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Showmans

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.

Shrine

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.

Oct. 23-Dec. 2, 2018: “Thom Pain (based on nothing)” by Will Eno, starring Michael C. Hall

Nov. 19-Jan. 6, 2019: “Fabulation, or The Re-education of Undine” by Lynn Nottage

Jan. 29-March 3, 2019: “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” by Lynn Nottage

Feb. 5-March 17, 2019: “Boesman and Lena” by Athol Fugard

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-Sa 7-8 pm and 11 pm-midnight, Su 7-8 pm

Tickets: Standard: $85-$125, Maximilian’s List: $130-$170

Smalls

This tiny jazz club offers at least three live acts nightly.

Sets: Nightly 7:30 pm, 10:30 pm & 1 am (times can vary)

SPiN New York

This 13,000-square-foot table tennis club is backed by actress Susan Sarandon and features a lounge, pro shop, bar, restaurant and private room. Visitors can sign up for private and group lessons with internationally known coaches and players.

Hours: M-Tu 11 am-midnight, W 11 am-1 am, Th-Sa 11 am-2 am, Su 11 am-10 pm

Cost: Before 5 pm: $19 for 30 mins; after 5 pm: $29 for 30 mins

Springsteen on Broadway

(Tickets on sale thru Dec. 15, 2018)

(2 hrs, no intermission)

“The Boss” makes his Broadway debut in a solo acoustic show.

“My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music,” Springsteen says. “Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value.”

Schedule varies

Tickets: $75-$850

Stomp

(1 hr 40 mins)

In a dazzling percussive performance, the eight-member cast conjures rhythm out of brooms, dustbins, hubcaps and more.

Schedule: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 3 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 5:30 pm

Tickets: $48-$88

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

(Previews began March 28, 2018, opened April 23, 2018, closes Dec. 30, 2018)

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermission)

Donna Summer owned the airwaves and the disco dance floor in the 1970s. This biomusical includes more than 20 of the hit songs (“Love to Love You, Baby,” “Bad Girls,” “Hot Stuff”) that made her an international star as well as the hitherto untold backstory of her life. Three actresses play the legendary performer at various stages of her career: Storm Lever as “Duckling Donna,” Ariana DeBose as “Disco Donna” and Tony Award winner LaChanze as “Diva Donna.”

Terminal 5

The largest Midtown music venue to open in more than a decade welcomes a mix of musicians. Times/prices vary.

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