A Star-Studded Week in Nightlife: Don't Miss Billy Porter, Wayne Brady, Andréa Burns, Laura Benanti and More!

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Sunday, Dec. 6: Scott Nevins' benefit evening for the Actors Fund is back for the fourth year in a row at The Cutting Room featuring an all-star line-up of guest performers, including Billy Porter, Stephanie J. Block, Robin De Jesus, Julia Murney, Max von Essen, Matt Doyle and many more singing all your holiday favorites. Tickets from $65; 7:30 PM. 

Everybody's favorite underwear-clad duo The Skivvies are back with a special holiday-themed concert at Joe's Pub, The Skivvies: Holiday Roadkill. Expect mash-ups of unlikely song pairings such as "Little Drummer Boy" and "We Got the Beat." Guests include Alice Ripley, Lena Hall, Laura Benanti, Nick Adams, Erik Altemus, Randy Harrison, Nicole Parker and Jonah Verdon. Tickets from $30; Dec. 6 and 7 at 9:30 PM

Monday, Dec. 7: The 27th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, features a slate of participating stars who will dance, sing and celebrate, including Wayne Brady, Andréa Burns, Gavin Creel, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson and more. The festivities and performances are a culmination of six weeks of fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. A second show will take place Dec. 8 at 2 PM. Tickets from $30; 4:30 PM

In celebration of Theatre Hall of Fame inductee Eric Bentley's 99th birthday, a host of theatre all-stars are part of the festivities at The Town Hall: Tony Kushner, Austin Pendleton and Louise Kerz Hirschfeld. Hosted by Michael Riedel, Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley! A Centennial Tribute Concert features reminiscences, anecdotes and readings from the legendary playwright and singer's work. Tickets from $50; 8 PM

Tuesday, Dec. 8: Craving a little mid-week seriousness? Head to Joe's Pub to catch award-winning theatre ensemble The Civilians with the latest installation of their Let Me Ascertain You cabaret series. The show, performed as a series of interviews and original songs, explores diverse cultural and religious minorities in America, with a focus on their experiences and responses to the commercialization of Christmas. Tickets from $15; Dec. 8 at 10 PM. Wednesday, Dec. 9: All-male string quartet Well-Strung debut their brand-new holiday show, A Well-Strung Christmas, at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Devised by the ensemble, Mark Cortale and director Richard Jay-Alexander, the concert weaves selections from holiday classics like "Silent Night" to George Michael’s "This Christmas," as well as new arrangements of songs like "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." Tickets from $35; also running Dec. 10 and 14 at 9:30 PM. 

Thursday, Dec. 10: Hot off the heels of their first CD, William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray return to the Joe's Pub stage with Echoes of Etta, a tribute to legendary songstress Etta James. They are backed by a trio of talented singers for an evening sprinkled with some holiday favorites. Tickets $30; 9:30 PM. 

Friday, Dec. 11: Brazilian native and six-time Grammy nominee Eliane Elias takes to the stage at Birdland Jazz for a show that blends classic jazz melodies with the sounds of her homeland. The pianist, singer and composer has 23 albums under her belt and sold over two million copies. Tickets from $40; 8:30 PM

Saturday, Dec. 12: On the twelfth day of Christmas, Chicago's Christine Pedi brings the 12 divas of show business to Feinstein’s/54 Below with Snow Bizness, a concert that celebrates the best of Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing and more. Tickets from $20; 9:30 PM. 

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