5 Nights of Musical Theatre Not to Miss This Month

5 Nights of Musical Theatre Not to Miss This Month From rarely seen revivals to concert events, July has a lot in store for musical theatre fans.
The original Off-Broadway cast of Assassins.
The original Off-Broadway cast of Assassins. Martha Swope / The New York Public Library

The following concerts and theatrical engagements won’t be around long. Don’t miss out!

Christine Andreas
Piaf—No Regrets!
July 7–15 at Feinstein’s/54 Below
Experience “La Vie en Rose” as the star of The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Light in the Piazza, offers a portrait of Edith Piaf in song. Ah, je ne regrette rien!

Assassins
Encores! Off-Center
July 12–15 at City Center
The summer’s Off-Center season begins with Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s provocative 1990 side-show of a musical, featuring a rogue’s gallery of presidential assassins led by John Wilkes Booth and culminating with Lee Harvey Oswald. Anne Kaufman directs.

A Broadway Musical
July 16 at Feinstein’s/54 Below
Charles Strouse & Lee Adams and William F. Brown (The Wiz) joined for this fabled, short-lived tuner from 1978. Here’s your chance to hear the songs, for two performances—which is twice the length of the show’s original run!

Liz Callaway
The Beat Goes On
July 25–29 at Feinstein’s/54 Below
The star of Baby and Cats returns with songs from her celebrated recording of pop hits from the 1960s.

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
Encores! Off-Center
July 26–27 at City Center
Composer-lyricist Kirsten Childs burst onto the musical theatre scene with this autobiographical 2000 musical that, like Assassins, premiered at Playwrights Horizons. Robert O’Hara, author of Bootycandy and other plays, directs.

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