Entertainment

Be More Chill

(Previews began Feb. 13, 2019, opened March 10, 2019)

(2 hrs 20 mins)

The coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age musical, based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, is the story of Jeremy Heere, a high-school kid from New Jersey who, though he longs to be popular, also wants to remain true to himself. Music and lyrics are by Joe Iconis, and the book is by Joe Tracz.

Schedule: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7:30 pm (No performance March 10 at 2 pm; additional performance March 6 at 2 pm)

Be More Chill

(Previews began July 26, 2018, opened Aug. 9, 2018, closes Sept. 30, 2018)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

The new coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age musical, based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, is the story of Jeremy Heere, an average high-school kid from New Jersey who, though he longs to be popular, also wants to remain true to himself. Music and lyrics are by Joe Iconis, and the book is by Joe Tracz.

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

Tickets: $80-$160

Beacon Theatre

A classic Upper West Side theater has been revamped to house pop-music concerts and other acts. Highlights:

Feb. 23: moe.

Feb. 25-27: John Mellencamp

Feb. 28: Joan Manuel Serrat

March 2: Citizen Cope

March 3: Patton Oswalt

March 8: Little Feat

March 9: The Monkees Present “The Mike and Micky Show”

March 12-13: James Bay

March 14-15: Jerry Seinfeld

Beautiful–The Carole King Musical

(Previews began Nov. 21, 203, opened Jan. 12, 2014)

(2 hrs 20 mins)

The hit musical traces the rise of the singer/songwriter, from her early days as Carole Klein, an aspiring composer from Brooklyn, to her international success as Carole King, chart-topping sensation.

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

Tickets: $69-$169

Beetlejuice

(Previews begin March 28, 2019, opens April 25, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the new musical based on the popular 1988 film,  a recently deceased couple haunt their former home. When an obnoxious family buys the house, they do everything they can to scare them away, including enlisting the help of a demented, rambunctious spirit named Beetlejuice.

M-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm

Beginning April 30, 2019: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $79-$179

Birdland

“The jazz corner of the world” is how Charlie Parker described this club. Highlights:

Feb. 19-23: Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Greg Osby

Feb. 26-March 2: Cyrille Aimee: A Sondheim Adventure

March 5-9: Karrin Allyson

March 12-16: Vincent Herring: History of Jazz

March 19-23: Patricia Barber

March 26-30: New York Voices

April 2-6: Benny Green

April 9-13: James Carter Organ Trio

Birdland Theater

The new, 100-seat performance space below Birdland Jazz Club offers a varied entertainment program, including cabaret, jazz, dance, burlesque, comedy and performances by Broadway stars and limited-run Off-Broadway productions.

Highlights:

Feb. 20-23: Jessica Molaskey with the John Pizzarelli Trio

March 1-2: KT Sullivan

March 5-9: Nellie McKay

March 13-16: Pete Malinverni Trio: On the Town (The Music of Leonard Bernstein)

Blue Man Group

(1 hr 45 mins, no intermission)

Now in its 25th year (opening night was Nov. 17, 1991), the show features a trio of bald blue life-forms utilizing high-energy music, props, splatters of paint, comedy and pantomime as it stretches the limits of performance art.

Schedule: M-Tu 7 pm, W-F 8 pm, Sa-Su 2, 5 & 8 pm (schedule can vary)

Tickets: $59.55-$109.55 (prices subject to change)

 

Blue Note Jazz Club

The best and brightest jazz luminaries perform here. Highlights:

Feb. 19-24: David Sanborn

March 5-10: Spyro Gyra

March 14-17: Charles Tolliver 50th Anniversary Paper Man

March 21-24: Sadao Watanabe Quartet

March 28-31: Bobby McFerrin & Gimme5

April 2-7: Joshua Redman Quartet

April 11-14: Arturo Sandoval

April 18-21: Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective

Bowery Ballroom

Host to indie and alternative bands, this 575-capacity Beaux Arts theater has a subterranean bar and is known for its acoustics. Times/prices vary.

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