THE WEEK AHEAD Sept. 6-12: A First Chance at The Money Shot and a Curious Incident Comes to Broadway

Inside Track   THE WEEK AHEAD Sept. 6-12: A First Chance at The Money Shot and a Curious Incident Comes to Broadway Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Sierra Boggess spends a final evening at the Opéra Populaire... a weekend in the Country with Blythe Danner... Kevin Kline talks "Old Lady"... Cinderella gets a new Ella... and Christine Ebersole and more raise a glass to the memory of the legendary Elaine Stritch.
Sierra Boggess
Sierra Boggess Photo by Matthew Murphy

: Get your "My kids are back at school and I need some things to get me outta the house" WEEK AHEAD, here!

Saturday, September 6
LAST CHANCE→ Sierra Boggess ends her run as the haunted soprano Christine Daae in Broadway's blockbuster The Phantom of the Opera. Boggess has played several critically-acclaimed incarnations of Christine, including on Broadway, in Las Vegas and in the West End's Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies. Mary Michael Patterson returns to the role (Sept. 8) opposite Norm Lewis. (Majestic Theatre, 245 W. 44th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.) 

Sunday, September 7
PREVIEWS→ Neil LaBute's latest, The Money Shot, follows two Hollywood has-beens in pursuit of a comeback. "Twilight"'s Elizabeth Reaser stars with Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne and Fred Weller. Officially opens Sept. 22. (Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St., off Bedford St. Info/tickets.) 

Monday, September 8
GO→ Tony and Oscar winner Kevin Kline will join writer-director Israel Horovitz for a screening and discussion about their new film, "My Old Lady." Kristin Scott Thomas and Maggie Smith co-star in the dramedy based on Horovitz's 2002 play about the denizens of an old French apartment and the unusual circumstances that bring them together. (7:15 PM, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. Info/tickets.) 

Tuesday, September 9

Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer

PREVIEWS→ Spend a weekend in the country with Blythe Danner, who stars in Donald Margulies' latest, The Country House, at MTC's Broadway outpost. Danner, under the direction of the prolific Daniel Sullivan, plays the matriarch of a theatrical family gathered at the country house of the title during a Williamstown summer theatre season. Officially opens Oct. 2. (Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)  CASTING→ Film and TV star Keke Palmer and former "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd take over as Cinderella and her evil stepmother in the revamp of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella. Joining the pair as the fairy godmother (Sept. 12) will be two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye. (Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway at 53rd St. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.) 

Wednesday, September 10
PREVIEWS→ The seven-time Olivier-winning mystery, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, follows National Theatre hits like One Man, Two Guvnors and War Horse and heads across the Atlantic for a Broadway bow. The Curious Incident in question deals with the suspicious murder of a dog and a 15-year-old savant. War Horse's Tony-winning director Marianne Elliott is at the helm. Officially opens Oct. 5. (Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.) 

Thursday, September 11
OPENING→ Writer Kenneth Lonergan makes his long-awaited Broadway debut with the 1996 cult classic This Is Our Youth. Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and recent high school graduate Tavi Gevinson star in the three-hander about privileged Gen Xers lost in the affluence and drugs of Regan-era Manhattan. (Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., btwn. 6th & 7th Aves. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.) 

Friday, September 12
PREVIEWS→ The fascinating real-life story of journalist David Holthouse's relentless pursuit of his rapist makes a chilling stage debut in Stalking the Bogeyman. Holthouse was seven years old when a 17-year-old raped him. Years later, Holthouse admitted to wanting to murder the perpetrator after hearing he was married with children. Instead, he confronted him and documented the incident for a magazine article, which later turned into a story on "This American Life," which finally turned into a play. Officially opens Sept. 29. (New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., btwn. 8th & 9th Aves. Info/tickets.) 

GO→ Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, Harriet Harris, Edward Hibbert, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and more raise a glass to the late, great Elaine Stritch in a one-night-only concert hosted by Playbill correspondent Ben Rimalower. (9:30 PM, 54 Below, 254 W. 54th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.)

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