Heathers the Musical: Well, blank me gently with a chain saw, this is real! The signal black-comedy film of every '80s child's coming of age has given in to the inevitable, and is now a theatrical production at New World Stages. Thrill to the exploits of your old pals Veronica, Jason, Heather No. 1, Heather No. 2, and Heather No. 3, now with original music. And get crucial—we got free tickets at Tuesday's quiz. Don't be such a megabitch and go to HeathersTheMusical.com.
La Soirée: After stupendous runs from Brisbane to Montreal, the international circus/cabaret/variety sensation has come to NYC, at the Union Square Theatre. A "lineup of jaw-dropping, singular, sexy and inexplicable acts" answers the question "Are they really going to go there?" with a resounding "Yeppers." Acrobatics, knife juggling, hula hooping, somewhat disturbing puppetry: It all adds up to a uniquely entertaining, and surprising, evening at the theater. And they're kicking in passes to Tuesday's prize haul. See scandalous photos at LaSoireeUS.com.
The Rubin Museum of Art: We're doing it, folks: slowly but surely bringing in every museum in New York City into the prize partner fold. (We already got the AMNH, the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Sex. So what, only three or so left?) The Rubin flies a bit below the radar, but it's more than worth checking out: New York's repository of Himalayan culture. Everything from ancient Tibetan artifacts to classic Hollywood films about the Yeti. And check it: May 10 it's hosting its annual "Dream-Over": You get to stay overnight at the museum, under a work of art specifically chosen for you, with your dreams professionally analyzed come morning. Only in New York, friends. (Damn, it's already sold out.) The Rubin is at the corner of 18th Street and Seventh Avenue; hop on over to RubinMuseum.org.
I Remember Mama: John Van Druten's classic of the American theater (it ran 1944–46 on Broadway, with Marlon Brando's Great White Way debut) is reborn by the Transport Group. All 25 parts in the story of an Scandinavian immigrant family in early-20th-century San Francisco are being portrayed by ten veteran actresses. Intriguing. The show is playing at the Gym at Judson through April 20; we have tickets for you, and they have tickets for you at TransportGroup.org.
Plus, plus, plus…books, CDs, DVDs, etc. on the musical theme, straight from the BQT prize closest. Bask in the glory that will be this show, my friends: Tuesday, April 1, at Littlefield. Rawk!