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NYC picks: Henry Winkler in 'The Performers,' more

Cheyenne Jackson and Henry Winkler in a scene

Cheyenne Jackson and Henry Winkler in a scene from David West Read's "The Performers," playing at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan. Credit: Carol Rosegg

Weekend cultural picks for NYC.


"THE PERFORMERS" Henry Winkler, Alicia Silverstone and Cheyenne Jackson star in David West Read's comedy about high school friends who reconnect at the Adult Film Awards in Vegas.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St.

INFO $34.50-$127, 212-239-6200,

"SCANDALOUS: THE LIFE AND TRIALS OF AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON" None other than Kathie Lee Gifford wrote the book and lyrics for this bio-musical about the world's first media superstar evangelist, starring the always-wonderful Carolee Carmelo.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St.

INFO $35-$140, 877-250-2929,

"VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE" Incorrigible, beloved satirist Christopher Durang takes on Chekhov with help from his longtime buddy Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Mitzi Newhouse at Lincoln Center Theater.

INFO $75 ($85 after Monday), 212-239-6200,


"ONE OF OUR AIRCRAFT IS MISSING" Powell and Pressburger's 1942 morale booster about British airmen screens as part of the ongoing exhibit "WWII & NYC." The guest speaker is Michael Korda, former editor in chief at Simon & Schuster and nephew of the film's producer.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

INFO Pay-what-you-wish admission, 212-873-3400,


"GUILLERMO KUITCA: DIARIOS" This show of thoughtful drawings by a renowned Argentine artist is worthy, but the real reason to show up this month is that the Drawing Center is just reopening after a renovation and expansion (and a superstorm that left it without power). The small jewel of SoHo looks better than ever.

WHEN | WHERE Through Dec. 9, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St.

INFO $5, 212-219-2166,

Picks by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzmán and Ted Loos.

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