A classic Ibsen goes undercover… a new telling of the Book of Genesis… the brothers Karamazov fly back to NYC… and Marilyn is the ultimate blonde any gentleman prefers.
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Saturday, August 7
GO? Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell star in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” the classic movie musical based on the 1949 Broadway show of the same name, which originally starred Carol Channing. Includes the classic tunes “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “Little Girl from Little Rock.” (Through August 12, The Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., btwn. 6th & 7th Aves., info/tickets)
Sunday, August 8
GO (FREE)? Have you always wanted to learn how to swing, but couldn’t afford dance lessons? Well here’s your chance to learn from the experts for free! Hudson River MoonDance provides an enchanted evening of dancing under the stars. (6:30pm, Pier 54, West St. and 14th St., info)
BEFORE IT CLOSES? Falling For Eve, featuring a book by Memphis’ Tony-winning songwriter-librettist Joe DiPietro and a score by Brett Simmons and David Howard, is a lighthearted re-telling of the story of Adam and Eve starring Ragtime’s Stephanie Umoh and Jose Llana. (York Theatre, 619 Lexington Ave., corner of 54th St., info/tickets)
Monday, August 9
OPENING? The Flying Karamazov Brothers return to the stage with a new, family-friendly show called 4Play. You may remember these juggling “brothers” from their shows on Broadway in the ’80s or their appearance on the sitcom “Seinfeld.” This new show combines the troupe’s classic campy humor and impressive musical talents with the awe-inspiring juggling that made these guys famous. (Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane, btwn. 6th Ave. and MacDougal St., Click here for Playbill Club Discount Tickets)
Tuesday, August 10
GO? Kelli O’Hara returns to the role that nabbed her a third Tony nomination, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific. O’Hara will join former co-star Paulo Szot for the last two weeks of the show’s run at Lincoln Center, and will also be a part of a special taping for PBS on August 18. (Through August 22, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 50 Lincoln Center Plaza, Click here for Playbill Club Discount Tickets)
Wednesday, August 11
GO (FREE)? A special, intimate version of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler will be held at a townhouse in a secret location. Directed by John Gould Rubin, former executive director of LABrynth Theater, this new, plain-clothes version of the immortal classic has been getting a lot of buzz lately for its unique setting in an East Village townhouse which seats less than 30. The exact location will be disclosed when your tickets have been approved. (Through Sept. 4, call 212-982-6475 or email email@example.com for tickets)
Thursday, August 12
GO (FREE)? Broadway in Bryant Park continues with offerings from the companies of Mamma Mia!, American Idiot, West Side Story, Mary Poppins and La Cage Aux Folles. (12:30pm-1:30pm, Bryant Park, between 40th and 42nd Sts. & 5th and 6th Aves., info)