The Barnes & Noble – Union Square announced a discussion and signing for Tony and Emmy Award-winning set designer Derek McLane and entertainment and fashion writer Eila Mell’s new book, Designing Broadway: How Derek McLane and Other Acclaimed Set Designers Create the Visual World of Theatre. With a discussion lead by Tony and Emmy nominated director and playwright Moisés Kaufman.

The event will take place on Monday, November 28 at 7:00pm at The Barnes & Noble – Union Square (33 East East 17th Street). Admission can be purchased at with the following options: Book Admission – $49.04 which includes entrance to the event, copy of Designing Broadway and admission to signing line with Derek McLane and Eila Mell. Gift Card Admission – $5.00 which includes one $5 B&N gift card, and admission to signing line with Derek McLane and Eila Mell. It is highly recommended that guests wear a mask inside. Socially distanced photos will be allowed, no memorabilia will be signed.

The York Theatre Company presents Lullaby of Broadway (42nd Anniversary of 42nd Street and the Legacy of Gower Champion Mon. December 12 @ 7 pm. Conversation featuring Karin Baker and Lee Roy Reams. Theatre at St. Jeans, 150E. 76 St.

The Entertainment Community Fund, formerly the Actors Fund, will host a one-night-only benefit concert of the musical Chess on Monday, December 12, at 7:30pm at the Broadhurst Theatre. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, Chess features music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the songwriters behind the international pop sensation, ABBA. It features lyrics by Tim Rice (The Lion King) and a new book by Emmy Award winner Danny Strong.

The show has played to enthusiastic audiences around the world, including at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center in 2018, a production in which Ramin Karimloo played Russian chess champion Anatoly Sergievsky. Karimloo will reprise that role in this concert reading. He will be joined onstage by Darren Criss as Freddie Trumper, Lena Hall as Florence Vassey, and Solea Pfeiffer as Svetlana Sergievsky. Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Funny Girl) directs.