George Street Playhouse (GSP) is excited to continue their return to in-person performances with “It’s Only A Play”, by award-winning playwright and Broadway legend Terrence McNally. This hilarious work is co-directed by Kevin Cahoon and Colin Hanlon and takes to the stage on November 30, running through December 19, 2021. www.georgestreetplayhouse.org
Long Wharf Theatre announces its annual fundraiser for 2021, a one-night only performance featuring LWT Artistic Ensemble Member, Mason Alexander Park on Dec. 6, star of I Am My Own Wife returns to Long Wharf for an intimate evening of song, celebration and the power of theater, featuring the premiere of the short film Catharsissy, directed by Paul McGill along with a live performance by Mason. Tickets HERE.
BARD AT THE GATE – the digital theater play series begun at the height of the pandemic – announces that BARD creator and co-curator Paula Vogel is one of seven performers in the cast of Jose Rivera’s SONNETS FOR AN OLD CENTURY, debuting December 1 at 7:30 p.m. (eastern) at www.mccarter.org/sonnets. Directed by Mr. Rivera, the cast features Isabel Arraiza (The Little Things), Danielle Davenport (An Octoroon), Sara Koviak (Pippin), Michael John McGann (Arsenic and Old Lace), Joel Perez (Fun Home), Feliz Angel Solis (Bascilica), and Paula Vogel (Peter Pan, 4th grade).
Broadway’s ‘Living Room’ Feinstein’s/54 Below celebrates 10 years at 254 West 54 Street (Cellar) NYC of extraordinary entertainment. A special 10 Year celebration of monthly concerts will begin January 2022 with new musicals to reunions to Tony nominees showcasing the different genres of programming with all-star lineups. Time to raise a glass! www.54Below.com
The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical is releasing a new block of tickets for performances through October 2, 2022 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St, NYC).
An exclusive fan-only pre-sale begins Monday, November 22 at 10:00am EST. For access to this pre-sale, fans must sign up for the show’s newsletter at www.MoulinRougeMusical.com by Sunday, November 21 at 11:59pm. The public on sale begins Tuesday, November 23 at 10:00am EST.
THE DJANGO, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, offers an impressive month of music with jazz legends and rising stars. Today’s leading artists gather on The Django stage to celebrate NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith in special back-to-back tribute concerts 12/9. Two leading pianists make their Django debut: Benito Gonzalez 12/3 followed by Orrin Evans 12/8 leading his new Brazilian project “Terreno Comun”. The holidays are in full swing with festive concerts by Charles Turner & Uptown Swing Dance 12/11, Duchess 12/17, New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra 12/22, and Martina DaSilva and Danny Jonokuchi Quintet Holiday Special 12/23, followed by a New Year’s Eve celebration 12/31 with jazz legend Houston Person and emerging vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan followed by the leading jazz gay singer Richard Cortez ringing in 2022. The Django’s new weekly residency with the Mingus Big Band continues every Tuesday appearing 12/14, 12/21, and 12/28, with a special appearance by the Mingus Orchestra 12/7. The Ken Fowser Quintet returns for its weekly Friday night show 12/3, 12/10 and 12/17, and guitarist Mark Whitfield hosts his monthly Django gig 12/10. www.thedjangonyc.com
A Swinging Birdland Christmas” – starring vocalists Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, and Billy Stritch – for five performances from December 21 to 25 at 5:30 PM. In the tradition of beloved seasonal television specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch perform swinging arrangements of “The Christmas Waltz,” Kay Thompson’s “The Holiday Season,” “Sleigh Ride,” “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” “Snow,” and “It Happened In Sun Valley,” among other favorites. This year they will include a special tribute to the late Freddy Cole, the celebrated jazz/pop singer and pianist – and cherished member of the Birdland family – who passed away last year. In addition to the trio of singers and Stritch on piano, the show features Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums. Check what’s coming up in December at www.birdlandjazz.com
Richard Holbrook: We Need a Little Christimas Now . . . and How! Will be presented at Don’t Tell Mama on Sun. December 19 at 7 pm with the Tom Nelson Trio featuring holiday favorites and songs from Broadway and Hollywood that fit the season. www.donttellmamanyc.com
A new block of tickets is now available for August 2022 through October 2022 for the hugely anticipated revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Starring two-time Tony Award®, Grammy Award®, and Emmy Award®-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian The Librarian, preview performances for The Music Man are set to begin on Monday, December 20, with Opening Night scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022, at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway). The production is directed by Jerry Zaks, choreographed by Warren Carlyle and also stars Shuler Hensley, Jeffferson Mays, Jayne Houdyshell, Marie Mullen, Eddie Korbich and more. www.musicmanonbroadway.com To purchase tickets, please visit Telecharge.com.
The New York Pops will honor the songwriting duo Kristen and Bobby Lopez at its 39th Birthday Gala on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00pm in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. The festive concert features the couple’s iconic works—written with each other, as well as with other collaborators—performed by The New York Pops, under the music direction of Steven Reineke, along with an exciting line-up of guest artists to be announced. Kristen and Bobby Lopez were originally slated to be honored at The New York Pops’ 37th Birthday Gala on April 27, 2020.
Additional concerts in The New York Pops’ 2021-22 Carnegie Hall season include: Back Home for the Holidays on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 8:00pm with Laura Benanti; Get Happy: That Nelson Riddle Sound on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 8:00pm with Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins; and One Night Only: An Evening with Norm Lewis on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 8:00pm.