‘Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical’ Comes to Brooklyn + More NYC Events Jan. 19–25

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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.

Under his eye, in musical form.
Hulu’s Emmy-winning dystopian nightmare “The Handmaid’s Tale” doesn’t return for a second season until April 25, but you can bless the fruit on Jan. 25 at Union Hall in Williamsburg. Marcia Belsky and Melissa Stokoski’s parody musical take on the Margaret Atwood-created universe will be set in 2027 Brooklyn and promises to be funny and decidedly less bleak than its television counterpart. ($5 in advance; $10 day of the show)

John Turturro puts on his producer’s cap.
Emmy Award winner John Turturro, in association with The Left Wing, will present the world premiere production of “Imperfect Love,” a two-act comedic drama (or dramatic comedy) by Brandon Cole. Beginning performances Jan. 25 at the Connelly Theater, the piece is set 100 years in the past and will be directed by Michael Di Jiacomo. (Tickets start at $39)

Honor the fact you’ve survived a year under Trump.
Congratulations, you have made it through one full year with Donald Trump as your president—no small feat. Commemorating the occasion is “One Year of Resistance,” a group exhibition at The Untitled Space. Going on now through Feb. 4, the art show celebrating all things Resistance will be curated by Indira Cesarine and see a portion of proceeds going to the ACLU. (Donation)

Re-live early aughts angst.
54 Sings Green Day makes its scowling debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Jan. 22 (two shows at 7 and 9:30), bringing to the sub-level stage all your favorite moody hits like “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” and, of course, “American Idiot.” You can surely expect to have…the time of your life, right? (Tickets start at $35)

Celebrate Irish theater artists at the Irish Theater Festival.
Irish director Ray Yeates returns to New York to stage W.B. Yeats’ “The Only Jealousy of Emer” at the Irish Theater Festival. Playing Jan. 18–28 at the Tom Page theater in Chelsea, guests are encouraged to attend in evening attire, and will be provided with spirits. (Tickets: $35)

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