Three Theatrical Experiences You Can Only Have in NYC This Week
February 3rd, 2014
by Josh Ferri
Want to make this week count? BroadwayBox editor Josh Ferri highlights three exciting events in New York City that you can only take advantage of during the week of February 3, 2014.
3. Make a Big Deal Out of Little Me at Encores!
Tony winner Christian Borle and Rachel York headline the Encores! revival of the Neil Simon and Cy Coleman musical Little Me. The laugh-out-loud comedy charts the journey of a social climbing young women (York) and the six lovers (all played by Borle) that lead her to fame and fortune. The limited production runs at New York City Center from February 5 through February 9 and co-stars Tony winners Judy Kaye and Harriet Harris, as well as Broadway favorite Tony Yazbeck. How could you go wrong with this much talent on one stage?
2. Have a Chat with the Stars of The Glass Menagerie
There’s no excuse to miss John Tiffany’s stunning revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. If you haven’t seen it yet (or even if you have and want to go back), may we suggest attending the February 6 performance at the Booth Theatre. After the curtain comes down, the play’s stars (Zachary Quinto, Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith) are participating in a special post-show talkback with the audience. Seeing this extraordinary cast perform is one thing, but then to hear them talk about it after, that’s just too good to resist. The Glass Menagerie continues its limited run through February 23 only.
1. Indulge in the Powerful Sounds of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin & More
This is your final chance to see the Broadway production of A Night with Janis Joplin. The musical, which includes all the rocker’s big hits as well as music by the powerful musicians who influenced her sound, plays its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre on February 9. Mary Bridget Davies is making a remarkable Broadway debut as Joplin, and you really don’t want to do yourself the disservice of missing her performance live.