THE WEEK AHEAD, Oct. 20-26: The Performers, With Henry Winkler, Begins; Mike Daisey Returns to The Public

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20 Oct 2012

James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN's weekly planner reminds you that Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson work the "biz" on Broadway… Mike Daisey's back at the Public… as is Anne Hathaway… and the Broadway Cabaret Festival returns to New York with stars (and the songs that made them that). Here's to your Pumpkin-flavored October WEEK AHEAD!


Saturday, October 20
GO (PA)→ Tony winners James Earl Jones and Tyne Daly star in a reading of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters. The two-hander, which first debuted on Broadway in 1989, follows a pair of pen pals from childhood to their golden years via their letters. The two-night-only reading will serve as a benefit for the Bucks County Playhouse Theater in New Hope, PA. (Through Oct. 21, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main St., New Hope, PA, info/tickets.)

Sunday, October 21
GO→The 8th annual Broadway Cabaret Festival continues at New York's Town Hall with Broadway Originals, featuring original company members singing the songs that put them on the map. Expect performances from Memphis' Chad Kimball, Next to Normal's Alice Ripley, Caroline or Change's Tonya Pinkins, Bonnie & Clyde's Laura Osnes, Sarava's Tovah Feldshuh and others. The fest continues Oct. 26 with performances by Beth Leavel, Christine Andreas and Karen Akers. (3 PM, Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St., btwn. 6th & 7th Aves., info/tickets.)

Monday, October 22
OPENING→ Acclaimed and controversial monologist Mike Daisey makes his first post-Agony and the Ecstasy appearance at the Public Theater with a series of six new works. For the uninitiated (or those who don't have the internet), last March, Daisey was lambasted in the media after portions of his hit show, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, were found to be fabricated. Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis says of his decision to bring Daisey back to the Public: "Mike Daisey is an important voice in the American theatre and a vital member of The Public Theater's family. I am very happy to be welcoming him back to the Public with this exciting and surprising set of performances." The series of six shows will continue to roll out into the New Year. (Joe's Pub, 9:30 PM, 425 Lafayette St, info/tickets.)


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