(Previews began Oct. 5, 2018, opened Nov. 8, 2018)
(2 hrs 15 mins)
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.
(Closes April 7, 2019)
(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.
(Previews began Oct. 10, 2018, opened Oct. 25, 2018, closes Dec. 16, 2018)
(3 hrs 30 mins)
In his two plays, “Lewiston” and “Clarkston,” Samuel D. Hunter focuses on two modern-day descendants of explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and asks the question: What is the real legacy of the great American push to the West at the beginning of the 19th century? The evening opens with “Lewiston,” followed by a communal meal-break at which guests can bring their own food or prepurchase a catered meal in the spirit of Idaho cuisine; the evening concludes with “Clarkston.”
Inquisitive children and parents engage in hands-on discovery and fun with models and exhibits centered around such topics as the environment, health and invention. The facility also contains the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater and the Joseph D. Williams 3-D Science Theater.
Hours: M-F 9 am-4 pm, Sa-Su 9 am-5:30 pm
General admission: $22.75 adults, $18.75 children ages 2-12