Sunday, Jan. 10: Join three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall at 92Y for a special concert featuring vocalists Ann Harada and Betsy Wolfe, among others. Marshall reveals the story behind "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and other songs that were penned at the 11th hour only to become some of Broadway's biggest hits. Tickets from $74; 2 PM and 7 PM. Also running Jan. 11; 2 PM and 7:30 PM.
Monday, Jan. 11: Schools That Can, a nonprofit focused on improving urban education, honors the life and legacy of the late singing actress and civil-rights activist Lena Horne with a benefit concert at New York City’s Symphony Space. Included in the line-up of performers are Tony winner Barbara Cook, Tony winner Billy Porter, Tony winner Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, amongst others. Tickets from $100; 7:30 PM.
Tuesday, Jan. 12: Following an acclaimed 2014 residency, ten-time Tony winner Tommy Tune returns to the Cafe Carlyle with Tommy Tune, Tonight! The Broadway icon is stepping in for Chita Rivera, whose January engagement has been postponed due to an injury. Bar seating starts at $50; 8:45 PM.
Been working so hard? Cut loose at Feinstein’s/54 Below with the original cast of Footloose for a one-night-only reunion concert. Jeremy Kushnier and Orfeh are among the performers. Tickets from $40; 7 PM and 9:30 PM.
Wednesday, Jan. 13: Hitting the stage at Joe's Pub as part of the Under the Radar Festival, Seattle-based Ahamefule J. Oluo leads a team of talented musicians in an experimental pop opera titled Now I'm Fine. The comedian/musician/storyteller draws from darkly funny and personal stories and is joined by a 17-piece orchestra and vocalist okanomodé. Tickets from $25; 7:30 PM. Thursday, Jan. 14: Back by popular demand, Broadway's Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) and Marisha Wallace (Something Rotten) return to Feinstein’s/54 Below with a late-night show that blends soul, jazz, gospel and showtunes. Tickets from $20; 11:30 PM.
Saturday, Jan. 16: Had enough of blind dating? Watch others do it – but with musical theatre (even more enjoyable!). Composers are paired with singers they don’t know in Feinstein’s/54 Below MuseMatch 6.0. The artists are asked to share their deepest, personal joys and fears, and make a song together for charity. Tickets from $20; 11:30 PM.
Sunday, Jan. 17: Liza Paul and Bahia Watson offer a fresh, funny and distinctly West Indian look at womanhood in pomme is french for apple at Joe's Pub, returning as part of the Under the Radar festival. Composed of a series of fast-paced vignettes, the two comediennes bring to light the absurdity of women's lives with more than a few laughs in between. Tickets $25; 9:30 PM.