THE WEEK AHEAD Feb. 14-20: Emma Stone Says Goodbye to the Cabaret and a Parade Marches Into Lincoln Center

Inside Track   THE WEEK AHEAD Feb. 14-20: Emma Stone Says Goodbye to the Cabaret and a Parade Marches Into Lincoln Center
 
Whether you've been hit by Cupid's arrow… Drowning your sorrows following a bad breakup… Searching for that perfect partner… or even just the perfect show, rest assured that Playbill has you covered when it comes to all things L-O-V-E this Valentine's Day!

Love is in the air this Valentine's Day WEEK AHEAD!

Saturday, February 14
PREVIEWS→ Dame Helen Mirren has a knack — an Oscar and Olivier Award-winning knack — for portraying Queen Elizabeth II. Mirren first donned the crown for the film "The Queen," Peter Morgan's tale of how the British monarchy dealt with the death of the beloved Princess Diana. In The Audience, which comes to Broadway direct from London, Morgan is once again exploring the British kingdom with Mirren as his monarchy muse, this time to examine the long-held secret weekly meetings between Elizabeth and her sitting Prime Ministers. Officially opens March 8. (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Aves. Info/tickets.)

GO→ Cinderella's onstage lovers Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana reunite at Avery Fisher Hall to sing the theatre's most beloved love songs, just in time for Valentine's Day! The set list promises tunes from West Side Story, Carousel, Follies, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime, She Loves Me and more sung by the Tony-nominated pair backed by the New York Philharmonic. (8 PM, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, 64th St. & Broadway. Info/tickets.)

Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes
Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes Photo by Carol Rosegg

Sunday, February 15
LAST CHANCE→ Emma Stone wraps up her run as everyone's favorite German good-time girl, Sally Bowles, in Cabaret, making way for Sienna Miller, who begins her run Feb. 17 opposite Alan Cumming. The show will end its limited engagement March 29. (Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Monday, February 16
GO→ Tony winner Laura Benanti leads the cast of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's 1999 musical Parade. Joshua Henry, Ramin Karimloo, Andy Mientus, Katie Rose Clarke and John Ellison Conlee join the parade for the one-night-only concert version of the musical based on the infamous 1913 murder trial and subsequent lynching of Leo Frank. Brown himself conducts the cast and chorus. (8 PM, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, 64th St. & Broadway. Info/tickets.) Tuesday, February 17
OPENING→ Hamilton, the much-buzzed-about second musical from Tony-winning In the Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, arrives at its debut home, the Public Theater. The new musical infuses history — namely the rise and fall of founding father Alexander Hamilton — with a unique blend of hip-hop beats, pop and classical sounds. Miranda stars as the man whose face dons our ten-dollar bill. Here's your "See it before it transfers to Broadway" warning! (Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. Info/tickets.)

Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda in <i>Hamilton</i>
Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton Photo by Joan Marcus

Wednesday, February 18
OPENING→ Before "Pitch Perfect 2" hits theatres this spring, its star Anna Camp will headline the Off-Broadway production of Nick Jones' new mystery, Verité. (LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater, 150 W. 65th St., btwn. Broadway & Amsterdam. Info/tickets.)

GO→ "Peter Pan Live" and "Girls" star Allison Williams sits down with "Late Show" host Seth Meyers to talk about her acting career, her studying at Yale and her life as an improv trouper. (8 PM, 92 St. Y, at Lexington Ave., $35. Info/tickets.)

Thursday, February 19
GO→ The Nomad, by Tony nominee Elizabeth Swados and Guggenheim fellow Erin Courtney, begins performances at the Flea Theater. The musical follows the adventures of young iconoclast Isabelle Eberhardt into the Sahara desert as she embarks on a quest to "live and die by her own rules." (The Flea Theater, 41 White Street. Info/tickets.)

Friday, February 20
PREVIEWS→ Carrie Coon, William Jackson Harper, Alex Hurt and Florencia Lozano star in the world premiere of Melissa James Gibson's Placebo, a comedy about a woman working on a study of a female form of Viagra. Officially opens March 16. (Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St., btwn. 9th & 10th Aves. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

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