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.
(Dec. 13-15, 2019)
In this version of the Tchaikovsky ballet, performed by Dances Patrelle, the setting has been transported to New York City in 1895. Set pieces include a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, home of the city’s mayor; dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden; and ice skating in Central Park.
Schedule: Th-F 7 pm, Sa 2 & 7 pm, Su noon & 5 pm
(Previews begin Oct. 12, 2019, opened 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-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.
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.