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


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.

Saturday Night Live

NBC’s late-night variety show, hosted by a different celebrity every week, features skits, sketches and spoofs of pop culture. Top pop and rock artists provide the musical interludes. A competitive ticket lottery, conducted via email, is held several months before the start of a new season of shows; go online for details. Standby tickets for either the 8 p.m. dress rehearsal or 11:30 p.m. live performance are distributed under the NBC Studios marquee (W. 48th St. side of 30 Rockefeller Plz.) at 7 a.m. on taping days.

Sea Wall / A Life

(Previews begin July 26, 2019, opens Aug. 8, 2019, closes Sept. 29, 2019)

The double bill by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne, respectively, stars two of today’s in-demand stage and screen actors. Tom Sturridge performs Stephens’ “Sea Wall,” a dramatic monologue about love and the human need to know the unknown. Jake Gyllenhaal takes center stage in Payne’s solo piece, “A Life,” a meditation on how sons become fathers and the transformative power of love.

Schedule: M-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm

Shakespeare in the Park

Every summer, beginning in late-May and ending in mid-August, The Public Theater presents two Shakespeare productions, staged outdoors and under the stars in Central Park.

May 21-June 23, 2019: “Much Ado About Nothing”

July 16-Aug. 11, 2019: “Coriolanus”

M-Sa 8 pm


Harlem's old-school jazz club has been jiving since 1942. Everyone from Lionel Hampton to Pearl Bailey to Grady Tate to Ruth Brown performed here.

Live entertainment: W-Sa

No music charge, but two-drink minimum per person per set.


Patrons groove to several live bands nightly at Harlem’s world music bar.

Nightly 4 pm-4 am

Signature Theatre

The Signature Theatre Company presents new plays and revivals in its permanent home, a state-of-the-art, Frank Gehry-designed multistage venue.

April 23-May 26, 2019: “Curse of the Starving Class” by Sam Shepard

April 30-June 9, 2019: “Octet” by Dave Malloy

Schedules vary

Tickets: $30-$95

Slave Play

(Previews begin Sept. 10, 2019, opens Oct. 6, 2019, tickets on sale through Jan. 5, 2020)

(2 hrs, no intermission)

Jeremy O. Harris’ explosive play, set in the Old South on the MacGregor Plantation, explores race, sex and power. The play contains nudity, sexual content, sexual violence and racially violent language, and is recommended for ages 17 and over.

Schedule: M-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm

Beginning Oct. 8, 2019: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F & Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $39-$159

Sleep No More

(up to 3 hrs) In this immersive, interactive theater piece, mask-wearing audiences wander at will and at their own pace through a 100,000-square-foot environment—an abandoned 1930s luxury hotel—eavesdropping on scenes and characters that conjure up Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”

Schedule: Entry times M-Th 7-8 pm, F 7:30-8:30 pm, Sa 5-6 pm and 9-10 pm, Su 3-4 pm and 7-8 pm

Tickets: vary


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