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Written by Chazz Palminteri and directed Robert DeNiro, A Bronx Tale takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score and a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family. Previews Nov 3; Opens Dec 1, 2016
With just one rub of a magic lamp, Aladdin’s journey sweeps you into an exotic world full of adventure, comedy and romance. Grab a magic carpet and prepare to fly with Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway.
The inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, including all your favorite hits, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “So Far Away,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “I Feel the Earth Move” and SO MANY MORE!
Book of Mormon Broadway Musical Comedy – 2011 Tony Award Winner!
Written by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon takes the hit TV series’ trademark satirical, intelligent humor and translates it into an adult-only traditional Broadway Musical Comedy.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical, which ran for 18 years, and returns to Broadway in 2016, tells the story of a tribe of cats, the Jellicles, and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” to decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Previews Jul 14; Opens Aug 02, 2016
Set in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood, this groundbreaking event spins the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art. Featuring a cast that seamlessly merges the ultimate in circus arts and the best of Broadway musical theatre.
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The Color Purple Broadway Musical – starring Jennifer Hudson
Starring Jennifer Hudson and Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple spans 50 years in Celie’s life rural Georgia following the tragic separation from her sister, Nettie. Celie endures an abusive relationship with her husband, Mister, and learns powerful lessons once a strong-willed woman named Sofia enters her world.
The classic musical returns to Broadway in all-new production with stunning choreography. In 1905, the Jewish inhabitants of a Russian village are poor in finances, but rich in traditions. Tevye, the milkman, must raise his five daughters and find husbands for the eldest three, while facing edicts from the Czar and challenging modern ideas…like daughters who want love. Closes Dec 31, 2016
The Front Page – starring Nathan Lane, John Slattery and John Goodman
The press room of Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor conspire to hide the man from the other reporters. Sep 20, 2016 – Feb 2017
Hamilton Broadway Musical – 2016 WINNER OF 11 TONY AWARDS!
Nominated for 16 Tony Awards (a record!) Hamilton, is the rap-and-hip-hop infused new musical about Alexander Hamilton, our most controversial founding father. From orphan, immigrant bastard to George Washington’s top aide, Hamilton rises to the top of the newborn government as he survives the country’s first sex scandal.
Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s NYC apartment. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point… and the hilarity, heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.
Jersey Boys Broadway Musical – 2006 Tony Award Winner!
Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. Closes Jan 15, 2017
Kinky Boots Broadway Musical – 2013 Tony Award Winner!
With music by Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is the story of Charlie Price, forced to save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England. He finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies’ shoes for men.
Lion King Broadway Musical – 1998 Tony Award Winner!
The classic story of young royal heir, Simba, and the animals of the African Pride Lands brought to vivid life.
Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, Matilda follows an intelligent young girl with extraordinary powers who rebels against her parents and headmistress of her boarding school. Closing Jan 2017.
On Your Feet Broadway Musical – The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan
Follow the journey of the Estefans as they travel from their native Cuba to Miami, where they meet in 1975, and found the famous band, Miami Sound Machine. On Your Feet includes the hits "Conga," "1-2-3" and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You.
Phantom of the Opera Broadway Musical – 1988 Tony Award Winner!
Set at the Paris opera house, a beautiful soprano becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.
Dewey, a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in reading, writing and arithmetic, Dewey creates his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mic-dropping rock band.
A racuous new musical comedy, starring siblings Nick and Nigel, ready to take on the theatrical world of 1595 with their own play. When a soothsayer looks into the future and sees audiences loving shows with singing, dancing and acting, the Bottoms set out to beat a superstar playwright known as “The Bard," by creating the world’s first musical.
Follow Jenna (Jessie Mueller, Tony-winner for playing Carole King in Beautiful), a waitress at a small-town diner that finds herself pregnant and in an unhappy marriage. She deals with her sadness by baking her emotions into her famous pies. Music by Sara Barreilles.
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New York City Off Broadway Shows – I’m going to let you in on a New York Insider Broadway Tip… a real New Yorker knows never to underestimate the entertainment value of an Off Broadway Show! Famous Broadway Shows that got their start Off Broadway include Hamilton, RENT, A Chorus Line, HAIR, Avenue Q, In the Heights and Little Shop of Horrors.
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