New York City is the global epicenter of a lot of things, theater and the performing arts are somewhere near the top of that list. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton has hogged the headlines for so long it’s easy to forget how much great theater there is on offer. So if you haven’t taken in a show in a while, now’s your chance, here are the shows that we recommend:
- Drunk Shakespeare – 300 W 43rd St, 10036
- Performance from 10:00 pm until 12:00 am
- Price – $29
The premise is simple; after five shots of whiskey, each actor transforms a Shakespeare play into a raucous, revolutionary, and jaw dropping-performance full of linguistic agility and expert storytelling. Shakespeare on the rocks anyone?
- Astor Place Theatre – 434 Lafayette Street, 10003
- Performance from 8:00 pm until 9:40 pm
- Price – $59
If you haven’t heard of the Blue Man Group then it’s time to come out of that cave you’ve been living in for the last 20 years. The show has captivated 35 million people worldwide, and now it’s your turn. The Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This is a show you cannot miss.
- Elektra Theatre – 300 W 43rd Street, Manhattan, 10036
- Performance starts at 8:00 pm
- Price – $20
If “Keeping up the Kardashians” and the Broadway musical “Cats” had kittens, you’d have something that resembles “Katdashians The Musical”. Much like the reality show itself, the musical has virtually no plot, but tells the story of a family of internet famous cats torn apart by fame, family and friskies.
- SoHo Playhouse – 15 Vandam Street, Manhattan, 10013
- Performance from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
- Price – $39
This ambitious show sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through the history of spirits and cocktails and across the globe! The Imbible treats audiences to a completely original, sometimes musical, and thoroughly enjoyable evening of theater utterly unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. Don’t miss this critically-acclaimed new show!
- SPF Productions – 318 W 53rd St, 10019
- Entry from 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm
- Price – $16
Joe Moffa (from the movies Carlito’s Way and 100 Centre Street) and Eric Targtaglione team up for the funny, profane, totally larger-than-life cabaret show “My Big Fat Dysfunctional Life”. The pair share hilarious stories about living, loving and learning Italian-style. Get ready for an afternoon of laughing at life’s dysfunction at Broadway Comedy Club.