Lena Hall talked to The Village Voice about opening up in her upcoming solo show, The Villa Satori: Growing Up Haight Ashbury, at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Her autobiographical show, which will run November 28-December 7, focuses on her upbringing in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Read the full story here.
Weinstein Gallery’s exhibition of surrealist artist Leonor Fini’s work, Réalisme Irréel, has been extended until Dec. 5. Although it is not Weinstein Gallery’s first Fini exhibit, this new exhibit showcases both the artist’s work and pieces that show what Fini herself was like. Read more about the exhibition here.
Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman were honored last night at the annual Primary Stages Gala. Shaiman and Wittman were celebrated with performances of musical numbers from Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, “Smash,” and more. Performers and presenters included Bridget Everett, Ana Gasteyer, Annie Golden, Jackie Hoffman, Nathan Lane, Caissie Levy, Billy Porter, and Aaron Tveit. Check out photos of the honorees, performers, presenters, and attendees here.
Chinese dance drama Dragon Boat Racing by the Guangdong Song & Dance Ensemble will be performed at Lincoln Center in January. A story of love, war, and music, Dragon Boat Racing focuses on how one of the most iconic pieces of Cantonese music was composed. Read more about the production on Broadway World.
The New York Times calls Our Guy, Cy: The Songs of Cy Coleman “an affectionate tribute” by three actresses who starred in Cy Coleman musicals, Randy Graff, Cady Huffman, and Judy Kaye. They will showcase his music again on November 12 and 13 at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Read the full review here.
The New York Times says Andréa Burns “brought a breath of tropical air” to her cabaret show at Feinstein’s/54 Below on November 9. The first of three performances, the “ebullient and playful” singer will also perform on November 16 and December 14. Read Stephen Holden’s full review on The New York Times.