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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.
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.
Inspired by the 1997 animated film, Anastasia tells the tale of Anya, a Russian orphan trying to understand her true past, which may be as the surviving member of the Tsarist royal family. Set during the Russian Empire and traveling through Paris in the 1920s, Anastasia is a true romantic adventure. Ages 7+. Previews March 23rd, Opens Apr 24, 2017
The Band's Visit Broadway Musical - 2018 TONY Award Winner
Huge Off-Broadway Hit. After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the desert of Israel instead of their original destination. When the locals take them in for the night, their lives intertwine in the most unexpected ways.
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.
The Boys in the Band - Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer & Andrew Rannells
A group of gay men gather in an NYC apartment for a friend's birthday and slowly the fault lines beneath their friendships and self-inflicted heartache begins to surface. Limited Engagement, April 30 - August 12, 2018.
Carousel Broadway Musical Tickets - Jesse Mueller, Renee Fleming
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical Carousel returns to Broadway in a glorious new production Originally presented in 1945, this was the legendary team’s first smash after Oklahoma! Swaggering carnival barker Bill Bigelow (Henry) sweeps innocent mill worker Julie Jordan (Mueller) off her feet in 1870s New England. Their shaky marriage hits the rocks when Julie becomes pregnant and they discover than not even death can conquer love.
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.
The Cher Show is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who’s done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They’re all here, dressed to kill, singing their asses off, telling it like it is. And they're all the star of The Cher Show. Previews Nov 1, 2018, Opens Dec 03, 2018.
On September 11, 2001, 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to the air strip in Gander, Newfoundland. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we’re all part of a global family.
Dear Evan Hansen – 2017 Tony Award Winner
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Ages 12+
With twice as many songs as the movie, Frozen on Broadway, is the timeless tale sisters, Elsa and Anna, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it. Previews Feb 22, 2018, Opens March 22, 2018. (Ages 8+).
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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - 2018 TONY Award Winner Best Play
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father to three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. Previews March 16, Opens April 22, 2018. (Ages 10+).
Head Over Heels is the bold and fierce new musical comedy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties, told through the story of a royal family that must embark on an extravagant journey to save their beloved kingdom. Set to the iconic music of the 1980's all-female rock band The Go-Go's, it includes the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” and many more!
Hello, Dolly! – Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce (July 17 – August 25)
Hello, Dolly! tells the story of an outspoken matchmaker, Dolly Gallagher, who lands in New York City and is on the lookout for a possible wife for a well-known and very rich millionaire, Horace Vandergelder. The trouble is, she just may want to marry the rich man herself! Closing August 25th.
The Iceman Cometh - Starring Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington returns to Broadway this Spring in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, as the central character of Hickey, a conflicted man who passionately encourages fellow alcoholics in a New York City bar to abandon their pipe dreams and take hold of harsh realities. Previews March 22nd. Opens April 26th. Through July 1, 2018 only.
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.
Book your seats... and watch your back! Mean Girls is the ferociously funny new musical, based on the movie, from book writer Tina Fey. Cady Heron was not prepared for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. Previews March 12, 2018, Opens April 8, 2018. (Ages ?).
My Fair Lady is based on Pygmalion, both the play by George Bernard Shaw and the film by Gabriel Pascal. The story follows a phonetics professor as he aims to transform Eliza Dolittle, a working-glass girl with a Cockney background, into a high-society lady — or, at least, trick her into behaving as such. The musical score features “I Could Have Danced All Night,” Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “The Rain in Spain.”
Once on this Island - A modern, socially-aware fairytale musical based on both Romeo and Juliet and The Little Mermaid. Transporting audiences to a small village across the sea, Once on This Island tells the tale of love and culture on the Broadway stage. After a terrible storm, Ti Moune, a loving and fearless peasant girl is left caring for an ailing but wealthy boy Daniel Beauxhomme. While their cultures divide them and the island, their love transcends the divide.
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.
Pretty Woman, the smash-hit 1990 film comedy, comes to the Broadway stage as a new musical. Edward Lewis, a successful businessman asks Vivian Ward, a prostitute with the proverbial heart of gold, to pose as his girlfriend. Things gets complicated and hilarious when this business arrangement turns into a love affair.
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.
Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe – until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage and the power of optimism really can save the world. Previews Nov 6, Opens Dec 4, 2017, Closing September 16, 2018. (Ages 5+)
Springsteen on Broadway - Starring (duh) Bruce Springsteen!
Bruce Springsteen made his Broadway debut Fall 2017 with “Springsteen on Broadway,” a solo show at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Springsteen performs five shows a week, through at least December 15, 2018.
She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era. Summer features a score with more than 20 of Summer's classic hits including “Love to Love You, Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff.”
Follow Jenna, 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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