In Theater - A quick look at musicals and plays to look forward to this new season.
Hal Prince, legend of musical theater, is the man behind some of the greatest Broadway shows, winner of 21 Tony Awards, producer of shows like Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Follies, Sweeney Todd. Opens on August 24 with limited run. At Samuel J. Friedman Theater.
The Band's Visit - Acclaimed in off-Broadway production now moves to Broadway. Egyptian band is sent to small village in Egypt. Previews in Oct. and opens Nov. 7. Open run at Barrymore Theater.
Once on This Island - Revisit the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Anastasia) musical of love in Haiti. Previews in Nov. and Opens on Dec. 3. Open run. Circle in the Square.
Springsteen on Broadway - Solo at Walter Kerr Theatre. Previews Oct. 3, Opens Oct. 12 to Nov. 26. Bruce Springsteen will perform five shows a week. Tickets on sale Aug. 30.
Junk - by Pulitzer Prize winner, Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) about ruthless capitalist in 1985 USA. Previews in Oct. Opens Nov. 2 for Open Run at Lincoln Center Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Time and the Conways - Time travels of a family from post WWI to start of WWII. With Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey). Previews Sept. 14. Opens Oct. 10 to Nov. 26. At American Airlines Theater.
M. Butterfly - Revival of hit play about love affair between a French diplomat and a Chinese opera singer. Stirring and thoughtful. Stars Clive Owen. At Cort Theater. Previews Oct. 7, opens Oct. 20 in limited run.
MIDDAY JAZZ MIDTOWN - this New York treasure presents jazz concerts every Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm.at St. Peter's Church.The music is first-rate. The suggested donation is a bargain, $10.
At the end of September it is farewell to the Metropolitan Room, which closes its doors on 22nd Street and will reopen in a new location next year. In the meantime, it will share space with the Triad while the new club gets ready. On Sept. 24-25, the Metropolitan will feature a 24-hour marathon, saluting its 11-year run in the space that has been a cabaret favorite with performers like Baby Jane Dexter, Marilyn Maye, Liz Callaway and so many others.