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Evita’s Ricky Martin, Richter, Duo Justice: NYC Weekend

March 17, 2012

Ricky Martin at the "Evita" Broadway revival curtain call in New York. The show is in previews at the Marquis Theatre. Photographer: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Ricky Martin at the "Evita" Broadway revival curtain call in New York. The show is in previews at the Marquis Theatre. Photographer: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

“Evita” is back on Broadway, this time with Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris doing the strutting, singing and suffering.

The 1978 musical, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, has had many incarnations, including a film with Madonna and Antonio Banderas. This revival is directed by the canny Michael Grandage.

Get your tickets now so you don’t cry later.

In previews at the Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, for an April 5 opening. Information: +1-877-250-2929; http://evitaonbroadway.com.

French duo Justice’s crazy mix of sounds has won a Grammy and the attention of dance-music fans.

Catch them tonight at Terminal 5.

Justice’s latest album, “Audio, Video, Disco,” combines heavy metal with Europop, and somehow it’s much better than you might expect.

At 610 West 56th Street. Information: +1-212-582-6600; http://www.terminal5nyc.com.

Wiley

Check out Kehinde Wiley’s larger-than-life portraits at the Jewish Museum.

For this series, the artist found his urban male subjects in Israeli discos, bars and sports arenas.

The ornate backgrounds are based on Jewish papercuts, a selection of which are shown alongside Wiley’s work.

“Kehinde Wiley/The World Stage: Israel” runs until July 29 at 1109 Fifth Avenue. Information: +1-212-423-3200; http://www.thejewishmuseum.org.

Head to the Parlor Steakhouse for a relaxing brunch.

Start with a Rose Bellini and then tuck into steak and eggs. Finish with apple-filled beignets.

At 1600 3rd Ave. Information: +1-212-423-5888.

Saturday Matinee

Have fun watching the Paul Taylor Dance Company perform “Gossamer Gallants,” in which the men are amatory flies circling predatory female dancers.

Also on the program: the tender “Roses” and “Promethean Fire,” a transcendent work set to the music of Bach.

All have the Taylor spirit -- at 81, the choreographer is still going strong.

Runs through April 1 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212-496-0600; http://ptdc.org.

‘Ghost’

A love so profound, it manifests from beyond the grave -- that’s the premise of “Ghost,” first the film and now the musical.

Based on the 1990 hit with Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, the show features a book by original screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, with music by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard.

British director Matthew Warchus staged the musical in London and now brings it to Broadway with stars Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy.

In previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St. for an April 23 opening. Information: +1-877-250-2929; http://www.ghostonbroadway.com.

Sunday

Keith Haring’s early work is the focus of a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.

The show traces the development of his instantly recognizable visual imagery in sketchbooks, subway drawings and other rarely seen objects.

Experimental videos include his first, “Painting Myself into a Corner,” and “Tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt.”

“Keith Haring: 1978-1982” runs through July 8 at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Information: +1-718-638-5000; http://www.brooklynmuseum.org.

Sunday Matinee

At Carnegie Hall, you’ll meet the charming gypsy Esmeralda, who bewitches every man she meets with her seductive tunes, today sung by soprano Lori Guilbeau.

Leon Botstein leads the American Symphony Orchestra in an operatic rarity, Franz Schmidt’s “Notre Dame,” based on the novel by Victor Hugo.

Schmidt was a cosmopolitan musician, virtuoso pianist and cellist, who trained in Vienna and played in that city’s symphony for two decades. He also composed symphonies, concerti and operas, finishing “Notre Dame” in 1906.

With all tickets costing $25, it’s hard to go wrong.

At 57th Street and 7th Avenue. Information: +1-212-869- 9276; http://www.americansymphony.org.

Sunday Evening

Spend the evening with Gerhard Richter in his white-walled studio.

Directed and written by Corinna Belz, the documentary “Gerhard Richter Painting” took three years to make.

The great German artist applies color to canvas, ponders what he’s done from different angles, at times destroying it.

The film also depicts Richter exhibitions in Cologne, Munich, London and New York.

Runs through March 27 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St. Information: +1-212-727-8110; http://www.filmforum.org.

(Zinta Lundborg is an editor for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are her own.)

To contact the reporter on this story: Zinta Lundborg at zlundborg@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.


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