It’s a long weekend, so time to rest up, right? Wrong! So, so wrong! You can sleep off that barbecue hangover another time. There's tons of fun stuff to check out this week, including a Tony winner’s one-woman show, Broadway stars distributing delicious cookies for charity, and Barrett Foa’s first day on the job at Barbra Streisand's basement mall. It’s all part of this week’s must-see list!
Snag a Snack from a Singing Star
May 26 through May 31 at Schmackary’s
Don’t start that diet yet! Schmackary’s bakery hosts its second annual Broadway Bakes fundraiser, benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. All week long, Broadway stars are working the counter. Yes, you can buy a peanut butter cup cookie from Audra McDonald! Jarrod Spector will hand you an oatmeal scotchie! Eat cookies, meet Broadway’s best, and support a good cause? Save us a glass of milk.
Venture to Babs’ Mall with Barrett Foa
Beginning May 27 at the Barrow Street Theatre
Buyer & Cellar is getting a new employee! Barrett Foa (Avenue Q, Mamma Mia!) takes over the delightfully loopy one-man show. A struggling Los Angeles actor lands a job at Barbra Streisand’s basement shopping mall and develops an unlikely friendship with the Funny Girl herself. That’s how you get her attention? Sounds easier than writing countless fan letters—and not as messy as the glitter and macaroni tribute art. Click for tickets!
Bring Aladdin and Rocky Home
In stores May 27
You loved the music from Rocky and Aladdin, right? Of course, you did! Well, it's is your lucky day: The original cast recordings for both shows are officially released. Finally, you can take an array of showstoppers anywhere you go—the subway, the gym, or your bedroom, where you can give the performance of a lifetime for a grateful audience of stuffed animals. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone.
Let Megan Hilty Entertain You
Beginning May 27 at the Cafe Carlyle
The Broadway stunner (Wicked, 9 to 5), TV veteran (Smash, duh) and mom-to-be starts a 12-performance run at Cafe Carlyle. Audiences who attend the upscale venue can expect numbers from Smash, as well as American Songbook and jazz standards. Terrific, but let’s be honest: We’d watch Hilty sing nursery rhymes at a rest-stop Cinnabon. But, oh yeah, we’ll take the Carlyle. Click for tickets!
Keep it Real with Katie Finneran
May 28 through May 31 at 54 Below
It’s not all star-studded premieres and dinners with cloth napkins for fabulously talented Tony winners. In It Might Be You—A Funny Lady’s Search for Home, Katie Finneran offers a hilarious, heartfelt take on her career. Featuring songs (ranging from Stephen Sondheim to Ingrid Michaelson) and backstage stories, Finneran’s show outlines how she balanced Hollywood, Broadway, and starting a family. Stars really are just like us. Click for tickets!