lastoftheloversInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Neil Simon in Queens, Thornton Wilder in Brooklyn, Julian Schnabel, Richard Move, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Thornton Wilder: The Skin of Our Teeth

    Theatre for a New Audience


    Tue, Feb 14, 2017 - Sun, Mar 19, 2017

    Theatre for a New Audience presents director Arin Arbus’s new staging of Thornton Wilder’s tragicomic masterpiece, "The Skin of Our Teeth." Written just before America entered World War II, Wilder's play premiered in 1942 on Broadway, directed by Elia Kazan and winning Wilder his second Pulitzer for drama.

    New Plate Paintings

    Pace Gallery 510


    Fri, Feb 24, 2017 - Sat, Mar 25, 2017

    Inspired by the roses growing in the cemetery near Van Gogh’s grave in France, Julian Schnabel's "New Plate Paintings" celebrates the artist’s first solo show since his return to the gallery.

    Neil Simon: Last of the Red Hot Lovers

    Queens Theatre


    Fri, Mar 10, 2017 - Sun, Mar 12, 2017

    For a show truly rooted in New York, visit Queens Theatre for "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," a play written by Bronx native Neil Simon. The show highlights Barney Cashman, a middle-aged, overweight restaurant owner who, after 22 years of marriage, feels the desire to roam.

    Richard Move: XXYY

    New York Live Arts


    Wed, Mar 08, 2017 - Sat, Mar 11, 2017

    Richard Move's "XXYY" is a poetic and otherworldly dance-theater event exploring the multiplicities of the gender spectrum while deconstructing the conventional binaries of male and female.