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The Sting, a New Musical Starring Harry Connick, Jr. at Paper Mill Playhouse, Hits the Mark

The Sting at Paper Mill Playhouse | Harry Connick Jr.
Photo by Jerry Dalia — Left: J. Harrison Ghee (Johnny Hooker), Right: Harry Connick, Jr. (Henry Gondorff).

The Sting, a new musical at Paper Mill Playhouse, transports you to Depression-era Chicago, where jazz reigns, the stakes are high, and the dice are always loaded. And it does it in the most entertaining way.

Based on the 1973 Academy Award-winning film, The Sting, the musical tells the tale of a pair of con men, small town grifter Johnny Hooker (played by J. Harrison Ghee) and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff (played by Harry Connick, Jr.), who plot to bring down the city’s most corrupt racketeer, Doyle Lonnegan (played by Tom Hewitt).

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Today Only! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets on Sale for $20

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway

Harry Potter fans, we’ve got exciting news! You could be among the the very first to see the Broadway, two-part production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child AND only pay $40 to see both parts. The production JUST announced a special sale at the Lyric Theatre Box Office on West 43rd Street beginning tonight, Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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Spongebob Makes a Splash on Broadway and It’s Fantastically Fun

Spongebob on Broadway

If nautical nonsense be something you wish — along with great original music, bright and bold neon lights, silly sound effects, AND a confetti cannon — then take the family to see Spongebob Squarepants the Broadway Musical.

I confess I was never a fan of Nickelodeon’s animated Spongebob Squarepants and his friends in the Bikini Bottom cartoon world. However, after seeing the musical with my family, I now have a thing for the eternally optimistic sea sponge. Ethan Slater, in his Broadway debut, manages to bring the quirky cartoon character to life with a high energy, limber goofiness that is infectiously lovable.

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Once on This Island Transforms Broadway into the Sunny Caribbean

Once on This Island

It was a snowy, Arctic-like ,freezing Friday when my family and I headed into New York to see the revival of Once on This Island at Circle in the Square on Broadway. But an amazing thing happened as we entered the intimate theater on 50th Street: It became summer.

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2-For-1 NYC Broadway Week Tickets On Sale January 5

nyc broadway week 2018

If you missed out on Kids’ Night on Broadway tickets, no worries, there’s another opportunity to score discounted Broadway tickets coming your way!

Beginning on January 5, 2018, at 10:30 am, you can purchase 2-for-1 tickets to fantastic shows on Broadway during NYC Broadway Weekwhich takes place January 16 – February 4, 2018.

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How To See Broadway Musicals for Free This Holiday Season

broadway under the stars | the shops at columbus circle

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway — and at The Shops at Columbus Circle this season!

Beginning on November 13, Broadway Under the Stars kicks off giving your family a sneak peek at some of New York City’s top musicals. The free five-week series features concerts and performances from shows like our family favorites School of Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Wicked,  as well as Anastasia, Kinky Boots, a Bronx Tale, and more.

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