Shubert Theatre :
8:00 p.m. every Wed., Fri., Sat.; 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.
Take a celebrated novel about a tiny tot with telekinesis. Add a cult songwriter and a famously dark playwright. And what do you get? Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story, one of the most spiky, tender, and delightful children’s entertainments to...
Al Hirschfeld Theatre :
3:00 p.m. every Sun.; 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu.; 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Fri., Sat.
Some of us have quite enough trouble simply walking in six-inch stilettos. But to sing and dance and act in them? Really, someone should hand out honorary Tonys to the Kinky Boots cast just for trying. This new tuner draws its inspiration from a recent British film, itself based...
Ethel Barrymore Theater :
2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat. until June 15; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Fri., Sat. until June 15; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until June 15; 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu. until June 15
It’s the season of Lorraine Hansberry. The Brooklyn Museum and the New York Public Library both recently offered exhibitions on her life, and now comes a Broadway revival of her 1959 drama A Raisin in the Sun, which debuted on Broadway when she was only 28. Denzel...
59E59 Theaters :
3:30 p.m. every Sun. until April 20; 2:30 p.m. every Sat. until April 20; 8:30 p.m. every Fri. until April 20; 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until April 20
This show, which won the solo performance award at last summer’s Edinburgh Fringe, concerns a mother’s fight on behalf of a son with cerebral palsy. Jaye Griffiths performs Rahila Gupta’s monologue, a rhymed ballad about a woman’s attempts to gain an education for her son.
St. Ann's Warehouse :
8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 20; 3:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until April 20; 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 20
Based on a true story, Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet takes you back to the Theatre Royal in London in 1833, where Edmund Kean, regarded as the greatest actor of his time, has collapsed while playing Othello. The only one who can save the show? Ira Aldridge, a young black American actor...
Public Theater :
7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until April 27; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until April 27
Taking on gun violence in schools, Scott Z. Burns’s new drama, The Library, concerns a girl who struggles to explain what she saw during a deadly shooting at her high school. Said Burns in a release: “I wanted to write a play about the stories we tell each other in the face of...
Two of the town’s most sophisticated goofballs sing, play and generally throw a party not exactly like the one the pair of them toss at Birdland on Monday nights but just as much fun. They’ve got something of that old Bob Hope-Bing Crosby chemistry going for them, which ain’t...
City Center Theater :
7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until April 20; 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until April 20; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until April 20
Nina Arianda, who won a Tony in 2012 for burning up the stage as a dominatrix in Venus in Fur, returns in another racy role. In David Grimm’s Tales From Red Vienna, she stars as a young woman who loses her husband in World War I and turns to prostitution to survive. But when a man...
8:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until April 19
Has any musician ever been so comfortably inside and cosmically outside accepted jazz parameters as Anthony Braxton? Rarely played vintage compositions, new works by younger composers, and the April 17 premiere of his latest opera, Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables), comprise the former...
Somali-Canadian emcee K’Naan has fashioned quite a name for himself on the World Hip-Hop circuit with his brand of life-affirming music that takes from Mos Def and Nas as much as it does from Bob Marley, at his most uplifting, and Wyclef, at his most carnivalesque. Throw in the hippie...
The Lower East Side has certainly gone through its share of changes since James Delancey farmed there in the 1700s. East Side Stories is an annual play festival packed with works that explore the neighborhood’s history (such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire) as well as its present...
Predating Amanda Palmer, Kristeen Young’s now logged over a decade of theatrical dervish shows along with a robust, ripe-for-rediscovery catalog of albums full of weaponized piano riffs and lyrics that aren’t TMI so much as too much candor, in the best way. She’s perhaps best...
In addition to being a popular alcoholic beverage, "chicha" also signifies the psychedelic style of cumbia fermented in Peru's Amazonian rainforests during the '70s. This terrific Brooklyn combo features One Ring Zero accordion wizard Josh Camp and members of Las Rubias del Norte. They open a...
Slavic Soul Party are Eastern Europe's answer to the funk (and "Grunt") of the J.B.'s or, more recently, the Budos Band. On their recordings, and every Tuesday at Barbès, the 10-person brass ensemble pins Gypsy melodies against the sort of jazzy r&b horn collages you hear in movies...
Classic Stage Company :
3:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until June 4; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until June 4; 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until June 4
Where there’s a will, there’s a French farce just waiting to be updated by David Ives. Ives, who previously adapted Moliere, returns to Classic Stage with a version of this Jean-Francois Regnard piece that concerns an ambitious young man promised a tidy inheritance from his uncle....
Anyone can queue MP3s through Serato, some can play sets with their collection of 12-inches, but a DJ night with only 45s? Until a backward-looking Brooklyn dive attempts to throw a party where DJs have to stick to wax cylinders, no one is going to touch Bowery Electric’s Mobile Mondays,...
New World Stages :
3:00 p.m. every Sun. until September 7; 2:30 p.m. every Sat. until September 7; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 7
Well, fuck us gently with a chainsaw: Heathers: The Musical is finally coming to town after a sold-out run in Los Angeles. Laurence O’Keefe, who scored the award-winning Bat Boy: The Musical, and Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness), take on the 1988 cult classic concerning the powerful Heathers...
Booth Theatre :
7:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu.; 7:30 p.m. every Wed.; 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.
The leafy streets of Park Slope are unlikely to suffer much in the way of bomb threats, but in Eric Coble’s play, a spirited widow threatens to blow up her brownstone rather than leave it. Estelle Parsons stars as the retiree with a penchant for Molotov cocktails and Stephen Spinella as...
Lyceum Theatre :
8:00 p.m. first Fri., Sat. of every month; 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu.; 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.
Known for his highly original, wonderfully idiosyncratic style, Pulitzer finalist Will Eno received excellent reviews for his play The Realistic Joneses when it premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. Set in a small rural town, the story concerns two couples who have just become neighbors...
Las Vegas was once the go-to spot for legendary musicians looking to settle down for a residency, but it looks like MSG and Billy Joel have found a way to take that concept home to New York. After playing a New Year's Eve show at Barclays, the Bronx-born, Long Island-bred performer, who has...
Winter Garden Theater :
7:00 p.m. every Tue. until November 23; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until November 23; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 23
Ready for a fight to remember? Alex Timbers, known for his offbeat work with Les Freres Corbusier and the Tony-nominated rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, now brings his downtown sensibilities to Rocky on Broadway. Want to be ringside? Every day, a lottery for 20 Golden Circle seats...
Music Box Theatre :
2:30 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.
They’ve got magic to do, just for you. Also tumbling, contortion, acrobatics, trapeze, and silk work. In Diane Paulus’s reimagining of Stephen Schwartz’s echt-‘70s musical, young Pippin (Matthew James Thomas) wanders around a medieval French landscape that looks a lot...