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Free Broadway Concerts at The Shops at Columbus Circle

Free Broadway Concerts at The Shops at Columbus Circle

The stars will shine bright once again at The Shops at Columbus Circle this holiday season. “Broadway Under The Stars” and “Holiday Under The Stars,” among other showcases and events, will surely be a reason to visit the shopping destination. Broadway actor George Psomas (Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific) will return to emcee “Broadway Under The Stars,” the popular series featuring performances from some of today’s hottest shows on Broadway.

“There’s no better place to celebrate the holiday season than in NYC, and I’m thrilled to again host this spectacular Broadway event at The Shops at Columbus Circle, now in its second year,” says Psomas. “These free public performances are a wonderful way to celebrate all things NYC during the holidays.”

Every Monday from November 13 to December 11 on the second-floor, select cast from today’s Broadway musicals will perform (list of shows to be announced soon!). The December 11 finale will be held in The Shops at Columbus Circle’s dazzling Great Room, under the annual holiday display of twelve massive stars. These stars are the largest specialty crafted exhibit of illuminated color display in the world, which hang from the 100-foot-high ceilings. Performances are free to attend and open to the public, no tickets are required.

Also shining bright at The Shops at Columbus Circle is the 18th Annual Winter’s Eve Event hosted by Lincoln Square Business Improvement District. On Monday, November 27, artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more will be present to welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone. The Shops at Columbus Circle will host an evening of entertainment on the second-floor stage, shopping discounts at select stores and food samplings from restaurants at the tents on Columbus Circle.

MasterCard cardholders can also “Sip & Shop” on December 9 and enjoy an exclusive shopping event while sipping prosecco, enjoying decadent sweets, and taking advantage of special offers from select retailers. Cardholders can also take a moment to relax during holiday shopping December 6 to December 24 with a visit to the MasterCard Holiday Lounge. This second-floor lounge has everything shoppers need to feel refreshed and ready to shop some more, with comfortable seating, phone/tablet charging stations, and complimentary gifts.

The gift that keeps on giving: dog-friendly, entertainment, no lines, and a dash of culture to get you into the holiday spirit in NYC.

The Shops at Columbus Circle, located in Time Warner Center in the heart of Manhattan, is an iconic indoor and public destination that attracts millions of people a year. It’s the place to dine, shop, live, work and be entertained. The soaring 2.8 million-square-foot landmark with stunning views of Central Park has transformed Columbus Circle into a cultural portal to Manhattan’s Upper West Side. From more Michelin-starred restaurants under one roof to Jazz at Lincoln Center, Mandarin Oriental New York, Whole Foods Market, Equinox Fitness Club and more than 50 retail stores, boutiques and pop-up experiences, The Shops at Columbus Circle is an “only in New York experience” ideal for residents and visitors alike.

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Secrets of Times Square

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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