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

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


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

Nov. 13-17: Joe Lovano Nonet

Nov. 20-24: Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio

Nov. 27-Dec. 1: Curtis Stigers

Dec. 4-8: Pharoah Sanders

Dec. 11-15: Stacey Kent

Dec. 18-25: Freddy Cole Quartet

Dec. 26-31: The Birdland Big Band with vocalist Veronica Swift

Jan. 2-5: Kurt Elling

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.


Nov. 27: Rex Reed

Nov. 28-29: Sharon McNight

Dec. 4: Steven Brinberg as Simply Barbra in “Simply Barbra Merry Hannukah/Happy Christmas Show”

Dec. 5-8: The Jive Aces

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:

Nov. 13-18: Bob James Trio

Nov. 19-25: Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars

Nov. 27-Dec. 2: John Scofield Quartet

Dec. 4-9: Arturo Sandoval

Dec. 10-Jan. 6: Chris Botti: 14th Annual Holiday Residency

Jan. 10-13: Jimmy Heath Big Band

Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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.

Broadway Plus VIP Services

Among the services offered are meet-and-greet packages for some of Broadway and Off-Broadway’s hit shows. Custom packages can be designed to include walk-on roles, performing workshops for all ages and behind-the-scenes tours. Log on to broadwayplus.com for further information and to make reservations.


(Jan. 11-13, 2019)

The three-day jamboree/convention/expo for fans of Broadway plays and musicals includes performances, panels, workshops, interviews, meet-and-greets and more.

Confirmed guests include Alex Brightman, Danny Burstein, Joe Iconis, Caitlin Kinnunen and hundreds more actors, producers, authors, songwriters and up-and-coming talents.

Tickets: $80 day pass, $195 three-day pass


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