The Best of Broadway: Under the Stars
Broadway is back and The Shops at Columbus Circle is giving you a sneak peek. Starting November 4, “Broadway Under The Stars” offers guests a way to experience some of New York City’s top musicals, with the Great Room’s gorgeous illuminated stars as a backdrop. The free series features concerts and performances from shows like Chicago (November 4), Phantom of the Opera (November 11), Diana The Musical (December 2), Moulin Rouge! The Musical (December 16), and more. Here’s a preview of what you’ll see, along with some Broadway-inspired shopping, dining, and drinking at The Shops at Columbus Circle. And don’t forget: There’s no better place for pre- or post-theater dining than The Restaurant and Bar Collection.
Chicago (November 4)
New York is known for its chophouses, but many people claim that Chicago is America’s spiritual steak capital. So if you’re looking to dine out before the musical Chicago, Porter House Bar and Grill is your place. Whatever cut you want, you’ll find it here – porterhouse (of course), filet mignon, even true Japanese Wagyu. The doors open for dinner at 5 p.m., so there’s plenty of time for “All That Jazz.”
Waitress (November 4)
The heart-warming Waitress is the story of a pie maker in a small town who enters a baking contest and finds the recipe for happiness. It’s pie paradise at Williams-Sonoma, which carries ceramic pie dishes in a multitude of sizes, as well as molds, crust cutters, mixes, and more. You’ll be an expert baker in no time.
The Phantom of the Opera (November 11)
There’s a good reason The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show in Broadway history: It’s a spectacular production full of breathtaking choreography and dramatic special effects. The cocktails are equally dramatic at Ascent Lounge New York — especially the Smoked Old Fashioned. The drink arrives covered in a glass dome containing smoke that is released when served and will impress even the toughest critics.
Diana The Musical (December 2)
Dedicated to the legendary Princess of Wales, Diana The Musical will inspire you to embrace everything British. Head to Bluebird London, which serves classic English dishes like fish & chips and sticky toffee pudding. Or how about a spot of tea? It’s served Monday through Thursday from 12-5 p.m. during Tea Time by Hendrick’s (complete with croquet). Then on Friday from 3-5 p.m and Saturday from 12-5 p.m., you can experience a proper afternoon tea.
Mrs. Doubtfire (December 16)
In Mrs. Doubtfire, a divorced dad decides to do a radical transformation so that he can get hired as a housekeeper and spend some time with his kids. In the mood for a makeover? You’ll be a new person after a visit to Sephora, which does everything from a HydraFacial to a Brow Wax to the Ultimate Glam, a total overhaul with dramatic eyes, bold lips, or whatever look you want.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (December 16)
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is an immersive feast for the senses, telling the story of a young composer who falls in love with a cabaret actress. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the sexy costumes that the performers wear throughout the show. Want to have your own starring moment? Head to Wolford, which stocks slinky bodywear, sexy lingerie, and fishnet tights that are true showstoppers.
You can find the entire Broadway Under The Stars lineup here. It’s held on Thursdays (excluding Thanksgiving) from November 4 through December 16 on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle.