The WEEK AHEAD Jan. 10-16: A Cabaret of Queen and One Night Only With Chita Rivera | Playbill

Inside Track The WEEK AHEAD Jan. 10-16: A Cabaret of Queen and One Night Only With Chita Rivera's weekly planner reminds you to take a Honeymoon to Broadway with Tony Danza… Chita: One Night Only!... Jake Gyllenhaal takes Broadway by "swarm"… and "Game of Thrones" meets "Orange is the New Black" on stage.
John R. Waters
John R. Waters Photo by Joan Marcus

A New Year, a New WEEK AHEAD!

Saturday, January 10
PREVIEWS→ Two stars from TV's biggest hits head to the stage in the "off-season." "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage and "Orange is the New Black"'s Taylor Schilling headline A Month in the Country. The 19th-century Russian classic about a love affair that rocks a country estate features other big-name tube stars of yore — namely "ER" doc Anthony Edwards and "Sopranos" star Annabella Sciorra. Officially opens Jan. 29. (Classic Stage Company, 136 E 13th St., btwn. 3rd & 4th Aves. Info/tickets.)

Sunday, January 11
LAST CHANCE→ The John Lennon bio musical Lennon: Through a Glass Onion closes Off-Broadway. Australian actor/musician John R. Waters leads the band through Lennon's life via iconic hits like "Imagine," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Revolution," "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds," "All You Need is Love," "Come Together," "Help," "Working Class Hero," "Mother" and "Jealous Guy," and more. (Union Square Theater, 100 E 17th St., btwn. Irving Pl. & Park Ave. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Monday, January 12
GO→ Original Rock of Ages co-stars Constantine Maroulis and Amy Spanger join Bryce Ryness, Marty Thomas, Farah Alvin, Marissa Rosen, Adinah Alexander, Enrique Segura and more for a salute to Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen in 54 Sings Queen. (7 PM & 9 PM, 54 Below, 254 W 54th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.)

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal Photo by Joan Marcus

Tuesday, January 13
OPENING→ Jake Gyllenhaal makes a "buzz-worthy" Broadway debut playing a beekeeper that falls in love with a physicist in Constellations. The two-hander from Nick Payne (who penned the Hollywood hunk's 2012 New York stage debut If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet) finds Gyllenhaal and "The Affair" star Ruth Wilson exploring the multiverse of one relationship. (Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St, btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.) Wednesday, January 14
GO→ There is only one Chita Rivera! The West Side Story, "Sweet Charity," Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Kiss of the Spider Woman icon (who will return to Broadway in Kander and Ebb's The Visit soon!) plays a one-night-only affair with Tony winner Ben Vereen at the Rainbow Room. The evening will benefit Lincoln Center. (30 Rockefeller Plaza, 49th St., btwn. 5th & 6th Aves. Info/tickets.)

Thursday, January 15
OPENING→ Tony Danza, Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley play the love triangle at the center of Jason Robert Brown's new musical comedy adaptation of Honeymoon in Vegas. Based on the hilarious 1992 film, McClure plays Jack — a charming commitaphobe who whisks his girlfriend of five years (Brynn O'Malley) off to Vegas to face his fears and finally tie the knot. Enter Danza's smooth-talking gambler Tommy Corman who finds a way to do some whisking of his own—mainly to Hawaii where he hopes to steal Jack's girl for a honeymoon of their own. (Nederlander Theatre, 208 W 41st St., btwn. 7th & 8th Aves. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Friday, January 16
PREVIEWS→ The critically acclaimed Stephen Adly Guirgis drama Between Riverside and Crazy gets a reboot thanks to Second Stage. The Austin Pendleton-helmed drama provided the perfect star vehicle for Tony-nominated Broadway staple Stephen McKinley Henderson when it first opened to rave reviews (and an extention) at the Atlantic Theater Company. McKinley Henderson plays an aging widower faced with losing a prime rent-stabilized apartment. (Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 W. 43rd St., at 8th Ave. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

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