The WEEK AHEAD: Sept. 10-16

Inside Track   The WEEK AHEAD: Sept. 10-16
 
Invasions of the Broadway kind hit this WEEK AHEAD!


The Killer "shakes up" the Nederlander...Broadway takes over Times Square…American Idiot touches down on the New Meadowlands Arena…and two types of Pattis (LaBelle and LuPone) invade NYC.

Blake

Friday, September 10
Jerry Lee LewisGO? Goodness gracious, indeed! The original “Killer” himself Jerry Lee Lewis, the last remaining member of the real-life Million Dollar Quartet, will join the Tony nominated show of the same name for a one-night-only jam session. (Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btwn. 7th & 8th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

Saturday, September 11
wtc-light-memorialGO? This Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th. The September Concerts invites musicians and artists from around the globe to perform and participate in concerts in dozens of cities around the world, in an attempt to realize the healing power of music. Concerts are planned in Ghana, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom with 15 cities in the U.S. participating. (Click here for a listing off all concerts)

Sunday, September 12
GO (FREE)? Times Square’s annual fall block party Broadway on Broadway welcomes performances from popular Broadway shows including The Addams Family, American Idiot, Billy Elliot, Chicago, Fela!, Lion King, Wicked and others. Concertgoers will also get a taste of the upcoming Broadway season with performances from Elf, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and Rain. La Cage aux Folles’ leading man Kelsey Grammer will host. (11:30 AM, on Broadway from 43rd to 47th Sts., info)

Elizabeth Ashley and Brian MurrayOPENING? Me, Myself & I, a play by three-time Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award winner Edward Albee, gets its New York debut at Off Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons. The show centers on a mother who can’t tell her twin boys apart—perhaps naming them otto and OTTO (that is not a typo) wasn’t the greatest idea. The cast features Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley, Zachary Booth, Preston Sadleir and three-time Tony Award nominee Brian Murray. (Through October 10, Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater, 416 West 42nd St., btwn. 9th & 10th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

Monday, September 13
GO? My two favorite worlds collide! The New York Jets welcome Green Day and the cast of Broadway’s American Idiot for their season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. The group will perform “Last of the American Girls” from the musical. Hopefully the performance will help self-proclaimed Broadway lover, QB Mark Sanchez, bring the Jets to victory! (7 PM EST on ESPN)

Tuesday, September 14
Patti LaBelleGO? Gitchi, Gitchi…yeah, yeah? Lady Marmalade herself, Patti LaBelle, steps into the role of Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti in the Tony-nominated musical Fela! LaBelle will officially take over the role from Tony winner Lillias White, who will play her last performance on September 12. (Through January 2, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., btwn Broadway and 8th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

Wednesday, September 15
Philip Seymour HoffmanGO? Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Amy Ryan discuss their new film Jack Goes Boating with a special talkback following a preview of the new romantic comedy. (6:30 PM, 92Y, Lexington and 92nd St., $29, info/tickets)

Thursday, September 16
Patti LuPoneGO (FREE)? Two-time Tony winner and star of the upcoming Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Patti LuPone, is set to appear at Barnes & Noble in NYC to promote the release of her memoir. (7:30 PM, Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway at 66th St., info)

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