Entertainment

The Lion King

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Theatergoers sing along at the runaway hit stage version of Disney’s beloved animated movie, enjoying such songs by multiple Grammy winner Elton John as “Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata,” as well as spectacular masks and dazzling puppets.

Schedule: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6:30 pm (Schedule can vary; consult show’s website for up-to-date schedule)

Tickets: $89-$189

The Lively

Live bands take to the stage and DJs spin in the 3,000-square-foot vaulted and brick-walled underground club, accessorized with murals and curated photos by father-son New York artists, Futura and 13th Witness. This is a no-velvet-ropes club, and dancing is encouraged to house, hip-hop, punk/rock and electronic.

Hours: W-Sa 5 pm-4 am (live music 5-10 pm, DJ sets 10 pm-4 am)

Happy hour: Daily 5-9 pm

 

The Nap

(Previews began Sept. 5, 2018, opened Sept. 27, 2018, tickets on sale thru Nov. 11, 2018)

(2 hrs 15 mins)

In America, it’s called pool; in Britain, it’s snooker. Dylan Spokes is a promising young man with a cue, and in Richard Bean’s new comedy thriller he enters the World Championship tournament, where he meets a colorful cast of grifters and is encouraged to fix a frame. Will he make a foul?  

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

Beginning Sept. 25, 2018: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-Sa 8 pm, W, Sa & Su 2 pm

Tickets: $79-$149

The New One

(Previews begin Oct. 25, 2018, opens Nov. 11, 2018, closes Jan. 20, 2019)

(1 hr 25 mins, no intermission)

The Other Josh Cohen

(Previews begin Oct. 26, 2018, opens Nov. 12, 2018, closes Feb. 24, 2019)

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermission)

Single and broke, Josh Cohen is on a downward spiral when a mysterious envelope arrives and changes his luck for the better. Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster (brother of Sutton Foster) directs the musical comedy.

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

Tickets: $59-$110

The Paris

First-run foreign and independent films screen at this luxurious single-screen Midtown art house, next door to Bergdorf Goodman department store and across the street from The Plaza Hotel. Times/prices vary.

The Phantom of the Opera

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Broadway’s longest-running musical, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux and featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the tragic story of a disfigured composer who falls in love with a young soprano, whisking her away to his mysterious chambers beneath the Paris Opera House.

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

Tickets: $29-$155

The Play That Goes Wrong

(Closes Jan. 6, 2019)

(2 hrs)

Everything that could possibly go wrong does when the Cornley University Drama Society puts on a 1920s murder mystery. The physical comedy hit from the Mischief Theatre has been playing in London’s West End for four years and counting. 

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

Tickets: $30-$139

Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play

The Prom

(Previews begin Oct. 23, 2018, opens 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 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-$159

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.

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