Five Weeks Starting Nov. 14 at The Shops at Columbus Circle

New York does the Holidays and Christmas arguably better than any other destination, and much of it is rooted in decades of tradition. And it’s magical. But it also begs the question: “What’s new and exciting?”

The big news this holiday season is that Broadway is teaming up with The Shops at Columbus Circle, one of Manhattan’s premier shopping destination–overlooking Central Park — for a five-week series of free public concerts and performances. No tickets or reservations are required to experience the magic of Broadway.

More shows are likely to be announced, but to date the following Broadway sensations include (and are subject to change):

November 14 – Paramour
November 21 – Kinky Boots, Falsettos
November 28 – The Great Comet, Chicago
December 5 – Waitress
December 12 – School of Rock, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical

Billed as “Broadway Under The Stars,” the free public performances will be held on the 2nd floor mezzanine, while the conclusion of the Broadway series on December 12 will be held in The Shops at Columbus Circle’s dazzling Great Room, under the annual holiday display of twelve massive stars.

These stars are the largest specialty crafted exhibit of illuminated color display in the world — which hang from the 150-foot-high ceilings, with Central Park as the backdrop. It’s the perfect scene-setter for the living stars from Broadway and Manhattan’s coveted Theatre District.

The shows will run every Monday at 5:00 p.m. on the second-floor mezzanine, with the exception of the Dec. 12 performance, which will be on the ground floor. The casts will perform songs for the given musicals for approximately 20 minutes.

In addition, during each performance, one lucky person in the audience will win two tickets to a Broadway show and a $100 gift card to The Shops at Columbus Circle.

Now that’s something you can wrap and put a bow on – a free gift of culture, entertainment and pure and simple happiness.

About The Shops at Columbus Circle
The Shops at Columbus Circle, located in Time Warner Center in the heart of Manhattan, is an iconic indoor and public destination that attracts millions of people a year. It’s the place to dine, shop, live, entertain, work and be entertained. The soaring 2.8 million-square-foot landmark with stunning views of Central Park has transformed Columbus Circle into a cultural portal to Manhattan’s Upper West Side. From more Michelin-starred restaurants under one roof to Jazz at Lincoln Center, Mandarin Oriental New York, Whole Foods Market, Equinox Fitness Club and more than 50 retail stores, boutiques and pop-up experiences, The Shops at Columbus Circle is an “only in New York experience” ideal for residents and visitors alike.

Visit for more information and an ever-changing list of events and happenings.

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