Tis the Season to Indulge in Family Holiday Specials, 54 Below Concerts & A Classic Christmas Story Onstage
December 10th, 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, get into the holiday spirit with some high-kicking leg lamps, a starry 54 Below debut and the most talented family since the von Trapps.
3. Trade Your Family in for the Talented Graffs
Spending the holidays with your family is totally overrated when you consider that you could celebrate Christmas with the mega-talented Graff family at 54 Below. Randy Graff, Todd Graff, Ilene Graff and Nikka Graff Lanzarone take the stage on December 14 and 16 to sing festive favorites and signature songs from their Broadway shows in The Graff Family Holiday Special. And like in any good holiday special, the Graffs are sharing the spotlight with a slew of guest stars including Fran Drescher, Joanna Gleason, Max Von Essen, Julia Murney and more.
2. Drew Gasparini Gets A Little Help From His Friends
When you’re an award-winning, hot, young composer like Drew Gasparini you can go through your iPhone, invite all your crazy, talented friends to join you at 54 Below…and get this, they all show up. On December 13, Gasparini makes his 54 Below debut with the help of Jeremy Jordan, Marc Summers, Lauren Pritchard, Jason Gotay, Phoebe Strole and many many more. With source material like I Could Use a Drink and Inappropriate Stories Told At A Bar, you can expect a raucously good time.
1. Ain’t No Story like A Christmas Story
The Tony-nominated musical adaptation of A Christmas Story returns to New York City for a limited time this holiday season. If the words leg lamp or Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle send thrills through your body, then you have no excuse to miss A Christmas Story at Madison Square Garden. Featuring the adult stars of the Broadway production and a catchy original score to boost the beloved plot of the 1983 film, this delightful holiday musical is perfect for the whole family.