THE WEEK AHEAD Dec. 20-26: Say Goodbye to The Café Edison While "Annie" and "Into the Woods" Hit the Big Screen

Inside Track   THE WEEK AHEAD Dec. 20-26: Say Goodbye to The Café Edison While "Annie" and "Into the Woods" Hit the Big Screen
 
From the Playbill family to yours… may your days be merry and bright this holiday season and all WEEK AHEAD!
Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis
Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis Photo by Sony

Saturday, December 20
GO→ Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis stars in a new film adaptation of the classic musical Annie. Joining Wallis' "Hard Knock Life" are Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as Stacks (aka the new Daddy Warbucks), Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne. Click here to read the reviews. (In theatres nationwide. Info.) 

Sunday, December 21
LAST CHANCE→ It's the last call for Matzo Ball when the famed Times Square eatery The Café Edison closes its doors after 30+ years. This humble eatery, known for its hearty portions and wallet-friendly prices, feeds Broadway — from theatre owners to producers to stars to gypsies and beyond. To learn about the Edison's long theatrical history, read this interview with Tony-winning producer Manny Azenberg, the Edison's most loyal long-time customer. (Café Edison, 228 W. 47th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Aves.)

Monday, December 22
GO→ Tony nominee Liz Callaway rings in the holidays lending her gorgeous soprano to tunes off her album "Merry and Bright." Callaway — who is making the seasonal concert a "family affair," singing alongside her son, Nicholas Callaway, and her sister, famed singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway — also promises special surprise guests during her five-night run. (Through Dec. 27, 54 Below, 254 W. 54th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.)

Tuesday, December 23
GO→ If you're one of the millions of people trekking to Manhattan this Christmas week, be sure to keep an eye on the changing holiday schedule for Broadway with our handy guide to all shows playing during the holiday. Happy theatregoing! (Info.)

Wednesday, December 24

Emily Blunt and James Corden in "Into the Woods"
Emily Blunt and James Corden in "Into the Woods" Photo by Disney

WATCH→ Enjoy the holiday spirit (and a day off from work!) with these film classics courtesy of our essential guide to the very best holiday movies of all time! (Info.) Thursday, December 25
OPENING→ Disney's highly anticipated starry film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods opens in theatres across the country Christmas Day. Meryl Streep leads the all-star cast, including Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Billy Magnussen and Christine Baranski, in Sondheim's musical that follows famous fairytale characters through a trip into the woods. Read the reviews here. (In theatres near you. Info.)

Friday, December 26
GO→ Feisty firebrand Sardra Bernhard returns for another holiday engagement at Joe's Pub with a new show, #blessed playing through New Years Eve. (Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Ave. Info/tickets.)

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