Ian McShane, Michael McKean, and Raul Esparza, all currently starring in the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming, will appear at a Borders bookstore in New York City for a panel and signing this coming Friday, February 8 at 5:30pm. The Borders is located on the second floor of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.
The annual Kids’ Night On Broadway event kicks off this afternoon at Madame Tussauds in a celebration hosted by Broadway booster and sometime stage star Rosie O’Donnell (Grease, Seussical). Now in its 12th year, Kids’ Night On Broadway allows children and teens 6-18 years of age attend a Broadway show for free when accompanied by a paying adult. To learn more, visit www.KidsNightOnBroadway.com.
Tonight at the American Airlines Theatre, tons of Broadway notables will be getting together for the third installment of Broadway Backwards. The Broadway Backwards concerts put a new spin on Broadway showtunes by letting men sing songs originally written for women, and by having women sing tunes traditionally sung by men. Among the Broadway performers on the bill tonight are Gary Beach, Cheyenne Jackson, Liz Callaway, Anthony Rapp, Len Cariou, Ann Harada, Brooks Ashmanskas, Sierra Boggess, Tituss Burgess, Charles Busch, Kerry Butler, Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Sandy Duncan, Malcolm Gets, Neil Patrick Harris, Jose Llana, and Lea Michele. Seth Rudetsky, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of The Ritz, will host the event.
Several Broadway performers will be interviewed in the New York Times’ renowned TimesTalks series this month. On February 4, beloved Broadway divas Audra McDonald and Phylicia Rashad, along with hip hop artist Sean Combs (who only recently made his Broadway debut), will discuss the new TV movie version of A Raisin in the Sun, which the trio starred in together on Broadway. Accomplished actors Deanna Dunagan and Ian McShane, currently starring on Broadway in August: Osage County and The Homecoming, respectively, will be a part of the series on February 25. TimesTalks is held at 6:30pm on varying nights in TheTimesCenter (242 W. 41st Street). Tickets are $25-$27 and can be ordered by calling 800-272-9533. For more schedule information, please visit www.thetimescenter.com.
Originally scheduled to open on Broadway in April, the Broadway engagement of The Female of the Species has now been postponed. It hasn’t been determined yet when Joanna Murray-Smith’s new play will hit Broadway, but it will not be this season. The Female of the Species was supposed to star Annette Bening as a feminist author encountering writer’s block, but Bening dropped out in September and no replacement was ever announced.