Entertainment

Tootsie

(Previews began March 29, 2019, opened April 23, 2019)

(2 hrs 35 mins)

Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but difficult to work with and impossible to employ. When he changes his name and dresses up as Dorothy Michaels, he lands a dream role and is ready to fall in  love. The new musical comedy, based on the 1982 movie of the same name, features music and lyrics by David Yazbek, 2018 Tony Award-winning composer of “The Band’s Visit.”

Schedule: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Trapeze School New York

Classes in silks, trampoline, juggling and flying trapeze for beginners and more-advanced acrobats. Encouraging, skilled instructors. Flying trapeze classes from $55.

Trapeze School New York

The two trapeze school locations offer a number of classes for beginner and advanced fliers include flying trapeze, silks, static trapeze, trampoline, lyra, balancing and acrobatics and Spanish web. Online advanced registration is required, and new students pay a $22 fee on top of class price. Outdoor Lower Manhattan facility open May-Oct.

Tribeca Comedy Lounge

Situated beneath a restaurant serving brick-oven pizza and calamari, the brick-walled, candlelit, casually elegant room showcases stand-ups from “Last Comic Standing,” Comedy Central, “Conan” and others.

Two’s a Crowd

(Previews begin July 13, 2019, opens July 21, 2019, closes Aug. 25, 2019)

(1 hr 25 mins, no intermission)

Tom and Wendy meet through a computer error, but these opposites—he’s freewheeling, she’s uptight—are hardly a match made in heaven. Will they be able to put aside their differences and take a gamble on love? Comedian Rita Rudner stars and co-wrote the musical comedy set in Las Vegas.

Schedule: Tu-F 7 pm, Sa 2 & 7 pm, Su 2 pm (additional performance July 14 at 7 pm)

Tickets: $25-$70

Union Hall

Live music nightly, plus two indoor bocce courts, fireplaces and pub grub served until midnight in the 5,000-square-foot Park Slope, Brooklyn, venue.

Hours: M-F 4 pm-4 am, Sa & Su 1 pm-4 am

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Newcomers and seasoned comics perform improv and sketch comedy shows. UCB was founded by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh.

Shows nightly

Tickets: under $15

Village Vanguard

Since 1935, this intimate Village stalwart has been one of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Highlights:

May 14-19: Ben Wendel

May 21-26: Joe Lovano

May 28-June 2: Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet

June 4-9: Renee Rosnes Quartet

June 11-16: Peter Bernstein Quartet

June 18-23: Brad Mehldau Quintet

June 25-29: Ethan Iverson

July 2-7: Linda May Han Oh

Waitress

(Opened April 24, 2016, closes Jan. 5, 2020)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Sara Bareilles wrote the score for the musical about a waitress with an exceptional talent for baking who longs to escape her small town and abusive marriage. Will she find the rewcipe for happiness?

Schedule: Tu-Th 7 pm, F & Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Beginning Sept. 2, 2019: M, Tu & Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Tickets: Vary

What the Constitution Means to Me

(Previews began March 14, 2019, opened March 31, 2019, closes Aug. 24, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Author and performer Heidi Schreck paid for her college education by traveling across the United States winning Constitutional debate competitions. In her new play, Schreck reimagines her 15-year-old self, as she traces the relationship between four generations of women in her own family and the founding document, the Constitution, which dictated their rights and citizenship. 

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