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'Annie' Shines on Broadway

'Annie' Shines on Broadway

"Annie" the musical, now playing on Broadway, is winning over a new generation of kids who connect with Annie's spirit and classic rags-to-riches tale. Our theater critic goes behind the scenes with Katie Finneran, who plays the comically villainous Ms. Hannigan.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' Reimagined in NYC

'The Velveteen Rabbit' Reimagined in NYC

"The Velveteen Rabbit," a Theatreworks production playing at DR2 Theatre in Manhattan, is a charming new take on the classic tale that uses found objects as props and relies on a creative trio of actors who aren't afraid to think outside the box.

5 Places to See 'A Christmas Carol' on Long Island This Year

5 Places to See 'A Christmas Carol' on Long Island This Year

Looking for places to see "A Christmas Carol" on Long Island in December 2012? Check out these 5 family-friendly showings of Dickens's classic holiday tale in Bellmore, Northport, Oakdale, and Port Jefferson.

Black Violin: Back in Manhattan and Ready to 'Bow' You Over

Black Violin: Back in Manhattan and Ready to 'Bow' You Over

Black Violin, the dynamic duo that includes violinists Kev and Wil B, astounds audiences with a funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. Catch a concert at Manhattan's New Victory Theater this November.

Broadway Review: 'Bring It On: The Musical'

Broadway Review: 'Bring It On: The Musical'

Broadway's "Bring It On: The Musical" is a pep rally with heart, humor, and backflips that teens and tweens will love. It's a must-see for kids who love cheerleading and a fun ride for the whole family.

Meet Kevin Del Aguila: Broadway Star and NYC Dad

Meet Kevin Del Aguila: Broadway Star and NYC Dad

Acclaimed actor, writer, and director Kevin Del Aguila talks about his alternating roles as Broadway star (in the Tony-winning "Peter and the Starcatcher") and Manhattan dad.

Summer Theater Roundup: Kids Shows on Long Island

Summer Theater Roundup: Kids Shows on Long Island

Check out these 8 kids' shows on stage this August across Long Island, including Dora the Explorer in Smithtown, Freckleface Strawberry in Lindenhurst, and Disney's 101 Dalmatians in Patchogue.

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' by Cirque du Soleil

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' by Cirque du Soleil

"Zarkana" by Cirque du Soleil is a tantalizing, funny, and physically thrilling show that your kids will love just as much as you do.

Broadway Review: 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

Broadway Review: 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

In Broadway's Tony Award-winning 'Peter and the Starcatcher,' we learn how Peter Pan earned his flight credentials and how a mustachioed pirate became Captain Hook. Is the show for kids? Yes and no, says our theater critic.

Broadway Review: Disney's 'Newsies!'

Broadway Review: Disney's 'Newsies!'

From fact to film to Broadway, Disney's "Newsies!" on stage in New York City is a mega-musical with energy to spare.

Midtown's Magic Carpet Ride

Midtown's Magic Carpet Ride

"The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things" is an NYC show with Vegas flair, welcoming kids into a world of quirky and energetic magic that they (and their parents) won't soon forget.

'Alice in Wonderland' on MacDougal Street

'Alice in Wonderland' on MacDougal Street

Our theater editor reviews a new Off-Broadway musical version of 'Alice in Wonderland' presented by the Literally Alive Children's Theatre group at the Players Theatre in NYC. Join her on a magical, musical underground adventure for theatergoers young and old, down a most awesome rabbit hole in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Blue Man Group Brings It to the Next Level

Blue Man Group Brings It to the Next Level

Blue Man Group has taken its tongue-in-cheek techno passion to the next level with some awesome new additions to its long-running show at NYC's Astor Place Theatre. Get the scoop on the larger-than-life thrills in store for audience members young and old at this interactive experience the creators like to call "alternative Broadway."

There’s a New ‘Bully’ in Town

There’s a New ‘Bully’ in Town

The Bully, a critically acclaimed musical for young audiences, tackles the bullying epidemic with smarts, humor, and plenty of dancing, is a great conversation starter.

Believing in 'War Horse'

Believing in 'War Horse'

The Tony Award-winning "War Horse," now playing at Lincoln Center in NYC, brings two horse puppets to life to give theatergoers one jaw-dropping experience. Read on for details on this stunning play based on a story that's captured the hearts of millions, from the book up to the big screen.

Merry Little Family Shows in the Big City

Merry Little Family Shows in the Big City

In classic New York style, there are plenty of festive shows to choose from this holiday season, from classics like the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" and "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" to new treats like "Peter Pan" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Get all the details on these fun family shows here, including age ranges, running dates, and ticket prices.

NYC Theater Review: Peter Pan at The Theater at MSG

NYC Theater Review: Peter Pan at The Theater at MSG

"Peter Pan" is a two-week-only holiday run at The Theater at MSG this December. Get your tickets now because the magic of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell shouldn't be missed!

Off-Broadway Review: 'Voca People' is a Wildly Entertaining Blend of Sci-Fi and Show Biz

Off-Broadway Review: 'Voca People' is a Wildly Entertaining Blend of Sci-Fi and Show Biz

The Voca People, an octet of audio-crazed aliens, have landed at NYC's Westside Theatre in an Off-Broadway hit musical fueled by cosmic choreography and amazing a capella.

'Traces' Delights Families With Acrobatics, Music, and Comedy

'Traces' Delights Families With Acrobatics, Music, and Comedy

7 Fingers, a Montreal-based performance art troupe unleashes its latest creation, 'Traces,' to New York City audiences. Having recently performed on 'America's Got Talent,' 'Traces' features an impressive mixture of gravity-defying acrobatics, contemporary music, comedic banter, and much more.

'Dance, Stretch, and Giggle' With The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!

'Dance, Stretch, and Giggle' With The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!

Interactive musical performers The Ohmies invite kids to "dance, stretch, and giggle" their way to the front of the stage for an exciting new act, "The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!" Through a fun combination of dancing, yoga poses, and tumbling, kids can help The Ohmies coax Mr. Sun to come out so their garden of wishes may grow

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies

Kiddie musical theater troupe The Ohmies expertly pack valuable life lessons and healthy tips into each performance in the form of dancing, tumbling, yoga, stretching, and colorful costumes. Check out our list of the important lessons kids can take away from an Ohmies performance after they boogie down on the yoga mat.

Storybook-Inspired Kids' Shows on Long Island this August

Storybook-Inspired Kids' Shows on Long Island this August

Quite a few familiar storybook characters are appearing on stage across Long Island this August, including Pinkalicious, Angelina Ballerina, and Blues Clues. Read on for details on these musicals and more kids' shows appearing in theaters this month.

New Spider-Man Musical Brings the Action to Broadway

New Spider-Man Musical Brings the Action to Broadway

After much media attention and the longest preview period in Broadway history, the epic new musical "Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark" brings action and rock n' roll to the stage. With a cast of characters that literally soar through the theater, 'Spider-Man' will keep both kids and adults on the edge of their seats.

The Berenstain Bears' New Musical Brings Laughs and Life Lessons to NYC Kids

The Berenstain Bears' New Musical Brings Laughs and Life Lessons to NYC Kids

"The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters the Musical" hits Manhattan after a 35-city theater tour, bringing the classic children's books to life on stage.

NYC Kids' Theater: 'The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden'

NYC Kids' Theater: 'The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden'

The Ohmies combine song, dance, adventure, and yoga moves in their interactive summer show at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in Manhattan.




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