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Shakespeare, Gershwin & Other NYC Picks

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'NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT'

WHAT Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Broderick co-star in this Gershwin musical with a new book.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St.

INFO $46.50-$146.50, 212-239-6200, niceworkonbroadway.com

 

'THE LYONS'

WHAT Linda Lavin finds the joy in Nicky Silver's dark bittersweet family tragicomedy.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St.

INFO $26.50-$126.50, 212-239-6200, thelyonsbroadway.com

 

'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM'

WHAT Bebe Neuwirth, Christina Ricci and Shakespeare

WHEN | WHERE Fruday night at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St.

INFO $75-$80, 212-352-3101, classicstage.org

--Linda Winer

 

FILM: 'Bonjour Tristesse'

WHAT Jean Seberg plays Cécile, a teenage Parisienne whose sophisticated facade collapses when her playboy father (David Niven) courts a new woman (Deborah Kerr).

Otto Preminger's 1958 adaptation of the celebrated novel by 18-year-old Françoise Sagan is being shown in a new digital restoration.

WHEN | WHERE Friday through May 3 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.

INFO $12.50, 212-727-8110, filmforum.org

-- Rafer Guzmán

 

ART: Diego Rivera's MoMA murals

WHAT It's the last chance to see the great Mexican artist's eight MoMA murals, which haven't been on display since he made them in 1931. Five of the monumental works depict Mexican scenes, and the other three take Depression-era NYC as their subject; never have pneumatic drillers looked so heroic.

WHEN | WHERE Through May 14; closed Tuesdays, The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.

INFO $25, 212-708-9400, moma.org

-- Ted Loos

 

MUSIC: The Shins

WHAT As if you need more than one reason to see The Shins . . . the "Kissing the Lipless" indie vets have a fine new album, "Port of Morrow," out now. If that weren't enough, James Mercer just wowed the crowds at Coachella.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 7 p.m. (also Monday and Tuesday). Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St.

INFO $39.50, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

--Kevin Amroim

 

NIGHTLIFE: The Rub

 

WHAT The party, at the former Southpaw, makes its home at the Bell House on the final Saturday of the month now. Join DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven for all their turntable prowess.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 10 p.m. The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Brooklyn

INFO $10, 718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com

-- Kevin Amorim

 

FOOD: Dovetail

WHAT There's something grown-up about chef John Fraser's stellar American cuisine -- dishes like the halibut in a green garlic veloutée are intricate without being belabored. The warm town house setting makes diners feel well taken care of, and the huge wine list offers something for everyone.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner and Sunday brunch, 103 W. 77th St.

INFO $40 average entree, 212-362-3800, dovetailnyc.com

-- Ted Loos

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