THE WEEK AHEAD, Nov. 17-23: A Christmas Story Opens on Broadway, Bare Begins and "Barrymore" Screens

By Blake Ross
17 Nov 2012

Wednesday, November 21
GO→ Oscar and Tony winner Christopher Plummer revisits the role that earned him his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in the eponymous film "Barrymore." Plummer plays stage legend John Barrymore in his declining years as he attempts to revive his once-thriving career. The film is a mix of a filmed live performance of the William Luce play as well as single-camera scenes. (Info/screenings near you.)

Thursday, November 22
WATCH→ The 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will, as per usual, be chock-full of Broadway talent! Shows expected to perform during the NBC live broadcast include Annie, Bring It On, Elf, Nice Work If You Can Get It and the upcoming Cinderella. If you're in New York, you can watch the parade live and in person as the procession goes from 77th Street and Central Park West down Sixth Avenue to Macy's Herald Square on 34th Street. (9 AM-noon, NBC. Info.)

Friday, November 23
GO (DC)→ Broadway babe and "Smash" star Megan Hilty will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra in the concert Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty Sings Sinatra and More. On the docket will be songs by Ol' Blue Eyes as well as standards from Rat Pack, Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James. (The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC. Info/tickets.)

Blake Ross is the editor of Playbill magazine. Follow her on Twitter @PlaybillBlake.

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