The WEEK AHEAD: Oct. 9-15

Inside Track   The WEEK AHEAD: Oct. 9-15
 
The temperature may be getting cooler, but things are just starting to heat up for the Great White Way this WEEK AHEAD.


Broadway gets “Twisted”…Molly Shannon “Promises” laughs…history gets a leather-wearing, rock makeover…and Hammerstein remembered.

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Saturday, October 9
LAST CHANCE? Tony nominee Lainie Kazan will perform a limited engagement at New York’s famous cabaret haunt Feinstein’s. Kazan got her start as Barbra Streisand’s understudy in Funny Girl, and went on to great success in Broadway shows like My Favorite Year, The Government Inspector and The Happiest Girl in the World, as well as films like "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," and "Beaches." (8 PM and 10:30 PM, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, 540 Park Ave., at 61st St., info/tickets)

GO? Stolen Moments, the latest work from Kinetic Dance Theater, is a semi-autobiographical performance piece that explores the creative process and how a show comes to be. The piece draws on multiple sources — from classic vaudeville and jazz to Mickey Rooney's "let's put on a show" speech from "Babes on Broadway." (TADA! Theater, 15 W. 28th St., 2nd Fl., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

Sunday, October 10
OPENING? Infamous 1970s adult movie “Deep Throat” has been getting a lot of attention lately. Troubled Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan is set to play the movie’s leading lady Linda Lovelace in the upcoming film “Inferno.” The scandal gets a theatrical spin with The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, a play that recounts the troubles that surrounded the notorious porno. (45 Bleecker Street Theatre, east of Lafayette St., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

Monday, October 11
Dee SniderGO? Twisted Sister front-man Dee Snider will transport himself back to the '80s when he joins the cast of Broadway’s Rock of Ages for an 11-week run. Snider will play Bourbon Room owner “Dennis.” (Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., btwn Broadway and 8th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)
Tuesday, October 12
GO? “Saturday Night Live” vet Molly Shannon will step into the owl feather coat of Marge MacDougal in the hit Broadway revival of Promises, Promises. Shannon will succeed Tony winner Katie Finneran, who will depart the show Oct. 10. (Broadway Theatre, Broadway and 53rd St., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

Wednesday, October 13
Benjamin WalkerOPENING? Old Hickory gets a rock ‘n’ roll makeover in the new Broadway musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Benjamin Walker, who wowed audiences when the show played the Public Theater last season, plays the seventh president of the United States (dressed in a pair of tight black jeans and leather boots). (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 45th St. btwn Broadway & 8th Ave., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)
Jonathan Ollivier and Dominic North in Swan LakeOPENING? In 1998, Matthew Bourne thrilled Broadway audiences with his contemporary and clever re-imagining of the original classic ballet Swan Lake (and was rewarded handsomely in the form of multiple Tony Awards). Bourne now brings what the show calls “a menacing male ensemble,” to New York City Center for four weeks only. (Through Nov. 7, 130 West 56th St., btwn. 6th and 7th Aves., info/tickets)

Thursday, October 14
Kelsey GrammerGO (FREE)? Two exciting Broadway events are cooking over at the Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle. First, the award-winning cast of La Cage aux Folles will perform to celebrate the release of their new cast recording (at 4 PM). Later that evening, Oscar Andrew Hammerstein, the grandson of the late lyricist-librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, will join a special discussion about the new book "The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family” (at 7:30 PM). (Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway at 66th St., info)
Friday, October 15
GO? Broadway Melody Makers features a plethora of songs from the likes of some of Broadway’s most influential songwriters, including Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Cy Coleman and others. Tony nominees Mary Testa and Tom Wopat join Ana Gasteyer (The Royal Family, “Saturday Night Live”) and others. (8 PM, Town Hall, $50-$55, 123 West 43rd St., btwn 6th and 7th Aves., info/tickets)

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