THE WEEK AHEAD, Dec. 22-28: A Guide to Holiday Theatregoing

By Blake Ross
22 Dec 2012

Patti LuPone
Photo by Ethan Hill

GO→ Everyone's favorite cantankerous funny lady, Jackie Hoffman, brings her hilarious show A Chanukah Charol back to New York. The show takes aim at the classic A Christmas Carol in true Hoffman style — lots of laughs and plenty of raunch! (Through Dec. 29. New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., btwn. 8th & 9th Aves. Info/tickets.)

GO→ The Carlyle's favorite crooner Steve Tyrell takes on the songs of Sammy Cahn in his eighth holiday engagement at the famous Carlyle Hotel hotspot. Expect songs like "It's Magic," "Call Me Irresponsible," "Teach Me Tonight," "The Tender Trap," "Let It Snow" and "The Christmas Blues." (Through Dec. 31. Café Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave. Info/tickets.)

GO→ The fabulous and funny two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole joins Michael Feinstein at the music man's eponymous nightclub for a holiday engagement. (Through Dec. 31. Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, 540 Park Ave., at 61st St. Info/tickets.)

GO→ Broadway vet Maurice Hines heads to Broadway's living room, 54 Below, for A Swingin' Christmas, a dance- and song-filled evening featuring the Tony nominee accompanied by the DIVA Orchestra (an all-women big band). Expect songs like "Come Fly With Me," "All the Way," and "Luck Be A Lady." (Through Dec. 29. 54 Below, 254 W. 54th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.)

GO→ Ring in 2013 with Patti LuPone when the two-time Tony Award winner returns to 54 Below for a special New Year's Eve engagement of her celebrated show Far Away Places. (54 Below, 254 W. 54th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.)

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

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