first_img Welcome James Corden to Late Night March 23 on CBS You know who’s one funny dude? That James Corden fellow. So naturally, we’re thrilled the Tony winner and Into the Woods movie star is officially the new host of The Late Late Show, succeeding Craig Ferguson. We have only one condition: Lots and lots of Broadway guests. We’re counting on you, James. Don’t let us down. The spring season is full swing, and there’s so much to do in New York City this week, it’s making our heads spin. Or maybe our heads are spinning because we’re watching the Patti LuPone washing machine musical Love Cycle again. Anyway, where were we? Oh right, this week’s picks! Check out a few of the awesome things going on in the Big Apple and beyond. See a Beautiful Blast From the Past March 23 at Birdland Jessie Mueller and Anika Larsen might have only left the hit musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical a few weeks ago, but if you’re like us, you’re already going through serious withdrawal. Not that new stars Chilina Kennedy and Jessica Keenan Wynn aren’t amazing, but it’s fun to get the old gang back together for one last encore at Larsen’s Sing You To Sleep concert, featuring special guests Mueller and Jarrod Spector. We’ll bring the tissues. Click for tickets! Take a Field Trip to Eden March 24 at 54 Below We’ve always imagined the Garden of Eden to be a utopia somewhere far, far away from New York City—but it’s actually underground on 54th Street! Stephen Schwartz and a bevy of Broadway stars will perform the composer’s 1991 musical Children of Eden at theater hot spot 54 Below. There aren’t any green witches in it, but don’t worry, there’s a green snake. Click for tickets! Pay Your Respects at Fun Home March 27 at Circle in the Square Theatre Last season, the off-Broadway premiere of Fun Home was the hottest ticket in town. Now it’s taken up residence on Broadway, featuring original stars Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas and more. Based on the graphic novel, the new musical tells the story of Alison Bechdel’s relationship with her father. It also has the best song about keys we’ve ever heard. Click for tickets! Get a Whiff of Something Rotten March 23 at the St. James Theatre Whoo, what’s that smell? No, it’s not the garbage on 8th Avenue thawing out after a long winter—it’s the sweet stench of hilarity! The new musical comedy Something Rotten begins performances on Broadway starring Brian D’Arcy James, John Cariani and Christian Borle. And we hear it stinks. You know, in the best way possible. Click for tickets! View Commentslast_img read more