The WEEK AHEAD . . . Nov. 6-Nov. 12

Inside Track   The WEEK AHEAD . . . Nov. 6-Nov. 12
 
Tony Award winners are popping up all over the place this WEEK AHEAD. Start off with the return of a six-time Tony Award winning show that first premiered on Broadway in 1981…a two-time Tony winner comes back to Broadway for one-night-only…A Tony (and Oscar and Golden Globe) winner heads to the silver screen…and two Broadway shows with Tony winning excellence behind them (one a playwright the other an actor) host special nights for two “super” reasons.


This is your Week Ahead,
Blake

Friday, November 6
SEE? Disney’s A Christmas Carol based on the classic Charles Dickens tale, will get a 3D makeover this weekend! The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Jim Carrey.

Saturday, November 7
GO? An iconic show moves to a legendary home this Saturday when Dreamgirls starts previews at the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem. The show will run uptown for four weeks before hitting the road on a national tour. (Through December 6, Apollo Theatre, 253 W. 125th Street, at 7th Avenue, www.dreamgirlsonstage.com)

Sunday, November 8
GO? The smash-hit play A Steady Rain, starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, will add an extra show to their schedule this week with a benefit performance for The Actors Fund. (7pm, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th Street, email tickets@actorsfund.org or call 212.221.7300 ext. 133)

GO (FREE)? Last seasons Off-Broadway gem The Temperamentals, (set to return in February to New World Stages), made its debut last December at TBG’s Reading Series. Hoping to strike gold yet again, The Temperamentals team Jon Marans (author) and Jonathan Silverstein (director) will come together for a free reading of their newest collaboration,  A Strange and Separate People, this Sunday. (7pm, The Garrett Studio, 312 West 36th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, info)

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="143" caption="Peters performed last month at Playbill's 125th Anniversary party"]Actress and singer Bernadette Peters attends Playbill's 125 Anniversary at the Bon Appetit Supper Club and Cafe on September 21, 2009 in New York City.[/caption]

Monday, November 9
GO? Two-time Tony Award winner, Bernadette Peters, will return to the Broadway stage for a one-night-only benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway Barks. Mary Tyler Moore is set to narrate. Peters told NY1’s Frank DiLella she’ll take on some Sondheim material she’s never performed before including “In Buddy’s Eyes” from Follies. She’ll also have a few four-legged guests joining her on stage (13 of them to be exact!), including her own pooch, Kramer. (8pm, Minskoff Theatre, 200 W 45th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, tickets)

GO? Alan Alda, Regis Philbin, Lorraine Bracco, Chita Rivera, Jerry Stiller and others will celebrate the life and love of the late Jerry Orbach with a reading of the actor’s posthumous memoir, Remember How I Love You.  The book recounts his 30-year marriage with wife Elaine told through a collection of love letters. (5:30pm, The Snapple Theatre Center, 210 West 50th Street, 4th fl., Advance premium tickets are $50. 100 free tickets will be distributed at the box office beginning at 10am on the day of the event-max of two tickets per person allowed. For further information, call 212-921-7862)

Tuesday, November 10
GO? Feeling Superior? Like Donuts? Then head over to the Music Box on Tuesday for a special “superior” night of Superior Donuts. The company has invited employees from “superior” companies (like Superior Technology Solutions, Superior Officers Council Health and Superior Leather Restorers) as well as employees of donut shops from around the tri-state area to attend the show and meet the cast. Super! (Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th Street, tickets)

Thursday, November 12
WATCH? Two theatre stars become TV Land-bound this Thursday night. First, on ABC, Oscar/Tony/Golden Globe winner, Joel Grey, will guest star on Grey’s Anatomy as an old high school teacher of Joel GreyKatherine Heigl’s character, Izzie Stevens. Over at NBC, Finian’s Rainbow star Cheyenne Jackson will guest star on NBC’s 30 Rock as a new TGS cast member, Danny/Jack Baker. (30 Rock airs on NBC at 9:30/8:30c, Grey’s Anatomy airs on ABC 9/8c)

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