THE WEEK AHEAD: The Snow Geese Flies Off Broadway, Kinky Boots Struts into Birdland and Jackie Hoffman Plays Joe's Pub
By Blake Ross
Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you to follow Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac to the end of the world... Let your True Colors shine through with Cyndi Lauper and the cast of Kinky Boots... Spread the Christmas cheer with Brian Stokes Mitchell... Hugh Jackman spends "Christmas in Washington"... and relish in holiday misery with the hilarious Jackie Hoffman. Celebrate the one month each year your hometown becomes its very own version of "tinsel town" with this sparkling-new WEEK AHEAD!
Saturday, December 14
Sunday, December 15
LAST CHANCE→ It's your last chance to catch Stephanie J. Block, Will Swenson, Rory O'Malley and adorable newcomer Hannah Rose Nordberg in William Finn and James Lapine's musical version of the hit indie film Little Miss Sunshine. (Second Stage Theatre, 305 W. 43rd St, at 8th Ave. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)
Monday, December 16
GO→ Birdland gets Kinky when the cast and creators of the Tony-winning Kinky Boots take to the stage for a special night benefitting Cyndi Lauper's LGBT non-profit, the True Colors Fund. Fellow Kinky Boots creators Harvey Fierstein and director Jerry Mitchell, as well as cast members Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford and others will be on hand for an evening of songs celebrating Kinky Boots' message, "You change the world when you change your mind!" (7 PM , Birdland, 315 W. 44th St., btwn. 8th & 9th Aves. Info/tickets.)
Tuesday, December 17
Wednesday, December 18
Thursday, December 19
Friday, December 20
GO→ Tony winner and Broadway's favorite leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell rings in the holiday season with A Broadway Christmas. Stokes will be joined by the lush sounds of the New York Philharmonic, under the baton of Tony winner Ted Sperling. Program highlights include "White Christmas," "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," Mame's "We Need a Little Christmas" and "The Little Drummer Boy." (Through Dec. 21, Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 64th St. & Columbus Ave. Info/tickets.)
GO→ On the flip side of the holiday coin is everyone's favorite cantankerous funny lady Jackie Hoffman, whose annual Hanukah shows have been a popular feature for anyone looking to relish in holiday anti-cheer. Hoffman's newest show, Hebe for the Holidays, promises to "suck the joy our of your holiday season with an evening of anger and song," as only Hoffman can! (Though Dec. 24, Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., $30. Info/tickets.)
WATCH→ Tony winner Hugh Jackman hosts the 32nd annual holiday concert "Christmas in Washington," featuring performances by the Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monáe and Pat Monahan. (TNT, check local listings. Info.)
Blake Ross is the editor of Playbill magazine. Follow her on Twitter @PlaybillBlake.
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