This Week’s Picks! Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel & More

first_imgGo Window Shopping with Idina MenzelNovember 24 at Beacon CourtIn most towns, the unveiling of the signature store’s holiday window is no big deal. You get appearances from the mayor, the (talent-free) glee club, and colossal indifference. New York is a different, much more entertaining story. So head to Bloomingdale’s, where Idina Menzel will songs from her latest album, Holiday Wishes, and other favorites. Please sing “Let It Go,” please sing “Let It Go…” Kristin Chenoweth Share a Memory with Alice RipleyNovember 25 at the Irish Repertory TheatreNew York is filled with holiday traditions: the tree at Rockefeller Center, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and the Giant Line to Go Ice Skating, just to name a few. How about something new? In the off-Broadway premiere of A Christmas Memory, the musical adaptation of Truman Capote’s beloved autobiographical short story, a young boy celebrates a special Christmas with his three eccentric cousins in 1933 Alabama. The production, running through January 4, stars Tony winner Alice Ripley. Click for tickets! View Comments See Kristin Chenoweth’s HomecomingNovember 28, check local listingsHere’s proof that PBS isn’t all reruns of The Lawrence Welk Show. The Tony-winning powerhouse sasses up public television in Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, belting songs from Wicked, Glee, and The Phantom of the Opera with help from a 13-piece orchestra. Plus, there are special Broadway guests! The coolest part: Chenoweth performs in her hometown, Broken Arrow, OK, in a theatre named after her. Now that’s called winning at life. Idina Menzelcenter_img Star Files Partake in Peter Pan PatterNovember 26, check local listingsThanksgiving is a big day. Usually, rest is advised so you can eat double your body weight in candied yams and pretend to like football. Not tonight, because Allison Williams, star of the upcoming Peter Pan Live!, is scheduled to visit Late Night with Seth Meyers. You’d rather sleep than possibly hear stories about Christopher Walken or the secret club Williams is in with Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby? Priorities, people! Hit the Streets with Broadway’s BestNovember 27, check local listingsThe holidays are tough—Black Friday, cheesy holiday movies, awkward encounters with irritating relatives—so why not start with something pleasant? Specifically, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which starts at 77th St. and Central Park West and ends at Herald Square. It has everything: massive cartoon balloons, Santa’s first appearance, and performances from an array of Broadway shows, including On the Town, The Last Ship, and Side Show. Stay in or go out—you win either way! Hey you, making three kinds of stuffing to accommodate your Thanksgiving guests’ allergies! Back away from the gluten-free breadcrumbs and partake in all of the great theater events the city has to offer, including a new holiday musical, a classic parade and a shopping trip at Bloomingdale’s with Idina Menzel. Make way for this week’s picks!last_img

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