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Sunday, October 1, 2017

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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) Springsteen on Broadway
Broadway previews begin October 3. Opens October 12 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
After a career of more than 40 years, 20 Grammys and an Oscar, legendary musician Bruce Springsteen makes his Broadway debut with a solo acoustic performance. It is an intimate night with Bruce, his guitar, a piano and his stories.

2) Music Box of Horrors 2017
October 7 - 8 at Chicago's Music Box Theatre
Now in its 13th year, this 24-hour horror film marathon returns with The Manitou (1977), George Romero's Land of the Dead (2005), The Cat and the Canary (1927), the director's cut of Dark Waters (1993), Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse (1981), John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (1994), Hellraiser (1987), Ginger Snaps (2000), Tales from the Hood (1995), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) and The Craft (1996).

3) M. Butterfly
Broadway previews begin October 7. Opens October 26 at the Cort Theatre.
Directed by Julie Taymor, the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s groundbreaking Tony Award-winning 1988 drama stars Clive Owen as a French diplomat who carries on an illicit affair with a beautiful Chinese opera singer whose secrets lie deep beneath the surface.

4) The Band's Visit
Broadway previews begin October 7. Opens November 9 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Directed by David Cromer with music and lyrics by David Yazbek (The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this acclaimed Off-Broadway musical comes to Broadway, telling the story of an Egyptian police band that is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert.

5) The Rocky Horror Show
October 13 - 29 at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA
Continuing a Halloween-season tradition, The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Bucks County Playhouse with direction by Hunter Foster and a cast that includes Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk) as Dr. Frank-n-Furter, Nick Adams as Rocky, Nick Cearley as Brad, Katie Anderson as Columbia, Catherine Ricafort as Janet, Van Hughes as Riff Raff, Olivia Griffin as Magenta, and Jeff Hiller as Narrator/Dr. Scott/Eddy.

6) Miss Coco Peru in The Taming of the Tension
October 15 & 16 at NYC's Birdland Jazz Club
Miss Coco Peru has been a little tense lately and one of the things that Coco likes to do when she is tense is invite friends over to her place for tea (and/or cocktails) and a good old-fashioned bullshitting session. Coco is now inviting you to her "place" for some of her favorite stories, songs and a good dose of bullshitting with the hope that together, the tension will melt away! And for the first time ever Coco will be taking questions from her audience - so think of good ones to ask!

7) The 28th New York Cabaret Convention
October 16 - 19 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater
Scheduled performers at this four-night event include Karen Akers, Brent Barrett, Klea Blackhurst, Charles Busch, Jeff Harnar, Andrea Marcovicci, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Spider Saloff, Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan and Bruce Vilanch.

8) Charles Busch: My Kinda 60s
October 17 - 21 at Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC
Tony nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree and two-time MAC Award winner Charles Busch returns to Feinstein’s 54 Below with a new show that gets to the essence of this legendary entertainer. Weaving tales of his Manhattan childhood and adolescence raised by his indomitable Aunt Lillian through the lens of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s, Charles will be singing a great songbook from Broadway to Pop, featuring the work of among others Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb, the Beatles, Henry Mancini, Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim and Kander and Ebb. He will be appearing with his long-time musical director/arranger Tom Judson in a unique evening of music and storytelling, both hilarious and poignant.

9) Lea DeLaria
October 24 -28 at NYC's Birdland Jazz Club
The actress (Orange Is the New Black), singer, comedian and professional lesbian performs at one of New York City's most iconic venues with her special guests Norm Lewis (October 24), Sandra Bernhard (October 25), Janis Siegel (October 26), Jennifer Nettles (October 27) and Danielle Brooks (October 28).

10) Mean Girls
October 31 - December 3 at the National Theatre in Washington, DC
Directed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), this world premiere production of Tina Fey's new musical adaptation of the 2004 film features original music by Fey's longtime collaborator and husband Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde).

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