Editor Shout Outs to Thieving Drag Queens, Big Band Swing & the Carole King Musical
January 27th, 2014
by Josh Ferri
3. Charles Busch Is an Artist at Work Off-Broadway
The one and only Charles Busch returns off-Broadway with his frequent collaborator Julie Halston, and together the old gang is bringing the good times back. In the latest Busch comedy, The Tribute Artist, the playwright and star takes center stage as an aging tribute artist (don’t call him a drag queen!) who executes a con in order to make millions off his land lady’s untimely death. The show is full of humor, hijinks and Hollywood references. Don’t miss this special Primary Stages offering now at 59E59 Theaters.
2. Big Band and Big Stars Come Together at 54 Below
Bandleader Charlie Rosen (who you may remember from One Man, Two Guvnors) is back at 54 Below by popular demand, and he’s got a slew of famous friends with him. Indulge in the sounds of a full sized jazz orchestra in an intimate space as Rosen reimagines and rearranges an eclectic mix of Broadway showtunes. Special guests include Andy Mientus, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jason Gotay, Nick Blaemire, Daniel Breaker and more.
The iconic music of Carole King and her rocky relationship with first husband Gerry Goffin comes to life in the hit new musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Aside from hearing old favorites like “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “It’s Too Late” and “Natural Woman,” the other main reason to run to Beautiful is the superb performances from the musical’s quartet of stars, Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Jarrod Spector and Anika Larsen. Give in, and let the earth move under your feet at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.