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Annaleigh Ashford: Don’t You Dare miss it…


There are two times I’ve seen an musical comedian on Broadway for the first time and been blown away. One was Kristin Chenoweth as Sally in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and the other was Annaleigh Ashford as Linda in “Kinky Boots”. It was the first time she had originated a role and she owned it completely. I’ve seen Ashford every chance I’ve had since then and am beyond thrilled to see her at Lincoln Center’s concert performance at one of the best places to see anything, The Appel Room looking over Central Park with huge windows behind the stage. Expect some “Kinky Boots,” “Wicked,” “Legally Blind” and, fingers crossed, “Sunday In The Park With George”.

Monday – Taking Back Sunday: One Night Only – Irving Plaza – Performing their first three albums

Monday – Los Lobos – City Winery

Monday – Ingrid Michaelson’s 12th Annual Holiday Hop – Poster child for girls with ukuleles and other sweetly acoustic instruments

Monday, Tuesday – Midge Ure – Iridium – The ultravox-y new romantic is back

Tuesday – KTU Holiday House Party

Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday  – Pentatonix – The Christmas Is Here! Tour – Beacon Theatre – A three night residency? I’m impressed…

Tuesday – Cat Power – Brooklyn Steel – She bored me stupid when I saw her but Alyson thinks she is great,

Tuesday – Hiss Golden Messenger – MHOW

Tuesday – Daybreaker NYC Presents: Sleigh My Name, Sleigh My Name – Sony Hall – Ugly sweater contest and dance all night.

Wednesday – Billy Joel In Concert – Madison Square Garden – I’ve seen his Christmas show twice, one was a masterpiece and one was terrible…

Friday – Marky Ramone’s Holiday Blitzkrieg – Gramercy Theatre – Gabba Gabba Ho Ho Ho

Friday, Saturday – A Darlene Love Christmas – “Love For The Holidays “- Sony Hall – The last time I saw this show it was at the late lamented BB Kings

Saturday – Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2018 Presented By Hallmark Channel – Prudential Theatre – I tend to spend by December’s buying advertising for these guys!

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