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After sold-out shows in San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and across the US and Canada, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody, is coming to the heart of Broadway.
Based on the novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, this sexy, hilarious romp has garnered standing ovations and critical raves across the land. Boasting a completely original score, huge laughs and standout performances, 50 Shades! The Musical is the wildest, funniest evening of comedy for both women and men, with plenty of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music).
Magnet Theater is pleased to announce the return of The New York Musical Improv Festival (NYMIF), now in its seventh year.
Ranging from traditional musical theatre fare to adrenaline-pumping rap battles, past festivals have showcased powerhouse groups such as Baby Wants Candy (with cast members whose credits including Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and The Colbert Report), The Improvised Sondheim Project (comprised entirely of performers and faculty from legendary improv training ground, The Second City in Chicago) as well as hip-hop improv darlings North Coast (recently featured in Time Out New York).
The Tony Award Winning hit!
Disney's smash hit movie Aladdin finally makes its way to the Broadway stage! Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) and featuring the classic Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice score with songs like "Friend Like Me" and the Academy Award-winning "A Whole New World," Aladdin will use a new book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Aladdin is sure to bring joy and laughter to the whole family!
Featured on CBS 60 Minutes in 2015, Alive! is about healing and the transformative power of story and song. The cast is comprised of everyday people ages 55 and over, from all walks of life, and represents everyone from hard working mothers to Grammy Award-winning artists. ALIVE! features a unique blend of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop music – songs that served as a soundtrack for this generation. Through the music and through authentic stories and testimonies, Alive! tells how it used to be, and how life could be going forward. Proving that it's never too late to live a dream, this cast is Alive! . . . and kickin.'
George Takei, the original and beloved Mr. Sulu from "Star Trek", film and television star, activist and social media icon, will make his Broadway debut in the production which was inspired by his real life childhood. Allegiance is a touching and uplifting story about a family's love, loss and heroism during the period of the Japanese –American internment in World War II. A tale that will resonate with everyone: a story you've never heard about a family you will never forget.
Amazing Grace is based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world's most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement.
Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
An American in Paris transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II into a new Broadway musical of romance, redemption and hope.
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. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.
The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Full Costume with Former Members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA BEATLES BRUNCH Featuring STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.
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Winner of 2 Tony Awards!
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
A number of $40.00 tickets will be made available for each performance, for purchase day-of at the box office. Tickets are subject to availability and patrons are limited to two rush tickets per person.
Telephone service operator, Ella Peterson, played by Tony Award-nominated Kate Baldwin (A Little Night Music, Finian's Rainbow) is not your typical phone operator. Using a variety of comical personae's, Ella meddles with her clients' lives as she takes and delivers their phone messages. Ella's busybody ways trigger trouble when she falls for one of her customers, Jeff Moss, played by Kate Baldwin's real life husband, Broadway and television actor, Graham Rowat (A Little Night Music). A hilarious mesh of mistaken identity and mishaps follow in this delightful musical directed by BTG Alum, Ethan Heard (A Little Night Music, Cat and The Canary). Bells Are Ringing is an irresistibly charming musical, bursting with breathtaking dance numbers.
From the writing team of Dan Lipton and David Rossmer (Rated P for Parenthood, Notes to MariAnne) comes the world premiere of a romantic comedy musical, The Blonde Streak. When Walter, a hopelessly romantic chef, gets jilted on his wedding day, he takes off in the matrimonial limo with his best friend and his favorite ex to try to figure out why. Channeling contemporary off-beat comedies, the Apatow-esque The Blonde Streak is the roadtrip of a mid-lifetime for these three 30-somethings, forced to deal with the endless and ageless struggle of growing up.
Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical!
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. The Book of Mormon is written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical, The Book of Mormon has certainly captured the hearts of many in the Broadway community by presenting modern, in-the-know, and often profane content in the tried-and-true form of a very traditional integrated book musical, complete with tap dancing.
A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through the lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $32.00 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.
The Boys of St. Bart's Players will dare to sing songs made famous by women! This is an event you don't want to miss!
Cagney follows the actor from his humble beginnings in New York City's Lower East Side through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man, to his superstardom in Hollywood. In this insightful and surprising musical journey, a brand new original score filled with show-stopping song and dance numbers is augmented by George M. Cohan songs from the classic film Yankee Doodle Dandy and others. James Cagney was the consummate performer who could do it all – sing, dance, play the bad guy, the good guy, the patriot, the gangster; Broadway veteran Robert Creighton stars, and leads a cast of six in this exciting new musical. Cagney will have audiences cheering.
One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, Chicago is a New York City institution. It tells the story of Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly, two killer dillers on their way to fame by any means possible. All publicity is good publicity, right? When Roxy shoots her lover Fred, she employs the unscrupulous lawyer, Billy Flynn to get her off the hook. But will she be thwarted by double-murderess and headliner Velma Kelly? Or will this gruesome twosome become a sister act?
Chicago features a classic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb including the songs "All the Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Razzle Dazzle." So you better slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes for Chicago on Broadway.
Children ages 4 and under are not permitted in the theater.
RUSH TICKET POLICY: A limited number of $26.50 rush tickets are available for purchase (cash only) at the box office only, on the day of each performance. There is a limit of two rush tickets per person.
This Broadway phenomenon, with score by Marvin Hamlisch and directed/choreographed by Michael Bennett, won 9 Tonys and ran 6,137 performances becoming the longest running musical ever.. The show tells the poignant and humorous soul baring of an ensemble of aspiring singer-dancer-actors competing heart and soul for their big Broadway break.
Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: "WJ," the wholesome, intelligent one, and "Billy," the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton at their side, the two will handle issues from The White House to Whitewater, the sax and the sex, social security and social climbers, and in the process make history. Maybe.
The Color Purple is an unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity. With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.
Daddy Long Legs tells the unusual tale of Jerusha Abbott (McGinnis), the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home until one day an anonymous benefactor decides to send her to college, so long as she writes him a letter once a month. Unaware of her benefactor's identity, she invents a nickname for him: Daddy Long Legs. Through her letters, Jerusha shares her experience of discovering her own identity and learning of literature, adventure and love. But one key fact eludes her - who is Daddy Long Legs?
Jerry Springer meets Sex and the City in this sleek musical comedy about the hazards of dating created by New York pianist, Steven Mitchell, and original music from the band "Two Chicks and a Casio." Their original songs include "You Suck", "Sugar Daddy", "Insta-Boyfriend", and "I'm Not a Stalker I'm Just Calling You A Lot."
The audience is part of the action in this new musical set in a local bar, in anywhere USA. The Bar Owner spices up her personal service with doses of salty dialogue as the hot Bar Tender generously sweetens up the evening with his doses of eye candy. And the four local women who regularly frequent this establishment entertain anyone who will listen to their hysterical (and true) dating stories. Their tight harmonies keep the evening in motion as they go from rock to rap with blues and techno in-between.
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The show features the coming-of-age story of an all-American small-town sweetheart named Debbie Benton, the captain of her high-school cheerleading team, who dreams of making it to the big time by becoming a Texas Cowgirl Cheerleader. When Debbie receives a letter telling her she has qualified for the professional squad, the only thing that stands between her and the realization of her dream is bus fare to the big city: Dallas. She enlists her teammates to form a company called Teen Services and get jobs to raise money, but when they learn that minimum-wage jobs just don't pay enough, they agree to try their hands at "little favors" performed with enthusiasm by "good girls."
The musical is based on the film of the same name, but without any actual sex or nudity
A DECADE OF SOUL Classic Soul & Motown Revue featuring Prentiss McNeil Of The Drifters & Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne from Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers
A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul".
Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne of the Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Movers" are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!
12 Iconic Divas wrapped into One Dynamic Diva! Come see this "dazzlingly versatile, hilariously rambunctious" show. Onstage costume changes, live off the charts vocals, Come see New York's Dorothy Bishop send up hilarious and loving tributes from Stevie Nicks to Cher, to Madonna and Opera Diva Renee Fleming. "Utter Genius!" says Broadway World. Nominated for Best Tribute Show 2015 by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret, and Best Music Comedy by Broadway World!
Recently celebrating 20,000 performances in NYC- The romantic, funny "boy meets girl" tale, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. The Fantasticks is a captivating and simple love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow El Gallo as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, followed by pain and disillusionment. Ultimately, the boy and girl find their way back home and to one another. The score, which includes "Try To Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," is as timeless as the story itself. The Fantasticks offers guided backstage tours at all performances! Call 212-921-7862 for details.
Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, one of the most beloved stories of all time. This new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up.
Four young artists become friends and lovers in 1950s New Orleans, building an Eden of music and art. But the past forces its way into their lives, leading to an act of passion that changes everything. Backed by an 8-piece jazz ensemble, featuring an African-American cast of talented rising stars, and with a rich score by jazz artist Nancy Harrow, For the Last Time promises to be an off-Broadway musical-theater event.
In Full House! The Musical! the Tanner family patriarch, Danny, loses his super power of solving any problem with his sensible Dad Speeches (complete with soft piano accompaniment). Follow Danny's wacky and hilarious descent into madness as he slowly turns from wholesome Danny Tanner to foul-mouthed and dark Bob Saget. Will he get his Dad Speech power back in time to save his family? Probably not!
Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Pronounced "a beautiful, heartbreaker of a musical" by the New York Times, Fun Home is a fresh, bold and original musical based on Alison Bechdel's autobiographical, best-selling graphic novel. After her father dies unexpectedly, Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. Named "Best Musical of the Year" by the New York Times, New York Magazine, Daily News and more, Fun Home is a daring and innovative work about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
When Monty Navarro, a disinherited relative of the rich and powerful D'Ysquith clan, learns he's ninth in line to inherit the earldom, he sets out to secure his future by, er, process of elimination. Each of the eight heirs perilously standing in the way of Monty's fortune are played by Tony® Award-winner Jefferson Mays, in one of the most tireless, whiplash-inducing performances ever attempted on the American stage. Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman and set in England's elegant Edwardian era, this uproarious new musical comedy shows just how low we'll go to make it to the top.
A number of $35.00 tickets will be made available for each performance for patrons aged thirty-five and younger. These tickets must be purchased day-of, in-person at the box office and are subject to availability. Valid photo I.D. will be required, and patrons are limited to two rush tickets per performance.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.
This Tony® and Academy Award®-winning musical features glorious songs such as "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "I Remember It Well" and "The Night They Invented Champagne." Following its run at the Kennedy Center, this glistening, re-imagined production by Call the Midwife's Heidi Thomas and Follies director Eric Schaeffer will bring Gigi back to Broadway for the first time in 40 years!
The Princess of Judea wants someone she can't have... and she'll do anything to get AHEAD of the competition!! Join Bizarre Noir for a gender-blasted twist on the classic play seen through a pair of rose-colored glasses and a glam rock-tinged score!
Grey Gardens tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. It is based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles that celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015. Set at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows a mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to notorious recluses in a crumbling house filled with memories and cats.
From the creative team behind the In The Heights comes Hamilton, a new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical!
"Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson (Darren Criss) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch."
Honestly Abe - The Musical, is based upon young Abraham Lincoln when he was a teenage 'railsplitter' in Indiana. This is the least known, but most formative, entertaining, and joyous period of his life.
iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits on "America's Got Talent" and then took to the road, performing for awestruck crowds around the world. Now, iLuminate takes you on a fantastical journey in the latest production of their New York show, "Artist of Light," which tells the story of Jacob, a talented young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. He takes comfort in his magical paintbrush, which grants him the power to turn the characters of his imagination into living, breathing creatures.
When a jealous bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, turning Jacob 's sweet creations into horrifying monsters, he must face danger without the help of his miraculous tool. He fights to save his town and friends, all while knowing the paintbrush that brought him so much joy is now a weapon in the hands of a villain bent on destruction. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop to breaking and using the power of light. We invite you to join us for "Artist of Light," an original and wholly unforgettable theatrical experience!
The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit comedy with drinks and music - get your tickets early as this show sells out weekly! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy that was actually used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, 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! Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and - like any good bartender - keeps his guests laughing throughout the night! Tickets include three cocktails!
Could there be a better stage than The Muny for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's landmark Broadway musical Into The Woods? After two Broadway productions and countless worldwide editions, this hilarious, surprising and timely musical makes its Muny premiere! Into The Woods takes classic fairy tale characters (Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and more!) and sends them into the woods – at the same time! With a delicious score featuring the poignant "No One is Alone," "Agony," and "Last Midnight," this magical evening will put a lump in your throat and a smile on your face.
It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it's all relative.
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical!
Jersey Boys is the Broadway musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide -- all before they were thirty. Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," among others.
Jersey Boys offers a limited number of Student Rush tickets per performance. Rush tickets are $27.00 each, cash only, and available at the box office on the day of the performance beginning at 10:00 AM. Two kinds of photo ID must be shown: a non-expired full time student ID, as well as a government issued photo ID, drivers license or passport. Limit 2 tickets per person per 30 day period. Tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Locations may be partial view.
Nominated for 9 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical!
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed, and Something Wonderful. Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children.
Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical!
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 film, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price (Stark Sands), whose recently deceased father has left him a nearly bankrupt shoe factory. In an effort to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business, Charlie works to turn the factory around. He finds inspiration in a sassy drag performer named Lola (Billy Porter) who inspires Charlie to create a line of boots study enough for a man, but elegant and fabulous enough for a lady. As the unlikely pair work together to save the factory with their "Kinky Boots," they discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray), Kinky Boots features a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Newsies) and a score by the Grammy Award-winning pop star Cyndi Lauper, making her theatrical music-writing debut.
A lottery system for tickets will begin taking names two and half hours before curtain at the box office for $37 tickets. There is a maximum of two tickets per person. $27 standing room tickets will be made available for sold out performances.
Nominated for 3 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical!
Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master Of The House" and many more.
Based on the 1994 Disney animated film, The Lion King continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. With a powerful score by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, The Lion King continues to amaze with astounding stage wizardry from visionary director Julie Taymor. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna.
Experience the stunning visual artistry, the unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon—one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life on stage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, THE LION KING has found its way into the hearts of millions.
In this heartfelt and original folk-pop musical, two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home after their mother's funeral. An unexpected revelation distorts every memory they have, and as they uncover secrets that had been hiding in plain sight their whole lives, Nate and Jeremy find that no one is exempt from the gray area between right and wrong.
Before Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid, there was a sinister little houseplant saying, "Feed me." Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's giddy, gory musical Little Shop of Horrors was their first major hit, running Off-Broadway for five years and spawning a 1986 cult-classic film. Now the show returns to City Center in a one-night-only event starring Tony Award nominee Ellen Greene, who sailed to theater immortality as Little Shop's original "Audrey."
GIMME GIMME GIMME one last chance to see Mamma Mia! The sunny funny tale inspired by the music of ABBA will play its final Broadway performance on September 12, 2015. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings back 3 men from her mother's past. During the hit musical's historic fourteen year run the Broadway blockbuster became an international phenomenon. See it again or for the first time.
One of the world's most popular musicals, Man of La Mancha, the "Impossible Dream" musical, is based on Cervantes' 17th century masterpiece Don Quixote, and tells the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight who sallies forth to restore order in the world and reclaim his lady love.
There is magic stirring in London, England at No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane, home to the troubled Banks family. George and Winifred Banks are frustrated and fed-up with their misbehaving children, Jane and Michael, who have once again sent a nanny running out the door. The seemingly endless search for a suitable caretaker comes to a halt when a nanny by the name of Mary Poppins appears at their door. Through whimsical lessons and unforgettable adventures, Mary Poppins shows Jane and Michael the magic of everyday life. Bert, an elusive renaissance gent, narrates this timeless tale that captivates audiences with its alluring story, beautiful dance numbers and unforgettable songs including, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "A Spoonful Of Sugar," and many more!
Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical!
Based on the 1988 children's novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl, Matilda: The Musical charts the journey of the young, gifted Matilda Wormwood. Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life for herself, she dares to take a stand against these oppressive forces and takes her destiny into her own hands.
With a book by Dennis Kelly and a score by Tim Minchin, Matilda won a record-breaking seven 2012 Olivier Awards, including Best Musical, after making its West End premiere with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) helms the Broadway production.
Student rush tickets are $27.00 and are available at the box office only on the day of the performance (at 10AM) for Monday through Thursday performances (excluding Thursday, March 28 and Thursday, April 11, 2013). Two kinds of photo ID are required: a non-expired full-time student ID, as well as a government-issued photo ID (driver's license or passport). There is a maximum of two tickets per person per 30-day period. Tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. There will be a minimum of 20 tickets available per performance.
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Starring David Serero as Shylock in this production presented by the American Sephardi Federation at the Center for Jewish History in New York. This Shakespeare classic will be presented in a Sephardi adaptation featuring Ladino songs and music.
What if you could move backwards through time and see how your choices charted your path to the present moment? With an exciting score, humor, idealism, and insight, Merrily We Roll Along starts at the end and ends at the beginning. We see snapshots of twenty years in the lives of Franklin Shepard and his close friends and ponder the show's central question: "How did you get to be here?"
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Musical Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with a completely improvised musical. No two shows are the same; come see what your favorites are up to this week!
Bayside! The Musical! is the hilarious and unauthorized musical parody of TV's Saved by the Bell! Will Zack and Kelly break up?! Will Slater quit wrestling forever?! Who will develop an incurable caffeine addiction?! Will Screech die?! Find out this and much, much, much more at Bayside! The Musical!
This autobiographical 1998 musical from Tony Award winner William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) is a medical tragedy as seen through the zany iris of a Looney Tunes short. After struggling composer Gordon Michael Schwinn (Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff) collapses face-first into a plate of spaghetti, he is diagnosed with a brain tumor and is forced to come to terms with his creative ambitions and the lovable screw-ups in his life: an overbearing mother, a ruthless kiddie-show host named Mr. Bungee, and a boyfriend who'd "rather be sailing."
No one in the news is safe! The Drama Desk nominated musical revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. With songs and material being updated on a regular basis, 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!
Obie Award-winning director Lear deBessonet and lyricist/composer Todd Almond, the team behind the acclaimed Public Works productions of The Tempest and The Winter's Tale, join forces again to create a breathtaking new musical adaptation, The Odyssey. Inspired by the historical pageantry movement of the early 1900s — known for blending mass spectacle with community engagement — this final work in deBessonet and Almond's grand trilogy reimagines the Greek epic with Public Works' signature blend of professional actors, community members and special guests. Man-eating Cyclops, a sorceress that turns sailors to beasts, and the deadly sweet song of the Sirens explode onto the stage with spectacular dance numbers in this joyful, larger-than-life musical about finding your way home—no matter where fate may lead you.
After an extended, sold out run in 2013, Signature welcomes back Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Old Hats. Called "one of the funniest shows of the past few years" by the New York Post, this production reunites the clowns with original director Tina Landau and introduces their new songstress and comic foil Shaina Taub, hailed as "a young Judy Garland meets grown-up Lisa Simpson" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Using music, technology, and movement, Irwin and Shiner combine their inimitable magic and slapstick to create an unforgettable outing that's fun for the whole family.
Nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical!
This fall, one of America's greatest musical comedies is docking at Broadway's beautifully restored Lyric Theatre! With the biggest orchestra on Broadway and a 30-member cast of New York's most talented singers and dancers, On the Town tells the story of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave eager to experience all that the Big Apple has to offer... including a chance to discover love with the girl of their dreams!
Nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical!
It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury coach travelling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffe (Peter Gallagher) embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland ( Kristin Chenoweth) into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?
On Your Feet! is the story of two people who—through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream—showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria Estefan's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will be choreographed by four-time Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) with a book by two-time Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris (The Bodyguard Musical).
The raucous musical fairy tale Once Upon A Mattress will star the formidable Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Xanadu, Hairspray) and the iconic John "Lypsinka" Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford). During a kingdom-wide search to find a princess fit for the hapless Prince Dauntless, in swims the less-than-regal Princess Winnifred the Woebegone (Hoffman). Unrefined and undeniably charming, Winnifred is like no princess Dauntless has ever seen and his heart is captured. The truly terrible Queen Aggravain goes on a mission to come between her son and his soulmate in this retelling of the classic story of "The Princess and the Pea." Forget everything you know about happily ever after.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
This megamusical classic is the longest-running musical in Broadway history. Indeed, it is entirely likely that there are cast members currently in the show that were born after Phantom's opening night on Broadway over two decades ago. Based on Gaston Leroux's 1909 novel, Phantom centers on the hideously deformed "Phantom" who lurks beneath the Paris Opera and the object of his obsession, the young soprano Christine, whom he is determined to make a star thereby winning her affections. With a timeless score and a design that reinvented the stage spectacular forever, Phantom is a must-see on Broadway.
Phantom has something for everyone, but it will be most enjoyed by devotees of the megamusicals of the 1980s and 90s. If you loved Les Miserables, Cats, and Miss Saigon, you'll love Phantom too. Phantom has also become very popular with non-English speaking tourists who can enjoy the melodic score and breathtaking set on their own.
Norm Lewis will not appear Monday, June 23; Friday, August 8; Saturday, August 9. Schedule subject to change.
Mary Michael Patterson appears for Ms. Boggess Monday evenings and Saturday matinees.
Casting is not guaranteed and subject to change.
In a swift 75 minutes of family fun, and with an original score richly layered in blues, rock, rap and gospel influences, Piggy Nation follows Sammy Hamhock, a little pig excited to be on summer vacation following his Dad to work on Piggy Patrol, issuing tickets for piggy behavior. But is his Dad being a piggy too? Will Sammy lose the girl of his dreams, the lovely Lacey Leppard, because of his Dad's piggy behavior? Can Sammy teach his Dad not to be a piggy? Piggy Nation battles the rude behavior found all around us, in a colorful and amusing update of the golden rule. Lessons in thoughtfulness and consideration shine in this family musical for kids ages 3-10 and their parents and grandparents too!
From the creators of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Preludes is a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov. After the disastrous premiere of his first symphony, the young Rachmaninov suffers from writer's block. He begins daily sessions with a therapeutic hypnotist, in an effort to overcome depression and return to composing.
The Producers tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a nerdy, young accountant, Leo Bloom, who concoct a scheme to raise thousands of dollars from backers and then put on a flop of a show. With all the money that will be leftover, the pair will be rich! Only one thing goes wrong: the show is a gigantic hit! With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (ANNIE) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks , The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"
Experience Puccini's glorious masterpiece, the poignant story of the Geisha, Cio-Cio San, traditionally staged with gorgeous costumes, orchestra and chorus!
When The Bad Seed meets Gypsy it's fun fun fun for the whole dysfunctional family!
Beautiful and talented eight-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in the school play. Anything! The question is... Where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from?
The answer may shock you when you see this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals!
In this story of love versus prejudice, with its questions of loyalty, sacrifice, and acceptable marriage, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre continues its 38th season with a re-imagining of the epic musical, James A. Michener's Sayonara. This classic story of romance and the power of love to overcome the conflict between two clashing cultures, the US Military and a world-famous all female Takarazuka dance theatre, has a book by William Luce, lyrics by Hy Gilbert, music by George Fischoff, and is adapted from the novel by James A. Michener. Tisa Chang directs, with choreography by Rumi Oyama, and musical direction by Sarah Brett England.
In School of Rock - The Musical, down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.
Showgirls! The Musical! follows the beautiful drifter with a secret past, Nomi, as she journeys from stripper to showgirl in Las Vegas. What will Nomi sacrifice on her rise to fame? Who will she sleep with along the way? Will she ever like brown rice and vegetables?
Showgirls! The Musical! has been met with universal critical acclaim from The New York Times, Gawker, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post, Logo, Slate, The Huffington Post, After Ellen, After Elton and Queerty.
"Sweet & Sassy!" - New York Times
"A Marvelous Time!" - Amsterdam News
"Sistas dares and succeeds in exploring a woman's experience with humor, humility and sass.
I LOVE IT!" - Hinton Battle
"A Winner!" - NY Beacon
WINNER! 2011 Midtown International Theatre Festival
SISTAS is a non-stop musical celebration will have you dancing in the aisles!
3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present SISTAS, a hilarious and touching musical journey of a multi generational family. Using the lyrics of songs made famous by artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, The Supremes, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and many others, this musical play tells of the struggles, the joys and the triumphs of being a woman and being black in America - as told through the life of one woman and the women in her family.
The powerhouse cast sing many hit songs that we all know and love, including: "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Ain't Nobody's Business," "God Bless the Child," "Respect," "My Man," "Baby, I'm Yours," "Say a Little Prayer," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," and "We Are Family."
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Hear Ye, Broadway! From the codirector of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes something original…something fresh...Something Rotten!, a world-premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all.
Welcome to the '90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting, and reminders to turn off your cellphones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz.
With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything's better with an exclamation point!
General rush tickets will be available for purchase at the St. James Theatre when the box office opens. Tickets are $35, limited to two per person, and subject to availability for that day's performances.
Peter Kleinert (Berlin's Schaubuhne Theatre) directs the Irondale ensemble in a production of Bertolt Brecht's master-work Saint Joan of the Stockyards. Irondale will present this epic tale of romance between a meatpacking tycoon and a Salvation Army worker set amidst the milieu of money, high-rolling millionaires, and corporate greed.
"I want Irondale's St. Joan to come right out of Brooklyn," says director Peter Kleinert. Originally set in 1920's Chicago, Brecht's drama focuses the driving issues of the pursuit of justice in a system driven by profit, and the individual in a fight for what is good and against society. Performed at Irondale for the first time since 1993, an ensemble of actors presents this non-Aristotelian drama laced with humor and songs as part of its epic dramturgical structure.
Stomp has been an answer on Jeopardy!, nominated for an Academy Award, won two Emmy Awards for the HBO special Stomp Out Loud, and jammed with everyone from Quincy Jones to Big Bird. Rather than using conventional instruments, the ensemble uses everyday objects to create amazing sounds and celebrate rhythm.
A high-spirited, zany new 1920's musical romp that had all of New York dancing the Charleston and took Broadway by storm! Taking place in New York City in 1922, it tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz – a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. And with the role of Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages!
Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of the Tony Award-winning show Passing Strange, team with director Joanna Settle to bring you their thrilling new musical, THE TOTAL BENT. A riotous new show at the crossroads of the sacred and profane, survival and liberation, gospel and rock 'n' roll. When a British record producer arrives in Montgomery, Alabama to hook Marty Roy, a young black musical prodigy, he launches us back into Marty's tumultuous upbringing. The son of a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer, Marty spent his childhood writing the songs that have made his charismatic father famous. But in an America on the verge of social upheaval, with an unrelenting appetite for celebrity, Marty finds himself at odds with his spiritually forceful father as he strives to make a name for himself—no matter the cost. A funny, fiery, one-of-a-kind show, THE TOTAL BENT is about the passions that divide a father and son as they make their music and make their choice between salvation and selling out.
The YouTube hit comes to Cherry Lane Theatre. In this new comedy musical, join our All-American family on the original cross-country road trip… from hell! You name the wagon party! You choose who dies!
In this haunting new musical created by writer Daniel Goldstein, Obie Award-winning composer Michael Friedman, and director Trip Cullman, Ellen Rabinowitz sets out to understand her past after she discovers an enigmatic photograph while cleaning out her deceased grandmother's home. As she chases the truth about the soldier featured in the photo, Ellen is drawn into a tangle of historical facts and mysteries that lead her to surprising love stories and unexpected truths. Bringing together three WTF alumni, Unknown Soldier delves into memory and family mythology, asking how – or even whether – the past shows us who we are.
Nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Based on the satirical play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt as adapted by Maurice Valency, The Visit is about greed, love, and one woman's carefully plotted revenge. The oft-widowed Claire Zachanassian (Chita Rivera), richest woman in the world, returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but her arrival carries a dreadful price. Tony Award® winner Roger Rees co-stars as Anton Schell, the man who scorned Claire years ago. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks "What can your heart afford?"
Rush tickets are $30. They are to be sold on the day of the performance, as soon as the box office opens. One ticket per valid student ID. Tickets are subject to availability and a valid student ID must be presented for ticket purchased.
The Weill Music Institute presents West Side Story, a work that speaks closely to WMI's mission of supporting music in the communtiy and around the world. Performed at the Knockdown Center—a restored factory in Queens—it features professional artists in lead roles, dance inspired by Jerome Robbins's classic choreography, and the participation of high school students and community members from around the city.
Winner of three 2004 Tony Awards!
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, this spellbinding musical takes a look at how these unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. Joe Mantello directs. Stephen Schwartz's Wicked is the winner of the 2004 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical.
Nearly a decade into its incredible blockbuster run, Wicked continues to sell out one of Broadway's largest houses nightly. If popularity is any indication, you will likely fall in love with this show too. Whether it's the breathtaking stagecraft, the vocal pyrotechnics, or the lush score, something will reel you into this fresh twist on a classic American story.
Lottery Rush: Each day, two hours prior to show time (11:30 AM for 2 PM matinees; 12:30 PM for 3 PM matinees; 4:30 PM for 7 PM performances; 5:30 PM for 8 PM performances), people who present themselves at the Gershwin Theatre box office will have their names placed in a hat. Thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for 28 front-row seats at $30.00 each. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of 2 tickets per person, cash only. Photo-ID.
Andrew Lippa's tragic Jazz Age love story The Wild Party follows 1920s party girl Queenie (two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster) over the course of one decadent, booze-soaked night as she encounters vaudevillians, hookers, and a handsome stranger (Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry) who offers the hope of a less tawdry life. The Wild Party is based on Joseph Moncure March's searing 1928 narrative poem of the same name, and premiered Off-Broadway in 2000.