Entertainment

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, Th-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 Christmas Spectacular

(Nov. 9, 2018-Jan. 1, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins)

This family-friendly holiday variety show features the high-kicking Rockettes, the world-famous precision dance team, who perform crowd-pleasing routines such as the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.” Favorite scenes include the “Living Nativity” and the reimagined “Rag Dolls” number, which debuted in 1940 and is set in Santa’s workshop. 3-D effects and enhanced projections add to the enjoyment.

Schedule: Several shows daily

Tickets start at $49

 

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:

Sept. 22: Carlos Vives

Sept. 27: Borns

Oct. 3-4: Christina Aguilera

Oct. 5-6: Leon Bridges

Oct. 9: Troye Sivan

Oct. 10: Ray LaMontagne: Just Passing Through

Oct. 12: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

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

Rockwood Music Hall

Local musicians shine at this no-frills club with three stages featuring several sets nightly.

Stage 1: M-F from 6 pm, Sa & Su from 3 pm

Stage 2: Nightly from 7 pm

Stage 3: Nightly from 6:30 pm

S.O.B.’s

When dancers aren’t grooving to live samba, reggae, hip-hop and Brazilian beats, they can enjoy a Latin fusion menu with items such as bistek Ipanema, feijoada and grilled ginger lime snapper in a banana leaf, plus a host of tropical cocktails.

Sakina’s Restaurant

(Previews begin Oct. 5, 2018, opens Oct. 14, 2018, closes Nov. 4, 2018)

Actor/writer Aasif Mandvi’s funny and heartwarming one-man show is about an Indian immigrant who comes to New York to work in a restaurant and live the American dream. 

Week of Oct. 1, 2018: F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 pm

Week of Oct. 8, 2018: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 5 pm

Weeks of Oct. 15 & 22, 2018: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 pm

Week of Oct. 28, 2018: Tu, Th-Su 8 pm, Sa & Su 2 pm

Tickets: $57-$97

Saturday Night Live

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.

School of Rock

(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

Tickets: $59-$155

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