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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 ...

Jazz Notes Intel: Farmer-Turned-Maestro David Amram’s Wisdom of the ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, November 7, 2018 At age 87, the curious jazz connoisseur, accomplished classical composer and agriculturist at heart, David Amram stands tall in the wisdom of the arts. Largely underappreciated in jazz circles, he firmly and singularly expresses his passion to encourage arts-minded ...

Jazz Notes Intel

Jazz Notes Intel: Overcoming Boundaries Chapter — Guitarist Lionel Loueke Journeys ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, October 9, 2018 In jazz, there is a plethora of guitarists, each with a voice on the six strings that rocks with fire or soothes with pastel colors or embellishes with strokes that support the surrounding conversations. Then there’s the ...

Art Break

Art Break: Engage in the Thrill of Discovery at Galleries ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 24, 2018 One of the best things about a new season of art shows and exhibitions is that moment when you walk into the room, look around, and say “Wow – this is where I want to be!” If you want ...

New York Philharmonic

Review: New York 'Officially' Meets Jaap with Philharmonic's Season Opening

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, September 22, 2018 The 2018-2019 season, and a new era for the New York Philharmonic, began with a gala concert at David Geffen Hall on Thursday evening. Entitled "New York, Meet Jaap," Jaap van Zweden made his debut with the orchestra as ...

New York Renaissance Faire

Life In Focus: It's Fairy-Nice at the New York Renaissance ...

By Juliana Crawford, Contributing Photographer, September 20, 2018   [caption id="attachment_60766" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Consulting a Book of Magic and Spells at the Faire; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_60771" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The Villagers of the Renaissance Faire; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [...


The First Video Game Opera, 'PermaDeath,' Receives Its World ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, September 19, 2018 At first glance, the title of Cerise Jacobs’s upcoming world’s first video game opera PermaDeath seems to imply another dark take or tale using the commercial success and wide-spread popularity of the multiplayer video game phenomenon. But ...

Judson Dance Theater

Roots of Modern Dance Are Traced through MoMA's Current Exhibit ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2018 The current exhibit at MoMA entitled Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done is an homage to the dance artists who created work at the Judson Church in the 60s and 70s. The dancers and choreographers who created ...

The Power of Art

Art Break: The Power of Art Through the Ages at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 17, 2018 This week, Art Break is looking at a wide variety of art movements as well as their purpose and meaning. The oldest material on our list comes from The Frick’s exhibition of fifteenth century religious and devotional ...

There Will Be Blood

Review: Film Soundtracks Take Center Stage in NY Philharmonic's Art ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, September 14, 2018 If the New York Philharmonic were to program an evening of music by avant-garde Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, I suspect it would be a tough sell. The audience would be limited, and probably dwindle in number as the night ...


Review: 'Agnes' Brings Dramatic and Meteorological Tensions to 59E59 Theater

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, September 14, 2018 Agnes is a compelling play about family, friendship, and connections. Set in a three-bedroom New York City apartment, Agnes presents five millennials sheltering themselves from a major storm. The talented playwright, Catya McMullen, adeptly sets up the backstory for ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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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