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Celeb On Stage in New York - October 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Celeb On Stage in New York for the month of October 2016

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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 21st November 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

: 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

: Closes 22nd 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

: 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

: Closes 4th 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

: Closes 6th November 2016

A former spy begins to lose her mind amongst the suburban banality of post-war Britain in David Hare's (Skylight) masterpiece. Oscar winner Rachel Weisz leads the cast of this first New York revival in 30 years. More info

: Closes 26th October 2016

After wowing in last year's Encores! revival of Little Shop of Horrors, Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners, Nightcrawler) is back at New York City Center. He leads the cast of this concert performance of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer-winning Sunday in the Park with George, which revolves around painter Georges Seurat and his creation of his most famous painting. More info

: Closes 5th February 2017

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

: 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 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

: 6th October

Prepare to be dazzled by the world's largest touring magic show. Headed by Farrell Dillon, Masters of Illusion has astounded millions of people across the globe with their live spectacular, and millions more through their eponymous TV show on the CW network. Now they're embarking on a tour of the States. More info

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