Tells the story of Aladdin, a street urchin who meets and falls in love with Princess 'Jasmine.' However, Jasmine can only marry a prince, but all is not lost has Aladdin owns a magic lamp, and with the help of its Genie sets out to win the hand of his princess in marriage.
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Three small-time hustlers want a bigger cut of the American dream. David Mamet's classic about loyalty and greed returns to Broadway more explosive and pointed than ever, exposing a timely American truth: crime and business are two sides of the same coin.
Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Tony is inspired by the events of 9/11 to serve in the Marines. His childhood and high school years are focused on the singular goal of enlisting on his 18th birthday. But when he tries, Tony discovers he is an undocumented immigrant, a Dreamer. With grit, determination, and help from his family and community, Tony discovers a new mission. One that can make history, create more good and inspire more change than he ever could as a Marine.
A story of loss, love and redemption, Bryna Turner's new comedy At the Wedding follows the world's loneliest (and wittiest) single woman, Carlo (to be played by Mary Wiseman), as she crashes her ex-girlfriend's wedding to a man. Through a series of flirtations, conversations, and collisions with past lovers, old enemies, new friends and perfect strangers, Carlo strives to understand whether or not heartbreak is a permanent human condition.
Lock up your kids, folks, he's back! Beetlejuice is ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellant than ever in this original musical based on Tim Burton's wonderfully demented film. Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole "being dead thing." Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a degenerate demon who happens to have a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on this ghost-with-the-most to scare away her insufferable parents, Beetlejuice comes up with the perfect plan, which involves exorcism, arranged marriages and an adorable girl scout who gets scared out of her wits. Plus singing and dancing, of course.
Debra Messing returns to the stage as Ernestine Ashworth, who spends her 17th birthday agonizing over her insignificance in the universe. Soon enough, it's her 18th birthday. Even sooner, her 41st. Her 70th. Her 101st. Five generations, dozens of goldfish, an infinity of dreams, one cake baked over a century. What makes a lifetime...into a life? Birthday Candles is a poignant new play as fearless in scope as it is tremendous in heart.
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 entertaining." But the only way to truly understand Blue Man Group's global popularity is to see the show for yourself.
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century."
The musical exploration of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery -- all those things that we hold dear to our hearts. Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defense and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public. Featuring well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.
The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway's COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America! The New York Times Critics' Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don't miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year's Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, "It takes you to a place you never want to leave!"
Bobbi (traditionally Robert up till now) is celebrating her 35th birthday in the company of her friends, all of whom are either married or engaged. Through a series of visits with the couples we learn that the well-liked Bobbi has trouble with commitment as evidenced in her numerous affairs, but still hopes to find the right person for her. As each group has its say on Bobbi's singledom and marriage prospects (and state of their own), Company begins to question the old adage; is the grass really greener on the other side?
All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter - that led to the incident - that started the lie - that ignited a movement - that inspired a community - and changed Evan's status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price? A tribute to the outsider in us all, Dear Evan Hansen is about someone you know, maybe even someone you are, but more than anything, it's about discovering the person we all long to be - ourselves.
Dreaming Zenzile is a musical about Makemba's life and career, centered around her rousing final concert. As she performs for an enthusiastic audience and raises their spirits along with their consciousness, her ancestors appear to take her through the memories connected to her music, allowing Makemba to go on a spiritual journey of reconciliation as she reaches the culmination of her career. Grammy-nominated international artist Somi Kakoma has written the musical and performs as Makemba, and she's accompanied by a live jazz band that plays both original music and new arrangements of Makemba's jazz, Afropop, and world music on stage.
Exception to the Rule crackles with humor and suspense-confronting the tactics for surviving institutions that were not built for you. How do you make it through detention? In the worst high school in the city, six students are stuck in Room 111. They flirt. They fight. They tease. Should they follow the rules and stay put, or find an escape? Are the walls keeping them in, or are stronger forces at play?
Critically-acclaimed playwright James Ijames reinvents Shakespeare's masterpiece with his new drama, Fat Ham. Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up in their backyard, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. It feels like a familiar story to Juicy, well-versed in Hamlet's woes. What's different is Juicy himself, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man trying to break the cycles of trauma and violence in service of his own liberation. From an uproarious family barbecue emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy. Fat Ham is a delectable comic tragedy directed by The Public's associate artistic director Saheem Ali.
A groundbreaking work in modern American theater, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf is a show filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty. Legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange's form-changing choreopoem - a type of show that is neither play nor musical, but which blends poetry, dance, and music to tell a story - centers on seven women of color. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism. This seminal work speaks to our world today about women's struggles, strength, desires, resilience, and the sanctified magic of love and possibility.
Funny Girl is the semi-biographical tale of Fanny Brice, a legendary vaudeville entertainer who rose to fame in 1920s and 30s America. Determined to become a big star, she headed into showbiz despite warnings from her mother and friends that she wasn't a 'typical beauty.'
1934. A time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America. Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls-and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. As they pass in and out of each other's lives, their stories awaken with passion, fury and extraordinary beauty. Reimagining the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, celebrated playwright Conor McPherson writes and directs this heartbreaking and universal story about family and love.
Golden Shield is a play that fuses a family drama with a legal drama. It centers on two sisters: Julie Chen, an American lawyer who files a class-action lawsuit involving the Chinese government and an international tech company; and Eva, who Julie hires as her translator for the legal proceedings. Julie has gotten a Chinese dissident to testify in American court against the tech company and needs Eva's translation skills, but the women don't see eye-to-eye, as they haven't been in each other's lives for a while. As the two work to speak the same language - literally and figuratively - and win the case, they must make compromises and move beyond their past differences.
Hadestown follows Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Together we travel from wide open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down to Hadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor and full stomachs. Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Mitchell's beguiling melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death.
A new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
England 1965 - What is Britain's (second most) famous executioner to do now that hanging has been abolished? The simple answer is a lot more than he bargained for. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity and the cub reporters and pub regulars are dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, while his old assistant Syd and the mysterious Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.
Cursed Child is the official eighth story in the Harry Potter franchise and the first to be officially presented on stage. The events of Cursed Child take place nineteen years after those of the final J.K. Rowling novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and the production features dazzling illusions, bringing the Wizarding World to life before your very eyes, as well as seven of the original London stars reprising their roles on Broadway.
Directed by original director Mark Brokaw, How I Learned To Drive follows Lil' Bit (Parker) as she comes to the terms with the impact of her ever-present uncle, on her past, present and future. As relevant as ever, How I Learned To Drive received countless awards and nominations upon its debut in the late '90s. With three Drama Desk nominations and Obie award nominations for Parker and Morse, How I Learned To Drive is a moving masterpiece set to set Broadway ablaze this season.
In Islander, a girl named Eilidh spends her days on a hardship-wracked Scottish island. The last child left there, she feels lonely as many of the island's other residents have fled for the mainland. She dreams of a new life somewhere out beyond her island and the vast sea that surrounds it. Everything changes when a mysterious stranger washes ashore with the tide, and the line between reality and myth blurs. The Islander musical is inspired by Scottish legends about "fin-folk" who live in the sea.
Based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty. Features their hit songs 'Sherry', 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Rag Doll', 'Oh What a Night' and 'Can't Take My Eyes Off of You'
The Little Girl Blue musical is written by Laiona Michelle, who also stars as Simone. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, Simone originally inspired to be a classical concert pianist, but after attending the Juilliard School of Music and then being denied admission to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she started playing jazz piano to earn a living. When she was tasked with providing her own vocals to accompany her playing, she began her career as a jazz singer.
Thought to have first been performed in 1606, you'll follow the journey of Scottish general Macbeth who receives a prophecy from three witches that one day he will rule all of Scotland. Consumed by the idea, Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth do whatever it takes to make the prophecy come true, even if that means blood on their hands. But of course, their actions have consequences and both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are driven into a state of madness.
A town's proud history, the legend of a local hero, the coveted privilege of reserved parking: nothing is sacred during the town council meeting at the heart of Tracy Letts' new play. This razor-sharp comedy turns from hilarious to chilling as petty policy matters give way to the truth boiling just beneath the surface of the town's historical mythology.
Michael Jackson fans rejoice! The world premiere of MJ The Musical (previously entitled Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough) officially debuts on Broadway in 2021. Under the direction of Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon (who also serves as choreographer for the production), the new bio-musical features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, alongside Michael Jackson's greatest hits.
Set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian, and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine. Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler; the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec; the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago; the tempting Nini; and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love.
For the first time since 2013, the one and only Billy Crystal is returning to Broadway in this brand new musical! An adaptation of his 1992 movie of the same name, Mr. Saturday Night is the story of comedian Buddy Young Jr., whose star has long since wained. Known for his outrageous act, his ego pushed away all those close to him. But now he's got a chance at a comeback - can he win back his fans and fix his family? There's only one way to find out!
Fix your wig and slip on this pantyhose, dear, 'cause Mrs. Doubtfire is strutting to the stage! Based on the beloved 1993 Twentieth Century Fox film, Mrs. Doubtfire is the laugh-out-loud hilarious and heartfelt story of newly divorced and out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard. After losing custody of his children, Daniel disguises himself as Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire and takes a job in his ex-wife's home in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As he gets lost in his new persona and grows closer to his kids, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father.
The Music Man follows con man Harold Hill, who poses as a musician and hatches a plot to sell gullible musical instruments and uniforms to townsfolk in the Midwest with the promise to train them and turn them into credible bands. His intentions, however, are to skip town before he gives a single music lesson. Marian, a local librarian and piano teacher, sees right through him and threatens to out him... until the two end up falling in love, of course.
The doors of Dunder Mifflin are opening once more! Running for nine seasons and 201 episodes, four-time Emmy Award-winning sitcom The Office entertained audiences with its off-the-wall brand of cringe comedy and instantly-quotable one-liners. It's funniest moments are lovingly lampooned in this brand new parody, brought to the stage by the creative team behind the cult hit musical parodies of Friends and Full House, Bob and Tobly McSmith.
The Oh God, A Show About Abortion stand-up comedy show centers on one summer in Leiby's life, which "started with a bang" and ended with her getting an abortion at Planned Parenthood. The anecdotes Leiby tells are from the months in between, which connects the minutae of preparing for an abortion - deciding what to wear, visiting the fertility section of a CVS in Missouri, getting two root canals (that one's unrelated) - with the weighty effects of doing so, especially in a place where it's stigmatized and at a time when reproductive rights across the country hang in limbo.
Our Brother's Son is a play with elements of family drama and medical drama, as the members of one family unravel amid a medical crisis. The middle-aged Leo decides to take over-the-counter painkillers to treat an ailment, unwittingly inducing renal failure and soon requiring a kidney donation from a family member. As his siblings, David and Gail, undergo genetic testing to determine if they're a match, a deep secret gets revealed that threatens to tear apart the family. Each of Leo's family members, with the support of their spouses, has to grapple with the choice between helping their family and preserving themselves.
Experience the Broadway premiere of this galvanizing new musical that examines a true story from the history of racial division in this country. Set in New York in 1863, welcome to Paradise Square, a rambunctious local tavern where the clientele is made up of Free Blacks and newly arrived Irish Immigrants. United by both groups' outsider status in the city, harmony exists, with a shared culture emerging against the tumult of the encroaching Civil War.
For more than 27 years, the mystery-thriller Perfect Crime has kept audiences guessing with its comic, romance-filled take on the whodunit, making it the longest-running non-musical play in New York City history. The complex, twisty story unfolds in the secluded Connecticut mansion of Harvard-educated psychiatrist Margaret Brent, who's accused of murdering her wealthy British husband, and soon finds herself tangling with a handsome detective, who may just have fallen for her. Catherine Russell has starred as Brent, missing but a scant four performances, since the show opened in 1987, earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
A hideously deformed Phantom lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants. The phantom falls in love with the young Soprano devoting himself to creating a new star for the Opera by nurturing her extraordinary talents and employing all the skills at his disposal.
If you've ever dreamed of seeing Downton Abbey taken over by Monty Python, then you have some very strange dreams, and you'll love The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning smash comedy direct from London's West End. Chronicling the wild opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society's newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, this 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a Broadway show: a ramshackle set, a leading lady with a concussion, and a corpse that refuses to play dead. It all adds up to what The New York Times called a "gut-busting hit" as all-star co-producers Kevin McCollum (Something Rotten!, Rent) and J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) bring The Play That Goes Wrong to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre.
Karen and Sam are a long-married pair whose relationship may be headed for an early checkout. Muriel and Jesse are former high school sweethearts who seem destined for an extended stay. And Norma and Roy are the mother and father of the bride, ready to celebrate their daughter's nuptials - if only they can get her out of the bathroom.
With a full title of POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, POTUS is a play about "the women in charge of the man in charge of the free world." The action centers around a public relations distaster committed by the titular POTUS, or President of the United States, that snowballs into an international crisis. It's up to the seven women he relies on most - Chris, Bernadette, Stephanie, Dusty, Jean, Harriet, and Margaret - to fix things and keep him out of career-destroying trouble. And this isn't their first rodeo; they're already exhausted and nearly out of their minds from constantly having to clean up the president's messes.
Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power.
In the 5,000 years they've been married, George and Maggie Antrobus have survived wars, plagues, floods, and everything in between. Now they're running low on food - and a massive glacier is headed toward their New Jersey home. An epic, timely comedy about the endurance of human spirit, Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH follows one "everyfamily" through the great struggles and triumphs of the human experience. Led by innovative director Lileana Blain-Cruz in a production that speaks directly to our current moment, this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic with additional material by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a profound reminder that life is always worth living - no matter how difficult things get.
Snow in Midsummer is a play set in a rural town which has been ravaged by drought, as a businesswoman quickly learns when she moves to take over a factory there. But it's no ordinary drought - it's the result of a curse placed on the town by a woman years prior, after she was convicted of a crime she didn't commit and executed anyway. Snow in Midsummer is adapted from The Injustice to Dou Yi That Moved Heaven and Earth, a classical Chinese drama by Guan Hanqing, and Cowhig's version ties the drought of the original story to the sweeping ecological disasters of climate change today. Through this ghost story, Cowhig illustrates how past mistakes can destroy future generations, and also what restorative justice looks like.
The Orpheum Theatre hosts the international smash hit STOMP. This famed high-energy show features a cast of eight performers, creating a wildly rhythmic noise with unconventional instruments -- everything from brooms and garbage cans to matchboxes and hubcaps and more -- and also features plenty of unexpected comedy and audience interaction. A true worldwide phenomenon, STOMP has been running continuously at the Orpheum since 1994 and is the winner of both Obie and Drama Desk Awards. Since the first performance in 1991, this thrilling production has toured to more than 350 cities and earned praise as one of this generation's most mesmerizing theatrical events.
Usher is a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson's blistering, momentous new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons - not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head - in an attempt to break out of this strange loop.
A musical event one hundred years in the making, Suffs brings to life a complicated chapter in the ongoing battle for the right to vote: the American women's suffrage movement. Written by and featuring one of the most exciting new voices in theater, Shaina Taub, this epic new musical takes an unflinching look at these unsung trailblazers. In the years leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, an impassioned group of suffragists - "Suffs" as they called themselves - took to the streets, pioneering protest tactics that transformed the country. They risked their lives as they clashed with the president, the public, and each other. A thrilling story of brilliant, flawed women working against and across generational, racial, and class divides, Suffs boldly explores the victories and failures of a fight for equality that is still far from over.
The Take Me Out play revolves around a mixed-race baseball star named Darren Lemming, who comes out as gay and is confronted off the field by deep-rooted, homophobic and racist prejudices, Take Me Out is as relevant today as it was at the time of its original premiere in 2002.
Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put-down. From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy's daily struggle to make sense of her life, devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami.
Tina follows Tina Turner from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global queen of rock 'n' roll. Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her husband Ike. She later revealed in her autobiography that she had suffered domestic abuse at his hands-they separated in 1976 and divorced two years later. Turner later made a massive comeback in the 1980s. The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll has sold 180 million records worldwide and been honored with 11 Grammy Awards.
Mona Mansour delves into the Palestinian struggle for home and identity in The Vagrant Trilogy, a single epic story told in three parts. In 1967, Adham, a Palestinian Wordsworth scholar, goes to London with his new wife to deliver a lecture. When war breaks out at home, he must decide in an instant what to do-a choice that will affect the rest of his life. The two parts that follow explore alternate realities based on that decision. Each part in the trilogy speaks to the others, together painting a rare and moving picture of Palestinian displacement and a refugee's life of permanent impermanence. Featuring six actors in 19 different roles, Mansour's drama spans four decades and three generations of a family uprooted by war and politics. The Vagrant Trilogy is a sweeping new epic about the poetry and pain of losing the place called home.
In ...what the end will be three generations of men live under one roof and grapple with their own truths of what it means to be black and gay. It's an exploration of pride, pain, and patience through the unflinching eyes of fathers and sons.
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One - born with emerald-green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
Wish You Were Here is a play set on the cusp of the Iranian Revolution, which would eventually see the fall of the Iranian monarchy in 1979. But a year earlier, in 1978, protests are rapidly erupting, and one group of women in Iran is trying to hold on to whatever normalcy they can. The close-knit friend group plans weddings, tells each other jokes, does whatever they can to distract themselves from the turmoil happening around them.