Entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Academy of Music

At this performing-arts complex, the Howard Gilman Opera House and Harvey Lichtenstein Theater host their share of ballet, modern and world dance performances. Among other groups, they’ve presented the Alvin Ailey A…
Top Choice Jazz in Midtown

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Perched high atop the Time Warner Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center consists of three state-of-the-art venues: the mid-sized Rose Theater; the panoramic, glass-backed Appel Room; and the intimate, atmospheric Dizzy's C…
Top Choice Live Music in Midtown

Carnegie Hall

This legendary music hall may not be the world's biggest, nor grandest, but it's definitely one of the most acoustically blessed venues around. Opera, jazz and folk greats feature in the Isaac Stern Auditorium, with…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Book of Mormon

Subversive, obscene and ridiculously hilarious, this cutting musical satire is the work of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. Winner of nine Tony Awards, it tells the …
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Kinky Boots

Adapted from a 2005 British indie film, Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper’s smash hit tells the story of a doomed English shoe factory unexpectedly saved by Lola, a business-savvy drag queen. Its solid characters an…
Top Choice Jazz in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Marjorie Eliot’s Parlor Jazz

Each Sunday the charming Ms Eliot provides one of New York’s most magical experiences: free, intimate jazz jams in her own apartment. Dedicated to her two deceased sons, the informal concerts feature a revolving lin…
Top Choice Comedy in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Pros of comedy sketches and outrageous improvisations reign at this popular 74-seat venue, which gets drop-ins from casting directors. Getting in is cheap, and so is the beer and wine. You may recognize pranksters o…
Top Choice Jazz in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Minton’s

Birthplace of bebop, this Harlem jazz-and-dinner club is a musical holy grail. Everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Louis Armstrong have jammed here, and dinner (mains $20 to $46) or Sunday brunch (prix fixe $32) in its…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed new musical is Broadway's hottest ticket, using contemporary hip-hop beats to recount the story of America's founding father, Alexander Hamilton. Inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Al…
Top Choice Live Music in Queens

Terraza 7

Come to Queens for multicultural eats, then stay for equally diverse sounds at this cool bi-level performance space. It makes creative use of the tiny room, setting the live band in a loft above the bar. Latin jazz …