New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week.
Celebrate women working in theater.
The 2018 Theatre Women Awards will be presented by the League of Professional Theatre Women on March 16, this year honoring Phylicia Rashad, among others. Held at the TimesCenter, these are the only awards dedicated exclusively to promoting theatrical work from women as well as their contributions to the field across the industry. (Tickets start at $85)
Be Irish for a day.
Whatever your heritage, get into the Irish spirit on St. Patrick’s Day with New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17. Beginning at 11 a.m., the route stretches along 5th Avenue between 79th and 44th Streets and will be led by Parade Grand Marshal Loretta Brennan Glucksman. It is, of course, free to attend the parade. (The same is not true of post-parade beer, should you choose to continue celebrating). (Free)
Two revivals return to Broadway.
Two stage classics take their first bows (again) on the Great White Way. “My Fair Lady,” the Lerner and Loewe musical starring Lauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Paton, has officially begun preview performances at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre. A bit downtown, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington leads the revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh,” beginning March 22. Expect both productions to be contenders for the revival Tony Award for their respective musical and play categories. (Tickets for “My Fair Lady” start at $87; tickets for “The Iceman Cometh” start at $79)
Get intimate with Wes Anderson.
This is a two-step activity, though it is absolutely worth the effort. On March 21, Metrograph will hold an advanced screening of “Isle of Dogs,” the new animated feature from the one-of-a-kind brain of Wes Anderson. But that’s not all; Anderson himself will take part in a pre-screening Q&A. The only catch is, you have to be a Metrograph member to attend (get your Metrograph membership right here, beginning at $100 for a full year). (Tickets: $15)
Have a day of culture at The Whitney.
It’s your last chance to see “Experiments in Electrostatics,” the photo exhibition at the Whitney Museum, which closes on March 25. Since it opened last November, the piece has pulled photocopy art from the Whitney’s very own collection between 1966–86, to explore the use of the photocopier as a creative tool through the birth of the digital era. (Tickets: $25)
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