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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 ...

BSO at Tanglewood

Review: Boston Ballet's 'Fancy Free' Highlights an All-Bernstein Night at ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, August 21, 2018 In 1940, then 22-year-old Leonard Bernstein, the musical wunderkind now being celebrated for his inimitable significance in American classical music, as well as Broadway musical theatre, attended the inaugural season of the Berkshire Music Center. Throughout Bernstein's career, the Boston ...

Philadelphia museums

Art Break: Love (and Art) Abounds in Philadelphia, So Plan ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 20, 2018 Sometimes at Art Break we feel the need to get out of town but not wander too far. We want to keep the conveniences of great food, interesting art, and cool people – you know, everything we have here, ...

Be More Chill

Review: Could ‘Be More Chill’ Be More Shrill?

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 17, 2018 The musical Be More Chill was already a bit of a sensation even before it recently opened Off-Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The show had its world premiere in Redbank, NJ in 2015 at the Two River Theater, ...

José James in concert

Life In Focus: José James in Concert at Lincoln Center ...

By Juliana Crawford, Contributing Photographer, August 15, 2018   [caption id="attachment_59953" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Kori Whithers (vocals) and José James (guitar, vocals); photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_59954" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Kori Whithers; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_59959" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] ...

Mark Morris Dance Group

Review: Mark Morris Dance Group Excels in Various Chamber Music ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, August 15, 2018 The Mark Morris Dance Group, which has a long association with the Mostly Mozart Festival, presented a World Premiere for this year’s season at the Rose Theater of Lincoln Center. The company danced to the popular chamber music ...

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 ...

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 ...

Carousel on Broadway

Carousel

Imperial Theatre

http://carouselbroadway.com

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

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 ...

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties at MCC / Lucille Lortel Theatre

MCC Theatre @ The Lucille Lortel Theatre

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

121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

Jen Silverman’s unpredictable comedy Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, brings together five women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck. The women collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the “thea-tah,” provoking ...

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, ...

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

Gettin’ the Band Back Together Again

Belasco Theatre

http://gettinthebandbacktogether.com

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 ...

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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 ...

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

Schubert Theatre

https://www.hellodollyonbroadway.com

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 ...

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 ...

Mary Page Marlowe

Tony Kiser Theater

https://2st.com/shows/current-production

305 West 43rd Street

If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting ...

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 ...

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