Last Minute Plans For New Year’s Eve

Inside Track   Last Minute Plans For New Year’s Eve
 
There is nothing like New Years in New York! But if you don’t want to be one of the hundreds of thousands of people crammed into Times Square, try out these Playbill picks for last minute New Year’s Eve celebrations!


GO? Broadway-bound in ‘10, Michael Feinstein, plays a double header with Tony Award winning legend, Barbara Cook. (Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency, $250-$500 per person with a $100 food/drink minimum, call 212-339-4045 for tickets)

GO? Fela!’s resident band, Antibalas, will bring the eclectic, energetic sound that heats up the stage at the O'Neill eight times a week to Brooklyn. Includes free champagne and party favors. (The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, $25, info/tickets)

GO? Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer, Chuck Berry takes to the stage at BB Kings Blues Club for a New Years Eve concert.  The song list includes Berry classics like “Johnny B. Goode”, “Maybellene” and “Memphis." (B.B. King Blues Club, 237 West 42nd Street, $98-$140, info/tickets)

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GO? Drag fabulousness, Hedda Lettuce, hosts a special viewing of Valley of the Dolls and after midnight New Years Eve Ball Celebration. Hedda gives a whole new meaning to “going green” for the New Year! (Chelsea Cinema, West 23 street between 7th and 8th Avenues, $22, info/tickets)

GO? The New York Philharmonic, under the baton of Musical Director, Alan Gilbert, pairs up with Grammy winner, Thomas Hampson, for a New Year’s show that promises the songs of Aaron Coplan and Broadway standards from the likes of Gershwin and others. (7:30pm, Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, $67-$257, info/tickets)

GO? Broadway baby, Liz McCartney, plays the Laurie Beechman this New Year’s Eve. Showtunes will be aplenty as will songs made famous by the late Rosemary Clooney. (Laurie Beechman Theatre, $35 with $25 food/drink minimum, 407 W. 42nd St, call 212.868.4444 or click here for tickets)

GO? New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players promise to ring in 2010 with laughs, all the champagne you can drink and, of course, lots of Gilbert & Sullivan. Plus, the show comes with a full 25-piece orchestra. (Peter Norton Symphony Space (8pm, 2535 Broadway at 95th Street, $70-90, call (212) 864-5400. Or click here for tickets)

WATCH? Homebound this NYE? Here’s what tunes will be on the tuner.

PBS: "Live From Lincoln Center": The next best thing to seeing this show live. Alec Baldwin hosts this New Year’s Eve special airing of the aforementioned New York Philharmonic show. (8 pm on PBS)
NBC: "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly": Includes performances by the cast of Hair as well as Green Day, Fela! producer Jay-Z and Rihanna. (10pm on NBC)
ABC: “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest”: Includes performances from Jennifer Lopez, Chris Daughtry, The Black Eyed Peas and Selena Gomez. (10pm on ABC)
FOX: “Billboard's New Year's Eve Live": Host Carmen Electra ushers in the New Year live from Sin City with performances by "American Idol" alums Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta and others. (11 pm on Fox)
CNN: “New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin”: Cooper hosts live coverage from Times Square and co-host Kathy Griffin reports live from Las Vegas with Lance Bass, last seen on Broadway in Hairspray. (11pm on CNN)

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