Playbill’s own Seth Rudetsky’s first YA novel “My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan” will be released by Random House this week, with Rudetsky and some starry friends – including Broadway favorites Kerry Butler (Catch Me If You Can), Tony nominee Rory O’Malley (Book of Mormon) and Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story) – assembling for a reading in NYC. Our columnist and video correspondent is mighty busy these days: this week, his new musical Disaster!, based on 1970s disaster movies, opens Off-Broadway at the Triad NYC. The show will play on Sundays through Feb. 26. (7 PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 E. 86th St., btwn. 3rd & Lexington, info)
Just got an e-mail from playbill.com…
“Glee“‘s Darren Criss dons the famous Finch bowtie for one last performance of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Succeeding Criss on Jan. 24 will be Nick Jonas. Also joining Jonas on the 24th is new cast member Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) playing the annoyingly under-eager beaver of the World Wide Wicket Company, Bud Frump. (Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W 45th St, btwn. 8th & 9th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)
Okay guys, I love Nick Jonas and everything but I am WAY more excited to see Micheal Urie.
I find it almost impossible to keep up with Bernadette Peter’s career.
Follies, Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s hauntingly beautiful musical about aging chorus girls and love lost, ends its critically acclaimed Broadway run. A chance to hear the classic Sondheim tunes performed to perfection by Bernadette Peters (“In Buddy’s Eye,” “Losing My Mind”), Jan Maxwell (“Could I Leave You?”), Danny Burstein (“The God-Why-Don’t-You-Love-Me Blues”), Ron Raimes (“Live, Laugh, Love”), Elaine Paige (“I’m Still Here”) and Jayne Houdyshell (“Broadway Baby”) is not to be passed up. The production with almost the entire cast (with the addition of Victoria Clark stepping in for Peters) will transfer to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles come May. (Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway at 46th St., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)
What show should I see in feb?
Wait but how is mormon above capacity? People were standing?
Billy Elliot is closing today :(
Just information my followers might care about:
Tony-winning composer and original star of In The Heights Lin-Manuel Miranda debuts his newest work, The Hamilton Mixtape, a collection of hip-hop songs based on the life and legendary death of Alexander Hamilton. Miranda first debuted a song from the Hamilton concept album in 2009 for President Obama at the White House. Miranda’s former In the Heights co-star Karen Olivo and Gavin Creel will join him for the show. The performance will kick off Lincoln Center’s month-long American Songbook Series that also includes performances by LaChanze, Laura Benanti and Elaine Paige, among others. (8:30 PM, Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St., info/tickets)
Tony winner Paulo Szot returns to the elegant Café Carlyle for another solo engagement. The winter season at the Carlyle rolls out with shows from two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole, Grammy nominated R&B singer Bettye LaVette, and the continuation of Woody Allen’s standing Monday night gig playing the clarinet alongside the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. (Through Jan. 28, Café Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave., info/tickets)
Anthony Rapp, Dee Roscioli and James Kautz star in the American premiere of Gary Duggan’s Dedalus Lounge. The story follows three very different friends as they spend a “jet black Christmas” at a famous Dublin bar. (Through Jan. 30, Interart Theatre Annex, 500 W. 52nd St., btwn. 10th & 11th Aves., info/tickets)