New York City boasts a hot lineup of theater events this week

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If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in New York City this week, from musicals to a chemistry show.

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Jersey Boys

From the event description:

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard … and the radio just couldn’t get enough of it. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, offstage it was a very different story ⁠— a story that made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon "Jersey Boys." From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

When: Friday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.
Where: New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St.
Price: $75
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Sistas the Musical

From the event description:

When a trio of African American sisters, their mom and their white sister-in-law arrive for the funeral of the family matriarch, they begin to unearth mementos that lead them to look back at their own relationships as well as the history of black women, as told through the hit songs of each era. Dorothy Marcic's musical takes you through the struggles of the '30s and the girl group sounds of the '60s, right up to the power decade of the '90s, with songs form artists ranging from Billie Holiday to Beyoncé, including "Oh Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive" and "A Woman's Worth."

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th St.
Price: $29
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A Raisin in the Sun

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The first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, "A Raisin in the Sun" is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. First produced in 1959 and adapted two years later into a now-classic film starring Sidney Poitier, "A Raisin in the Sun" is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago. Now, Harlem Repertory Theatre presents the limited return of this incredible story to their stage ⁠— a story that follows the Youngers, an African American family attempting to move from a crowded two-bedroom apartment into a "white" neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers' many dreams.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m.
Where: Harlem Repertory Theatre, 240 E. 123rd St.
Price: $7.50 (General Seating); $15 (Premium Seating)
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That Chemistry Show

From the event description:

Borislaw Bilash may be a mad scientist, but you and your family will be plenty happy when he takes you on this zany tour through the world of science. Over the course of this 75-minute show at The Playroom Theater in Manhattan, you'll see a candle that moves water, a fire-less firefly, and weaponized sugar, just to name a few of his unbelievable stunts. But these spectacular feats aren't magic tricks ⁠— they're just science in all its glory. After this mad scientist is done with you, you'll never look at the natural world the same way again!

When: Sunday, Aug. 18, 3 p.m.
Where: The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th St., Floor 8
Price: $32
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The Fifth Dentist in Search of Sid's Treasure – Up to 33% Off

From the "The Fifth Dentist in Search of Sid's Treasure" deal description:

Mike King, son of an infamous bar owner, performs his story about life as a dentist, comedian and the son of a “nightclub” owner.

When: Monday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m.
Where: The PIT Loft, 154 W. 29th St.
Price: $10 (33% discount off regular price)
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