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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

10 Groovy Things to Do in February starring Glenn Close and Brandon Uranowitz

Since there are so many groovy plays, musicals, concerts and events, this is my monthly list to help promote a few of them (click on a title for more information or to purchase tickets):

1) Sunset Boulevard
Broadway previews begin February 2. Opens February 9 at the Palace Theatre.
Glenn Close returns to Broadway in her 1995 Tony Award-winning role of faded movie star Norma Desmond. Following a sold-out run in London’s West End, this revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical features a 40-piece orchestra, the largest in Broadway history.

2) The Glass Menagerie
Broadway previews begin February 7. Opens March 9 at the Belasco Theatre.
Sally Field, Joe Mantello, Finn Wittrock and Madison Ferris star in this revival of Tennessee Williams' 1947 play about a restless young man and his relationship with his fading Southern belle mother and his painfully shy sister.

3) Brandon Uranowitz: The Songs of William Finn
February 8 - 11 at NYC's Feinstein's/54 Below
The Tony Award nominee (An American in Paris) makes his Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut. Fresh off his acclaimed turn as Mendel in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Uranowitz gets up close and personal with audiences while sharing songs by the Tony Award-winning William Finn. Expect everything from In Trousers to Falsettos to A New Brain to Elegies and beyond as Uranowitz lends his unstoppable talent to a selection of work from one of our greatest living Broadway writers.

4) Sunday in the Park with George
Broadway previews begin February 11. Opens February 23 at the Hudson Theatre.
Jake Gyllenhaal makes his Broadway musical debut alongside Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford in the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine 1984 masterpiece about pointillist painter George Seurat. Be there for this stunning musical about the art of making art — this is not your ordinary Sunday.

5) Significant Other
Broadway previews begin February 14. Opens March 2 at the Booth Theatre.
Playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) makes his Broadway debut with this play about a gay bachelor looking for love in the big city (it premiered Off-Broadway in 2015). Directed by Trip Cullman, the production stars Gideon Glick, John Behlmann, Lindsay Mendez and Barbara Barrie.

6) Come From Away
Broadway previews begin February 18. Opens March 12 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
Written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein, this new musical explores the lasting connection forged between a group of travelers whose planes were diverted to a small Newfoundland town on September 11, 2001. Directed by Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley (Memphis), the production stars Chad Kimball, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks and Caesar Samayoa.

7) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
February 22 - May 27 at London's Harold Pinter Theatre
James Macdonald directs a new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play starring Olivier and Bafta award-winning actress Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Sweeney Todd), Olivier award-winner Conleth Hill (The Producers, Game Of Thrones), Olivier award-winner Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and Imogen Poots (Roadies) in her West End debut.

8) Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!
February 25 at NYC's Town Hall
Presented by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley in association with Your Kids, Our Kids, Inc., this star-studded benefit concert will highlight the diversity and hope that is America at its best. Proceeds will go toward national organizations dedicated to protecting the environment, women's health and civil rights. The first Concert for America on January 20 featured Chita Rivera, Kelli O’Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Betty Buckley, Jessie Mueller, Billy Porter, Sharon Gless, Andrea Martin, Bebe Neuwirth and many others.

9) Seth Sikes Sings Bernadette Peters
February 25 at NYC's Feinstein's/54 Below
Seth Sikes returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with his six-piece band to celebrate the music of Bernadette Peters. Sikes says, “Bernadette Peters is Broadway's sweetheart, Sondheim's muse, and a lifelong hero of mine. The songs in her catalog are an embarrassment of riches, and I can't wait to explore them, all in tribute to the lady herself.”

10) Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing
February 28 - March 26 at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA
Based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, James Lapine's new comedy features Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk as the devoted, warbling songstress whose operatic, off-key singing of such hits as “Downtown” and “A Hard Day’s Night” became an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s.

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