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NYC Weekend Picks: Nathan Lane is back on Broadway

Jonny Orsini and Nathan Lane in Douglas Carter

Jonny Orsini and Nathan Lane in Douglas Carter Beane's new play "The Nance," at the Lyceum Theatre. Credit: Joan Marcus

Our picks for what to do in the city this weekend.


"THE LAST FIVE YEARS" The first New York revival of Jason Robert Brown's two-character 2002 musical about an overwhelmed couple in New York.

WHEN | WHERE 8 Friday night, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at Second Stage Theatre, 305 W. 43rd St.

INFO $80-$90, 212-246-4422,

"THE NANCE" Nathan Lane stars as a vaudevillian playing a stereotyped gay character in Douglas Carter Beane's new play.

WHEN | WHERE 8 Friday night, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St.

INFO $37-$132, 212-239-6200,

"THE CALL" A white couple tries to adopt an African child in Tanya Barfield's new play.

WHEN | WHERE 7:30 Friday night, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St.

INFO $60, 212-279-4200,


"DIAL M FOR MURDER" A mystery-thriller in 3-D? It's already been done, by Alfred Hitchcock. His 1954 classic, starring Grace Kelly and Ray Milland, plays for one week in a digital restoration from the original camera negative.

WHEN | WHERE Through April 4 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.

INFO $12.50, 212-727-8110;


"JAY DEFEO: A RETROSPECTIVE" Mostly known for her monumental painting "The Rose" in the Whitney's collection, the museum has now organized a full-scale retrospective of the work of DeFeo (1929-89). She may finally get the larger recognition she deserves.

WHEN | WHERE Through June 2, closed Monday and Tuesday, Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave.

INFO $18, 212-570-3600,


SUSHI YASUDA Only a block from Grand Central Terminal is a serene sushi outpost that takes fish very seriously. Diners can trust the chefs to deliver freshness; the $24 lunch specials are a way to sample a menu that can add up quickly.

WHEN | WHERE Weekday lunch; dinner Monday through Saturday, 204 E. 43rd St.

INFO Sushi $4-$10, 212-972-1001,


A STATE OF TRANCE 600: THE EXPEDITION NYC Trance. Dance. Whatever you're into. DJ Armin Van Buuren brings his Expeditionary army of music makers, including Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz and more.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden

INFO $40-$125, 800-745-3000,


FLOATING KABARETTE! Get your circus on. And your burlesque and cabaret, too. And just to be clear: This is for the 21 and older crowd.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 10:30 p.m., Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., Brooklyn

INFO $20, 866-468-7619,

Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzman, Ted Loos and Kevin Amorim.


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