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Broadway Openings GRAND HORIZONS

(Previews begin Dec. 23, opens Jan. 23, closes March 1) In Bess Wohl’s play, Bill (James Cromwell) and Nancy (Jane Alexander) have been married for 50 years, when Nancy decides she wants out. Hayes Theater, 240 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.541.4516, www.2st.com

HARRY CONNICK JR.—A CELEBRATIO­N OF COLE PORTER

(Previews begin Dec. 7, opens Dec. 12, closes Dec. 29) The vocalist/pianist/arranger/orchestrat­or/conductor pays tribute to the sophistica­ted composer and witty lyricist of Broadway shows and Hollywood films. Nederlande­r Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 877.250.2929, www.harry connickjr.com

JAGGED LITTLE PILL

(Previews began Nov. 3, opens Dec. 5) (2 hrs 30 mins) The new musical uses the songs and themes explored in Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album of the same name to tell the story of an apparently picture-perfect suburban family as it falls apart. Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.jaggedlitt­lepill.com

WEST SIDE STORY

(Previews begin Dec. 10, opens Feb. 6) The landmark musical is completely reinterpre­ted for a new generation of theatergoe­rs. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, btw W. 52nd & W. 53rd sts. 212.239.6200, www .westsidest­orybway.com

Broadway AIN’T TOO PROUD— THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATION­S

(2 hrs 30 mins) The biomusical captures the unmistakab­le harmonies, signature dance moves and personal stories of the legendary R&B group. Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth

Ave., 212.239.6200, www.aint tooproudmu­sical.com

ALADDIN

(2 hrs 20 mins) Disney Theatrical Production­s’ musical comedy is an exotic magic carpet ride, filled with romance, special effects and songs from the 1992 animated feature. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 866.870.2717, www.alad dinthemusi­cal.com

BEETLEJUIC­E

(2 hrs 30 mins) A demented, rambunctio­us spirit named Beetlejuic­e wreaks havoc in the musical comedy based on the popular 1988 film. Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, btw W. 50th & W. 51st sts., 212.239.6200, www .beetlejuic­ebroadway.com

BETRAYAL

(Closes Dec. 8) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermissi­on) Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox make their Broadway debuts in the revival of Harold Pinter’s play about an extramarit­al affair and the dissolutio­n of a marriage. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.betrayal onbroadway.com

THE BOOK OF MORMON

(2 hrs 30 mins) Two Mormon boys are on a mission to save souls in Africa in the irreverent musical comedy. Eugene O’Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.bookofmor monmusical.com

CHICAGO

(2 hrs 30 mins) It’s the Roaring Twenties and two alluring jailbirds attain stardom while singing about sex and corruption. Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.chicagothe­musical.com

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

(Closes Jan. 5) (2 hrs 15 mins) The new interpreta­tion of the Charles Dickens classic stars Campbell Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200, www .achristmas­carolbroad­way.com

COME FROM AWAY

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermissi­on) On Sept. 11, 2001, 38 commercial airplanes were diverted to

Gander, Newfoundla­nd. How

the passengers and the town adjusted to a changed world on Sept. 12 is at the heart of this upbeat musical. Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.come fromaway.com

DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermissi­on)

The theatrical concert includes songs from pop/rocker Byrne’s 2018 album of the same name, as well as songs from Talking

Heads and his solo career. Hudson Theatre, 141 W. 44th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 855.801.5876, www .americanut­opiabroadw­ay.com

DEAR EVAN HANSEN

(2 hrs 30 mins) In the acclaimed musical, Evan, a socially awkward high-school senior, goes from outsider to cool guy when he fabricates emails between himself and a classmate who committed suicide. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.dearevan hansen.com

DERREN BROWN: SECRET

(Closes Jan. 4) (2 hrs 30 mins) Derren Brown puts his individual spin on mind reading, persuasion and psychologi­cal illusion. Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200, www.der renbrownse­cret.com

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

(Closes Jan. 12) (1 hr 25 mins, no intermissi­on) Hip-hop, improv, music and vocal stylings

make up the fast-paced show. Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.freestyle lovesuprem­e.com

FROZEN

(2 hrs 15 mins) Disney’s 2013 animated feature is now onstage,

with new songs and story material added. St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717, www.frozenthem­usical.com

HADESTOWN

(2 hrs 25 mins) Two classic love stories are set to a New Orleans beat in the 2019 Tony-winning musical. Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.hadestown.com

HAMILTON

(2 hrs 45 mins) America’s past is told through the hip-hop sounds of today in the musical about political mastermind Alexander Hamilton. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.hamil tonbroadwa­y.com

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

(Part One, 2 hrs 40 mins; Part Two, 2 hrs 35 mins) Harry Potter is all grown-up in this two-part dramatic spectacle. Lyric Theatre, 214 W. 43rd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 877.250.2929, www.harry potterthep­lay.com

THE INHERITANC­E

(Part I: 3 hrs 15 mins; Part 2: 3 hrs 20 mins) In Matthew Lopez’s epic two-part play, three generation­s of gay men search for a sense of community. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www .theinherit­anceplay.com

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL

(Closes Jan. 5) (2 hrs 5 mins) based on Rick Riordan’s novel, the rock musical follows a son of Poseidon on his mission to find Zeus’ lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.light ningthiefm­usical.com

THE LION KING

(2 hrs 30 mins) Theatergoe­rs of all ages sing along at the hit stage version of Disney’s animated movie. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 866.870.2717, www.lionking.com

MEAN GIRLS

(2 hrs 30 mins) Tina Fey has written the book for the hit

musical about teenage rivalry in high school. August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.meangirls onbroadway.com

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL

(2 hrs 35 mins) With Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie for inspiratio­n, the musical celebrates truth, beauty, freedom and l’amour. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 877.250.2929, www.moulin rougemusic­al.com

OKLAHOMA!

(Closes Jan. 19) (2 hrs 45 mins) Rodgers and Hammerstei­n’s 1943 musical is reinvented for the 21st century. Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.oklahoma broadway.com

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

(2 hrs 30 mins) Broadway’s longest-running musical—now in its 32nd year—is a crowd-pleasing spectacle. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.phantombro­adway.com

THE ROSE TATTOO

(Closes Dec. 8) (2 hrs 30 mins) The revival of Tennessee Williams’ play stars Marisa Tomei as a grieving widow who finds love and passion again. American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.719.1300, www.roundabout­theatre.org

SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW

(Closes Jan. 5) (1 hr 40 mins) Pantomime and special effects help conjure up a surrealist­ic and absurd world. Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.239.6200, www.slavaon broadway.com

SLAVE PLAY

(Closes Jan. 19) (2 hrs, no intermissi­on) Jeremy O. Harris’ play explores race, sex and power. Suitable for ages 17 and older. John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.slave playbroadw­ay.com

THE SOUND INSIDE

(Closes Jan. 12) (1 hr 30 mins, no intermissi­on) In Adam Rapp’s play, a tenured professor of creative writing (Mary-Louise Parker) and a talented student (Will Hochman) connect. Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.soundin sidebroadw­ay.com

TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL

(2 hrs 45 mins) The story of the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll is told through the music that made her a global sensation. LuntFontan­ne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.tinaon broadway.com

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIR­D

(2 hrs 35 mins) Harper Lee’s novel has been adapted for the stage. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.239.6200, www.tokilla mockingbir­dbroadway.com

TOOTSIE

(2 hrs 35 mins) The Tony Awardwinni­ng musical comedy is based on the 1982 movie. Marquis Theatre, 210 W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.toot siemusical.com

WAITRESS

(Closes Jan. 5) (2 hrs 30 mins) Sara Bareilles wrote the score for the musical about a waitress with an exceptiona­l talent for baking. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.waitress themusical.com

WICKED

(2 hrs 45 mins) A green-hued girl is branded the Wicked Witch of the West in the musical, now in its 17th year. Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 877.250.2929, www.wick edthemusic­al.com

Off-Broadway+Beyond FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

(Closes Jan. 5) (3 hrs) The Yiddish language adaptation of the 1965 musical about dairyman Tevye, his family and

their traditiona­l community in pre-revolution­ary Russia is performed in Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitle­s. Stage 42, 422 W. 42nd St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.239.6200, www .fiddlernyc.com

JERSEY BOYS

(2 hrs 30 mins) The behind-thescenes story of pop sensations, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, includes the group’s greatest hits. New World Stages, Stage 1, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200, www.jerseyboys newyork.com

NEW VICTORY THEATER

Entertainm­ent appropriat­e for young people and families. Highlight: Dec. 6-Jan. 5: Cirque Mechanics’ “42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels.” 209 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 646.223.3010, www.new victory.org

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

(2 hrs) Everything that could comically go wrong does when a college drama society puts on a 1920s murder mystery. New World Stages, Stage 4, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200, www .broadwaygo­eswrong.com

ROCK OF AGES

(Closes Jan. 12) (2 hrs 15 mins) The hit musical is propelled by rock ballads and power anthems from the 1980s. New World Stages, Stage 3, 340 W. 50th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.239.6200, www.rock ofagesmusi­cal.com

Dance+Music ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

(Dec. 4-Jan. 5) The renowned dance troupe returns for its annual five-week holiday season. New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.581.1212, www.alvinailey.org

CARNEGIE HALL

The 2019–2020 season is the venerable concert hall’s 129th. Highlights: Dec. 8: Vienna Boys Choir. Dec. 11: Idina Menzel.

Dec. 19: Oratorio Society of New York: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 20-21: The New York Pops. Dec. 22: The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 23: Musica Sacra: Handel’s Messiah. Seventh Ave., at W. 57th St., 212.247.7800, www .carnegieha­ll.org

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULA­R STARRING THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES

(Thru Jan. 5) (1 hr 30 mins) The annual holiday show is a New York family tradition. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 866.858.0007, www .rockettes.com

METROPOLIT­AN OPERA

Operas performed this month are “The Queen of Spades,” “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Akhnaten,” “Der Rosenkaval­ier,” “The Magic Flute” and “Wozzeck.” Metropolit­an Opera House, Columbus Ave., btw W. 63rd & W. 64th sts., 212.362.6000, www.metopera.org

NEW YORK CITY BALLET: GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER

(Nov. 29-Jan. 5) Toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies and more entertain in the annual holiday favorite, choreograp­hed by George Balanchine to music by Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsk­y. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 63rd St., 212.496.0600, www .nycballet.com

NEW YORK PHILHARMON­IC

The city’s preeminent classical-music orchestra. Concerts: Dec. 3, 5-7, 11-14, 15, 17-21 (Handel’s Messiah), 31. David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., at W. 64th St., 212.875.5656, www.nyphil.org

Jazz Clubs DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA

This intimate club boasts a stunning stage backdrop: the glittering Manhattan skyline. Highlights: Dec. 5-8: Ulysses Owens Jr. Big Band. Dec. 13-15: Mary Stallings. Dec. 21-23: Barry Harris Trio. Dec. 26

31: Carlos Henriquez Nonet. Dinner served nightly. 10 Columbus Cir., Broadway & W. 60th St., 212.258.9595, www .jazz.org/dizzys

VILLAGE VANGUARD

One of New York’s most prestigiou­s jazz clubs. Highlights: Dec. 3-7: Johnathan Blake & Pentad. Dec. 10-15: Christian McBride & Inside Straight. Dec. 17-22: Kenny Barron Quintet. Dec. 24-29: Kenny Barron Trio. Dec. 31: Chris Potter Circuits Trio. 178 Seventh Ave. So., btw Perry & W. 11th sts., 212.255.4037, www.villagevan­guard.com

Pop/Rock Venues BARCLAYS CENTER

Brooklyn’s state-of-the-art arena. Highlights: Dec. 6: Bad Bunny. Dec. 10: Dimash Qudaiberge­n. Dec. 12: Anuel AA. Dec. 13: D’usse Palooza. Dec. 31: The Strokes. 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000, www .barclaysce­nter.com

BEACON THEATRE

Pop-music concerts and other acts. Highlights: Dec. 2, 3, 5, 6: Bob Dylan. Dec. 13: Jerry Seinfeld. Dec. 17-18: Brett Eldredge. Dec. 28: Allman Family Revival. Dec. 30-31: Gov’t Mule. 2124 Broadway, at W. 74th St., 866.858.0008, www.msg.com/beacon-theatre

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

An entertainm­ent and sporting venue. Highlights in the Arena: Dec. 3-4: Cher. Dec. 11: Billy Joel. Dec. 13: Z100’s Jingle Ball. Dec. 15: Mariah Carey. Dec. 18-19: Andrea Bocelli. Dec. 28-31: Phish. Highlight in the Hulu Theater: Dec. 12-29: “’Twas the Night Before” by Cirque du Soleil. Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008, www.msg.com/ madison-square-garden

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