Entertainment

Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song

(Previews begin Oct. 9, 2018, opens Nov. 1, 2018, tickets on sale thru Feb. 24, 2018)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Michael Urie stars as Arnold Beckoff, a young gay man in New York City who wants to find happiness with a husband and a child. When his overbearing Jewish mother, played by Mercedes Ruehl, comes to visit, he realizes something else is missing in his life: respect. Harvey Fierstein’s comedy drama was first produced in 1982 on Broadway, where it won the Tony Award for Best Play.

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

Head Over Heels

(Previews began June 23, 2018, opened July 26, 2018)

(2 hrs 10 mins)

Scandal, sexual awakening, mistaken identities, jealous lovers and self-discovery: Nothing is what it seems when posh meets punk in the new musical romp that rocks to hit songs from The Go-Go’s songbook. “We Got the Beat,” “Get Up and Go,” “Vacation,” “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “Lust to Love,” among others, help tell the story of an Elizabethan royal family out to save its kingdom (and its beat) from a prophecy of doom. As the song says, “Heaven is a Place on Earth.”

Hill Country Live

A showcase for American roots music is located within a Texas barbecue restaurant. Times/prices vary.

India Pale Ale

(Previews begin Oct. 2, 2018, opens Oct. 23, 2018)

In Jaclyn Backhaus’ world-premiere comedy drama, generations clash in a Punjabi community in a small Wisconsin town when the strong-willed daughter of a traditional family announces she is moving away to open a bar.

Schedule: TBA

Tickets: TBA

Iridium Jazz Club

Big bands and jazz greats are on the schedule. A concise food menu complements an extremely elaborate wine list. Shows/dates vary.

Irving Plaza

This 1,025-capacity rock music venue frequently hosts intimate and off-the-cuff, last-second performances by major commercial artists, the likes of which have included The Ramones, Eric Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eminem. 

Jazz at Kitano

Well-known groups and soloists perform in the intimate hotel jazz club.

Sets: W-Sa 8 & 10 pm

Cover charge: $17 W-Th, $20 food and beverage minimum; $32 F-Sa, plus $20 food and beverage minimum.

M open jam 8-11:30 pm ($15 food and beverage minimum)

Tu piano solo series ($15 food and beverage minimum)

Su jazz brunch buffet noon-2:30 pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center’s state-of-the-art jazz complex in the Time Warner Center includes the Rose Theater, Appel Room, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.

The 2018–2019 season, which opens Sept. 13, 2018, is Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 31st season.

Highlights:

Sept. 3-15 in the Rose Theater: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: “Spaces” by Wynton Marsalis

Sept. 14-15 in the Appel Room: “Ella Sang the Blues,” with Brianna West

Jazz Standard

An eclectic lineup of world-class artists performing classic jazz to funk, R&B, blues and more, plus Blue Smoke restaurant’s award-winning barbecue. Every M: “Mingus Mondays” concert series. Highlights:

Aug. 23-26: Etienne Charles

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Cyrus Chestnut Trio featuring Buster Williams and Lenny White

Sept. 6-9: Steve Wilson & The Analogue Band

Sept. 13-16: Rufus Reid Quartet

Sept. 20-23: Theo Croker

Joe’s Pub

This performance space in the Public Theater boasts eclectic entertainment.

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