Joel Grey along with restauranteur Shelly Fireman and Bianca Marroquin (star of Broadway’s Chicago) will celebrate the renaming of the restaurant’s famous Matzo Ball soup honoring Grey. Born in the Bronx, Joel Grey grew up loving Matzo Ball soup. This is also a fund-raising effort for BC/EFA, as $3.00 for every bowl served now thru the holidays will be donated to that organization.

Brooklyn Diner, 155 West 43 St., NYC

Ted Nash

New York’s newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – will present Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Ted Nash in “Coltrane Meets Hartman” on Wednesday, December 29 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.The evening willpay tribute to the work of iconic saxophonist John Coltrane and legendary vocalist Johnny Hartman, one of the most famous collaborations in jazz history. In addition to Nash on reeds, The Ted Nash Quartet is comprised of musicians Ben Allison on bass and Matt Wilson on drums – both well-known bandleaders in their own right – and Julius Rodriguez on piano. The band will be joined by the talented young vocalist Chris McDole. Tickets are $32. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street.

The 24 Hour Plays have announced that they will host their 21st Annual The 24 Hour Plays Broadway Gala on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Extraordinary artists from Broadway, TV and film will come together to create brand-new plays and musicals written, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours. For the first time, the event will feature The 24 Hour Plays, The 24 Hour Musicals and The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, in a taped-to-live format. Guests may purchase a VIP ticket to join in-person watch parties in New York and Los Angeles or purchase a ticket to watch the livestream from the comfort of their own home. Artists scheduled to participate include actors Amy Hargreaves, Anna Chlumsky, Anna Suzuki, Baron Vaughn, Bill Heck, Eve Lindley, Jessica Hecht, Joel Marsh Garland, Mary McCann, Merle Dandridge, Midori Francis, Nia Vardalos, Russell G. Jones, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Sherri Saum, Susannah Perkins, and more; writers and composers Aimee Mann, christopher oscar peña, Dave Harris, J. Holtham, Jonathan Coulton, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Kristoffer Diaz, Gracie Gardner, Lily Houghton, Mario Correa, Michael Mitnick, Rachel Axler, Steve Yockey, Talene Monahon, Warren Leight and others and directors Elizabeth Williamson, Gordon Greenberg, Jaki Bradley, Mia Walker, Michael John Garcés, Neil Pepe, Patricia McGregor, Sarna Lapine, Sean Daniels, Victor Malana Maog and more.

Morning’s At Seven, Paul Osborn’s comedy now playing off-Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th Street, NYC) will play its final performance Sunday, December 5 at 3PM, having played a total 53 performances (including 29 previews). Tickets:

Jingle Belt Jubilee! Starring Carrie Louis, Samantha Pauly, Storm Lever, Natalie Joy Johnson in Christopher Metzger Timson’s The Beltress Power Hour: Jingle BELT Jubilee! plays The Green Room 42 (570 10th Ave, 4th Floor inside YOTEL) on Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $29-$69, and there is no food or beverage minimum.

Faith Salie

Audible Theater’s New York premiere of Approval Junkie, which opens tonight at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Performances run through December 12 only. Approval Junkie is written and performed by Faith Salie, and directed by Amanda Watkins. Tickets at Junkiewill also be recorded live as an Audible Original and released to a global audience.

Second Stage Theater is partnering with Assemble Stream to offer simulcasts of its current Broadway production of Lynn Nottage’s play, CLYDE’S, directed by Kate Whoriskey, for the final two weeks of its run, January 4 – 16, 2022, allowing theater fans who aren’t able to attend in person the opportunity to witness a live Broadway performance from home.

Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Jolly Holiday (book by Sandy Rustin, choreography Kenny Ingram) featuring Major Attaway (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway), Dan DeLuca (Disney’s Newsies), Kara Lindsay (Disney’s Newsies at Paper Mill and on Broadway), Jarran Muse (Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud), Kissy Simmons (Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway), Cailen Fu (Broadway’s Mean Girls), and Dion Simmons Grier (Paper Mill’s Songs for a New World). Performances Dec. 1 thru Jan. 2, 2022