This Week in Nightlife: Don't Miss Carol Burnett, Christina Bianco and Back-to-Back Sondheim! | Playbill

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Sunday, Sept. 20: Get behind a good cause and have fun at the same time. Proceeds from Broadway Back to School go towards helping support theatre arts education for underserved students and schools. The line-up features Tony nominees Chad Kimball and Stephanie D'Abruzzo, among other talents. Tickets from $45; 7 PM & 9:30 PM. 

Birdland continues its Broadway concert series with singer, actor and renowned impressionist Christina Bianco. The star returns to the stage with her solo show Party of One, taking audiences on a musical comedy journey that is sure to be filled with plenty of laughs. Tickets $30; 7 PM. 

Christina Bianco

Monday, Sept. 21: Hollywood Arms, the autobiographical 2002 play by Carol Burnett and her late daughter Carrie Hamilton, receives a special concert reading introduced by Burnett herself. The Broadway and TV vet is joined by Tyne Daly, Emily Skeggs, Sydney Lucas and original cast member Michele Pawk at Merkin Concert Hall. Tickets from $45; 8 PM. 

Tuesday, Sept. 22: In a follow-up to her acclaimed One Woman Show, Shakina Nayfack returns to the stage at Joe's Pub for the follow-up story: Post-Op. The show, laced with music, story and Nayfack's signature wit, traces her pilgrimage for gender confirmation surgery in Thailand. Tickets from $25; 9:30 PM.  Wednesday, Sept. 23: Spend an evening at 54 Below with Josh Grisetti, who recently made his Broadway debut in It Shoulda Been YouDon't Bother, I'm Here is a concert that blends comedy, story and music. Tickets from $30; 7 PM. 

Don't go home yet! Tony winner Alice Ripley returns to 54 Below with a brand-new show dedicated to Stephen Sondheim. In All Sondheim, Ripley explores the lyrics and enduring melodies, and revisits some of the classic Sondheim characters she's played. Tickets $45; 9:30 PM.

Shakina Nayfack Photo by Nicki Ishmael

Thursday, Sept. 24: Sondheim fans come gather once more, this time at Birdland. Join concert pianist Anthony de Mare as he pays tribute to the legendary composer in Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano. Classic Sondheim songs are re-imagined by acclaimed composers from around the world, drawing from the worlds of pop, jazz, classical and more. Tickets from $25; 6 PM.

Friday, Sept. 25: Joe's Pub kicks off its year-long retrospective of Mx Justin Vivian Bond’s career with a revival of the original trailblazing cabaret, Dixie McCall's Patterns for Living. The show paved the way for what became Bond and Kenny Mellman's signature act, Kiki and Herb. Performances run through Oct. 4; tickets $25. 

Saturday, Sept. 26: Spend your Saturday night in the company of a handsome Frenchman. You may recognize Gad Elmaleh, the star of French comedy, from films like Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" or Steven Spielberg’s "The Adventures of Tintin," or perhaps you saw him opposite Audrey Tatou in the romantic comedy "Priceless." Performed entirely in English, Elmaleh brings his comedic one-man-show to the stage at Joe's Pub. Running through Dec. 6; tickets are $25. 

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