This Week’s Picks! Helen Mirren, John & Jen, See Elisabeth Moss & More

first_img Get Exposed to Brooklynite Begins February 25 at the Vineyard Theatre In this inventive new musical, Brooklyn hardware store clerk Trey Swieskowski (Matt Doyle, The Book of Mormon) is looking to get into the superhero game. Adored superhero Astrolass (Nicolette Robinson) wants out. These mutually beneficial needs set the stage for change galore, especially when Brooklyn faces peril. Is a derby shop in danger of closing? Did the borough council ban the stoop sale? Lucky for us, we’ll have to find out. Click for tickets! Revisit The Heidi Chronicles Begins February 23 at the Music Box Theatre Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles is a timeless, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that provided spiritual counsel to countless women. Elisabeth Moss is a terrific actress who sometimes gets overlooked due to the ensemble cast—and maddeningly leisurely schedule—of Mad Men. Again, Broadway solves the seemingly unsolvable! You can now watch Moss in the title role of the revival, which also stars Bryce Pinkham and Jason Biggs. Click for tickets! See B’ways Queen Visit Late Night’s King February 23 on CBS The fabulous Helen Mirren is currently starring as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, a role that must be demanding—even if she’s done it expertly before. Remember The Queen? Wowza. We hope her visit to The Late Show with David Letterman is therapeutic. She can exchange barbs with a flirtatious Dave, dish about the play, and maybe assist with a few stupid pet tricks. Whatever happens, prepare to be entertained. Span the Decades with John & Jen Begins February 26 at Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row It’s easy to dismiss the mid-’90s cultural contributions. Singled Out, anyone? That is not the case with John & Jen, the powerful 1995 musical from Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald that examines the decades-long story of one woman named Jen’s relationship with the two Johns in her life: her younger brother and son. Even better, this off-Broadway revival stars two tremendous talents: Tony nominee Kate Baldwin and newcomer Conor Ryan. Click for tickets! Behold a Broadway Legend February 28 at the Appel Room Being in New York means you are a subway ride away from observing greatness—or getting harassed in any number of ways. Let’s focus on the good. Tonight, the one and only Barbara Cook—who has been wowing the masses since The Music Man originally opened—performs as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook. This is a Dear Diary moment. Dress up nice, brave the cold, and watch a legend in action. Click for tickets! Hey, you, sitting on your heater wearing every article of clothing you own. We know it’s cold, but that is massively uncomfortable—and time-consuming. You don’t want to miss out on the fun stuff happening, do you? There’s a starry revival of The Heidi Chronicles, two new off-Broadway musicals, and Barbara Cook playing Lincoln Center. Bundle up for this week’s picks! View Commentslast_img read more