THE WEEK AHEAD Oct. 11-17: Lin-Manuel Miranda Goes On the Town and Marc Shaiman Moves Into 54 Below | Playbill

Inside Track THE WEEK AHEAD Oct. 11-17: Lin-Manuel Miranda Goes On the Town and Marc Shaiman Moves Into 54 Below's weekly reminder Michael C. Hall becomes the queen of the misfits and losers… Lin-Manuel Miranda hits the town (twice!)… On the Town returns to New York, New York… and Marc Shaiman's really big show.
Kerry Butler
Kerry Butler

Explore your own New World this Columbus Day WEEK AHEAD!

Saturday, October 11
GO→ Tony nominees Kerry Butler and John Tartaglia star in the York Theatre Company's staging of the musical Big, kicking off the troupe's Musicals in Mufti Series. The 1996 John Weidman, Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire musical has been revamped and includes eight new songs. The series continues through the end of the year with stagings of A Time For Singing, Saturday Night and My Favorite Year. (Through Oct. 19, York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's, 54th St. & Lexington Ave. Info/tickets.)

GO (LA)→ "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland continues her pursuit of musical theatre (she starred in Hollywood Bowl's Hair this past summer) with a musical parody of the campy horror film "Scream." Hyland joins Wicked alumnus Nicole Parker for the enterprise that kicks off Rockwell's Unauthorized Musical Parodies series. (Rockwell: Table & Stage, 1714 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Info/tickets.)

Sunday, October 12
LAST CHANCE→ It's your last chance to catch Tony nominee Andrew Rannells strut his stuff as the strangest rock 'n' roller on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Tony-winning show will boast a new glam rocker, beginning Oct. 16, in Emmy winner Michael C. Hall. (Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., btwn. 6th & 7th Aves. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Monday, October 13

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda Photo by Corey Hayes

GO→ Tony-winning In the Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has a busy week ahead! On Monday, he'll take to the stage at Joe's Pub with his hilarious hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme. The day before (Oct. 12) he'll assemble a group of Broadway talent — including Joshua Henry, Christopher Jackson, Betsy Wolfe and Steven Pasquale — for a concert and screening of the 1955 move musical classic "Guys and Dolls." (Info) (Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. Info/tickets.) Tuesday, October 14
OPENING→ From scraps of paper, discarded notes and letters comes a new musical, Found. [title of show]'s Hunter Bell, Lee Overtree and Eli Bolin recreate the beginnings of Found Magazine, Davy Rothbart's collection of love letters, birthday cards, kids' homework and other lost items found on the streets of Chicago. (Linda Gross Theater, 336 W. 20th St., btwn. 8th & 9th Aves. Info/tickets.)

Wednesday, October 15
OPENING→ John Lennon would have been 74 years old this month. Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, a new bio-musical-concert by John R. Waters, pays homage to this most admired musical icon through beloved 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." (Union Square Theatre, 100 E. 17th St. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Thursday, October 16
OPENING→ On The Town is back in this helluva town in the Broadway revival of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's classic musical about the exploits of three sailors on shore leave in New York City during World War II. Tony-winning director John Rando and "Smash" choreographer Joshua Bergasse recreate the splendor of this beloved musical with a troupe of 30 cast members and a lush, full orchestra. (Lyric Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., btwn. 7th & 8th Aves. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Friday, October 17
GO→ Tony winner Marc Shaiman kicks off a new late-night variety show called The 54 Below Show with Marc Shaiman. The Hairspray and Catch Me if You Can scribe will welcome different surprise guests of all shapes and sizes. Of the venture, Shaiman says "I've gone through my phone book — from legendary performers to my mother — and who knows who will show up… but I assure you it will be entertaining." (11:30 PM, 54 Below, 254 W. 54th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.)

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