The Broadway Collection News for January

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical- Searching for a new Carole this January! Credit Joan Marcus

Events and Exhibits in New York in January:

• Manhattan:

o The New York Transit Museum at Grand Central Terminal – 13th annual Holiday Train Show, trains travel through a two-level, 34-foot-long miniature New York City and countryside scene through February 22nd.
For more information, visit
89 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
phone: (212) 340-2583

o Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum – Re-opened in mid-December after 3 years of renovations, the museum features a number of interactive displays, including the opportunity to “play designer” on the world’s first 4K resolution touchscreen tables
For more information, visit:
2 E. 91st St. (91 St/5 Av) Manhattan, NY 10128
phone: 212-849-8400

o Winter Jazz Fest 2015 – Taking place at a number of venues throughout the city, the annual Jazz Festival features over 500 top musicians. It will take place over three days, January 8-10th at a variety of venues. Schedule available here:

For more information on the lineup, visit:
To purchase tickets:

o Antiques Show – January 23rd – February 1st, 2015 the most prestigious antiques show in America returns to the Park Avenue Armory, featuring “the best of the best.” Expect to see plenty of Americana, plus English, European and Asian fine wares and decorative arts.
For more information, visit:
643 Park Ave. (at 67th St.) Manhattan, NY 10065
phone: 212-616-3930

• Queens: Voted 2015’s best U.S. destination by Lonely Planet. Visit this cultural melting pot on your next trip!

o Queens Museum – Constructed for the 1939 World’s Fair, the museum is known for its three-dimensional map of New York, the Panorama. In the past year, the museum underwent an expansion, doubling it in size. The Panorama is constantly updated to reflect the city’s changing skyline.
For more information, visit:
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368
phone: 718-592-9700

o Flushing Meadows, Corona Park- Go skating on your next visit to this up and coming borough at the World Ice Arena. Skate rental is $5, and the cost to skate is between $6 – $9 dollars per person.

For more information, visit:
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Avery Avenue and 131 Street
phone: 646-588-9302

o Culinary Hotspots – For the best places to eat and drink in this cultural hub, download Lonely Planet’s chapter on Queens for FREE through February 1st. Highlights include Astoria’s countless food trucks, and Flushing’s oriental inspired cuisine.

• Brooklyn:

o Brooklyn Children’s Museum – Children can explore innovations in technology with the “More than Meets the I” exhibit through January 19th. Highlights include 3D printing, Nikon micro-photography, Engineering Robotic Fish.
For more information, visit :
145 Brooklyn Ave. (Crown Heights—Brooklyn Av/St. Marks Av) Brooklyn, NY 11213
phone: 718-735-4400

o Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center – Check out sports like a royal. England’s Prince William and Kate recently caught a basketball game at this venue while visiting NYC.
For more information, visit:
620 Atlantic Ave. (Prospect Heights—Atlantic Av/Flatbush Av) Brooklyn, NY 11217
phone: 877-77-BKTIX

o Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAMcafé Live – Select Friday and Saturday nights BAM hosts Bam Café Live, featuring free performances in the genres of rock, jazz, R&B, world music, pop, and more from Brooklyn and beyond.

For more information, visit:
30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217
phone: 718-636-4100

Broadway & Theater News for January:

o Beautiful: The Carole King Musical– Travelers to NYC have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to audition for a Broadway show. The show’s casting directors will hold an open call for ‘Carole King’ at New York City’s Ripley Grier Studios (520 Eighth Avenue) on Friday, January 16, 2015. Producer Paul Blake said “We’re excited for the opportunity to discover new talent, much like Carole was discovered as a young teen in the 1950s.”

o A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder– On Tuesday, January 20 original ensemble member and Monty understudy Jeff Kready, (Billy Elliot: The Musical) will assume the role of Monty Navarro from Bryce Pinkham. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is now the highest grossing production in the storied history of the Walter Kerr Theatre, with a cumulative gross of $39,455,756 as of December 6, 2014.

o On The Town– Alysha Umphress, currently stars as Hildy a “red-hot mama with bebop gusto” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times.) in On The Town. “I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz” is her new album, available via Amazon and iTunes beginning January 6, 2015.

o Under the Radar Festival- A festival tracking new theater from around the world taking place between January 7th and January 18th, 2015. 2015 marks the 11th annual festival, and displays exciting, independent and experimental theater.

For more information, visit:–Events/Under-the-Radar-Festival/
425 Lafayette St. (Lafayette St/Astor Pl) Manhattan, NY 10003
phone: 212-539-8500

o Show Closings
 SIDE SHOW closes Jan. 4
 CINDERELLA closes Jan. 3
 ONCE closes Jan. 4
 PIPPIN closes Jan. 4
 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL closes Jan. 18

o Show Openings
 ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY –starts performances 2/12
 THE KING AND I –starts performances 3/12
 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – starts performances 3/13
 FINDING NEVERLAND –starts performance 3/15
 IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU –starts performances 3/17
 DR. ZHIVAGO –starts performances 3/27

Tags: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, An American In Paris, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Dr. Zhivago, Finding Neverland, It Shoulda Been You, Motown the Musical, On the Town, On the Twentieth Century, Once, Pippin, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, SIde Show, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, The King and I