Autumn is the most popular “event” season, which should come as no surprise given that it marks the start of the NFL, NBA, NHL, seasons, as well as MLB pennant races/playoffs. In New York, the start of these sports seasons is even greater, given the outsized metropolis’ representation across all major sports. And while Events 365 has plenty of Jets/Giants, Knicks/Nets, Rangers/Islanders, & Yankees/Mets inventory, New York’s vibrant performing arts scene should not be overlooked.
Here is a list of Events 365’s top picks for the upcoming Fall season:
After taking Broadway by storm in 2017 and winning an extraordinary 7 Tony’s (including Best Musical), a national tour has been announced to begin during the Fall of 2018. In the meantime, Ben Platt remains in the title role until November 18th before The Real O’Neals star, Noah Galvin, takes over the reins.
Springsteen on Broadway
Bruce will be playing an intimate storytelling set to a small 1,000 person crowd at the Walter Kerr theatre beginning October 3rd, and running until January 26th. The format of the shows will feature Springsteen solo on guitar and piano as he reads excerpts for his recent autobiography, Born To Run. “Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work,” announced Springsteen.
Trainwreck star, Amy Schumer, headlines this comedy written by Steve Martin. The performance will be premiering November 1st at the Booth Theatre in New York City for a 12-week run. Keegan-Michael Key (“Key and Peele”, “Keanu”), Lauren Benanti (“Nashville”, “Supergirl”) and Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One”) will co-star in the comedy about the ups and downs that of marriage.
Bette Midler will remain in the starring role of this Tony Award-winning Revival until January 14th, when she will be replaced by adored Broadway icon, Bernadette Peters. The musical, which follows a matchmaker as she travels to Yonkers to find a match for her half-millionaire client, has already received rave reviews by theatre-goers of all ages.
This surprise hit from the Broadway Spring season premiered in March and has been playing to standing-room audiences ever since. Come From Away is a feel-good musical tale that tells the true story of how one small Newfoundland town accommodated 7,000 stranded travelers following the September 11th attacks. Get your clients into the Broadway installment while you can, before the production returns to Toronto in February 2018.
The New York City Ballet will be celebrating co-founder George Balanchine with special September performances of Swan Lake, based upon the choreographer’s original commission for the NYC Ballet in 1951. In October All Balanchine takes the stage and comprises 3 distinct styles of the choreographer’s works, followed by the iconic Nutcracker which will lead up to the holiday season. All performances will be held at the David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center.
The hip hop infused Broadway musical has been the hottest ticket in town since its 2015 premiere. With celebrities, athletes, and politicians still lining up to attend performances on a daily basis, this groundbreaking musical shows no sign of slowing down. While ticket prices are still higher than most shows on Broadway, they have dropped a notch since creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, gave his last performance.
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