‘Downton Abbey’ Exhibit Makes Its Way Stateside + More NYC Events 11/17–11/23

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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.

“Downton” exhibit arrives stateside.
Do you still mourn the loss of “Downton Abbey”? If so, you will certainly not want to miss “Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition,” beginning Nov. 18 at 218 West 57th St. A direct transfer from across the pond, this will be the exhibit’s North American debut, and will include everything fans loved about the PBS drama, specifically, the couture and culture. (Tickets: $30)

Carnegie Hall pays tribute to female composers.
Two of Broadway’s current mainstays, Betsy Wolfe of “Waitress” and Adam Kantor of “The Band’s Visit,” will take a night off from their respective shows to sing to a different house. On Nov. 17, “Women of Notes” at Carnegie Hall will honor renowned female composers including Carole King, Tracy Chapman, Betty Comden, Jeanine Tesori, and others. Additionally, audiences can expect guest appearances by Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, and Shaina Taub, all renowned female composers themselves. (Tickets start at $21)

Spend an evening with David Sedaris.
Actually, you can spend two evenings with David Sedaris. The celebrated author and humorist invites you to join him at the Peter Jay Sharp Building at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House Nov. 21 and 22 for an evening of conversation. The event will be in anticipation of his upcoming collection of diaries, “Theft By Finding Diaries,” and will feature both a pre and post-show book signing. (Tickets start at $57)

Kat McPhee heads to the Carlyle.
One-time “American Idol” contestant and former “Smash” star Katharine McPhee will make her Café Carlyle debut. The singer-songwriter, currently starring on CBS’ “Scorpion,” will kick off a five-evening run beginning Nov. 21, performing a repertoire of jazz standards titled “I Fall in Love Too Easily.” (Tickets start at $110)

Stars of reality television make their way to Broadway.
Speaking of “American Idol” alumna, season 12 winner Candice Glover will lead “Home for the Holidays,” beginning Nov. 17. The six-week engagement, running at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, will feature Glover along with “The Voice” winner Josh Kaufman and “America’s Got Talent” winner Bianca Ryan, singing more than 25 classic Christmas tunes. The final performance will play Dec. 31. (Tickets start at $99)

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