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NYC Weekend Picks, with Orlando Bloom in 'Romeo & Juliet,' Shaolin Jazz, more

Condola Rashad and Orlando Bloom co-star in "Romeo

Condola Rashad and Orlando Bloom co-star in "Romeo And Juliet" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. (Aug. 7, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

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


"ROMEO AND JULIET" Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad star in director David Leveaux's interracial interpretation of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m., Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St.

INFO $96.25-$240, 877-250-2929,

"FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN" Des McAnuff ("Jersey Boys") directs Will Power's play about a big Cassius Clay fight (before he became Muhammad Ali), and the boxer's friendship with controversial black movie star Stepin Fetchit.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. Fourth St.

INFO $70, 212-279-4200,

"THE OLD FRIENDS" The late Horton Foote left this drama about two longtime Texas farming families, and its high-powered premiere stars Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote and Lois Smith.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St.

INFO $25, 212-244-7529,


"ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW" Robert Wise's 1959 noir, the first in its genre to feature a black protagonist (Harry Belafonte), screens as part of the ongoing series "A Time for Burning: Cinema of the Civil Rights Movement."

WHEN | WHERE Friday at 2, 4:30 and 9:30 p.m., BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn.

INFO $13, 718-636-4100,


KOLOMAN MOSER Don't overlook this small show highlighting the hugely varied decorative arts output of Austrian designer Moser (1868-1918), a co-founder of the famous Weiner Werkstatte workshop. He excelled in jewelry, graphic arts, metalwork, furniture and ceramics.

WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 2, closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Ave.

INFO $20, 212-628-6200,


THE MUSKET ROOM Most Americans don't have a distinct impression of New Zealand's cuisine, but chef Matt Lambert wants to change that at this Nolita newcomer with an attractively designed, softly modern dining room. Meat and game are particularly good here.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner nightly, 265 Elizabeth St.

INFO Average entree $30, 212-219-0764,


AMY GRANT All hail the "Queen of Christian Pop" for a night that should be heavenly.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, Manhattan

INFO $42.50; 800-745-3000,


SHAOLIN JAZZ LIVE Talk about a mashup! Jazz standards are fused with a cappellas and vocal samples from Wu-Tang Clan songs. Featuring DJ 2-Tone Jones and Sound of the City Band.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at midnight, B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.

INFO $12, 212-997-4144,

Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzmán, Ted Loos and Daniel Bubbeo.

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