Entertainment

Be More Chill

(Previews began July 26, 2018, opened Aug. 9, 2018, closes Sept. 30, 2018)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

The new coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age musical, based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, is the story of Jeremy Heere, an average high-school kid from New Jersey who, though he longs to be popular, also wants to remain true to himself. Music and lyrics are by Joe Iconis, and the book is by Joe Tracz.

Schedule: Tu-F 7:30 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7:30 pm

Tickets: $80-$160

Beacon Theatre

A classic Upper West Side theater has been revamped to house pop-music concerts and other acts. Highlights:

July 23: Godsmack

July 26: The Try Guys: Legends of the Internet

July 28: Kirk Franklin: The Long Live Love Tour

July 29 & 30: Rob Thomas

Aug. 1: Herbie Hancock

Aug. 20 & 21: Mark Knopfler

Aug. 31: Dionne Warwick, Peabo Bryson and Deeneice Williams

Sept. 5: Pentagon

Beautiful–The Carole King Musical

(Previews began Nov. 21, 203, opened Jan. 12, 2014, closes Oct. 27, 2019)

(2 hrs 20 mins)

The hit musical traces the rise of the singer/songwriter, from her early days as Carole Klein, an aspiring composer from Brooklyn, to her international success as Carole King, chart-topping sensation.

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

Tickets: $69-$169

Beetlejuice

(Previews began March 28, 2019, opened April 25, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the new musical based on the popular 1988 film,  a recently deceased couple haunt their former home. When an obnoxious family buys the house, they do everything they can to scare them away, including enlisting the help of a demented, rambunctious spirit named Beetlejuice.

M-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm

Beginning April 30, 2019: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $79-$179

Betrayal

(Previews began Aug.14, 2019, opens Sept. 5, 2019, tickets on sale through Dec. 8, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox make their Broadway debuts in the revival of Harold Pinter’s play about the dissolution of a marriage and a seven-year extramarital affair, told in reverse chronological order.

Schedule: TBA

Tickets: TBA

 

Birdland

“The jazz corner of the world” is how Charlie Parker described this club. 

Every Monday: Jim Caruso’s Cast Party

Dinner served nightly

Birdland Theater

The new, 100-seat performance space below Birdland Jazz Club offers a varied entertainment program, including cabaret, jazz, dance, burlesque, comedy and performances by Broadway stars and limited-run Off-Broadway productions.

Highlights:

April 3-6: Clint Holmes: “The Jazz of Sammy Davis Jr.”

April 10-13: Aubrey Logan

April 17-20: Sheila Jordan

May 1-4: Julie Budd

May 8-11: Clint Holmes and Billy Stritch

Blue Man Group

(Opened Nov. 17, 1991)

(1 hr 45 mins, no intermission)

The show features a trio of bald blue life-forms utilizing high-energy music, props, splatters of paint, comedy and pantomime as it stretches the limits of performance art.

Schedule: varies

Tickets: Vary

 

Blue Note Jazz Club

The best and brightest jazz luminaries perform here.

Bowery Ballroom

Host to indie and alternative bands, this 575-capacity Beaux Arts theater has a subterranean bar and is known for its acoustics. Times/prices vary.

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