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Gotham Comedy Club

Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle and Amy Schumer are among the big-name stand-ups who have performed in the 10,000-square-foot space, known for its comfortable Art Deco ambience. Food and drink served. 

In addition to headliners, New Talent Showcases are a staple of the club’s calendar. Food and drink menus available. Highlights:

Nov. 16-17: Beth Stelling

Nov. 23-25: Adam Ray

Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Brendan Schaub

Dec. 7-8: Tom Papa

Dec. 14-15: Roy Wood Jr.

Gramercy Theatre

The intimate concert venue, a former movie house and Off-Broadway theater, offers general-admission standing room and seating. 

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

National headliners, as well as up-and-comers, tickle the funny bone nightly in this cozy basement space.

Hamilton

(2 hrs 45 mins)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony Award winner for “In the Heights” several seasons ago, has written the book, music and lyrics for the new musical about political mastermind Alexander Hamilton. Expect the unexpected when America's past is told through the sounds of today.

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

Tickets: $57-$167

Awards: Critically acclaimed when it premiered Off-Broadway early in 2015, the musical arrived on Broadway with a cache of prizes, including

Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle)

Hammerstein Ballroom

A wide range of cultural and entertainment events, including musical performances, inside the former Manhattan Opera House.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

(Previews began March 16, 2018, opened April 22, 2018)

(Part One, 2 hrs 40 mins; Part Two, 2 hrs 35 mins)

Harry Potter is all grown-up in this eighth story in the Harry Potter series, the first to be presented onstage. Harry is now married, the father of three school-age children and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. Life has never been easy for Harry as he continues to struggle with his past. His youngest son, too, faces difficulties as he bears the burden of a formidable family legacy not of his choosing. Together, father and son face their demons.

Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song

(Previews began Oct. 9, 2018, opened Nov. 1, 2018, tickets on sale thru Feb. 24, 2018)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Michael Urie stars as Arnold Beckoff, a young gay man in New York City who wants to find happiness with a husband and a child. When his overbearing Jewish mother, played by Mercedes Ruehl, comes to visit, he realizes something else is missing in his life: respect. Harvey Fierstein’s comedy drama was first produced in 1982 on Broadway, where it won the Tony Award for Best Play.

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

Head Over Heels

(Previews began June 23, 2018, opened July 26, 2018)

(2 hrs 10 mins)

Scandal, sexual awakening, mistaken identities, jealous lovers and self-discovery: Nothing is what it seems when posh meets punk in the new musical romp that rocks to hit songs from The Go-Go’s songbook. “We Got the Beat,” “Get Up and Go,” “Vacation,” “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “Lust to Love,” among others, help tell the story of an Elizabethan royal family out to save its kingdom (and its beat) from a prophecy of doom. As the song says, “Heaven is a Place on Earth.”

Hill Country Live

A showcase for American roots music is located within a Texas barbecue restaurant. Times/prices vary.

India Pale Ale

(Previews began Oct. 2, 2018, opened Oct. 23, 2018, closes Nov. 18, 2018)

In Jaclyn Backhaus’ world-premiere comedy drama, generations clash in a Punjabi community in a small Wisconsin town when the strong-willed daughter of a traditional family announces she is moving away to open a bar.

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