This list of cool productions – including Diana, inspired by the late Princess Diana – is essential reading for theatre lovers looking for great things to do in NYC!

From Girl From the North Country to Birthday Candles, theatre aficionados looking for things to do in NYC will love this selection of 2020’s hottest plays/musicals

  1. 72 Miles to Go…

    72 Miles to Go…

    With the first show scheduled for next month (13 February 2020, to be exact) at the Laura Pets Theatre, 72 Miles to Go… is a moving story based around themes of immigration.

    The title refers to the distance between Nogales, Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona – or, the distance between a mother and her American-born husband and kids.

    Told over the timespan of a decade, this timely tale is written by Hilary Bettis and directed by José Zayas.

    Book it now!

  2. Birthday Candles

    Birthday Candles

    Second on our list of things to do in NYC for theatre aficionados, it’s Birthday Candles featuring Will & Grace star Debra Messing.

    A play by Noah Haidle, it follows the life of a woman from the age 17 – who we meet having an existential crisis over her relationship to the enormity of the universe – all the way through to 101, by checking in with her on her birthday.

    The play, which begins showing in the spring at the Roundabout Theatre at Studio 54, will also star Susannah Flood and Enrico Colantoni.

    Book it now!

  3. Diana


    It can seem like the Royal Family are never not out of the headlines these days, but in truth, that’s always been the case – hence why a new musical has popped up inspired by perhaps the most famous Royal in memory: the one and only Princess Diana.

    Based on the life and times of the beloved icon and late mother of Princes William and Harry, this production is coming to the Longacre Theatre next month.

    It chronicles her joining the Royal Family at the tender age of 20 and the eventual breakdown of her marriage to Prince Charles in the 90s. She of course died in a traffic collision in Paris in 1997. And while it is the tragic aspects of her story that are often remembered, this musical will also celebrate her lighter moments – not least by recreating some of her most incredible outfits.
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  4. Girl From the North Country

    Girl From the North Country

    Finally on our things to do in NYC round up for people who love theatre, it’s Girl From the North Country, featuring music and lyrics by the legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

    Showing at Belasco Theatre, Conor McPherson’s epic story is set in 1934, and a Minnesota guest house full of lonely wanderers who are hungry for connection and resolution. Each character takes to the microphone to tell their story via song (famous numbers performed include Like a Rolling Stone, True Love Tends to Forget, Make You Feel My Love and the title track, Girl From the North Country), resulting in a soul-stirring musical tapestry that’s more than the sum of its parts.

    Book it now!

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