After Midnight’s Holiday Concert, the Marvin Hamlisch Doc & a Tony-Winning Double Bill Top This Week’s Editor’s Picks
December 23rd, 2013
by Josh Ferri
Each week, BroadwayBox editor Josh Ferri narrows down all the happenings in NYC to three can’t-miss events. This week, we direct your attention to a jazzy holiday concert, a star-studded documentary and the most insane night of talent ever at 54 Below.
3. After Midnight Stars Trade Duke Ellington for Kris Kringle
The stars of Broadway’s After Midnight are bringing their party underground. Fantasia Barrino, Dule Hill and cast members from the popular Broadway revue will sing, dance and spread holiday cheer at 54 Below on December 23. After Midnight Swings the Holidays is the perfect way to kick off Christmas week.
2. Get To Know Marvin Hamlisch From the Comfort of Home
The late musical genius Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) is the subject of a new documentary. The Tony, Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-conductor is remembered by his famous friends and collaborators including Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen and Idina Menzel. Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love airs on PBS on December 27.
1. 54 Below Presents a Double Bill of Tony-Winning Divas
Could this be the most epic night of programming in 54 Below’s short history? On December 27, the Midtown hotspot hosts Tony winners Jennifer Holliday and Faith Prince back-to-back. The Dreamgirls icon kicks off the proceedings with a new concert at 8 PM; then at 11, the Annie headliner takes the stage with an encore performance of her career-spanning evening of song. And you, and you…you’re gonna love this once in a lifetime double feature.