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All Shows in New York - April 2016

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

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

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: Closes 9th October 2016

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

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: Closes 1st January 2017

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

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: Closes 17th July 2016

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

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

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: Closes 1st May 2016

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

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

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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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: Closes 10th July 2016

Roundabout Theatre mark their 50th Anniversary season with a brand new Broadway production of She Loves Me. Director Scott Ellis (The Elephant Man) helms the show, while Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled) and Tony winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, Ally McBeal) play the lead characters. The story revolves around a pair of rival perfumery clerks, who are unaware that each is the other's romantic pen pal. As the letters heat up, so does the conflict between the two - how long will it take to realize that they are in live with each other? More info

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

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: Closes 26th June 2016

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

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

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: Closes 12th June 2016

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

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: Closes 1st January 2017

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

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

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

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

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: Closes 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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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 13th June 2016

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

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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 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. Directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello, 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 1st May 2016

Set at the mouth of the Mississippi river, Head of Passes transplants the Book of Job to the not too distant future, where the waters are on the rise. Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun) stars as God-fearing matriarch Shelah, whose birthday celebrations are overshadowed by a sense of impending, heaven-sent tragedy. 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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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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Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical and now celebrates over 25 years on Broadway. This musical masterpiece combines songwriting genius with an unforgettable romantic storyline - a Phantom haunting the Paris Opera House falls in love with one of its newest singers, and will stop at nothing to make her return his affections. More info

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: Closes 9th October 2016

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

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

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Jersey Boys is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30! More info

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: Closes 1st May 2016

Homeland's Claire Danes and The Office's John Krasinski lead the cast of the sharp new play set in the high stakes world of investment banking. Centered on the desperate scramble for influence after a private equity firm is embroiled in a PR disaster, Dry Powder is written by Sarah Burgess and directed by Tony nominee Thomas Kail (Hamilton). More info

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: Closes 5th May 2016

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

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: Closes 24th July 2016

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 24th July 2016

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

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: Closes 4th September 2016

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

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

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: Closes 29th May 2016

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

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: Closes 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 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 1st May 2016

Jewels is brilliantly unique: a full-length, three-act, plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers. Balanchine was inspired by the artistry of jewellry designer Claude Arpels, and chose music that perfectly reflects three entirely different dance forms, unified by elegance of the jewel theme and Barbara Karinska's opulent costumes. More info

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: Closes 1st May 2016

Following productions in Culver City and London, this kinetic story of the world's first black Heavyweight Champion makes its Off-Broadway bow. Written by Marco Ramirez (Daredevil, Fear of the Walking Dead), The Royale follows Jim Crow-era black boxer Jay Jackson as he prepares to fight The Great White Hope. More info

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: Closes 25th September 2016

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

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

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No 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 20th November 2016

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

: Closes 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

: 30th April

The David Lynch Foundation presents an incredible night of stand up comedy at the New York City Center. The bill is topped by Louis CK, arguably one of the greatest comedians performing today. More info

: Closes 13th October 2016

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

: Closes 3rd July 2016

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

: Closes 29th May 2016

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

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

: 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

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 21st May 2016

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

: Closes 22nd May 2016

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

: Closes 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

: Closes 7th May 2016

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

: 30th April

It's that time of year again as the nation's finest in Collegiate A Cappella groups roll into town to find out who will reign supreme and steal the crown from last year's winners from The University of Southern California, the inspiringly named 'The SoCal VoCals'. With highly trained judges on hand to pick the best of the best from the 8 finalist groups, you know it's going to be totally aca-awesome! More info

: Closes 7th May 2016

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

: Closes 7th May 2016

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

: Closes 30th April 2016

Henry VI Part II carries on where we left off in Henry VI, with Hal facing the imminent death of his father and the prospect of choosing between his royal duty and loyalty to a corrupt Falstaff. Once again, direction comes from Gregory Doran as Antony Sher as Sir John Falstaff, Jasper Britton as King Henry, Alex Hassell as wayward Prince Hal star. Presented in cooperation with BAM, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Ohio State University. 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

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

: 30th April

This Venetian musical prodigy has been based in New York since 2004 and regularly tours with her sultry jazz and romantic songs, which in our opinion makes for the perfect date night. Her latest tour, From Venice With Love sees the stunning singer don a range of exquisite gowns that could rival those of Celine Dion's Vegas shows, performing ballads by the likes of The Carpenters, Rosemary Clooney, The Beatles, The Doors, Christina Perri, The BeeGees, Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield and many more. More info

: Closes 8th June 2016

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

: Closes 22nd May 2016

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

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 30th April 2016

The highly acclaimed Henry IV plays reach BAM as part of the Kings and Country Cycle, first performed at the esteemed Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. As with the other plays in this tetralogy, director Gregory Doran continues to explore Shakespeare's "history" with this story in two parts. Reprising their roles are Antony Sher as Sir John Falstaff, Jasper Britton as King Henry and Alex Hassell as wayward Prince Hal. 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

: 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

: 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 1st May 2016

The final play in the monumental Kings and Country tetralogy presented by BAM, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Ohio State University, Gregory Doran directs Alex Hassell as the newly crowned King Henry V. Premiering at London's Barbican Theatre last year, this acclaimed production follows Richard II and Henry VI parts one and two, all presented as part of the 600th anniversary of Henry's victorious defeat of the Dauphin of France at the Battle of Agincourt. Once more into the breach dear friends! 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

: 30th April

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

: Closes 5th May 2016

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

: Closes 8th May 2016

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

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

: Closes 6th May 2016

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

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

: 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 25th September 2016

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

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 30th April 2016

The first in this three-part series celebrating the most formidable choreographers of our century. The series encompasses those who helped bring ballet into the 21st century to those who work to push its boundaries even further. Programme One features the works of well-known and in demand contemporary choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck. 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

: 30th April

The legendary Kansas celebrated their 40th Anniversary in 2013, and the celebration is still continuing! They'll be touring their extensive catalogue, which includes AOR radio staples Carry on Wayward Son and Fight Fire with Fire, across North America, though sans band member and lead singer Steve Walsh who retired in 2014. More info

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

: 30th April

Purveyors of glorious indie post-rock and dream pop Deerhunter burst out of Atlanta, Georgia with an ambient genre-bending sound in the early 2000s, overcoming the death of original member Justin Bosworth and forming anew in 2005. Now they have a whopping seven studio albums under their belt and are currently touring their latest offering Fading Frontier. 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

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 14th May 2016

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

: Closes 18th June 2016

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

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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