Entertainment

Village Vanguard

Since 1935, this intimate Village stalwart has been one of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Highlights:

May 14-19: Ben Wendel

May 21-26: Joe Lovano

May 28-June 2: Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet

June 4-9: Renee Rosnes Quartet

June 11-16: Peter Bernstein Quartet

June 18-23: Brad Mehldau Quintet

June 25-29: Ethan Iverson

July 2-7: Linda May Han Oh

Waitress

(Opened April 24, 2016, closes Jan. 5, 2020)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Sara Bareilles wrote the score for the musical about a waitress with an exceptional talent for baking who longs to escape her small town and abusive marriage. Will she find the rewcipe for happiness?

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

Beginning Sept. 2, 2019: M, Tu & Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Tickets: Vary

What the Constitution Means to Me

(Previews began March 14, 2019, opened March 31, 2019, closes Aug. 24, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Author and performer Heidi Schreck paid for her college education by traveling across the United States winning Constitutional debate competitions. In her new play, Schreck reimagines her 15-year-old self, as she traces the relationship between four generations of women in her own family and the founding document, the Constitution, which dictated their rights and citizenship. 

Wicked

(Previews began Oct. 8, 2003, opened Oct. 30, 2003)

(2 hrs 45 mins)

Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, this hit musical—a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”—imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named Elphaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West.

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

Tickets: $82-$157

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