The Queen of Soul, A Lost Family & A Love Addict Top This Week's Editor's Picks
November 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, the trio highlighted includes a solo concert by a talented Broadway newcomer, a moving memory play and an evening of romance with a two-time Tony nominee.
3. It’s All Legs, Lashes & Love for Amber Iman
Amber Iman made her Broadway debut earlier this season as Nina Simone in Soul Doctor, and though the musical was short-lived, Iman made a lasting impression. Now, the big-voiced singer is back and she’s going solo at Stage 72 on December 1. Iman takes the stage performing a blend of R&B, jazz, pop and soul in her new show Legs. Lashes. Love: A Night of Music. For those who are unfamiliar with this newcomer’s talents and want to know what they are in for, check out her performing a hilariously original rendition of Miley Cyrus’ "Party in the USA."
John Tiffany, the Tony-winning director of Once, reimagines Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie with winning results. This uniquely and beautifully staged production is anchored by Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto, giving a stellar Broadway debut as Tom Wingfield, with sensational star-turns by Broadway’s Cherry Jones (Amanda) and Celia Keenan-Bolger (Laura) and a memorable cameo by Brian J. Smith (The Gentleman Caller). This limited engagement of The Glass Menagerie will surely be remembered well at this year’s Tony Awards, so check it out while you have the chance.
1. Robin De Jesus Is Totally Crushable at 54 Below
Robin De Jesus is the stuff stage crushes are made of; so it makes for quite an enjoyable evening when this two-time Tony nominee opens up about his own lusty longings in the new solo show Crush to Crushed. De Jesus combines pop, rock, Spanish sounds and showtunes to chronicle his experiences with love, sex and heartbreak. To get intimate with De Jesus, head down to 54 Below on November 24 and 25.