Is that a pair of tickets to a Broadway show in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?! We kid, we kid. Hey, it's Valentine's Day week, so rose bouquets are being delivered, chocolate heart boxes are on the shelves and love is in the air! The best way to spend a week dedicated to the power of love is to go on a date with your favorite stars. (Don't ask them out on a real date—you'll just get a restraining order.) Check out this week's must-see list!
GET SEXY WITH THE FIRST-TIMERS
February 10 at (Le) Poisson Rouge
In an evening of story and song, some of your favorite Broadway dudes and dudettes will yakkety-yak about their...ahem...first time and things could get...ahem...messy. Feels Like the First Time will include performances by Nick Blaemire, Max von Essen, Nikki M. James, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kyle Dean Massey, Julia Murney, Ben Platt, Tony Sheldon and more. Grab a seat, buy a drink and get risqué with all your faves! Click for tickets!
PLAY NICE WITH CHRISTOPHER SIEBER
February 11 at 54 Below
There's a saying in Forest Lake, MN: "No one's more charming than Christopher Sieber!" Don't fact-check us on that, but it's totally true. Before the Tony nominee becomes Matilda's Miss Trunchbull, he's taking a trip down memory lane in Minnesota Boy Does Well. Sieber shares his favorite B'way memories and sings the songs that made him a star, like Spamalot‘s “The Bright Side of Life” and La Cage‘s “Song on the Sand.” Click for tickets!
BINGE-WATCH HOUSE OF CARDS
February 14 on Netflix
You can't forget to include some self-love during Valentine's Day, and there's nothing more
self-loathing self-loving than grabbing a party size bag of Doritos, kicking back on your couch (at least you got out of bed, right?) and streaming the second season of the Emmy-nominated Netflix series House of Cards. Kevin Spacey is still a ruthless politician, Robin Wright is still the best ice cold b*tch and Sebastian Arcelus is still one of the good guys.
FALL FOR LAURA OSNES
February 14 at Carnegie Hall
If you thought all you wanted for Valentine’s Day was a box of chocolates and some flowers—you're wrong! We all know that you desperately want to spend the loveliest day of the year with the loveliest person on the planet: Laura Osnes. That's right, the Tony nominee and Downton Abbey's smoking-hot Julian Ovenden are joining Grammy-nominated composer Michael Feinstein for a one-night-only concert of love songs. Click for tickets!
BID MARK RYLANCE ADIEU
Ends February 16 at the Belasco Theatre
Is there anything more intimate than witnessing actors get dressed, do their makeup and warm up on stage before their show starts? Nope. In one of the best performances of the season, Tony winner Mark Rylance will bust your gut and break your heart as the neurotic, white-faced and quivering Olivia in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Seeing performers bring The Bard to life while at the top of their game is a rare privilege. Don't miss this. Click for tickets!