The WEEK AHEAD: April 16-22

Inside Track   The WEEK AHEAD: April 16-22
 
Reunited and it feels so good! This WEEK AHEAD brings back together some classic pairs for a little bit of new magic.


Paulo Szot and Kelli O’Hara reunite for one last enchanted evening…Two Tony-winning Spring Awakening alums bring rock back to the Main Stem…and Sondheim gets back together with his girls, Barbara and Vanessa, for his third Broadway show currently on the boards.

Welcome back old friend,
Blake

Friday, April 16
Paulo Szot and Kelli O'Hara in South Pacific at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 2008.GO? South Pacific’s Paulo Szot and Kelli O’Hara reunite at Carnegie Hall for The Best of Lerner and Loewe. Expect the classics from the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe songbook including tunes from My Fair Lady, Brigadoon and Camelot. (8pm, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and 7th Ave., $33-$104, info/tickets or call 212.247.7800)

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Saturday, April 17
Hair Movie

GO? Bust out your bell-bottoms, tie-dyed tees and your biggest Broadway voice for Hair, the movie sing-along! The 92StYTribeca, as part of their “Sing-Along Series,” will screen Milos Forman’s 1979 film adaptation of the popular musical, a revival of which is now playing on Broadway. (10:30pm, 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St., at the intersection of Canal and Hudson St., $13, info/tickets)

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Sunday, April 18
La Cage 2010OPENING? Jerry Herman and Harvey Feirstein’s musical “with a little extra,” La Cage Aux Folles, returns to Broadway bringing with it feathers, high heels, glitter, glam and Kelsey Grammer. Olivier Award-winning actor Douglas Hodge makes his Broadway debut as Albin (aka Zaza), the drag queen partner of Grammer’s Georges. Oh, but don’t worry! Grammer gets his chance to show off his “goods” when he takes over the role of Albin six months into the run. (Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., btwn. Broadway and 8th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

GO? Rosie O'Donnell hosts a conversation on gay adoption and the modern family in anticipation of the new musical The Kid, based on sex columnist Dan Savage’s book about gay adoption called “The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant.” The panel will include Terry Boggis of the LGBT Cultural Center, The Kid lyricist Jack Lechner and photographer/adoptive parent Josh Lehrer. (7pm, Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, btwn. 9th and 10th Aves., $20, free to subscribers, call 212.279.4200 or click here for tickets)

GO? Broadway Recycled is a showcase featuring songs from famous Broadway musicals that never made it on stage…until now. Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Mario Cantone, Anthony Rapp and others will perform the hidden gems left of the cutting room floor from shows like Next to Normal, A Little Night Music, [title of show], and others. (7pm, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., $30-$100, info/tickets)

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Monday, April 19

GO? Tovah Feldshuh hosts the Broadway Beauty Pageant, a competition where Broadway’s cutest chorus boys strut their stuff (Talent! Interview! Swimsuit!) in front of an all-star panel of judges including Christine Ebersole, Jackie Hoffman and Charles Busch. Mingle with the contestants at the after party at the Sunburnt Cow on 226 W. 79th St. (8pm, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., $25-$150, info/tickets)

Tuesday, April 20
The cast of American IdiotOPENING? The punk masters of Green Day debut their rocking new Broadway musical, American Idiot, based on the best-selling album of the same name. This rock opera for a new age stars Tony winner John Gallagher Jr. and is directed by Tony-winning director Michael Mayer (both of Spring Awakening). (St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., btwn. Broadway and 8th Aves, info/tickets)

CLICK? Kelsey Grammer and Bebe Neuwirth will announce the nominees for the 76th Annual Drama League Awards at 11am. Check playbill.com at that time for a full list of the nominees.

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Wednesday, April 21
WM5703GO? The hallowed halls of Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency get a Vitamin “N” shot in the form of 20-something crooners Will and Anthony Nunziata in From Pelham to Park Avenue. For their debut engagement at the house that Feinstein built, the baby-faced duo will put a fresh spin on the classics (Sondheim, Loesser and the like) while also taking on some contemporary hits. (April 20-24, Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency, 540 Park Ave., at 61st St., $50.08-$71.86, call 212.339.4095 or click here for tickets)

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Thursday, April 22
main_img_bOPENING? Stephen Sondheim completes his Broadway hat trick with Sondheim on Sondheim (joining West Side Story and A Little Night Music, currently on the boards). The legendary songstress (and frequent Sondheim interpreter) Barbara Cook joins Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat and Norm Lewis in this James Lapine creation paying homage to a man who changed the course of contemporary American musical theatre. (Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btwn. Broadway and 8th Ave., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

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