(Dec. 6-9, 2018)
In this version of the Tchaikovsky ballet, performed by Dances Patrelle, the setting has been transported to New York City in 1895. Set pieces include a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, home of the city’s mayor; dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden; and ice skating in Central Park.
Schedule: Th-F 7 pm, Sa 2 & 7 pm, Su noon & 5 pm
Day-of-performance discount tickets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows may be purchased by credit card or cash at the four permanent TKTS booths in Times Square (Father Duffy Square), in Lower Manhattan (South Street Seaport, corner of Front & John sts.) and in Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium (61 W. 62nd St., btw Broadway & Columbus Ave.). Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent. The service charge of $4.50 per ticket helps support other TDF (Theatre Development Fund) services and programs.
(Previews began Nov. 1, 2018, opens Dec. 13, 2018)
Aaron Sorkin has adapted Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for the stage. Jeff Daniels stars as Atticus Finch.
Schedule: M-Tu, Th-F 8 pm, W 1 & 7 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm (No performances Nov. 3 at 2 pm, Nov. 6 & 15 at 8 pm)
Thanksgiving Week, Nov. 19-24, 2018: M-W 8 pm, F & Sa 2 & 8 pm
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb host NBC’s morning lifestyle and news program Mon-Fri 7-11 a.m., with most of the activity on the outdoor plaza occurring between 7 and 9 a.m., rain or shine. The show also broadcasts live on Sat 7-9 a.m. and Sun 8-9 a.m.with anchors Lester Holt and Erica Hill. Guests are asked to arrive early to take a spot near W. 49th St. and to dress to be noticed on camera. No tickets necessary. Free.
(June 9, 2019)
The 2018–2019 Broadway season culminates in the gala awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall, during which achievements in acting, writing, direction, sets, costumes, lighting and more are honored. The show is broadcast live on CBS-TV (local Channel 2) 8–11 pm.
To qualify for a 2019 Tony Award, a play or musical must open on or before April 25, 2019. Nominations are announced on April 30, 2019.
(Previews begin March 29, 2019, opens April 23, 2019)
Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but difficult to work with and impossible to employ. When he changes his name and dresses up as Dorothy Michaels, he lands a dream role and is ready to fall in love. The new musical comedy, based on the 1982 movie of the same name, features music and lyrics by David Yazbek, 2018 Tony Award-winning composer of “The Band’s Visit.”
(Previews began July 5, 2018, opened July 15, 2018)
(1 hr 15 mins, no intermission)
Based on the 1993 novel by Irvine Welsh and Danny Boyle’s Oscar-nominated 1996 film, Harry Gibson’s immersive stage adaptation (the audience is part of the show, which is set in a crack house) recounts in graphic detail the heroin scene in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the late-1980s. Because of nudity, strong language, violence, drug use and scenes of a sexual nature, “Trainspotting” is for audiences 16+.
Schedule: W 7:30 pm, Th 7 pm, F 7:30 pm, Sa 7:30 & 9:30 pm
The two trapeze school locations offer a number of classes for beginner and advanced fliers include flying trapeze, silks, static trapeze, trampoline, lyra, balancing and acrobatics and Spanish web. Online advanced registration is required, and new students pay a $22 fee on top of class price. Outdoor Lower Manhattan facility open May-Oct.