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All Shows in New York - September 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Shows in New York for the month of September 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 15th January 2017

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

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: Closes 11th June 2017

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

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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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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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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 15th September 2016

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

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Adapted from Alice Walker's Pulitzer 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 Tony-winning British actress Cynthia Erivo topping the bill. Centering on a young black girl named Celie in early 1900s America, The Color Purple is an uplifting tale of triumph over adversity, and boasts Oprah as one of its producers. More info

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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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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 9th October 2016

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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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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: 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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The Bard of Avon's plays and sonnets have enriched the world for the last 500 years. He created terrible tragedies, farcical comedies, and changed the English language forever! But enough about that poser, there's a new crack duo in town and they're here to shake up Shakespeare! Behold the brothers Bottom, the creators of THE MUSICAL! More info

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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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: 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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: Closes 30th October 2016

Delivering a distinctly steampunk theme, Kurios takes its inspiration from the latter half of the 19th century, when inventions like telephones and railroads transformed the world. Delivering Cirque's usual mixture of death-defying stunts, original music and clowning around, Kurios is the company's most spectacular show yet! More info

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: Closes 3rd October 2016

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

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: Closes 31st December 2016

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 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

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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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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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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 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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: Closes 10th September 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 14th January 2017

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

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

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: Closes 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 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 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 2nd October 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 jewellery designer Van Cleef & Arpels, and chose music that perfectly reflects three entirely different dance forms, unified by the elegance of the jewel theme and Barbara Karinska's opulent costumes. More info

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: 23rd September

1964 The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt-Pepper era, 1964 The Tribute live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. 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 25th September 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 18th September 2016

The 1970s behemoth of sunny, classically fused synth-pop is triumphantly back and taking on the world once more! From the early strains of Mr. Blue Sky, it's impossible not to become totally immersed in Jeff Lynne's cheerful sphere of Beatlesque lyrics and joyful instrumentations that are capable of tackling dark themes with wit, honesty and total euphoria! More info

: Closes 26th September 2016

The soulful songstress continued her benevolent reign of world domination with the 2015 release of her third studio album 25, breaking a myriad first-week sales records. It features the lead single that got everyone talking 'Hello', a lovelorn anthem that showcases the emotional power of her supreme vocal pipes. Bask in the glow of this global phenomenon as she heads out on a world tour in 2016. More info

: 28th September

There's no bigger name in comedy right now than Amy Schumer. Her incredibly topical and incisive Comedy Central show has won her critical plaudits and a huge fanbase, tackling subjects like gun control, celebrity culture and feminism with style to spare. 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 29th January 2017

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

: 7th September

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

BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION

Yes, we can't quite believe it either. Twenty years has passed since Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combes set up Bad Boy Records following an unceremonious firing from another studio. Working with the now late rapper Notorious B.I.G, BB went head to head with LA-based Death Row Records, causing a coast-to-coast tension between the two that saw the release of the joint "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems", Biggie's Hypnotize" and tragically his tribute song "I'll Be Missing You" by wife and recordmate Faith Evans.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

Madison Square Garden

Sep 04, 2016

Prudential Center

Sep 25, 2016

: 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 20th September 2016

Half a century ago, Cat Stevens released his first single 'I Love My Dog/Portobello Road', and in 2016 Cat (now called Yusuf Islam) is back, with an acoustic tour described as a mix of "songs, storytelling and good will". More info

: Closes 1st January 2017

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

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - TORUK

The newest show by renowned circus impresarios Cirque du Soleil, Toruk takes its inspiration from James Cameron's blockbusting movie, Avatar. Set on Pandora thousands of years ago before Jake and Neytiri met to overturn the moon's colonisation, the Toruk was the king of the sky, free and without a rider - until he gains his first Na'vi master.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

Barclays Center

Sep 07-11, 2016

Prudential Center

Sep 15-18, 2016

: 23rd September

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

: 14th September

With almost 300 years between them, veteran rockers AC/DC show no signs of slowing down. Their 15th studio album, 2014's 'Rock or Bust', was yet another compilation of rollicking rock'n'roll anthems filled with plenty of flaming licks and banshee vocal growls. One of the best-selling bands of all time with over 200 million records sold internationally, the heavy metal progenitors now hit the road on the 'Rock or Bust World Tour'. More info

: Closes 8th January 2017

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

: 29th September

Operatic hearthrobs Il Divo return to North American shores as part of their huge 2016 world tour. They're supporting seventh studio album Amor & Pasion, which sees Urs, David, Carlos and Sebastien exploring their love of Latin music, mixing sizzling tangos and smoldering boleros. More info

: 30th September

Hailing from the sleepy town of Hitchin, just outside of London, it's clear that James Bay was made for much grander things - his soulful, gravel-toned vocals and expertly crafted ballads have made waves since 2013 and was hotly tipped by the international music media as one of 2015's ones to watch. Well that prophecy certainly came true. Catch this hugely talented man as he heads out on the road once again. More info

: Closes 6th September 2016

The Life of Pablo tour is finally here. Kanye West returns to North American arenas for the first time since his mind-bowing 2013 Yeezus tour. One of the defining voices of modern hip-hop, Kanye's concerts are famously elaborate shows, employing performance art and cutting edge lighting and sound design. More info

: 15th September

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

: 22nd September

Formed of the three most established ballet schools in Russia, The Russian Grand Ballet: Swan Lake comprises the country's biggest rising ballet stars. Now touring the world, they are performing the most famous ballet of all; Swan Lake. This enchanting work, choreographed by Marius Petipa and composed by Tchaikovsky, this supernatural epic includes the perennial audience favorite, Danse des petits cygnes with the entire corps de ballet. More info

: Closes 4th December 2016

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

: Closes 18th December 2016

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

: Closes 5th February 2017

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

TOM JONES

The pride of Wales, Tom Jones has been performing for over 50 years, with a staggering back catalogue of classic hits to his name. From his early hits like 'Delilah' and 'It's Not Unusual' through his pop resurgence of the 1980s with his cover of Prince's 'Kiss', Jones has never been afraid to reinvent himself.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

Beacon Theater

Sep 21, 2016

Wellmont Theatre

Sep 28, 2016

: 14th September

Let the celebrations commence! It's hard to believe that these guys have been helping the world to rock and roll for five decades since releasing "Fun Fun Fun" but there you have it. This tour will also mark the official introduction of singer/guitarist Jeffrey Foskett, who has worked regularly with the group since 1981, as a permanent member of the Beach Boys touring band, well overdue in our opinion. He replaces Christian Love, who left the group to embark on a solo career. More info

: 25th September

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! More info

: Closes 15th October 2016

Four incredible young choreographer's works are celebrated in this impressive program from the NYCB, showcasing the company's dedication to innovative new pieces and talent. More info

: Closes 4th December 2016

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

: Closes 8th January 2017

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

: Closes 18th September 2016

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

: Closes 8th January 2017

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

: Closes 8th January 2017

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

: Closes 15th October 2016

George W. Bush is in the dock in this stirring new work by Dick Tarlow with Bill Smith. A fictionalised What If scenario, Bush agrees to stand trial for crimes against the world, namely, the destabilization of the Middle East in recent years following the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. And in a truly surprising turn eight members of the audience will be selected to form a jury to appear on stage, and give a different verdict at each performance, making each staging completely unique! More info

: Closes 11th May 2017

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

: Closes 27th October 2016

A tale as old as time, (or at least one thousand years) Tristan and Isolde has long been considered the ultimate tale of passionate, romantic love in forbidden circumstances. With its universal theme of all-consuming love and bitter-sweet tragedy - it fits perfectly into Wagner's repertoire of epics. This new staging from Mariusz Trelinski promises to capture the power and pain of this ancient love triangle, in a large scale production, that brings the action into modern times, beginning on a lavish passenger ship in the Irish sea. Starring Nina Steeme and Stuart Skelton, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. More info

: 8th September

The All About That Bass singer takes her second album Thank You, which contains the infectious lead single 'No', on the road. She's joined on these dates by actress turned singer Hailee Steinfeld and Common Kings. More info

: 10th September

One of the last surviving European actresses from the Golden Age studio system, Sophia Loren is the foreign beauty from Naples, Italy who wowed audiences with her sultry performances in Paramount films such as The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples. An Academy Award winner in 1962 for her hard-hitting role in foreign film Two Women, this icon will be touring the country on a special interview engagement that sees her share anecdotes and take part in an intimate question and answer session with the audience. Prepare to fall in love with Loren all over again! 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

: 10th September

The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity festival always boasts a line-up of the day's greatest stand-ups, and this year is no different! Hosted by Jeff Ross and Joey Diaz, this year's tour includes big names like Sebastian Maniscalco, Hannibal Buress and Dane Cook. There is no way to sit straight-faced through this show! More info

: 9th September

The boys are back with a vengeance! Influenced by the likes of Johnny Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, the Rock & Roll hall-of-famers infuse their classic blues riffs with the spirited, often humorous pursuit of worldly pleasures; look no further for catchy tunes about fast cars, sharp clothes and good times. They're joined on these dates by Gov't Mule, led by Allman Brothers Band alum Warren Hayes. More info

DONOVAN

Donovan became one of the first acts of the British invasion to immerse himself in the psychedelic American counter-culture, and in 1966 his track 'Sunshine Superman' hit the top of the Billboard charts. In celebration of the accompanying album's 50th Anniversary, Donovan is taking the record on the road, alongside classics from throughout his back catalogue, such as 'Catch the Wind', 'Mellow Yellow' and 'Hurdy Gurdy Man'.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

Judy & Arthur Zankel Hall

Sep 15, 2016

Paramount Center For The Arts

Sep 18, 2016

: Closes 8th October 2016

Exploring the inspiring partnership of Balanchine and Stravinsky and their creation of their prolific and popular works for the NYCB, this program is a must for dance enthusiasts and followers of the company. The duo changed the landscape of contemporary dance with the combination of their talents, cementing the NYCB's signature neoclassical style with these streamlined and groundbreaking pieces. More info

: 25th September

After fifty-seven years in the music industry, over a hundred hit singles, and 46 prestigious awards, country music giant Kenny Rogers has embarked on his last-ever series of shows before his much-deserved retirement. The "Gamblerís Last Deal" 42-date tour takes Rogers, along with Grammy-winner Linda Davis, across the country where he will play the most beloved hits from his long and distinguished career. More info

: Closes 24th October 2016

Currently touring the country with his hugely successful tour The Rant Is Due, perpetually pissed comic Lewis Black is bringing a brand-new show to the Marquis Theater this fall, for a limited time only! Black To The Future sees the influential, rage-filled comedian realize of one his biggest career ambitions; a chance to perform on Broadway. Covering every conceivable subject history, politics and religion with his trademark scowl in place, Black also played (appropriately) the chaarcter of Anger in Disney-Pixar's 2015 hit movie, Inside Out. More info

: Closes 8th October 2016

With the Black Lives Matter movement and reports of police brutality coming out on a horrifyingly regular basis, this startingly topical play by Anthony P. Pennino premieres off-Broadway this September, having been updated using recent stories as reported in the news. Chokehold won the Outstanding Production of a New Play prize at the 2015 Planet Connections festival, and is directed by Tim Cusack. More info

: 30th September

The two surviving members of folk legends Peter, Paul and Mary have continued touring together despite the death of Mary Travers in 2009. Formed in New York City in 1961 during the American folk music revival phenomenon, the trio brought folk out from the Village coffeehouses and onto radio, paving the way forward for future folk artists Bob Dylan and John Denver. Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey are headed back on tour, continuing to bring folk music to newer audiences. 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 4th September 2016

Attorney and playwright Norman Shabel returns with his thrilling new courtroom drama following its world premiere in March at the Playroom Theatre. Directed by Christopher Scott, A Class Act plays a limited run at New World Stages and provides a disturbing and timely exploration of legal America doing battle against big business, drawing on his own past experiences and news alike. While seven cut-throat lawyers on both sides of a class action suit duke it out in a closed courtroom, we are forced to ask ourselves; who are the real winners here? More info

BEN FOLDS

The frontman of his self-named band, rock artist and producer Ben Folds continues to work with some of the most eclectic names in music and entertainment (remember his Common People cover that featured William Shatner and Bill Clinton?), as well as pushing the envelope on alt-rock ever further. A self-confessed enigma, he prefers to stay out of the limelight except when touring, but can easily claim credit for some of music's most unlikely trends.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

The Space at Westbury

Sep 20, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sep 21, 2016

: Closes 29th October 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

: 18th September

Get ready to jig, polka and reel to Gaelic Storm, fine purveyors of traditional and innovative Celtic rock and folk! For over 15 years, they have brought their unfailing energy and humour to audiences all over the world, whilst continually exploring new music. Last year saw the band release their 10th record, Full Irish, celebrating their incredible career igniting the party! More info

: 11th September

Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down return to the stage this summer following the release of their sixth studio album Us And The Night, marking the end of a five-ear hiatus when they released Time of My Life way back in 2011. With various changes in lineups over the years, this is the first album and tour featuring Chet Roberts on guitar and Justin Biltonen on bass. They will be supported by both Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising on varying dates. 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 September

The California-based indie rockers are headed out on a national tour, in support of their third studio album Home of the Strange. First coming to widespread prominence in 2010, their debut album was recorded old-school style, with a focus on only recording material that they could faithfully recreate for a live audience. Having supported various acts through the last few years, this headlining tour is set to be a big pull for fans of SoCal indie rock. More info

: 23rd September

Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The "perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality" (Wall Street Journal), Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. His clean language and sharp, sarcastic obersations on everyday life have led him to be known as the "comedian's comedian". More info

: 10th September

One of the shining stars of modern folk, Amos Lee crosses the genres of folk, soul and jazz and calls on Stevie Wonder and James Taylor as major influences. His 2011 album 'Mission Bell' topped the Billboard charts and included contributions from Willie Nelson among others. His follow-up may have been met with mixed reviews, but as with any singer-songwriter of this genre, it's at a live performance where the magic is truly made. More info

: Closes 9th October 2016

Neil LaBute returns with his 10th work for MCC. All the Ways to Say I Love You is a thoughtful new solo play centered around English teacher Faye Johnson (Tony winner Judith Light). She's been happily married for years, but as she recounts the story of her life to a past pupil, she uncovers some surprising truths about herself. 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

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 15th January 2017

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

: 18th September

Although Sixto Rodriguez's music career took over 40 years to kick off, 2012 saw the Detroit singer-songwriter shoot to international stardom with the release of Searching for Sugarman, a documentary movie about his success in South Africa and the fans who travelled to the USA to try find the elusive musician they'd listened to growing up in the 80s. More info

: 30th September

With a resume bursting with achievement, Burton Cummings is one of Cananda's most beloved sons. His long and illustrious career saw heady rock-stardom with The Guess Who, who became the first Canadian band to reach the Billboard #1 and sold millions across the nation. As a solo artist, he's continued to evolve and create his rock and bluesy tunes, including Stand Tall and My Own Way to Race. More info

: Closes 3rd September 2016

Marc Anthony is well known for many things - his good looks, his marriage to pop sensation Jennifer Lopez (aka J-Lo) and his acting career - however his claim to fame remains his multi-award winning career as a salsa singer. More info

: Closes 9th October 2016

A pioneer of early rock 'n' roll and a huge influence of the likes of Elvis, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is almost forgotten today. She's the focus of this brand new play with music by George Brant (Grounded), which explores her impact on music and the segregated America of the 1930s and 40s. More info

: 25th September

He saw the bulk of his solo, commercial and critical success in the late 70s and 80s, beginning with the release, in 1977, of "Lucille". Prior to that Rogers was frontman for a successful country-rock group The First Edition, with whom he had the hits "Just Dropped in (to See What Condition my Condition Was In)" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town". Rogers' smooth personal style (well manicured greying beard, salt and pepper hair and slick suits) and raw, achingly emotive voice proved perfect for romantic ballads and 'storytelling' songs. More info

: 23rd September

One of the most idiosyncratic singers to emerge from the country's numerous tv talent shows, New York's Melanie Martinez reached the Top 6 in 2012's The Voice, after storming through the auditions with renditions of Britney's 'Toxic' and Ellie Goulding's 'Lights'. After being eliminated (too soon!) she began working on independent material and last year released her critically acclaimed debut album Cry Baby. More info

: 10th September

Dominating the World Music charts since 1987, the vibrancy and excitement of the Gipsy Kings' live concert is almost indescribable. A must see for all fans! More info

: 27th September

English singer songwriter brings his eclectic third album On My One to North America on his latest tour. Emerging at the age of just 17 with his eponymous debut record, Bugg has established himself as a fixture of the British rock scene, with his unmistakable vocals and his wide-ranging sound, which draws on everyone from the Everly Brothers to Metallica. More info

: 6th September

Culture Club are back and heading out on the road for the first time in 14 years! One of the UK's most successful bands, Culture Club, led by the riotously androgynous Boy George, conquered America in the early 80's with their catchy, soul soaked, calypso inspired records; including 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me' and the Latin flavoured 'I'll Tumble 4 Ya.' More info

: 24th September

Weird Al Yankovic, the undisputed king of pop culture parody, has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history. In a career spanning nearly three decades, he has amassed 30 Gold and Platinum albums, 7 Gold and Platinum-certified home videos and 3 Grammy Awards (with 11 nominations). His 14th studio album Mandatory Fun contains 12 songs that spoofs a number of well-known hits since its release in 2014 including the infamous Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, as well as material from Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, Lorde and Imagine Dragons! More info

: 22nd September

Led by Ben Bridwell, Band of Horses do anthemic, wistful American indie better than anyone. Drenched in reverb and glittering guitar tones, they trade in vulnerability while still playing songs bursting with hooks and fist-pumping choruses. More info

: 22nd September

Explosions in the Sky is an American instrumental post-rock band from Texas. The band has garnered popularity beyond the post-rock scene for their cinematic, elaborately developed guitar work, narratively styled instrumentals, what they refer to as "cathartic mini-symphonies," and their enthusiastic and emotional live shows. More info

: Closes 8th January 2017

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

Following the success of Bachelorette, writer Leslye Headland and director Trip Cullman return to Second Stage with this world premire dark comedy. Layover centers on two strangers stranded at an airport on Thanksgiving night, who dig a little too deeply into each other's secrets. More info

: 23rd September

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

: 9th September

The Irish all-male wonder from producer Sharon Browne, and legendary songwriter/composer Phil Coulter, performs an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, with some international hits and original material in between. Boasting boy-band good looks and impeccable harmonies, the group delivers traditional Celtic songs and contemporary pop classics as only they know how. More info

: 15th September

Bennett staged a huge comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, opening his music up to a younger generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer. His latest record, Cheek to Cheek, was a collection of duets with Lady Gaga. More info

: Closes 10th September 2016

Premiering off-Broadway, Austin centers on the eponymous title character, a former money manager, who is just out of his seventh stint in rehab and determined to reconcile with his wife and daughter. As he tries to make amends, he must stay with his brother at their old childhood home in Hell's Kitchen. More info

: Closes 1st January 2017

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

: 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

: 20th September

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 23rd September 2016

Legendary guitarist Buckethead heads out in 2016 for his first tour since 2012. Real name Brian Patrick Carroll, Buckethead has spent his whole onstage career behind a Halloween inspired mask, with a KFC bucket perched on his head. His ominous appearance has created an almost mystical aura around him, backed up by his transcendently good guitar playing, blending metal, blues and prog with stunning effect. More info

: 28th September

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. More info

: 17th September

Scottish legends and famed walkers of 500 miles, The Proclaimers, are hitting the road again this summer with what promises to be their finest tour yet. Off the back of their latest album, twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid will be performing 27 shows across North America this fall, playing their latest offerings as well as some of their best-loved hits. More info

: 8th September

A former opening act for Eric Clapton, Cray has played alongside John Lee Hooker and now has a pair of Fender Stratocaster guitars named after him. He has released a number of albums that have reached the top of the Billboard Blues chart, and in 2011 was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame for his achievements. This summer he's released a double CD and video package called "4 Nights of 40 Years Live", celebrating the best of his music over his long career. 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

: 17th September

Stone was part of the vanguard of Nineties' female R&B singers along with Mary J Blige, Toni Braxton and Lauryn Hill. Part of the neo-soul movement, Stone first came to prominence at the tender age of 16, as part of the late Seventies' female hip hop group The Sequence, widely recognised today as the first of its kind. Despite a rocky start to 2015, Stone will be touring the States at small, intimate venues that showcase her powerhouse range perfectly. More info

: 22nd September

Styx spent most of 2014 touring across the country with fellow 70s legends Foreigner, but now they're striking out on their own. Led by songwriting talents of Dennis De Young, Tommy Shaw and James Young, the band racked up hit after hit in the 1970s and 80s including Babe, Mr. Roboto and Boat on the River. More info

: 10th September

The legendary Don Henley is heading out on tour in 2015 in support of Cass Country, his first new studio album in 15 years! Recorded in Nashville with longtime producer Stan Lynch, it features guest spots from some of country music's biggest names, including Dolly Parton on the lead single When I Stop Dreaming, and Martina McBride. More info

: 28th September

Often hailed as The Queen of Latin Pop, you can catch Mexican singer-songwriter legend Thalia live once again as she tours Northern America this fall. With three decades of hits including 'I Want You,' 'No me ensenaste,' and 'Amor a la Mexicana', plus a new album out this year; the show is sure to be packed with old and new favourites. More info

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

: 18th September

Originally concieved in Australia in the early nineties, the Wiggles are hugely successful Children's entertainers earning more than AC/DC and and Nicole Kidman combined. The stage show is hugely popular and is the perfect outing for children where they can watch the antics and sing along with the songs which will put a smile on their faces for days to come. More info

: Closes 30th October 2016

A loving take off of Lin Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway juggernaut, Spamilton centers its story on an amalgamation of Alexander Hamilton and Manuel Miranda - 'Lin Manual as Hamilton' - who's on a mission to save Broadway from mediocrity! More info

: 9th September

Alongside the likes of The Beat and Madness, The Specials led the 2 Tone ska revival in England during the 1970s and 80s. It was a movement which combined the rhythms of reggae with a punk attitude and a mod-aesthetic. The group has seen many line-up shifts through the years, but this current band includes founding member Horace Panter, alongside Hall and Libertines drummer Gary Powell. More info

: Closes 30th September 2016

Taking Back Sunday have announced the dates for their upcoming 2016 tour of North American, which comes after the release of their new record Tidal Wave. Hailing from Amityville, NY, Taking Back Sunday have been familiar names on the emo-punk rock scene since the early 2000s, their angst-driven lyrics striking a chord with Thursday, Brand New and Jimmy Eat World fans across the US. More info

: 23rd September

Journey back to the golden era of swing with Big Bad Voddoo Daddy. Theirs is a world populated by sharp suited mobsters and high class dames, and it's an impossibly cool sound which has seen the band's popularity just keep on rising for over two decades. 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 10th December 2016

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

: 9th September

Influenced by the likes of Johnny Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, Rock & Roll hall of famers ZZ Top infuse their classic blues riffs with the spirited, often humorous pursuit of worldly pleasures; look no further for catchy tunes about fast cars, sharp clothes and good times. More info

: 29th September

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

: 10th September

The infectious pop of Justin Bieber meets the DIY style of Ed Sheeran in Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, a teen whose ambitions garnered him a huge online following after posting videos of himself performing popular covers. This self-made attitude attracted the attention of Island Records, to which he signed, and together they released the record-breaking single 'Life of the Party' in June 2014. More info

: Closes 17th September 2016

For over four decades, Carol Burnett has won the hearts of America's audiences as the long-reigning queen of comedy TV and Broadway. With a sparkle in her eye and a dance number or two, this talented performer overcame a difficult childhood and broke the Hollywood mould with her self-titled, 11 season strong variety show, garnering 23 Emmy Awards in the process. Now she brings her wit to theatres across the US in a show that looks back to the highs and lows of her remarkable career and life. More info

: 16th September

Beginning his career as a Nashville session musician, songwriter and and master of the fiddle Charlie Daniels played on records from by the likes of Bob Dylan and Hank Williams. He brought his career around full circle this year with his collection of Bob Dylan covers entitled Off the Grid, which will be the focus of this nationwide tour. More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

The English Beat (or The Beat as they're known in their native UK) surprised fans last year with the announcement of a new record in the works. Their first studio album since 1982's Special Beat Service, Here We Go Love is being funded through the crowdfunding site Pledgemusic and is due for release later this year. More info

: 22nd September

America's top impressionist and comedian Frank Caliendo has become well known for his hilarious and extremely accurate impressions of a variety of American sports commentators, politicians and celebrities including Morgan Freeman and John Madden. His career highs include work on popular Fox Network TV show MADtv and appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman. 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

: 28th September

The Hot Sardines breathe new life into vintage jazz, bringing the sounds of 1920's Paris, New Orleans and New York bang up to date with just the right sprinkling of irony. The exuberance of their playing and the contemporary tones of frontwoman Miz Elizabeth ensure that their music never sounds dated. More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

This Japanese synth-pop, post-Shibuya-kei girl band has stratospheric success in their native Japan since forming in 2000. The band's name was taken from the character found in each of the founding members' names (fragrance). Kashiyuka, A-chan and Nocchi, to give their stage names, are pop icons in Japan and since signing with Universal Music Group in 2012, have expanded their fanbase inside of Asia, thanks to the internet, and their wildly popular touring concerts. Watch out Psy, these girls are gaining on you! More info

: 23rd September

Some rock'n'roll fans might be more familiar with Mr Frehley when he's decked out in the iconic black and white face paint of Glam Rock gods Kiss... Yet the lead axeman of one of the 20th century's most recognisable bands has been doing his solo thing for quite some time now, and doing it well - his first solo offering hit platinum! Ranked as one of the Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time, this living legend still has the metal chops. More info

: 26th September

Brian Fallon is set to join forces with fellow Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham for a joint tour this Fall, bringing together two of the most evocative voices in modern Americana music. Both of these musos are hitting the road hot on the heels of new album releases; Bingham will be airing his 5th album Fear and Saturday Night while Fallon will bring his debut solo outing Painkillers to the stage. More info

: 10th September

Canadian punk-pop-rock quartet Billy Talent first burst onto the scene with their debut eponymous album in 2003, having existed for a decade under the name Pezz. The name change heralded a new sound and era for the band, unveiling a harder, more aggressive sound that went down like a storm with fans and critics alike. Catch them as they hit the road in support of fifth studio album, 2016's Afraid Of Heights. 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

: 30th September

This self-proclaimed "roughneck" musician has struck a chord with fans worldwide, his talent taking him from the radio stations to television stations. His top-selling album, Songs About Me, went double Multi Platinum and he's been seen on screen in the hit series The Lincoln Lawyer. Country music is still his first love though, and he's back on the road taking his music from town to town! More info

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

: 24th September

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

: 12th September

Ian McCulloch and co. are one of the major influences for many indie-rock bands and since returning to popularity through their contribution to the Donnie Darko soundtrack have become a popular fixture on the live circuit. More info

THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! - A PUPPET PARODY

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

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

Acorn Theatre

Sep 09-15, 2016

DR2 Theater

Sep 19-11, 2016

: 30th September

Get your taste of country pop goodness from the Perry siblings this summer, as they head out on a mammoth tour this festival season. Since their self-titled debut in 2010 sky-rocketed to quadruple platinum heights with hit single "If I Die Young" the band hasn't rested on their laurels, solidifying their place amongst Nashville contemporaries with second album Pioneer. More info

: 20th September

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

: 3rd September

The Philippines longest running musical variety show is making its live debut on US shores with this very special one-night-only event. ASAP, short for All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party, is a hugely popular show that brings together the biggest names in Filippino music as hosts, with past and current presenters including Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gary Valenciano and Jolina Magdangal. More info

: Closes 29th September 2016

Hailing from Oxford, UK, Glass Animals set the Brit Indie scene alight in 2014 with their bold debut album Zaba, a deliciously decadent offering that showcased the groups considerable talent for creating slow-burning and sexy Indietronic anthems. Hot on the heels of the August release of their sophomore album How To Be A Human Being, the outfit will be hitting the US on tour this Fall. More info

: 23rd September

TV personality and narrator Mike Rowe has seen and done some of the dirtiest jobs in world, from the seemingly innocuous, like cheese maker and candy maker, to the downright filthy and somewhat terrifying, like leech trapper and maggot farmer. After ten years of hosting the Discovery Channel classic Dirty Jobs, Rowe will come clean at this very special live show, giving the audience a unique insight into an extraordinary career! 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

: Closes 24th September 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

BRIAN WILSON

A musical genius, or one of the world's greatest songwriters? We'd say both. Brian Wilson is still one of the best feel-good concert experiences today from the man who created the immortal songs of The Beach Boys. You'll know every lyric, every song and have the best time of your life!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

Count Basie Theatre

Sep 21, 2016

Beacon Theater

Sep 24, 2016

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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