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Aladdin on Broadway


New Amsterdam Theatre

214 West 42nd Street, New York, NY

Disney’s most recent Broadway contribution (and based on the 1992 movie) follows the life of a poor kid who falls in love with a princess, after discovering the secrets of a magic lamp. James Monroe Iglehart won a 2014 Tony for his performance of the Genie, and music is by Disney veteran Alan ...

Anastasia on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre


Broadhurst Theatre

235 West 44th Street

Anastasia brings the the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s to the stage. This is the romantic, adventure-filled story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past. Based on the 1997 animated film, Anastasia comes to Broadway with a new ...

Beautiful on Broadway

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Before her solo career, Carole King wrote an astounding number of hits for artists ranging from The Monkees to Aretha Franklin. Beautiful traces the professional and personal life of the artist through three decades of hits. Jessie Mueller’s performance as King won her the 2014 Tony for ...

Getting the Band Back Together

Review: The Amiable Schlock of 'Gettin' the Band Back Together'

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2018 Sometimes shows come to Broadway that automatically get the online theater wags sharpening their knives. Before a show has even played its first preview, the theaterati start taking bets on when it will close, and polishing off their “What ...

Moulin Rouge

Review: 'Moulin Rouge' Gets a Lavish Pre-Broadway Tryout in Boston

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 13, 2018 Before the 1980s, Boston was a major out-of-town stop for plays and musicals before they went to Broadway. The economics of such tryouts have changed drastically, as has the standard model for developing new plays and musicals, and Boston’...

Hudson Valley museums

Art Break: Just a Short Journey North, The Hudson Valley ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 13, 2018 The Hudson Valley has a special place in the heart of Art Break. So many of our favorite artists spent their summers in the region with friends and family, working on projects, and enjoying the beautiful landscape, just ...

Newport Jazz Festival Showcases Women Artists and Emerging Talents

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, August 10, 2018 This year’s Newport Jazz Festival highlighted an incredibly diverse selection of women performers and women ensemble groups. The festival’s founder George Wein, in his newsletter “Notes from the Wein Machine” (March, 2018), was very direct in his statement ...

Beloved; photo: Kait Ebinger

Review: A Young Woman's Quest for Love and Passion in ...

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, August 9, 2018 Discovering how life works is what resonates the most in Lisa Langseth’s one-woman show Beloved, starring Ellinor DiLorenzo and directed by Kathy Curtiss. The play begins with the character Katarina rummaging around her grandmother’s cottage, putting things ...

Before We're Gone

Review: 'Before We're Gone' Tackles Big Themes at 13th Street ...

By Diana Mott, Contributing Writer, August 6, 2018 Before We're Gone ended it's run at 13th Street Repertory Theatre on August 5 with hopes of moving uptown and, with caveats, it deserves another chance to be seen. It is a small play, made for a small stage in ...

ICE; photo: Armen Elliott.

Review: A Mozart-less Evening Turns to ICE with 'Grand Pianola ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, August 6, 2018 The Mostly Mozart Festival's recent presentation of the International Contemporary Ensemble at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College was a welcome respite from the summer's punishing mugginess. Entitled "Grand Pianola Music," after the John Adams piece ...

Florence Griswold Museum

Art Break: A Reverse Commute Uncovers Museum Gold in Connecticut

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 6, 2018 Here at Art Break, we’ve often complained that people don’t realize how much art is available to see outside New York City. Case in point: the great state of Connecticut. Never been? Well, you’re missing ...

Jazz Notes Intel: 'West Side Story' Reimagined With Bobby Sanabria’...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, August 3, 2018 Last year marked the 60th birthday of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein’s classic Broadway show West Side Story, famously made into a 10 Academy Award-winning movie version in 1961 starring among others the Puerto Rico-born actress Rita Moreno. This year ...

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever at the Irish Rep

Review: ‘On a Clear Day’ Almost Shines at the Irish ...

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 3, 2018 After the disastrous 2011 Broadway revisal of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, it was looking like we might never see that show in New York City again. Peter Parnell’s ridiculous, gender-switching libretto, combined with Michael Mayer’...

Bernhardt/Hamlet at the Roundabout Theater's American Airlines Theatre


American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street

The Roundabout Theatre presents its commissioned work by playwright Teresa Rebeck (Seminar, Dead Accounts), in a production directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Present Laughter, Hand to God) and starring Oscar nominee and Tony, Olivier, and Golden Globe winner Janet McTeer as the titular ...

Boys in the Band on Broadway at the Booth Theatre

Boys In The Band

Mart Crowley’s landmark play comes to Broadway for a 50th anniversary production directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello and featuring an all-star cast that includes Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, ...

Carousel on Broadway


Imperial Theatre

249 West 45th Street

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless musical Carousel returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades, in a new production starring Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and operatic superstar Renée Fleming ...

Chicago on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre


Ambassador Theatre

219 West 49th Street, NYC

This revival (and first successful) Broadway production of the 1975 Kander and Ebb musical is stunning. Though the actresses that have played Velma and Roxie since the 1996 opening could populate a small upstate penitentiary, the production and skillful work of composer John Kander, lyricist Fred ...

Come From Away on Broadway

Come From Away

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

236 West 45th Street

Following the 9/11 attacks, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. Based on interviews with locals, Come From Away is about how hosting this international community of strangers spurred ...

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

The Music Box Theatre

239 West 45th Street Between 7th & 8th Avenues

After its successful sold-out Off-Broadway run, Dear Evan Hansen returns—this time to Broadway. All his life, Evan Hansen has felt invisible. But when a tragic event shocks the community and thrusts him into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy, Evan is given the opportunity of a ...

Frozen on Broadway


St. James Theatre

246 West 44th Street

Based on the Disney 2013 animated feature mega-hit, Frozen blows into town after an out-of-town tryout in Denver last year. Expanding on the previous film version, the stage production features new songs and story material from the film’s creators, including Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Up Here, ...

Gettin' the Band Back Together on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre

Gettin’ the Band Back Together Again

Belasco Theatre

111 West 44th Street

A musical that embraces ‘second chances’ and not giving up on your dreams takes the Broadway stage in Gettin’ the Band Back Together Again. The story centers on Mitch Papadopoulos (Mitchell Jarvis, Rock of Ages) who always wanted to be the next Bon Jovi, but forgot those dreams ...

Hamilton Broadway NYC New York City Michael Luwoye theater news and reviews


Richard Rogers Theatre

226 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

“Hamilton,” a hip-hop influenced musical about Alexander Hamilton at New York’s Public Theatre, has quickly become the buzziest show of the spring, with a sold-out run off-Broadway, ecstatic tweets from tastemakers and a likely Broadway transfer…” Stefanie Cohen, Wall ...

Harry Potter on Broadway

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2

The Lyric Theatre

214 West 43rd Street

You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, now it’s time to see it onstage. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is coming to Broadway straight from London’s West End. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official ...

Head Over Heels on Broadway

Head Over Heels

Hudson Broadway Theatre

139-141 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

From the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, and Avenue Q comes HEAD OVER HEELS the fearlessly fresh and deliriously sexy new musical comedy from pop icons The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are ...

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

Schubert Theatre

225 West 44th Street

Bette Midler is back as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s masterpiece Hello, Dolly! along with her original co-star David Hyde Pierce through August 25, 2018. A meddlesome matchmaker brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a ...

Kinky Boots on Broadway

Kinky Boots

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

302 West 45th Street, New York, NY  10036

Last year’s feel-good musical features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilariously heartwarming book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. The story follows a struggling factory owner who fights to turn his dusty shoe manufacturing business around with help from a ...

Mean Girls on Broadway

Mean Girls

August Wilson Theatre

245 West 52nd Street

Based on the hit film, Mean Girls comes to Broadway as a new musical with book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (based on her screenplay for the film), music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner ...

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Vivan Beaumont Theater

150 West 65th Street

Lerner and Loewe’s musicalization of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion returns to Broadway in a lavish new production of My Fair Lady from Lincoln Center Theater. This is the same producing organization that brought New York the Tony-winning revivals of South Pacific and The ...

Once On This Island

Once On This Island

Circle in the Square Theater

235 West 50th Street, NYC

Once on this Island is the Broadway musical celebration that sweeps us across the sea to a small village—where, in the aftermath of a great storm, a joyous new life begins. It is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. ...

Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Nederlander Theatre

208 West 41st Street, New York, NY

The classic ‘rom-com’ comes to the Broadway stage in Pretty Woman: The Musical, that features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams (“Summer of ’69,” ...

School of Rock

School of Rock—The Musical

Winter Garden Theatre

1634 Broadway (between Seventh Avenue and Broadway) New York, New York

Based on the film of the same name, School of Rock—The Musical tells the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the ...

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway

SpongeBob SquarePants

The Palace Theatre

1564 Broadway (at 47th Street)

Based on the popular Nickelodeon series, stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center ...

Springsteen on Broadway

Springsteen on Broadway

Walter Kerr Theatre

219 West 48th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

After a career of more than 40 years, 20 Grammys and an Oscar, legendary musician Bruce Springsteen comes to Broadway with a solo acoustic performance. It is an intimate night with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his stories. First Preview: October 3, 2017 Opening: October 12, 2017 Closing: ...

Straight White Men on Broadway

Straight White Men

Hayes Theater

240 West 44th Street New York, NY 10024

It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash-talking, and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can’t answer interrupts their holiday cheer, they are forced to confront their own identities. Obie Award-winning playwright Young Jean ...

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street

The 70s come alive again in this vibrant musical that charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer—the undisputed Queen of Disco. 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 ...

The Band's Visit on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre

The Band’s Visit

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

243 West 47th Street

After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most ...

Book of Mormon on Broadway

The Book of Mormon

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

230 West 49th Street, NYC

Profane, irreverent, and hilarious, Book of Mormon is the first theatrical venture for South Park creators Trey Parker and Seth Stone. A sibling of the South Park movie series and cousin of the successful television show, no topic is off limits as Mormon examines religion, race, sex, AIDS, and, of ...

Lifespan of a Fact

The Lifespan of a Fact

Studio 54

254 West 54th Street

Three stars converge creating theater magic in this upcoming world premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact, by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell. Cherry Jones (as the “Editor”), Daniel Radcliffe (as the “Fact Checker”), and Bobby Cannavale (as the ...

The Lion King on Broadway at the Minkskoff Theatre

The Lion King

Minkskoff Theatre

1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Disney’s enchanting musical based on the animated feature has been thrilling families and audiences for over twenty years on Broadway. A rich and powerful score by Elton John tells a royal coming-of-age story filled with Shakespearean-worthy family intrigue in this visually engaging Julie ...

The Nap at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

The Nap

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street

Richard Bean, the author of the rollicking, award-winning Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, brings his newest offering to Broadway — The Nap. The Manhattan Theatre Club opens its 2018-19 season with this American premiere. The Nap provides a very funny look at the world of snooker—the ...

The Phantom of the Opera

Majestic Theatre

247 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

This 1988 Tony-winning musical is the longest running production on Broadway, having celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2018, and for good reason. A lush Andrew Lloyd Webber score (orchestrations by the very talented David Cullen) tells the story with a beautiful Gothic sweep. Visually powerful and ...

The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong

Lyceum Theatre

149 West 45th Street, NYC

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title ...

waitress on broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre


Brooks Atkinson Theatre

256 W 47th Street, New York, NY 10036

Waitress is funny, inspiring and surprisingly poignant. This irresistible slice of life features original music and lyrics by five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). Jenna, ...

Wicked on Broadway at the Gershwin Theater


Gershwin Theatre

222 West 51st Street, NYC

Wicked, a Wizard of Oz prequel, explains the complicated development of the two women who would become Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. Based on popular book by Gregory Maguire and with a soaring pop score by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell), Wicked is entering ...

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