Activities

Tastes of Chinatown Tour

Discover Chinese culture and taste culinary specialties, including Cantonese barbecue with roasted duck and pork and hearty Pekingese dumplings, on this three-hour food tour. Mon, Wed 2:45 p.m. $69. Tours leave from Chinatown Information Pavilion,

Tasting Tour of Little India

Chef and instructor Jennifer Clair takes tourists around Jackson Heights, Queens, to sample and taste Indian cuisine while visiting street vendors, restaurants, grocery stores and sweetshops. Sat, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $70.

That Physics Show

(1 hr 30 mins)

Physics makes the world go ’round, and instructor David Maiullo finds the fun and magic in the science in his family-friendly, one-man show. Included are segments on momentum, friction, energy, sound waves, temperature and more.

Schedule: Sa & Su noon & 3 pm

Tickets: $59

The Band’s Visit

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

The most honored musical of the 2016-2017 season (prizes included the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical) transferred to Broadway after a limited Off-Broadway run and became the most honored musical of the 2017-2018 season, winning 10 Tony Awards, Broadway’s highest accolade.

The Book of Merman

(Previews began Oct. 5, 2018, opened Oct. 21, 2018, tickets on sale thru Dec. 30, 2018)

Two Mormons ring the doorbell of legendary Broadway leading lady Ethel Merman, and the new musical comedy is off and running with original songs and several show-stopping moments associated with The Merm. For Carly Sakolove, who plays the diva, everything is definitely coming up roses.

Schedule: W 8 pm, Th7 pm, Sa 7:30 pm, Su 2 pm (No performance Nov. 22; additional performance Nov. 23 at 2 pm)

Tickets: $39.50-$89.50

The Book of Mormon

(Previews began Feb. 24, 2011, opened March 4, 2011)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Two Mormon boys are on a mission in an irreverent musical comedy that only Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central’s “South Park,” could dream up.

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

Tickets: $99-$175

The Chabad House

Centers serving as community platforms for those interested in Torah classes, synagogue services, assistance with Jewish education and practice, and general guidance regarding Jewish traditions, holidays, festivals, values and entertainment. Visit the Chabad House website for a directory of all 24 Manhattan locations, as well as locations in the outer boroughs and New Jersey.

The Cher Show

(Previews began Nov. 1, 2018, opened Dec. 3, 2018)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Whether on TV, in the movies, on records or on the concert stage, no one has dominated the entertainment industry or pop culture like Cher. Using 35 of Cher’s greatest hits, the book by Rick Elice (“Jersey Boys”) follows the Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winner’s career and personal life, from kid starting out to glamorous pop star to icon.

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

Tickets: $59-$169, $199-$299 (premium)

The Dead, 1904

(Previews begin Nov. 17, 2018, opens Nov. 29, 2018, closes Jan. 13, 2019)

(2 hrs, no intermission)

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz have adapted James Joyce’s short story, “The Dead,” into an immersive theatrical experience, which takes place in a ca. 1900 Upper East Side town house. During a holiday party in Dublin, guests sing, dance, eat and drink, while Gabriel Conroy (Rufus Collins) and his wife, Gretta (Melissa Gilbert), contemplate their life and ultimately death. 

The Ferryman

(Previews began Oct. 2, 2018, opened Oct. 21, 2018, tickets on sale thru July 7, 2019)

(3 hrs 15 mins)

A hit in London’s West End, Jez Butterworth’s comedy drama, which won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Play, is set in rural Northern Ireland in 1981 at harvest time. But there is no escaping the past or the Troubles between the IRA and the Protestatnt Unionists. A man’s body, missing for 10 years and newly found in a peat bog with a bullet hole in its head, sets the Carney family tragedy in motion. Sam Mendes directs.

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