The Week Ahead . . . Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Inside Track   The Week Ahead . . . Sept. 25-Oct. 1
Wanna live forever? Then this Week Ahead is for you! The classic film-turned-TV show-turned-musical Fame will make a return to the theatres this week creating a whole new generation of kids who beg “remember my name!”

Plus…Freewheeling with Freestyle Love Supreme, Shopping at the BC/EFA Flea Market and the fall season gets underway with two big openings.

Learning How to Fly,


Friday, September 25
GO? The remake of everyone’s favorite dancing-on-car-tops movie, Fame, will arrive in theatres this Friday. Break out your leg warmers and your “I heart Debbie Allen” T-shirt and remember a time when you wanted to light up the sky life a flame! (info)



Sunday, September 27
GO?BC/EFA’s 23rd Annual Flea Market will take over Shubert Alley this Sunday. Come down to mid-town to see some of your favorite stars in their natural habitat and pick up some great theatre merchandise along the way—all for a great cause. (10am-4pm, Shubert Alley, 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue,

Monday, September 28
GO? Way before Lin-Manuel Miranda was rapping on Broadway and winning Tonys he was “Lin-Man”, a member of the rap/improve group Freestyle Love Supreme. Years later, the group is still spitting rhymes. Other familiar faces associated with group are Manuel’s former In The Heights collaborators Chris Jackson and Tommy Kail. (9pm, Comix, 353 W. 14th Street, East of 9th Avenue, tickets)

Tuesday, September 29
OPENING? Hollywood’s leading action heroes Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig star in Keith Huff’s gritty Chicago cop-drama A Steady Rain, opening this Tuesday in a limited run. (Through December 6, The Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, tickets).

TOURING? The Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein will hit the road this Tuesday with Roger Bart reprising his role as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein. The tour will kick off in Providence, RI with stops in Chicago, DC, Columbus, Cleveland, Hartford and on. To check out a full schedule, click here.

GO? Rent star Anthony Rapp will take to the stage at Joe’s Pub for a musical adaptation of his memoir, Without You, a story about the early years with the Tony Award Winning tuner and his mother’s painful battle with cancer. The set also includes songs from Rent. (7pm, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, 212.539.8777)


Robin Williams

Wednesday, September 30
TOURING? Perennial funnyman Robin Williams hits the road with his one-man show Self Destruction which launches in Bloomington, Indiana. Other stops on the tour include Chicago, Atlanta, Louisville, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Knoxville, Washington and Atlantic City (Through November 28, Info and full tour schedule


GO? Cindy Adams will literally open up her heart and home to dish about her life as one of New York’s most well-known gossip columnists. Only in New York (a nod to Miz Adams’ famous tagline) will be performed in Adams’ own apartment. Proceeds will benefit the ASPCA. (Through October 2,  info/tickets)

GO? Two-time Tony Award Winner Matthew Broderick will join forces with his childhood chum Kenneth Lonergan for a production of The Starry Messenger, which will begin performances in late October. Broderick and Lonergan join host Leonard Lopate at the 92nd Street Y this Wednesday to discuss the project. (8pm and 9:15pm, 92 Street Y, Lexington Ave and 92nd Street, tickets)

Thursday, October 1
See full size imageGO? Tony Award Winner Tracey Letts brings his genius back to New York with Superior Donuts starring Broadway vet, Michael McKean and newcomer, Jon Michael Hill. (Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th Street, Between Broadway and 8th Avenue, tickets)


 GO? Ephron sisters, Nora and Delia, have adapted the best selling novel Love, Loss and What I Wore for the stage.  The show officially opens this Thursday and will kick-off with an all-star cast including Rosie O’Donnell, The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee, Natasha Lyonne and Tyne Daly. (Westside Theatre Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street Between 9th and 10th Avenues, tickets)

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