Entertainment

Once on This Island

(Previews began Nov. 9, 2017, opened Dec. 3, 2017)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Art comes close to mirroring real life in this revival of the 1990 musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, set on an idyllic Caribbean island devastated by a great storm. A peasant girl from one side of the island falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. Will true love win out over cultural differences? 

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

Tickets: $69.50-$159.50

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.

Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration

(Dec. 20-22, 2018)

The 39th annual festival of music and dance pays homage to the return of the sun after December’s longest night. The Paul Winter Consort is joined by gospel singer Theresa Thomason and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Th & F 7:30 pm, Sa 2 & 7:30 pm

General admission: $38-$58, Reserved seating: $98, Premium reserved seating: $123, Prime reserved seating: $148

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, 2018, the show reaches its milestone 13,000th performance. Now in its 31st 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.

Popcorn Falls

(Previews began Sept. 14, 2018, opened Oct. 8, 2018, closes Nov. 25, 2018)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

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

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