Entertainment

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

(Previews began March 16, 2018, opened April 22, 2018)

(Part One, 2 hrs 40 mins; Part Two, 2 hrs 35 mins)

Harry Potter is all grown-up in this eighth story in the Harry Potter series, the first to be presented onstage. Harry is now married, the father of three school-age children and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. Life has never been easy for Harry as he continues to struggle with his past. His youngest son, too, faces difficulties as he bears the burden of a formidable family legacy not of his choosing. Together, father and son face their demons.

Hill Country Live

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

Hillary and Clinton

(Previews began March 16, 2019, opens April 18, 2019, tickets on sale thru July 21, 2019)

Two-time Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf stars as a former first lady whose bid to become president of the United States in 2008 is in serious trouble. Her husband, a former president, played by two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow, has a solution, but it doesn’t agree with that of his wife’s campaign manager. Lucas Hnath’s timely comedy explores both politics and the politics of a marriage in crisis.

Schedule: March 16, 2019, at 8 pm, March 17, 2019, at 2 & 7 pm

Ink

(Previews begin April 2, 2019, opens April 24, 2019, tickets on sale thru June 9, 2019)

In 1969 London, Rupert Murdoch bought The Sun, a struggling newspaper, and turned it into Fleet Street’s must-read sensation. James Graham’s play, based on real events and a success in London’s West End, tells how Murdoch did it. Repeating their acclaimed performances from the London production are Olivier Award winners Bertie Carvel as Murdoch and Jonny Lee Miller as Larry Lamb, a rogue editor.  

Schedule: Varies

Tickets: $79-$149

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:

Feb. 21-24: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Feb. 28-March 3: Alfredo Rodriguez/Pedrito Martinez Duo

March 5-10: Ravi Coltrane

March 14-16: René Marie

March 21-24: Jimmy Greene Quintet

March 29-31: Avishai Cohen Quartet

Joe’s Pub

This performance space in the Public Theater boasts eclectic entertainment.

Feb. 21-23: The Losers Lounge Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Feb. 27: Vincent D’Onofrio and Dana Lyn: “Slim Bone Head Volt”

March 5-6, 13-17: Justin Vivian Bond: Under the Influence

March 11: The Skivvies

March 14-16, 18, 20-24, 26-30: “Anything That Gives Off Light”

April 4-6: The Losers Lounge: The Music of Queen

April 14: Betty

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