Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

(Nov. 28-Dec. 30, 2018)

The world-renowned dance troupe marks its 60th anniversary with a season devoted to dozens of classic ballets by Ailey, Judith Jamison and Robert Battle, as well as premieres by leading choreographers Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor and Jessica Lang. Programs vary.

Schedule: Tu-Th 7:30 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm (No performance Dec. 25, additional performance Dec. 26 at 2 pm; time change: Nov. 28 at 7 pm)

Tickets: $29-$159

American Ballet Theatre

(Oct. 17-28, 2018)

The revered company pirouettes into Lincoln Center for its fall season, featuring mixed-repertory programs, including ballets choreographed by Michelle Dorrance, Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alexei Ratmansky, Jessica Lang and Wayne McGregor.

Schedule: Tu-F 7:30 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 pm

Tickets: $25-$155

American Son

(Previews begin Oct. 6, 2018, opens Nov. 4, 2018, tickets on sale thru Jan. 27, 2019)

The teenage son of an African-American mother and a white father has gone missing in the new drama by Christopher Demos-Brown. As the estranged couple seek help and answers from a seasoned cop and his rookie associate in a Florida police station in the middle of the night, tensions flare. Will their worst fears be realized? Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale star.

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


(Tickets on sale thru June 2, 2019)

(2 hrs 25 mins)

A mysterious young woman in 1920s Paris seeks her family and identity. Is she a refugee from the Russian Revolution and the sole surviving daughter of the slain czar? Or is she an imposter? Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (music and lyrics) and Terrence McNally (book) have crafted the musical, inspired by two Twentieth Century Fox movies: the 1956 live-action feature, which earned Ingrid Bergman an Oscar as Best Actress, and the 1997 animated feature.

Apollo Theater

The historic Harlem venue has launched a myriad of legendary performers, including James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Jackson.

Every W at 7:30 pm: Amateur Night talent competition.

Apollo Theater Historic Tour

A history-rich, one-hour walking tour of the historic theater in which legends, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sandman Sims, Duke Ellington and Michael Jackson, have performed. Times vary and tours are held daily if a  minimum of 20 people have made a reservation. M-F, $17, Sa-Su,  $19. 


(Previews begin Sept. 27, 2018, opens Oct. 16, 2018, closes Dec. 16, 2018)

Stockard Channing stars as a renowned art historian, whose tell-all memoir about her past as a 1960s radical activist and political protester fails to mention her two sons. Neglected in print, as they were when they were when growing up, her sons harbor deep-seated resentments which flare up when they gather to celebrate their mother’s birthday. Alexi Kaye Campbell’s family drama, a hit in London, makes its New York debut.

Schedule: Tu-Sa 7:30 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $79-$89

BAM Next Wave Festival

(Oct. 3-Dec. 23, 2018)

The annual cutting-edge fest boasts international opera, theater, dance and music engagements at the Brooklyn-based urban arts center. Most performances are either world, US or New York premieres.

Opera Highlights:

Oct. 31, Nov.. 1, 3-4, at BAM Harvey Theater: “Satyagraha,” an opera in three acts by Philip Glass

Dec. 5, 6, 8 & 9, at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House: “Greek,” Mark-Anthony Turnage’s 1988 two-act opera in Scottish Opera/Opera Ventures’ new production 

Theater Highlights

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

(Opens Oct. 27, 2018)

Open free of charge, the outdoor ice-skating rink is the centerpiece of activities here.

Daily 8 am-10 pm, weather permitting

Skate rentals: $20-$30

Skate lessons (30 mins): $60 for 1 student, $80 for 2-3 students, $120 for 4-6 students


Barclays Center

Brooklyn’s state-of-the-art entertainment and sports arena is home to the 2017-2018 New York Islanders Brooklyn Nets. Visit team websites for schedules and tickets.

Aug. 30 & Sept. 1: Drake

Oct. 4-5: Bruno Mars

Oct. 7: Romeo Santos

Oct. 9: Florence & The Machine

Oct. 13: Gorillaz

Oct. 14: Phil Collins

Oct. 20: J Balvin

Oct. 26: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds


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