Get $10 Tickets to the NYC International Film Festival + More New York Events March 3–8

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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.

The International Film Festival is back in NYC.
The New York City International Film Festival returns for its ninth year on March 5, playing three iconic NYC venues: The Directors Guild of America Theater, The Dolby Theater & Screening Room, and the Producers’ Club. Ongoing through March 9, the lineup includes works from filmmakers around the world including a Pierce Brosnan project, a project starring Suki Waterhouse and Dash Mihok, and more. ($10/show)

A countess cabarets.
The Countess herself, Luann de Lesseps, returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below on March 8 for a second performance of her show, #CountessAndFriends. The “Real Housewives of New York” star and author will sing from her own song repertoire, share stories from her one-of-a-kind life, as well as welcome guests from theater, television, and beyond. (Tickets start at $40)

A couple legends sit down for a chat.
To promote his new autobiography “Unmasked,” Tony Award-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will sit down with Tony Award-winning actor Glenn Close (who starred in Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard”) for a conversation at The Town Hall on March 5. Webber will talk his life and illustrious career throughout the discussion, which will be the only United States event in promotion of the book. (Tickets are $47–$57 and include a copy of “Unmasked”)

Hear the immigrant sounds of the country’s music.
MasterVoices, a 130+ member chorus, will pay tribute to the immigrant contributions to American music in “Our America,” a special concert at The Cooper Union on March 7. Conceived by Tony Award-winning artistic director Ted Sperling, who will also conduct the performance, the evening will cover a number of genres and centuries. (Tickets: $30–$55)

Two plays begin previews on Broadway.
The spring theater season is in full swing, which means a number of new productions will be heading into previews in the coming weeks. First up, two straight plays are now in performance: “Three Tall Women,” the Edward Albee drama starring Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf, and Alison Pill is running at the Golden Theatre. A block south, at the Helen Hayes Theatre, the new play “Lobby Hero” has begun performances starring Chris Evans and Brian Tyree Henry (the venture marks Second Stage Theatre’s first on Broadway). (Tickets for “Three Tall Women” start at $47; tickets for “Lobby Hero” start at $99)

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