Entertainment

Sea Wall / A Life

(Previews began July 26, 2019, opened Aug. 8, 2019, closes Sept. 29, 2019)

(1 hr 45 mins)

The double bill by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne, respectively, stars two of today’s in-demand stage and screen actors. Tom Sturridge performs Stephens’ “Sea Wall,” a dramatic monologue about love and the human need to know the unknown. Jake Gyllenhaal takes center stage in Payne’s solo piece, “A Life,” a meditation on how sons become fathers and the transformative power of love.

Schedule: M-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm

Showmans

Harlem's old-school jazz club has been jiving since 1942. Everyone from Lionel Hampton to Pearl Bailey to Grady Tate to Ruth Brown performed here.

Live entertainment: W-Sa

No music charge, but two-drink minimum per person per set.

Shrine

Patrons groove to several live bands nightly at Harlem’s world music bar.

Nightly 4 pm-4 am

Slave Play

(Previews begin Sept. 10, 2019, opens Oct. 6, 2019, tickets on sale through Jan. 5, 2020)

(2 hrs, no intermission)

Jeremy O. Harris’ explosive play, set in the Old South on the MacGregor Plantation, explores race, sex and power. The play contains nudity, sexual content, sexual violence and racially violent language, and is recommended for ages 17 and over.

Schedule: M-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm

Beginning Oct. 8, 2019: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F & Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $39-$159

Sleep No More

(up to 3 hrs) In this immersive, interactive theater piece, mask-wearing audiences wander at will and at their own pace through a 100,000-square-foot environment—an abandoned 1930s luxury hotel—eavesdropping on scenes and characters that conjure up Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”

Schedule: Entry times M-Th 7-8 pm, F 7:30-8:30 pm, Sa 5-6 pm and 9-10 pm, Su 3-4 pm and 7-8 pm

Tickets: vary

Smalls

This tiny jazz club offers at least three live acts nightly.

Sets: Nightly 7:30 pm, 10:30 pm & 1 am (times can vary)

SPiN New York

This 13,000-square-foot table tennis club is backed by actress Susan Sarandon and features a lounge, pro shop, bar, restaurant and private room. Visitors can sign up for private and group lessons with internationally known coaches and players.

Hours: M-Tu 11 am-midnight, W 11 am-1 am, Th-Sa 11 am-2 am, Su 11 am-10 pm

Cost: Before 5 pm: $19 for 30 mins; after 5 pm: $29 for 30 mins

Stomp

(1 hr 45 mins, no intermission)

In a dazzling percussive performance, the eight-member cast conjures rhythm out of brooms, dustbins, hubcaps and more.

Schedule: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 3 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 5:30 pm

Tickets: $48-$88

Terminal 5

The largest Midtown music venue to open in more than a decade welcomes a mix of musicians. Times/prices vary.

Terra Blues

This laid-back, second-floor joint hosts locally and nationally known blues acts nightly, as well as acoustic sets (solo guitar and vocals).

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