Entertainment

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:

Dec. 20-23: Houston Person Quartet

Dec. 27-30: Raul Midón

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve with Mingus Big Band

Jan. 2-3: Gretchen Parlato

Jan. 5: Daphnis Prieto Big Band

Jan. 8-13: Bill Charlap

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 in the 2018-2019 season:

Sept. 24-Oct. 13, 2018: 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

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

King Lear

(Previews begin Feb. 28, 2019, opens April 4, 2019, closes July 7, 2019)

Two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson stars in the title role of a new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Co-starring are Ruth Wilson, Elizabeth Marvel and Jayne Houdyshell. Sam Gold directs.

Schedule: M-F 7 pm, Sa 1 & 7 pm

Beginning April 9, 2019: Tu-Sa 7 pm, W & Sa 1 pm, Su 2 pm

Tickets: $39-$129

Kinky Boots

(Previews began March 3, 2013, opened April 4, 2013, closes April 7, 2019)

(2 hrs 20 mins)

Kiss Me, Kate

(Previews begin Feb. 14, 2019, opens March 14, 2019, closes June 2, 2019)

Audiences brush up their Shakespeare in the new Roundabout Theatre Company production of the Cole Porter musical comedy starring Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase as an embattled husband-and-wife acting team appearing in “The Taming of the Shrew,” a show that not surprisingly mirrors their offstage antics. The Porter score includes such classic tunes as “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” “Always True to You (in My Fashion)” and “Why Can’t You Behave,” among others.

Knickerbocker Bar & Grill

Top jazz musicians perform at this comfy steak house and bar, a Greenwich Village staple since 1977.

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