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
(Previews begin Dec. 7, 2018, opens Dec. 11, 2018, closes Dec. 30, 2018)
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, winner and runner-up in the second season of “American Idol,” reunite for the first time onstage since their epic matchup in 2003. The family-friendly holiday show includes favorite Christmas songs, comedy, scenes and sketches, and a live band. Not for nothing is the full title of the show,”Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show.”
Dec. 7-9, 2018: F 8 pm, Sa 3 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm
NBC’s late-night variety show, hosted by a different celebrity every week, features skits, sketches and spoofs of pop culture. Top pop and rock artists provide the musical interludes. A competitive ticket lottery, conducted via email, is held several months before the start of a new season of shows; go online for details. Standby tickets for either the 8 p.m. dress rehearsal or 11:30 p.m. live performance are distributed under the NBC Studios marquee (W. 48th St. side of 30 Rockefeller Plz.) at 7 a.m. on taping days.
(Closes Jan. 20, 2019)
(2 hrs 30 mins)
It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but the kids at a prestigious prep school love it when their wannabe-rock-star substitute teacher turns them into a rock band. The 2003 movie of the same name has been adapted for the stage by Julian Fellowes, who created “Downton Abbey,” while the score includes 14 new songs written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater.
Schedule: M-Tu 7 pm, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm
(Previews begin Oct. 2, 2018, opens Oct. 13, 2018, tickets on sale thru Jan. 9, 2019)
Shakespeare’s comedy is performed in the round for 50 people per night, who enjoy an eight-course tasting menu (with wine pairings) prepared in full view during the performance. The plot revolves around a group of men who swear off sleep, food and women in order to concentrate on their studies. The daughter of the king of Navarre and her ladies will, of course, have none of this nonsense and plan to outsmart the men.
(Jan. 10-20, 2019)
The New York-based troupe presents a spectacle of classical Chinese dance, song and music, accompanied by dazzling interactive stage effects, as it travels back to an ancient time when China was known as the “Middle Kingdom” and the “Land of the Divine.”