(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
(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
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
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 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
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