OK, you House of Cards-marathoning, leftover Valentine's Day chocolate-binging, long weekend-loving ne'er-do-wells, it's time to get off your bums and reimmerse yourselves in the land of the living. Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's Titanic is docking at Lincoln Center for one night only, Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale are having an affair in Madison County and Elaine Stritch is back in NYC. Check out this week's must-see list!
BOARD THE UNSINKABLE SHIP
February 17 at Avery Fisher Hall
Titanic, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's grand musical about the ill-fated luxury liner, is steaming back to Broadway in a new production in the fall. But if you can't possibly wait that long, you're in luck! Manhattan Concert Productions is reuniting some of the stars from the original cast, including Michael Cerveris and Brian d'Arcy James, for a concert performance. Click for tickets!
SPEND A BAWDY NIGHT WITH ELAINE
February 17 at 92nd Street Y
Elaine Stritch, who left NYC last year and moved back to Michigan, will have a public chat with Chiemi Karasawa, who directed the new documentary Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. You can expect Stritch, who just joined Twitter, to tell some hilarious and, hopefully, off-color stories—and she just might confirm the rumor that she's considering a stage comeback in a revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Click for tickets!
CRY WITH KELLI O'HARA
February 20 at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
We'll always remember Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood drinking iced tea, making salad and listening to jazz in the film version of The Bridges of Madison County. Now, we get Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman's sweeping, sultry and songful take on the story. Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale radiate romantic attraction as a couple having an illicit affair in the middle of Iowa. Click for tickets!
SEE STING SING ABOUT SHIPS
February 21 on PBS
Sting’s new musical The Last Ship has found a berth on Broadway, but it doesn't cast its anchor in New York City until the fall. If you want an early taste of the show's new songs, the Grammy winner released an album, also called The Last Ship, that inspired the new show. Catch this live concert featuring songs from the album on PBS. We'll be watching you, Sting!
GET YOUR FORBIDDEN KICKS
February 22 at Davenport Theatre
Gerard Alessandrini is bringing his long-running musical revue Forbidden Broadway back to New York City! Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking pokes fun at the current crop of musicals on the Main Stem, from Pippin and Matilda to Kinky Boots and Motown, with parodies of long-running favorites like Once, Newsies and The Book of Mormon, too. Click for tickets!