The WEEK AHEAD: May 21-27

Inside Track   The WEEK AHEAD: May 21-27
 
This WEEK AHEAD has a little something for everyone.


Funny Shakespeare-style...Hair cuts your hair…Liza gets “Sex”-y…and Luke Skywalker invades Times Square.

May the force be with you,
Blake

Friday, May 21
GO? Comedy troupe The Improvised Shakespeare Co. brings its campy-n-classic humor to NYC. Think Upright Citizen's Brigade in tights with a whole lot of “thee’s,” thou’s” and “m'lord’s” thrown in. (Through May 24, Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenues and the South corner of Christopher St., $20, info/tickets)

Saturday, May 22

GO? The force will be with all of Times Square this weekend when Spike TV takes over the jumbo screens to air "The Empire Strikes Back," which is currently celebrating 30 years of intergalactic cinematic domination! (4pmET, Times Square, NYC)

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Sunday, May 23
Patti LuPoneGO? Patti LuPone puts the “drama” in Drama Desk when she hosts the group’s 55th Annual Awards ceremony. This season’s recent revival of Ragtime earned the most nominations of any Broadway production, with The Scottsboro Boys nabbing the top-spot for Off-Broadway. Individual nominees include Cheyenne Jackson, Victoria Clark, Katie Finneran, Angela Lansbury, Ethan Hawke and Twyla Tharp. (LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center, 65th and Amsterdam, tickets starting at $225, info/tickets)
Monday, May 24
The cast of Broadway's HairGO? The cast of Hair teams up with Bumble and Bumble for a “cut-in”: a day of free haircuts for a good cause. Cast members will be at the salon greeting guests, and tickets to the show will be raffled-off every hour. The hair collected from the event will be donated to Matter of Trust, a non-profit group that helps clean up oil spills. (12-4pm, 146 East 56th Street, btwn. 3rd and Lexington Aves., first come/first serve)

GO? Recent Tony nominee Sean Hayes (Promises, Promises) joins Jujamcyn President Jordan Roth for a conversation at the downtown 92Y, part of Roth’s Broadway Talks at 92Y series. His next talk will be with Nathan Lane in June. (92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street, $27, info/tickets)

Tuesday, May 25
GO? A special reading of Veritas, a new play by Stan Richardson (The Tale of the Good Whistleblower), will be held to benefit Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of the LGBT community. Inspired by true events, Veritas is a story set within the hallowed halls of Harvard in 1920, when members of the faculty carried out a witch-hunt to expurgate the school of all homosexuality. Chase Peacock (American Idiot) and Matt Doyle (Bye Bye Birdie) star. (8pm, LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th Street, btwn. 7th and 8th Aves., $20-$50, info/tickets)
Wednesday, May 26
yz_home.gifOPENING? Year Zero tells the story of two teenage Cambodian Americans struggling to deal with their mother’s death in modern day Long Beach, CA. Written by Michael Golamco and directed by Will Frears (who directed Theresa Rebeck’s The Water’s Edge). (Through June 13, McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, at 76th St., 3rd floor, Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)
Thursday, May 27
GO? Holy glamour, Carrie! The moment we’ve all (and by “all” I mean the fabulous ones) been waiting for is finally here. “Sex and the City 2” hits theatres featuring our favorite gals and a glam-pus of a cameo in the form of Liza Minnelli! Get in line, boys and girls. (info)


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