The Week Ahead . . . Oct. 16-22

Inside Track   The Week Ahead . . . Oct. 16-22
Life this week truly is a Cabaret with the 5th Annual Cabaret Fest hitting Town Hall plus a one-two punch from Vicki Clark and Ted Sperling at Feinstein’s…The Broadway boards keep lighting up with two new openings—Memphis and After Miss Julie… and Avenue Q makes the jump to an Avenue Off-Broadway.

This is your WEEK AHEAD, ol' chum!


Friday, October 16
GO? The 5th annual Broadway Cabaret Festival at NYC’s Town Hall kicks off with a star-packed tribute to David Merrick featuring Corbin Bleu, Marc Kudisch and Stephanie J. Block. The fest closes on Sunday with a nod to Broadway Originals. (Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway, full schedule and tickets)

Saturday, October 17
America’s Favorite Jell-O-loving dad, Bill Cosby, will perform at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on Saturday. (7pm and 9:30pm, Avery Fisher Hall, North side of Lincoln Center, at Broadway and West 65th Street, tickets)

Sunday, October 18
BEFORE IT CLOSES? After 183 weeks of touring in 101 cities, it looks like the Holy Grail has finally been found! The National Tour of the Tony Award Winning musical Spamalot will end this Sunday in Costa Mesa, CA. (info)

Monday, October 19
GO? David Bryan (of Bon Jovi) and Joe DiPietro’s (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) tribute to the original city of rock n’ roll, Memphis, opens this Monday at the Schubert. Early buzz is glowing for the show’s two leads Chad Kimball and Montego Glover. (Schubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, tickets)
GO? Monday marks the return of the 24 Hour Plays. Organizers have enlisted the help of some of the industry’s biggest talents including writers like Ethan Coen and David Mamet (busy much?!), directors like Neil Pepe and actors like Ted Danson, Jessica Alba and Kristen Johnson. Proceeds benefit a scholarship for students of the Atlantic Acting School. (7pm, Atlantic Theatre Company at the Linda Gross Theatre, 336 West 20th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, for tickets call 646.701.7370 or email

GO? The Public Theatre will throw a one-night-only benefit concert called Courage in Concert this Monday with appearances by Kevin Klein, Meryl Streep, Daniel Craig, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mike Nichols and the cast of Hair. Proceeds will benefit the American Jewish World Service and Partners In Health. (8pm, Newman Theatre, 425 Lafayette Street, tickets)

Tuesday, October 20
GO? Tony Award winners Victoria Clark and Ted Sperling bring their show “The Vicki and Ted Show” to Feinstein’s this Tuesday. (Through Saturday, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, call 212.339.4095 or click here)

Wednesday, October 21
RE-OPENING? Just when New Yorkers thought they had to venture out-of-state to see their favorite raunchy puppet players, Producer Kevin McCollum pulled a fast one announcing that Avenue Q would be moving to another Avenue just West of its old Golden home. (New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, tickets)

Thursday, October 22
GO? Two unrelated Millers (Sienna and Johnny Lee) take on a Marber-style makeover of the August Strindberg classic, Miss Julie. After Miss Julie, a tale of passion, politics, and class set in 1940’s England will open on Broadway this Thursday. (American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, tickets)

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