The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner June 25 - July 5 | Playbill

News The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner June 25 - July 5 Don't miss out on this week's must-see shows and events!


June 25: Following a sold-out world premiere in Chicago, new musical Amazing Grace arrives on Broadway playing the Nederlander Theatre, based on the inspiring true story behind the beloved song. The show blends history, romance and rebellion.



June 29: Stage legend Patti LuPone stars as the indomitable Irene, leading the cast and crew of a local community theatre troupe in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1973. Douglas Carter Beane's Shows For Days, follows a young boy's introduction to the world of theatre. June 30: Alicia Silverstone stars in Of Good Stock, one of the three Stockon sisters who reunite for a family vacation in Cape Cod, igniting sparks, passion, humor and many surprises.



June 27: The Encores! Off-Center series presents a staged concert revival of William Finn and James Lapine's 1998 musical A New Brain, starring Jonathan Groff as the struggling young composer suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumor. Based on Finn's real-life experiences with the illness. Read Jonathan Groff's uncanny story as to how he came to star in the show.

June 28: Celebrated screen and stage actress and recent 2015 Tony winner Helen Mirren takes her final bow as the Queen in the Broadway staging of the critically acclaimed The Audience.



June 28: Join the thousands celebrating Pride in New York City, by marching down Fifth Avenue in the annual Pride Parade featuring more than 55 floats. Visit NYCPride for more information.

June 28: Catch Ariana Grande belting out some of her most notable hits at NYC Pride's largest fundraiser, Dance on the Pier.

June 29: Seth Rudetsky is among those presenting Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids, a musical benefit for You Gotta Believe, the only New York City organization specializing in helping older foster youth find "forever" homes. The stars performing include Tituss Burgess, Sutton Foster, Tina Fey, Kristin Chenoweth, Megan Hilty and many more. 

July 1-2: New York City Center presents a staged concert revival of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's quirky, gory musical Little Shop of Horrors with original star Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal.

 July 4: Celebrate the holiday at 54 Below with 54 Sings 1776. The cabaret venue hosts a string of Broadway stars performing the score from this Tony-winning musical.

July 4: NBC returns with its annual “Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular,” starring Brad Paisley and Kelly Clarkson among many others.

July 4: Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, “A Capitol Fourth,” stars Barry Manilow and Nicole Scherzinger among many others. 

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