Entertainment

Paradiso: Chapter One

(1 hr)

Inspired by Dante’s “The Divine Comedy,” in which a man journeys through the Nine Circles of Hell, this interactive theatrical experience takes the escape-room genre to the next level. Ten audience members have 60 minutes in which to navigate their way through a futuristic nightmare, guided and, in many instances, hindered by a company of actors. Special effects add to the emotional and psychological experience.

Perfect Crime

(1 hr 55 mins)

A cast of characters—a money-hungry psychiatrist and suspected killer, her wealthy husband, a deranged patient and a handsome detective—end up intertwined in this mystery whodunit full of laughs and thrills. On Dec. 12, 2019, the show reached its milestone 13,000th performance. Now in its 32nd anniversary year, “Perfect Crime” continues to be the longest-running play in New York City theater history.

Schedule: M, Tu, F & Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm

Tickets: $60

Pianos

A former piano store turned chic rock club, this venue draws a hip crowd for live indie rock in a bi-level space. Times/prices vary.

PlayStation Theater

The 2,150-seat, 45,000-square-foot concert space, formerly known as the Best Buy Theater, has welcomed popular performers in all genres in its 10-year history (from Bon Jovi to Rihanna to Prince to Tom Jones) and hosts live music events frequently.

Pound

(Oct. 4-28, 2018)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Christopher Lloyd stars as expatriate American poet Ezra Pound, one of the 20th century’s most controverisal literary figures, in Sean O’Leary’s new play. 

Schedule: Th-Sa 8 pm, Su 2 pm

Tickets: $69

Pretty Woman: The Musical

(Previews began July 20, 2018, opened Aug. 16, 2018)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

The romantic musical comedy, based on the 1990 movie of the same name, tells the contemporary Cinderella story of a diamond in the rough (Samantha Barks) who finds a better life in the arms of a handsome corporate raider (Olivier Award winner Andy Karl). The original score is by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.

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

Tickets: $99-$169

Puffs

(Tickets on sale thru March 3, 2019)

(1 hr 45 mins, no intermission)

Any similarity to a fictional school for gifted-in-a-certain-way children (think: Hogwarts) is strictly intentional as Wayne, an average boy from New Mexico, and his mates (known as Puffs) study to be wizards. A young wizard with a scar on his forehead makes things challenging—and interesting.

Schedule: M, W-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday matinees are family-friendly performances for all ages.

Tickets start at $52, premium seats: $87-$97

Radio City Music Hall

The Art Deco masterpiece, which opened in 1932, was declared a New York City landmark in 1978. One of the world’s most beautiful concert halls seats 6,000 spectators. Highlights:

March 14: Roberto Carlos

March 15-16: Massive Attack: MezzanineXXI

March 25: Mariah Carey: Caution World Tour

April 5: Why Don’t We

April 6: 2 Cellos

April 12: Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing

April 13: Tony Bennett

Regal Union Square Stadium 14

This Greenwich Village multiscreen theater boasts comfortable stadium seats, 3-D, digital projection, listening devices, print-at-home tickets, mobile tickets and major motion pictures. Times/prices vary.

Resorts World Casino New York City

The casino is the first of its kind in the city and features 5,000-plus slot machines and electronic table games, plus a full-service restaurant (RW Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar), a food court and complimentary nightly entertainment. Adjacent to Aqueduct Raceway.

Hours: Daily 10 am-6 am

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