With a warm(ish) weather forecast in our future, it's time to ditch those sweats, comb your hair, and get outside! (Unless, you’re watching Frozen, which is totally cool. Stay home. We'll come over. Can we bring snacks?) You’ve got plenty to take in this week, including a Beautiful star's musical history lesson, the latest revival of a bona-fide classic, and two Great White Way songbirds taking over Carnegie Hall. It’s all part of this week’s must-see list!
Snuggle Up With Elsa and Friends
Available March 18 on DVD and Blu-ray
Will you please watch Frozen now that it’s on DVD and Blu-ray? Good! Because this animated musical about two royal sisters (voiced by Kristen Bell and—pay attention, John Travolta—I-d-i-n-a M-e-n-z-e-l) confronting a frosty, destructive family secret has everything: Hooky songs from Robert “EGOT” Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, laughs aplenty, and a taut story that favors sisterly love over pretty princesses pining. (Warning: “Let it Go” is a massive earworm.) Click to buy!
Ride the Magic Carpet with Aladdin
March 20 at the New Amsterdam Theatre
We've been waiting decades for a musical adaptation of the 1992 animated smash to bow on Broadway, and the day is finally here! Featuring classic songs from the movie and new songs from composer Alan Menken, Adam Jacobs (The Lion King) steps into the title character’s baggy pants and Courtney Reed plays Princess Jasmine. If we had a magic lamp, we'd wish for tickets to Aladdin, tickets to Aladdin, and three more wishes. Click for tickets!
Get Classy with SJB and Andrew Rannells
March 21 at Carnegie Hall
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Yeah, you can practice. Or you can save yourself the struggle and heartache by putting on your fancy duds and heading over to the New York Pops' On Broadway concert, featuring Stephanie J. Block (Wicked) and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon). The talented duo will belt Broadway classics accompanied by the incomparable orchestra conducted by Steven Reineke. That sounds way better than practice. Click for tickets!
Eat, Drink & Learn with Jarrod Spector
March 23 and 24 at 54 Below
Join the longtime Jersey Boy, now starring in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, for a music history lesson of sorts. Fortunately, this one features booze and snacks, not worksheets and filmstrips. Jarrod Spector will perform songs from his forthcoming album, A Little Help from My Friends: Live at 54 Below, which croons tribute to famous tenors ranging from Enrico Caruso to (of course) Frankie Valli. (Yes, you can buy the CD at the show.) Click for tickets!
Vive La Revolution with Les Miz
March 23 at Imperial Theatre
We know you’ve seen Les Miserables. You can nail “I Dreamed a Dream” in the shower and you even gave the movie a whirl, enduring Russell Crowe’s chest-cold baritone. So why watch James Powell and Laurence Connor’s revival? We'll give you seven reasons: Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Nikki M. James, Andy Mientus, Samantha Hill and Keala Settle. Click for tickets!