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India Pale Ale

(Previews began Oct. 2, 2018, opened Oct. 23, 2018, closes Nov. 18, 2018)

In Jaclyn Backhaus’ world-premiere comedy drama, generations clash in a Punjabi community in a small Wisconsin town when the strong-willed daughter of a traditional family announces she is moving away to open a bar.

Ionesco Suite

(Jan. 23-26, 2019)

Théâtre de la Ville from Paris, France, performs a potpourri of texts from works by Eugène Ionesco, including “Jack, or The Submission;” “Delirium for Two;” “The Bald Soprano;” “The Lesson” and “Conversation and French Speech Exercises.”

In French, with English titles

Performances at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $25

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. Highlights:

Nov. 15-18: Sean Jones Quartet

Nov. 20-21, 23-25: Maria Schneider Orchestra

Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Aaron Goldberg Trio with Matt Penman and Leon Parker

Dec. 6-9: Ben Wendel Sessions Band

Dec. 14-16: Luciana Souza

Dec. 20-23: Houston Person Quartet

Joe’s Pub

This performance space in the Public Theater boasts eclectic entertainment.

Dec. 13-16, 18-22: “Justin Vivian Bond Is Refrigerated”

Dec. 20-23: Murray Hill: “A Murray Little Christmas”

Dec. 26-31: Sandra Bernhard: “Quick Sand”

Jan. 2, 5: Meow Meow

Jan. 8-11: Noche Flamenca

Jan. 18-19: Cristin Miloti

Jan. 19-20: Ute Lemper: “Rendezvous With Marlene”

Jan. 23-27: Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely

Joyce Theater

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

Sept. 24-Oct. 13: 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

Oct. 27-28: Jonah Bokaer Choreography with Charles Renfro

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

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