Entertainment

Magnet Theater

Improv comedy shows nightly. Cover charges vary. Free introductory classes in improvisation are also offered several times a week; open to all, no experience necessary.

Mean Girls

(Previews began March 12, 2018, opened April 8, 2018, tickets on sale thru July 7, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Tina Fey has written the book for the musical, adapted from her screenplay for the 2004 movie of the same name about popularity among teenagers in an Illinois high school. Newbie Cady Heron is taken up by the school’s most elite clique, The Plastics, but is this the pink pack she really wants to hang with? Fey’s husband, Jeff Richmond, has written the music.

Schedule thru Sept. 23, 2018: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Mercury Lounge

This bar/concert hub hybrid is known as a launching pad for New York rockers who've hit it big in the past decade or so—from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Interpol to The Strokes—so those here for a show always have a chance of seeing the next big act. The 250-capacity dance floor gets loud and crowded, filled with all types of music lovers (postpunk rockers to an alternative crowd to old school rockers), but if you can't take the bass, step away from the speakers. See website for schedule of events.

Metropolitan Opera

The Met’s 2019-2020 season opens on Sept. 23, 2019, with a new production of the Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess.”

Other new productions this season are Philip Glass’ “Akhnaten,” Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck,” George Frideric Handel’s “Agrippina” and Richard Wagner’s “Die Fliegende Holländer.”

•  Operas are traditionally sung in their language of origin; Met Titles is the name of the system created by and used at the Metropolitan Opera by which English translations are projected on individual screens on seat backs. Patrons have the option of turning Met Titles on or off.

Mezzrow

Named for Milton “Mezz” Mezzrow (1899-1972), the American jazz clarinetist and proponent of New Orleans jazz, the intimate club in Greenwich Village is actually a jazz piano room and lounge.

Sets: Nightly 9 pm-midnight

Cover charge: $20

Happy hour music set: Nightly 7:30-8:45 pm, no music charge.

Monday Night Magic

Experienced magicians perform sleight of hand and other complex handiwork in a different show every week. Audience participation. Family-friendly.

Schedule: M 8 pm

Tickets: $37.50-$79.50

Mostly Mozart Festival

(July 10-Aug. 10, 2019)

New York’s longest-running music series presents music by Mozart and his contemporaries and successors, international productions of dance, theater and music, including music of today.

Highlights include The Mark Morris Dance Group (July 10-13), a New York premiere production of “The Magic Flute” (July 17-20) and Joshua Bell, violin (Aug. 6 & 7)

The Mostly Mozart Orchestra performs July 17-20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, Aug. 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

(Previews began June 28, 2019, opened July 25, 2019)

(2 hrs 35 mins)

With Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie as its starting point, the new musical spectacle celebrates truth, beauty, freedom and love in Belle Époque Paris. The greatest-hits score runs the gamut from Edith Piaf to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

Schedule: M-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm (No performance July 4, 2019; additional performance July 24, 2019 at 2 pm)

Beginning July 30, 3019: Tu & W 7 pm, Th 2 & 8 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 7 pm

Tickets: $99-$399

Murdered by the Mob

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Wise guys, goodfellas, Mafia princesses and audiences mix and mingle when they gather to meet the new Don in the interactive comedy murder mystery now in its 25th year. Bullets fly during the evening’s festivities, which include a three-course sit-down dinner and dancing.

Schedule: Select F 7:30 pm and Sa 7 pm (can vary)

Tickets: $99-$129 (includes show, dinner and dancing)

Music Hall of Williamsburg

This tri-level live music venue has three full bars, holds up to 550 guests and hosts indie rock bands regularly. Dates/times vary.

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