Entertainment

Burn This

(Previews begin March 15, 2019, opens April 16, 2019)

The sudden death of a gay dancer brings together two strangers—the dancer’s older brother, played by Adam Driver, and his choreographer/roommate, played by Keri Russell in her Broadway debut. A combustible sexual attraction leads to a deeper love connection in the revival of Lanford Wilson’s 1987 play, directed by Michael Mayer.

Café Carlyle

Since opening in 1955, the intimate Upper East Side cabaret has set the standard for sophisticated entertainment in an elegant setting. A Who’s Who of entertainers have spun their magic here, including such legends as Bobby Short, Elaine Stritch, Eartha Kitt and Hildegarde.

Today’s lineup continues the tradition and can run the gamut from Broadway baby Sutton Foster to folk superstar Judy Collins. Screenwriter/director Woody Allen takes a holiday from his day job and plays jazz clarinet on most Monday nights in the fall, winter and spring.

Cafe Wha?

Bands grace the stage every night at this onetime hangout of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. 

Every Tu at 9:15 pm: Funk Night

Every W-Su at 9 pm: The Cafe Wha? Band

Cover charges vary

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall’s 2018-2019 season is the venerable concert hall’s 128th. Highlights:

Dec. 16: Vienna Boys Choir

Dec. 17: Oratorio Society of New York: Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 19: Musica Sacra: Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 20: The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 21-22: The New York Pops

Dec. 24 & 28: New York String Orchestra

Jan. 12: Anat Cohen Tentet

Carolines on Broadway

Performances by some of the nation’s hottest headliners and up-and-coming comics. Highlights: 

Dec. 13-16: Jay Pharoah

Dec. 20-22: Melissa Villasenor

Dec. 23: Judy Gold

Dec. 27-30: Dave Attell

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Spectacular

Jan. 3-5: Sinbad

Jan. 10-12: Jaboukie Young-White

Jan. 18-20: Lil Rel Howery

Jan. 24-27: Deray Davis

Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring

(1 hr 30 mins)

Steve Cohen, “The Millionaires’ Magician,” dazzles audiences (adults only) with such tricks as mind reading and object levitation in a luxurious private hotel suite.

Schedule: F 7 & 9 pm, Sa 2, 7 & 9 pm

Tickets: $99-$180

Dress code: Jackets and ties for gentlemen, cocktail attire for ladies.

Audiences must be 12 years old and older

Chicago

(Previews began Oct. 23, 1996, opened Nov. 14, 1996)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the Tony Award-winning revival of the vaudeville musical—now Broadway’s longest-running American musical—two alluring jailbirds named Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly attain stardom while singing about sex and corruption.

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

Tickets: $49.50-$180

Chicago City Limits

Masters of improvisation take suggestions from the audience for an evening of interactive sketch comedy.

 

Choir Boy

(Previews began Dec. 12, 2018, opened Jan. 8, 2019, tickets on sale thru Feb. 24, 2019)

(1 hr 45 mins, no intermission)

A talented student at an all-male, all-African-American boarding school aspires to become the leader of the school’s gospel choir. But will he, as a young gay boy, achieve his ambition? Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”)  makes his Broadway playwriting debut in the Manhattan Theatre Club production.

Week of Dec. 10-16, 2018: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-Sa 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Cleopatra's Needle

Nightly live jazz and jam sessions make this Uptown venue swing.

No cover, $10 minimum per person

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