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All Shows in New York - December 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Shows in New York for the month of December 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 2nd January 2017

A true New York City institution, the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular is the sparkling, breath-taking way to get you in the Christmas spirit, with unforgettable with the Radio City's unmatchable and unstoppable Rockettes performing their precision dancing and world famous routines! With gorgeously costumed and choreographed vignettes including the Toy Soldiers, Santa and his glamorous reindeers, The Nativity, and even a teddy-bear themed version of The Nutcracker, this show takes everything you love about Christmas and amps it up ten-fold, creating beautiful new memories from the beginning to the high-kicking finale! 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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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the story of the life of Carole King, a Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter and features original songs by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. It's a must-see for all fans of Carole and her incredible back catalogue! 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 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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: Closes 16th December 2016

A 20+ year veteran of the stand-up comedy scene, Louis C.K. is also an accomplished filmmaker and award-winning writer. Influenced by comics like George Carlin and Richard Pryor, C.K. is a master of black humor and a perpetual victim of his own life. More info

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: Closes 23rd April 2017

After years of speculation, Josh Groban finally makes his Broadway debut in this ravishing adaptation of the most scandalous pages from Tolstoy's epic War and Peace. 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

ANDREA BOCELLI

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

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Madison Square Garden

Dec 15, 2016

Prudential Center

Dec 18, 2016

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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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: Closes 31st December 2016

This is the production that forms the heart of New York City's year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit! A lavish, full-scale spectacle, there's a reason this is the Big Apple's favorite holiday show! More info

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: Closes 8th January 2017

Set in 1979 New York, Falsettos was a landmark musical when it played Broadway in the 90s for its exploration of the AIDS crisis and the gay family unit. Now, after 23 years, it's returning to Broadway with original director James Lapine once again at the helm, with Broadway faves Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle and Stephanie J. Block! More info

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: Closes 22nd January 2017

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their iconic double act to Broadway in Fall 2016, after a sold out run at the Cherry Lane Theatre. As turtleneck and Alan Alda aficionados Gil Faizon and George St Geegland, they'll present their collective 'memoir on stage' detailing the lives of the two Upper West Side bachelor's and their rise to director/actor/creamed potato stand-ins. 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 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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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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: Closes 15th January 2017

One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Stephen Karam's The Humans is a portrait of a family who come to understand each other very differently over a thanksgiving dinner. Warm, witty and very funny, The Humans won four Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Play. More info

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: Closes 15th December 2016

Reality TV star "Long Island Medium" Theresa Caputo takes her medium show on the road around the country, meeting ordinary members of the public and giving readings to them in an intimate group setting. In addition, Theresa shares anecdotes and stories about her live, family and personal experiences with mediumship. A must for fans of the TLC show. 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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: Closes 1st January 2017

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! More info

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: Closes 8th January 2017

Employing state of the art sound technology, one man show The Encounter takes you deep into the Brazilian rainforest, and into the homes of the Mayoruna tribe. Created by and starring Simon McBurney, this startling original work conveys most of its action through special headphones that are given to every audience member. Rapturously received in London and Edinburgh, The Encounter is unlike anything you've experienced before. 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 8th January 2017

Adapted from Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple stars Jennifer Holliday, Orange Is The New Black's Danielle Brooks and Tony-winning 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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: Closes 1st January 2017

This brand new adaptation of the beloved Bing Crosby movie plays Broadway for the first time. Jam-packed with Irving Berlin classics, from 'White Christmas' to 'Cheek to Cheek', this frothy musical is centered on the efforts of showbiz couple Jim and Linda to build a special holiday themed inn, and the figure from Jim's past who threatens to come between them. More info

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: Closes 5th January 2017

Julie Taymor's fantasy production of The Magic Flute returns for the holidays! Complete with dancing bears and giant flamingos. It is sung in English and runs a brisk 100 minutes making this abridged holiday version a great night out for families. More info

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: Closes 29th January 2017

The rapid-fire newspaper comedy The Front Page is revived on Broadway, featuring an all star cast. Three-time Tony winner Nathan Lane plays Walter Burns, a hard-boiled newspaper editor whose star reporter Hildy John (John Slattery) stumbles onto the story of a lifetime. Rounding out the cast are screen legend John Goodman, and Tony winners Jefferson Mays and Rosemary Harris. More info

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: Closes 18th December 2016

Exploring an America on the edge of industrial collapse, Sweat follows the inhabitants of a working class neighbourhood whose economic woes spur on two of their number to commit a terrible crime. Thrilling and deeply felt, Sweat is the latest work from Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined) and has already earned considerable acclaim from critics. More info

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: Closes 11th June 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 19th December 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 who've taken the plunge during this Off-Broadway run are Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg and Martin Short. More info

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: Closes 11th December 2016

Clare plants a kiss on the cheek of a stranger in the subway, and both of their lives change forever. That's the story of Heisenberg, playwright Simon Stephen's follow-up to the celebrated The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Tony and Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) stars as Clare, opposite Dennis Arndt (Grey's Anatomy). More info

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: Closes 31st December 2016

Starring five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein and directed by Bartlett Sher, this wonderful production uses 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 15th January 2017

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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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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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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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

THE NUTCRACKER

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The Nutcracker is one of the USA's favorite Christmas events, and one of the most performed ballets in the world! An annual performance by your local ballet company is the perfect way to welcome in Christmas with the whole family.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Florence Gould Hall

Dec 09-11, 2016

Count Basie Theatre

Dec 10-11, 2016

St. George Theatre

Dec 18, 2016

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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 14th January 2017

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 31st December 2016

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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: Closes 30th July 2017

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

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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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: 18th December

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

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: Closes 4th December 2016

Prior to his highly anticipated turn in the upcoming revival of Helly Dolly!, David Hyde Pierce takes the lead in this charming new play by Adam Bock, playing for a limited time from this September. An examination into the search for answers following personal struggles, Bock's new play centers on a newly single man who turns to astrology to make sense of his life, following the end of another failed relationship. More info

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: Closes 8th January 2017

Tony winners Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer lead Christopher Hampton's tale of sex and seduction. Adapted from the classic 18th Century novel, this intricate drama follows two French aristocrats who will stop at nothing to best each other in a perverse game of manipulation. This new staging transfers over from a sold-out run in London's West End. More info

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: Closes 20th August 2017

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 4th December 2016

Set in a Russia where the old social orders are under threat, Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard ranks as one of the greatest plays ever written. This new adaptation comes courtesy of hotshot playwright Stephen Karam, whose drama The Humans bowled over audiences and critics alike on Broadway, and stars Oscar nominee Diane Lane alongside Joel Grey and John Glover. More info

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: Closes 2nd April 2017

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

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

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Dating back to 1498, the Vienna Boys Choir is one of the best known boys' choirs in the world and one of Austria's most famous cultural exports.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Count Basie Theatre

Dec 12, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Dec 16, 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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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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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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: Closes 7th December 2016

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

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: 11th December

Martin Lawrence, the original Bad Boy of comedy is gearing up for the release of his long-awaited sequel Bad Boys For Life with Will Smith, set for general release in 2018. But the actor/comedian/singer isn't resting on his laurels until that happy day, as he's headed back on the road in 2017 for another national tour. Outspoken on subjects such as relationships, family and a vocal opposition to police brutality, Lawrence's raw style shows no sign of mellowing as we head into the new year. Be warned - this comic takes no prisoners at his shows! More info

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 the Tony nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. More info

: Closes 22nd February 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 18th January 2017

Two British stars of stage and screen will be taking on the roles in one of Shakespeare's darkest dramatic masterpieces. 007 incumbent Daniel Craig will star as the villainous Iago to David Oyelowo's naive Othello, whispering poison in his ear in a calculated tale of revenge and racism. More info

: Closes 19th March 2017

Cate Blanchett (Carol, Blue Jasmine) leads the cast of this lively Chekhov adaptation, playing a widow whose 40th birthday party descends into chaos as long held regrets and jealousies are revealed. Part farce and part tragedy, The Present examines the disjunct between the life that we live and the one that we dreamed of. More info

: Closes 8th January 2017

The New Group present Neil Simon's fizzy musical in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Originally directed on Broadway by Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity follows the travails of a 'taxi-dancer' who yearns for a better life, and includes the songs 'Big Spender' and 'If My Friends Could see Me Now'. Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes) stars in the lead role. More info

: 9th December

It's finally here! The biggest touring concert of the year has returned once again, stuffed with more pop talent than you can shake a sprig of holly at. Past headliners include Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, while 2016's edition of the Jingle Ball includes Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and more (varies by city). More info

: Closes 18th December 2016

Prepare for an evening of fabulous festive fun with the New York City Gay Men's Chorus and their 2016 Christmas show, Xmas and Chill! Featuring classic carols and holiday favorites alongside traditional choral arrangements and topped off with a visit from very special guests, string quartet Well-Strung. So dust the snow off your coats and escape the madness that is the city at Christmas with this hilarious and warmhearted feast for the ears (and eyes!) More info

: Closes 5th October 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

: Closes 11th December 2016

Brazilian actor and musician Seu Jorge first gained notice with his role as Knockout Ned 2004's City of God, but it was his work on the soundtrack of Wes Anderson's nautical adventure movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou that made him an international name, covering some of the the great David Bowie's songs acoustically beautifully lilting Portuguese throughout the film. More info

: 26th December

This brand-new Trans Siberian Orchestra show has to be seen to be believed. The story is about a runaway girl who takes refuge in an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve, and meets the Ghosts of Christmas, and learning her own worth in the meantime. This was in fact the band's first made-for-television film back in 1999, and now they are bringing it on tour around the country as a live concert, for the very first time! More info

: 15th December

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

: Closes 3rd December 2016

Ostensibly created as one of multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt's side projects for his laconic wit and verve, The Magnetic Fields have proven their strength from their 1991 debut '100,000 Fireflies' to vast '69 Love Songs'. Now, as Merritt enters his 50th year, they head out on a very special tour in support of his newest ambitious retrospective '50 Song Memoir', featuring one melodious number for each year of his illustrious half century. More info

: Closes 29th December 2016

Created for the 2000 Salzburg Festival, Kaiji Sarriano's haunting L'Amour de Loin (The love from afar) makes it's Metropolitan debut this season in a re-imagined production that sees ribbons of illumination cover the stage and orchestra as this poignant story of longing plays out to a lushly haunting score that will keep you mesmerized till the final flourish. More info

: Closes 17th December 2016

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

: Closes 10th December 2016

Sir Richard Eyre's production sees Puccini's opera move from 18th century France to World War II occupied Paris, with Anna Netrebko and Marcelo Alvarez singing the lead roles in a tale of obsessive love between a country girl-turned temptress, and a poor student. But when the Germans arrest her under suspicion of spying, can Des Grieux save her from certain death? More info

: Closes 12th March 2017

August Wilson's 1979 two-act play about a gypsy cab station arrives this December for its Broadway premiere, the last of the playwright's works to play the Main Stem. Helmed by actor/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, this marks his third collaboration on a Wilson play, having previously won a Tony Award for his role in Seven Guitars. This play is celebrated for its ferocious and spirited dialogue between the very different characters, as well as the myriad subplots and relationships. More info

: Closes 20th April 2017

The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska once again, alternating with Latonia Moore and Krassimira Stoyanova​. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radames. More info

: Closes 18th December 2016

British playwright Mike Bartlett follows up his recent success King Charles III with this searing indictment of the Baby Boomer generation, told over the course of 40 years through the eyes of one family. Starring Richard Armitage (The Hobbit Trilogy, The Crucible) and Zoe Kazan, this New York premiere of Bartlett's play is directed by Michael Mayer for a limited run this fall, mounted at the Laura Pels Theater. More info

: Closes 11th December 2016

First premiering at Berkeley Rep in 2014, award-winning ensemble Universes bring their highly popular musical play to New York this fall for a limited run. A time-relevant exploration into the often fraught relationship between the original Black Panthers and the Young Lords civil rights groups, the action takes place at an art gallery where the two movements hold one of their annual reunions. This exciting and innovative work comes to New York in time for the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers. More info

: Closes 17th December 2016

Prepare to usher in the holiday spirit once again with 2016's Christmas-tastic concert from the New York Pops and pals, who're keeping it all in the family with performances from the Callaway sisters and the Nunziatas brothers! Conducted by Music Director himself Steven Reineke. More info

: Closes 28th December 2016

Rich and intense, Salome is the equal parts shocking and thrilling tale of a petulant and beautiful Princess, stepdaughter of the lecherous King Herod and the dark path that her lustful wiles drag her down. Based on Oscar Wilde's famously passionate play, Richard Strauss' operatic adaptation is a creative masterpiece that continues to linger in your mind, long after you've left the theater. More info

: Closes 15th March 2017

The Metropolitan Opera present Barlett Sher's lushly vivid production of Gounod's romantic opera. Adapted from Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers, it will reunite Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo, who displayed their sizzling chemistry in last year's Manon! Stunning and sumptuous, this retelling is likely to be a jewel in the 2017/16 season. More info

: Closes 30th June 2017

Transferring to the Davenport Theatre this Friday, Shear Madness finds a new home in record time. 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 mystery experience every single night. More info

: 3rd December

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

: Closes 18th December 2016

SNL alum Jason Sudeikis stars as inspiring teacher John Keating in this new stage presentation of the critically acclaimed and much-loved film of the same name. Adapted from his own Academy Award winning screenplay by Tom Schulman, it's the moving tale of an unorthodox English teacher and how he uses poetry and literature to encourage his devoted students to break the boundaries of their strict prep school education and discover a life less ordinary. More info

After stunning the West End, Nicole Kidman returns to the Broadway with her compelling performance in Anna Ziegler's captivating new play. Telling the story of one of modern science's forgotten pioneers, Rosalind Franklin, it marks the Oscar-winner's first appearance on the Great White Way since 1999! More info

: Closes 1st January 2017

Grammy nominated artist and musical star Deborah Cox will be bringing London's West End musical to the United States on its inaugural national tour! Based on the 1992 movie starring the late, great Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, this musical will feature the iconic hits 'Saving All My Love', 'I Will Always Love You' and 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', in a star-crossed lover story between a soul diva and her personal bodyguard. More info

: 10th December

Formed in 2007, Vernon wrote most of their first record whilst recuperating from an illness. He spent three months ensconced in a cabin in Wisconsin to emerge with the bones of 'For Emma, Forever Ago'. Lead single 'Skinny Love', a wistful exploration of a break up went on to become a hit the world over. In 2012, the group won Best New Artist and Best Alternative Rock Album at that year's Grammy's for their sophomore effort 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver.' More info

: Closes 7th January 2017

Verdi's impressively epic opera returns to the Met in a powerful and sprawling production that will take you far back in time to Babylon, where tensions rise between the Hebrews and the Babylonians. Nabucco is King, but his days are numbered, at least according to his treacherous daughter Abigaille, who plans to over throw her father and expel the Israelites. But first she must dispose of her kidnapped sister, who's time in captivity has found her sympathetic and dedicated to restoring peace... More info

: Closes 30th December 2016

When Gerry receives a wedding invitation to a gay marriage asking guests not to wear 'bright colors and bold patterns' he is incensed. Determined to give the couple a piece of his mind his crashes their pre-wedding celebrations and begins a wider debate amongst the guests about identity and new cultural norms. Michael Urie directs this hilarious solo play, created by and starring Drew Droege (Drunk History). More info

: 3rd December

Still riding on the success of composing Broadway hit musical Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper continues to tour across the country. Her "DETOUR" Tour comes in support of the 80s icon's brand new album, Detour. More info

Since his psychotic portrayal of Tybalt in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+ Juliet, John Leguizamo's love of both Shakespeare and the theater has seen him rise through the ranks of Hollywood to become a successful screenwriter, playwright and stand-up comedian. His latest project sees a family-friendly, exuberant spin on one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, portrayed by rappers GQ and JQ. Following a short run in London, the show is headed back Stateside for a highly anticipated four-month run. More info

DARLENE LOVE

As one of the biggest voices of the 60s, Darlene Love lent her pipes to everyone from Dionne Warwick to The Beach Boys and featured on some of the decades most unforgettable songs. Even when she wasn't credited (here's looking at you, Phil Spector) her unmistakable vocal was able to get people to stop and pay attention. Now she heads off on tour in support of her brand new record, 'Introducing Darlene Love.'

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Count Basie Theatre

Dec 16, 2016

B.B. King Blues Club

Dec 17-06, 2016

: Closes 22nd January 2017

Tony winner Richard Greenburg's (Our Mother's Brief Affair) latest drama follows a novelist's artistic awakening at the hands of one of his creative writing class students. The cast is led by screen and stage star Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother). More info

: 9th December

The Piano Guys first made waves on the internet with their self-made music videos showing off their unique blend of classical and pop music. In 2012, the group released their first studio album which included a range of innovative mash-ups, from Mozart to David Guetta, as well as covers of songs by One Direction, Adele and Christina Perri. More info

: 18th December

The iconic cartoon and comic strip featuring the Peanuts gang gets a brand-new stage musical in their honor for the holiday season at NYCB! When Charlie Brown bemoans the commercial nature of Christmas, he and his friends set out to create a special holiday pageant to rediscover the true meaning of the festive season. A wonderful way to introduce younger children to the Peanuts gang, and to explore the true meaning of Christmas! And of course, what Peanuts musical would be without Snoopy?! More info

: Closes 8th January 2017

Light up your holidays with iLuminate, an electrifying story told through dance and cutting-edge technology! iLuminate Productions takes you on a fantastical journey in this electrifying new music and dance theatrical experience, using their groundbreaking light suits as seen on "America's Got Talent"! More info

: Closes 25th June 2017

The brains behind superhits Frozen and Pitch Perfect team up to bring this acapella musical back to New York six years after it premiered Off-Broadway in 2010. A snappy and vibrant work, In Transit takes a look at the myriad of stories jostling together in one subway car, weaving a tapestry of the lives of eleven different New Yorkers on their journeys towards success, love, and happiness. More info

: Closes 30th December 2016

It's the morning after the night before for Ebeneezer Scrooge. The reformed miser sets about celebrating his first ever holiday as a changed man, determined to throw the best Christmas Party London has ever seen! Only, he's not sure how, especially when it comes to a tipple or two. Summoning Marley once more, the two set off on another ghostly adventure to meet three new Christmas Spirits who teach him the tales behind the libations of days gone by, and those yet to come in this hilarious and informative show from the inimitable, award-winning Imbible team! 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 29th January 2017

An autobiographical one-woman show, the writer behind comedy shows like Roseanne, Mad About You and (the Emmy-winning) Rugrats, Monica Piper tackles the ups and downs of being an unwilling New York showbiz kid in this captivating show that has already won over audiences on the West Coast. From reliant Jewish princess to self-reliant comedian, this show charts Piper's rise in comedy from her fame-deluged beginnings, and just why she is one of the front-running female writers in the comedy show genre. More info

: Closes 18th December 2016

A blisteringly funny new black comedy that takes us into the world of online dating, catfishing and the consequences of lying about your identity. Written by Jenny Rachel Weiner for the Roundabout Theatre Company, this limited engagement off-Broadway overturns everything we believe about the online world, and asks us to examine who we truly are behind the keyboard. Following through the fledgling romance of two young people who meet through a dating site, each has reasons to improve their online presence - however they both get carried away and end up not only lying to each other, but to themselves too. More info

: Closes 6th March 2017

A brand-new musical dedicated to our favorite four-legged companions will bound into the Davenport stage this November, just in time for the holiday season! With music and lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan and a book written by Eric H. Weinberger, this comedy musical follows the fortunes of a high-flying lawyer who gets a puppy as a last-ditch attempt to attract the right woman. However, his new companion proves to be much more than a mere furry prop, leading to all kinds of comical mishaps! David Perlman reprises his 2014 Key West production role as Roland in a love story to melt the stoniest of hearts. More info

: 22nd December

Charlie and the gang are here to show you the true meaning of Christmas in this stage adaptation of the classic TV Special. Debuting in 2013, this theatrical production faithfully recreates the atmosphere of the comic strips, and features the jazzy score from the TV show as well a group of Christmas sing a-longs at the end. More info

: 17th December

What do you get when you combine the elegant holiday score of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and a DJ with pin-sharp contemporary hip hop dance? This hit show mashes up two very American icons into a stunning production that has met with rave reviews since its 2014 Washington debut. More info

: Closes 18th December 2016

Sophie the Swan sets off on a brand new adventure this Christmas in this world premiere production. Complimenting the bestselling book by Allegra Kent and Emily Arnold McCully, Sophie gets her debut in the holiday classic, continuing her charming dancing career! More info

: 8th December

It's time to jingle those bells and turn your air guitar all the way up to eleven, because the Wizard of Winter are coming! Creating a monumental sound that's equal parts classical music and progressive rock, the Wizards produce a huge scale Xmas spectacular much in the tradition of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. 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 1st January 2017

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

: Closes 31st December 2016

An integral part of McCarter's theater season every year, A Christmas Carol is the definitive holiday show for all the family. Based on the book by Charles Dickens, this celebration of humanity and openheartedness follows the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, a cranky, penny-pinching business man who's taught to true meaning of Christmas by three spirits - the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future - who visit him on Christmas Eve. More info

: Closes 7th January 2017

The perfect show for harangued moms everywhere, writer and comedian Dena Blizzard takes a break from her endless laundry folding in this scathingly funny one-woman show that proves life doesn't end after baby - it just gets crazier! Using brutally honest anecdotes from her life raising three children, Dena forthrightly speaks on subjects from sex, to drinking, to bodily functions and hapless husbands, and even shows video clips from other parents sharing their most embarrassing child-rearing confessions.... More info

: Closes 8th January 2017

Best known for his eponymous show on Fusion, comedian Chris Gethard hits the big time with his new Off-Broadway show, which won acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe earlier this year. Career Suicide is a bleakly funny dive in Gethard's battles with depression, and is directed by Kimberly Senior, who helmed the Pulitzer-winning Disgraced in 2013. More info

: 8th December

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

: 29th December

Fronted by the imitable Gavin Rossdale, the British band Bush have been bursting eardrums with their heavy Grunge-orientated rock since the mid 90s. Following an eight year hiatus, during which time Rossdale pursued a solo career, the band reunited in 2010. They've since released two well-received records, The Sea of Memories in 2011 and 2014's Man on the Run, which they're continuing to support with these tour dates. More info

: 11th December

International superstar singing group, The Tenors have bolstered their popularity in recent years by performing in Las Vegas and during the Grey Cup broadcast. More info

: Closes 28th December 2016

Get ready for this wildly quirky new musical from Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, telling the story of a Canadian high school choir and their fatal ride upon the formidable Cyclone rollercoaster. Wickedly smart and unexpectedly hilarious, this charming meditation on life and enjoying the ride is guaranteed to make you chuckle as it exposes hidden truths to the sound of a fresh and inventive score! More info

: Closes 11th December 2016

​Following her acclaimed turns in Cabaret and Enchanted April, Eighties screen icon Molly Ringwald (Pretty in Pink) takes to the New York stage once again in Terms of Endearment. Famously adapted into an Oscar-winning movie in 1983 starring Shirley MacLaine, this smartly-written tearjerker races the lives of a mother and daughter over the course of 30 years, as they each navigate life's many ups and downs. More info

: Closes 18th December 2016

A brand-new musical by Drama Desk-nominated playwright Itamar Moses that explores a softer side to the Middle East conflict. When an Egyptian Police band are scheduled to play in Israel, confusion at the border crossing winds up with the band stranded in a remote village overnight. Taken in by the friendly locals, they find that their lives and beliefs aren't as different after all. More info

: Closes 21st March 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

: 8th December

One of the country's biggest new stars in rock, jazz, country and soul, this phenomenally talented musician heads out on tour this spring, showing exactly why the likes of Alicia Keys, the Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters are singing his praises as well as having him support their live shows. His fourth album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim hit the top spot on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart, and he will be heading out country-wide in support of his new work. More info

: Closes 15th January 2017

One of the world's most prodigious close-up magician's lands off-Broadway this fall for a limited three-month engagement that is set to make the area even more magical than before! His new show Verso follows his sold-out engagement Nothing To Hide, and premiered in his home country of Portugal earlier this year. A born illusionist, his magical talents first came to the fore at the tender age of three, when at kindergarten he managed to make candies appear for his friends! More info

MAX AND RUBY: THE NUTCRACKER SUITE

Max and Ruby bring one of the world's most loved Christmas traditions to life this Holiday season, in Max and Ruby: The Nutcracker Suite. Beautiful sets, costumes and real-life ballerina's help make this show a captivating and memorable treat for your loved ones.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Wellmont Theatre

Dec 03, 2016

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Dec 04, 2016

: 27th December

O.A.R.'s Wind-up Records debut album, King, marked a new beginning for the band and was the seventh studio effort in a career that began with their high school recording, The Wanderer. In the years since King was released, O.A.R. (or Of A Revolution) returned home to Maryland where they found an new source of inspiration, the driving force behind their latest album, The Rockville LP. 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

: 30th December

Prepare to be amazed by Michael Carbonaro! The Carbonaro Effect star is heading out on tour, giving audiences a chance to see his mixture of sleight of hand, performance art and illusions up close. One of the rising stars on the magic scene, Carbonaro is as much a prankster at heart as an illusionist, injecting plenty of wit and fun into his tricks. More info

: 18th December

"Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people!" Join us for the good tidings of the beloved classic, Handel's Messiah, performed live by an orchestra and choir at this unforgettable Holiday performance. More info

: 13th December

Pink Martini are the brain child of Thomas Lauderdale, who in the early 1990's was thinking of running for Mayoral office. But he slowly became frustrated and fascinated by the musical entertainment during political society events. So he formed Pink Martini to address this and make music that appeals to everyone, from liberals to conservatives, all over the world. Over 20 years later, they're still going strong! More info

: 9th December

It's now been 20 years since Rob Garza and Eric Hilton met first met, and their band Theivery Corporation is now recognised as one of the most experimental and reliably consistent acts in world music. They've have spent two decades creating boundary-pushing, intricate electronic music, inspired by Latin America's intricate rhythms and lush textures. More info

: Closes 31st December 2016

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

KENNY ROGERS

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.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Dec 15, 2016

Count Basie Theatre

Dec 21, 2016

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Dec 23, 2016

: Closes 18th December 2016

An autobiographical work from Pulitzer winner Jonathan Larson (Rent), this affecting rock musical is about the strength of the artistic spirit when confronted with failure. This first ever Off-Broadway revival stars Broadway actress Ciara Rene (Pippin, DC's Legends of Tomorrow) and Nick Blaemire (Godspell). More info

: Closes 11th December 2016

​Lot Vekemans' Poison makes its American theatre debut at The Beckett this November. This international hit play, which has been staged all over Europe, Asia and South America, and translated into over ten different languages, sees a couple meet again after a painful break-up. Their attempts at reconciliation mask the painful truths just below the surface, and as the play progresses, old wounds are re-opened and we learn the real reason behind their separation. More info

: 10th December

Since her 1988 debut 'Bring Me Some Water', Melissa Etheridge has been an iconic voice in alternative rock and roll. When in 1993, her second record 'Yes I am' went double platinum, that success was cemented. As a performer she has won 2 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award for best original songs, but also as a social and gay rights activist, she has left a lasting impression on American popular culture. More info

KENNY G.

Kenny G began his career in Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra in the 1970s, and has gone onto become the best selling instrumentalist of all time. He remains the go-to man for any smooth jazz requirements and has helped the genre shake off it's stuffy, vintage image.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Wellmont Theatre

Dec 07, 2016

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Dec 11, 2016

: 18th December

Clement Clarke Moore's holiday poem may be one of the best known verses ever written. This Holiday Season the New York Pops bring the text to life with an evening that combines narration, song, dance a few special surprises along the way. More info

: 9th December

CBS-FM presents it's 2016 Christmas concert, and it's a doozy! Headlining this festive feast of songwriting and singing talent is James Taylor, for whom the term 'iconic' doesn't quite do justice. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide throughout his 50 year plus career, he's written some of the most indelible pop songs of all time, including 'Fire and Rain' and 'You've Got a Friend.​' Also performing are Jimmy Buffet and Sarah McLachlan. More info

: Closes 30th January 2017

The three-time Grammy Award winning rock, country and folk singer-songwriter is once again hitting the road again! Having written songs for the likes of Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt and Emmylou Harris, he has since become a renowned author and actor, appearing on two HBO shows, The Wire and Treme. He is recognised for bridging the gap between rock and country music, something that few artists have managed to do successfully. More info

: 12th December

Steve Martin and Eddie Brickell's gorgeous bluegrass musical Bright Star returns to New York for one night only this December. This special concert features the original Broadway cast as well as the show's two creators, who will host proceedings and play as guest performers. Following the concert, Steve and Eddie will take part in an audience Q&A, alongside other members of Bright Star's creative team. More info

: Closes 31st December 2016

Oscar nominee Nia Vardolos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) makes her New York stage debut in her own adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things. Directed by Tony winner Thomas Kail (Hamilton), this moving and witty play about human connection centers on anonymous advice columnist Sugar, and how her readers' queries help her overcome troubles in her own life. More info

: Closes 10th December 2016

Wheels up!! The Band and Crew are on tour! Time to "Let Your Hair Down"! The Steve Miller Band, best known for their party classic 'The Joker', can be expected to unleash more of their best hits at this show. More info

: 5th December

Bastille have always sounded like an arena rock band, and their new album Wild World ensures they'll never be playing small venues ever again. Stuffed full of epic pop anthems, it quashes any fears of fans that the band wouldn't be able to reach the heady heights of 'Pompeii' again, and confirms their status as one of the UK's most exciting musical exports. More info

: Closes 18th December 2016

​His imagination may have conjured up some of the greatest stories ever told, but Charles Dickens' own life was just as colorful. Laced with simple and sweet songs by Barbara Zinn Krieger and Charles Greenburg, Young Charles Dickens is an entertaining ride through the smoky streets of Victorian London, and an enthralling peak into the mind of one of literature's greatest authors. More info

: Closes 18th December 2016

The latest collaboration between Mark Brokaw and Nicky Silver (Lyons, The Food Chain), This Day Forward opens Vineyard Theatre's new season. A story of love, marriage and the secrets we keep, this comedy begins in the honeymoon suite of newly married couple Martin and Irene. While he is elated at the day's proceedings, Irene is nervous and distracted. She has a confession to make. More info

: 6th December

Norah Jones is one of the most popular contemporary jazz and jazz-influenced singers of our time. Her debut album Come Away With Me was released in 2002 and sold 22 million copies worldwide. With rumours of a new album coming in 2016, now's the perfect time to catch her live. More info

: Closes 2nd April 2017

With the stars of the big Broadway musicals all making their names on the stage, it is easy to forget about those who daily await that call to save the day in case of emergency; the standbys and the understudies. Equally talented and committed, these theatre folk are the forgotten heroes behind every performance, often stepping up to the plate at short notice. As part of Theatre Row's Musicals Tonight season, we welcome some of Broadway's current standbys to sing the biggest tunes from their respective shows - unless they're called to do their duty, of course! 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

: 27th December

Going on for more than 25 years, America's very own top-selling Pink Floyd show is back on the road this fall. Originally from New York, the band model their shows on the earlier concerts of PF from the 1970s, although as their fanbase has extended, so has their repertoire. Now they host a full-scale concert that has seen engagements across North America and across the world, and often perform entire albums as well as taking audience requests. More info

: Closes 4th December 2016

A scorching exploration of African-American achetypes and stereotypes, The Death of the Last Black Man On Earth is a dreamlike trip through Black history, with Black Man with Drumstick as your guide. Completely non-linear, and bursting with an improvisational freshness and jazzy looseness, this play is one of the earliest and most genre-defying works from Suzan-Lori Parks. More info

: 28th December

Adapted form the beloved series of children's book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, Pinkalicious tells the story of Pinkalicious Pinkerton, a young girl with a penchant for pink cupcakes. This family friendly musical, which teaches the value of family and healthy living, went down a storm Off-Broadway and is quickly becoming a local theatre favorite. 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 Dec 2016:

Prudential Hall

Dec 16, 2016

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Dec 17, 2016

: Closes 31st December 2016

The pre-eminent jam band of the past 25 years, Phish returned in 2014 with new album Fuego, after a break of five years. It was comprised of the group's usual eclectic mix of prog, reggae and jazz, all loosely held together by the members enviable musicianship and super producer Bob Ezrin. Catch them on tour this summer! More info

: Closes 8th January 2017

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

: Closes 8th January 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

: Closes 1st January 2017

Forget The Cursed Child, Puffs is THE Harry Potter play to see! Lovingly poking fun at JK Rowling's series, Puffs gives voice to the one group at Hogwarts that never seem to grab the headlines - the students of Hufflepuff! Packed full of references to both the books and the movies, Puffs is an absolute must see for any Potter fan and a hilarious peek into the lives of those characters who form the anonymous background of our favorite stories. More info

: Closes 4th December 2016

There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than gathering the family for an epic journey following Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker prince! Venture into battle with the Mouse King and onto the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy awaits with a special surprise! NJ Ballet has been entertaining families for 46 years this year, and continuously adds to their repertoire with new and exciting performances! More info

: Closes 10th December 2016

Popular live variety radio show A Prairie Home Companion is saying a fond farewell to its creator and host Garrison Keillor. From 1974 through to 2016, Keillor reached a staggering 3.5 million listeners each week on 700 different public radio stations, making listeners laugh and satisfying their musical sweet teeth with a myriad musical guests. It may seem like an end of an era, but APHC fans need not worry as the show is in the safe hands of virtuoso mandolinist Chris Thile. 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 Dec 2016:

Tarrytown Music Hall

Dec 13, 2016

Town Hall Theater

Dec 15, 2016

: Closes 31st December 2016

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

: 18th December

Blood Sweat and Tears have been together, in one form or another, since 1967. Melding together rock n' roll, jazz and soul, they first rose to prominence within New York's counter-culture movement, and achieved enough status to headline the famous Woodstock Festival of 1969. Their current incarnation is fronted by Bo Bice, who was runner up Carrie Underwood in American idol Season Four. More info

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

: Closes 10th December 2016

Doo Wop Extravaganza will take you back to the hey-days of the 50s with a night full of some of the best Doo Wop artists! Acts include John Kuse and the Excellents, Lou Christie, The Legendary Teenagers, The Marcels, The Elegants, Lenny Coco & the Original Chimes and of course, Danny and the Juniors. More info

: 12th December

Mac Miler's major label debut Go:od AM drops on September 18, and he's heading out on an extensive nationwide tour in support. Known for his self-deprecating and irreverent style, Miller nevertheless delves into some deep material on his records, from musings on mortality to his past drug addictions. More info

: 29th December

It's hard to believe it's been over 10 years since the release of Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, yet Gogol Bordello continues to surge ahead at full steam, relentlessly touring and releasing. To mark this special occasion, they're hitting the road yet again but this time, they're turning things up to 11! More info

: Closes 28th June 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

: Closes 18th December 2016

Some say he had a very shiny nose, while others hypothesise that it even glowed like a light-bulb... One thing's for sure, Rudolph is the most famous reindeer of all Santa's helpers and this festive season he'll be bringing the magic of the beloved 1964 TV special to stage, marking a special Yuletide debut for the big apple! More info

: 3rd December

In an era of 15 minutes of fame and quick tickets to the top via TV talent shows, its rare to find an authentic musician like Pete Yorn. The roots rock singer songwriter first rose to attention when he scored the Farrelly Brothers film Me, Myself and Irene starring funnyman Jim Carey. The release of his debut LP musicforthemorningafter solidified Yorn's status as an indie stalwart and saw him share the stage with the likes of the Foo Fighters, R.E.M and Coldplay amongst others. More info

: 6th December

Celebrate Christmas in style with smooth jazz aficionado Dave Koz and special guests Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer and Bill Medley. Although he's Jewish, Koz loves the festive season and all the trimmings that come with it, so much so that he released a Yuletide album entitled "The 25th Of December" in 2014. The classy compilation features contemporary covers of classics and carols like The First Noel and Let It Snow! More info

: Closes 10th December 2016

Folk-pop duo (and husband and wife) The Weepies returned last year with Sirens, their first full-length record in five years. The record comes at the end of a tough period for the band, with founding member Deb Talan announcing in 2013 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, following chemo and surgery, she was declared to be in remission in 2014. More info

: Closes 30th December 2016

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

: 3rd December

The second annual Jingle Bell Bottom Ball returns the NYCB Theatre, and it's stuffed full of great names who will help you celebrate the holiday season in style. Among the line-up is Disco Unlimited, who bring the hits of everyone from Donna Summer to Sister Sledge to glittering life, and The Trammps, who scored one of the definitive hit singles of the 1970s with Disco Inferno. More info

: 26th December

It takes a lot of courage and talent to be able to leave a record label like Motown Records and start your own venture. But that's exactly what Grammy-winning soul and R&B singer Chrisette Michele did, creating the Rich Hipster label with which she recently released her fifth studio album Milestone. More info

: 14th December

Durham, North Carolina's own folk rock outfit are hitting the road just in time for the end of year festive season, so say goodbye to 2016 with an upbeat shindig with Delta Rae. 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

: 8th December

Hailed as the 'Rebel Queen of Nashville', two-time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves is shaking up the contemporary country scene by taking a more old-school approach to things, leaving the fist-pumping, vacuous party anthems of bro-country in her dust! Catch the songstress as she heads out on her 2016 tour to support her latest record Pageant Material. 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

: 14th December

Singer, actor and power pop heartthrob Rick Springfield solidified his teen idol status in the early 80's with the ubiquitous smash hit 'Jessie's Girl', for which he won a Grammy for Best Male Performer. His successful career has spawned four US top 10 hits, an acting stint on General Hospital and a multitude of appearances on popular TV and Broadway shows. More info

ANDREW BIRD

Chicagoan singer and violinist Bird embarks on a solo tour throughout the States. Taking influence from Scottish folk music bluegrass and classical music, his sound samples a myriad of different genres including steel band, jazz, swing and rock.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Tarrytown Music Hall

Dec 10, 2016

Isaac Stern Auditorium

Dec 12, 2016

: 31st December

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

: Closes 31st December 2016

What could be better than an Off-Broadway parody of one of the most enduring and popular TV sitcoms!? The answer is... An Off-Broadway parody with puppets added into the mix of course! Allow yourself to be transported back to the Golden Girls house in 80s era Miami where puppet versions of the feisty Sophia, Rose, Blanche and Dorothy will regale you with familiar tales of ex-husbands, jazzercise and sisterhood. More info

: Closes 10th December 2016

During the 2010s Tory Lanez took the underground rap scene by storm, transitioning from mix tapes and features into the mainstream with ease after the 2016 release of his debut album I Told You. The multi-talented rapper, singer songwriter and producer seamlessly blends R&B, hip hop, techno and rap to form a bold new sound that's impressing fans and critics alike. More info

: 3rd December

Praised as a rarity in pop by critics the world over, Danish singer songwriter Karen Marie Orsted AKA MO, is a force to be reckoned with when she hits the stage. A whirling dervish of pure, electric energy, Orsted writes and produces her own brand of electro pop, adding silky vocals and undeniable mega hooks that take months to leave your head. Don't miss her as she hits the road in support of latest album 'Introducing'. More info

: 31st December

Formed in 2013, newcomers Too Many Zooz are setting New York and beyond alight with their heady blend of brass and house music. Their status as an underground phenomenon is both literal and figurative, as the outfit started in the subways of the Big Apple, filling the commuter's ears with their upbeat and rhythm orientated music. Join them for an extra special NYE show with soul and funk brass duo Brasstracks at the historic Gramercy Theater. More info

This is an Off-Off-Broadway production of the Neo-Futurists' signature show. In Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, a company of actors perform (or attempt to perform) 30 plays in 60 minutes. More info

: Closes 24th December 2016

Matisyahu's breakthrough came in 2006 with his album Youth. Since then, Matisyahu has refined his genre-bending music over a further four studio albums, exploring themes of devotion and spirituality with a deftness of touch that has been fully embraced by the mainstream. His latest record was last year's Akeda, which broke the Billboard Modern Rock Top Ten. 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

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