Jeffrey Orlick helps visitors appreciate the immigrant cuisines of today by leading three-hour tours of Queens, including Tastes of the World, the Roosevelt Ave. Midnight Street Food Crawl and the Queens Fiesta Crawl. For more information or reservations, call 516.428.4085.
For over 30 years, Joyce Gold has been conducting story-filled, two-hour private and public walking tours of Grand Central Terminal, Hell’s Kitchen, Central Park, Harlem and other New York neighborhoods and sights. Dates/times vary. $20 general, $15 seniors (62+).
The respected venue welcomes renowned modern-dance companies from the United States and abroad. Highlights:
Sept. 24-Oct. 13: NY Quadrille, featuring John Jasperse Projects (Sept. 24-28), A.I.M. (Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener (Oct. 2-6), Beth Gill (Oct. 4-7) and Donna Uchizono Company (Oct. 10-13)
Oct. 17-21: Sankofa Danzafro
Oct. 23-25: Pontus Lidberg Dance
Oct. 27-28: Jonah Bokaer Choreography with Charles Renfro
Oct. 30-Nov. 4: Garth Fagan Dance
(Oct. 12-16, 22-23, 31)
John Kevin Jones performs three of Edgar Allan Poe’s most chilling works—“The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Raven”—in the candlelit double-parlor of New York City’s only 19th-century family home preserved intact. Seating is limited to 40 per performance.
Schedule: Oct. 12-16 and 22 at 7 pm, Oct. 23 at 5 & 7 pm, Oct. 31 at 6:30 & 8:30 pm
(Previews begin Oct. 5, 2018, opens Nov. 8, 2018)
Beauty tames the beast when a maverick filmmaker, a young actress and the legendary 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound gorilla come home to New York in the new musical, based on the 1932 novel by Merian C. Cooper.
Schedule: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm (No performances Oct. 16 & 23; additional performances Oct. 31 & Nov. 7 at 2 pm, Nov. 5 at 8 pm)
Beginning Nov. 13, 2018: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm
(Previews begin Feb. 28, 2019, opens April 4, 2019, closes July 7, 2019)
Two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson stars in the title role of a new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Co-starring are Ruth Wilson, Elizabeth Marvel and Jayne Houdyshell. Sam Gold directs.
(2 hrs 20 mins)
Cyndi Lauper has written the music and lyrics and Harvey Fierstein the book for the musical about a down-on-its-heels shoe factory given a transfusion of style, thanks to a drag queen. Lauper picked up a 2013 Tony Award for her score, and the show walked off with the top prize: Best Musical of 2013. On April 3, 2016, the West End production in London added three more gongs to the show’s trophy cabinet when it picked up three Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Costume Design (Gregg Barnes).
(Previews begin Feb. 14, 2019, opens March 14, 2019, closes June 2, 2019)
Audiences brush up their Shakespeare in the new Roundabout Theatre Company production of the Cole Porter musical comedy starring Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase as an embattled husband-and-wife acting team appearing in “The Taming of the Shrew,” a show that not surprisingly mirrors their offstage antics. The Porter score includes such classic tunes as “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” “Always True to You (in My Fashion)” and “Why Can’t You Behave,” among others.
New York sights made famous on the quintessential 1990s sitcom, Seinfeld, are seen on this three-hour excursion that reveals behind-the-scenes stories. Every tour is hosted by Kenny (the real) Kramer. Sat noon. $37.50. For reservations, call 212.268.5525.