Sleek furnishings, low lighting and talented performers define this intimate club that also boasts a stunning stage backdrop: the glittering Manhattan skyline. Highlights:
Sets: 7:30 & 9:30 pm, late-night sessions Tu-Sa 11:30 pm
Cover charge: $20-$45, $10 minimum per person
Dinner served nightly
(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)
Join the Drunk Shakespeare Society, a drinking club with a Shakespeare problem, as one of its inebriated members (stoked on five whiskeys to start with) retells a Shakespearean play. Anything can happen and no performance is the same in this interactive laugh fest. Audiences must be 21+.
Schedule: M & Th 7:30 pm, W 8 pm, F & Sa 8 & 10 pm
(Jan. 9, 2020-March 8, 2020)
The new musical is an ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes represented by emojis who are faced with a software update that threatens life as they know it. Under duress, a smiley face who’s depressed and a princess who doesn’t want a prince, among others, find out who and what really matter.
Schedule: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm
Michael Feinstein, leading voice of American Popular Song, has joined forces with 54 Below, the Theater District’s subterranean nightclub, restaurant and cocktail lounge underneath the former Studio 54 disco. Up to three shows nightly, featuring iconic and rising Broadway and popular music stars. Highlights:
Aug. 27, 29-31: Shoshana Bean
Sept. 10-14: Krysta Rodriguez
Sept. 18-21: Jason Danieley
Sept. 26-28: Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch
(Previews began Feb. 11, 2019, opened Feb. 21, 2019, closes Jan. 5, 2020)
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) presents the American premiere of the Yiddish language adaptation of the 1965 Tony Award-winning musical about dairyman Tevye, his family and their traditional community in pre-revolutionary Russia. Joel Grey directs.
Performed in Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles.
Schedule: W 7 pm, Th 1 & 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6 pm
A nonprofit cinema since 1970, this intimate, three-screen venue hosts New York City premieres of American independent and foreign art films, as well as international and domestic film classics, thematic festivals and directors' retrospectives. Schedule/ times vary. $13. Film Forum patrons receive varying deals at neighborhood restaurants when they show their ticket stubs; participating restaurants include Bar Veloce, Bistro Arbor (directly across the street from the theater), Clarkson, Do Hwa and others—details online.
International and independent films are shown regularly in this renowned movie complex, which includes the single-screen Walter Reade Theater and the three-screen Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The Society also hosts special events and programming, as well as the annual New York Film Festival and the New Directors/New Films series, which celebrates emerging cinematic artists. Times/prices vary.