Your Weekend Starts Now 4/14/16

NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. 

"King and Country" at BAM
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It's a big year for the Bard, marking 400 years since Shakespeare's death with "King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings" at BAM. Catch Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, and Henry V, presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company now through May 1st. Tickets start at $35.

Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary Season
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The Martha Graham Dance Company kicks off its 90th anniversary season tonight at City Center. See some of Martha Graham's most important masterworks, along with premieres of new works. Tickets start at $35.

"Open Plan: Cecil Taylor"
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The exhibition "Open Plan: Cecil Taylor" at the Whitney celebrates the revolutionary jazz pianist's life and work with videos, audio, photographs, poetry and more. In addition, you can even see live performances by some of Taylor's musical collaborators. It opens tomorrow night and runs through next week.

Miami City Ballet
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The Miami City Ballet brings the heat to Lincoln Center's David Koch Theater for the first time. Under the artistic direction of New York City Ballet principal dancer Lourdes Lopez, this program features works from George Balanchine to Twyla Tharp. Tickets start at $30. 

"Dear Evan Hansen"
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"Pitch Perfect" actor Ben Platt hits all the right notes in the new musical "Dear Evan Hansen," currently playing at Second Stage. The show features a score by the Tony nominated duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and direction by Michael Greif.

Katherine Jenkins at Cafe Carlyle
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Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins makes her Cafe Carlyle debut this weekend with her show "Viva la Diva."  Tickets start at $55.  

Chita Rivera at Cafe Carlyle
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Also at the Carlyle, the one and only Chita Rivera takes the stage for her debut at the cafe next weekend. The show will be a celebration of all the musicals she has starred in over her decades long career. Book your tickets now!

"Iolanthe" at El Teatro
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Blue Hill Troupe presents Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe" at El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio. Proceeds go to the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation. Tickets: $28 & up

Jazz Appreciation Month
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Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with lecture series and performances

Lea Salonga at 54 Below
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The Tony Award winner performs a set list of her favorite standards, pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. Tickets: $85 & up

Joan Weill Center for Dance at Ailey Citigroup Theater
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Jump on the DanceWagon Festival presents world premieres by four emerging choreographers, Amy Jordan, Cecly Placenti, Mala Desai and Nicholas Grubbs. Tickets are $25 & up.

 

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