Broadway.com is the hotspot for all the latest on the Great White Way, but what about the hundreds of exciting shows being presented on stages all over the country? We’ve found five must-see productions of Grand Hotel, Pygmalion, Hairspray, Funny Girl and The Servant of Two Masters (forerunner of One Man, Two Guvnors) that you won’t want to miss.
Ballroom Champion Victoria Regan Checks Into Grand Hotel
Champion ballroom dancer Victoria Regan knows a thing or two about staying in the Grand Hotel—she played the blind Countess in the Broadway production of Maury Yeston's fondly remembered 1989 tuner. Now, the actress will follow Liliane Montevecchi as Russian prima ballerina Elizaveta Grushinskaya in TheatreZone's revival, beginning January 10. It's sure to be a Grand night out.
VERO BEACH, FL
Courtney Balan Makes 'Em Laugh in Funny Girl
Nobody’s gonna rain on Courtney Balan’s parade! The Cry-Baby and Rated P For Parenthood alum will take on legendary comedienne Fanny Brice at Florida’s Riverside Theatre beginning January 10. Directed by James Brennan (who appeared on Broadway in 42nd Street and Little Me) and co-starring Rialto vet Susan Cella as Mrs. Brice, Funny Girl provides a taste of New York City without having to brave the winter weather.
SAN DIEGO, CA
Robert Sean Leonard Mentors Charlotte Parry in Pygmalion
Before there was What Not to Wear, there was Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw’s classic story of a Cockney flower girl-turned-duchess. At San Diego’s Old Globe, Tony winner (and House alum) Robert Sean Leonard will portray iconic professor Henry Higgins as he transforms Eliza Doolittle (Broadway vet Charlotte Parry) into faux royalty beginning January 12.
Nick Adams, Beth Leavel, Micky Dolenz & More Pull Out the Hairspray
Good morning Indianapolis! The Nicest Kids in Town head to the Hoosier State for Hairspray! In Concert, boasting a star-studded cast that includes Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz and Broadway vets Beth Leavel and Marissa Perry as the Turnblads and Nick Adams as Link, plus original filmmaker John Waters himself. Wear your saddle shoes to the Palladium on January 13 to dance with Tracy and the Indianapolis Symphony.
Tweet Along With The Servant of Two Masters
When Carlo Goldoni wrote The Servant of Two Masters in 1743, he couldn't have envisioned a special seating section for Twitter fans, but what the heck? The hilarious story of mistaken identities and comic mishaps was missing one thing—audience Tweet-icipation. In the Guthrie Theater production of this comedy classic, aficionados can purchase special Tweet Seats every Thursday through January 20. #weloveit!