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Your complete guide to New York City Theater. From Broadway to Off-Broadway and beyond, find your list of all current NYC production, shows and musicals here at ZEALnyc.

44th Annual International African Arts Festival, July 2nd-July 5th

Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn

http://iaafestival.org

From jazz to hip hop, Reggae to soul, African to gospel, this festival has it all, plus a variety of dancers and drummers.  The African Marketplace is a truly international bazaar with an incredible assortment of food and ...

Aladdin on Broadway

Aladdin

New Amsterdam Theatre

https://www.aladdinthemusical.com

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

Anastasia

Broadhurst Theatre

http://anastasiabroadway.com

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 ...

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]   [...

PermaDeath

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 ...

Agnes

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 ...

Feast of San Gennaro

The Feast of San Gennaro Returns to NYC's Little Italy

ZEALnyc, September 13, 2018 For the 92nd time the Feast of San Gennaro, a faith-based celebration honoring the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, takes place in the neighborhood of Manhattan affectionately known as "Little Italy" (Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets; the festival stage is located ...

Avenue Q

New World Stages

http://newworldstages.com

340 West 50th Street, NYC

Puppets face life challenges with bad language and sex, as this Tony award winning musical moves beyond a foul-mouthed Sesame Street send-up to a sweet piece about youthful angst and the search for love. This musical has a very strong book and score, and a dedicated cast.  Take it in if you ...

Batsu! A Comedy challenge

Come to the lower level of JeBon Sushi, 15 St. Marks Place, if you are 18 or older.  Watch the acclaimed comedy team Face Off Unlimited as they compete in hilarious challenges in order to avoid some very undignified punishments! More info-347 985 ...

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 ...

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

Bernhardt/Hamlet

American Airlines Theatre

https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Bernhardt-Hamlet.aspx

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 ...

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Actors Temple Theatre

http://stlukestheatre.com

339 West 47th Street, New York, NY  10036

This play is the story of six black men and their World War II journey to becoming the first African American fighter pilots in US history. The play and production are inspirational, and plays Saturdays at 1 ...

Blue Man Group

Astor Place Theatre

http://www.blueman.com/new-york/about-show

434 Lafayette Street New York, New York

Blue Man Group combines music, technology, and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative,” “energetic,” and “wildly ...

BYOB Pastel Painting Party, The Art Studio, 145 w. 96Th st.

What better way to spend your Sunday than with a tube of paint and a bottle of wine?  Blend colors, mix drinks and explore your creative side in a warm and welcoming environment. Sunday, July 12, 4-6PM Sunday, July 19, 4-6PM $39.00 212 858 ...

Chicago on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre

Chicago

Ambassador Theatre

http://chicagothemusical.com/

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 ...

Cirque on Broadway – ‘Paramour’

Lyric Theater

http://www.lyricbroadway.com

213 West 42nd Street

This amazing “beyond circus” company, Cirque du Soleil,  has been wowing us for years with their fantastical productions through tours (infamously in their own unique tent configurations), as well as sit-down productions in Las Vegas and elsewhere, but now they are taking on “The ...

Come From Away on Broadway

Come From Away

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

http://www.comefromaway.com

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

http://dearevanhansen.com

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 ...

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures at New World Stages

New World Stages

http://desperatemeasuresmusical.com

340 West 50th Street

Direct from its sold-out run at the York Theatre! When the dangerously handsome Johnny Blood’s life is on the line, he must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters including a mysterious sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a ...

Drunk Shakespeare

Quinn's Bar

http://quinnsnyc.com

356 West 44th Street, NYC

Liquor, Shakespeare, and actors collide at Quinn’s Bar. You’re 21 or older, and a part of the ...

Drunken Shakespeare

What happens when actors imbibe before the performance?  If you are over 21, you can find out.  June 26th-July 11th tickets available, ...

Fishing on the Harlem Meer, Central Park at 110th st, Dana Discovery Center

For a truly old-fashioned holiday experience this weekend, bring the kids up to the Harlem Meer to fish.  You’ll see a variety of fish, turtles, egrets and other wildlife in this bucolic setting. Mon-Sat, 10-4 PM, poles available until 3 Sun, 10-2 PM, poles available until ...

Frozen on Broadway

Frozen

St. James Theatre

http://frozenthemusical.com

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, ...

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Hamilton

Richard Rogers Theatre

http://richardrodgerstheatre.com/

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

https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/us/

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

http://www.thehudsonbroadway.com/whatson/head-over-heels/

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 ...

Hudson Warehouse presents Oliver Goldsmith’s, She Stoops to Conquer

Come see this seasoned company in a series of free performances in Riverside Park this summer at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at 89th st. July 2nd-July 26th, Thursday-Sun. at 6:30, She Stoops to Conquer. July 30th-Aug.23rd, Thursday-Sun. at 6:30, William ...

International African Arts Festival, Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn

You’ll find everything here from music, art and crafts, to competitions and children’s activities. July 2nd-July ...

Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle at Met Opera

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It’s so nice to have you back where you belong

Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, January 25, 2016 Like the wise man once sang, “Everything Old is New Again.” Take Broadway for instance. Only three years after it closed in 2003, Les Miserables was back. And after that incarnation ended, it took only another six years for the next ...

Kinky Boots on Broadway

Kinky Boots

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

http://kinkybootsthemusical.com/index.php

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

https://meangirlsonbroadway.com/#home

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

http://www.lct.org/shows/my-fair-lady/

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 ...

Newsical The Musical at Kirk Theatre / Theater Row

Kirk Theatre

http://www.theatrerow.org/kirknowplaying/

410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10019

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 ...

Once On This Island

Once On This Island

Circle in the Square Theater

http://onceonthisisland.com

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

https://prettywomanthemusical.com

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 Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play

MCC Theatre @ The Lucille Lortel Theatre

http://www.mcctheater.org//currentseason.html

121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

Back for a special “encore” engagement, MCC Theater brings Jocelyn Bioh’s buoyant and biting comedy exploring the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding ...

School of Rock

School of Rock—The Musical

Winter Garden Theatre

http://www.schoolofrockthemusical.com

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 ...

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