The WEEK AHEAD: June 18-24

Inside Track   The WEEK AHEAD: June 18-24
This WEEK AHEAD will have you singing up a storm!

Two Tony winners spend their last “Weekend in the Country” at the Walter Kerr…Have an “Enchanted Evening” with Kristin Chenoweth, Linda Lavin and Norm Lewis…and “Walk the Line” with Melissa Etheridge

Wishing I was spending a weekend in the country,

Friday, June 18
Colin QuinnOPENING? “Saturday Night Live” alum Colin Quinn’s one-man-show, Long Story Short, promises to cover more than 2,000 years of history in 75 very funny minutes. Jerry Seinfeld directs! (Through August 15, Bleecker Street Theatre, off of Lafayette, 45 Bleecker St., between Lafayette & Mott Streets, $25-$65, info/tickets)

Saturday, June 19

GO? Are you a Rock of Ages groupie? Is that because you’re an original wild child of the ’80s who used to steal your parents’ T-top Camaro and blast “I Wanna Know What Love Is” as your Aqua Net-laced hair billowed out the windows? Then head on over to Jones Beach to catch the original rockers for the ages: Styx, Foreigner and Kansas. (7pm, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, $10-$99, info/tickets)
GO (FREE)? Kick off Gay Pride Week in NYC with the 42nd annual Heritage of Pride Rally at Summer Stage, featuring performances by The New York Gay Men’s Chorus, Bruce Vilanch, Wendy Williams, and others. (4pm, Central Park/Mainstage at Rumsey Playfield, info)

Sunday, June 20
LAST CHANCE? It’s your last chance to see five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones (in her Tony-winning performance) in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music. The production will go on hiatus before returning in July with Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch taking over as the ladies Armfeldt. (Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., btwn Broadway and 8th Aves., info)

Broadway Bares performersGO? Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS celebrates 20 years of getting Broadway actors to strip down to their skivvies for a good cause with Broadway Bares. Dancers will be joined by Charles Busch, The Addams Family's Kevin Chamberlin and Jackie Hoffman, Promises, Promises' Kristin Chenoweth and Katie Finneran, Lucy Lui, Christopher Sieber, Jane Krakowski, Sondheim on Sondheim's Vanessa Williams and Norm Lewis, and many other Broadway stars to help raise funds for BC/EFA!  (9:30pm and midnight, Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St, $55-$250, info/tickets)
Red stars Eddie Redmayne and Alfred Molina

GO? Six-time Tony-winning play Red will perform a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund. (The Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Aves., info/tickets)


Monday June 21
GO? One Enchanted Evening features an enchanted list of Broadway stars in a tribute to the late Richard Rodgers, his daughter Mary Rodgers and her son Adam Guettel. Performers include: Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth, Tony winner Victoria Clark, Tony winner Linda Lavin, Norm Lewis, Tony winner James Naughton, Kelli O’Hara and others. The evening will benefit The Acting Company (7pm, Kaye Playhouse, East 68th St., btwn. Park and Lexington Aves., $125-$500, call 212.772.4448 for tickets, info)

Eddie Izzard

GO? David Mamet’s Race will welcome new cast members Eddie Izzard, and Dennis Haysbert. (Through August 21, The Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., btwn. Broadway and 8th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)


Tuesday June 22

WATCH? Take a rare glimpse into the life of Joan Rivers in the new documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. The film follows the 77-year-old legend through a year of her life—and filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg capture it all—the good, the bad and the ugly in a fascinating (and very funny) 70 minutes. (info)

 Alan CummingGO? Tony winner Alan Cumming returns to the stage at Feinstein’s. The show features the versatile actor performing songs from Kander & Ebb, Sondheim, and other Broadway greats, as well as songs off his debut album, I Bought A Blue Car Today. (Through June 26, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, 540 Park Ave., at 61st St., $50.08-$88.19, info/tickets)

Wednesday June 23
Melissa Etheridge

GO? Grammy and Oscar-winning rocker Melissa Etheridge will join the cast of Million Dollar Quartet for a jam session at the finale of the show. (Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., btwn. 7th & 8th Aves., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

Thursday, June 24
GO? The housewives from Bravo’s "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" will host a performance of My Big Gay Italian Wedding, proceeds of which will benefit Marriage Equality New York. (8pm, St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., btwn. 8th and 9th Aves., $200, info/tickets)

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