18 Jan

This Week’s Picks! Darren Criss, Pink, Laura Osnes & More

first_imgSee Laura Osnes & Co. Sing the PastMay 28 at 54 BelowOne person’s trauma is another person’s entertainment. Ask us to sing a few numbers from our high school production of Bye Bye Birdie—and show the accompanying photos/videos of us—and we would literally die from embarrassment. But Bryce Pinkham, Laura Osnes, Harriet Harris, and other Broadway pros undergo this nostalgic exercise with a cool title—#tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert. We’ve never been so excited to take a walk down memory lane. Click for tickets! Get a Broadway Backstage PassMay 30 on WABC-TVYou’ve had a long week, so tonight let Broadway come to you in Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview, hosted by Aladdin’s James Monroe Iglehart. The program features highlights from shows and comments from a galaxy of stars, including Vanessa Hudgens and Christian Borle. Also, you’ll meet a top theatrical photographer and learn other insider stuff, like how the stars prepare for two-show days. Our guess: some combination of nicotine, caffeine, and fairy dust. View Comments Have Broadway’s Best for LunchMay 27 in Shubert AlleyWorking in New York has its disadvantages, namely eating lunch between 1 and 2–it’s a riot in business casual. Today is your lucky day. Head over to Shubert Alley, where from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., performers from new and long-running Broadway shows—from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical to Wolf Hall Parts One & Two—will trot out their best numbers in “Stars in the Alley.” Darren Criss hosts the free concert. Star Files Hey, you, still recovering from a near three-bean salad overdose! The holiday weekend isn’t over yet. Slow down and step away from the tray of cheeseburgers. You need your strength for the awesomeness that lies ahead. We have a ton of new plays for your consideration, some “old” ones to enjoy on your lunch break and Betty Buckley’s new show. Save room for this week’s picks! Taste What’s New at EATBegins May 26 at the TADA! TheaterBeing a theatergoer means having stories. I saw Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in The Producers! My mother’s cousin’s optometrist saw a poster of the original A Chorus Line! OK, they’re not all great, but you should get a memory or two at the Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series, which runs through June 14. Among the premieres: Mean (The Musical) by Alecia Moore, a.k.a. Pink. Click for tickets! Belt the Blues with Betty BuckleyBegins May 28 at Joe’s PubBetty Buckley is a Broadway institution, so it’s easy to dismiss seeing her perform. That’s stinking thinking. Think of all the things you’ve put off; getting six-pack abs, making ravioli from scratch, learning calligraphy. It’s time to do right. Buckley—whose new show, Dark Blue-Eyed Blues, runs through May 31—is entertaining and enchanting. Plus, you don’t have to worry about getting ink or dough in your hair. Click for tickets! Darren Crisslast_img

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