This Week’s Picks! Peter Pan, Meryl Streep & More

first_img Wake Up with a Witch December 3, check local listings Starry big-screen adaptations of Annie and Into the Woods are opening this month—let the promotional blitz commence! The incomparable Meryl Streep visits Live! with Kelly and Michael to chat about getting witchy in Into the Woods. But this is live TV. Anything can happen! So watch Streep tell work stories involving Anna Kendrick and director Rob Marshall before she (possibly) wrestles a grizzly bear in a steel cage. Attend a Hedwig Homecoming December 7 at the Hills NYC In the glittery lore of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Don Hill’s is where John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask conceived the show. Now the folks behind the rock musical are honoring the eponymous club owner in a special Hedwig-themed tribute that includes Trask, current Hedwig Michael C. Hall, and Tits of Clay, the onstage rock band who plays the Angry Inch. Proceeds benefit Road Recovery, which helps young people with addiction. Click for tickets! Do the Hustle with Annaleigh Ashford Starts December 1 at 54 Below Annaleigh Ashford is stuck in the past…not that we’re complaining. She’s tremendous in the ‘30s comedy You Can’t Take it With You and in the ‘50s-and-‘60s set drama Masters of Sex. With those past decades covered, Ashford returns to 54 Below with her updated cabaret, Lost in the Stars, featuring disco classics and chestnuts from Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim. (Click here for a preview!) Finally, we have a good reason to visit the ’70s. Click for tickets! View Comments Hey, you, in the turkey coma! Take off your sweats, pop an antacid, and open your eyes to the awesome theater events happening this week. There’s a groovy Annaleigh Ashford concert, Jim Parsons’ return to the stage, and a Hedwig-themed charity event, a chat with Meryl Streep and of course, Peter Pan Live! So what are you waiting for? Check out this week’s picks below. Crow Over Peter Pan Live! December 4, check local listings Girls star and primetime news scion Allison Williams will play the boy who never grew up/peanut butter icon in the much-anticipated NBC telecast of Peter Pan Live! With America’s favorite kook Christopher Walken (who is also an accomplished song-and-dance man) and Broadway pros Kelli O’Hara, Christian Borle, and Taylor Louderman aboard, this should be a ton of fun to watch. Oh, and get your tweeting fingers ready! Welcome Jim Parsons Back to Broadway December 1 at Studio 54 With The Big Bang Theory on hourly, it’s easy to forget that series star Jim Parsons is a Broadway veteran (Harvey, The Normal Heart) who exists outside of our television sets. Here’s a chance to see him in the flesh—and, hopefully, without a Green Lantern t-shirt—as he reads George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly’s Merton of the Movies. The event, directed by Scott Ellis, benefits the Roundabout Theatre Company’s programs. Click for tickets!last_img

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