THE WEEK AHEAD Sept. 13-19: Broadway Opens Up Some Love Letters and Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin Take the Stage

Inside Track   THE WEEK AHEAD Sept. 13-19: Broadway Opens Up Some Love Letters and Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin Take the Stage Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy open Love Letters… Sting and Patti LuPone sing for equality… Andrea Martin and Nathan Lane talk "Lady Parts"… and Josh Groban goes to Italy with Renee Fleming.
Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

It's a WEEK AHEAD full of fun pairings!

Saturday, September 13
PREVIEWS→ A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, which follows two childhood chums through six decades of love, loss and life, returns to Broadway. Lending their voices to the Letters in question are: Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow (through Oct. 10
), Dennehy and Carol Burnett (Oct. 11-Nov. 7), Alan Alda and Candice Bergen (Nov. 8-Dec. 5), 
Stacy Keach and Diana Rigg (Dec. 6.-Jan. 9, 2015) and Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen (Jan. 10-Feb. 1
). Officially opens Sept. 18. (Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.) 

Sunday, September 14
Go→ A pair of two-time Tony winners, Andrea Martin and Nathan Lane, get together to chat about the former's new memoir "Andrea Martin's Lady Parts." (8 PM, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., tickets start at $30. Info/tickets.) 

Monday, September 15
GO→ Broadway and the United Nations come together to promote equality! Sting, Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, the casts of Wicked, Once and more are slated to perform at Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality. "Glee" and erstwhile Miss Hannigan Jane Lynch will serve as the evening's mistress of ceremonies, which will include songs and stories dedicated to promoting equality for the LGBT community. Proceeds benefit Fueling the Frontlines, a $20 million campaign led by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. (Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.) 

Andy Karl
Andy Karl

Go→ And just down the street at Birdland, another starry benefit is going on. Chita Rivera, Rosie O'Donnell, BD Wong, Jessie Mueller, Andy Karl and more will perform in An Evening of Song, which will benefit the Art Attack Foundation, dedicated to helping retain and develop performing arts programs for youths. (7 PM, Birdland, $45-$100, 315 W. 44th St., btwn. 8th & 9th Aves. Info/tickets.)  Tuesday, September 16
GO→ "X Files" star Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby star in the Young Vic's production of A Streetcar Named Desire, the latest London play on offer in cinemas around the world courtesy of National Theatre Live. (Multiple venues. Info on a screening near you.) 

Wednesday, September 17
GO→ Multi-platinum vocalist (and Kinky Boots poster boy) Josh Groban joins esteemed soprano Renee Fleming and the New York Philharmonic for La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema. Alec Baldwin, an ardent support of Lincoln Center, serves as artistic advisor for the evening of songs from "8 ½," "La Dolce Vita" and "Cinema Paradiso." (Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, at Columbus Ave. btwn. 63rd & 64th Sts. Info/tickets.) 

Thursday, September 18
PREVIEWS→ [title of show]'s Tony-nominated writer Hunter Bell previews a new musical with songwriter Eli Bolin and director Lee Overtree called Found. The world-premiere production, developed from discarded notes and letters that have been found in the real world, stars an ensemble of 10 that includes Nick Blaemire, nightclub chanteuse Molly Pope and Heathers alum Barrett Wilbert Weed. Officially opens Oct. 14. (Linda Gross Theatre, 336 W. 20th St., btwn. 8th & 9th Aves. Info/tickets.) 

Friday, September 19
GO→ Hollywood star (and avid pianist!) Jeff Goldblum tries his hand as nightclub performer with a jazz set at the esteemed Café Carlyle. Goldblum will be accompanied by his quartet, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra (an ode to an old family friend of Goldblum's). (Through Sept. 20, Café Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave. Info/tickets.) 

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