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All Shows in New York - July 2015

Our carefully curated selection of the Shows in New York for the month of July 2015

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: Closes 3rd January 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 27th March 2016

Fresh from the Newman Theatre, 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 grand historical epic infused with Miranda's whip-smart writing and a hip-hop influenced score. 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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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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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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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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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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Stomp is one of New York's most unique entertainment experiences. A rotating cast of eight energetic young performers create rhythms and, yes, music, with their hands and feet and all manner of noisy objects, such as hammers, garbage can lids, buckets, and so on. Their technical skill is truly awesome: this perfectly synchronized ballet of juggled sticks, drums, and what-have-you is indeed thrilling to witness. More info

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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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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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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. However, what it means to be truly WICKED isn't as clear-cut as it seems, as the two somehow find themselves fighting for the same cause .... More info

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: Closes 3rd January 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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Going strong since premiering in 1997, Disney's hit musical adaptation of the 1994 animated move brings the African Serengeti to life and joins the wide eyed cub Simba on the adventure of a lifetime as he grows up and accepts his destiny as the leonine King of the Pride Lands. In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring 'Circle of Life') this phenomenal adaptation includes original songs created for the show and explodes with joyous, captivating music, intricate puppetry and a haunting atmosphere. More info

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: Closes 2nd August 2015

The four-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jim Parsons, better known to most as gawky theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper from the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory, is set to return to Broadway this Spring in his most controversial role yet - God. Parsons takes on the starring role in this adaptation of David Javerbaum's fearless and critically claimed satire/"autobiography" 'The Last Testament: A Memoir by God'. More info

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Hand to God centers on Jason, a shy boy whose teenage angst is channelled into his hand puppet Tyrone, during the rehearsal for a church theater group. Robert Askins' black comedy transfers to Broadway with its cast intact, including Obie winner Steven Boyer in the lead dual roles of Jason and his button-eyed alter ego. More info

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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 returning to the Imperial Theatre in 2014! More info

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Kinky Boots is one of Broadway's most successful new musicals, snapping up six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical! The uplifting show tells the tale of a failing family-run shoe factory in England whose business trajectory is changed (and saved!) thanks to the influence of a stiletto-wearing drag queen named Lola. More info

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

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

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical and now celebrates over 25 years on Broadway. This musical masterpiece combines songwriting genius with an unforgettable romantic storyline - a Phantom haunting the Paris Opera House falls in love with one of its newest singers, and will stop at nothing to make her return his affections. More info

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: Closes 1st August 2015

Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David makes his playwriting Broadway debut with Fish in the Dark. After starring as the lead in the production since it opened, David now hands over to Seinfeld alumnus Jason Alexander. Produced by Scott Rudin (Book of Mormon) and directed by Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), the play centers around a death in the family. More info

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: Closes 20th December 2015

Opened March 2015, 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 Matthew Morrison as Mr. Barrie himself! More info

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: Closes 6th December 2015

Three sailors celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple in the classic musical comedy, On the Town, which celebrates its 70th Anniversary as it reopens Broadway's Lyric Theatre! On The Town is a fun-filled sweep through some of New York's most famous icons, and an unforgettable tribute to the city that never sleeps. More info

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: Closes 6th September 2015

Recent polls show that Americans consider Bill Clinton one of the best US Presidents since WWII. Who would have thought it of a man who was impeached? Clinton The Musical examines the dichotomy of the 42nd President of The United States, delving into everything from sex to sax, and Monica to Hillary. It's funny, crude, and a reminder that the world of American politics is a great spectator sport. More info

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: Closes 19th July 2015

Theatre producer Oscar Jaffee has exactly one train journey to convince Broadway starlet, Lily Garland, to take on the lead in his brand new play! Two tiny problems exist - he is completely bankrupt and the epic play in question doesn't actually exist yet! Love and luck take centre-stage in this mischevious romantic comedy, where Peter Gallagher and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth star as the former lovers who meet by fate aboard the luxurious Twentieth Century's Chicago to New York City line. More info

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical comedy about a fictional rock 'n' roll band fronted by a transgender singer from East Berlin. Directed by Tony-winning Michael Mayer of Spring Awakening and American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch won four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for its former star, Neil Patrick Harris. This production has seen a string of A-list actors done the wig and take on this challenging lead role, making it one of the most-talked about revivals out on Broadway right now! 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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When the low born Monty Navarro finds out he's 8th in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the second Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind... More info

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A witty adaptation of Hitchcock's spy adventure, The 39 Steps returns to New York to dazzle audiences all over again. Following the adventures of daring hero Richard Hannay, the play features a cast of only four, who use costume changes, props and every ounce of their theatrical talent to play over a hundred different characters. More info

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: Closes 12th September 2015

Mamma Mia collects a group of hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA and shapes them around the story of a single mother coping with her young daughter's marriage on a picturesque Greek isle. While the daughter plans her future with the love of her life, her mother is haunted by three different men who may or may not be her daughter's father. More info

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: Closes 9th August 2015

Directed by four-time Emmy and Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce and marking the Broadway debut of composer Barbara Anselmi, this riotous musical comedy first premiered in 2011 at the George Street Playhouse to rave reviews. Now it has its chance to shine once again on the Great White Way, with seasoned actress Tyne Daly in tow! More info

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: Closes 18th July 2015

Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) and Kenneth Walsh (The Aviator) star in this brand new play which begins with a young woman planting a kiss on the neck of a total stranger. Commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Heisenberg is playwright Simon Stephen's follow up to the enormously successful The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. 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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: 19th July

Now in its astounding 38th season, the Big Apple Circus presents Metamorphosis - a circus spectacular like no other! The theme of transformation fits the expertly choreographed acts perfectly, from a contortionist who can twist and turn into mind-boggling shapes to aerial acrobats who become high-flying, super humans amidst a jaw-dropping pyro-technics show. 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

DEEP PURPLE

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When it comes to rock, there aren't many greater names than Deep Purple. The British group formed in 1968, and have been bursting eardrums ever since. Alongside fellow Brits Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath they practically defined what we now call 'hard rock' with albums like Machinehead and tracks including Smoke on the Water.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jul 2015:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Jul 22, 2015

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Jul 26, 2015

: 17th July

Since appearing in the original production of Rent in 1996, Idina Menzel's career has gone from strength to strength. From originating the role of Elphaba in Wicked to singing Let It Go from Frozen, she's now undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the business. As befits her superstar status, she's heading out on a truly massive 2015 World Tour. More info

: Closes 11th July 2015

The outrageously talented Ms. Swift is taking her blockbuster 1989 album on a huge world tour throughout 2014/15. A full on pop record from the former country starlet, it includes the hit singles Shake It Off, Blank Space and Style. More info

: Closes 17th December 2015

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

: 9th July

You've loved them on Dancing With The Stars and now this brother and sister dance machine heads out on tour once again across the country! These live shows showcase the hottest live dance styles and routines, as well as chances for you to learn some moves and join in. Get ready to dance! 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. Tony winner Kelli O'Hara stars, alongside Academy Award Nominee Ken Watanabe in his American stage debut! More info

: 25th July

In one of the more unique collaborations in recent years, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have won wide acclaim with their duet album, Cheek to Cheek, exploring the intoxicating sound of jazz standards. Whilst Bennett has always been known for his career long obsession with the world of Jazz, Lady Gaga's change of scene is perhaps even more impressive than her fashion transformation, her rich voice was made for the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Gershwin. More info

: Closes 31st July 2015

U2 are back on the road in 2015 in support of Songs of Innocence, and playing indoor arenas for the first time in ten years. The band's last tour remains the highest grossing concert series of all time, which isn't surprising given the boy's enviable back catalogue and their penchant for jaw-dropping stage design. More info

: 31st July

Whether you saw 'All About That Bass' as an uplifting body positive anthem, calling girls (and boys) everywhere to love their curves, or just fell for the infectious bubblegum hit, there is no denying that Meghan Trainor scored the song of last summer! Now, in support of her debut album 'Title' (released January 2015) she's bringing booty to a town near you with her first solo tour, proving she's much more than just a one hit wonder. More info

: Closes 23rd August 2015

Two-time Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone is no stranger to the ins and outs of the theatre business, making her perfect choice for the starring role in Douglas Carter Beane's new off-Broadway comedy. The celebrated playwright and screenwriter is known the Tony Award-nominated 2007 play 'The Little Dog Laughed'. His passion for theatre shines through in 'Shows For Days', an autobiographical take on his own beginnings in the world of stage. More info

KEVIN HART

Kevin Hart is a Philly-born former shoe salesman who has become one of the funniest actor-comedians in America today. He has appeared in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Soul Plane, Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, Along Came Polly, Scary Movie 4 and Death at a Funeral. His humor isn't for kids; this guy can curse for America. A lot of his material is drawn from his personal experiences with family, friends and loved ones, and his trademark catchphrase "All right, all right, all right" is a staple uttered by his fans across the country.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jul 2015:

Madison Square Garden

Jul 07-08, 2015

Barclays Center

Jul 09, 2015

Prudential Center

Jul 11, 2015

: Closes 9th October 2015

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

DAVE MASON'S TRAFFIC JAM

The British singer-songwriter and guitarist formerly of the band Traffic will be concentrating on his time as part of the collective, when he takes to the road this summer for no less than 30 dates. As one of the founding members, he performed on their first two albums, 1967's 'Mr. Fantasy' and their self-titled record the next year. After leaving Traffic, he succeeded in carving out a career as both a solo artist, with hits such as 'We Just Disagree' and 'Only You Know and I Know,' and as a sideman for other acts. In short, this is one rocker who refuses to keep still.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jul 2015:

Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Jul 12, 2015

New York City Winery

Jul 21-22, 2015

: Closes 12th July 2015

Ronald Keaton's one man show arrives at the New World Stages, following rave reviews during its Chicago debut last year. Set on the eve of Churchill's 1946 'Iron Curtain' speech, the play finds the wartime leader regaling a small gathering of friends and admirers with his extraordinary life story. More info

: Closes 10th July 2015

Written in 1598, The Peony Pavilion is one of the most enduring love stories in Chinese literature. Originally performed as a Kunqu Opera in a staggering 20 hour cycle, choreographer Fei Bo has translated it into a sublimely enchanting and pioneering two act ballet that fuses Western style choreography together with traditional Chinese influences. More info

: Closes 12th July 2015

Often referred to as the ballet performed for Nixon on his visit to China in 1972, (so much so there is even an opera based on the event), The Red Detachment of Women is an important icon of the Cultural Revolution and still remains one of China's most popular ballets, capturing and immortalizing a pivotal time in the country's history. 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

: 26th July

Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint was one of the most talked records in recent memory. Released at the tail end of 2014, and proceeded by lead single Anaconda and its accompanying internet-breaking music video, it found the superstar MC entering more introspective territory than previous record Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. This supporting tour features support from Tinashe, Meek Mills and Rae Sremmund. More info

: Closes 16th August 2015

Following on from the success of Bad Jews, Roundabout Theatre and Joshua Harmon collaborate again on Significant Other, a touching new play about trying to find Mr Right. It's directed by Trip Cullman (Punk Rock). More info

DION

Performing once more, the legendary Dion takes to the stage with his versatile back-catalogue, the soundtrack of his journey from 1950's and 60's teen idol to gospel influenced blues singer. First emerging from the mean streets of the Bronx in 1957, the dapper Dion DiMucci stole hearts with his bouffant hair and sharp suits. In 1960 he made the leap to solo star, spawning the super-hits 'Runaround Sue' and 'A Teenager in love'.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jul 2015:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Jul 08, 2015

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Jul 11, 2015

DEF LEPPARD, STYX & TESLA

Titans of the 80's British Heavy-Metal revival and progenitors of contemporary Pop Metal Def Leppard have never let anything stand in their way, even their drummer Rick Allen losing an arm to a car accident. Overcoming this with a custom kit and a new style of drumming, the band surged on to create the album 'Hysteria', which hit 12 times platinum in US sales and sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jul 2015:

Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Jul 11, 2015

Nikon

Jul 23, 2015

: Closes 16th July 2015

Hot on the heels of releasing their 14th studio album Sonic Highways, alt-metal favorites Foo Fighters are heading on a gigantic world tour in 2015, with at least 28 dates in North America. These guys plays hard, fast alt-metal rock without ever falling into its heavier counterpart. Enduring through the sheer strength of their back catalogue, coupled with sheer hard work recording innovative new albums (such as Wasting Light {2011}) and long touring sprees, it is no wonder that this hard-working band managed to escape the early 2000s purge of alt-rock bands that shone bright but burnt out fast. More info

: Closes 26th July 2015

As part of this year's Lincoln Center Festival, Haruki Murakami's mysterious novel comes to the stage, directed by renowned Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa. In a parallel tale that switches back and forward between a 15-year old Kafka and an older man in search of a powerful stone, we are treated to an Oedipal tale that explores the role of fate, our uncertain grasp of reality, religious tradition and the importance of cultural legacy in Japanese society. With both characters treading the line between fantasy and reality, Ninagawa uses an elaborate staging of this ethereal novel. More info

: Closes 31st July 2015

This summer, acclaimed Russian director Aleksey Burago returns with My Uncle Chekhov, a heart-warming, larger-than-life comedy celebrating the short stories of Anton Chekhov. Interwoven around one of Chekhov's most beloved tales, The Darling, this show also features twelve of his best anecdotes, including Fat and Thin, Questions Posed by a Mad Mathematician, Death of a Government Clerk, A Little Joke, Minds in Ferment, Daughter of Albion, A Happy Ending and more. Join the cast of nine colorful characters as they fumble through love, loss and the beautiful absurdity of life. More info

Everyone knows the hymn, but not too many could name the man who wrote it. He was John Newton, and his unbelievable life story forms the basis of Amazing Grace, a rip-roaring musical epic which arrives on Broadway after a successful Chicago try-out last year. More info

: Closes 1st August 2015

The eternal winter of the magical Narnia is pierced forever by the inquisitive Pevensey children who, searching for adventure, fall into this mysterious land via an old wardrobe. At first this winter wonderland seems heavenly, but soon they realise all is not right in the enchanted forest, the White Witch's spell is forcing the good out the world. They soon learn that this isn't just a walk in the park, but an epic battle of good versus evil. More info

: 27th July

Through a tapestry of warm vocals and sun-soaked guitar hooks, Dawes have made a name for themselves for replicating the the feel of the Lauren Canyon sound of the 70's. But far from being a copy, the quartet are something retro inspired, but with a chilled vibe straight out of the present. They'll be appearing at SummerStage this year, in support of their new album 'All Your Favorite Bands' out June 2nd. More info

: Closes 6th September 2015

What makes a Happy Hour cruise around New York Harbor even better than world-class rum drinks? Pirates singing sea shanties, of course! From the team that brought you the smash-hit Off-Broadway musical comedy "The Imbible: A spirited History of Drinking" for their brand new mixture of music, comedy, hijinks, and - of course- cocktails in "The Imbible: Rum Shanties and Pirate Drinks!" Drink up me hearties! More info

: 28th July

Baby-faced English singer Ezra infamously dropped out of college to pursue his music career and so far he hasn't disappointed. Already a favorite on the British festival circuit, he was recently named in the final five of BBC's Sound of 2014. He cites a a mixture of influences that come from both sides of the Atlantic that include Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Billy Bragg. This will be his first solo tour in the States, having opened for Hozier and Sam Smith already in 2015. More info

: 31st July

Rock icons Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson are launching a joint tour across North America in 2015, playing in support of their most recent offerings, Monuments to an Elegy and The Pale Emperor. More info

: Closes 28th July 2015

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

: 23rd July

Singer-songwriter Iron and Wine is known for his folk, rock and indie influences, he has released five studio albums predominantly through iTunes, the latest being Ghost on Ghost, which is more influenced by pop and R'n'B. His music has been featured on various television shows and films, including Grey's Anatomy, House and Twilight. More info

: Closes 27th September 2015

My Big Gay Italian Funeral is the sequel to Anthony J. Wilkinson's popular comedy My Big Gay Italian Wedding. An unfortunate occasion to meet again brings the crazy characters from the original play together again, with hilarious and often cringe-worthy results! More info

: Closes 30th August 2015

John is the first new work from Annie Baker as part of her five year residency for Signature Theatre. Exploring the relationship between a cast of characters in a Gettysburg B&B, it stars Christopher Abbott (Girls) and is directed by frequent collaborator and Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). More info

Thirty years after its debut, John Patrick Shanley's 'A Dreamer Examines His Pillow' is set to be revived officially for the first time at New York City's The Flea Theatre. Cited as having been impulsively formed to create 'a joyful hell in a small space', the downtown theatre is the perfect space for the play's dreamlike exploration of the small intimacies and tragedies between two lovers. More info

: 22nd July

German folk duo Milky Chance head out on tour this summer with their reggae and electronica infused brand of poetic indie folk. Before hitting the mainstream the boys uploaded their song 'Stolen Dance' to Youtube, which quickly went viral, gaining over 30 million views. Since then they have toured extensively, selling out New York's famous Bowery Ballroom at their first North America appearance. Expect great things from these promising singer-songwriters who are influenced by everyone from Ray Charles to John Frusciante. More info

: 23rd July

Ina Garten is one foodie with an unusual start - she has an MBA instead of any formal chef training, and started her career working for the White House's nuclear programme. Our tastebuds are eternally grateful however that she left her office job to run a small food store in the Hamptons called the Barefoot Contessa, a move which kick-started her dream job as a full-time foodie. More info

: Closes 16th August 2015

Penn and Teller's Las Vegas show has been amazing high-rollers and holidaymakers alike for the past 14 years, but now the duo have decided the time is right for a trip to the Big Apple. The indefatigable tricksters are bringing their magic extravaganza to Broadway for a six-week run this July. It promises to be a lively mixture of their Sin City material and some older signature illusions. More info

: 7th July

​Long before Taylor Swift, Shania Twain was the original country pop crossover megastar, conquering charts across the globe with tracks like Man! I Feel Like a Woman, I'm Gonna Getcha Good, You're Still the One and That Don't Impress Me Much. Shania has described this Rock the Country tour as a farewell, and it well may be the last tour that she ever embarks on, so this really is the time to see her! More info

: 24th July

Hard rock Florida collective Shinedown are hitting the road this summer ahead of their fifth studio album release this year (as yet unnamed). They will also be supported by Nothing More for selected dates on the tour. Since forming in 2002, they have released four albums: Leave a Whisper (2003), Us and Them (2005), The Sound of Madness (2008), and Amaryllis (2012), and a total of 18 singles, selling over 6 million records worldwide. More info

: 21st July

Five friends in their 30s and 40s have a wild and outrageous girls' night out at a karaoke bar. Friends since their teens, they have all had their fair share of heartache and tragedy, joy and success. Together, they reminisce about their younger days, celebrate their current lives and look to the future, all the while belting out an array of classic girly anthems.... More info

: 28th July

Rise Against still hold firm to the principal that punk should be about something, railing against political inequality and oppressive social forces with blistering riffs and fist-pumping, no-holds-barred sheer force of will. Joining them are metal rockers Killswitch, Engage and Letlive. More info

: Closes 22nd July 2015

Regarded by some as one of the greatest comics of all time, everyone knows the name Jackie Mason. But have you heard the one about the belly dancer? For the first time, The Jackie Mason Musical lifts the lid on the true story of Mason and his decade long love affair with the young Ginger Reiter, and the child they shared, Sheba Mason. Written, composed and directed by Ginger and starring Sheba as herself and her mom, this peek into the strange double life of an American icon is a hit for fans, old and new! More info

: 14th July

There's nothing like a Summer tour to bring together two of the biggest names in pop music. Get ready to let your hair down because Christina Perri and Colbie Caillat are joining forces for the Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Summer Tour! Between them, they've sold over 10 million in single sales, not to mention garnered multiple awards; Caillat already has two Grammy Awards under her belt. More info

: 11th July

Often described as "the biggest band nobody's ever heard of", a young Dispatch debuted in 1996 with their first album 'Silent Steeples'. Two more albums, a nine year hiatus and a triumphant sold-out reunion at Madison Square Garden later and the boys are back to raise funds and awareness about hunger in the USA. Get ready for their high energy, underground, funk-tinged indie folk rock and support an important cause! More info

INDIGO GIRLS

The Indigo Girls have steadfastly forged their own path through the music world for over two decades, and they don't show any sign of slowing down just yet. The duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have now released 13 albums of breezy and lyrically adroit folk-rock, first emerging in the late 1980s alongside fellow Georgians REM, and are readying the release of a new record in 2015.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jul 2015:

New York City Winery

Jul 23, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Jul 24, 2015

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

Jul 25, 2015

: Closes 17th July 2015

Everyone's favourite American Idol and powerhouse pop vocalist Kelly Clarkson is back and ready to head out on tour with a new album in tow! Ever since winning the first season of the now ubiquitous talent competition, Clarkson has gone from strength to strength, garnering three Grammy Awards, ten Top Ten singles and sold over 20 million albums internationally. Her seventh studio album 'Piece by Piece' is a high-energy electro-pop showcase of that famed vocal prowess and is widely lauded as a return to form for the Pop Diva. More info

: 15th July

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

: Closes 4th October 2015

Revolving around the disappearance of a teenage boy, The Absolute Brightness is a tour-de-force one man show from Oscar-winner James Lecesne. One part gripping police procedure and one part moving character study, it arrives at the Westside Theatre following a hugely acclaimed production earlier this year. More info

: Closes 26th July 2015

A lavish musical much in the tradition of Miss Siagon or South Pacific, Sayonora is an epic love story set against the backdrop of war. It follows Lloyd 'Ace' Gruver, a disillusioned American fighter pilot stationed in post-WWII Japan, who falls in love with Japanese actress Hana-Ogi. It's a relationship which flies in the face of the prejudiced views of the day, forcing the couple to take drastic steps to stay together. More info

: 11th July

It's that time of year again... Get ready to rock till you drop because the Vans Warped Tour is back with an exciting host of alternative bands and acts. The longest running and largest tour in America, it initially showcased punk and skate music, yet over the years it has grown to showcase a diverse range of rock-orientated genres. This year you can head bang and crowd surf to the likes of Candy Hearts, Black Veil Brides and Motion City Sound Track. More info

: Closes 26th July 2015

Melissa Ross' new play centers on the reunion of the three Stockton daughters at the family's holiday home in Cape Cod. Their reunion triggers emotional upheavals among the three as they try to talk through their father's painful legacy. The play sees Alicia Silverstone​ return to the boards, alongside Kelly AuCoin. More info

: Closes 18th July 2015

New York City Center's Encores! season continues with a new staging of The Wild Party. A glittering but tragic love story set in the Roaring Twenties, the musical's events play out over the course of a single booze-filled night. Tony winner Sutton Foster takes on the lead role of Queenie, following her acclaimed Broadway turn in 2014's Violet. More info

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

: Closes 12th July 2015

Bronx-born singer Romeo Santos is the lead singer for Aventura, one of the US's top Bachata groups. Bachata is a style of music originating in the Dominican Republic. Romeo is fondly known as "King of modern Bachat" and has popularized this traditional Latin American genre amongst a wider audience. More info

: Closes 16th August 2015

He's tackled The World and America, and now Colin Quinn takes aim at The Big Apple. His third potted history one man show, The New York Story finds Quinn dissecting the history of the city with his customary irreverence and intellect. Jerry Seinfeld directs. More info

: 24th July

Hold onto your Stetsons, charming country crooner Josh Turner is heading out on a US tour! The singer and actor's rise to stardom started with breakout single 'Long Black Train' in 2003 and culminated in Billboards' biggest hit of 2012, 'Time Is Love'. His latest single 'Lay Low' has given his fans a taste of things to come - his hotly anticipated sixth studio album is to be released at the end of March. More info

: Closes 12th July 2015

After 18 years, this stirring Off-Broadway production returns to New York City, yet its messages still ring as clear as ever. Written and produced by Adrian Williamson, an aficionado of the Gospel Stage Play world, My Grandmother Prayed for Me explores topical themes ranging from the degradation of family values to gang violence, drugs and their impact on familial relationships. More info

: Closes 5th September 2015

A wedding is never the most-stress free time in a couple's life, but throw into the pot a huge and fiery Italian family and their disdain for their son's unconventional choice of life partner... Anthony J. Wilkinson's Off-Broadway comedy is back and its satirical take on the controversy surrounding same-sex marriage is as topical and hilarious as ever! More info

: 24th July

Brad Paisley's Crushin' It World Tour is in support of his latest record Moonshine in the Trunk, which was yet another winning collection of radio-ready, upbeat country tracks from the Grand ole Opry inductee, including the singles River bank and Perfect Storm. More info

: 7th July

Stephen Arthur Stills is a guitarist and singer-songwriter best known for his work with the Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. 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

: 15th July

Without a doubt, Jill Scott is the reigning queen of RnB and Neo-Soul. The Philadelphia native has developed a no-holds-barred, honest and uniquely poetic brand of soul music and it's her smoky and emotionally charged voice that really drives her messages of self-empowerment and confidence home. Catch the inimitable songstress as she heads out on tour in support of Golden Moments, an album celebrating the 15th anniversary of her debut album "Who Is Jill Scott?". More info

: 30th July

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

: 12th July

Fans of the cult phenomenon unite! This is your chance to take a peek behind the scenes of the film and story that captured the hearts of many a generation. The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes will start with a screening of the legendary film, followed by a discussion with the dashing Westley himself. The delightful tale’s swoon-inducing chief protagonist will analyse classic scenes and share candid stories about life on set. More info

: Closes 12th September 2015

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 20th September 2015

Mrs. Smith is back and in a feline frenzy! The outrageously fabulous comedy performer and musician is set to get audiences purring Off-Broadway as she frantically searches for her missing cat Carlyle at the 47th Street Theatre for a limited summer engagement. Get ready to laugh until your sides ache as the sizzling socialite faces her own personal "cat-pocalypse' by re-enacting her life story with a song-and-dance number or five! More info

: 18th July

Akin to the Mickey Mouse Club, Kidz Bop is the Number One brand in children's music, churning out family-friendly versions of today's pop hits, sung by the industry's future stars. The Kids Bop Kids, including Ashlynn, Bredia, Matt and Grant, are heading out on the 2015 'Make Some Noise Tour' and bringing their effervescent, feel-good music with them. More info

: Closes 2nd August 2015

Strindberg's provocative Miss Julie comes to the New York City Center as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. Tracing the tempestuous romance between a count's daughter and a manservant, the play's daring subject matter originally proved too much for many European censors in the 1800s and it was banned in many countries. More info

: 23rd July

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 he's hotly tipped by the international music media as one of 2015's ones to watch. Catch the newcomer as his tips his hat to the US on tour. More info

: Closes 27th July 2015

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 July

Anglo-Irish Boyband superstars The Wanted are currently on hiatus, taking time out for all the members to pursue solo careers. First out of the gate is Nathan Sykes, who is currently hard at work on his debut album. The two singles released so far, More Than You'll Ever Know and Kiss Me Quick, have been horn-heavy, stomping numbers, which suggest he's pursuing a very different sound from his Wanted material. More info

: 16th July

Hold onto your Stetsons ladies and gents, Country music heartthrob Chris Young is headed out on tour and bringing along his megawatt smile. The crooner brings a touch of romance to his modern take on the classic genre, so it's easy to understand why he won the reality TV show/competition Nashville Star in 2006, winning over (predominantly female) audiences with an effortless charm and a rich, deep vocal tone. More info

: Closes 30th August 2015

A mid-life musical comedy, Happy 50ish tackles the fear we all have of the big five-O with wit and just a little bit of naughtiness. Written by Lynn Shore, Mark Vogel and David Burnham, the show has already played hugely successful runs on the West Coast, drawing praise for its memorable tunes and irrepressible sense of fun. More info

: Closes 20th September 2015

In the tradition of the great Restoration comedies and perhaps one of the finest modern tributes to Comedia Del'Arte, Delirium's Daughters is a splendid blend of tomfoolery and the art of slapstick humour, triumphantly returning to the Theatre Row this Summer. A fast-paced whirlwind of wit and zany antics, Nicholas Korn's latest play is farcical comedy at its finest! More info

: 16th July

South Korean pop stars Bangtan Boys are back in the US! The boys are embarking on a massive world tour throughout 2015 called Red Bullet, which hits North America in July. The septet's profile over here is growing and growing, having filmed the reality show American Hustle Life last summer, which saw them learning about West Coast hip-hop, and working with the likes of Coolio and Warren G. More info

: 17th July

Formed out of six ex-members of the hit Eighties-era Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, this comeback concert remembering Menudo's golden era has been going strong since 1998, and has maintained their popularity with their now forty-something fans. Their current lineup comprises Ricky Melendez, Rene Farrait, Miguel Cancel, Johnny Lozada, Ray Reyes and Charlie Masso. For one night only! More info

: 18th July

Ballroom with a Twist is a fantastic new dance production directed and choreographed by Dancing With the Stars Emmy-nominated Louis van Amstel. Louis brings the same passion, expertise and excitement to Ballroom with a Twist as seen on tv with his celebrity partners: Kelly Osbourne, Priscilla Presley and Lisa Rinna. 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

: 25th July

The music of psychedelic mind-bender Frank Zappa lives on thanks to his son. Fronting the foremost Zappa tribute band, guitarist Dweezil Zappa spent three years studying the intricate music and physical performance of his father's legacy, emerging as a fully-fledged artist in his own right. More info

: Closes 19th December 2015

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

: 27th July

British hard rock band Whitesnake saw a welcome return to the stage in 2011 after a hiatus since 2002. With founding member David Coverdale at the helm, Whitesnake have once again undergone a new lineup change together with their 12th studio album, The Purple Album, with previous Tommy Aldridge drummer Brian Tichy rejoining in 2013 and Joel Hoekstra taking over from Doug Aldrich on guitar as of last August. The Purple Album sees David Coverdale's work finally released for his previous band Deep Purple, the Mark 3 and Mark 4 albums. 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

: 10th July

Youtube and American Idol star Todrick Hall is embarking on his second national tour this summer following his successful debut Twerk du Soleil tour last year. Toddy and his wacky cast of dancers and singers show off their amazing stage skills that have got the whole internet talking and trying to emulate! Hall originates from Canada where he is established his career as avocalist, actor, director, choreographer and entertainer before auditioning for season nine of American Idol, where he made it through to the semi-finals. More info

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