Entertainment

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall’s 2018-2019 season is the venerable concert hall’s 128th. Highlights:

Jan. 31: Jakub Jozef Orlinski, countertenor

Feb. 1: Jeremy Denk, piano

Feb. 3: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta with Itzhak Perlman, violin

Feb. 6: Standard Time with Michael Feinstein; Leonidas Kavakos, violin, and Yuja Waang, piano

Feb. 8: The New York Pops; Kronos Quartet

Feb. 9: Danil Trifonov, piano

Carolines on Broadway

Performances by some of the nation’s hottest headliners and up-and-coming comics. Highlights: 

Jan. 24-27: Deray Davis

Jan. 31-Feb. 2: Nick Thune

Feb. 7-9: Heather McDonald

Feb. 15-17: New York Kings of Comedy

Feb. 21-23: Sugar Sammy

Feb. 28-March 2: Kevin Nealon

March 7-9: Alyssa Edwards

April 4-7: Damon Wayans

April 11-14: Jeff Garlin

Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring

(1 hr 30 mins)

Steve Cohen, “The Millionaires’ Magician,” dazzles audiences (adults only) with such tricks as mind reading and object levitation in a luxurious private hotel suite.

Schedule: F 7 & 9 pm, Sa 2, 7 & 9 pm

Tickets: $99-$180

Dress code: Jackets and ties for gentlemen, cocktail attire for ladies.

Audiences must be 12 years old and older

Chicago

(Previews began Oct. 23, 1996, opened Nov. 14, 1996)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the Tony Award-winning revival of the vaudeville musical—now Broadway’s longest-running American musical—two alluring jailbirds named Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly attain stardom while singing about sex and corruption.

Schedule: M-Tu, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 2:30 & 8 pm, Su 2:30 & 7 pm

Tickets: $49.50-$180

Chicago City Limits

Masters of improvisation take suggestions from the audience for an evening of interactive sketch comedy.

 

Chick Flick the Musical

(Previews begin Feb. 21, 2019, opens March 7, 2019, tickets on sale thru June 29, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Four friends—Karen, Dawn, Sheila and Meg—take a break from their everyday relationship dramas and career crises and bond over chick flicks, laughter and tequila. Sisterhood and friendship prove to be the happiest ending of all.

Schedule: M-Sa 7:30 pm, W & Sa 2 pm (No performance Feb. 27; additional performances Feb. 24 at 2 pm, Feb. 25 at 7:30 pm)

Tickets: $59-$79

 

Choir Boy

(Previews began Dec. 12, 2018, opened Jan. 8, 2019, closes March 10, 2019)

(1 hr 45 mins, no intermission)

A talented student at an all-male, all-African-American boarding school aspires to become the leader of the school’s gospel choir. But will he, as a young gay boy, achieve his ambition? Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”)  makes his Broadway playwriting debut in the Manhattan Theatre Club production.

Tu-W 7 pm, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Jan. 22-Feb. 3, 2019: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-Sa 8 pm, W, Sa & Su 2 pm

Cleopatra's Needle

Nightly live jazz and jam sessions make this Uptown venue swing.

No cover, $10 minimum per person

CLOSED Once on This Island

(Previews began Nov. 9, 2017, opened Dec. 3, 2017, closes Jan. 6, 2019)

(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

Colin Quinn: Red State, Blue State

(Previews began Jan. 5, 2019, opened Jan. 22, 2019, closes March 16, 2019)

(1 hr 20 mins, no intermission)

The new one-man comedy, written by and starring Brooklyn’s Colin Quinn, takes on both sides of the political divide. Lberals, conservatives and even those sitting on the fence are all fair game as Quinn skewers the absurdities and hypocrisies of politics today.

Schedule: Tu-F 7:30 pm, Sa 2:30 & 7:30 pm, Su 2:30 & 6:30 pm

Tickets: $49-$69 (previews), $59-$79 after Jan. 21)

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