Even in a sprawling metropolis like New York City, it can be hard to find something to do every night. Now Broadway.com is offering a helping hand in answering the age-old question, “What should we do tonight?” Thanks to our revitalized datebook, theater fans can learn about all this week’s can’t-miss plays, musicals, TV shows, concerts, films and other fun stuff to do and see. Each day is an adventure with this ultimate weekly datebook for Broadway lovers!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
DEE HOTY IS SINGLE & SINGIN' IT
Three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose) debuts her new show Special Material at 54 Below at 9:30 PM. Dee will take audiences through her life and loves, on stage and off. No date, no worry—single lady Dee’s got you covered! (And the drink minimum helps, too.)
ALSO: Just before Hoty takes the stage, Christine Andreas plays her final performance of her 54 Below show Musings at 7 PM.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
JEREMY KUSHNIER'S BACK IN JERSEY
Hot on the heels of his blistering performance as the standby Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Jeremy Kushnier joins the Broadway company of Jersey Boys as hothead Tommy DeVito. Audiences in Chicago, Las Vegas and Toronto have already thrilled to Kushnier's take on the pride of Belleville, New Jersey. Now it's Broadway's turn!
ALSO: Tony nominee Ron Raines rains on the newsboys' parade in Newsies; Camp classic Little Shop of Horrors: Director’s Cut and movie musical Rock of Ages are released on Blu-Ray and DVD; Andrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky bring the laughs to 54 Below; Colman Domingo gets his big moment as Wild With Happy begins previews; and comedian Lewis Black tackles the race for the White House in Running on Empty, which also begins a brief Broadway run.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
RAUL ESPARZA GETS FIFTY SHADES OF KINKY
Raul Esparza suits up as District Attorney Rafael Barba on NBC's Law & Order: SVU, taking on a case that features a Fifty Shades of Grey-esque novelist (3C’s Anna Chlumsky) who accuses a talk show host (Tony winner Roger Bart) of rape. Thanks, SVU: We’ve been itching for a good Raul fix, and this recurring character hits the spot.
ALSO: Cutie Colin Donnell’s new TV series Arrow premieres; Mary McCann has one hell of a midlife crisis as Harper Regan opens at the Atlantic; The Other Josh Cohen begins at SoHo Playhouse; Karen Allen relives past love as A Summer Day starts at Cherry Lane Theatre; and Broadway vet Megan Mullally gets Smashed as her new movie hits theaters.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
HOMETOWN GIRL BARBRA PLAYS BROOKLYN
Brooklyn-born Oscar, Grammy and Tony winner Barbra Streisand returns to her home borough for a landmark concert at the brand new Barclays Center. Streisand doesn’t perform often, so it might be worth it to shell out the clams to see the living legend. She. Is. Like. Butter!
ALSO: Douglas Hodge woos Fleur Delacour as Cyrano opens; Wicked hosts an anti-bullying rally with Kyle Dean Massey and rugby hottie Ben Cohen for National Coming Out Day; New musicals (and stars like Sutton Foster!) are on the bill at the National Alliance of Musical Theatre's annual festival at New World Stages; and Angelica Page pays homage to her mom as Turning Page begins performances at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
BROADWAY STARS HONOR R&H WITH THE POPS
Some enchanted evening indeed! Kelli O’Hara, Paulo Szot and Aaron Lazar will take the Carnegie Hall stage with the New York Pops in Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Expect to hear selections from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. And maybe a preview of O'Hara as Anna in The King and I?!
ALSO: Stage alums Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson get crazy in Martin McDonagh’s film Seven Psychopaths; Anthony LaPaglia transforms into Nixon as Checkers begins at the Vineyard; and divas Lorna Luft, Daisy Eagan, Nick Adams (!) and more pay tribute to Streisand with Hello Gorgeous!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
VIRGINIA WOOLF CELEBRATES A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
It’s been 50 years (to the day!) since New Yorkers first met George and Martha, the dysfunctional, vile and always entertaining couple at the heart of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? This new revival arrives at the Booth Theatre from Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company and stars Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. Expect fireworks…and strong cocktails.
ALSO: Carolee Carmello saves souls while sinning as Scandalous begins Broadway previews; In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel and 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche start off-Broadway; Russell Crowe (Inspector Javert!!) plays a one-night-only concert at the Gramercy Theatre; and original Jekyll & Hyde stars Robert Cuccioli, Linda Eder and Christiane Noll reunite at Town Hall.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
MENDEZ & MORE TOAST NYC IN SONG
A mashup of singers and songwriters join forces at Joe's Pub for Once Upon a Time in New York City. This one-night-only concert features new theater songs about New York City and the people who make it great, with proceeds going to the Actors Fund of America. Contributing writers include Galt MacDermot, Dick Scanlan and Charles Strouse; performers include Lindsay Mendez, Kate Rockwell, Lauren Molina and Nic Rouleau.
ALSO: Don’t Go Gentle gently opens off-Broadway at MCC; and Chaplin’s Christiane Noll goes solo at 54 Below with Broadway & More.
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