Below is the schedule for Broadway shows from Monday, December 19 to December 26.
Broadway is not the place to see shows in New York specifically geared to the holiday season (with one exception this year) but, like the annual family-oriented holiday shows like the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet, as well as myriad versions of A Christmas Carol, Broadway musicals seem well-suited for family (and surrogate family) get-togethers.
Nine Broadway shows will be performing on the evening of Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2016. All others have canceled that day; there are no Christmas Day matinees at all. But almost all Broadway shows have added at least one performance the following day, Monday, December 26th, and many have added shows on the days leading up to Christmas.
Last year, there was a campaign to turn December 26th into “Show Day,” much as the day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday — but instead of a day for shopping, Show Day would be a day for show-going.
The campaign seems to have petered out. (It might have helped if, like Black Friday, there would be special discounts offered on Show Day.)
Update: #ShowDay is still around. Here’s Actors Equity President Kate Shindle, this year’s Show Day Grand Marshal:
Below is the Broadway schedule for Christmas Week 2016, divided in two
1. Monday December 19 to Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day).
2. Monday, December 26th.
Crossed out dates= canceled performance
Bold faced dates= added performance
Italic dates= different curtain time
DARK means there is no performance on that day, normally, and on this week as well.
Please be sure to check the box office to make sure the schedule hasn’t changed.
Click on the first schedule to see it enlarged.