(Opened 8/6/15) Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as Alexander Hamilton the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation. 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, 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. Call or visit website for playing schedule. (2 hrs., 55 mins.)
HamiltonRichard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St.
New York City Activities
A New Decade of New York Theatre Takes Off!
A shiny New Year has arrived, urging us to plunge (headlong or otherwise) into our annual list of resolutions. Dieting and de-cluttering aside, I recommend tackling the fun stuff first, especially the resolve to up our live entertainment ante—New York City theatre in particular.
Morbid Anatomy Library and Museum Is Reborn in Green-Wood Cemetery
The Morbid Anatomy Library and Museum, a beloved institution devoted to the art and science of death, has reopened in an entirely new and most fitting location, Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery.
Fabulous Fall on Broadway: Welcoming Newcomers and Celebrating Classics
It happens every year: the fall portion of the new Broadway season comes in like a lamb and moves into winter like The Lion King. Unlike the spring, musicals in fall are generally outnumbered by plays, which come packed with big name stars from the U.S. and U.K. For those willing to congregate at the stage door after the show, handshakes, autographs, and selfies with celebs add up to pretty awesome rewards.
Broadway's Bright New Season Takes Off
From Derren Brown’s mind-boggling mind reading in his Derren Brown: Secret, to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale’s improvised hip-hop show, Freestyle Love Supreme, to Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony nominee Tom Sturridge’s critically acclaimed performances in Sea Wall/A Life, theatre in the Big Apple right now is a head-rush of cosmic extremes.
CITYarts: Beautifying Communities and Empowering Kids in NYC
In a city filled with beautiful architecture, art, and parks, there are just as many public spaces that need a little love. Enter CITYarts. This New York non-profit partners with community organizations, kids, and professional artists to create public murals and mosaics throughout New York City and the world.
Beyond Broadway: 9 Theatre-Inspired Experiences in NYC
You may see everything from Hamilton to Hadestown, but New York’s theatre culture extends far beyond the stages of Broadway’s 41 theatres. The following experiences are for anyone looking for theatrical flourishes in their walking tours, exhibits, karaoke, and dining. Broaden your Broadway experience with these 9 fun-filled activities in the theatre capital of the world!
May the Course Be With You: New York Road Runners and Where to Run in NYC
One New York experience that doesn’t cost a penny is running—just toss those kicks and basic gear in your bag and you’re set. There are parks, loops, and trails fit for everything from a gentle jog to a long distance workout, many with wonderful views of iconic NYC sites.
10 Magic Shows to See Now in NYC
New York has a robust magic community (fittingly) hiding in plain sight. Some of the world’s top magicians stage mind-blowing shows in the city every week, assisted with state-of-the-art production and one-of-a-kind settings like the oldest magic shop in the city. Be astounded and amazed at these 10 shows currently running in New York. Abracadabra!
Ripley's + 1 Ticket Offers Discounts to Major NYC Attractions
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a museum of wondrous and strange exhibits in Times Square. Right now, with the Ripley’s + 1 promotion, buy a Ripley’s ticket and get a major discount off admission to a top New York attraction.
Savings and Discounts: Visiting New York City Museums on a Budget
There’s no reason to skimp on culture when you’re in New York. If you want to see some of the world’s great art works and learn fascinating stories from history, take advantage of the many free and cheap museum events throughout the city.
13 Immersive Theatre Experiences in NYC
Thanks to the many theater companies staging immersive shows in New York City, if you've ever dreamed of a seat in a Prohibition-era seance, a flight through Neverland, or a dance party with Cleopatra, you can live it here. Read on for the immersive theater happening now in New York City, where audience participation reaches a whole new level.
The Best Italian Eateries in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Craving some savory spinach gnocchi or crisp, wood-fired pizza? Head to Carroll Gardens: Brooklyn’s take on Little Italy. This neighborhood of lush gardens, churches, and peaceful rows of brownstones has been home to a strong Italian-American population and, as a result, plenty of authentic cuisine from Italy and its neighbor Sicily. Read on for the best pasta, pizza, and cannolis in Carroll Gardens!
Learn the Stories Behind the Playhouses of New York's Theater District
Beyond Broadway plays and their endless lore, there's a rich history to New York City's theatres. Read on to learn more about the back story behind the legendary Theater District of midtown Manhattan.
How to Score Discount Broadway Tickets with TKTS
If you’re looking to see a show in New York City, you might be shocked by ticket prices listed online. Stalwart shows like The Lion King and Wicked can run you over $100—and don’t even get us started on Hamilton. Your options for discounted tickets require a bit of patience, but you could score big if you’re willing to wait for it! Here’s a guide to winning cheap tickets in New York: the land of lines.