Entertainment

Barclays Center

Brooklyn’s state-of-the-art entertainment and sports arena is home to the 2017-2018 New York Islanders Brooklyn Nets. Visit team websites for schedules and tickets.

Aug. 30 & Sept. 1: Drake

Oct. 4-5: Bruno Mars

Oct. 7: Romeo Santos

Oct. 9: Florence & The Machine

Oct. 13: Gorillaz

Oct. 14: Phil Collins

Oct. 20: J Balvin

Oct. 26: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Bargemusic

Live chamber music is performed year-round in a 102-foot, 1899 steel barge moored on the Brooklyn side of the East River at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Performances: F 8 pm, Sa 6 & 8 pm, Su 4 pm (times can vary)

Admission: $40, $35 seniors, $20 students and children under 16 accompanied by an adult

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:

Sept. 21-22: Joan Baez

Sept. 24-26: Hozier

Sept. 28: The Gipsy Kings

Sept. 29: Celtic Thunder

Oct. 2: Simple Minds

Oct. 3: Daughtry

Oct. 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 & 13: Tedeschi Trucks Band

Oct. 14: Indigo Girls

Oct. 15: Goo Goo Dolls

Beautiful–The Carole King Musical

(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

Bernhardt/Hamlet

(Previews began Aug. 31, 2018, opens Sept. 25, 2018, closes Nov. 11, 2018)

(2 hrs 20 mins)

Janet McTeer stars in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new play about famed actress Sarah Bernhardt, who, in 1899, prepares for her most challenging role, that of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Will Bernhardt triumph or be hoist with her own petard, as the melancholy Dane would say?

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

Tickets: $49-$139

Big Apple Circus

(Oct. 20, 2018-Jan. 27, 2019)

NYC’s very own intimate one-ring circus—no seat is more than 50 feet away from the action—marks its 41st anniversary season with a new ringmaster (Stephanie Monseu); The Flying Tunizianis, a trapeze act; Spicy Circus, a trampoline act; Victor Moiseev, a horizontal juggler and more. New this year is the Hall of Wonder entrance, with preshow thrills and culinary treats.

Regular schedule (which can vary): W-F 11 am & 7 pm, Sa 11 am, 3 & 7 pm, Su noon & 4 pm

Tickets: $29-$195

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:

Sept. 19-22: Nellie McKay

Sept. 23: Amanda Green

Sept. 26-29: Miss Coco Peru

Oct. 3-6: Anita Gillette

Oct. 8-9: Randy Roberts

Oct. 17-20: Robert Fairchild with Billy Stritch

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)

 

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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