Inside Track: The Week Ahead June 22-26

Special Features   Inside Track: The Week Ahead June 22-26 This week ahead features summertime happenings with divas aplenty (LuPone, Rivers and Krall) and a special return to the park for the hippies of Hair. Enjoy the week ahead!

Blake

Monday, June 22

WATCH→ Just days away from the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots comes a new three-part miniseries exploring the gay-rights movement in this country. It shows just how far we've come…and how far we have to go. The first part starts tonight (10 PM, PBS).

GO→ The cornucopia of talent that is Jeff Daniels just took it up a notch. As if starring in one of the biggest hits on Broadway and being an indie/comedy/drama/action movie star wasn't enough, now he sings?! Way to make us all feel like slackers, Jeff. Overachiever Daniels will be performing at the New York City Winery tonight. I've done the YouTube search for you…he's actually pretty good! (9 PM, New York City Winery, 155 Varick Street, tickets).

Tuesday, June 23

GO→ Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin have been schlepping this act around the country, and now it's LA's turn! "Lutinkin" will be performing at the Ahmanson Theatre. (through June 29 at Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 tickets). GO→ Diana Krall is the latest jazz diva to take the stage at Carnegie Hall. I can't wait to hear what she and Streisand have whipped up when Barbra releases her new CD in a few months. I hear it is nothing short of spectacular. (8 PM, through June 23, Carnegie Hall, 7th Avenue and 57th Street, tickets).

Wednesday, June 24

GO→ A new comedy, Cracked (Upon a Time), opens at the Producers Club. (tickets).

Thursday, June 25

GO→ Joan Rivers is (as my mother has eloquently put it) a piss and a half. She's a 75 year old, hilariously feisty lady (a little mashugana too)… and we love her! (7:30 PM, The Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street at Lexington, call 212-352-3101 for tickets).

BRAVO→ Inside Broadway toasts Constantine Maroulis; (unfairly talented/attractive couple) Laura Benanti and Steven Pasquale; Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and others at its annual Broadway Beacon Awards. (5:30 PM, The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South at 20th st).

Friday, June 26

WATCH→ The cast of Hair is heading back to the park to perform on "Good Morning America"'s Summer Concert Series (live at 8:30 AM, Rumsey Playfield in Central Park).

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