Entertainment

The Green Room 42

The 120-seat, purple-hued music club features a 21-foot stage, grand piano and a cool lineup of singer/songwriters performing Broadway classics, contemporary and original material. Small plates and cocktails served.

April 17: Steven Brinberg is “Simply Streisand”

April 19-20: Magician Matt Roberts

April 26: Spencer Day

April 28: Eva Noblezada

May 4: Frances Ruffelle

May 6: Eva Noblezada

May 11: Milly Shapiro

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

(1 hr 45 mins)

Audiences (21+) drink their way through the 10,000-year history—and science—of alcoholic beverages, tutored by a knowledgeable bartender, who is also an engaging storyteller and amusing entertainer. Music accompanies the imbibing and revelry.

Schedule: M, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 5 & 8 pm

Tickets: $85 (includes three cocktails)

The Lion King

(Previews began Oct. 15, 1997, opened Nov. 13, 1997)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Theatergoers sing along at the runaway hit stage version of Disney’s beloved animated movie, enjoying such songs by multiple Grammy winner Elton John as “Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata,” as well as spectacular masks and dazzling puppets.

Schedule: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6:30 pm (Schedule can vary; consult show’s website for up-to-date schedule)

Tickets: $89-$189

The Lively

Live bands take to the stage and DJs spin in the 3,000-square-foot vaulted and brick-walled underground club, accessorized with murals and curated photos by father-son New York artists, Futura and 13th Witness. This is a no-velvet-ropes club, and dancing is encouraged to house, hip-hop, punk/rock and electronic.

Hours: W-Sa 5 pm-4 am (live music 5-10 pm, DJ sets 10 pm-4 am)

Happy hour: Daily 5-9 pm

 

The Paris

First-run foreign and independent films screen at this luxurious single-screen Midtown art house, next door to Bergdorf Goodman department store and across the street from The Plaza Hotel. Times/prices vary.

The Phantom of the Opera

(Previews began Jan. 9, 1988, opened Jan. 26, 1988)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Broadway’s longest-running musical, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux and featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the tragic story of a disfigured composer who falls in love with a young soprano, whisking her away to his mysterious chambers beneath the Paris Opera House.

Schedule: M 8 pm, Tu 7 pm, W-Sa 8 pm, Th & Sa 2 pm

Tickets: $29-$155

The Play That Goes Wrong

(Previews began Feb. 11, 2019, opened Feb. 20, 2019)

(2 hrs)

Everything that could possibly go wrong does when a college drama society puts on a 1920s murder mystery.

After nearly two years and just under 800 performances on Broadway, the hit comedy from London has moved from the Great White Way to Off-Broadway for an extended run.

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

Tickets: $95

The Prom

(Previews began Oct. 23, 2018, opened Nov. 15, 2018)

(2 hrs 15 mins)

A small-town Indiana high schooler wants to take her girlfriend to the prom, but can’t. When five far-from-publicity-shy Broadway bigwigs (four actors and a press agent) hear of her plight, they come to her rescue in the name of love—and publicity—in the new musical comedy.

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

Beginning Nov. 20, 2018: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $59-$179

The Rachael Ray Show

The celebrity chef, best known for her 30-minute meals, hosts this daytime talk show, which includes interviews, musical performances, human-interest stories, tips for parenting, shopping, travel and more, and, of course, recipes galore. Advance tickets are available online only. Tapings are typically Tues-Thurs for shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (arrival times 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.). Days and times subject to change. Free.

The Secret Life of Bees

(Performances began May 12, 2019, opens June 13, 2019, closes July 14, 2019)

Based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd, the new musical features a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and music by Tony and Grammy winner Duncan Sheik.

Schedule: Tu 7 pm, W-Sa 8 pm, Sa & Su 2 pm (Additional performances May 12, 19, June 2, 9 & 6 at 7 pm; May 13 & July 1 at 7 pm, June 19 & 26 at 2 pm)

Tickets begin at $85

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