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Ink

(Previews began April 2, 2019, opened April 24, 2019, tickets on sale thru July 7, 2019)

(2 hrs 45 mins)

In 1969 London, Rupert Murdoch bought The Sun, a struggling newspaper, and turned it into Fleet Street’s must-read sensation. James Graham’s play, based on real events and a success in London’s West End, tells how Murdoch did it. Repeating their acclaimed performances from the London production are Olivier Award winners Bertie Carvel as Murdoch and Jonny Lee Miller as Larry Lamb, a rogue editor.  

Schedule: Thru May 5, 2019: Tu 7pm; W-Sa 8 pm; W, Sa, Su 2 pm

Iridium Jazz Club

Big bands and jazz greats are on the schedule. A concise food menu complements an extremely elaborate wine list. Shows/dates vary.

Irving Plaza

This 1,025-capacity rock music venue frequently hosts intimate and off-the-cuff, last-second performances by major commercial artists, the likes of which have included The Ramones, Eric Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eminem. 

Jazz at Kitano

Well-known groups and soloists perform in the intimate hotel jazz club.

Sets: W-Sa 8 & 10 pm

Cover charge: $17 W-Th, $20 food and beverage minimum; $32 F-Sa, plus $20 food and beverage minimum.

M open jam 8-11:30 pm ($15 food and beverage minimum)

Tu piano solo series ($15 food and beverage minimum)

Su jazz brunch buffet noon-2:30 pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center’s state-of-the-art jazz complex in the Time Warner Center includes the Rose Theater, Appel Room, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.

The 2018–2019 season, which opens Sept. 13, 2018, is Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 31st season.

Highlights:

Sept. 3-15 in the Rose Theater: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: “Spaces” by Wynton Marsalis

Sept. 14-15 in the Appel Room: “Ella Sang the Blues,” with Brianna West

Jazz Standard

An eclectic lineup of world-class artists performing classic jazz to funk, R&B, blues and more, plus Blue Smoke restaurant’s award-winning barbecue. Every M: “Mingus Mondays” concert series.

Sets: 7:30 & 9:30 pm nightly

 

Joe’s Pub

This performance space in the Public Theater boasts eclectic entertainment.

May 8-11: Justin Vivian Bond: “A Star Is Borned”

May 24-25: Joey Arias: No Smoking

May 19-21: Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments

May 24-25: Joey Arias: “No Smoking”

May 28-29, 31: Shaina Taub

Joyce Theater

The respected venue, devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary dance, welcomes renowned companies from the United States and abroad. Highlights in the 2018-2019 season:

Sept. 24-Oct. 13, 2018: NY Quadrille, featuring John Jasperse Projects (Sept. 24-28), A.I.M. (Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener (Oct. 2-6), Beth Gill (Oct. 4-7) and Donna Uchizono Company (Oct. 10-13)

Oct. 17-21: Sankofa Danzafro

Oct. 23-25: Pontus Lidberg Dance

King Kong

(Previews began Oct. 5, 2018, opened Nov. 8, 2018)

(2 hrs 15 mins)

Beauty tames the beast when a maverick filmmaker, a young actress and the legendary 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound gorilla come home to New York in the new musical, based on the 1932 novel by Merian C. Cooper.

Schedule: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm (No performances Oct. 16 & 23; additional performances Oct. 31 & Nov. 7 at 2 pm, Nov. 5 at 8 pm)

Beginning Nov. 13, 2018: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $69-$175

Kiss Me, Kate

(Previews began Feb. 14, 2019, opened March 14, 2019, closes June 30, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Audiences brush up their Shakespeare in the new Roundabout Theatre Company production of the Cole Porter musical comedy starring Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase as an embattled husband-and-wife acting team appearing in “The Taming of the Shrew,” a show that not surprisingly mirrors their offstage antics. The Porter score includes such classic tunes as “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” “Always True to You (in My Fashion)” and “Why Can’t You Behave,” among others.

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