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CLOSED Once on This Island

(Previews began Nov. 9, 2017, opened Dec. 3, 2017, closes Jan. 6, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Art comes close to mirroring real life in this revival of the 1990 musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, set on an idyllic Caribbean island devastated by a great storm. A peasant girl from one side of the island falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. Will true love win out over cultural differences? 

Schedule: M 8 pm, Tu 7 pm, W 2 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm

Tickets: $69.50-$159.50

Colin Quinn: Red State, Blue State

(Previews began Jan. 5, 2019, opens Jan. 22, 2019, closes March 3, 2019)

The new one-man comedy, written by and starring Brooklyn’s Colin Quinn, takes on both sides of the political divide. Lberals, conservatives and even those sitting on the fence are all fair game as Quinn skewers the absurdities and hypocrisies of politics today.

Schedule: Tu-F 7:30 pm, Sa 2:30 & 7:30 pm, Su 2:30 & 6:30 pm

Tickets: $49-$69 (previews), $59-$79 after Jan. 21)

Come From Away

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermission)

On Sept. 11, 2001, following the terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., 38 commercial airplanes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland; when the 6,579 passengers landed, they found themselves stranded in a small town with a population half their size. How they and the town adjusted to a changed world on Sept. 12 is the basis of the upbeat musical with a book, music and lyrics by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein.

Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Ashley)

Comedy Cellar

The Greenwich Village spot is known for unexpected appearances from such famous comedians as Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle.

Several shows nightly.

Comic Strip Live

Stand-up and open-mic nights rule at this popular venue, where an 18-year-old Eddie Murphy started out.

Nightly

Times/prices vary

Daddy

(Previews begin Feb. 12, 2019, opens March 5, 2019, closes March 31, 2019)

An emerging black artist bonds with an older white art collector. But when his Christian mother decides her son is in peril, a battle of wills over the soul of the young man develops in Jeremy O. Harris’ play. Alan Cumming, Ronald Peet and Charlayne Woodard star in the world-premiere production from The New Group and Vineyard Theatre.

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

Tickets start at $85

Dan Cody’s Yacht

(Previews begin May 15, 2018, opened June 6, 2018, closes July 1, 2018)

The relationship between educational opportunity and the ability to pay for it in America today is at the heart of Anthony Giardina’s new play, set in a Boston suburb. A single schoolteacher, struggling to make ends meet, receives a surprise financial proposal from the wealthy father of one of her students that could significantly change her daughter’s future. Should she go for the opportunity, even if the means to the end are questionable?

Dear Evan Hansen

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the musical, a socially awkward high-school senior goes from outsider to cool guy when he comforts the parents of a troubled teenager who commits suicide. Although the boys didn’t know each other well, Evan, the titular hero, fabricates emails between them that idealize their friendship. But will the lie eventually undo him?

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

Tickets: $69-$199

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Distinguished Concerts International New York

The creative producing entity presents diverse programs of music performed by leading musicians, the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers.

Oct. 8 at Carnegie Hall: The Music of Dino Constantinides

Oct. 24 at Carnegie Hall: The Rensselaer Orchestra

Nov. 11 at Carnegie Hall: The Great War: Commemorating 100 Years

Nov. 18 at Carnegie Hall: Symphony of Carols: The Works of Randol Bass and Pepper Choplin

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