Michael Feinstein (Photo courtesy of Feinstein’s/54 Below)
‘Tis the season. Have you found yourself at the end of the year all dressed up with no place to go? Fortunately, New York City’s bright lights have plenty to offer, especially in the way of holiday entertainment. There are still tickets for some old chestnuts as well as a few less conventional options. So “don we now our gay apparel” and catch one of these terrific acts:
Michael Feinstein: Christmas Crooners
In this all-new show celebrating the magic of the holidays, Michael Feinstein will perform seasonal favorites and contemporary surprises, as well as a tribute to singing legends of the past and present. Enjoy the spirit of the season with Michael’s marvelous music and the warmth and cheer of the club that bears his name.
Expect to be transported to many different decades of music while experiencing songs from “White Christmas” to “Home” from The Wiz … and some of your favorite swinging American standards by Frank, Sammy, and Dean — Christmas tunes from classic movies. This holiday show will even be brought into the 20th century, expanding the songbook to include numbers like “A Song For You” by Leon Russell and “Kiss” by Prince. There will be many fun twists and turns in this brand new show.
Through December 30
Cindy Lou Who is all grown up in this wildly funny and heartfelt new comedy starring Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita. Find out what happened to the famous character after that fateful Christmas Even when she first met the Grinch.
Through December 31
ELF The Musical
ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, who crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts as a child and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. Buddy grows up thinking he’s an elf, but between his lousy toy-making abilities and enormous size, he begins to realize he’s not like the others. With Santa’s blessing, Buddy sets off on a whirlwind journey through New York City to find his birth father and learn about his past. With mayhem, mischief, and laughs-a-plenty, this fresh and funny holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Through December 29
Sandra Bernhard: Feel the Bernhard
Funny lady Sandra Bernhard returns to Joe’s Pub for her annual end-of-year hilarious rant. Not unlike Bernie Sanders, Sandy has had it with the one percent. If you’re sick and tired of being held down, join the 99 percenters for a revolution Sandy style!
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
For an iconic holiday spectacle at its best, look no further than the legendary Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. This year’s show features new state-of-the-art technology and stunning effects.
Through January 1