(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.
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Openings and More: NYC Tourism Latest
Subway ridership is up and the MTA notes declining crime, back to pre-pandemic levels. (And there will be no fare hike this year.) More signs of return for NYC. The Times this week reports the city is looking to culture to lead the comeback. As the Broadway and Off-Broadway calendars fill in, and more festivals announce dates, that shift is already well underway.
New York Drops Mask Mandate and Other Tourism Updates
For the third week in a row NYC tourism has a game changer. As of today, the vaccinated can go maskless (with exceptions, of course, like hospitals and public transportation). Normalcy is returning, quickly, and City Guide is seeing a rise in interest in NYC travel. The subways are back to 24/7. Take a look for Lion King or Hamilton tickets and you'll find availability is already down to scattered singles.
Broadway and Off Broadway: All the Shows and Dates You Need to Know for Theatre's Return to NYC
As much as I’d like to dazzle you with a complete list of Broadway previews, openings and re-openings, the current roster is far from complete. Still, considering the Great White Way has been dormant for over a year and a half, the evolving influx of announcements is dramatically optimistic!
Broadway Is Coming Back and More NYC Tourism News
It's getting hard to keep up. With the city's COVID infection rate below 2% and falling fast, reopening announcements are piling up, and Broadway is leading the pack. Hamilton. Lion King. Wicked. All back September 14th. Tickets on sale today. Capacity will be 100%. And further premieres and returns are close behind, including Broadway's longest-runner The Phantom of the Opera. Dr. Fauci has announced that, as vaccinations increase, relaxation of indoor mask requirements will follow. Broadway's return will change the city's dynamic for tourism dramatically. The savvy move of offering vaccinations to visitors will further help the travel market.
Go 'Behind The Experience' at the Museum of the City of New York
The world's smallest art masterpiece. The famous art you're probably carrying in your wallet. New York City’s unique resilience. The Behind The Experience video series discovers these and more little-known city secrets hidden inside the Museum of the City of New York.
Places to Go in NYC: Virtual Tours of Historic Homes
New York City features a wide variety of historical homes that showcase our nation’s history. The houses honor people like LGBTQ pioneering photographer Alice Austen, founding father Alexander Hamilton, and poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe. You can still engage with the homes even when their physical buildings are closed because of COVID-19 restrictions. These are just a few New York historical homes and mansions that are offering virtual tours, collections, and more fun events online.
Three Fun Ways to Virtually Prepare for Your Trip to New York
To make sure you get the most out of your trip to New York City, start planning what you want to do before you get there. Here are a few ways you can prepare for your visit from the comfort of your computer.
NYC Tourism Updates This Week
More data points toward recovery. The city's unemployment rate dropped in September, now back into single digits. Schools have reopened but the positivity rate among students is minuscule—0.2%. In fact, New York state has the third lowest positivity rate in the nation (and that's with ample testing). Nationally, the Domestic Travel Safety Barometer score rose above 50% for the first time since the pandemic began. The TSA screened over a million air travelers for the first time since March. (Those passengers are primarily leisure travelers, too.) Despite the small spike in infection rates, indicators are looking good for a New York comeback.
Italian Cuisine & Live Music at Times Square's Bond 45
Times Square’s Bond 45 serves theatre-goers, sightseers, and locals alike.
March & Beyond: What’s New & What’s Next on Broadway
Broadway’s winter-into-spring season is about to go full throttle. Adding to the excitement is the celebrity count (high) and the roster of productions (formidable). And so we begin…
It’s All Things Broadway All the Time at BroadwayCon 2020
Three days of Broadway-filled shows, stars, fans and learning: that’s what makes BroadwayCon a highly anticipated annual event for the Broadway community. This year’s convention, its fifth, took place at the New York Hilton Midtown just a quick walk from the theaters of the Great White Way.
NYC’s 4 Best Entertainment Experiences
In the City That Never Sleeps, there’s always something to do at any time of day, from the conventional daytime options to the more unconventional nighttime options. But if you’re in need of some ideas for sheer entertainment, here are four of the best entertainment experiences NYC has to offer.
Off-Broadway’s Top-Tier Trio: Emojiland, Forbidden Broadway, and Stomp
When you take a detour onto Off-Broadway, there’s no telling where you’ll end up—unless you’re armed with insider information. Preferably the sort that points you to the best of the best, like Emojiland, Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, and Stomp.
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.