THE WEEK AHEAD, Nov. 30-Dec. 6: The Winslow Boy Closes on Broadway and "The Sound of Music Live!" Airs on NBC

Inside Track   THE WEEK AHEAD, Nov. 30-Dec. 6: The Winslow Boy Closes on Broadway and "The Sound of Music Live!" Airs on NBC Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you to kick up your heels with the Radio City Rockettes... share some dish with Bette Midler... and set the hills alive with the sound of LIVE! music with Carrie Underwood! It's beginning to look a lot like holiday time, this December WEEK AHEAD!
Roger Rees and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Roger Rees and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Photo by Joan Marcus

Saturday, November 30
GO→ One of the holidays most beloved traditions, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, returns to its eponymous home for a family-friendly holiday blitz featuring the world-famous Rockettes and, of course, Santa! The merriment will also spread around the country on tour, with stops in Nashville, West Palm Beach and Tampa. (Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave., btwn. 50th & 51st Sts. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)


Sunday, December 1

LAST CHANCE→ Roger Rees and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio star in the Broadway revival of Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy. Rattigan's drama is based on a real-life incident of a father fighting to clear his son's name after he is expelled from boarding school. (American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., btwn. 7th & 8th Aves. Info/tickets.)


Monday, December 2

GO (FREE)→ Spread the holiday cheer at the 14th annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Center holiday festival. The event promises free performances, a dance party, marching bands, food tastings and the lighting of the Upper West Side neighborhood's holiday tree. While admission is free, attendees are encouraged to bring coats for New York Cares' Coat Drive. The event is presented in partnership with The Actors Fund. (5:30-9 PM, various sites on Broadway from the Time Warner Center to W. 68th St. Info.)

Julie Harris

Tuesday, December 3

GO→ A public memorial for the late, great multi-Tony Award winner Julie Harris will be held on Broadway. Friends and colleagues — including Zoe Caldwell, Rosemary Harris, Cherry Jones, Hal Holbrook and Christopher Plummer — will be in attendance to remember Harris, who died this summer at the age of 87. The memorial is open to the public. (Noon, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info.)


Wednesday, December 4

GO (LA)→ Bette Midler reprises her role as the deliciously dishy Hollywood agent, the late Sue Mengers, in John Logan's I'll Eat You Last. Joe Mantello directs the Divine Miss M in this one-woman show that took Broadway by storm last season. (Dec. 3-22, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles, CA. Info/tickets.)
 Thursday, December 5

WATCH→ Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Kristine Nielsen and Christian Borle star in NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" Grammy winner Underwood will play Maria with Moyer as her Capt. von Trapp. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford co-direct the three-hour live telecast based on the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. (8 PM EST. Info.)


OPENING→ What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, a new musical featuring the beloved songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, opens at New York Theatre Workshop. Once's Steven Hoggett teamed up with musician Kyle Riabko to create the piece, which sets Bacharach's indelible music to Riabko's soulful arrangements. (NYTW, 79 E. 4th St., btwn. 2nd Ave. and Bowery. Info/tickets.)


Friday, December 6

GO→ Journey back in time with a production of Orson Welles and Cole Porter's musical Around the World. The obscure musical based on the classic Jules Verne novel "Around the World in 80 Days" hasn't been seen in New York since the original Broadway production in 1946. It now receives a semi-staged revamp thanks to Lost Musicals. (Through Dec. 12, Mint Theater, 311 W. 43rd St., btwn. 7th & 8th Aves. Info/tickets.)


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