Celebrate the 2021 New York Vacation with Kristin Chenoweth, Norm Lewis, Laura Benanti, more


A star-studded holiday concert schedule is set to light up the Big Apple this holiday season with winners Tony Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti and many more scheduled to perform.

Shoshana Bean, Norm Lewis, Telly Leung, Jelani Remy, Betsy Wolfe, Darren Criss and more will also join in the festivities. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a concert by one of your favorite Broadway artists? Consult the list below (in chronological order).

Get into the spirit with Kiki and Herb Sleigh at BAM (November 30-December 4) in Brooklyn with the famous duo’s new holiday issue.

Real Housewives and Broadway collide at Feinstein’s / 54 Below as Luann de Lesseps celebrates A very countess Christmas (Nov 30 – Dec 14), promising a lot of chic cheer that money just can’t buy. A live broadcast of the December 7 performance is also scheduled.

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Want to stay home this season? Watch a live broadcast of Betsy Wolfe: The Holiday Show (December 4), with special guest Andrew Rannells, at Green Room 42. The venue also hosts live performances such as The songs of the Muppets Christmas carol (December 6) and Broadway Sings: A Mariah Carey Holiday Spectacular (December 8 and 18).

Renowned Broadway Inspirational Voices choir will present their annual holiday concert, Welcome Home: A Holiday Gospel Concert (December 6), at the Symphony Space. The evening will be presented as a two-part celebratory concert, split between BIV’s favorite songs from their holiday albums and a look at the choir’s roots in gospel music.

READ: Allen René Louis and Michael McElroy on the Past, Present and Future of Broadway Inspirational Voices

In connection with the release of her vacation album, Broadway alumna Lisa Howard performs What christmas means to me (December 12) at Feinstein’s / 54 Below.

After a performance in London, Shoshana Bean (Bad, Waitress) brings Sing your hallelujah (December 13) return to the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Joining the Star is nominated for Tony Daniel J. Watts, Tony Gavin Creel winner, and more.

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Within the framework of Tinsel: a global holiday festival, the Lucille Lortel Theater will host a crowd of Broadway alumni through a number of shows this month. Ricky Rojas & Mig Ayesa Kick Off in Aussie Themed Crikey … It’s Christmas! (December 6). There is also To come up Funny girl star Jared Grimes in a tap dance show Christmas in the lab (December 11). The public can decorate the rooms with a Caribbean flavor to Jelani Remy It’s in season with Jelani! (December 13), enjoy an all-Latin program at Jaime Lozano & La Familia: Canciones para Navidad (December 15), or sip (and spill) tea at Telly Leung Throwing Tinsel with Telly (December 20) as Aladdin alum shares some favorite vacation and showbiz memories.

In the wake of his new album Happiness is … Christmas!, Kristin Chenoweth goes to Lincoln Center to Christmas at the Met (December 13). The One Night Only performance with winner Tony will certainly include a few vacation favorites, old and new.

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Tony winner Laura Benanti joins New York Pops in Back home for the holidays (December 17) at Carnegie Hall. This annual holiday celebration returns after the coronavirus shutdown with traditional Christmas carols and contemporary classics.

Celebrating the TV specials of the 60s and 70s is Ilene Graff’s Holiday Show (December 17) at Feinstein’s / 54 Below.

Tony nominated Norm Lewis brings festive joy to Feinstein’s / 54 Below for his last show for the seventh time (There ain’t no place like) home for vacation (December 16-24). Expect special Broadway guests to come and celebrate the season.

It is A very Darren Crissmas (December 20) as Darren Criss brings his holiday concert tour to the Beacon Theater in New York City. The star will return to Broadway next year in a David Mamet cover American buffalo.

Original Jersey Boys star Daniel Reichard performs at Birdland Jazz Club with new holiday performance titled It’s Christmas ! (December 20).


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