Yeah, we know it's really freaking cold. And, yes, we know there's some sort of big, important football game going on today and that Times Square looks like SportsCenter vomited all over it, but we're not going to let these things get us down. Taboo is back in NYC, Christian Borle is leading an amazing new revival of Little Me and Fantasia is showing off her magical R&B pipes in After Midnight one last time. Check out this week's must-see list!
JUDGE A WACKY PAGEANT
February 3 at Red Lacquer Club
Who will be chosen as Miss Glamouresse? Pageant: The Musical Comedy Beauty Contest is hosted by Tony nominee Brad Oscar and stars Nick Cearley, Frankie James Grande, Douglas Lyons, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas and Seth Tucker as contestants singing, dancing and clawing their way to the fab tiara. It's like Comedy Central meets Miss America. And judges for the pageant are selected from the audience, so the winner is in your hands! Click for tickets!
YUK IT UP WITH BENJAMIN WALKER
February 4 at Joe's Pub
Benjamin Walker wants you to help him find something. That's right, just you (and a bunch of other people) and the super studly Ben Walker are on a search to find the funny. Walker, known for his sorta serious roles in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof really, really enjoys doing comedy. And he's even more passionate about raising up the next generation of comedians. Also, it's 10 bucks! Click for tickets!
LET CHRISTIAN BORLE CHARM YOU
February 5 at New York City Center
In his first New York City stage outing since he snagged a Tony Award for his awesome and unforgettable performance as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, Christian Borle is ready to woo you over and over and over and over (and over) again. In the Encores! revival of Little Me, Borle (in multiple roles with multiple accents!) plays all of Belle's (Rachel York as young Belle, Tony winner Judy Kaye as older Belle) husbands and lovers. Click for tickets!
DRESS TO KILL FOR TABOO
February 7 at 54 Below
Don't be a guttersnipe! Come on in from the outside and attend the Church of the Poison Mind. Do you really want to hurt me? No. You don't. So stop telling me pretty lies and book your tickets to the 10th anniversary concert of Boy George's Taboo. Love is a question mark, but there's no question that you'll love seeing Jeremy Kushnier, Matthew Rowland, Samuel Buttery and more rock out. And always a plus, proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Click for tickets!
CHASE FANTASIA'S LAST STORM
February 9 at Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Fantasia Barrino may have lost the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album, but girl is just brushing that aside. Listen, it's Tasia's world and we're just living in it. The R&B powerhouse has set the bar high as the first in a series of rotating guest stars in Broadway's After Midnight, singing a killer rendition of "Stormy Weather" and more Duke Ellington hits. See her jazz it up one last time on February 9. Click for tickets!