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New York All Shows in April 2015

Our selection of the best shows in New York for the month of April 2015

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New Amsterdam Theater

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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John Golden Theater : Closes 21st June 2015

After a sold-out run in London's West End, David Hare's Skylight makes its Broadway debut with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan as Kyra and Tom, former lovers on the verge of re-awakening their long lost connection. But the years between them are not the only obstacles to a reunion, preconceived notions and warring opinions ignite a dynamic debate in this comedic and wickedly clever show. More info

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theater : Closes 28th June 2015

After wowing on London's West End, and winning an Olivier to add to her Academy Award for playing Queen Elizabeth II, Helen Mirren dons the crown once again to bring The Audience to Broadway. Directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, this luminous play imagines the private weekly meetings held between Her Majesty and the Prime Minister of the day, leading to some very interesting observations! More info

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Eugene O'Neill Theatre

From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this hilarious 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. More info

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Astor Place Theatre

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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Orpheum Theater

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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American Airlines Theater : Closes 5th 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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Newman Theater : Closes 3rd May 2015

A new musical from the pen of Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), this Broadway-bound show 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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Minskoff Theater

Disney presents a musical that brings the much-loved 1994 animated film to life to breath-taking effects, spirit and power, inviting you to explore the African Serengeti and join the wide eyed cub Simba on the adventure of a lifetime as he grows up and accepts his destiny as the King of the Pride Lands. In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring 'Circle of Life') this phenomenal adaptation has new original songs and explodes with joyous, captivating music that soundtrack the rich mythology and moving drama expertly. More info

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Walter Kerr Theater : Closes 20th September 2015

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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Stage 3 New World Stages : Closes 22nd November 2015

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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Stephen Sondheim Theatre : Closes 13th September 2015

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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Gershwin Theater

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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Ethel Barrymore Theater : Closes 18th October 2015

London's National Theatre is proud to present the Broadway debut of its sensational new play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on Mark Haddon's best-selling book of the same name, this mesmerising production uses extraordinary lighting, set design and props to tell this unusual and utterly unforgettable story. 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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Imperial Theater

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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Shubert Theatre

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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Al Hirschfeld Theater

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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Majestic Theater

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 love him back. More info

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August Wilson Theater

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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Booth Theater

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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Lyric Theatre - Broadway : Closes 2nd 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. More info

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Cort Theater : Closes 18th July 2015

Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David makes his acting and playwriting Broadway debut with Fish in the Dark. 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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Isaac Stern Auditorium : 29th April

After the great success embodying the role of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson's play, Audra McDonald won her 6th Tony, making her not only the first performer to win in each acting category, but the only performer to win six awards! And well deserved, because as a star of stage and screen, she is one of our most beloved singers. Don't miss your chance to see her live in concert. More info

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Belasco Theater

With the original Hedwig, John Cameron Mitchell back at the reins, 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. More info

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Stage 4 New World Stages : 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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Bernard B Jacobs Theater : Closes 7th June 2015

Due to phenomenal demand, this starry revival of Terence McNally's comedy extends its run until June 2015. Set on the opening night of a new Broadway show, It's Only a Play is a by turns biting and affectionate send up of the theatrical world. Among the cast are Broadway favorites Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, who star alongside T. R. Knight and Stockard Channing. More info

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Jerry Orbach Theater

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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Union Square Theater

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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Broadhurst Theater : Closes 5th 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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Bergen Performing Arts Center : 28th April

Together longer than The Beatles themselves, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary group, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. Includes the early hits to later classics that The Beatles never got the chance to play live - including the most complex and challenging songs. More info

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Ambassador Theater

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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Longacre Theater : Closes 2nd August 2015

After a critically acclaimed summer debut at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Tony Award winner Jo DiPietro's Living On Love shines on Broadway at NY's Longacre Theatre. The original star-studded cast, including renowned soprano Renee Fleming, reprise their roles in this smash hit comedy about the tumultuous relationship between a celebrated opera diva and her maestro husband. More info

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Kirk Theatre

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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Kirk Theatre

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

Vivian Beaumont Theater : Closes 5th July 2015

The Rogers and Hammerstein epic returns to Broadway in a new production that promises to capture the essence of this much-treasured piece of musical theatre history. The 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 respect, culture and the celebration of love. Starring five time Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara and Academy Award Nominee Ken Watanabe in his American stage debut at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre! More info

Madison Square Garden : 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

Lunt Fontanne Theater : Closes 20th December 2015

Opening 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 will star Matthew Morrison as Mr. Barrie himself! More info

Music Box Theater : Closes 9th August 2015

Returning to Broadway for it's first revival, Wendy Wasserman's 1988 Pulitzer prize and Tony winning play is about the journey of one young women through 20 years of social, political and personal change. Mad Men's Elizabeth Moss, Orange is The New Black's Jason Biggs and A Gentleman's Guide star Bryce Pinkham lead the cast of this remarkable coming of age story covering the romances and regrets we all pick up in life. More info

St James Theater

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

Daryl Roth Theater : Closes 13th September 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

Metropolitan Opera House : Closes 7th May 2015

Directed by Tony Award winning Susan Stroman (The Producers), this production promises a lavish take on Lehar's comic story of love blossoming amidst bureaucratic wrangling. Set against the background of fin de siecle Paris, scenes take place at Maxim's, with Susan Graham singing the role of the beguiling heiress that has all of Paris under her spell. Or is it her vast fortune that has men flocking to her in droves? More info

Winter Garden Theater : Closes 5th July 2015

The second part of Mike Poulton's two plays in rep, the story of Thomas Cromwell picks up where we left off in Part 1, as he reaches the apex of power at Henry VIII's right hand. Cromwell's scheming has worked and Anne Boleyn is now the new Queen. But by splitting from the Catholic church, England is now unprotected and isolated in Europe. With no male heir forthcoming, the King's affections are wandering elsewhere. How can the ambitious manipulator keep his position in a newly precarious court, where suspicion reigns more than ever?

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Brooks Atkinson Theater : Closes 13th September 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

David H Koch Theater : Closes 9th May 2015

New York City Ballet presents the final of three recitals in this program paying homage to George Balanchine's famed Black & White ballets, with this third program covering the most masterful pieces that have come to define his extraordinary contribution to the world of ballet- played with aplomb by his beloved company. More info

Neil Simon Theater : Closes 4th October 2015

The acclaimed Eric Schaeffer helms this brand new revival of Lerner and Loewe's classic musical starring Vanssa Hudgens in the title role! This comedic tale of a young woman groomed to be a playboy's companion, until the two unexpectedly fall in love, won the 1958 Academy Award for Best Picture and starred Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan in the lead roles. More info

Winter Garden Theater : Closes 5th July 2015

From humble beginnings to right hand man of the King, Wolf Hall is the story of Thomas Cromwell. History has not been very kind to him; his cunning and fixing has cast him as a Machiavellian character, pulling the strings of the Tudor administration to ensure his own survival. This first part of the story sees the rise of Cromwell from his humble beginnings from a working-class family to becoming the right-hand man of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, who was adviser to King Henry VIII. Managing to sidestep Wolsley's fall from grace, he eventually takes his place as the most powerful of Henry's ministers, making some dangerous courtly enemies in the process. More info

Palace Theater

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. Aided by wealthy fellow American Milo Davenport, his reputation is on the up, but his heart is stolen by the ingenue, Lise. 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

Gramercy Theatre : 26th April

A trifecta of magnificence graces the Gramercy on the final stop on the US leg of Tour Because Awesome 2! Featuring the originators of Wizard Rock, Harry & The Potters who's frenetic live performances are not only awesome but hilarious, Driftless Pony Club, the indie-rock band led by WheezyWaiter, Craig Benzine and of course, the one and only Hank Green & his Perfect Strangers! DFTBA! More info

Radio City Music Hall : Closes 7th May 2015

Dance sensation Derek Hough joins Broadway starlet Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and The Rockettes in a celebration of Springtime as they lead this brand new Radio City extravaganza, opening in March for a strictly limited time. Directed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, it's been billed as an all-dancing love letter to The Big Apple in the spring time, taking the audience on a grand tour of the city's most iconic landmarks. More info

Broadway Theater

Boris Pasternak's celebrated 1957 novel comes to the Broadway stage in 2015. Later adapted into one of the highest grossing films of all time starring Omar Shariff, Doctor Zhivago is an epic tale of loss, perseverance and romance and is perfect material for Broadway's next big musical. More info

Anspacher Theater : Closes 24th May 2015

Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway returns to the stage for the first time in six years in this timely one-woman show. Written by George Brant, and directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor, Grounded centers on Hathaway's unnamed fighter pilot, whose life begins to unravel when she's reassigned to the military's drone program. More info

Circle in the Square : Closes 13th September 2015

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, Fun Home promises to be the most refreshingly atypical musicals of the year. More info

Lyceum Theater

After a critically lauded run last summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Mass. , Terrance McNally's dark, musical adaptation of Friedrich Durrenmatt's black comedy returns to Broadway with inestimable legend Chita Rivera at the helm. When a widowed millionairess returns to the impoverished town of her youth, she offers them a terrible choice. She can rescue them from financial ruin in exchange for executing her ex-lover, now a happily married shopkeeper. How will they choose? More info

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre : Closes 14th June 2015

Eighty-five year-old Miss Ruby was a once famous burlesque dancer in New Orleans' French Quarter, where she made her name. Now living at the run-down Hummingbird Hotel, a once glamorous salon that attracts many different members of society, she decides that she'd like to hold her funeral. Before she dies. Airline Highway refers to the infamous road that runs through New Orleans where the Hummingbird stands; the play is a moving tribute to the outcasts in society who make our lives that little more interesting and colorful. More info

David H Koch Theater : Closes 6th May 2015

New York City Ballet presents the first of three recitals in this program paying homage to George Balanchine's famed Black & White ballets, the first of which covers the earliest of these. Displaying the wealth of talent already apparent in the choreographer's younger years, but also vision of things to come in later years. More info

Huron Club

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

Mitzi E Newhouse Theater : Closes 26th April 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents the world premiere of Bathsheba Doran's new play as part of their 2014/2015 season. The Mystery of Love and Sex centers on a pair of childhood friends who become romantically involved, and is be yet another intense and complex drama from the young English playwright. It stars Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub. More info

Classic Stage Theater : Closes 10th May 2015

Peter Sarsgaard (Blue Jasmine, The Slap) takes on the career-defining role of The Dane in Classic Stage Company's new production. Considered perhaps the greatest tragedy ever written, Hamlet centers on the bloodthirsty struggle for the Danish throne. Austin Pendleton directs, with Penelope Allen and Tony winner Stephen Spinella also among the cast. More info

Harvey Lichtenstein Theater : Closes 3rd May 2015

Sir Richard Eyre's award winning revival of Ibsen's Ghosts transfers to Brooklyn's Academy of Music this April. The production enjoyed a critically acclaimed run in London's West End in 2013, and was awarded three Olivier Awards and nominated for a further two. Lesley Manville, a West End stage veteran and frequently seen in the films of Mike Leigh, reprises her lead role. More info

Stage 5 New World Stages : 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

The Davenport Theater : Closes 10th May 2015

A 6' 1" chick lets it rip about playing pro basketball in France, modeling, stripping, designing erotica and, taking lots of shots at life. More info

New York City Center Mainstage : Closes 26th April 2015

Continuing in the great circus traditions of Montreal, this seven-piece performing arts troupe (their name translates to Seven Fingers of the Hand, incidentally) are currently on a world tour, and are hitting the New York City Center in April. Combining athleticism, acrobatics and clowning skills, their new production Sequence 8 explores themes of human connection and isolation. This new production has garnered rave reviews from both the national and world press, and is expected to take breaths away when it swoops into New York this Spring! More info

Town Hall Theater : 25th April

Essayist, humorist and creator of The Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor is one of America's most beloved radio personalities. This tour sees him taking to the stage in his famous red shoes to spin yarns about his Minnesota childhood and his lengthy public radio career. More info

Metropolitan Opera House : Closes 25th April 2015

Nicholas Hytner's powerful production features a strong cast for Verdi's epic vision of the Spanish Inquisition. Featuring Yonghoon Lee as Don Carlo and Ferruccio Furlanetto as the commanding King Phillip, this co-production with the Royal Opera House in London and The Norwegian National Opera and ballet, this grand opera is sure to be a highlight of the season. More info

Webster Hall : 27th April

Purveyors of kinetic and confessional indie rock with a dance pop sheen, The Wombats are back in the US with a brand new studio record, Glitterbug and they're ready to tear up the dance-floor this summer! More info

Beacon Theater : 29th April

Your favorite stars from the hit television show Nashville are back and ready to hit the road in the TV show's second US tour! Buoyed by the success of last year's nationwide trek, Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Chris Carmack will head out this Spring for eight special dates, performing songs from the show on-stage in this exciting from-screen-to-real-life concert series. More info

St. Luke's Theater : 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

Irving Plaza : 25th April

This truly international Celtic folk rock band headed by Mike Scott are back with their acclaimed new album Modern Blues, and are taking it Stateside for a 27-date tour in 2015. Despite dissolving in 1993, they reformed in 2000 and have continued to pump out new material, exploring neopaganism, spirituality and poetry from the British Isles. In fact, their biggest success to date was their release in 2010 of 20 poems by William Butler Yeats, set to musical accompaniments. The show played in Dublin for five nights to sold-out crowds and received positive critical acclaim. More info

David H Koch Theater : Closes 9th May 2015

New York City Ballet presents the second of three recitals in this program paying homage to George Balanchine's famed Black & White ballets, this second set of shows combines the 'coming of age' style that the choreographer developed in the middle years of his career, with his life-long attraction to the music of Stravinsky. More info

Apollo Theater : Closes 24th April 2015

John Mellencamp is embarking on a truly massive tour in 2015, in support of his latest record Plain Spoken. Released on September 23rd, the new record is Mellencamp's first in four years and is set to be yet another impressive entry in the catalogue of the man they call "The Voice of the Heartland". More info

St. Luke's Theater

Jackie Mason lovechild Sheba Mason's Musical on the hilarious love affair between Jackie and her starry-eyed mother - AN OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL COMEDY. More info

Appel Room : Closes 14th May 2015

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More info

Town Hall Theater : Closes 25th April 2015

Join Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band for two hours of live radio fun. Known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, tongue-in-cheek radio drama, and Keillor's signature storytelling segment, News from Lake Wobegon. More info

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

Now lead by Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, San Diego-based STP are back on tour in 2015 following the cancellation of several shows in 2014 due to Bennington's ankle surgery. Currently working in the studio on new material, we're yet to hear when the next album is coming out, but fans are assured that the tour will showcase this new material plus favorites dating back even prior to Scott Wielland's departure.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Apr 2015:

Wellmont Theatre

Apr 25, 2015

Irving Plaza

Apr 27, 2015

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

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

This show is happening at multiple venues in Apr 2015:

Town Hall Theater

Apr 22, 2015

Mccarter Theatre Center

Apr 25, 2015

BEN FOLDS & YMUSIC

King of geek pop Ben Folds has embarked on yet another adventurous collaboration for his new album. He's teamed up with six-piece New York instrumental outfit yMusic and the resulting album, in Folds' own words, is "a record we've never heard before". They're heading out on tour in support of this joint effort, so expect to hear a wealth of new material mixed in with choice picks from Folds' lengthy solo career.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Apr 2015:

Bowery Ballroom

Apr 27, 2015

Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Apr 28, 2015

Town Hall Theater

Apr 30, 2015

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre : 27th April

Two-time Tony Award winner and reigning Broadway queen Patti LuPone joins forces with Emmy Award-winning actor Bobby Canavale for a special one night only stage-reading of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo. The seasoned stars of stage, film and TV come together to raise funds for The Acting Company, America's only non-profit classical theatre organisation. More info

Clurman Theatre : Closes 10th May 2015

One of crime master Agatha Christie's most fiendish works comes to the Clurman Theatre this April. The story begins on a foggy night in South Wales, with Michael Starkwedder driving his car off the road and into a ditch. Seeking assistance, he heads to the nearby house of the Warwicks, but his eyes are greeted with a terrible sight as he steps through the door. Richard Warwick lies dead on the floor, and his wife Laura is standing over his body with a smoking gun in hand! More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury : Closes 25th April 2015

Bands don't come much greater than The Beach Boys. To America what The Beatles were to the UK, they produced some of the finest pop songs of the 1960s, including God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice and Good Vibrations. For a select series of dates in 2015 the band will be supported by America, pioneers of soft rock folksiness during the 1970s who are best known today for their 1971 single A Horse With No Name. More info

Westside Theater Upstairs : Closes 7th June 2015

The Disney prescribed model of femininity takes a bashing in Disenchanted, a hilarious musical which takes a swipe at the animation studio's vision of waif-like princesses who all possess supermodel good looks. More info

Stage 2 New World Stages

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

Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre : Closes 7th June 2015

Prolific South African playwright and political activist Athol Fugard is best known for his protest plays that spoke out against the injustices of Apartheid and for the Academy Award-winning film Tsotsi, adapted from his novel of the same name. The Tony Award-winner's latest work, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek centers on the life of South African Outsider Artist Nukain Mabusa. More info

Beckett Theatre : Closes 25th April 2015

Three couples entangle themselves in a web of sexual power play, frustration and deceit in this new dark comedy at The Beckett Theatre. The Happy Family is the first in a season of new works at Theatre Row from Christopher B Latro, and promises to be a tense four hander from this fast emerging young playwright, who made a splash in 2014 with Absolution at St Lukes Theatre. More info

Bergen Performing Arts Center : 25th April

The self-styled 'Ultimate Jew' is back in New York for one night only! The comedy legend, now 83, remains as sharp and outspoken as ever. Recognised as an absolute master craftsman, Mason's raison d'etre is spot on dissections of Jewish identity and culture, but he also explores the current state of politics and the mysteries of married life. More info

New Victory Theater : Closes 26th April 2015

There's no one better than Justin Roberts to introduce your kids to their first ever concert experience. The two-time Grammy nominee brings his brand new show The Mysterious Hat to the New Victory Theater this April. Expect guitar-led harmonic goodness, which will get even the hippest of four year olds dancing in the aisles! More info

Kraine Theater

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

St. Luke's Theater : Closes 25th July 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

Irene Diamond Stage at Signature Theatre : Closes 7th June 2015

A. R. Gurney continues his residency at the Signature Theater with What I Did Last Summer. Best known for Love Letters, Gurney is one of American theater's finest chroniclers of upper middle-class ennui and heartbreak. First premiered in 1981, this elegiac, coming of age story revolves around the 14 year old Charlie, vacationing with his Waspish mother Grace, who feels a desperate need for artistic self-expression bubbling up inside him. More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury : 26th April

The best of Sixties Blue-Eyed Soul is back! Bandleader Felix Cavaliere and his band The Rascals epitomized the pop rock movement that spawned peers like The Righteous Brothers and Lonnie Mack. But Cavaliere's soulful, smooth vocals as well as the band's affinity for writing their own hits put them miles ahead of their contemporaries. More info

Gramercy Theatre : 29th April

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

Town Hall Theater : 23rd April

Since the 1960s, Gil has tackled everything from jazz and reggae, to samba and even electronica. His list of influences include Yes and Pink Floyd, with whom he performed with in London following his 1969 exile for satirising the Brazilian Military Government. His most recent record celebrated the legacy of Brazilian music's other famous Giberto (Joao Gilberto) with a record of bossa nova rhythms. More info

Beacon Theater : 25th April

The Tribeca Film Festival has long been a wellspring of independent talent in the film world. Drawing over three million people annually, the 11 day long festival features screenings of documentaries, short and feature-length films as well as talks and panel discussions by leaders not only in the field of motion pictures but art and music as well. Celebrate the closing night with a special 25th anniversary screening of Goodfellas and join its cast and creators in a special discussion afterwards. More info

Bergen Performing Arts Center : 22nd April

Ranked at fifth place in Rolling Stone's list of 100 greatest guitarists, even though Beck was not the first rock guitarist to experiment with electronic distortion, regardless he helped to redefine the sound and role of the electric guitar in rock music. Beck's work with the Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group's 1968 album Truth were seminal influences on what would become heavy metal music, which emerged in during the early 1970s. More info

Lucille Lortel Theater : Closes 7th June 2015

Following the incredible success of Hand to God, Robert Askins returns to the Manhattan Theatre Club with his new comedy Permission, which takes a similarly sideways glance at religion in the 21st Century. It revolves around staid married couple Eric and Cyndy who decide to try out the controversial practise of Christian Domestic Discipline, a real life method of maintaining a healthy relationship by way of corporal punishment. More info

Beacon Theater : 24th April

It was 40 years ago that Monty Python made their big screen debut in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Tribeca is honoring this anniversary with a special screening of said knightly masterpiece. All five surviving Pythons (Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam) are reuniting for the showing, which takes place at The Beacon Theatre on the festival's last Friday. More info

Anne L. Bernstein Theater : Closes 31st May 2015

After a successful run last year, Sit Down, Shut Up & Eat returns to the Snapple Theater Center for a return engagement in 2015. The laugh-filled production is written by and stars four seasoned New York comedians, and combines their smoothly delivered patter with the format of an Off-Broadway play. More info

Metropolitan Opera House : Closes 8th May 2015

The Met Opera presents a double bill of operas - Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo. This pair of exciting new productions created by Sir David McVicar will see esteemed tenor Marcelo Alvarez perform the lead role in both works. Arguably the most tragic of operatic works, the two operas are both set in Sicily, with Cavalleria Rusticana set in a rustic village square in 1900, whilst Pagliacci is brought forward to a 1940s truck stop in the same area. Jealousy and betrayal are the common denominators, along with the Sicilian setting. More info

Anne L. Bernstein Theater

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

Marriott Marquis

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

Apollo Theater : Closes 24th June 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

St. George Theatre : 26th April

Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination! Songs include Over the Rainbow, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead and We're Off to See the Wizard - all performed to LIVE music! More info

Metropolitan Opera House : Closes 9th May 2015

The Met revives David Alden's Film Noir inspired production of Un Ballo in Maschera for Spring. A scintillating tale of murder and intrique, supported tenor Piotr Beczala in his first outing as the threatened King Gustavo. Political plots and hidden passions are only emphasised in this stylistic, contemporary staging. More info

Second Stage Theatre Midtown - Tony Kiser Theatre : Closes 1st July 2015

Neil LaBute's follow up 2014's The Money Shot will receive its world premiere in May at The Second Stage Theatre. The Way We Get By will mark the New York stage debut of Amanda Seyfried, who has previously stunned in the big screen adaptations of Les Miserables and Mamma Mia. More info

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