This Week in Nightlife: Don't Miss Jane Lynch, the Doo Wop Project, Ciara Renee & More!

News   This Week in Nightlife: Don't Miss Jane Lynch, the Doo Wop Project, Ciara Renee & More! Playbill.com offers the best of after-hour shows; click on the links to take you to the events' websites and to purchase tickets directly.

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Sunday Aug. 16: Fresh from her iconic role on the hit musical TV series "Glee" and playing Miss Hannigan in the Broadway production of Annie, Jane Lynch hits the stage at Joe's Pub with the comedic See Jane Sing! Lynch debuted the concert at 54 Below last year to critical acclaim. Through Aug. 19. Tickets from $25; 7 PM and 9:30 PM shows. 

Monday Aug. 17: Cast members from Motown and Jersey Boys hit the stage to trace the evolution of Doo Wop. Featuring Charl Brown, Dominic Scaglione, Jr., Dominic Nolfi, Dwayne Cooper, John Dias and Russell Fishcer, The Doo Wop project takes the audience on a journey through the sounds of the Crests, Belmonts, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations through to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. The group is joined by a 5-piece band at 54 Below for two concerts. $25; 7 PM and 9 PM. 

Tuesday Aug. 18: Tuesdays are great jazz nights and no venue understands this better than Birdland Jazz Club. Acclaimed saxophonist Joe Lovano brings a lifetime of expertise (and 22 recordings' worth) to the stage for two evening concerts with his band. $40; 8:30 PM & 11 PM. 

Thursday Aug. 20: Laura Dean is no stranger to show business, having made her debut with the New York City Opera at just 10 years old. Yet her concert at 54 Below marks her solo cabaret debut, an evening that will blend pop, rock and show tunes. Dean maps her journey as an actor, mother and wife, detailing a career that includes the film "Fame" and Broadway shows The Who's Tommy and Doonesbury. Through Aug. 22. Tickets from $55; 7 PM.  Ciara Renée (Pippin, Big Fish) farewells her fans, friends and family in a goodbye concert on at 54 Below before heading to Vancouver to film CW's "Legends of Tomorrow." Givin 'Em What They Love features Broadway guest stars and a variety of musical genres ranging from folk, rock, jazz and pop, stripped down to their acoustic versions. Tickets from $25; 11:30 PM. 

Friday Aug. 21: Celebrating "Back to the Future"'s 30th anniversary, Rock of Ages rockers Mitchell Jarvis and Justin Sargent bring the movies songs back to life on the stage at 54 Below, in 54 Sings Back to the Future. The concert features songs by Huey Lewis to Etta James to Lindsay Buckingham to Chuck Berry. Also playing Aug. 28. Tickets from $30; 9:30 PM. 

Don't give up your seats yet. Order another bottle of Prosecco and stay late into the night at 54 Below for the concert presentation of The Other Direction, the new comedy musical about the rise and fall of the world's biggest all-gay boy band. At the height of their fame, intra-band romances and drama threaten to break them up . Will the group survive? Tickets from $20; 11:30 PM.

Saturday Aug. 22: Writer and performer Melissa Ritz chronicles the life and secrets of Ina Ray Hutton, the most successful female bandleader of the Big Band era and the first woman to conduct male bands in the 1940's. Ritz' solo show, Bombshell of Rhythm uses music and dance to bring this extraordinary entertainer's story to the stage. Through Sunday Aug. 30 at Soho Playhouse. From $45; 3 PM and 8 PM performances. 

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