Tony Nom Jenn Damiano Plays Joe’s Pub + More NYC Events Sept. 8–14

Photo Source: Joe's Pub

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.

Jenn Damiano returns to Joe’s Pub.
Stage fave Jenn Damiano, who received a Tony nomination for her work in Pulitzer-winning “Next to Normal,” will return to a New York stage on Sept. 10, bringing her solo show to Joe’s Pub. Last seen on Broadway in the late, great “American Psycho,” audiences can expect to hear Damiano’s golden-throated takes on songs from the realm of musical theater, as well as the pop and rock cannons. (If you blow it and miss Damiano this time around, she’ll return to the venue Oct. 2.) (Tickets: $20)

A “Downton” star takes Broadway.
Elizabeth McGovern, best-known for her role on the long-running PBS drama “Downton Abbey,” returns to Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Time and the Conways,” beginning previews at the American Airlines Theatre Sept. 14. The revival of the J.B. Priestley drama will also star Anna Camp and Stephen Boyer, and will mark director Rebecca Taichman’s first Broadway outing since winning a Tony award for her work last season on “Indecent.” (Tickets start at $39)

The Coney Island Film Festival is back.
Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean the Coney Island fun is, too. The Coney Island Film Festival kicks off Sept. 8, with screenings of various films held at both Sideshows by the Seashore and the Coney Island Museum through Sept. 10. The eclectic lineup will include shorts and features and would comprise a perfect day trip or weekend getaway, that’s also incredibly wallet-considerate. (Individual screenings are $8, day passes start at $12)

Isaac Mizrahi traverses through artistic outlets.
Some artists never fail to induce awe with their multifaceted talents. Case in point: Isaac Mizrahi, who’s arguably best-known as a fashion designer, and who will bring his solo show, “Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?” to City Winery in Tribeca Sept. 8. The personality will tell stories and sing songs from his celebrated career in fashion, bringing along some acerbic humor, as well. (Tickets start at $35)

Spend an evening with two talented gents.
Jason Robert Brown continues his residency at downtown cabaret venue, Subculture, and this time he’ll be accompanied by the ever-talented Justin Guarini. In a Monday evening show on Sept. 11, Tony winner Brown will play an array of tunes, many of which will be drawn from his storied body of work, as well as in-development projects. (Tickets: $50)

Pig out—literally.
If you’re keeping kosher, this one’s not for you, but Pig Island returns to Red Hook in Brooklyn on Sept. 9, back again with all the pork delicacies that cheat day dreams are made of. Purchase an all you can eat and drink inclusive ticket to gorge and imbibe ‘til the cows—er, pigs—come home. ($75)

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