Entertainment

PlayStation Theater

The 2,150-seat, 45,000-square-foot concert space, formerly known as the Best Buy Theater, has welcomed popular performers in all genres in its 10-year history (from Bon Jovi to Rihanna to Prince to Tom Jones) and hosts live music events frequently.

Pound

(Oct. 4-28, 2018)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Christopher Lloyd stars as expatriate American poet Ezra Pound, one of the 20th century’s most controverisal literary figures, in Sean O’Leary’s new play. 

Schedule: Th-Sa 8 pm, Su 2 pm

Tickets: $69

Pretty Woman: The Musical

(Previews began July 20, 2018, opened Aug. 16, 2018, closes Aug. 18, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

The romantic musical comedy, based on the 1990 movie of the same name, tells the contemporary Cinderella story of a diamond in the rough (Samantha Barks) who finds a better life in the arms of a handsome corporate raider (Olivier Award winner Andy Karl). The original score is by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.

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

Tickets: $79-$179

Puffs

(Closes Aug. 18, 2019)

(1 hr 45 mins, no intermission)

Any similarity to a fictional school for gifted-in-a-certain-way children (think: Hogwarts) is strictly intentional as Wayne, an average boy from New Mexico, and his mates (known as Puffs) study to be wizards. A young wizard with a scar on his forehead makes things challenging—and interesting.

Schedule: M, W-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday matinees are family-friendly performances for all ages.

Tickets start at $52, premium seats: $87-$97

Radio City Music Hall

The Art Deco masterpiece, which opened in 1932, was declared a New York City landmark in 1978. One of the world’s most beautiful concert halls seats 6,000 spectators. Highlights:

July 11: Churches

July 17 & 18: Lionel Richie

Aug. 15: John Fogerty: My 50 Year Trip

Aug. 27: Lenny Kravitz

Sept. 13: Lovett or Leave It

Sept. 14: Dane Cook: Tell It Like IT Is

Sept. 21: King Crimson

 

Regal Union Square Stadium 14

This Greenwich Village multiscreen theater boasts comfortable stadium seats, 3-D, digital projection, listening devices, print-at-home tickets, mobile tickets and major motion pictures. Times/prices vary.

Resorts World Casino New York City

The casino is the first of its kind in the city and features 5,000-plus slot machines and electronic table games, plus a full-service restaurant (RW Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar), a food court and complimentary nightly entertainment. Adjacent to Aqueduct Raceway.

Hours: Daily 10 am-6 am

Rock of Ages

(Previews begin June 19, 2019, opens July 2, 2019, tickets on sale thru Oct. 6, 2019)

(2 hrs 15 mins)

A small-town girl and her big-city boyfriend unite to save a Sunset Strip rock club from demolition in this hit musical that played on Broadway for six years. Rock ballads and power anthems from the 1980s propel the action and love story, including “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Don’t Stop Believin’” and more.

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

Beginning July 1, 2019: M, W-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm (No performance July 4, 2019)

Rockwood Music Hall

Local musicians shine at this no-frills club with three stages featuring several sets nightly.

Stage 1: M-F from 6 pm, Sa & Su from 3 pm

Stage 2: Nightly from 7 pm

Stage 3: Nightly from 6:30 pm

S.O.B.’s

When dancers aren’t grooving to live samba, reggae, hip-hop and Brazilian beats, they can enjoy a Latin fusion menu with items such as bistek Ipanema, feijoada and grilled ginger lime snapper in a banana leaf, plus a host of tropical cocktails.

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