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All Shows in New York - September 2015

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

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: Closes 4th June 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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To be young and restless in Paris is a dream for many of us, but in the late 1940's, it's Jerry Mulligan's life. After escaping the horrors of the war, he moves to the city of romance in the hopes of avoiding the daily grind and making it as a painter. Day dreaming and dancing, with the Gershwin's wonderful score, An American in Paris celebrates the best in life, in true Parisian style! More info

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

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: Closes 5th June 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 30th January 2016

Sworn against love by the death of her mother, proud Princess Turandot prefers watching her suitors meet a grisly end and having their heads placed on spikes at the palace gates, yet they still vie to win her hand. When Calaf takes up the challenge, the unattainable beauty may have met her match in this lavish spectacle and final masterpiece from Puccini. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Wayne Brady will step into the lead from November 20th! 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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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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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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Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. More info

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: Closes 6th September 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. Misty Copeland join the cast to make her Broadway debut from August 25th to September 6th, the date this production closes! More info

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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 13th September 2015

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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: 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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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

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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, 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 20th September 2015

This Anglo-Indian Canadian stand-up comic is one of most successful touring, and has been nominated for numerous awards. Despite having eluding the stratospheric level of fame as his peers, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, his last world tour netted him $19m, putting him third on the list of the highest earners on the comedy circuit. 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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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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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

: 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

: Closes 30th September 2015

With over 20 million records sold in the US, Josh Groban is arguably the most popular singer-songwriter in the country after hits from his five albums, including 'Closer' and 'Awake'. More info

: 21st 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

: Closes 29th November 2015

Roundabout Theatre presents the first ever Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's unsettling play, which will feature Oscar nominee Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) in his Broadway debut. The story follows the battle for dominance that develops between a husband and an old friend of his wife. Helming this production is Tony winner Douglas Hodge, while Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke provides the music. More info

: 15th September

"I first heard Rodney on a demo tape in 1974 and knew immediately from his voice and lyrics he had the right stuff" says Emmylou Harris of longtime friend and collaborator Rodney Crowell. After the success of their 2013 album of classic duets, Old Yellow Moon, they have come together once more to blend their voices in a perfect harmony on new record The Travelling Kind and are playing a series of special shows together to celebrate! More info

: Closes 30th September 2015

After a seven-year break from the mic, Dave Chapelle made his long-awaited return to stand-up comedy in 2014, with fresh new material gathered during his absence. Chappelle hasn't slowed down since. With a slew of fresh dates for 2015, the King of Improv and Observational Satire is well on his way to becoming a global comedy superstar, in the footsteps of stars George Carlin and Richard Pryor. More info

: 24th September

Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. Since taking the helm of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2005, the show has set all-time viewer records and achieved the highest ratings since the shows inception in 1995. In between film and tv commitments, he has performed his solo Hot and Grumpy Tour since 2013, which continued through 2014 and now into this year. More info

MADONNA

The undisputed Queen of Pop will be embarking on her 10th world tour, proving that this material girl still has a Rebel Heart! Over the course of her extraordinary three-decade career, Madonna has sold over 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history. She is a seven-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2015:

Madison Square Garden

Sep 16-17, 2015

Barclays Center

Sep 19, 2015

After making its debut to great acclaim at 2014's Williamstown Theatre Festival, this revival of Sam Shepard's 1983 play transfers to Broadway with Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back) and Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur) in the lead roles. They play Eddie and May, former lovers reunited in a seedy motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert. 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. Starring Tony winner Kelli O'Hara. More info

: Closes 10th January 2016

Broadway greats James Earl Jones (You Can't Take It with You) and Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful) reunite for this revival of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander. It centers on two caustic nursing home residents, whose weekly gin rummy game takes on an ever deeper meaning. More info

: 25th September

Tall and handsome, with a stage presence that veers between Nick Cave and Johnny Cash, J. Tillman is bringing his latest incarnation, Father John Misty to a town near you this year on the North American leg of his world tour. The one time Fleet Foxes drummer has been steadily releasing solo records since 2004, but it was as Father John that things started to make sense. Conceived after a psychedelic desert experience in the desert deserving of Gram Parsons or one of this Laurel Canyon peers, the sound of Father John Misty is part old school country misery, part retro folk and a whole lot of sardonic wit. More info

: Closes 10th January 2016

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

Transferring from Los Angeles, Deaf West's electric staging of this multi-Tony winner has a cast of both hearing and deaf actors. Based on Frank Wederkind's controversial play, this rock musical follows a group of adolescents in 19th Century Weimar Germany raging against the moral codes of the day. Stars Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin in her Broadway debut! More info

: 25th September

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. More info

: Closes 29th September 2015

The legendary New York City Ballet presents a masterful retelling of the Tchaikovsky-Pepita classic melded with the nuances of George Balanchine's daring one-act version of Swan Lake, deftly brought together under the creative eye of Danish danseur and choreographer Peter Martins. This new full-length production boasts the lucidity, speed and precision that the NYCB is renowned for while keeping elements from the traditional score, culminating in a must-see for first timers and old fans alike! More info

: Closes 6th March 2016

Dames at Sea will return to Broadway in 2015 after a fifty year hiatus! Directed and choreographed by Tony-nominated choreographer Randy Skinner, the musical is a tap-happy, navy-crazy feast of song, dance and incredible costumes - all the ingredients which made the golden era of movie musicals so gosh darn special! More info

Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Good People) premieres his new comedy at New York City Center. Detailing a battle of wits between two elderly women in a care home, it's directed by David Hyde Pierce and stars Emmy winner Holland Taylor. More info

: Closes 9th January 2016

This emotionally powerful opera depicts the last days of Anne Boleyn, the doomed second wife of England's heir-mad King Henry VIII. As his attention in his wife wains, her last days at court are numbered as he prepares the altar for his mistress and Anne's friend and confidant Jane Seymour. Defiant, but increasingly delusional as a fatal plot is cooked up against her. More info

: 29th September

The Scottish electronic collective (pronounced 'churches') are back on tour in the wake of releasing their second studio album Every Open Eye, released this year. The trio, led by Lauren Mayberry are known for working a clean sound, with their music style usually tagged as electronic or synthpop. They are kicking off their tour following a set of dates at various music festivals across the States. This new album is a fillow-up to their successful 2013 release, The Bones of What You Believe. More info

: Closes 22nd November 2015

Roundabaout Theatre Company are back with a world premiere production that explores spiritual and physical healing after coming home from war. Written by up and coming playwright Lindsey Ferrentino, Patricia McGregor directs an uplifting play about a newly discharged female soldier who finds herself lost and broken following three tours of Afghanistan. Whilst exploring the realm of virtual reality game therapy to heal her emotional and physical scars, Jess slowly but surely restores her life, relationships and, slowly, herself. More info

: 26th 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

: Closes 27th September 2015

The former Nickelodeon actress turned pop sensation adds 40 additional dates to her Honeymoon Tour, on which she'll be supported by Latino heartthrob Prince Royce. Expect to hear One Last Time, Break Free and Love me Harder. More info

: Closes 23rd September 2015

A bouncy six piece outfit hailing from Iceland, with songs infused with more color than the aurora borealis, they deal in infectiously indie-folk filled choruses, that give way to triumphant anthems, whilst taking you along for the ride. After winning a battle of the bands in their native Reykjavik, their debut record 'My Head is an Animal' became a world-wide hit, with lead single 'Little Talks' cementing their place in the mainstream. More info

: 30th September

Now in its fourth year New York City Ballet's hotly anticipated Fall Gala, as created by board Vice Chair Sarah Jessica Parker, is the ultimate blend of ballet and fashion, where the bright lights of the choreographic world come together with some of fashion's biggest names to create a glittering, sartorial spectacular! More info

: 25th September

The charming winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 comes to the Gramercy for this live concert, featuring special guest and fellow Drag Race alum Ivy Winters! Since winning the Crown back in 2013, Monsoon has been a busy bee, releasing her debut record, (excellently named 'The Inevitable Album') and writing two iterations of mad-cap cabaret show The Vaudevillians with Dr. Dan. More info

: 26th September

After many years on the road building separate, successful solo careers, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have united to form a new band with an extended pool of collaborators and friends. The Tedeschi Trucks Band is the result of their union - an 11-strong Blues band that has become a force to be reckoned with! More info

: Closes 15th November 2015

The luminous Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o leads the New York premiere of this esteemed play from Danai Gurira. Set during the Liberian Civil War of 2003, Eclipsed is the story of a band of captive wives of a rebel officer. Through adversity they have formed an unlikely sisterhood to deal with the violence and struggle all around them. When a new girl is added to the group, tensions begin to surface quickly in their neglected corner of the compound. Compassionate, witty and deeply moving, it is a portrait of morality during war, and ponders whether the greatest enemy is actually within the brutality of our own side. More info

: 16th September

The list of Diana Ross' achievements is staggering, and twelve-time Grammy winner and Oscar-nominated superstar Diana Ross is showing no signs of slowing down her touring career! Don't miss your chance to see a living legend in concert. More info

: 24th September

The Airborne Toxic Event is one of the most successful bands to emerge from LA's music scene over the last few years. It's easy to understand why with their signature of cleverly crafted lyrics and beautifully blended orchestral rock. More info

Following in the footsteps of hit comedy-edutainment shows like Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl and Colin Quinn's Long Story Short, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! More info

: Closes 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

: Closes 6th September 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

: 28th September

Join a veritable smorgasbord of stars at the spectacular Pearl Jubilee, this year celebrating 30 years of connecting dancers with their futures as they make a career transition. Featuring guest stars and special performances, this one night only event is sure to be a Fall highlight for dancers and fans. More info

: 21st September

The son of the late, great Bob Marley has had to prove to his detractors not to be riding his father's coat-tails, and has as a result carved out a successful career in reggae for himself. As a child, he was a keen sportsman, and was unaware of his musical abilities until his mother, table tennis champion Anita Belnavis encouraging him to take guitar and trumpet lessons. Fast forward to today and Marley has successfully proven himself a musician that crosses genres, from reggae, dancehall, hip hop and R'n'B. With six studio albums under his belt, his latest Maestro was released in June 2015. More info

: Closes 4th October 2015

Sophocles' desolate tale of determination over duty gets a new colloquial translation by Canadian Poet Anne Carson in this new production starring Juliette Binoche as the titular tragic heroine and directed by Olivier winning Ivo Van Hove. After a successful debut in Europe, this taut and moving work will hold its U.S premiere this Fall at the historic Brooklyn Academy of Music. More info

: Closes 24th September 2015

With a reign that lasted nearly five decades, Good Queen Bess has long been seen as an iconic monarch, with countless plays, books, films, operas and more based on her life. From fictitious to facetious, she has been represented myriad ways over the last 400 odd years. Now Karin Coonrad and her international Theatre company Compagnia de' Colombari, in collaboration with visionary designer John Conklin, dig deep into the Virgin Queen's own words to find the very heart and soul of Elizabeth R. More info

: 12th 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

: 26th September

Thirty-year-old Lang Lang has played sold-out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and holds the distinction of being the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, plus all the top American orchestras. The first huge cross-over star from the People's Republic, he came from humble beginnings as the son of an anti-vice police officer and a telephone operator and whose success has seen over 40 million Chinese children learn classical piano since coming to fame. More info

: 25th September

R. Kelly heads out on tour across the United States in support of his fourteenth studio record The Buffet. It's a sprawling, multi-genre concept album, which encapsulates all of the different genres and styles that Kelly has mastered over the years, from honey-voiced R&B to bumping hip-hop. More info

: Closes 6th May 2016

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

: 14th September

2015 is a very exciting time to be a Duran Duran fan. The boys have been hard at work in the studio at work on their new album Paper Gods with a cavalcade of super producers and special guest stars. Expect to hear a wealth of new material on this tour, alongside their older classics. 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

: 24th September

Expect an evening of infectious indie anthems set to bubbly synth with big oh-oh-oh choruses. One of 2015's biggest breakouts, Walk the Moon, are the glittery feel-good rockers behind 2010's song of the summer 'Anna Sun' and last winters energetic foot-stomper 'Shut up & Dance'. Touring this summer in support of new record 'Talking is Hard', these guys bring a charmingly joyous celebration to the stage that dares you not to get up and dance along! More info

: 12th September

Death Cab for Cutie are traversing the globe in support of latest album Kintsugi, released earlier this year, which proved to be yet another solid entry in one of modern rock's most consistent catalogues. Support comes from post-rock greats Explosions in the Sky. More info

: 19th 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

: 25th September

The legendary rockers Cheap Trick never seem to be off the road, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see them lined up for a series of North American shows this year. The band have now been together for some 40 years, during which they've more or less defined the 'pop rock' genre. Tracks like Surrender and I Want You to Want Me showcase their enviable skill at marrying earworm, bouncy melodies with hard rock riffage. More info

: 24th September

Following in the footsteps of Ed Sheeran and Mumford and Sons, Passenger is the latest indie folk sensation from the UK. His single Let Her Go was a stunning worldwide success, and now he's heading out a North American Tour in support of forthcoming sixth record Whispers II. More info

JOAN ARMATRADING

The enduring icon of the 1970's brings her final tour to North America in a series of solo shows that aim to create lasting, unique memories for the audience and the talented singer-songwriter and are set to be the perfect farewell after over four decades in music. From humble beginnings in the Caribbean to the slums of Birmingham England, Aramatrading taught herself to play, after grabbing a guitar for 3 back when she was 14...

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2015:

The Space at Westbury

Sep 26, 2015

Tarrytown Music Hall

Sep 27, 2015

New York City Winery

Sep 29-01, 2015

TOMMY EMMANUEL

Acoustic guitar virtuoso and two time Grammy Award nominee Tommy Emmanuel is back on tour, bringing his unrivalled passion and energy to his beloved instrument. Expect jazz, blues, folk and more from this Australian native who has embraced all things American. Watch this adroit performer coax his extreme talent and leave you with a smile on your face!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2015:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sep 24, 2015

Tarrytown Music Hall

Sep 25, 2015

: 16th September

Twenty One Pilots are the Ohio duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun who formed whilst at college and began to put out their own records before being signed by Pete Wentz' Fuled By Ramen label in 2013. Since the release of first studio album Vessel, TOP have been creating synthy, spoken-word, genre defying sounds and gaining an enormous, loyal fan base. More info

: Closes 27th December 2015

Fresh from its highly acclaimed Chicago premiere last year, Roundabout Theatre presents the new play by Pulitzer finalist Stephen Karam. A single 90-minute scene, the play explores the gnawing anxieties that beset Pennsylvania family The Blakes as they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. It's directed by two-time Tony winner Joe mantello (An Act of God). More info

: Closes 4th October 2015

It's been almost 20 years since the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent first lit up Broadway with its bold portrayal of the struggles and self-discoveries of a group of young NYC natives, set to a landmark rock'n'roll score. What better way to celebrate the upcoming anniversary than with a revival near its birthplace? More info

: Closes 4th October 2015

Critically acclaimed physical theatre virtuoso James Thierre brings his fifth production as a director to the U.S this fall, the 'choreodrama' Tabac Rouge. Concerning the lives of the citizens of a steampunk dystopia and the rule of their tyrannical, self obsessed King, this dark piece twists and turns, creating an evening of thrilling entertainment. More info

: Closes 13th February 2016

One of Verdi's most outlandish operas returns to the Met guided by the capable hands of Sir David McVicar. A tale of mistaken identity, obsessive love and horrifying tragedy plays against a backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. Gypsies, counts, troubadours and noblewomen all cross paths in a breakneck tale of revenge. What is the connection between the partisan Manrico and the devious Count di Luna? What dark secret does the mysterious gypsy guard with her life? And will the faithful, virginal Leonora ever be with her beloved Manrico? More info

: 6th September

Guatemalan singer Arjona has won two Grammy Awards and now brings his Viaje (Voyage) tour to the US/Canada markets, in what is anticipated to be one of the biggest Latin musical concert tours in 2015. The tour is supports his recently released Viaje album, which debuted at No. 1 in May and is now the ninth top-selling Latin album this year to date (Soundscan). Having also been nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Best Singer/Songwriter album category, his tour is outlandishly extravagant, with a replica train station forming part of the set. This is one Latin hero that we'd travel anywhere for! More info

: 28th September

British folk sensation Ben Howard is embarking on a lengthy US tour to promote his second record I Forget Where We Were. It's a record which promises a more introspective side to the singer songwriter, after his sunny debut Every Kingdom, which contained the track Keep Your Head Up. More info

: Closes 2nd January 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 1st November 2015

Acclaimed playwright Robert O'Hara returns to The Public with a hilarious and provocative new play, which delves into the dramas at the heart of every family. Barbecue centers on The O'Mallerys, as they stage an open air intervention for drug addicted sister Barbara in their local park. Events turn sour, and soon it's the whole family, and not just Barbara, who are under the spotlight. More info

: 16th September

Motorhead have been playing their uncompromising, full-throttle rock 'n' roll for 40 years now, a fact which they're marking with this special anniversary tour. Led by indefatigable singer and guitarist Lemmy, with his cowboy hat and mutton chops, they're regarded as one of heavy metal's most influential bands, marrying the genre's heaviness to a faster punk rock tempo on iconic tracks like Ace of Spades, Overkill and I Got Mine. More info

: 25th September

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is an acclaimed 11-strong Blues band that has become a force to be reckoned with! Appearing at the Beacon Theatre this fall, they are heading up a special concert series with very special guests appearing at each one. This show, Friday September 25th sees them joined by chicano legends Los Lobos. More info

Based on the novel by Jean Webster, Daddy Long Legs tells the inspiring story of Jerusha Abbott, a budding writer who is sent to college by a mysterious benefactor. A sweetly scored exploration of self-discovery and independence, this two-person musical is written and directed by Tony winner John Caird (Les Miserables). More info

: 26th September

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

THE WIGGLES

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.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2015:

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Sep 25, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sep 27, 2015

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

: 18th September

Pennsylvania native ZZ Ward has a hard-edged, blues rock infused musical style, blending RnB, Soul and a stomping Southern aesthetic effortlessly. Her distinctive smokey and sweet vocals bring together these influences to make catchy, well-crafted pop tunes that'll keep your feet tapping along of their own accord. Catch the singer-songwriter as she heads out on a mammoth Love and War tour in support of her latest album This Means War. More info

: 29th September

With a big, soulful voice that plunges to dark, melancholy depths and ascends into wild, fierce howls, Andrew Hozier-Byrne has proved that the hype is justified; the video for his first ever single, "Take Me to Church" went viral in 2013, amassing just under 12 million views to date. More info

: 18th September

Alabama can rightly claim to be the band who made country music what it is today. Formed by three cousins in 1969, the band hit their peak in the 1980s with their blend of southern rock and twangy country balladry, a formula that everyone from Garth Brooks to Luke Bryan has built upon in the subsequent years. More info

: Closes 3rd October 2015

One of the most controversial figures in American legal history is at the heart of this new play by Joan Beber. It centers on Roy Cohn, right-hand man to Senator McCarthy during the Second Red Scare of the 1950s, as he nears his death. As Cohn slips in and out of reality, he is visited by various illustrious figures from his past including Barbara Walters, Ronald Reagan and his lover Serge. More info

: Closes 4th October 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club open their new season with this full-tilt farce from Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man). Dave Thomas Brown (Heathers The Musical) stars as Casey, an unemployed Elvis impersonator who must reinvent himself as a drag queen in order to make ends meet. More info

: Closes 10th January 2016

A run-down movie theater is the setting for Annie Baker's expertly understated comedy, which paints a subtle portrait of three twenty-somethings meandering through their existence. First premiering Off-Broadway in 2013 at Playwright's Horizons, the play was received with universal acclaim from the critics and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the following year. More info

: 12th September

The German rock behemoths Scorpions are heading out on tour in honor of their 50th Anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than inviting along American prog rockers Queensryche for the ride! Expect to hear classic tracks like Rock You Like A Hurricane alongside new material. More info

: Closes 6th September 2015

The madcap adventures of everyone's favourite fiery grandma are back! Mabel Simmons, affectionately known as Madea, isn't your regular sweet little old lady... The streetwise, fast-talking, gun-toting matriarch proves to be one of Tyler Perry's most beloved characters and the first of its type. In Madea On The Run, Perry once again dons the legendary persona to bring her delightful histrionics to stages throughout the US. There are hilarious hijinks aplenty, so get ready to laugh till your sides ache! More info

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (A Raisin' in the Sun) will helm this first ever Broadway revival of Mark Medoff's play. Adapted into an Oscar-winning movie in 1986, Children of a Lesser God portrays the often fraught relationship which develops between a deaf woman and her teacher. More info

: Closes 1st November 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

: 6th September

Eighties glam rock gods Van Halen are headed out on a mammoth North American Tour, bringing the best of their hit-filled catalogue with them. From the unforgettable opening synth strains of mega-hit single Jump to the driving hard rock anthem that is Running With The Devil, their numerous smash hit singles and number one albums make up one considerable rock'n'roll legacy. More info

: 27th September

Just in time for Halloween season, these ghouls are headed out on a tour of the US. Led by the enigmatic frontman Papa Emeritus (real name unknown), whose stage costume of choice is the aforementioned skull paint and priest's robes, the band has certain pop undercurrents that make their doom-laden anthems quite accessible. They're ready to shock, rock and roll! 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

: 19th September

The Nashville scene has long been plagued with the radio-friendly misogyny of Bro Country. Enter the progressive Country stylings of Sturgill Simpson, an independent singer songwriter that draws comparisons with Waylon Jennings and the Country Outlaws, those who sought authenticity in their craft. More info

: 24th September

Country rock legend Steve Earle isn't afraid to say what he thinks when it comes to political and social issues. His music is imbued with this outspoken outlook and his lyrics have often been deemed controversial, but there is also a confessional side to his writing that plants it firmly in the genre of country - he's known a great deal of heartbreak and struggle in his time. But the 60 year old troubadour isn't lying down and taking it, he's still singing the blues, still touring and still releasing new music. More info

: 15th September

One of modern country's most insightful and intelligent songwriters, Jamey Johnson takes risks that few others would dare, from releasing an epic double album (The Guitar Song) to a Hank Cochran tribute record. A new full length release is on the horizon, so expect to hear lots of new material on this tour. More info

: 11th September

The Milk Carton Kids, comprised of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, have enjoyed a rapid ascension to the top of the indie folk world. Maybe their greatest weapon is their close knit vocal harmonies, which have already earned them a 2013 Grammy nomination. More info

: 12th September

A stand up veteran with over three decades of experience under his belt, Vic DiBitetto's career took a major upswing in 2013 thanks to his Youtube video 'Bread and Milk'. A 30 second video created on the spur-of-the moment, the video showed a panicked DiBitetto rushing out to buy some break and milk in the face of the Blizzard of 2013 warnings. More info

: Closes 14th November 2015

Mild-mannered retired bank manager Henry Pulling is quite content with his sleepy surburban existence until his eccentric Aunt Augusta shows up and turns his world upside down. Based on the classic novel from Graham Greene, Travels With My Aunt is brought to the Clurman Theatre stage by the Keen Company. A cast of only four will swap genders, nationalities and costumes to inhabit the play's 25 plus characters. 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

: Closes 9th September 2015

Billed as 'Pop Up Shows', this mini-tour sees Travis Scott playing a total seven concerts across the country in the two weeks following the release of Rodeo. The rapper's debut studio album, Rodeo was one of the year's most highly anticipated hip-hop records of the year, building off the buzz from Scott's two previous mixtapes. More info

: 19th September

Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez aka, Daddy Yankee, first burst onto the international scene with his breakthrough success Barro Fino in 2004, an album that brought Reggaeton to the mainstream's attention with the traditional music wrapped up in catchy latin pop hooks and a hip hop edge. Now the Puerto Rican singer at the forefront of the Spanish Reggae revolution is headed to NYC's Madison Square Garden for a one-night-only show featuring some very special guests. More info

: 17th September

Dubbed the 'Most Popular Poet In America' by the New York Times, world renowned wordsmith Billy Collins has helped shape the face of modern poetry with his well crafted witticisms and often tender observations of the human condition. His conversational tone has often been described as warm and accessible, yet he pairs hilarity with depth to great effect. Join the former US Poet Laureate in conversation as part of the NYCB Theatre at Westbury Speaker Series. More info

: 19th September

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter David Bromberg is known for his eclectic style, playing bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and rock & roll equally well. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time. 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

: 16th September

Rick Springfield wrote his name in the musical history books with his 1981 hit Jessie's Girl. The insanely catchy power pop track, about pining for the girlfriend of his buddy, has subsequently been featured in everything from Boogie Nights to Glee. He'll be joined on this joint tour by Loverboy, who also scored their most famous hit with Working for the Weekend, and new-wavers The Romantics. More info

: 19th September

Get set for a night of classic southern rock this September as two icons of the genre come together for a special concert. Expect to hear classic hits like The Devil Went Down to Georgia and Searchin' For a Rainbow. More info

: 15th September

Twenty One Pilots's fourth record Blurryface is released this year, and the band are heading out on an extensive tour with indie poppers Echosmith in support. Formed of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, Twenty One Pilots' music leaps around multiple genres, experimenting in indie and synth pop, alt. hip-hop and spoken word rhymes, all delivered with pristine production and an ear for radio friendly melodies. More info

: 25th September

The world's first and only A capella Country band, Home Free found their niche in the early 2000's and what started out as a hobby saw the group competing and winning the fourth season of NBC's The Sing-Off in 2013. The win launched the group to international stardom and they've been captivating audiences with their singing ever since. More info

: 18th September

Grammy and five-time Latin Grammy recipient Juan Luis Guerra is one of the most internationally-recognized Latin music stars, and this fall embarks on an exclusive USA tour throughout September, entitled Todo Tiene Su Hora. The Dominican musician is known worldwide for his infectious fusion-laced renditions of merengue and bachata, backed by one of the best live bands in the Spanish speaking world. More info

: 17th September

Kathleen Madigan is one of the most popular headliners in the country. An American Comedy Award winner for Best Female Stand-Up. More info

Perfect Crime goes well beyond traditional mystery play. It is a sexy, compelling thriller, with well-timed surprises and laughs that relieve a growing dramatic tension. The main character is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist accused of bumping off her wealthy British husband. But when a handsome young detective comes calling to investigate, is everything as straight-cut as it appears? More info

Join THE RIDE for a super amped-up experience of the streets of New York City - all from the comfort of a technologically-advanced super-bus. See life in the Big Apple as you have never seen before! More info

: Closes 29th June 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

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