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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 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.
When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime, but beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems. Ages 6+. Previews March 28, 2017; Opens Apr 23
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+
Escape to Margaritaville – Music by Jimmy Buffett
Featuring a rousing score of original songs and Jimmy Buffett’s most beloved classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more, Escape to Margaritaville invites the audience to a place where the sun is hot, the water’s warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Coming February 16, 2018
With twice as many songs as the movie, Frozen, is the timeless tale of two sisters, 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+)
The Great Comet Broadway Musical – Starring Josh Groban!
Inspired by a 70-page segment of War and Peace, The Great Comet follows Natasha, who falls in love with the handsome rebel Anatole, as her betrothed is off fighting in the war. Although he may be at war, his best friend, Pierre, is around, and watching on high alert. Josh Groban will star through July 2, 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.
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! Previews March 15, 2017; Opens Apr 20. (Bette Midler through Jan 14, 2018, Bernadette Peters starts Jan 20)
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.
Meteor Shower Broadway Comedy – Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Shamos, Keegan-Michael Key
Set in the Ojai, California home of Corky (Schumer) and Norm (Tudyk), the play revolves around a strange dinner party with guests Laura (Benanti) and Gerald (Key). The two couples quickly descend into psychological warfare a la Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as the titular disturbance causes giant rocks to start falling above them. Previews Nov 1, Opens Nov 29, 2017, Closing Jan 21, 2018. Written by Steve Martin.
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon tells the epic love story and tragic tale of young bar girl, Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris — but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Previews Mar 1, Opens Mar 23, 2017
The Parisian Woman – Uma Thurman, Josh Lucas, Phillipa Soo
The Parisian Woman is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe, a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe’s life, and in our nation’s, when the truth isn’t obvious and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Previews Nov 9, Opens Nov 30, 2017 through March 11, 2018
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.
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. (Ages 5+)
Springsteen on Broadway – Starring (duh) Bruce Springsteen!
Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut this fall with “Springsteen on Broadway,” a solo show at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Springsteen will perform five shows a week. Oct 12 – February 3, 2018.
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.
War Paint Broadway Musical – Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole
War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, brilliant innovators with humble roots. Both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country’s first major female entrepreneurs and fierce competitors. Previews Mar 7, 2017; Opens Apr 6. Closing Nov 5, 2017.
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