The co-hosts of this live Mon-Fri daytime chat show—Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace—are never at a loss for words or stuck for an opinion about anything and everything. Celebrity guests enliven the proceedings. Ticket requests to join the audience must be made online. For day-of-show standby tickets, guests are invited to join the queue at the studio at 9:30 a.m. and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability once ticketholders have been seated. Free.
The outspoken former DJ dishes out celebrity gossip and interviews famous personalities. Advance tickets are available online for live tapings Mon-Wed at 10 a.m. and Thurs at 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. When available, standby tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the studio no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of the show. Free.
(Previews begin Oct. 12, 2019, opens Nov. 7, 2019)
(2 hrs 45 mins)
The story of the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll who broke and rewrote every rule in the book—defying age, gender and race along the way—is told through the music that made her an international sensation.
Schedule: M-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm
Beginning Oct. 28, 2019: M-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm
Beginning Nov. 12, 2019: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F & Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm
Day-of-performance discount tickets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows may be purchased by credit card or cash at the four permanent TKTS booths in Times Square (Father Duffy Square), in Lower Manhattan (South Street Seaport, corner of Front & John sts.) and in Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium (61 W. 62nd St., btw Broadway & Columbus Ave.). Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent. The service charge of $4.50 per ticket helps support other TDF (Theatre Development Fund) services and programs.
(Previews began Nov. 1, 2018, opened Dec. 13, 2018, tickets on sale thru Nov. 1, 2019)
(2 hrs 35 mins)
Aaron Sorkin has adapted Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for the stage. Jeff Daniels stars as Atticus Finch.
Schedule: M-Tu, Th-F 8 pm, W 1 & 7 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb host NBC’s morning lifestyle and news program Mon-Fri 7-11 a.m., with most of the activity on the outdoor plaza occurring between 7 and 9 a.m., rain or shine. The show also broadcasts live on Sat 7-9 a.m. and Sun 8-9 a.m.with anchors Lester Holt and Erica Hill. Guests are asked to arrive early to take a spot near W. 49th St. and to dress to be noticed on camera. No tickets necessary. Free.
(June 7, 2020)
The 2019–2020 Broadway season culminates in the 74th annual gala awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall, during which achievements in acting, writing, direction, sets, costumes, lighting and more are honored. The show is broadcast live on CBS-TV (local Channel 2) 8–11 pm.
To qualify for a 2020 Tony Award, a play or musical must open on or before April 23, 2020. Nominations are announced on April 28, 2020.
(Previews began March 29, 2019, opened April 23, 2019)
(2 hrs 35 mins)
Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but difficult to work with and impossible to employ. When he changes his name and dresses up as Dorothy Michaels, he lands a dream role and is ready to fall in love. The new musical comedy, based on the 1982 movie of the same name, features music and lyrics by David Yazbek, 2018 Tony Award-winning composer of “The Band’s Visit.”
The two trapeze school locations offer a number of classes for beginner and advanced fliers include flying trapeze, silks, static trapeze, trampoline, lyra, balancing and acrobatics and Spanish web. Online advanced registration is required, and new students pay a $22 fee on top of class price. Outdoor Lower Manhattan facility open May-Oct.