- By Kevin
- On Jun 28, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Dear Evan Hansen
In this captivating original musical, Ben Platt gives a stunning performance—funny, sweet, beautifully sung and exquisitely worked-out in its physical details—as a high school student thrust into social relevance after a classmate's suicide. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's score combines well-crafted lyrics with an exciting pop sound, and Steven Levenson’s book gives all the characters shaded motives. The production has moved to Broadway after its sold-out run at Second Stage Theatre.
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Check out Dave Malloy's eclectic rock-pop musical, The Great Comet of 1812
NPR’s Ask Me Another The Bell House; 7:30pm; $20–$25
Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton challenge puzzle masters, audience members and special guests with brainteasers and trivia tidbits in this popular NPR show.
Hill and Bay Trivia Hill and Bay; 8pm; free
This Murray Hill bar hosts weekly trivia nights on Monday, during which you’re quizzed on categories such as “must-see TV” and “all-time favorite movies.” Assemble a table of four, and wear your thinking cap if you want to win $50 toward your bar tab. This week be schooled on the hit show that put mother and daughter relationships everywhere to shame: Gilmore Girls. Be sure to study the original series and the revival.
SummerStage: Korea Gayjoe Central Park, SummerStage; 5pm; free
SummerStage invites a lineup of Korean performers onstage at this showcase, including rap duo Year of the Ox, glam rock band SsingSsing and folk ensemble Coreyah.
Aimee Mann Music Hall of Williamsburg; 8pm; $35
Lord knows the characters in Aimee Mann's songs are often hopelessly earthbound by plodding tempos and the singer's trademark painfully honest, closet-sung vocals. But Mann is an appealing live performer, and she has a fantastic catalog of pop songs to draw from. Her new album, Mental Illness, she describes as her "saddest" yet, so gear up for tears.
Overcome Your Hesitations and Jumpstart Your Side Hustle Location TBA; $24
Are you itching to jump start your side hustle but have no idea where to begin? The Camaraderie—a badass women's group, which helps gals foster genuine friendships in NYC—has got you covered. Check out this workshop featuring a series of activities and discussions that will help steer you in the right direction.