The WEEK AHEAD: Aug. 28- Sept. 2

Inside Track   The WEEK AHEAD: Aug. 28- Sept. 2
 
This WEEK AHEAD has you dancing on the sun and traveling back in time.


Sutton Foster plays Our SongLove, Loss gains some stars… save the last dance for Screech…and watch the summer literally MELT away.

Go Bayside!
Blake

Friday, August 27
rosemarys_baby_stillGO (FREE)? “The Vault of Horror Flicks” has been screening the best of spooky and scary films all month long. They close the series with Roman Polanski’s "Rosemary’s Baby," starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavete. (8:30pm, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 3 Clarkson St., btwn. Hudson St. and 7th Ave., info)

Saturday, August 28
Dustin Diamond and fellow cast member rehearseGO? Dustin Diamond (better known as everyone’s favorite Bayside nerd, Screech Powers) will spend one more night in the time warp that is The Awesome 80s Prom, the long-running interactive show where hairspray, slap bracelets and neon rule supreme. (Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., btwn. 3rd and 4th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

Katherine Waterston and Celia Keenan-Bolger

BEFORE IT CLOSES? Bachelorette is Leslye Headland's hilarious cautionary tale of a boozy bachelorette party where most of the night’s naughtiness comes courtesy of the bridal party rather than the bride. (Second Stage Theater’s McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, 3rd. Fl., info/tickets)

Sunday, August 29
The cast of "Glee"WATCH? The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards may be all about honoring excellence in television, but lots of Broadway talent will be representing this Sunday. “Glee” leads the night with 19 nominations (including a Best Actor nod for Matthew Morrison and Best Actress nod for Lea Michele). “Modern Family,” featuring Broadway’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, will compete against “Glee” for Best Comedy. Other Rialto regulars scheduled to appear on the telecast include Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski, Tony Shalhoub, Neil Patrick Harris and Glenn Close. (8 PM ET/5 PT on NBC, info)

Monday, August 30
GO? Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster joins Playbill’s own Seth Rudetsky for a one-night-only concert performance of Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager’s They’re Playing Our Song. Based on the relationship between Hamlisch and Sager, the show also features a hilarious book by Neil Simon. The original Broadway version featured Lucie Arnaz in her Broadway debut. Proceeds from the performance benefit The Actors Fund. (7:30 PM, The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, 899 10th Ave, btwn. 60th and 59th Sts., $75-$250, info/tickets)

louis-armstrong-280x420GO? The Apollo Theater celebrates the legacy of Louis Armstrong with a special screening of the documentary “Louis.” The film, by Dan Pritzker and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, is shot in a classic silent film style and will have live musical accompaniment by The Wynton Marsalis Ensemble and pianist Cecile Licad. (8 PM, Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th St.,?btwn. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd & Frederick Douglass Blvd., $35-$50, info/tickets)

Tuesday, August 31
michael-jackson-american-jesus-240ls071510SEE? Controversial photographer David LaChapelle presents “American Jesus,” a series of photographs depicting American pop Icon Michael Jackson as a modern-day martyr. The LaChapelle exhibition also includes other works involving religion and pop culture. (Though Sept. 18, Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 10th Ave., at 27th St., info)

Wednesday, September 1
GO? Love, Loss and What I Wore gets a bi-coastal influx of celebrities with Tony winner Victoria Clark, Nancy Giles, Helen Carey, Stacy London and Jamie-Lynn Sigler joining the New York cast. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles production welcomes Oscar and Emmy winner Christine Lahti, Tony winner Harriet Harris, Jenny O’Hara, Jami Gertz, and Maria Conchita Alonso. (Westside Theatre in New York and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, info/tickets for both productions)

Thursday, September 2
BEFORE IT CLOSES? Summer is coming to a close, and so is the “Summer Shorts” festival at 59E59 Theaters, featuring one-act plays from esteemed playwrights like: Neil LaBute (reasons to be pretty), Wendy Kesselman (new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank), Alan Zweibel (“Saturday Night Live”) and Christopher Stetson Boal (Order). (59E59 Theater, 59 E. 59th St., btwn. Park and Madison Aves., info/tickets)

shaul-schwarz-72.thumbnailGO? Site-specific choreographer Noémie Lafrance explores the hot, sticky summer heat wave with MELT, a dance instillation that features dancers perched on a wall, dripping in beeswax. Set in an industrial site under the Manhattan Bridge, dancers clad in melting lanolin costumes seem to be dancing on the sun. (Through Sept. 12, 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM, The Salt Pile, corner of Pike Slip & South Street under the Manhattan Bridge, $15-$40, info/tickets)

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