It’s Showtime: Broadway Under The Stars
Lights, curtains, action! One of New York City’s most exciting holiday events is back at The Shops at Columbus Circle: the annual Broadway Under the Stars. Debuting on November 9, this free concert series is held on select Wednesday nights throughout November and December. Guests get an exclusive chance to see performances with cast members from Broadway’s hottest musicals. And you couldn’t think of a better setting—with the Great Room’s glittering illuminated Stars as a backdrop. Here, we’ve got a sample of what you’ll experience, along with some Broadway-inspired shopping, dining, and drinking.
Chicago (November 9)
It doesn’t get any sexier than Chicago, the iconic musical that’s known for “All that Jazz.” Want to channel those Chicago-style jazz vibes in New York? At Center Bar, you’ll hear live piano and jazzy tunes on select nights. Attending a weekend matinee? On Saturdays afternoons at Bluebird London, you can catch a performance by Fleur Seule, Manhattan’s hottest jazz band. And remember: Any time you’re heading to a Broadway show, there’s no better spot for pre- or post-theater drinks and dining than The Restaurant and Bar Collection.
Phantom of the Opera (December 7)
The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most famous shows in Broadway history, and it’s full of dramatic special effects—just like the mixology menu at Ascent Lounge New York. A craft cocktail that would fit in perfectly on the Broadway stage: the Eastern Lights, which is designed with Bombay Sapphire East Gin, St. Germain Liqueur, lavender syrup, house-made lemonade, and orange blossom water. The drink arrives enveloped in a cloud of smoke—just like the phantom himself.
Lion King and Aladdin (November 30)
Are your little ones in love with Disney? Or perhaps your heart skips a beat when you hear the strains of “Hakuna Matata” or “A Whole New World.” Kids and kids at heart will love this evening when two of Disney’s most magical musicals come to life on the Broadway Under the Stars stage: The Lion King and Aladdin. Get into the spirit at H&M, which carries a collection of Disney-themed merchandise, including an adorable sweatshirt emblazoned with images of Simba, the little cub who wins everyone over in The Lion King.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (December 14)
Seductive and spectacularly beautiful, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the story of a young composer who falls in love with a cabaret actress. You could see him gifting her a gorgeous display of Venus et Fleur Eternity Flowers, which last for an entire year. They are as beautiful and memorable as the musical itself.
You can find the entire Broadway Under The Stars lineup here. It’s held on select Wednesdays from November 9 through December 14 on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle.