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All Shows in New York - June 2016

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

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: Closes 9th October 2016

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

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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 1st January 2017

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

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From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this outrageously funny and risque Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Starring BOM veteran Gavin Creel as Elder Price, fresh from his London stint in the same role, be prepared for a show where no holds are barred and perhaps cover yourself with a napkin as you'll be spluttering in comic awesomeness throughout. More info

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: Closes 10th July 2016

Roundabout Theatre mark their 50th Anniversary season with a brand new Broadway production of She Loves Me. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, this sprightly musical stars Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled) and Tony winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, Ally McBeal). The story revolves around a pair of rival perfumery clerks, who are unaware that each is the other's romantic pen pal. More info

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Adapted from Alice Walker's Pultizer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple returns to Broadway in 2015 with Tony winner Heather Headley, Orange Is The New Black's Danielle Brooks and British actress Cynthia Erivo topping the bill. Centering on a young black girl named Celie in early 1900s America, The Color Purple is an uplifting tale of triumph over adversity, and boasts Oprah as one of its producers. More info

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the story of the life of Carole King, a Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter. This Broadway run comes after a pre-Broadway engagement in San Francisco, which also marks the production's premier. The musical features original songs by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. More info

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In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin, this new 2014 Tony Award winning musical features best-loved music by Academy and Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken and is directed by Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw, best known for his work on The Book of Mormon. More info

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: 30th June

Now in their 12th year, the latest incarnation of this all-female Celtic singing group are celebrating their latest hit album Celtic Woman: Destiny with a mammoth US tour in 2016! Described as "Riverdance for the voice", this truly Irish ensemble takes their influences from the likes of Enya, Moya Brennan and Clannad, with their unique spin on traditional songs and modern pieces earning them six million albums sold worldwide since their inception. More info

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: 25th June

One of the most respected and popular Latino comedians of all time, Lopez is an author, sitcom star, Grammy nominated and undeniably hilarious. He's uncompromisingly edgy despite his massive success, and draws on his life as a Mexican-American man and his difficult early childhood experiences growing up with his grandparents. More info

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: Closes 17th July 2016

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

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: Closes 26th June 2016

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

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: Closes 19th June 2016

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

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Blue Man Group is one of New York's longest-running shows and one of its hardest to describe! In the show, three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off Broadway. Although there is no main plot, the show is split into themes such as innocence and surprise towards technology, information overload, as well as an elegant dinner involving a Twinkie snack. More info

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Long before Dorothy drops into Oz inside her flying farmhouse, there were two other young girls who happened to meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Although sparks fly between them at first, Wicked follows these two unlikely friends and college roommates as they grow into two extraordinary women: The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. More info

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

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The Bard of Avon's plays and sonnets have enriched the world for the last 500 years. He created terrible tragedies, farcical comedies, and changed the English language forever! But enough about that poser, there's a new crack duo in town and they're here to shake up Shakespeare! Behold the brothers Bottom, the creators of THE MUSICAL! Stars Brian d'Arcy James as Nick Bottom and Christian Borle, winner of the 2015 Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his take on the rock star wordsmith! More info

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To be young and restless in Paris is a dream for many of us, but in the late 1940's, it's Jerry Mulligan's life. After escaping the horrors of the war, he moves to the city of romance in the hopes of avoiding the daily grind and making it as a painter. Day dreaming and dancing, with the Gershwin's wonderful score, An American in Paris celebrates the best in life, in true Parisian style! More info

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: 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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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 19th June 2016

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

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: Closes 4th September 2016

London's National Theatre presents the Broadway debut of its sensational play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on Mark Haddon's best-selling book of the same name, this five-time Tony winning production uses extraordinary lighting, set design and props to bring this unusual and utterly unforgettable story to life. A powerful story told in a considerate and highly unique way, plays like Curious Incident don't come around very often. More info

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

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: Closes 20th November 2016

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

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: Closes 11th June 2016

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

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: Closes 4th June 2016

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

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: Closes 18th July 2016

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

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Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. More info

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: Closes 9th October 2016

After a universally acclaimed run at The Public Theater, Fun Home transfers to Broadway in 2015. Based on a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, this new musical traces the relationship between a deeply closeted father and his daughter. Helmed by director of the moment Sam Gold, the five-time Tony winning Fun Home is the most refreshingly atypical musical of the year. More info

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: Closes 4th September 2016

A fugitive on the run, a promise made to a dying mother and, above all, the hope that despite our circumstances, we still have the power to change the course of our destiny. Producer Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed 25th-anniversary, re-imagined production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables is a must see Broadway experience! More info

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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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: Closes 24th July 2016

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

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: Closes 26th June 2016

Three absorbing stories of the brain and the uncharted territories of the human mind are woven together with dazzling originality and intellectual philosophy in this new play from Nick Payne, the playwright behind the sold-out Constellations - a beautifully sharp meditation on quantum cosmology. Ever ready to tackle questions that run deep within us all, Incognito is another fine example of Payne's deliciously clever style that makes for a stunning night at the theatre, and one that keeps us guessing for days after. More info

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: Closes 19th June 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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Rodgers and Hammerstein's epic returns to Broadway in a new production that captures the essence of this much-treasured piece of musical theatre history. It's story of a widowed governess, who is charged with teaching the severe King of Thailand's myriad royal offspring, and the journey that they both take as they teach each other about their different culture. More info

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: Closes 31st July 2016

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

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: Closes 18th June 2016

Swan Lake is one of the world's best loved ballets, performed by the most prestigious ballet companies around the globe. The American Ballet Theatre production of Swan Lake "glides to the forefront of stagings all over the world" and sets the high standards of its repertoire. Set against the mysterious forest lake and a Renaissance court is a tale of love, tranformation, betrayal and ultimate forgiveness, evoked by haunting dance and Tschaikovsky's dreamlike score, this is a quintessential ballet for first-timers and enthusiasts alike. More info

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: Closes 4th September 2016

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

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A classic coming-of-age story, The Fantasticks features two meddling, matchmaking fathers who scheme to get their children together. But once the couple is united, the real drama begins! More info

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: Closes 9th October 2016

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

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: Closes 5th June 2016

Following the success of Village Bike, playwright Penelope Skinner returns to MCC with an altogether more apocalyptic new work. Set in the Britain of the near future, The Ruins of Civilisation presents us with a country that is slowly sinking into the ocean, and one whose government watches over its citizens with a Big Brother level of surveillance. More info

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: Closes 20th November 2016

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

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: Closes 5th June 2016

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

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: Closes 21st August 2016

Finding Neverland is the true story of playwright and author JM Barrie and how his friendship with the widowed Sylvia Llewellyn Davies and her children inspired one of the world's most treasured stories. Based on the Academy Award winning movie, expect to fall in love with the power of imagination and storytelling all over again. This exciting new production stars Broadway favorite Alfie Boe! More info

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No 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 17th June 2016

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

: Closes 17th December 2016

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

: Closes 8th June 2016

Queen Bey is back on the road with her first solo tour for three years. Announced moments after she upstaged Coldplay at this year's Superbowl, the Formation World Tour hits 40 cities worldwide throughout the year. It's the first chance to hear her perform tracks from Lemonade live. More info

: Closes 25th June 2016

Sir Kenneth MacMillan's interpretation of Shakespeare's enduring romantic tragedy has become one of ABT's signature productions. The story of Verona's tragic star-crossed lovers is weaved throughout a rich dance tapestry, with Renaissance Italy providing an elegant and period-perfect background. The original production starred Margot Fonteyne and Rudolf Nuryev in the lead roles, making it one of ballet's most enduring and culturally important productions, with Leslie Browne dancing as Juliet opposite Robert La Fosse as her Romeo in this revival More info

STING & PETER GABRIEL

Their royal highnesses Sting and Peter Gabriel have both been towering figures over the British (and world) music scenes for over three decades now, and seeing as they both have a reputation for forays into left-field musical choices (see Sting's lute music album in particular) they make perfect touring companions. This is their first set of joint dates since the 1980s, when they played a series of shows in support of Amnesty International.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

Nikon

Jun 24, 2016

Madison Square Garden

Jun 27, 2016

: 29th June

The legendary Soundgarden and Audioslave front man is due to make a return to the charts, with the release of his fifth studio album, the acoustic Higher Truth. In support, he's heading out on tour across North America, with a set that will include his new material, music from throughout his long and varied career, as well as incredible covers of some of the most well-known rock songs. More info

: Closes 3rd July 2016

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

: Closes 2nd December 2016

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

: Closes 7th August 2016

Following the storming success of 2015's Spring Spectacular, The Rockettes are bringing back the show for 2016 - but this time during the summer! Expect a wondrous trip around New York's iconic landmarks, from one of the city's most famous live entertainment institutions! More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

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

: 13th June

Finally emerging from the freeze-out following a certain 2003 anti-war speech made in London, the Dixie Chicks are back in full-force and are set for a huge world tour! Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire have since embarked on solo projects and motherhood, but the call of the stage beckons. The end of the wilderness years may have started in 2007 with their staggering five Grammy Award wins, but now the trio are set to prove why they are the foremost outspoken female country act beloved the world over. More info

: 2nd June

One of pop music's most successful young acts of the decade, the pint-sized ingenue has a powerful voice and style to boot. Her new album Revival marks a huge depature from the bubble-gum sweet sounds of her previous work, under the Disney label and is set to tour next spring-summer with this newer, darker and altogether more adult direction. A star in her own right, having worked since the tender age of seven, Selena has established herself in the music industry, with her star ever on the rise. More info

: Closes 20th June 2016

Perennial Gothfather Robert Smith is back with his professionally gloomy Cure to take on the US once more in 2016. The first alternative band to break the mainstream back in the early eighties, The Cure have provided the soundtrack to tormented adolescence for over 30 years with their melodic, pop infused bops that still fill dance floors all over the world. With special guests The Twilight Sad! More info

JACKSON BROWNE

For some, Jackson Browne is a definitive voice of the sun-soaked, mellow Southern California vibe that emanated from Laurel Canyon and spread far beyond in the mid 60s and 70s. Catch him this Summer as he tours stripped down and unplugged, with just an acoustic guitar and a magnificent back catalogue to choose from, this is an evening not to be missed!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Jun 12, 2016

Beacon Theater

Jun 17-20, 2016

: 7th June

Cole Porter fans are in for a treat in June as Carnegie Hall welcomes a host of Broadway stars including Jeff Harnar, Mark Nadler, Molly Pope and Steve Ross to celebrate what would have been the music maestro's 125th birthday! Porter is noted for having created scores for some of the world's best loved musicals such as Kiss Me, Kate, Anything Goes, Silk Stockings and Can-Can! A must-see for lovers of his music. More info

: 17th June

Never one afraid to speak his mind, Bill Burr can deliver an elegant rant on just about anything. Relationships, dating, sexuality, sports, race - you name it, Bill Burr's straight-shooting, wise-cracking antics cover it all. More info

: Closes 12th June 2016

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

: Closes 13th October 2016

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

: 26th June

As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigans clever, quiet style has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on both CBS' Late Show with David Letterman and NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien. His recent one hour Comedy Central special entitled Beyond the Pale has made Gaffigan one of the most popular touring and recorded comedians in the country today. More info

: 6th June

America's greatest songwriter is reborn on the stage in Hershey Felder's tour de force one man show. Tracing Berlin's life from his birth in Czarist Russia to his anointment as the USA's most popular composer, the show includes everything from 'God Bless America' to 'There's No Business Like Show Business'. Felder will be appearing at the Town Hall for one night only this June! More info

Remain upstanding, folks, for this water and light spectacular that has taken London and Buenos Aires by storm. You may get wet, you may get dirty, but bring your pals and your comfy shoes, to prepare for a visual and sensory overload that will have you gasping in awe - and possibly to catch your breath! More info

: Closes 17th June 2016

Ten years ago singer songwriter extraordinaire Rufus Wainwright took to the Carnegie stage to recreate Judy Garland's career-defining 1961 concert, song for song, and now he's doing it again. With the help of some special musical guests, he'll be performing 'When You're Smiling (The World Smiles With You)', 'Stormy Weather', 'That's Entertainment' and many more. More info

: 23rd June

Amy Schumer is infamous for the choice of subjects she tackles in her comedy; whether it be sex, personal relationships or even darker material, she pulls no punches and nobody is safe from her ire (just ask Blake Lively). Schumer hosts her own comedy show Inside Amy Schumer, which has catapulted her to fame, and made her one of the most in-demand female comics on the circuit today. More info

: 24th June

Get ready to swing to the Rockabilly, Tex Mex and Neotraditional Country styling of one of the most original and eclectic bands of the last quarter century - The Mavericks are back! The Grammy Award-winning innovators fuse their Latino roots with a vintage Country flair that culminates in a sound so diverse yet so distinctively theirs; genres are ingeniously blurred but the band's energy never waivers, consistently drawing crowds to their high-octane, sold out shows. More info

: Closes 11th June 2016

Alexi Ratmansky finally brings his take on The Golden Cockerel to North America, a farcical tragicomedy inspired by the Russian folk tale from Alexander Pushkin, after Mikhail Fokine's original grand production. Telling the tale of the bumbling King Dodon and his rather odd attempt to foresee danger to his kingdom with a prophetical chicken, this vivid production is a hotbed of stunning choreography, creative sets, and gloriously glittering costumes! More info

: Closes 5th June 2016

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

: 30th June

Two of alt and indie rock's most versatile bands are hitting the road together this summer. With Weezer about to release a new album (their 10th!) this spring and Panic!'s Death of a Bachelor getting rave reviews, we're sure this is going to be and audio-visual feast! With support from Andrew McMahon. More info

: Closes 3rd July 2016

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

: Closes 2nd July 2016

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 4th September 2016

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

: 17th June

Combining an astoundingly high level of musicianship, the tightest rhythm and horn section ever to grace this planet and the best parts of a wide reaching selection of genres, Earth, Wind & Fire dominated the 70's with their monster grooves and high energy, danceable hits. They continue to build their legendary status with numerous world tours and albums to this day, garnering 20 Grammy Award nominations (winning six as a group) and a Hall Of Fame Induction along the way. More info

: Closes 9th June 2016

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

HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR

The Happy Together tour heads out once again, with its biggest line-up of 60s groups yet. Topping the bill are The Turtles, whose iconic 1967 number one hit 'Happy Together' gives this tour its name.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

Beacon Theater

Jun 16, 2016

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Jun 18, 2016

Tarrytown Music Hall

Jun 19, 2016

St. George Theatre

Jun 21, 2016

: 21st June

Pop songstress Eliie Goulding hits North America as part of her 2016 World Tour. This globe-trotting series of concerts comes in support of her third studio album Delirium, which reaffirmed Goulding's place at the head of the pop table. More info

: Closes 9th November 2016

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

: 17th June

In what's shaping up to be the comeback of the century, At The Drive In is putting aside past differences to bring their noisy, landmark post-hardcore rock back to life for a reunion tour this Summer. After 15 years of radio silence and side-projects (The Mars Volta and Sparta to name just one), the quintet is returning armed with fresh music to boot. More info

: Closes 2nd July 2016

Prepare to be mesmerised by this wonderfully magical ballet, recounting one of our most beloved fairytales, that of the cursed Princess Aurora, otherwise known as The Sleeping Beauty. The first ballet scored by Tchaikovsky. Lovingly reimagined by ABT's Artist in Residence, Alexi Ratmansky, the production still retains the most treasured and iconic parts of the ballet - with a monumental twist! More info

: Closes 26th June 2016

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

: Closes 28th August 2016

Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I) helms this World Premiere from writer J. T. Rogers. Exploring the secret negotiations that led to the 1993 Oslo I Accord between Israel and Palestine, Oslo centers on the young Norwegian couple who played a key role in mediating the meetings. More info

: Closes 14th June 2016

Californian folk artist Brett Dennen is back with his sixth studio album Por Favor, and is taking his new work across the States this summer. A self-taught singer and musician from an early age, his creative upbringing at home allowed him to compose his own music during his teens, and then to inspire others at summer camp. His 2004 self-titled debut album was well-received when a burned copy found its way to Apple executive Denzyl Feigelson, leading to a record contract with Dualtone Records. More info

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

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

: 5th June

Prepare to be swept away on an adventure into Greek Mythology with Theatreworks' The Lightning Thief. Based on the best-selling book by Rick Riordin, which was adapted into a blockbuster movie in 2010, The Lightning Thief follows the story of Percy Jackson, a young boy with ADHD and dyslexia who discovers that he's the son of Greek God Poseidon. More info

JOURNEY & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

Two huge classic rock acts are joining forces for a mammoth 50-city US-wide tour in 2016. Journey welcome back ex-drummer Steve Smith who last performed with them in 1998, whilst The Doobie Brothers see Bill Payne from Little Feat complete their lineup. Both certified 'diamond' recording artists, the two acts share an enviable history of platinum record sales and longevity, with the latter having performed for four decades. Journey's Greatest Hits album was ceritified a staggering 15-times platinum, and remain an icon of rock.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Jun 24, 2016

Nikon

Jun 27, 2016

: 12th June

It's that time of the year again. Broadway's brightest gather at the Beacon Theatre to celebrate the magic of the Great White Way. Presiding over ceremonies will be Late Late Show host James Corden, a Tony Award winner himself for his dazzling comic turn in One Man, Two Guvnors five years ago. More info

: Closes 19th June 2016

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

: Closes 12th June 2016

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

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

: Closes 4th September 2016

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

: Closes 25th September 2016

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

: 16th June

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

: 16th June

Don Rickles and Regis Philbin both rose to fame in the 1960s for their parts on screen on stage as well as in television and film. Rickles made his name as a 'insult' comedian but also appeared in several popular sitcoms. Philbin has hosted more than a handful of talk and game shows in his lifetime, including Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, America's Got Talent and his own show, Live! with Regis and Kelly. More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

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

: Closes 3rd July 2016

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Memorial Sloan Cancer Center Of New York City is the MCC debut for playwright Halley Feiffer. A jet black comedy, it follows too lost souls who strike up an unexpected bond at their cancer stricken mothers' bedsides, and stars Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls). More info

: 21st June

Following their monster hit album The Heist (which featured Can't Hold Us and Thriftshop) back in 2012, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are back, touring in support of their follow-up record. A genuine lyricist and an electrifying live performer, Macklemore, with his producer Ryan Lewis, have garnered critical acclaim four Grammys. More info

: Closes 19th June 2016

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

Returning to New York in 2015, the legendary true story of one of Texas' most popular bordellos! Immortalized in a movie starring the one and only Dolly Parton, the Whorehouse will re-open it's doors and introduce a whole new audience to the exuberance of Miss Mona Stragley and her fight to keep her important corner of the community open all hours! More info

: 19th June

Boyz II Men is an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1988 as a quintet, Boyz II Men found fame as a quartet, with members Wanya Morris, Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman, and Nathan Morris, on Motown Records during the early 1990s. As of 2005, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, and Nathan Morris continue to tour and record as a trio. More info

RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL-STAR BAND & TODD RUNDGREN

Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the 1960s, Ringo Starr has been one of the world's brightest musical luminaries. He has enjoyed a successful and dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter and drummer, an active musical collaborator, and as an actor. 2015 marked the milestone of his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and he's back on the road again this year.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Jun 07, 2016

St. George Theatre

Jun 15, 2016

: Closes 19th June 2016

Examining the lives of four post civil rights families, I Don't Know Why He Loves Me is an intricate examination of love, family and loss. Created & directed by Bernard Corbett, this play tackles hot topic social issues such as teen pregnancy, drug addition and same sex marriage. This St. Luke's staging stars a plethora of New York stage talents, including Ben Rowe, Ashlee Danielle and Deangelo M. Kearns. More info

: 18th June

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

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK

After nineteen years in the business Motion City Soundtrack are hanging up their guitars - or atleast going on a 'indefinite hiatus'. But before they unplug for the final time, they're heading out on their So Long, Farewell, as a special way of saying thanks to their legion of fans.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

Irving Plaza

Jun 16, 2016

Gramercy Theatre

Jun 17, 2016

: 2nd June

Soft rock veterans America are back on the road in 2015, bringing their popular brand of vocals and acoustic guitar on their latest national tour. Having been inducted into the Vocal Hall of Fame in 2006, the band also have their own star on Hollywood Boulevard, recognising them as an important contributor to the musical arts. Their 2006 album Here & Now saw the band collaborate with a new generation of artists including Ryan Adams, Ben Kweller and Jim James among others. More info

: Closes 20th June 2016

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

REBELUTION

Catch roots reggae artists Rebelution on their Falling Into Place summer tour. Since their debut in 2004, the four-piece group have built up a solid (and loyal) fan base by prioritising touring, being constantly on the road taking their laid-back beats straight to fans to enjoy the best way there is - live and in concert.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

Gramercy Theatre

Jun 07, 2016

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Jun 11, 2016

: 24th June

When it comes to Motown legends, it doesn't get any bigger or any better than multi-platinum selling artists The Four Tops & The Temptations! Hitting the stage with their high energy pop and funk from the 70's and 80's, these musical greats perform classic Motown hits from their repertoire. Despite only one founding member in each band still surviving, the two bands more than hold their own against their predecessors and have enjoyed warm welcomes on their world tour. More info

: Closes 16th November 2016

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

: Closes 19th June 2016

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

: 5th June

Celebrating the best in New York Theater, The Drama Desk Awards return this year at the Town Hall Theater. This year's ceremony is presided over by Michael Urie, the Ugly Betty star whose past stage credits include How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Buyer & Cellar. More info

: Closes 4th June 2016

Avast me hearties, buckle your swashes and prepare to set sail in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's season finale, Le Corsaire. A fantastically epic production, Le Cosaire takes you across the high seas in this tale of dashing pirate captain Conrad and his quest to save Medora, a slave girl sold into a harem. More info

: 25th June

Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. The Boston Globe said, "Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician - swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net." More info

: 11th June

Shimmy your way down to the Brooklyn Center for a night of fiery hot salsa, as some of the genre's greatest living artists take to the stage. Prepare for a concert of tropical magic, and don't fear, because dancing in the audience is definitely encouraged! 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

: 21st June

British hard rock band Whitesnake sees a welcome return to the North America stage in summer 2016 after a hiatus since 2011. With founding member David Coverdale at the helm, this new Greatest Hits tour could mark the end of the band's touring engagements, as suggested by Coverdale himself in a recent interview. The tour follows the release of last year's Purple Album, in which they recorded songs from Coverdale's tenure in Deep Purple. 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 7th June 2016

Enrique Bunbury is the former lead singer of Spanish rock greats Heroes del Silencio, who recorded four genre-defining studio albums before breaking up in 1996. Since the split, Bunbury has established himself as a formidable solo artist, with his latest effort, 2013's Palosanto, proving a major hit. More info

COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD

Master improvisers Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie have been stunning audiences for decades with their appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway. Now the two comedy greats are taking their show on the road. Just like Whose Line, the show is completely made up on the night, with Brad and Colin taking their cues from audience suggestions.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Jun 03, 2016

Count Basie Theatre

Jun 09, 2016

: 18th June

Musical duo Hall and Oates first rose to fame in the late 1970s and 1980s with their fusion of rock 'n' roll and soul (or Rock 'n' Soul as it has been dubbed). They are best known for their six No.1 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 - Rich Girl, Kiss on My List, Private Eyes, I Can't Go for That (No Can Do), Maneater, and Out of Touch. More info

: 15th June

The Neighbourhood had a lot to live up to with their sophomore record, following the huge success of 'Sweater Weather' (which hit no.1 on the Alternative Rock charts) off their self-titled album. Fans shouldn't have feared though, as the band returned last year with another equally moody and catchy effort in Wiped Out, this time drawing more noticeably from RnB influences. More info

: 2nd June

An American institution, The Moth is devoted to the art of storytelling. A non-profit group, founded in 1997 by George Dawes Green, The Moth holds regular literary events across the country, shows which feature ordinary people and celebrities alone on stage, simply telling a real life story. Since its launch The Moth has added several arms to its empire, including a podcast and a radio show, but nothing can compare to seeing one of these events live. More info

: 4th June

East Coast's finest disco band Disco Unlimited are joined by some true greats of the genre for this special NYCB Concert. Boasting tight knit vocals and a synchronized light show, Disco Unlimited are more than a match for their idols, who'll be joining them on the same stage! More info

: Closes 15th June 2016

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

: Closes 17th July 2016

Israel Horovitz brings his latest work to the Cherry Lane Theatre for this world premiere. Led by Oscar winner and five-time Tony nominee Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, Roseanne), Babies follows one man's four former lovers who come together at his funeral. More info

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

Mary Chapin Carpenter was one of country's most recognisable voices throughout the 1990s, racking up hits with tracks like Passionate Kisses and Down at the Twist and Shout. In recent years, her songwriting has taken a more mature course and she's set herself to tackle current social and political issues, from Hurricane Katrina to September 11.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

The Space at Westbury

Jun 10, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Jun 28, 2016

: Closes 19th June 2016

Written by Amelia Bullmore, Di and Viv and Rose crosses the Atlantic after impressing on London's West End. The story follows a trio of unlikely friends from their student days in the 1980s England up to the present day. Brimming with life and verve, Di and Viv and Rose is an effervescent play, built around three hugely lovable characters. More info

: 7th June

The king of the nerds (or Nerdists to be more precise) is heading out on a brand stand-up comedy tour in 2014 and 2015, entitled Funcomfortable. It's all in preparation for his second Comedy Central special, the follow-up to the hugely popular Mandroid, which tackled subjects like Myspace and hipsters whilst at the same time delving into Hardwick's socially awkward adolescence with spirited honesty. More info

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

: Closes 16th July 2016

Theater Breaking Through Barriers present the world premiere new play by McArthur Genius Grant recipient Samuel D. Hunter. The healing follows a group of disabled friends who were taught they could be 'cured' by the power of prayer, by a counsellor at a summer camp they attended in their youth. More info

: 30th June

Indie-rock royalty The Stone Roses are hitting NYC's Madison Square Garden this Summer, for what will be their only US show of 2016! Early pioneers of the UK Madchester music scene, the Hacienda quartet's blend of electronic dance and alt-rock psychedelia saw them rise meteorically with the debut of their first self-titled album in 1989. More info

: 14th June

Contrary to what their moniker suggests, you'll be in excellent company with english classic rock titans Bad Company when they hit the road this summer, with fellow rock icon Joe Walsh in tow! Hailed as the ultimate supergroup, the outfit was created by former Free members Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke, later adding guitarist Mick Ralphs and bassist Boz Burrell to the line up. Revisit the golden age of rock and sing along to Can't Get Enough! More info

: 15th June

Raphael is often considered the father of modern Spanish music and ever since he first entered the international spotlight in the Eurovision Song Contest for his home country in 1966, the singer paved the way for a new generation of Latin singers. Even at the age of 72, Raphael is still bringing his romantic style to the stage with aplomb! 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

BARENAKED LADIES, ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK & HOWARD JONES

Barenaked Ladies are back and headlining their annual Last Summer On Earth Tour for 2016, bringing synth pop outfit Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD for short) and English singer-songwriter Howard Jones along for the ride! The Canadian alt-rockers first cultivated a cult following during the 1990's and quickly became the country's finest music export, selling over 15 million albums worldwide to date.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

Rumsey Playfield SummerStage Central Park

Jun 13, 2016

Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Jun 17, 2016

: 15th June

Alt rockers Guster return to the stage in 2016 in support of their long awaited comeback record Evermotion. The band's first album in five years, it was a welcome return for their airy, feel good indie pop, and included the singles 'Simple Machine' and 'Doin' By Myself'. More info

: Closes 30th June 2016

Two of most suave and smooth brothers in showbiz are stepping out of the TV and onto the stage this Summer! Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy, known for steaming up screens with their Latin-flavored professional dancing and choreography on Dancing With The Stars, are finally doing things their way, presenting a show that's part autobiographical and filled with their passion for the art of Latin Ballroom dancing. More info

: 18th June

For those Drag Race fans in the making, here comes a fabulous spoiler alert! Season eight winner Bob the Drag Queen will be gracing NYC's Gramercy stage, serving up the comedy and acting realness that saw her snatch the crown from the other queens of the season. Self described as "hilarious, beautiful, talented... and humble," this goddess of humour honed her talents in the big apple, performing stand up and sketch comedy for over 10 years. Now she returns to take a big, lipstick-stained bite! More info

DR. JOHN

Get ready for the heady voodoo jazz honky tonk of Dr. John, the 6 time Grammy Award-winning maestro of the New Orleans blues scene and purveyor of glitter-infused musical witchcraft. With a growling voice and renowned talent on the ivories, this vibrant and historic musical figure has become the Crescent City's musical ambassador with a legacy that celebrates the best of New Orleans culture, heritage and music.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jun 2016:

New York City Winery

Jun 07, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Jun 08, 2016

: Closes 15th June 2016

English indie siren Florence Welch is bringing her baroque-pop-art to the states, fresh after the success of the release of her third studio album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful in 2015. The frontwoman and her eight-time Grammy-nominated band set the international scene abuzz with their bold debut Lungs in 2009 and have secured their status as indie royalty with each subsequent release. Catch them and fellow alt-pop goddess Grimes as support on the How Big Tour. More info

: 10th June

Johnny Mathis is a grammy award winning singer songwriter. For most of his career Mathis has focused his music in a jazz style but has since combined that with an easy listening style. He has persevered and flourished in his career despite the many obstacles that have come in his way including the rock revolution and artists like the Beatles. He is perfect for a relaxing night out and will have you humming all the way home. More info

: Closes 2nd November 2016

Amateur Night At The Apollo has been a key feature in the local music scene since 1934 when it launched, and has been the stepping stone in the career of many world-class musicians and entertainers, including Lauryn Hill and Stevie Wonder. The audience has the responsibility of cheering loudly for those they like, and booing those they deem less adept off the stage. More info

: Closes 24th June 2016

One of Canada's most renowned classic rock musicians, guitarist and singer songwriter Randy Bachman is hitting the road this Spring and Summer, bringing his considerable axe skills and back catalogue of hits along for the ride! Known as the frontman of 60s and 70s outfits The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bachman has spent over five decades bringing the rock in the form of hits like 'Takin' Care Of Business' and 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet'. More info

: Closes 26th June 2016

Deadheads of the US unite! The Grateful Dead is still alive and kicking as three of its core members hit the road on a fall/winter tour. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir will be joined by guitarist John Mayer who'll be taking over lead vocals and filling in for the late Jerry Garcia. More info

: 8th June

Pint-sized preteen rapping sensation Matthew Morris, aka MattyB, sure can pack a punch. Part of the young Youtube generation, he first started releasing covers and remixes of popular songs in 2010 and has since garnered a massive following of young fans, toured the world and appeared on TV shows like The TODAY Show and Good Morning America. More info

: Closes 10th September 2016

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

: 25th June

Now in its 9th year, the Ultimate Doo Wop Show is quickly becoming an annual tradition and an audience favorite! Presented by Canterbury Productions, an entertainment company whose passion and specialty is 50s and 60s oldies music, don't miss this chance to experience the music of a golden era! More info

: 3rd June

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

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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