The legendary Motown quintet The Temptations brings unforgettable hit after hit to Lehman Center, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Ball of Confusion” and “Papa was a Rolling Stone.” The Motown girl group The Marvelettes will begin the party.
The House of Blue Leaves
Walter Kerr Theater
Mon, April 4–Sat, July 23
Ben Stiller and Edie Falco return to Broadway in this revival of John Guare’s comedy. Stiller is Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper and wannabe songwriter, who is trying to cope with a schizophrenic wife (Falco), an impatient girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and a visit from the Pope, all while sustaining his dream of hitting it big.
Selected Shorts: Etgar Keret and Jonathan Safran Foer
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Wed, April 6
The inventive Israeli writer Etgar Keret joins forces with Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of Everything is Illuminated, to present an evening of surprising tales.
Ailey II’s 2011 New York Season
Ailey Citigroup Theater at the Joan Weill Center for Dance
Wed, April 6–Sun, April 17
Ailey II’s 12 rising stars perform three new works—Robert Moses’ Doscongio, Kyle Abraham’s The Corner and Donald Byrd’s Shards—and three repertory favorites in these 14 performances.
21c Liederabend op. 2
Thurs, April 7–Sat, April 9
Produced in collaboration with Beth Morrison Projects, Opera on Tap and VisionIntoArt, this three-day multimedia festival presents boundary-pushing, post-classical song featuring rising young stars as well as well-known composers of New York City’s contemporary music scene.
Concert for Japan
Sat, April 9
Music performances and language and arts workshops for all ages are scheduled from 11 am–11 pm in this benefit for people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Free concerts with traditional and contemporary musicians and DJs are first come, first served, while gala concerts (sold out) include Philip Glass, Hal Willner, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and John Zorn
Recommendations courtesy of NYC-ARTS.org