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On the Eighth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: 8-Shows-a-Weeking

Santa works one day a year. Broadway works 8 shows a week…and on an extra-special holiday schedule, no less.

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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.
(© 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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