Broadway actors can't stop, won't stop, performing eight times a week. As the old saying goes, "the show must go on," and not even Santa Claus can bring the curtain down. Whether you choose to spend an afternoon with the ménage à trois of Betrayal, celebrate the print news industry with Newsies before prepping the figgy pudding, or catch the infamous Spider-Man Turn off the Dark with your relatives visiting from out of town, the show will go on, on a special holiday schedule. On Christmas or New Year's Day, for those who want some live entertainment after scarfing down Chinese takeout or catching a flick (or if you need a break from the onslaught of family), take a time machine to Harlem with After Midnight or spend A Night with Janis Joplin, who is probably better company than your pill-popping great-aunt, anyway.

In Mamma Mia, Sophie wants to know the identity of her real father. All you need to know is which show to see this holiday week.
In Mamma Mia, Sophie wants to know the identity of her real father. All you need to know is which show to see this holiday week.
(© Joan Marcus)

Broadway's Christmas/New Year's Week Schedule:

Monday, December 23
After Midnight — 7:30pm
Annie — 7:00pm
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical — 8:00pm
Betrayal — 8:00pm
Big Fish — 8:00pm
700 Sundays — 7:00pm
The Book of Mormon — 7:00pm
Chicago — 8:00pm
First Date— 7:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder — 7:00pm
The Glass Menagerie — 8:00pm
Jersey Boys — 7:00pm
Kinky Boots — 8:00pm
The Lion King — 7:00pm
Macbeth — 8:00pm
Mamma Mia! — 8:00pm
Matilda The Musical — 8:00pm
Motown The Musical — 7:30pm
Newsies — 7:30pm
A Night With Janis Joplin — 7:00pm
Once — 7:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera — 8:00pm
Pippin — 8:00pm
Rock of Ages — 8:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark — 8:00pm
Waiting for Godot — 7:00pm
Wicked — 8:00pm

Tuesday, December 24
Betrayal — 2:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder — 2:00pm
The Lion King — 2:00pm
Macbeth — 7:00pm
Newsies — 2:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark — 2:00pm
Everyone else is waiting for Santa.

Wednesday, December 25
After Midnight — 7:30pm
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical — 8:00pm
Big Fish — 7:30pm
Chicago — 8:00pm
Cinderella — 7:00pm
Jersey Boys — 7:00pm
Kinky Boots — 8:00pm
Mamma Mia! — 8:00pm
Matilda The Musical — 8:00pm
Motown The Musical — 7:30pm
A Night With Janis Joplin — 7:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera — 8:00pm
Pippin — 8:00pm
Rock of Ages — 8:00pm
Wicked— 8:00pm

Thursday, December 26
After Midnight — 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Annie — 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical — 8:00pm
Betrayal — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Big Fish — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
700 Sundays — 7:00pm
The Book of Mormon — 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Chicago — 8:00pm
Cinderella — 1:30pm & 7:30pm
First Date — 2:00pm & 7:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
The Glass Menagerie — 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Jersey Boys — 7:00pm
Kinky Boots — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
The Lion King — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Macbeth — 8:00pm
Mamma Mia! — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Matilda The Musical — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Motown The Musical — 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Newsies — 2:00pm & 7:30pm
A Night With Janis Joplin — 2:00pm & 7:00pm
No Man's Land — 8:00pm
Once — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Pippin — 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Richard III — 2:00pm
Rock of Ages — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Twelfth Night — 8:00pm
Waiting for Godot — 2:00pm
Wicked — 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Friday, December 27
After Midnight — 8:00pm
Annie — 8:00pm
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Betrayal — 8:00pm
Big Fish — 8:00pm
700 Sundays — 8:00pm
The Book of Mormon — 8:00pm
Chicago — 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Cinderella — 8:00pm
First Date — 8:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder — 8:00pm
The Glass Menagerie — 8:00pm
Jersey Boys — 8:00pm
Kinky Boots — 8:00pm
The Lion King — 8:00pm
Macbeth — 8:00pm
Mamma Mia! — 8:00pm
Matilda The Musical — 8:00pm
Motown The Musical — 7:30pm
Newsies — 8:00pm
A Night With Janis Joplin — 8:00pm
No Man's Land — 8:00pm
Once — 8:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera — 8:00pm
Pippin — 8:00pm
Rock of Ages — 8:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Twelfth Night — 8:00pm
Wicked — 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Saturday, December 28
After Midnight — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Annie — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Betrayal — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Big Fish — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
700 Sundays — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
The Book of Mormon — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Chicago — 8:00pm
Cinderella — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
First Date — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
The Glass Menagerie — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Jersey Boys — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Kinky Boots — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
The Lion King — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Macbeth — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Mamma Mia! — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Matilda The Musical — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Motown The Musical — 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Newsies — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
A Night With Janis Joplin — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
No Man's Land — 2:00pm
Once — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Pippin — 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Richard III — 2:00pm
Rock of Ages — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark — 8:00pm
Twelfth Night — 8:00pm
Waiting for Godot — 8:00pm
Wicked — 8:00pm

Sunday, December 29
After Midnight — 3:00pm
Annie — 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical — 2:00pm
Betrayal — 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Big Fish — 2:00pm & 7:30pm
700 Sundays — 3:00pm
The Book of Mormon — 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Chicago3:00pm & 7:30pm
Cinderella — 3:00pm & 8:00pm
First Date — 3:00pm & 7:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
The Glass Menagerie — 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Jersey Boys — 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Kinky Boots — 2:00pm & 7:30pm
The Lion King1:00pm & 6:30pm
Macbeth — 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Mamma Mia! — 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Matilda The Musical — 3:00pm
Motown The Musical — 3:00pm
Newsies — 1:00pm & 6:30pm
A Night With Janis Joplin — 3:00pm
No Man's Land — 2:00pm
Once — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera2:00pm & 8:00pm
Pippin — 3:00pm
Richard III — 8:00pm
Rock of Ages — 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Twelfth Night — 2:00pm
Waiting for Godot — 7:00pm
Wicked — 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Monday, December 30
After Midnight — 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Annie — 2:00pm
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical — 8:00pm
Betrayal — 8:00pm
700 Sundays — 7:00pm
The Book of Mormon — 7:00pm
Chicago2:30pm & 8:00pm
Cinderella — 1:30pm & 7:00pm
First Date — 7:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder — 7:00pm
The Glass Menagerie — 8:00pm
Jersey Boys — 7:00pm
Kinky Boots — 8:00pm
The Lion King7:00pm
Mamma Mia! — 8:00pm
Matilda The Musical — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Motown The Musical — 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Newsies — 7:30pm
A Night With Janis Joplin — 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Once — 7:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera2:00pm & 8:00pm
Pippin — 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Rock of Ages — 8:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Twelfth Night — 7:00pm
Waiting for Godot — 7:00pm
Wicked — 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Tuesday, December 31
Betrayal — 2:00pm
The Book of Mormon — 2:00pm
First Date — 2:00pm
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder — 2:00pm
Jersey Boys — 2:00pm
Macbeth — 7:00pm
Matilda The Musical — 2:00pm
Newsies — 2:00pm

Wednesday, January 1
Annie — 2:00pm
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical — 8:00pm
Chicago8:00pm
Cinderella — 3:00pm
The Glass Menagerie — 7:00pm
Kinky Boots — 8:00pm
Macbeth — 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Mamma Mia! — 8:00pm
Motown The Musical — 7:30pm
A Night With Janis Joplin — 7:00pm
Once — 8:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera8:00pm
Pippin — 8:00pm
Rock of Ages — 8:00pm
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark — 8:00pm
Twelfth Night — 7:00pm
Waiting for Godot — 8:00pm
Wicked — 7:00pm

Thanks to The Broadway League for holiday-schedule information.


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