Entertainment

King Kong

(Previews began Oct. 5, 2018, opened Nov. 8, 2018)

(2 hrs 15 mins)

Beauty tames the beast when a maverick filmmaker, a young actress and the legendary 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound gorilla come home to New York in the new musical, based on the 1932 novel by Merian C. Cooper.

Schedule: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm (No performances Oct. 16 & 23; additional performances Oct. 31 & Nov. 7 at 2 pm, Nov. 5 at 8 pm)

Beginning Nov. 13, 2018: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $69-$175

King Lear

(Previews began Feb. 28, 2019, opened April 4, 2019, closes July 7, 2019)

(3 hrs 30 mins)

Two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson stars in the title role of a new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Co-starring are Ruth Wilson, Elizabeth Marvel and Jayne Houdyshell. Sam Gold directs.

Schedule: M-F 7 pm, Sa 1 & 7 pm

Beginning April 9, 2019: Tu-Sa 7 pm, W & Sa 1 pm, Su 2 pm

Tickets: $39-$129

Kiss Me, Kate

(Previews began Feb. 14, 2019, opened March 14, 2019, closes June 30, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Audiences brush up their Shakespeare in the new Roundabout Theatre Company production of the Cole Porter musical comedy starring Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase as an embattled husband-and-wife acting team appearing in “The Taming of the Shrew,” a show that not surprisingly mirrors their offstage antics. The Porter score includes such classic tunes as “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” “Always True to You (in My Fashion)” and “Why Can’t You Behave,” among others.

Knickerbocker Bar & Grill

Top jazz musicians perform at this comfy steak house and bar, a Greenwich Village staple since 1977.

Knitting Factory

The multilevel music club features a wide-ranging mix of performances. Times/prices vary.

Landmark's Sunshine Cinema

A former Yiddish vaudeville theater, movie palace and latterly a hardware warehouse, the 1898 Lower East Side building has been converted into a destination state-of-the-art five-screen art house specializing in first-run independent and foreign films. Filmgoers are also treated to an on-site Japanese rock garden and city views from a third-floor glass annex. Times/prices vary.

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club New York

The 10,000-square-foot gentlemen’s club, with a casual vibe, features more than 100 exotic entertainers, a brass pole on the main stage, VIP seating, private fantasy suites and a rooftop cigar lounge.

Hours: M-F 6 pm-4 am, Sa 8 pm-4 am, Su 8 pm-2 am

Cover charges vary

Late Night With Seth Meyers

Saturday Night Live vet Seth Meyers hosts the talk show, featuring an opening monologue, guest interviews, musical acts and general hilarity. Advance tickets to a live taping (typically Mon-Thurs) can be reserved online. A limited number of tickets for the monologue rehearsal are distributed on taping days at 12:30 p.m. at the NBC Experience Store (30 Rockefeller Plz.). Standby tickets to a live taping, which do not guarantee admission, are distributed at the 49th Street entrance of the NBC Experience Store on taping days at 9 a.m.

Lincoln Center

The New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera all make their home at this grand cultural complex, where you can hear some of the greatest opera singers, see world-class theater, and become enthralled by some of the finest ballet dancers in the word. 

Littlefield

The 6,200-square-foot converted warehouse is part performance venue, part art gallery and part bar. The space hosts comedy shows, concerts, readings, experimental theater productions and art exhibits among other events. Mixologist Tona Palomino is responsible for the selection of microbrews, sake, wine and cocktails available at the bar. Tickets for events are available online or at the door. 

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