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New York City’s Broadway aims to top the 2015-16 season as the best attended season in history.
Countless plays and musicals – both long-running shows and classic revivals – will be going on throughout the winter. NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, urges travelers to enjoy a Broadway show while visiting New York.
Highlights on the 2016-17 season include "Cats" and "Hello, Dolly!" with Bette Midler, which are both classic revivals. Additionally, screen-to-stage performances "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Anastasia" will be running for the first time.
Visitors and theatre-goers alike are encouraged to participate in NYC & Company’s Broadway Week offering, where select performances will have a two-for-one ticket special. Broadway Week is January 17 – February 5, 2017.
Several additional shows include:
"The Cherry Orchard": An adaptation of the classic 1904 play has returned to Broadway starring Diane Lane, who made her Broadway debut as a child in the 1977 production of the play.
"Chicago": The longest-running American musical in Broadway history is Chicago, which is celebrating its 20th year on Broadway in 2016
"The Front Page": A revival of the classic 1928 comedy, "The Front Page", starring Nathan Lane, John Slattery and John Goodman, is set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business.
"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812": Multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban makes his Broadway debut.
"Oh, Hello on Broadway": Starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, Oh Hello displays the highly opinated 70-something alter agos of the comedians.
"A Bronx Tale": Based on the acclaimed one-man show that inspired the 1993 film of the same name. The musical is directed by Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro, who also directed the film.
"The Glass Menagerie": Two-time Academy Award-winner Sally Field will star in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.
"The Present": Presented by the Sydney Theatre Company Australian cast, including Cate Blanchett in her Broadway debut.