Beau Willimon’s political drama involving a spin doctor for a presidential candidate who loses control on the campaign trail, presented by Hofstra University’s Dept. of Drama and Dance, Thursday through Saturday,, Oct. 4-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m. $35. Hofstra University, Emily and Jerry Spiegel Theater, South Campus. Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.hofstra.edu/drama-dance.
The award-winning musical about a dancer-for-hire in Times Square, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4-5, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. $65. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com.
A comic look at love and romance, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 2:30 p.m. $20, $18 seniors and students, $14 youth. All tickets $25 day of show. BroadHollow Theatre, BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
The Irish band in concert, Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. $69.50, $49.50 and $39.50, $29.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
The Musical Comedy Murders Of 1940
Ingenious comedy about showbiz folks who have been gathered at a mansion to flush out a serial killer, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m. $20, $17 students and seniors Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.
Richard Lanham & the Tempo-Tones
Journey back to the jazzy sounds of the ‘50s and ‘60s, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Hear tunes by Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, The Drifters, and Harry Belaftone, and more. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Famous Songs of Italy
Castorina and Rose present a musical tour of Italy, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m. Program includes “O Sole Mio,” “That’s Amore,” “Come Back to Sorrento,” and more. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Shut Up, Sit Down and Eat!
A combination of stand-up comedy and the format of an innovative Off-Broadway play, involving a comic look at group therapy, Sunday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Written and performed by comedians Tina Giorgi, Joe Moffa, Chris Monty, and Eric Tartaglione. $25. BroadHollow Theatre, BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
La Cage Aux Folles
The award-winning musical comedy about two gay men whose lives are turned upside when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1:15 p.m., with lunch at noon. $44.50. Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.
Comedy about four middle aged singles seeking relationships, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m. $25, $23 seniors, $18 students, $14 youth 12 and under; $28 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.