Welcome to February! There’s still plenty of time before planning your Valentine’s Day dinner and Oscar-watching party, so clear your calendar for the best stage-related events in the week ahead. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, music and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4
PATTI LUPONE & DAVID YAZBEK GET CHEEKY
Listen up! Six-time Tony-nominated composer and musician David Yazbek welcomes his Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown star, Tony winner Patti LuPone, to Yazbek's monthly concert series at 92YTribeca. The super-talented duo promise to deliver an irreverent evening of song, accompanied by Yazbek's band, the Fine Washables. Where Patti goes, we go.
ALSO: Les Miz star Hugh Jackman & The Heiress’ Jessica Chastain visit The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; Chester Gregory brings the “thunder” to 54 Below; CNBC airs the documenary Betting Big on Broadway.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
EDIE FALCO MAKES HER WAY TO MADRID
In MTC's The Madrid, Emmy winner and Tony nominee Edie Falco stars as Martha, an kindergarten teacher who leaves behind a loyal husband (John Ellison Conlee) and a devoted daughter (Phoebe Strole). Liz Flahive’s play, which begins previews at New York City Center Stage I, is a comedic drama about parenthood, independence, and trying to see the people in your family as they really are.
ALSO: David Henry Hwang’s The Dance and the Railroad starts at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre; Chris Henry Coffey replaces Bill Heck in the final week of Water by the Spoonful; Smash season 2 premieres on NBC; Katharine McPhee chats on Live! with Kelly and Michael; Julie Andrews stops by The Colbert Report; Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection Musicals is available on DVD; Cabaret: 40th Anniversary, starring Liza Minnelli, is on DVD and Blu-ray; Barbra Streisand’s Classical Barbra, digitally remastered and expanded, is released on CD; Christiane Noll’s CD Gifts: Live at 54 Below is now available; the Broadway-centric novel Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle is released.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6
JESSE EISENBERG MATCHES WITS WITH VANESSA REDGRAVE
Line up for the first preview of Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg’s play The Revisionist at off-Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre. Eisenberg stars as a blocked sci-fi writer attempting to escape his problems in Poland. A Holocaust survivor cousin, played by Tony and Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave, reveals details of their family’s complicated postwar past. How did Eisenberg attract Redgrave? Head to the Village to find out!
ALSO: Spider-Man’s Robert Cuccioli takes on 54 Below; Foodplay starts cooking at The Lion Theatre; Rob Fisher celebrates the music of Kander & Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago) in an American Songbook concert.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
ETHAN HAWKE & ZOE KAZAN ROCK OUT IN CLIVE
Break out the guy-liner! Ethan Hawke directs and stars as a hedonistic songwriter in Jonathan Marc Sherman's new play, Clive, which begins previews at The New Group. The off-Broadway production is inspired by Bertolt Brecht's Baal, and there's music, too! Hawke, along with Vincent d’Onofrio, Zoe Kazan and Sherman, performs classic American songs live on stage.
ALSO: Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh gets zany at 54 Below.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
ERRICO, KUHN & SILVERMAN BRING THE PASSION
Did you hear the gossip? Broadway hunk Ryan Silverman joins Tony nominees Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico in Classic Stage Company's revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion. Directed by Tony winner John Doyle, the musical follows a handsome soldier who becomes the object of obsessive love from his colonel's chronically ill, bedridden cousin. Sondheim fans should grab tickets right away!
ALSO: Lanford Wilson's delightful Talley’s Folley, starring Danny Burstein & Sarah Paulson starts at the Laura Pels Theatre; Smash’s Jennifer Hudson performs on Live! with Kelly and Michael.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9
AMANDA MCBROOM GIVES AWAY HER LAST VALENTINE ROSE
Bring your paramour! Amanda McBroom finishes out her Cafe Carlyle engagement, A Valentine Rose. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, McBroom opens her cabaret show with “The Rose,” which Bette Midler sang in the film of the same name. McBroom performs a repertoire of love songs, including tunes by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart and more, with her collaborator Michele Brourman.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
ANDY KARL WALKS LIKE A MAN AGAIN IN JERSEY BOYS
Broadway fave and original “Bustle Fluffer” Andy Karl returns to the role of Four Seasons founder Tommy DeVito in Broadway's Jersey Boys. Karl joins Tony winner John Lloyd Young, Drew Gehling and Matt Bogart in the Tony-winning musical, which follows the rise of Frankie Valli and his chart-topping group the Four Seasons. “Oh, What a Night!” indeed.
ALSO: Last chance to see The Heiress at Walter Kerr Theatre and Water by the Spoonful at Second Stage.