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    The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and just in time for the occasion, Cyber Monday deals are here so you can buy tickets for every theatre lover on your list. For a limited time, you can save on theatre tickets to some of New York’s biggest hits and new hidden gems. If there’s a new show you’ve wanted to see, or you want to finally check something like the opera off your bucket list, there’s no better time to get your tickets. Check out the best Cyber Monday theatre ticket deals for...

  • Great news, old sport! The Great Gatsby, an immersive theatre production based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, will make its New York debut beginning March 9. Performances will take place at The Gatsby Mansion at the Park Central Hotel New York. For this production, created and directed by Alexander Wright, the hotel's ballrooms have been converted into Jay Gatsby's mansion. Audiences are part of the action as guests at a lavish party, and they get to watch the story of the mysterious...

  • Daniel Radcliffe does it all. His film credits include everything from blockbuster franchises to quirky indie flicks. His stage credits span classic musicals, offbeat dramas, punchy comedies, and more. And he's done it all globally, making Radcliffe a household name all around the world. His theatre career in particular keeps the English actor hopping between New York and London, and his latest gig on this side of the pond is in a buzzy revival of Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre...

  • Here's something to talk about! Comedian Colin Quinn returns to New York with a new show, Small Talk, this winter. Colin Quinn: Small Talk will run from January 6 to February 11 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. In Small Talk, Quinn shares his tips on how to be personable, drawing from his lifetime of experience chatting with family, friends, customer service workers, and more. This show is his fourth New York comedy special in four years, following 2019's Red State Blue State, 2020's Colin Quinn &...

  • The shoe factory is shutting down. The Off-Broadway revival of Kinky Boots at Stage 42 has set a closing date. The final performance will be November 20, according to social media posts announcing the news. In the Kinky Boots musical, Charlie Price finds an unlikely solution to save his failing shoe factory: making sturdy heels for men. With the help of drag queen Lola, he makes the factory a little more fabulous and accepting, as the factory workers learn to walk in the shoes from those...

  • Musicals are not just a Broadway thing. In fact, if you want to get on the ground floor of the hottest new musicals, go off Broadway. This is where the newest, weirdest, most adventurous shows come from. Hamilton, Hadestown, Rent, and Spring Awakening are just some beloved musicals that had buzzy runs off Broadway before debuting to a wider audience on Broadway. So if you want to be the first one to see the musical that everyone will be talking about a year from now, see an Off-Broadway show....

  • Anthony Rapp, a star of the original Broadway cast of Rent, is returning to New York with a new musical this spring. Without You, which Rapp wrote and performs, will make its Off-Broadway premiere at New World Stages from January 14 to April 30. Without You is based on Rapp's New York Times bestselling memoir of the same name. The story begins when a 22-year-old Rapp was about to audition for Rent, the Jonathan Larson show about bohemian New Yorkers living through the AIDS crisis that would soon...

  • Roundabout Theatre Company has announced preliminary casting for its New York-premiere production of The Wanderers, written by Anna Ziegler. Katie Holmes will star in the Off-Broadway show at the Laura Pels Theatre from January 26 to March 26. Opening night is February 16. Holmes plays Julia Cheever, a movie star who puts the marriage of a secular Jewish man to the test when she unexpectedly arrives in his life. The Wanderers is her first show with Roundabout Theatre Company. Holmes's other...

  • Berlant is back! Kate Berlant will perform a return engagement of her acclaimed solo show, Kate, off Broadway this winter, following its sold-out premiere run earlier this year. Kate will once again run at the Connelly Theater for eight weeks, from December 18 to February 10. In Kate, a solo comedy show, Berlant discusses her love-hate relationship with both theatre and camera acting and key moments in her life, from her childhood to now, that shaped her career, her performance style, and her...

  • Suddenly, Matt! Tony Award winner Matt Doyle will be the next Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors at the Westside Theatre. Beginning November 15, he will star in the Off-Broadway production, replacing Tony nominee Rob McClure. Doyle won the 2022 Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, along with Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for his role as Jamie in Company. His other Broadway credits include Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie, and The Book of Mormon, and he also performed in the...

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