THE WEEK AHEAD Nov. 15-21: Glenn Close Finds A Delicate Balance and Aaron Tveit Crosses the Pond for a Killer Role

Inside Track   THE WEEK AHEAD Nov. 15-21: Glenn Close Finds A Delicate Balance and Aaron Tveit Crosses the Pond for a Killer Role Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Hugh Jackman takes a creepy ride down The River… The freaks come out at Side Show… Tony Danza goes Vegas... and Aaron Tveit "kills" it in London.
Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone Photo by Ethan Hill

Glenn Close is home again, this WEEK AHEAD!

Saturday, November 15
LAST CHANCE→ It's your last chance to explore the newest Far Away Places of Patti LuPone. The sequel to her acclaimed Far Away Places act features the two-time Tony-winning songstress reunited with director Scott Wittman for a musical exploration of her "wanderlust." (54 Below, 254 W. 54th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.)

Sunday, November 16
OPENING→ Broadway's most bankable matinee idol, Hugh Jackman, takes a decidedly darker turn for Jez Butterworth's haunting new drama, The River. The enigmatic plot finds Jackman playing a nameless recluse with a penchant for pretty women and sea trout. (Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway at 50th St. Info/tickets.)

Monday, November 17
OPENING→ Oscar winner Bill Condon, who spun Dreamgirls into film gold, takes on another Henry Krieger show, this time for Broadway. Side Show, the notorious 90s flop about real-life side show freaks turned famous vaudeville performers Daisy and Violet Hilton, has been newly reimagined for today's audiences. Erin Davie and Emily Padgett star as the conjoined Hilton sisters who "will never leave" each other. (St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., btwn. 7th & 8th Aves. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Rob McClure and Tony Danza
Rob McClure and Tony Danza Photo by T. Charles Erickson

GO→ Vanessa Redgrave joins The Year of Magical Thinking scribe Joan Didion for a one-night-only reading of "Blue Nights" — Didion's latest examination of grief following the death of her daughter at 39 years old. Besides their Magical Thinking stage connection, the pair shares an unhappier bond in the untimely loss of a child. The evening serves as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (8 PM, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, at 112th St. Info/tickets.) Tuesday, November 18
PREVIEWS→ Honeymoon In Vegas, Jason Robert Brown's newest musical adaptation of a hit 90s film, tells the story of commitment-phobe Jack (Tony nominee Rob McClure), his eager-to-wed girlfriend (Brynn O'Malley) and the gangster that comes between them (Tony Danza). Flying Elvises included! Officially opens Jan. 15, 2015. (Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btwn. 7th & 8th Aves. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Wednesday, November 19
OPENING→ Tony winner John Doyle's anticipated revival of the obscure Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Allegro takes center stage at Classic Stage Company. Claybourne Elder, Malcolm Gets and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis star in the rarely seen 1945 coming-of-age tuner. (Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Thursday, November 20
OPENING→ Three-time Tony winner Glenn Close returns to Broadway for the first time in 20 years for the revival of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance. Close reunites with her "Garp" co-star John Lithgow to play Albee's famously upper-crust suburbanites Agnes and Tobias. Upsetting the delicately held-together balance of their household are Agnes's alcoholic sister Claire, their divorcee daughter and a pesky pair of paranoid neighbors. (John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Friday, November 21
GO (LONDON)→ Catch Me If You Can star Aaron Tveit crosses the Atlantic for his London stage debut for Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. Officially opens Dec. 1. Directed by young-gun Jamie Lloyd. (Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark St., London. Info/tickets.)

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