counselor, who knows all too well about not fitting her family's expectations. A play that follows three generations of women, and their decisions to either break the rules, or decide their own destinies. More info

: Closes 31st December 2017

An intimate version of Sondheim's bloody classic, this Sweeney Todd puts the audience up close and personal with the demon barber, and gives you a chance to sample some of Mrs Lovett's infamous pies (if you dare). Created by the Tooting Arts Club, this inventive production won huge acclaim in London, and was even visited by Stephen Sondheim himself. More info

: Closes 3rd May 2017

The Alt-country singer songwriter is back with his new album Prisoner and is touring the US in support. Since emerging in the early 00s, Adams has met with critical acclaim for his intimate and honest output. His first record, Heartbreaker was introduced the world to his bitter-sweet mind and he was touted as the new Gram Parsons. More info

: Closes 7th June 2017

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

: Closes 1st October 2017

The name Phantom Of The Opera may be synonymous with the Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway blockbuster, but the story traces its origins back to the gothic novel written by French author Gaston Leroux. Now LA-based theatre company Vox Lumiere is set to give the well-known tale new life by combining silent film and live performance to create a fully immersive and interactive theatre experience, the likes of which you've never seen before! More info

: Closes 25th June 2017

Musical comedy Baghdaddy makes a welcome return off-Broadway this April for a strictly limited run at St Luke's Theatre. First staged in 2015, most of the show's originating cast will return for this revival, including Brennan Caldwell, Jason Collins, Bob D'Haene, Brandon Espinoza, Joe Joseph, Olli Haaskivi, Claire Neumann and Larisa Oleynik. Taking place in a deserted church basement, the show takes on the appearance of a support group, with those attending all in some way responsible for starting the Iraq War. Sparks will fly, and realizations borne out of confrontation! More info

: 13th 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

: 7th May

One could argue that Justin Bieber is too young to even think about a successor to his phenomenal career, but maybe now it's time to watch his back! Young whippersnapper Jacob Sartorious may only be 14 but is fast gaining traction as one of the most influential young social media stars of today, as well as carving out a fledgling singing career with the release of his debut single in 2016, Sweatshirt, whose music video has the dubious honor of being one of the most loathed on YouTube. Well, you can't win 'em all..... 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 28th May 2017

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

: 20th May

Actress, feminist and social media maven Amber Rose takes a brand-new type of touring show on the road - its all about sex! Celebrating all that's fabulous about coitus, put on your sexiest nightwear for the most uncensored pajama party in existence. With frank and open discussions about sexuality, outrageous stage games and challenges, Muva herself will host an uplifting and ultimately empowering show that challenges our own hang-ups and throw out traditional convention about gender roles. Bring your friends along! More info

: Closes 31st May 2017

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

: 11th May

Fall in love all over again with Audrey, Fred and Cat with this very special movie screening of Breakfast at Tiffanys, accompanied with Henri Mancini's score performed live by the New York Philharmonic! The Academy Award-winning score, which also includes the iconic Moon River remains one of the top movie soundtracks of all time, and its live performance accompanied with a huge screen projection. Have yourself a classy evening with friends, loved ones or even by yourself! Audrey and Tiffanys are waiting.... More info

: Closes 9th May 2017

New York Philharmonic's lead maestro Alan Gilbert marks his farewell in 2017 with Beethoven's celebrated Ode To Joy, in a double program paired with Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw. Now considered to be Beethoven's greatest work, it is hard to believe that the Ninth was written off early on as inferior to his previous eight symphonies. It is often performed throughout the globe, and yet has lost none of it's power or gravitas, drama and feeling. More info

: 14th May

A multi-talented singer, musician and gifted instrumentalist of EIGHT instruments, Brian McKnight also produces and writes his own material; his most successful album to date was 1999's Back At One through Motown Records, eventually selling over three million copies. More info

: Closes 28th May 2017

Josh Charles' fans rejoice, for everybody's favorite, tragic lawyer from The Good Wife makes a welcome return to the stage, in a world premiere play by Annie Baker. Joined by a roster of stars from both screen and stage included Will Patton, Phillip James Brannon, Josh Hamilton, Emily Cass McDonnell and more, the production is helmed by Lila Neugebauer, fresh from directing the successful Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. More info

: Closes 25th June 2017

A.A.Milne is best-known for his iconic stories about Winnie The Pooh, but did you know that he also authored a play? The Lucky One was first performed in 1919; 98 years later it is being revived with a respected cast at the Mint Theater Company, and directed by Jesse Marchese. Following the fractious relationship between two adult brothers who have lived very different experiences of success, tensions boil over in a combustible confrontation that makes them question their familial ties and their own lives. More info

: Closes 1st July 2017

Charles Ludlam's suspense-filled comedy drama brings a whole new meaning to sleeping with the fishes. Set in a run-down pet store, we follow the exploits of a dysfunctional family headed by Chester Nurdiger. Living in the back with his bored wife and critical mother, every day is one of drudgery. However one day, a mysterious drifter called Zachary Slade arrives in the store, and sparks fly between him and Chester's wife. Oblivious to this, Chester offers him a job out kindness. However he hasn't bargained on them plotting his murder - at the hands of the store's piranha fish! More info

: Closes 24th June 2017

Matthew Perry, best known for his stint as a loveable neurotic in a small sitcom called Friends, brings his first play to New York after 2016's London debut. A dark comedy about four broken souls who set out to shatter their demons once and for all, expect Perry's trademark wit to shine through in this bittersweet story of yearning and attempted recovery, directed by Lindsay Posner. More info

: Closes 25th June 2017

Inspired by the classic Disney movie, Mary Poppins brings one of the greatest musicals to the stage in a joyous show for all the family. Written by Oscar-winning Downtown Abbey writer Julian Fellowes, it re-introduces us to the magical nanny who shows the Banks family what's really important in life. More info

: 19th May

In this fantastical, magical musical, some of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life with the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all of the Whos of Whoville. These classic, colorful tales are brought together by Jojo, a young boy and "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks." More info

​Following their collaboration on the Pulitzer Prize nominated Becky Shaw, playwright Gina Gionfriddo and director Peter DuBois re-team for Can You Forgive Her? Closing out Vineyard Theatre's 2016/17 season, this new play takes money as its central theme, allowing Gionfriddo to explore our desire for financial security and American society's levels of income inequality with her trademark wit and dark humor. More info

: Closes 4th June 2017

Suzan-Lori Parks' devastating, Obie-winning re-imagining of the fateful journey to Europe by Sarah "Saartjie" Baartman heads to the Signature Theatre this April. Helmed by by Obie Award winning director Lear deBessonet (The Winter's Tale), the cast will star Randy Danson, Adam Green, Birgit Huppuch and Obie Award winner Zainab Jah. First performed in 1996, Parks' play remains a stalwart part of African-American theater, and an important part of racial history and dialogue on both sides of the Atlantic. More info

: 11th May

Mastodon return to the road this year, in support of their hugely anticipated new record. Sharing a love for The Melvins and Thin Lizzy, the members of Mastodon came together in the late 90s, and have firmly established themselves as one of modern metal's finest. Their joined on the road by Jesse Hughes' Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. More info

: Closes 17th May 2017

Leading DJ, record producer and remixer Kaskade is taking his Spring Fling to the road to six cities. Twice voted America's Best DJ in 2011 and 2013 by DJ Times, Kaskade has helped reform the progressive house genre along with deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner. With nine studio albums to his name and six Grammy nominations for his singles, his touring shows attract huge numbers and aching feet by the nights' end! With his last album Automatic released in 2015, could this tour be a stalking horse for a brand-new EP? There's only one way to find out.... More info

: 5th May

Peppa Pig and her family arrive in North America for a new US Tour. This fun show features lots of audience interaction, life-size puppets of all the characters, and of course, plenty of muddy puddles! More info

: 5th May

Based on the blistering gonzo journalism piece by Hunter S. Thompson, this raucous musical play gets its revival on the eve of the actual race! A celebration of the long-term partnership between Thompson and iconic illustrator Ralph Steadman, Chloe Webb's production is a stage adaptation of the 2012 concept album that originally starred actor Tim Robbins as the intrepid writer. With a full band playing the Dixieland brass, shivering strings and shrill woodwinds of the Deep South, lose yourself in this remarkable staging of the famous essay, that lampoons everything about the race day, from the traditions and the ghastly rich crowding the trackside. More info

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

Whose Live Anyway (originally called A Night of Improv) first appeared in 1999 when it sold out two shows in under three hours to very enthusiastic crowds in Vancouver. Following its initial success, Whose Line Executive Producer and star Ryan Stiles expanded the number of appearances of the show to include many major cities in the Western USA and Canada where it has remained a constant sell-out.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2017:

Wellmont Theatre

May 04, 2017

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

May 06, 2017

Count Basie Theatre

May 12, 2017

: Closes 3rd June 2017

Dolly Wells is set to replace Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, opposite Tony and Drama Desk multiple winner Norbert Leo Butz. A world premiere production, the new play tells the story of a fractured community who rally around a woman who they believed had been lost forever. When Kristina returns to her old town of Berkshire County to care for her sick daughter, with her ex-husband, the locals becomes abuzz with rumor, and joy for her return. This touching and human drama celebrates the power of community spirit prevailing over the passage of time. More info

: 6th May

Back after his critically acclaimed debut US tour in 2014, one of Britain's most successful young comedians will be once again making you squirm with his inimitably and sometimes rude yet always springy, cheerful comedy. With his impish personality and his boy-next-door smile, he creates joy from everyday observations, and is never afraid to poke fun at the news, and those who make it. More info

: Closes 5th May 2017

One of America's finest singer-songwriters, Lucinda Williams' substantial talents transcend the genres with which she's so at ease, from folk to blues and country-rock. At every live show, Williams demonstrates why her music speaks out to so many, with yearning and mourning. More info

: Closes 22nd May 2017

Coheed and Cambria is an American rock band from New York, formed in 1995. Taking in aspects of progressive rock, punk rock, heavy metal and post-hardcore as their influences, Coheed and Cambria's concept albums are all based on a storyline called The Amory Wars. Lead vocalist and keyboardist Claudio Sanchez is the brains behind the narrative, which has informed seven of their eight albums! More info

: Closes 29th June 2017

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

: 19th May

Going strong since 1940, this gospel and country quartet (composed of Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban) were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015. Celebrated for songs such as 'Elvira', 'Bobbie Sue', 'Touch a Hand, and Make a Friend', 'Gonna Take a Lot of River' and 'American Made', the group continually tour and perform, even collaborating with newer artists. More info

: Closes 28th May 2017

Fusion Theatre presents a bold new staging of Antigone, that fuses the powerful tale of rebellion with selections from five operas. The cast, all of whom are opera singer as well as stage actors, are led by Eilin O'Dea, who also directs. Among the opera pieces featured are works from Verdi and Purcell. More info

: Closes 21st May 2017

After successful runs in Chicago and DC, this marvelous and spiritually invigorating show comes to New York. Starring Max McLean, the show is a deliciously thought-provoking look at the famous novelist and writer, presented in his own words, as we trace his remarkable journey from Atheist to Christian and what he learned about himself along the way. More info

Join Mentalist Sam Eaton on an extraordinary exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception are fused together with entertainment and humor each night to bring you a show unlike any other. Prepare to have your mind expanded by his incredible talents taking you to the very edges of what you thought was possible! More info

: Closes 7th May 2017

This timeless masterpiece has been given life on stage and screen, first as a Disney film and later as a Broadway musical! Now this touching love story that has stolen the world's heart will be performed on-stage as a local production for the whole family to enjoy together. More info

: 18th May

R. Kelly heads out on tour across the United States in support of his fourteenth studio record The Buffet. It's a sprawling, multi-genre concept album, which encapsulates all of the different genres and styles that Kelly has mastered over the years, from honey-voiced R&B to bumping hip-hop. More info

: Closes 2nd July 2017

A political satire that's just ripe for the picking in the current climate, this acclaimed comedy from Los Angeles makes its New York premiere this March at New World Stages. A whip-smart commentary on "plain speaking", social media and political spin during an election, we follow the aftermath of one such player who decides that his best bet to win is to break all the rules - not unlike somebody else we know in real life. Art imitating life, indeed.... More info

: Closes 2nd June 2017

Thirty years after signing with RCA and winning a Best New Artist Grammy and launching one of contemporary music's most diverse and collaborative careers, Bruce Hornsby and his band are still busy touring, and making joyful noise for new fans and old alike. With their latest album Rehab Reunion about to drop in June, Hornsby's use of exotic instruments will be on full display featuring Bruce performing on dulcimer! You know, that stringed instrument that looks like a feather.... More info

: 4th May

New York City Ballet continues to usher 2017 with another spectacular Spring Gala, featuring works from Peter Martins, Christopher Wheeldon and a world premiere from Alexei Ratmansky. More info

: Closes 21st May 2017

One of Eugene O'Neil's first major successes, The Emperor Jones is a hallucinatory descent into madness, oft compared to King Lear and Macbeth. Born out of O'Neil's damning opinion of the United States occupation of Haiti, the story follows an African American man who declares himself king of a Caribbean island. More info

: 24th May

The bluesy, old-time Old Crow Medicine Show are taking to the road with their famous bluegrass sound and alt-country with a punk rock energy! Catch the Prairie Home Companion regulars and new wave folk-rock pioneers for a show that's guaranteed to keep you smiling! More info

BUDDY GUY

One of the musical inspirations for guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Jimmy Page, this American blues guitarist is considered to be one of the greatest axemen of all time. Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy winner, and, as if that isn't enough, Eric Clapton once called him "without a doubt the best guitar player alive". Enough said.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2017:

Count Basie Theatre

May 17, 2017

B.B. King Blues Club

May 19-20, 2017

: Closes 11th June 2017

At its best, musical theatre takes on difficult and even repellent subjects, and illuminates them through nuanced storytelling and intelligent lyricism. Premiering in San Diego last year, Jonathan Larson's musical takes on Bacha Bazi​ - the practise by which young Afghansitani boys are sold to as 'dancing boys' to wealthy older men, who dress them up in women's clothing, train them to dance, and often sexually abuse them. More info

PAUL ANKA

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!

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2017:

Count Basie Theatre

May 10, 2017

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

May 12, 2017

St. George Theatre

May 13, 2017

: Closes 16th July 2017

After wowing at the Williamstown Theatre Festival last year, Cost of Living makes it New York Premiere courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club. Written by Martyna Majok (Ironbound), Cost of Living follows a set of four characters dealing with physical disabilities and heavy emotional baggage. More info

: 23rd May

The Afghan Whigs dealt in some of the smokiest, seediest rock 'n' roll to emerge from the 1990s. Happily, this richly hued atmosphere of menace was all present and correct on The Whigs' 2013 effort Do To The Beast, the band's first album for 16 years. They're touring Do To The Beast, along with the rest of their noir-flavored catalogue, across North America and Canada this summer and fall. More info

: 19th May

Grammy-nominated Trey Songz returns to the road in 2017 with his Tremaine album - and supporting US tour! Although the rap artist didn't grow up dreaming of the limelight, his path in the music industry became clearer when he was a teenager and discovered his vocal talents. Songz's third album 'Ready' hit the top three of the Billboard 200. He has also toured with his R&B peers, and contributed to film soundtracks like Step 3D. More info

: Closes 3rd September 2017

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

: 17th May

Jam rock gods Gov't Mule are hitting the road this fall. The band - an off-shoot of The Allman - are recognised as one the leaders of Southern Jam Rock, with every show offering up a totally unique improvised experience. More info

: Closes 20th May 2017

Based on Miguel de Cervantes' sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks. More info

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 2017:

Count Basie Theatre

May 11, 2017

The Space at Westbury

May 12, 2017

Mccarter Theatre Center

May 15, 2017

: 13th 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

Guinness World Record holder Fan Yang has been amazing Off-Broadway audiences since 2007. Featuring fantastic next-level laser lighting displays, and a great musical score, The Gazillion Bubble Show is an hour plus of unbelievable soapy masterpieces, which float above the audiences heads in their hundreds and even fully enclose some lucky volunteers. More info

: 20th May

Outspoken activist and alt rocker goddess Amanda Palmer has been pushing boundaries since bursting onto the scene in the early 2000's as one half of the cabaret/indie-rock duo The Dresden Dolls. A pioneer of crowd funding, her solo career has seen the fearless embrace of a new music model that allows for an open exchange between musician and audience. More info

DAVID CROSBY

An icon of counter culture and one third of folk's most revered supergroup, David Crosby has been honing his trademark harmonic style since the early sixties. A contemporary of Dylan, it wasn't until he began writing with The Byrds that he truly found his own voice, beginning with his first solo-record 'If Only I Could Remember My Name' in 1971.

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2017:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

May 16, 2017

The Space at Westbury

May 18, 2017

: 11th May

The multi-talented muso continues to tour his 25th studio album, 2015's Global, a mind-melting anthology comprised of catchy hooks, modern sounds and excellent songwriting. More info

One actor has at least five shorts of whiskey and attempts to perform a Shakespearean play in a hilarious and totally unpredictable evening! More info

: 22nd May

Durham, North Carolina's own folk rock outfit are hitting the road again! Combining shades of gospel, country and pop, the soulful sextet's soaring harmonies and choral aesthetic make each one of their anthems a foot-stopping, soul-stirring affair. More info

: 6th May

With a long history of his forefathers becoming rabbis, Jackie Mason was destined for a life in the synagogue before he bucked the trend and became one of the most recognisable and accomplished borscht belt comedians of the 60s and 70s. With the ability to deftly combine a self-deprecating humour with a playful arrogance, his acerbic wit explored every topical subject from his own religion to American Culture. More info

: 5th May

It's Soultime! Southside Johnny, aka the grandfather of the New Jersey sound, is hitting the road with his ragtag group the Asbury Dukes, bringing the brass-heavy soul of the Jersy Shore along with them. The band has been grooving together in various forms since 1976 and are often mentioned in the same breath as Bruce Springsteen, who's performed with them on several occasions. 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

GORDON LIGHTFOOT

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

This show is happening at multiple venues in May 2017:

Mccarter Theatre Center

May 10, 2017

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

May 11, 2017

Tarrytown Music Hall

May 13, 2017

: 6th May

SoMo's rise to fame has been a rapid one. The Austin native began singing in clubs with his father when he was young, but really hit the big time when he started uploading videos to Youtube. His covers of the likes of Drake, John Legend and Usher garnered hundreds of millions of views, and caught the attention of Rebublic Records, who signed him in 2013. More info

: 19th May

With his performances described as revelatory, Murray Perahia has remained a consistent and dominating presence in the classical world for over four decades, procuring his place amongst the greats with meticulous technique and scrupulous musicianship. The virtuoso pianist is widely known for his affinity for the Classical and early Romantic repertoire, including Mozart and Bach. More info

: 13th May

First there was Ol' Blue Eyes and Mr Dean Martin and now there's America's Got Talent Season 11 finalist Sal Valentinetti, a crooner not content with the auto-tune gimmickry of current pop music trends. Harkening back to an era of class and sophistication, the sharp-suited Valentinetti conjures the glamour of old Hollywood with a smooth, dulcet-toned voice and a charismatic sense of showmanship. More info

: 3rd May

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

In this interactive comedy, mingle with mobsters and molls while enjoying a delicious dinner. More info

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