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Watch Now: “Light” from New York, New York in Honor of Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge occurs this week in New York City and New York, New York is giving you a look at what happens eight shows a week at the St. James Theatre on Broadway. Watch the company of the Tony Award-nominated musical perform the new song titled “Light” by John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda” which takes place during Manhattanhenge.

Manhattanhenge is when the sun aligns precisely with Manhattan’s Street grid, setting perfectly between the buildings on the east-west streets, creating a radiant glow of light that illuminates the city.   It’s Stonehenge in NYC and happens twice every year over a two-day period and can be seen this Monday, May 29 and Tuesday, May 30.

Neil deGrasse Tyson coined the term Manhattanhenge, and if you can’t get to New York, New York, the streets with the next best view are 14th St & Broadway, 23rd St & Broadway, 34th St & Fifth Ave, 42nd St & Third Ave, and 57th St & Eighth Ave.

The recipient of nine Tony Award nominations, New York, New York is now playing at the St. James Theatre. Tony nominee Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele star in the new musical as Jimmy Doyle and Francine Evans, respectively, alongside Clyde Alves as Tommy Caggiano, John Clay III as Jesse Webb, Janet Dacal as Sofia Diaz, Ben Davis as Gordon Kendrick, Oliver Prose as Alex Mann, Angel Sigala as Mateo Diaz, and Emily Skinner as Madame Veltri.

Featuring music and lyrics by Tony, Emmy & Grammy Award winners, and Academy Award nominees John Kander & Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret), written by Tony Award nominee David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys, Steel Pier)co-written by Sharon Washington (Audible’s Feeding The Dragon) and featuring additional lyrics by Pulitzer, Tony, Emmy & Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights), New York, New York is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys).

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