Entertainment

Chicago City Limits

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

 

Choir Boy

(Previews begin Dec. 12, 2018, opens Jan. 8, 2019, tickets on sale thru Feb. 17, 2019)

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.

Week of Dec. 10-16, 2018: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-Sa 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Week of Dec. 17-23, 2018: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-Sa 8 pm, Sa & Su 2 pm

Cleopatra's Needle

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

No cover, $10 minimum per person

Come From Away

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermission)

On Sept. 11, 2001, following the terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., 38 commercial airplanes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland; when the 6,579 passengers landed, they found themselves stranded in a small town with a population half their size. How they and the town adjusted to a changed world on Sept. 12 is the basis of the upbeat musical with a book, music and lyrics by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein.

Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Ashley)

Comedy Cellar

The Greenwich Village spot is known for unexpected appearances from such famous comedians as Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle.

Several shows nightly.

Comic Strip Live

Stand-up and open-mic nights rule at this popular venue, where an 18-year-old Eddie Murphy started out.

Nightly

Times/prices vary

Dan Cody’s Yacht

(Previews begin May 15, 2018, opened June 6, 2018, closes July 1, 2018)

The relationship between educational opportunity and the ability to pay for it in America today is at the heart of Anthony Giardina’s new play, set in a Boston suburb. A single schoolteacher, struggling to make ends meet, receives a surprise financial proposal from the wealthy father of one of her students that could significantly change her daughter’s future. Should she go for the opportunity, even if the means to the end are questionable?

Dear Evan Hansen

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the musical, a socially awkward high-school senior goes from outsider to cool guy when he comforts the parents of a troubled teenager who commits suicide. Although the boys didn’t know each other well, Evan, the titular hero, fabricates emails between them that idealize their friendship. But will the lie eventually undo him?

Schedule: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $69-$199

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Distinguished Concerts International New York

The creative producing entity presents diverse programs of music performed by leading musicians, the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers.

Oct. 8 at Carnegie Hall: The Music of Dino Constantinides

Oct. 24 at Carnegie Hall: The Rensselaer Orchestra

Nov. 11 at Carnegie Hall: The Great War: Commemorating 100 Years

Nov. 18 at Carnegie Hall: Symphony of Carols: The Works of Randol Bass and Pepper Choplin

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