Tom Wopat’s A-Calling, Off-Broadway Becomes Less Fun & Peter Flies Away in This Week’s Editor’s Picks

January 6th, 2014 by

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Each week, BroadwayBox editor Josh Ferri narrows down all the happenings in NYC to three can’t-miss events. This week, we shine a spotlight on a TV and stage star at the mic and two closing off-Broadway shows that make you question if off-Broadway is what it’s really all about right now.

3. Tom Wopat’s Got Your Number
The Dukes of Hazzard dreamboat turned Tony-nominated Broadway headliner, Tom Wopat is taking the stage at 54 Below on January 7 for a special one-night-only show. Wopat is bringing his strong baritone to the small stage as he reinvents the Great American songbook with brand new arrangements of classics, as well as some Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor. The show is called I’ve Got Your Number, and if that’s true, then Tom, call us maybe?

2. More Like Emotionally Devastating Home
One of the most buzzed about musicals of the fall, Fun Home concludes its acclaimed, extended and sure-to-be award-winning run down at the Public Theater on January 12. The show about a lesbian graphic novelist growing up with a closeted gay father inside a funeral home doesn’t quite sound like “fun,” but you’d be foolish not to see it while you can. Don’t bank on this smart, moving musical playing the Great White Way in 2014, because, if it doesn’t, you’ll have missed a real gem— and heaven forbid they change the cast!

1. Peter and the Starcatcher Is Flying Away
Peter and the Starcatcher has played off-Broadway, then wowed Broadway (receiving an astounding 9 Tony nominations and five wins #robbedofBestPlay) and, now on January 12, the play with music concludes its second off-Broadway run. This fantastical prequel to Peter Pan is one of the most inventive shows you’ll see on stage. This play must pump pixie dust in through the vents at New World Stages because by the final blackout, you’ll feel as if you too could soar.