Entertainment

#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment

(Previews begin June 20, 2019, opens July 8, 2019)

(2 hrs)

The course of true love never did run smooth, especially on the internet. Robyn Lynne Norris, the show’s creator and writer, explores the world of online dating through an interactive scientific experiment in which she tracks the responses to 38 “undateable” profiles on OKCupid. The show is part improvisation, part sketch comedy.

Schedule: M, W-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm (No performance July 4, 2019; additional performance July 2, 2019, at 8 pm)

Tickets: $69-$99

 

(Le) Poisson Rouge

Founded by a group of musicians and located in the former Village Gate space, the venue boasts film, jazz, classical music, dance parties, art exhibits and more.

Every F: I Love the ’90s Show, a party with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air.

Every Sa: Back to the Eighties dance party and show with Jessie’s Girl.

Times/prices vary

55 Bar

Fast approaching its 100th birthday (it was established in 1919), this dive bar by day and club by night swings to live jazz and blues.

Sets: M-Th 7 & 10 pm, F & Sa 6 & 10 pm, Su 6 & 9:30 pm

A Christmas Carol

(Performances begin Nov. 7, 2019, opens Nov. 20, 2019, closes Jan. 5, 2020)

(2 hrs 15 mins)

Tony Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne’s new interpretaion of the Charles Dickens classic about transformation and redemption stars Campbell Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Schedule: Varies

Tickets: $69-$169

A Soldier’s Play

(Previews begin Dec. 27, 2019, opens Jan. 21, 2020, closes March 15, 2019)

In 1944, a black sergeant is murdered on an Army base in Louisiana, and a tenacious investigator must race against his white leadership to unravel the crime before they unravel him. Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is produced on Broadway for the first time by the Roundabout Theatre Company. David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood star.

Schedule: Tu-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Beginning Jan. 21, 2020: Tu 7 pm, W-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets start at $59

A Soldier’s Play

(Previews begin Dec. 27, 2019, opens Jan. 21, 2020, closes March 15, 2020)

The murder of a black sargeant on a US Army base in 1944 Louisiana launches an investigation that reveals deep-seated racial tensions and bigotry. Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, first produced Off-Broadway in 1981, now receives its first Broadway production. David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood head the cast under the direction of Kenny Leon.

Schedule: Tu-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Beginning Jan. 21, 2020: Tu 7 pm, W-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations

(Previews began Feb. 28, 2019, opens March 21, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

From the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the legendary R&B group helped set the soundtrack for the turbulent 1960s and 1970s in America. The new musical captures their unmistakable harmonies, signature dance moves and personal stories, while incorporating a hit parade of their Top 10 songs, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and more. 

Aladdin

(Previews began Feb. 26, 2014, opened March 20, 2014)

(2 hrs 20 mins)

Disney Theatrical Productions’ musical comedy is an exotic magic carpet ride, filled with romance, special effects and the Academy Award-winning songs from the 1992 animated feature.

Schedule: Tu-Th 7 pm, F & Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Beginning Aug. 26, 2019: M, W & Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6:30 pm

Tickets: $57.50-$167.50

Alamo Drafthouse

This Downtown Brooklyn movie theater has up to eight flicks rolling at a time and offers in-seat dining and drinking services throughout the entirety of any film. Theater snacks include a variety of flavored popcorns (truffle parmesan butter, Sriracha flakes,) as well as thai wings and fried pickles. A hefty drink list includes housemade frozen cocktails, boozy milkshakes, wines by the glass or bottle, large format and canned beers, and a plethora of non-alcoholic beverages. L & D (daily). $$$

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

(Dec. 4, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020)

The world-renowned dance troupe returns for its annual five-week holiday season devoted to more tahn two dozen diverse works by the world’s leading choreographer, including world premieres by Donald Byrd and Jamar Roberts, company premieres by Aszure Barton and Camille A. Brown, and new productions by Judith Jamison and Lar Lubovitch. Programs vary.

Schedule: Tu-Th 7:30 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm

Tickets start at $29

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