Bird watching once conjured up images of tramping around in tweeds and breaking for tea and crumpets, but birding is surprisingly popular for a sport that became fashionable in Victorian England. In the late 1980s it was estimated more than 61 million people in North America regularly spent...
Have you ever stared longingly at the Brooklyn Bridge and thought, I wish I could climb that? Brooklyn Boulders, an 18,000-square-foot refuge for the urban climber located near the Gowanus, is happy to give you a shot. In addition to providing massive synthetic boulders, 360-degree climbing...
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...
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...
The sensuous Smoke Jazz space is enlivened weekly by one of the best in-house acts in town: the Smoke Big Band, a reliable troupe with their own exuberant takes on Basie, Ellington, and more. Dine in with style.
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...
Longacre Theatre :
7:00 p.m. every Tue., Sun.; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.; 2:00 p.m. every Sat.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.
Some years ago, composer/lyricist Michael Weiner asked an actress out on a date. She declined (though she later married him) and from this a Broadway musical was born. Weiner has teamed with colleague Alan Zachary and writer Austin Winsberg for this show about all that can go wrong—and...
Helen Hayes Theatre :
7:00 p.m. every Tue.; 8:00 p.m. every Mon., Thu., Fri., Sat.; 2:00 p.m. every Sat.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.; 7:30 p.m. every Sun.
Rock of Ages, the celebrated hymn based on First Corinthians, will not appear in this Broadway musical. Instead expect the hits of Foreigner, Styx, Pat Benatar, and Journey. The nominal plot centers on a romance conducted in the unsalubrious environs of the Sunset Strip circa 1987.