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The Garment District Alliance ................. 33

Staff ........................................................... 4

MPI Greater New York ............................. 39

Times Square Alliance ............................... 5 A Letter From the Publisher ...................... 6

The Kitano Hotel New York /roof at 66 park ........................................ 40

Lincoln Square BID ................................... 7

CTM Media Group .................................. 41

City Guide Forty Years Strong ................. 10

Broadway’s Return: Dates and Details ..... 42

Grand Central Partnership ....................... 11

Come From Away ................................... 43

NYC Tourism Is Back Cocktail Reception 14

Serino Coyne .......................................... 45

NYC Tourism Is Back Sponsors ................ 15

BroadwayWorld ...................................... 47

NYC Tourism Is Back Event Photos ......... 16

Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership .............. 49

One World Observatory .......................... 17

Starbright Floral Design ......................... 51

New York Sightseeing ............................ 19

Joanne Trattoria ...................................... 53

Hard Rock Cafe New York ....................... 21

Tourism Professionals Directory ............... 54

The Seaport ............................................ 23

East Midtown Partnership........................ 55

Madison Avenue Business Improvement District ..................................................... 25

Thought Gallery ...................................... 58

NYC Tourism Is Back Video Page ........... 28

Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance ...... 60

Hotel Association of New York City ......... 29

HSMAI Greater New York Chapter ......... 63

Nicholas & Lence Communications ......... 31

NY/NJ Live Events Coalition .................. 64

NYC Happenings Calendar .................... 32


The NYC Hospitality Alliance .................. 59




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he city’s tourism industry came together Monday, August 30th for the “NYC Tourism Is Back, Start Spreading Your News” cocktail reception. The event was great, with members of the community getting back together after too long apart. City Guide and One World Observatory hosted more than 300 guests, serenaded by Tony- and Grammy-winning actor André De Shields just before his triumphant return to Broadway. We thank our many sponsors for making the evening possible. They really showed their support for New York City’s tourism industry, and also helped us contribute to three worthy charities. I hope you will take a moment to learn more about their latest offerings in these pages. Celebrating 40 years of serving NYC, City Guide provides readers, web searchers, and Facebook followers with resources to discover the best of the city and the media to reach them. I look forward to partnering with you in the future. In these pages you’ll find more information about several initiatives as we prepare for City Guide magazines to be delivered in November to hotels, information centers, kiosks, and other locations across the city where there is a concentration of tourists. We have launched an NYC Tourism Professionals Directory to make it easy to find the right contact in a time of so much industry turnover. Our Facebook Group, Everything To Do NYC, is a great resource for marketing your venue and finding out what residents and visitors are thinking. Our new video series Behind The Experience takes viewers backstage, revealing the secrets of iconic New York City destinations. We remain on top of city events, in our flagship This Week in the City digital article, and its weekly email equivalent. We also keep up with the latest in city tourism news with our weekly Tourism Happenings newsletter. We will rebuild together. Drop me a note if you have any ideas. Yours sincerely,



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As the gateway to the Upper West Side, Lincoln Square is as much a destination for shopping and culinary arts as it is for performing arts. In this vibrant mixed-use district, you’ll find an array of businesses and experiences from high-end shopping to quick casual cafes to gourmet dining. It’s all here!

EAT. Restaurants & Bars Atlantic Grill* Bar Boulud & Boulud Sud* Café Fiorello David Geffen Hall Cafe* Deutsche Bank Center Ascent Lounge Bāng Bar* Bar Masa Bluebird London NYC Center Bar* Dizzy’s Club Juice Press @ Equinox Masa MO Lounge Momofuku Noodle Bar Per Se Porter House Bar and Grill Tartinery Il Violino Jean-Georges Lincoln Center Kitchen* Lincoln Ristorante* Noi Due Carne Nougatine at Jean-Georges Old John’s Diner P.J. Clarke’s* Prelude Cafe* Robert Rosa Mexicano *temporarily closed 8

Sapphire Cuisines of India Shun Lee West & Shun Lee Cafe Sugar Factory The Empire Rooftop The Grand Tier Restaurant* The Leopard at des Artistes The Smith Vanguard Wine Bar Westside Restaurant Quick Serve, Cafes, Markets Alan’s Marketplace Amy’s Bread* BONMi* Breads Bakery Dig Épicerie Boulud Gourmet Garage Indie Food & Wine* Le Botaniste Le Pain Quotidien Magnolia Bakery Melissa’s Gourmet Deli Metro Cafe* Noi Due Pizza Starbucks Coffee Shakespeare & Co. Cafe Whole Foods Market Wok City

AMC Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX American Folk Art Museum & Shop Art CAMP Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens Center Gallery Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Color Me Mine David Rubenstein Atrium* Film at Lincoln Center Fordham University Jazz at Lincoln Center Kaufman Music Center Lincoln Center Theater Lucy Moses & Special Music Schools Museum of Arts and Design New York City Ballet New York Public Library Riverside Branch New York Public Library for the Performing Arts New York Institute of Technology The Juilliard School The Metropolitan Opera The New York Philharmonic (Under Renovation) The School of American Ballet Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center* TKTS by TDF* WABC-TV West Side YMCA Hotels Mandarin Oriental, New York The Empire Hotel* The Phillips Club Trump International Hotel and Tower Visit our Neighborhood Guide at for more information, including hours and locations!

SHOP. Retail Arc’teryx Apple Upper West Side Best Buy Bloch Bed Bath & Beyond Chateau Drug & Homecare Duane Reade Deutsche Bank Center Amazon Books Aveda BOSS Hugo Boss CAMP Coach Cole Haan Devialet Diptyque Eileen Fisher Floga New York H&M J.Crew J.Crew Men’s Shop Jo Malone London La Maison du Chocolat lululemon athletica MAC Michael Kors Moleskine Monica Rich Kosann Montmartre Morgenthal Frederics New York Running Company by JackRabbit Paper Source Rebag Robert Graham Sephora Solstice Stuart Weitzman Swarovski Ted Baker London Therabody Toytoise Tumi Vineyard Vines Williams Sonoma Wolford *temporarily closed

Gap Innovation Luggage IT’SUGAR J.Jill Juilliard Bookstore Kiehl’s Since 1851 lululemon athletica Nordstrom Nordstrom Men’s OPTYX by gruen Pottery Barn Raymour & Flanigan Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore Target The Emporium, Ltd. Variazioni West Elm Zara Banks & Financial Institutions Bank of America* Chase Bank Citibank Fidelity Investments First Republic Bank TD Bank

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ity Guide was founded in 1982 and has evolved from a tourism pamphlet to a full-blown magazine to a multi-channel media company that reaches millions of city visitors. As technology has evolved we have evolved, while remaining true to our core mission of developing content that helps locals and tourists get the most out of New York City—whether selecting a Broadway show, finding a tour or an attraction, or choosing a place for dinner. We are fortunate to have two Executive Directors, Eli Marcus and Vincent Timpone, who have been here almost from the start. They have built City Guide and each brings more than 30 years of experience to helping clients reach NYC visitors.

City Guide Magazine. Just ahead of Thanksgiving, City Guides will again appear across the city in all our traditional locations: hotels, information centers, kiosks, street furniture, street boxes, attractions, and other locations where there is a concentration of tourists. The print magazine will continue to be the #1 in-market media for reaching consumers who are making decisions about what to do when they arrive in NYC. City Guide is the only media that reaches 90% of the Manhattan hotels, plus selected hotels in Brooklyn, Queens, and Northern New Jersey. Along with the magazine, City Guide will again be publishing our City Map, with a new version arriving in the spring. Our print magazine is complemented by our digital presence, which provides coverage of key visitor categories: Sightseeing/Tours | Museums/Culture | Theatre | Restaurants Nightlife/Entertainment | Neighborhoods | City Secrets | Shopping Our flagship This Week in the City article highlights all the latest city goings on, with an email version that goes out every week. Everything To Do NYC Facebook Group. This growing community connects city superfans with visitors looking for insider knowledge about the city. You can join here. Behind The Experience. Our new video series goes backstage to learn the secrets of NYC’s most intriguing places. You can find Behind The Experience on YouTube here. ETD Exclusives. City Guide applies our marketing experience to live events—we can help sell yours out. Street Team. As the city fully returns, we will be back out on the sidewalks, reaching tourists directly with our dedicated Street Team crew. Influencer Events. City Guide has hosted thousands of events that connect concierges, hospitality pros, and meeting planners with city venues. Tourism Industry Professionals. As proud members of the city’s tourism community, we share news and updates on our Tourism Industry Professionals Facebook Group. We also provide the latest on the city in our Tourism Happenings weekly email newsletter. 10 TOURISM HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE—CITY GUIDE






he city’s tourism industry came together Monday, August 30th night for the “NYC Tourism Is Back, Start Spreading Your News” cocktail reception. City Guide and One World Observatory hosted more than 300 guests, following the latest safety protocols. The evening’s special guest was André De Shields, the Tony- and Grammy-winning actor who was just a couple of days ahead of his triumphant return to Broadway’s Hadestown. De Shields serenaded the crowd while amplifying the room’s excitement about the return of Broadway and the broader return of tourism and NYC life.

David Miller, Davler Media CEO, said “It was gratifying seeing so many colleagues in person after too many months of being apart. New Yorkers know the city works best when we all come together. Our tourism community is strong and our city is resilient. The electric atmosphere Monday night really confirms it.” Beneficiaries of the evening were The Actors Fund, the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges Charitable Fund, and the Hotel Association of NYC Foundation. Feedback from guests consistently referred to the professionalism and hospitality of the One World Observatory staff. The setting was spectacular, with a dramatic sunset over the Hudson. In a fitting moment, guests got to see the lights of the city flicker back to life. The perspective, from the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, provided a perfect context for the beginning of the return of New York City as the number one tourist destination in the nation.

Beyond the photos on the following pages, you can see your friends on Monday night on our video slide show. We’ve also got the photos posted to an album on the NYC Tourism Industry Professionals (NYC TIP)—if you’re not a member yet, now’s a great opportunity to join. City Guide would also like to give special thanks to the sponsors, who not only made the event possible, but also provided the opportunity to support three charities. It was amazing to see the community in person after too long apart. City Guide is looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting down to work—NYC TOURISM IS BACK! 14 TOURISM HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE—CITY GUIDE


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Citizens New York, a food hall for the world— coming soon to the Hudson Yards neighborhood at 5 Manhattan West. An innovative culinary experience begins with Umami Burger, Katsuya, EllaMia, 12 Chairs, Krispy Rice, S Bar, Plant Nation, and Sam’s Crispy Chicken. Additional restaurant concepts to be announced soon.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO The Grand Central Partnership (GCP) manages one of the world’s first, busiest, and largest Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) on behalf of the Grand Central District Management Association. GCP serves approximately 70 square blocks in Midtown East, including those surrounding Grand Central Terminal, the landmark transportation hub and destination. A nonprofit organization, GCP has delivered supplemental public safety, sanitation, capital improvements, maintenance, horticultural displays, business support, and visitor services for over three decades. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO 28 TOURISM HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE—CITY GUIDE



Serving the Hotel Industry since 1878, HANYC (Hotel Association of New York City) is the oldest hotel association in the US and one of the oldest professional trade associations in the nation . Its founders’ mission was to establish an association that would serve as the voice of the hotel industry, supporting its members with the highest standard of services and best available resources. Today the Hotel Association of New York City is an internationally recognized leader in New York City’s $5 billion tourism industry, representing nearly 300 of the finest hotels with over 80,000 rooms and approximately 50,000 employees. In a city that serves as a global center for entertainment, media finance and culture, the hospitality industry plays a pivotal role. HANYC continues to anticipate the growing needs of its member hotels within New York City’s ever changing economic and political climate. The Association advocates on behalf of its members on a variety of legislative areas besides setting the standard for training, best practices and cooperative initiatives with a number of key New York City stakeholders. 30

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The last three months of the year are always a busy time in tourism—here’s a curated selection of key exhibitions, expos, openings, and reopenings coming to NYC. For a weekly look at the latest in NYC happenings, visit City Guide online at This Week in the City.


“Bruce Springsteen Live!” exhibit to open at the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center in Newark


2nd Annual Brooklyn BagelFest


Milano Wine Week serving New York October 4th-7th


Carnegie Hall 2021-2022 live performance season starts


New York Comic Con is back at the Javits from October 7th-10th


Local artist survey “Greater New York” returns to MoMA PS1, Oct 7th, 2021–Apr 18th, 2022


“Vasily Kandinsky: Around the Circle” brings together paintings and works on paper at the Guggenheim, October 8th, 2021– September 5th, 2022


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“Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930–1950” at the Whitney, October 9th, 2021–March, 2022

OCT 11

The Met launches “Surrealism Beyond Borders,” October 11th, 2021-January 30th, 2022

OCT 16

Open House New York Weekend offers 150+ ways to explore the city October 16th-17th

OCT 21

Levitation and Ascent, the most daring attractions in New York City, open at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt on October 21st—three floors, a panoramic elevator journey, and glass ledges suspended over 1,100 feet above Madison Avenue

OCT 22

New-York Historical Society presents “Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection,” October 22nd, 2021– February 27th, 2022

OCT 22

The Morgan Library & Museum presents “Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden,” October 22nd, 2021-January 23rd, 2022

OCT 22

WatchTime New York returns live and in-person for its sixth edition at Gotham Hall, October 22nd-24th

OCT 23

The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade is back in-person

OCT 23

Celebrate Tin Pan Alley Day 2021 in the Flatiron with a free outdoor concert from stars of the American Popular Songbook

OCT 25

Metropolitan Museum of Art announces new MetLiveArts season of in-person performances, starting October 25th

OCT 28

The New Museum’s fifth Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone,” runs October 28th, 2021-January 23rd, 2022

OCT 29

The NYC Winter Lantern Festival “Escape” returns to Snug Harbor Cultural Center for a third year, October 29th, 2021-January 9th, 2022

OCT 30

The Fort Greene Great PUPkin Parade returns October 30th

OCT 31

The 48th annual Village Halloween Parade has its permits for an in-person event October 31st with Randy Rainbow as Grand Marshall


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Musical landmark The Iridium is back—live performances return “The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes,” presented by Chase, is back and bigger than ever, lighting up Radio City Music Hall from November 5th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022


The 21st Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) comes to New York theaters November 5th-11th


New York Comedy Festival brings back the laughs, November 8th-14th

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Big Apple Circus returns to New York City’s Lincoln Center, running November 11th, 2021-January 30th, 2022

NOV 11

An exhibition of major works of Austrian and German fine art and design, “Modern Worlds: Austrian and German Art, 1890-1940,” showing at the Neue Galerie New York, November 11th, 2021-March 13th, 2022

NOV 11

The 2021 NYCxDESIGN Festival returns to the city November 11th-18th

NOV 19

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new winter spectacular, Lightscape, opens

NOV 20

The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show returns for a 30th year, November 20th (a color and light show is also taking over the grounds)

NOV 25

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade officially returns to city’s streets

NOV 25

“Illuminate the Farm” from the NYC Winter Lantern Festival transforms the Queens County Farm Museum, November 25th, 2021-January 9th, 2022

NOV 26

New York City Ballet will perform “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” from November 26th, 2021-January 2nd, 2022

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Art from a self-taught landscape artist, “Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw,” at MoMA from November 28th, 2021–March 19th, 2022 TOURISM HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE—CITY GUIDE

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Charles Dickens brings his “A Christmas Carol” to life at the Merchant’s House Museum, limited run thru December 31st


The 89th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree tentatively set for its annual lighting ceremony


Chris Botti brings his trumpet back to the Blue Note Jazz Club for his 17th annual holiday residency, with 56 shows starting December 6th

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“‘Twas the Night Before…” —Cirque du Soleil’s first holiday show—is back for a limited run, December 9th-27th at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden New exhibition “Sharks” opens at the American Museum of Natural History The Oratorio Society of New York presents Handel’s “Messiah” on December 20th at Stern Auditorium

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Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), Study for “Brooklyn Bridge”, 1949. Charcoal and black and white chalk on paper. Promised gift of Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld, Scenes of New York City. © 2021 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York 38 TOURISM HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE—CITY GUIDE

Vasily Kandinsky, Around the Circle, May–August 1940. Oil and enamel on canvas, 38 1/4 x 57 5/8 inches (97.2 x 146.4 cm), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection 49.1222

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The Latest Dates and Details for Theater’s Return By Griffin Miller

v ive theatre has returned and won’t be taken for granted again. We’ve got the latest dates and details on Broadway—and Off Broadway—continuously updated on



Up & Running: Aladdin (New Amsterdam Theatre). Like The Lion King, this Disney musical developed from animated origins has been a total crowd-pleaser since it arrived in 2014. In this case, it rises from the hero’s lamp a magically madcap Broadway draw!

Queens Theatre, this unique “funereal” comedy comes to Broadway starring Tony-nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), and Michael Urie (Torch Song; Ugly Betty).


Up & Running: Come From Away (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre). 2017’s celebrated musical based on the true story that unfolded on 9/11, 2001, when thousands of airline passengers were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. FYI: Apple’s film version of the musical is also set for release this fall. (

Up & Running: Chicago (Ambassador Theatre). It picked up a Tony for Best Musical Revival back in 1997 and has reigned as one of Broadway’s fiercest hits ever since (pandemic notwithstanding). Roxie, Velma, Billy, Mamma, and the cellblock vixens are now poised to sizzle their way back into our hearts! (


Photo by Matthew Murphy. Chicago reopening night, 2021. Photo: Daniel Rader.

Up & Running: Chicken and Biscuits (Official opening October 10th at Circle in the Square; limited run thru January 2nd). Following a COVID-truncated Off-Broadway debut at the 42 TOURISM HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE—CITY GUIDE

Up & Running: David Byrne’s American Utopia (St. James Theatre). Former Talking Heads frontman Byrne and his enormously talented ensemble of musicians from across the globe return for a limited run thru March 6th, 2022, once again serving up a unique blend of concert and theatricality. (




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Up & Running: Hadestown (Walter Kerr Theatre). 2019’s haunting Tony-winning musical follows the overlapping love stories of Orpheus & Eurydice and Hades & Persephone. The action unfolds in both a stylized New Orleans setting and Hades stomping ground, The Underworld. As for the score, think New Orleans jazz melded with American folk music.


Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Up & Running: Hamilton (Richard Rodgers Theatre). Visionary Lin-Manuel Miranda’s white-hot historical musical that redefined Broadway. Told through a score of musical theatre, hip-hop, jazz, and R&B, the Pulitzer Prize-winning show has also scooped up Tony, Olivier, and Grammy awards. Act fast. (

Up & Running: The Lehman Trilogy (Official opening set for October 14th at the Nederlander Theatre). The acclaimed epic play, tracking three generations of the family who helmed Lehman Brothers investment bank from its beginnings to its apex to its dramatic fall, resumes Broadway performances after sell-out houses in London and New York. ( Up & Running: The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre). The longest-running Disney production to grace Broadway—it arrived in November of 1997—this Tony-winning stage adaptation of the animated classic is a musical and visual treasure-trove to be savored and shared generation after generation. ( Up & Running: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Al Hirschfeld Theatre). A gleefully flamboyant stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 genre-bending film, the acclaimed musical that launched the 2019/2020 season is poised to kick up its decadent heels anew. (

Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Photo (c) Joan Marcus 2021.

Up & Running: Is This A Room (Official opening set for October 11th at the Lyceum Theatre). The spellbinding story of a former Air Force linguist who was surprised at her home by the FBI on June 3, 2017. The play’s text is taken from the FBI transcript of her interrogation and finessed into a theatrical thriller/human drama by playwright Tina Satter and actress Emily Davis. A Vineyard Theatre production running in rep with Dana H. (


Up & Running: Pass Over (August Wilson Theatre). Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed play, inspired by Waiting for Godot and the Exodus story—and set on an urban street corner—was last seen at Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3. It hits Broadway with the original cast: Jon Michael Hill, Namir Smallwood, and Gabriel Ebert.

( Up & Running: Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues (Samuel J. Friedman Theatre). A solo show written, directed, and performed by Tony winner Santiago-Hudson, who embodies 20 different characters, homes in

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Up & Running: Six (Official opening set for October 3rd at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre). Derailed in previews by the pandemic, Henry VIII’s sextet of wives—all portrayed by original cast—finally get to rock out in vibrant Broadway sass and style for a run that actually includes an opening night! (

Up & Running: Wicked (Gershwin Theatre). Broadway’s fifth longest-running show ever— and the only one with a green-hued heroine— Wicked takes the world of Oz’s fairy tale roots and replants them into an eye-popping musical that turns the original story upside down by elevating the friendship between two young witches. (

Vaccination and Mask Policy for Broadway Shows

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Up & Running: Waitress (Ethel Barrymore Theatre). Broadway welcomes the return of the hit musical that debuted in 2016. Noted Grammy-winning composer Sara Bareilles, who kicks off the production in the lead role: “Broadway is grit and grace, magic and mayhem, and I can’t wait to feel the electricity that pulses through all of us as the curtains rise once again”. And while she is set to leave the show on October 17th, the limited run goes on thru January 9th, 2022. (

Photo by Jeremy Daniel.


The owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City will require vaccinations for audience members, as well as performers, backstage crew, and theatre staff, for all performances through at least October 2021. Masks will also be required for audiences inside the theatre, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. Under the policy, guests will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to attend a show and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theatre with their valid ticket. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Exceptions are being made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. —The Broadway League

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COMING SOON TO BROADWAY October 1st: Dana H. (Official opening set for October 17th at the Lyceum Theatre). Actress Deirdre O’Connell reprises her critically acclaimed performance as a woman held captive in a series of Florida motels for five months. A harrowing true story, The story has been reconstructed for the stage by her son, playwright Lucas Hnath. A Vineyard Theatre production running in rep with Is This a Room.

October 7th: Freestyle Love Supreme (Booth Theatre). The acclaimed improv musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Antony Veneziale returns to Broadway through January 2nd. Said Miranda, “If live theater is coming back, so is FLS. Our most important collaborator is the audience, and we can’t wait to get back in the Booth!” (


October 8th: Caroline, or Change (Official opening set for October 27th at Studio 54). Roundabout Theatre Company serves up the first Broadway revival of the poignant and timely Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori musical centering around an African-American maid and the family she serves. (

October 1st: Thoughts of a Colored Man (Official opening set for October 31st at the Golden Theatre). Keenan Scott II’s Broadway premiere of Thoughts of a Colored Man tracks the inner voices and lives of Black men in the 21st century through “spoken word, slam poetry, rhythm and humor.” (thoughtsofa- October 5th: To Kill a Mockingbird (Shubert Theatre). Aaron Sorkin’s celebrated stage version of the Harper Lee classic returns with original cast members Celia Keenan-Bolger and Jeff Daniels. Regarding his role of Atticus Finch, Daniels said, “At this moment in our country’s history, I’m honored…to inhabit an iconic American hero who still speaks to our times and will help us all remember who we can be.”


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October 8th: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre). Big wheel [will absolutely] keep on turning, when Tina sparkles its way back onto the Lunt-Fontanne stage. Tracking the life and music of the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina is both nostalgic and inspirational.

( October 13th: Girl From The North Country (Belasco Theatre). Conor McPherson’s striking new work that debuted to excellent reviews on March 5th, 2020, is set during the Great Depression and features a score that taps into the Bob Dylan songbook. It resumes performances with most of the cast, including Tony winner Mare Winningham. (

Photo by Matthew Murphy.

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October 16th: Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations (Imperial Theatre). The Motown greats, career trajectory intact, are front and center once more. I dare you not to be tempted to sing along! (ainttoo- October 21st: Jagged Little Pill (Broadhurst Theatre). Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s Grammy-winning album, Jagged Little Pill—the 2019 musical about a deceptively perfect family—reemerges on Broadway. ( October 21st: Mrs. Doubtfire (Official opening set for December 5th at Stephen Sondheim Theatre). The arrival of the musical based on the hilarious Robin Williams film becomes a long-awaited reality starring Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin) in the titular (pun intended) role. ( October 22nd: The Phantom of the Opera (Majestic Theatre). Andrew Lloyd Webber’s staggeringly long-running record breaker will be spreading “Music of the Night” in its Broadway digs once more. Well worth a visit...or revisit.


November 2nd: Diana: The Musical (Official opening set for November 17th at the Longacre Theatre). Another delayed preview, this one has anglophiles antsy to be among the first East Coasters to check it out following its pre-pandemic run at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse. Let the royal romance, heartache, and shenanigans begin! (

Cast photo by Little Fang.

November 3rd: Clyde’s (Official opening November 22nd at the Helen Hayes Theatre). The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Lynne Nottage’s new work centers on life in a truck stop staffed by former inmates. Described as both moving and funny. ( ​ November 5th: The Book of Mormon (Eugene O’Neill Theatre). One of Broadway’s most successful, Tony-winning (nine in 2011!) shows returns and no one is happier than creators Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez.


Photos by Matthew Murphy.

October 29th: Trouble in Mind (Official opening November 18th at American Airlines Theatre). Alice Childress’s groundbreaking look at racism in the theatre industry was originally slated to premiere on Broadway in the 1950s…finally, and about time, this limited engagement runs through January 9th, 2022, and stars Tony winner LaChanze (The Color Purple). ( 50 TOURISM HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE—CITY GUIDE

November 11th: Flying Over Sunset (Official opening December 13th at the Vivian Beaumont Theater). A fictionalized musical foray into the dropping of LSD by a formidable trio: Cary Grant, Aldous Huxley, and Clare Booth Luce, all of whom tried the drug in real life. ( November 12th: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric Theatre). This much anticipated reopening arrives with a major change, reconfiguring from two plays to one. What’s unchanged: the show’s introduction of a new generation of Hogwarts students and, naturally, their magical adventures. (


November 15th: Company (Official opening set for December 9th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre). This big buzz gender-tweaking Stephen Sondheim revival stars Tony winners Katrina Lenk (as Bobbie) and Patti Lupone (as Joanne), alongside a serious and impressive collection of Broadway star power. (

February 25th: Plaza Suite (Hudson Theatre). This limited engagement revival of the Neil Simon comedy triptych stars two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick alongside his real-life spouse, two-time Emmy winner Sarah Jessica Parker, in three separate vignettes unfolding in the noted NY hotel. (

December 6th: MJ the Musical (Official opening set for February 1st, 2022 at the Neil Simon Theatre).The new musical bio featuring over 25 Michael Jackson hits comes with a staggeringly impressive pedigree: book by Lynn Nottage and direction/choreography by Tony-winner Christopher Wheeldon. (

March 9th: Take Me Out (Official opening March 9th, 2022 at the Helen Hayes Theatre). After being delayed by the pandemic, this first Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg’s Tony-winning play about what happens when a star baseball player exits the closet is ready to debut. (

December 11th: Dear Evan Hansen (Music Box Theater). It picked up the 2017 Best Musical Tony and brings back its compelling take on what happens when one high school student deals with the aftershock of a death that changes everything. ( December 20th: The Music Man (Official opening set for February 10th, 2022 at the Winter Garden Theatre). One of the season’s most anticipated revivals will be boosting holiday morale. Meredith Willson’s beloved musical comedy returns to Broadway with stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Trust me, River City will be a redhot destination! (

March 15th: The Minutes (Official opening set for April 7th, 2022 at Studio 54). Tracy Letts’ mega-hit from Steppenwolf Theatre Company will be resuming Broadway performances. The play looks at how small-town democracy is not always what it seems, with greed and hypocrisy forming its core—and change possible within “a matter of minutes.” ( March 18th: Birthday Candles (Official opening set for April 10th, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre). In playwright Noah Haidle’s Broadway debut, Debra Messing (Will & Grace) stars as a woman who examines her life from 17 to 101, birthday by birthday. (

December 21st: Skeleton Crew (Official opening set for Janaury 12th, 2022 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre). Tony winner Phylicia Rashad stars in Dominique Morisseau’s drama. Against the backdrop of a failing auto factory in ‘08 Detroit, the play explores a tight knit family of workers and the relationship between blue and white collar. (

March 29th: How I Learned to Drive (Official opening set for April 19th, 2022 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre). Paula Vogel’s powerhouse of a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama comes to Broadway with its two original 1997 Off-Broadway stars, Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse. (manhat-

February 22nd: Paradise Square (Official opening set for March 20th, 2022 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre). Conceived by Larry Kirwan, this new musical centers on the racially diverse 1863 regulars at Paradise Square, a saloon in the slums of Lower Manhattan, and how their relationships come unraveled “by a country at war with itself.”

April 8th: Beetlejuice (Marriott Marquis Theatre). This wild ride of a musical returns with its madcap take on life—and afterlife, once the gloriously irreverent and unapologetically scruffy title ghost insinuates himself into the life of “a strange and unusual” teen. (





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