Picks of the Week! Inch Uptown for Lena Hall, Fly Away with Anne Hathaway & Go Medieval at Wolf Hall

first_imgHey, you, stuffing yourself with Peeps—it’s time for an intervention, Broadway-style! The city is busting with fun things to do this week, including the New York premiere of Wolf Hall Parts One and Two, Anne Hathaway’s return to the NYC stage, and a former Phantom’s TV special. Here come this week’s picks!Follow Lena Hall UptownBegins April 7 at Café CarlyleWhen you leave your job, the days after are spent either agonizing over your decision while in the fetal position or learning how to tolerate a new batch of annoying coworkers. Lena Hall doesn’t have that problem. After a mega-successful stint on Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the talented Tony winner makes her debut at Café Carlyle. She’ll be there through April 18. Will she be joined by The Deafening? Gotta go to find out. Click for tickets!See What Broadway Friends Are ForApril 7 at 54 BelowFor most of us, friends are reliable in a pinch. If you’re singer-songwriter Michael Mott, your friends are Broadway superstars whom join you onstage in high-profile shows. Mott tells stories and performs songs in That Was Then, This Is How, and gets an assist from the likes of Jeremy Jordan, Adrienne Warren, and Marissa McGowan. That’s great, but let’s see Jordan help Mott move a couch into a fourth-floor walk-up. Click for tickets!Get Grounded with Anne HathawayBegins April 7 at Anspacher TheatreThrough May 17, Anne Hathaway stars in Grounded, George Brant’s drama about a fighter pilot whose days are now split between working a drone in an Air Force trailer and living in the suburbs with her family. No, this isn’t a musical, but before Hathaway dreamed a dream in the Les Miserables movie, she delivered a string of stirring dramatic performances (Remember Rachel Getting Married?). Plus, Julie Taymor is directing…so get moving! Click for tickets!Join the King’s Court at Wolf HallOpens April 9 at the Winter Garden Theatre“A night at the theater” is an expression. That’s actually the case with Wolf Hall Parts One & Two, and, oh boy, is it worth your time. Based on Hilary Mantel’s beloved novels and presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the show(s)—which played to raves in England—explores the stormy times of King Henry VIII (Nathaniel Parker) and his right-hand man Thomas Cromwell (Ben Miles). Bring on the noirish goodness! Click for tickets!Get to Know Norm LewisApril 10 on PBSIf you’ve done everything on this list, you deserve a night in. Make it tonight, when PBS presents Norm Lewis: Who Am I?, an airing of the erstwhile Phantom’s recent concert from Lincoln Center. The show, according to PBS, lays out Lewis’ “musical course from gospel to Marvin Gaye.” We hope that journey doesn’t include interminable pledge breaks from folks who resemble our eighth grade algebra teacher. But, hey, it’s Norm! He’s worth it. View Commentslast_img

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