Entertainment

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 Sheen Center

The Catholic Archdiocese of New York's new cultural center is named after the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, whose TV and radio programs in the 1950s and 1960s attracted millions of viewers and listeners. The center for thought and culture casts a wide net and features an eclectic lineup of the performing and visual arts, symposia, lectures and exhibits in its state-of-the-art facility. Programs range from art and comedy to religion and politics to movies and classical music.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

After several decades in Los Angeles, The Tonight Show is back in NYC, with Jimmy Fallon as host. Tickets to the live taping are complimentary and must be reserved online. For further information, call the hotline Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 212.664.3056.

The Town Hall

“The People's Concert Hall” boasts an eclectic lineup of performers. Highlights:

Nov. 13: Jim James

Nov. 14: Boz Scaggs

Nov. 19: A Drag Queen Christmas

Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22: “Live From Here” with Chris Thile

Dec. 4: Lindsey Buckingham

Dec. 11: Taylor Mac’s “Holiday Sauce”

Dec. 12: Esperanza Spalding

Dec. 16: “Noel Nights,” with Rufus and Martha Wainwright and family and friends

The Triad

The Upper West Side theater and club features a variety of singers and comedians, with several shows nightly.

The View

The co-hosts of this live Mon-Fri daytime chat show—Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace—are never at a loss for words or stuck for an opinion about anything and everything. Celebrity guests enliven the proceedings. Ticket requests to join the audience must be made online. For day-of-show standby tickets, guests are invited to join the queue at the studio at 9:30 a.m. and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability once ticketholders have been seated. Free.

The Waverly Gallery

(Previews began Sept. 25, 2018, opened Oct. 25, 2018, tickets on sale thru Jan. 27, 2019)

(2 hrs 15 mins)

Gladys is a feisty social activist, old-school liberal and longtime art gallery owner in Greenwich Village, whose grip on her independence loosens as she succumbs to Alzheimer’s disease. Elaine May, Joan Allen, Lucas Hedges and Michael Cera star in Kenneth Lonergan’s memory play about a family in crisis. 

Schedule: M-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm

Beginning Oct. 9, 2018: Tu-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

The Wendy Williams Show

The outspoken former DJ dishes out celebrity gossip and interviews famous personalities. Advance tickets are available online for live tapings Mon-Wed at 10 a.m. and Thurs at 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. When available, standby tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the studio no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of the show. Free.

The Yorkville Nutcracker

(Dec. 6-9, 2018)

In this version of the Tchaikovsky ballet, performed by Dances Patrelle, the setting has been transported to New York City in 1895. Set pieces include a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, home of the city’s mayor; dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden; and ice skating in Central Park.

Schedule: Th-F 7 pm, Sa 2 & 7 pm, Su noon & 5 pm

Tickets: $65

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