THE WEEK AHEAD Feb. 22-28: Forbidden Broadway is Back and Aladdin Flies Onto the Great White Way
By Blake Ross
Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Forbidden Broadway returns to skewer the best of Broadway... Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly reunite... The Glass Menagerie crawls back into the couch... and TED talks Broadway.
Oh dear, there is so much to do this WEEK AHEAD! Here's how to manage it all.
Saturday, February 22
LAST CHANCE→ Tony winner Paulo Szot joins four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein in a new production of Johann Strauss Jr.'s opera Die Fledermaus, revamped by Tony-nominated writer Douglas Carter Beane and director Jeremy Sams. (Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center Plaza, btwn. W. 62nd & 65th Sts. & Columbus & Amsterdam Aves. Info/tickets.)
GO→ A new documentary about the lives of actors who understudy and stand-by for the leading men and women of Broadway hits New York theatres for a limited engagement. "The Standbys" follows Ben Crawford, Merwin Foard and Aléna Watters as they wait in the wings — literally — for the moment they might be called upon to star in a Broadway show. (Through Feb. 27, The Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St., btwn. 5th & 6th Aves. Info/tickets.)
Sunday, February 23
LAST CHANCE→ Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto and Celia Keenan-Bolger star as the troubled Wingfield brood in the Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie. This critically lauded jewel of a revival of Tennessee Williams' famous memory play is helmed by Once's Tony-winning director, John Tiffany. (Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.)
GO→ Tony-winning In the Heights star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his "Sunday Movies" series at Washington Heights' historic United Palace Theatre with a screening of the classic movie musical "West Side Story." The film's Anita, the legendary Rita Moreno, will join Miranda for a talkback! (5 PM, United Palace Theatre, $5-$15, 4140 Broadway at 175th St. Info/tickets.)
Monday, February 24
GO→ The third annual TEDxBroadway conference features some of the most progressive minds in the theatre striving to make the industry more dynamic, profitable and engaging. This year's lineup features Tony, Grammy and now Oscar-nominated composer Bobby Lopez; groundbreaking Tony-winning director Diane Paulus; "Crowd Fund Economics" scribe David Drake; comedian Lea DeLaria; and others. (11 AM-6 PM, New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., btwn. 8th & 9th Aves., $100. Info/tickets.)
Tuesday, February 25
Wednesday, February 26
PREVIEWS→ Tony winner Nina Arianda and Tony nominee Kathleen Chalfant star in David Grimm's Tales from Red Vienna, about the widows of World War I who find their lives upended when their husbands don't return from battle. Ruined director Kate Whoriskey is at the helm. Officially opens March 18. (New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., btwn 6th & 7th Aves. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)
Thursday, February 27
Friday, February 28
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