Broadway’s biggest names are lighting up the marquees at smaller venues this month. From benefit concerts to holiday shows, here’s where to catch your favorite stars outside the Main Stem houses.
Gypsy of the Year
December 4 and 5 at the New Amsterdam Theatre
Actor, musician, radio host and Playbill columnist Rudetsky will return to host the 29th annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS that puts the spotlight on “gypsies,” the ensemble members who create the backbone of Broadway casts. Each participating show presents an original satirical (or serious) skit or dance number rivaling even the best of what plays on Broadway’s stages. The ultimate insider theatre event!
Christmas After Midnight
December 11 at Highline Ballroom and December 13 at the Apollo Theatre
The star of Broadway’s After Midnight and The Color Purple and TV’s American Idol will put her singular spin on holiday favorites in these two New York stops on a national concert tour in support of her new album.
David Yazbek and Katrina Lenk
December 11 at Feinstein’s/54 Below
Composer-lyricist of The Band’s Visit (along with The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) showcases some of his old, new, and upcoming songs with the help of the charismatic leading lady of The Band’s Visit.
Kristin Chenoweth and Andrea Bocelli
December 13 and 14 at Madison Square Garden
The star of Wicked and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (for which she won a Tony Award) teams up with the platinum-selling classical tenor who successfully crossed over into the pop world. Special guest: Aida Tony winner Heather Headley.
Megan Hilty and the New York Pops
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
December 15 and 16 at Carnegie Hall
Smash and 9 to 5 star Hilty serves as guest soloist for the orchestra’s annual program of “holiday classics and festive surprises.”
December 18–25 and 27–30 at Feinstein’s/54 Below
The singer-pianist comes to his East Coast headquarters with an all-new show celebrating “the magic of the holidays,” including seasonal songs made famous by crooners Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and others.
Live From Lincoln Center Presents
December 19–22 in the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Four of musical theatre’s biggest stars—Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Andrew Rannells (Falsettos), Sutton Foster (Violet, Younger), and Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos)—each perform their own distinctive holiday concerts on successive nights. The performances will be taped by Live From Lincoln Center for broadcast in 2018.