Mark Your Calendars . . . Aug. 28-Sept. 2

Inside Track   Mark Your Calendars . . . Aug. 28-Sept. 2
 
Music is the theme of this Week Ahead! Get your diva fill with Liza and Barbra (no last names required)…Groove along to the funkadelic beats of Asiko…Chill out with Jazz legend Kenny Werner and his band…Or take in the melodious sounds from The Metropolitan Opera at an outdoor screening of their most beloved performances.


Tune in, tune lovers!
Blake 


Friday, August 28

GO? Fresh off of her Tony win for Liza’s at the Palace, Liza Minnelli is back and this time, Liza’s at the Bowl! (Through August 29, Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Avenue, tickets or call 323.850.2000)

The cast of <I>Hair</i>GO? The cast of Hair has been an ongoing collective voice for love and equality as the debate over gay marriage continues to heat up. In anticipation of October's Equality March on Washington, the Tony winning cast will hold a mobilization rally at the Delacorte on Friday. (2:30pm, Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, enter at 81st Street and Central Park West or 70th Street and Fifth Avenue, info

 

WATCH? QVC will be filled with the sounds of Streisand this Friday! In anticipation of the legend’s newest release, Love is the Answer, Barbra’s longtime friend, collaborator and co-director Richard Jay-Alexander, will be hosting a special with the shopping channel offering exclusives and pre-order specials for QVC viewers. (10pmET/7pmPT on QVC, info

GO? The hit show Fela!, a tribute to the late Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, will make the transfer to Broadway this fall. If you are a newbie to the sounds of Fela Kuti, stop by Zebulon Café Concert on Friday to hear Asiko, a diverse band made up of musicians from both the US and Africa. Asiko credits Fela as a major musical influence stating that their lyrics “speak truth to power in the spirit of the late Fela Kuti”. (11pm, Zebulon Café Concert, 258 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, info or call 718.218.6934)

 

Saturday, August 29
GO (FREE)? The Metropolitan Opera will hold the first outdoor screening of the new “Summer HD Festival” starting on Saturday. The fest will feature free screenings of some of The Met’s most popular productions including Anthony Minghella’s staging of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, conducted by Plácido Domingo. (Through Sept. 7, Lincoln Center Plaza, enter on 62-64th Streets, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, schedule)

 

Sunday, August 30

BEFORE IT CLOSES? After 50 previews and 685 performances, Arielle will take her final swim on Broadway in Disney’s The Little Mermaid this Sunday. (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street)

BEFORE IT CLOSES? Jonathan Groff, Andre De Shields and Anthony Mackie star in the famous Euripides tragedy The Baccahe, playing through Sunday at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. (Delacorte Theatre, enter at 81st Street and Central Park West, info)

 

Monday, August 31

GO? Multi-Tony Award Winner, Audra McDonald, Tony Award Winning Actor/Playwright, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Tichina Arnold (last seen in The Wiz) will be among those honored at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards in Los Angeles. (Directors Guild of America, 7920 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, tickets)

 

Tuesday, September 1

OPENING? Sebastian Barry’s The Pride of Parnell Street, an intimate look at life on the streets of Dublin, will make its New York debut this Tuesday. (Through October 4, 59E59 Theatres, 59 e. 59th street, between Madison and Park Avenues, info)

Wednesday, September 2
GO? The Kenny Werner Trio will play at the Blue Note this Wednesday. Werner, a celebrated jazz musician, has gained notoriety in the Broadway world as a longtime collaborator of Tony winner, Betty Buckley. (Through September 6, Blue Note, 131 W 3rd Street, btwn 6th Ave and MacDougal Street, tickets)

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