New Year, All New Shows: 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, Jan. 7-17!
Maurice Hines
Maurice Hines

OPENING

Jan. 7: Famed comedian Jerry Seinfeld begins a yearlong series of monthly shows titled Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestead at the Beacon Theatre, his favorite theatre in New York. Seinfeld will appear monthly through the end of the year. 

Jan. 11: Maurice Hines Tappin' Thru Life, created by and starring Tony nominee Hines, opens Off-Broadway. In a celebration of his love for show business, the Broadway vet is joined onstage by the tap-dancing Manzari Brothers, Ruth Sisters, Dario Natarelli and the all-female Diva Jazz Orchestra. 

Jan. 14: The Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of the award-winning Michael Frayn comedy Noises Off opens with a star-studded cast that includes Andrea Martin, Megan Hilty, Rob McClure and Daniel Davis, to name a few. In this classic show-within-a-show, a cast of eccentric actors and creatives struggles to get through an opening night riddled with disasters. Read More: That's My Cue! The Ladies of Noises Off Recall Forgetful Fiyeros, Falling Through Trap Doors and Missed Marks

  LAST CHANCE

Jan. 10: Don't miss the chance to see veterans James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson back on the Broadway stage. The pair play two residents at a retirement home in the acclaimed revival of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Gin Game, at the Golden Theatre, directed by Leonard Foglia

Jan. 10: Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin and Golden Globe winner Camryn Manheim exit the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. Re-imagined by Deaf West, the acclaimed production is set to play its final performance on Jan. 24.

Jan. 10: The Off-Broadway revival of Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick ends its run at the Barrow Street Theatre. The re-mounting reunited the acclaimed playwright with Tony-winning director Sam Gold. Read Playbill.com's interview with the talented duo here.  

Jan. 10: The modish twist on Much Ado About Nothing, Rolin Jones' and Billie Joe Armstrong's These Paper Bullets! finishes its Off-Broadway run at the Atlantic Theater. The swinging musical play follows the loves, lives and dreams of the Quartos, a famed four-man band from Liverpool, London. 

Jan. 16: Tony-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones concludes her debut engagement of her newest work: Sell/Buy/Date at New York Live Arts, with special post-show discussions. The multi-character play is inspired by stories of women and girls impacted by sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. 

Jan. 17: The Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, plays its final performance. The hit musical received ten 2014 Tony Award nominations and won four. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Jan. 7 through 9: Bridget Everett returns to Joe's Pub with her acclaimed and provocative cabaret show Rock Bottom, co-written with Tony-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, filled with belly laughs and soulful singing. 

Jan. 9 through 11: Join three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall at 92Y for a special concert. She reveals the stories behind "Comedy Tonight" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and other songs that were penned at the 11th hour and went on to become some of Broadway's biggest hits. 

Jan. 10: Awards season kicks off with the 73rd annual Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais. Among the nominees are a string of Broadway actors, including Al Pacino, Viola Davis, Mark Rylance, Lily Tomlin, Alan Cumming, Maggie Smith, Eddie Redmayne and Uzo Aduba. Read Playbill.com's exclusive interview with second-time nominee Saoirse Ronan, who is set to make her Broadway debut in The Crucible next month

Jan. 11: NFL player and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George makes his Broadway debut in the long-running, Tony-winning revival of Chicago. The sports star-turned-musical-theatre-performer steps into the shoes of Billy Flynn through Feb. 28.

Jan. 12: Following an acclaimed 2014 residency, ten-time Tony winner Tommy Tune returns to the Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show titled Tommy Tune, Tonight! The Broadway icon has stepped in for Chita Rivera, whose January engagement has been postponed due to an injury. 

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