Hear Broadway’s Best at Carnegie Hall for $20 + More NYC Events Feb. 16–22

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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.

Get a taste of Broadway at Carnegie Hall.
Broadway Classics in Concert at Carnegie Hall has assembled a roster of performers whose collective talent and accolades must be seen (and heard) to be believed. The Feb. 20 event will feature performances by Lea Salonga, Laura Osnes, Ramin Karimloo, Sierra boggess, Ryan Silverman, Norm Lewis, and Michael Arden, and that is not even the entire lineup. And better yet, tickets start at an affordable $20—cheaper than the cheapest Broadway ticket you can find. (Tickets: $20–$195)

Stars sing out for a good cause.
Artists for World Peace presents its seventh annual fundraiser on Feb. 18, featuring prominent New York City talent, all of whom will sing and share stories to help children around the world. Held at the Cutting Room in Midtown, this year’s event will feature a number of “The Band’s Visit” stars including Katrina Lenk, Ari’el Stachel, and Sharone Sayegh, “Escape to Margaritaville” stars Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff, and other Main Stem favorites including Mary Testa and Becky Gulsvig. (Tickets start at $15)

Escape the winter with a warm musical.
Speaking of “Escape to Margaritaville,” the musical will have its first preview on Feb. 16, rendering it the first new musical of 2018 to begin performances. Featuring a score by Jimmy Buffett as well as a story loosely based on his early life, the original tuner stars Paul Alexander Nolan as a Buffett proxy opposite Alison Luff. The island-set production, staged at the Marquis Theatre, is directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley (“Come From Away”) and seems an ideal evening at the theater for anyone currently at war with the February doldrums. (Tickets start at $59)

See where “My Fair Lady” began.
A slew of A-list theater talent has lined up for Project Shaw’s Feb. 19 reading of “Pygmalion,” including Tony nominee Santino Fontana (soon to be seen on Broadway in “Tootsie”) and Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart (“Aladdin”). Project Shaw artistic director David Staller will direct the one-night-only reading of the piece (which was the original source for the musical “My Fair Lady”), which will be held at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre. (Tickets: $35)

Go back to the Garden.
As part of the American Songbook season, vocal powerhouses will salute “Grey Gardens” creators Scott Frankel and Michael Korie at the glamorous Appel Room on Feb. 17. Among the golden-throated talent will be Kelli O’Hara, Julian Ovenden, Brandon Victor Dixon, Melissa Errico, Leslie Kritzer, and Tony Yazbeck. (Tickets start at $75)

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