Laura Benanti, Steven Pasquale and Will Swenson Hit the Stage: What Not to Miss This Week!

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The Know: Don't miss out on this week's must-see shows and events, Feb. 11-21!

PREVIEWS

Feb. 14: Three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance heads to Brooklyn to debut his newest project, Nice Fish, at St. Ann's Warehouse Off-Broadway. The play is woven together from the poetry of Louis Jenkins and is written, conceived and stars Rylance. 

Feb. 14: Performances kick off for Theatre for a New Audience's production of Pericles, helmed by four-time Tony winner Trevor Nunn. The cast of the Odysseus-like story features Tony nominee Will Swenson and Christian Camargo in the title role. 

Feb. 18: Previews begin for the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s raucous musical comedy The Robber Bridegroom, starring Steven Pasquale, Leslie Kritzer and Greg Hildreth. The show debuted on Broadway in 1975 with Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone

Feb. 19: Performances begin for the Broadway revival of She Loves Me. The heartwarming musical comedy about two parfumerie clerks stars Laura Benanti, Byron Jennings, Zachary Levi, Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath and Jane Krakowski

OPENING

Feb. 17: The New Group's revival of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child opens Off-Broadway featuring "Mad Men" star Rich Sommer, "Apollo 13"'s Ed Harris and Broadway vet Larry Pine. The play launched the iconic playwright to international fame following its critically acclaimed debut in 1978.

Feb. 18: Stephen Karam’s The Humans officially opens its Broadway engagement at the Helen Hayes Theatre, helmed by Tony winner Joe Mantello. The ensemble cast featured in the acclaimed Off-Broadway staging have all made the move to the Great White Way. 

LAST CHANCE

Feb. 14: Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung and Katie Rose Clarke take their final bows as Allegiance closes on Broadway. The new American musical is inspired by the life of actor and activist Takei, and his family's resilience in the face of being stripped of their rights and freedom. 

Feb. 14: Broadway's new suspense thriller Misery frightens audiences for a final time as the limited engagement concludes its run. Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf star in the premiere piece based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. 

Feb. 14: Tony winners Chuck Cooper and LaChanze, along with Broadway favorite Norm Lewis, star in the City Center Encores! staging of the Vernon Duke-John Latouche musical Cabin in the Sky. Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago‐Hudson directs the 1940 musical that celebrates African‐American music and dance traditions. 

Feb. 21: The Young Vic's Olivier Award-winning production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, staged by acclaimed Belgian director Ivo van Hove, concludes its limited Broadway run. The edge-of-your-seat production sees the return of film star Mark Strong to the stage after a 12-year hiatus. 

Mark Strong and cast in <i>A View from the Bridge</i>
Mark Strong and cast in A View from the Bridge Photo by Jan Versweyveld

SPECIAL EVENTS

Feb. 12-19: Playbill Travel's Caribbean cruise, Broadway on the High Seas 6, sets sail for St. Barts, St. John, St. Lucia, Dominica, Tortola and Barbados. Performers on board include Tony Yazbeck, Liz Callaway, Christine Ebersole and Laura Osnes

Feb. 13: Can't stand the thought of another Valentine's Day? Take your single self to An Anti-Valentine’s Day Extravaganza! at Feinstein's/54 Below for a late-night concert of high notes, sassy tunes and dangerous duets. Playbill's Michael Gioia is joined by some of the best belters on Broadway, including Jessica Vosk, two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita, Christine Dwyer, Danny Quadrino and Ariana DeBose

Feb. 14: If you'd rather celebrate the love, Feinstein’s/54 Below stages its Valentine's Day concert presentation of I Do! I Do!. Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s musical comedy is revived for one night only featuring show-biz couples Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody; Eddie Korbich and Andy Leech; and Patrick Page and Paige Davis, among others. 

Feb. 15: The 58th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The evening's performances include Broadway sensation Hamilton, broadcast live via satellite from the Richard Rodgers Theatre- and a tribute to the late David Bowie by Lady Gaga

Feb. 20: Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series continues its slate of intimate concert events with show-biz couple Andy Karl and Orfeh. With three Tony nominations together, the duo are reunited onstage for an evening of their favorite songs. 

Feb. 21: Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo and Cheyenne Jackson are among the stars featured in the Manhattan Concert Productions' presentation of the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden, playing through Feb. 22 at David Geffen Hall. 

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