This Week’s Picks: Lesli Margherita, Hamilton & more!


first_imgSet Sail with Dames at Sea Begins September 24 at Helen Hayes TheatreWho doesn’t like tap dancing? Who doesn’t like Busby Berkeley-style musicals? Who doesn’t like Lesli Marghertia? If only there were a musical that met all three needs. Well, we have one! Dames at Sea, which opened with Bernadette Peters back in 1968, returns. This time, Eloise Kropp plays the young lady who lands a role in her first Broadway show—only to find the stage is about to be demolished. Click for tickets! See Singing Songwriters and Stars September 21 at 54 BelowAn evening with singer-songwriters conjures images of mugs of herbal tea and talks about life’s grand adventure. Well, not this time. Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott, the duo behind Imagine Harry and the upcoming Wintersong will perform highlights from those shows and songs from their upcoming EP A View of the River supported by stars galore—including Annaleigh Ashford and Kate Baldwin! Sit in on The Gin Game Begins September 24 at John Golden TheatreCicely Tyson and James Earl Jones starring in The Gin Game is an idea that makes too much sense. We can only hope that the producers don’t ruin the revival of D.L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning gem by inserting a rapping dinosaur or an Elvis impersonator or some other atrocity in the name of creative enhancement. The achingly personal dialogue and powerhouse performances are all you need. Click for tickets! View Comments Take Hamilton with You Available September 25Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton has transfixed New York audiences—and various celebrities—for months. Now you can take a bit of the show with you as the original Broadway cast recording (executive produced by the Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter) becomes available digitally. The bad news is that one idea-deprived aunt won’t have a CD to buy you for the holidays. We’re sure you’ll come up with other ideas. Lesli Margherita Pope Up the Jam with Gloria, JHud & More September 25 at Madison Square GardenIt’s good to be the Pope. You get your own city, a flock of followers and there’s that whole infallibility thing. Plus, when you tour the U.S., people throw concerts for you. Before Pope Francis’ mass at MSG, there’s a two-hour pre-show featuring prayer and devotional music. And it’s no joke. Scheduled to appear: Norm Lewis, Gloria Estefan, Kelli O’Hara, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Hudson. If you want tickets, head to your local parish. Star Files Hey, you, still bawling that Hedwig and Mamma Mia! are in that big wrap party in the sky. It’s going to be OK. You just need some time to mourn, which ends now. Only a dope would mope. There’s so much great stuff happening this week, including two star-studded concerts and two new plays. Dry your eyes—and get ready for this week’s picks!last_img

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