New York Events Worth Watching in 2020/21

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New York continually delivers top-class entertainment and that will certainly be the case towards the end of 2020 and into the New Year.

With live music, comedy, film, dance, theatre and more, New York is firmly in the mix to be classed as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’.

Whether you are planning a short visit or extended stay, it is easy to build your trip around a truly memorable live entertainment experience.

Read on as we take a look at some of the best events taking place in New York during the latter part of this year and early 2021.

Billy Joel

The legendary musician is set to resume his record-breaking monthly residency at Madison Square Garden (MSG) on September 26.

Joel has played one show per month at MSG for the past six years, with more than one million people snapping up tickets during that time.

He has confirmed monthly dates through to February 2021 and will continue the residency as long as the demand for tickets remains.

If you need an affordable hotel near MSG visit A good option is the Park Terrace Hotel on Bryant Park which has Classic Rooms available at $191 per night.

Radio City Rockettes

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a hugely popular festive tradition in New York, with tickets often selling like hotcakes.

Suitable for all ages, the stars of the show are the Radio City Rockettes who sing and dance in a magical winter wonderland setting within walking distance of Central Park.

With up to five shows per day on weekends, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and Christmas Eve, this is a must-see event.

Share in the joy with Santa, the Nutcracker and the unforgettable Living Nativity, to get your Christmas festivities off to the perfect start.

New Years’ Eve Party

New York stages one of the biggest New Years’ Eve parties in the world each year and the 2020 edition will be no different in that respect.

Top stars like Post Malone, Sam Hunt and the cast of the Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill are amongst the acts currently scheduled to perform.

As the clock ticks towards midnight, the eyes of the world will turn their attentions to the iconic Times Square in New York.

A huge glittering ball is lowered from a flagpole, with the end of its descent marking the official start of the New Year.

New Year Stage Shows

The early part of next year in New York is packed with a host of top-class stage shows taking place across the city every night of the week.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago are amongst a stellar line-up of shows being staged during 2021.

Other shows worth checking out include Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Mrs Doubtfire, West Side Story and Dear Evan Hansen.

With such a great variety of shows to choose from, it is easy to see why a visit to a New York theatre is on the bucket list of many people.

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