Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck
The Tony nominees join forces for a dazzling evening of song and dance. “Things are Looking Up — A Night of Gershwin Favorites” is the duo’s salute to George Gershwin’s gorgeous melodies. After enchanting audiences in 2017 playing Polly and Bobby in Manhattan Concert Productions’ “Crazy For You” at Lincoln Center, the pair recognized their undeniable chemistry and mutual love for the music of George Gershwin. They’ve taken their show on the road in an intimate evening of song. Osnes was last seen on Broadway in 2017’s “Bandstand.” Previously, she starred as the title role in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s” Cinderella” (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Astaire Award nominations). She also appeared as Hope Harcourt in the Tony Awardwinning revival of “Anything Goes” (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations) and Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of “South Pacific.” Yazbeck is the quintessential Broadway song-and-dance man. His Broadway credits include “On the Town,” “Finding Neverland,” “Chicago,” Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” “Gypsy” opposite Patti LuPone, and “A Chorus Line,” among his career highlights.
Saturday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. $79, $69 and $59. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Across the Universe
Journey back to the era of the Fab Four when Molloy College CAP21 Theatre Arts students come together for “A Night of The Beatles. Hear those beloved classic hits in this dynamic tribute. The show pays tribute to the 2007 cult-classic British-American jukebox romance film, “Across the Universe,” about youth, love, and struggle, swept up in the discourse of the Vietnam War — all told through Beatles tunes. Hear the classic hits you know and love, such as “All My Lovin’,” “Let It Be,” “Blackbird,” “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “All You Need is Love,” “Hey Jude” and more. It’s an evening that takes everyone back to those great moments when The Beatles ruled the music scene. The student performers grace the stage in a fast-paced lively production that puts a new spin on these memorable songs.
Sunday Jan. 19, 3 p.m. $25. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.