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Priority list includes a 'Hamilton' star with the ISO, Hedwig's return, more

December 26, 2017

Leslie Odom Jr. with the ISO

It’s going to be a while until “Hamilton” comes to town. In the meantime, here’s a chance to hear its Tony-winning Broadway star. I’m confident that at least one song will come from the Aaron Burr catalog. Jan. 5 Hilbert Circle Theatre  Details

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

One of the most legitimately rocking scores ever written for a musical accompanies the tale of one of theater’s most original characters. That's Hedwig, the “internationally ignored song stylist” army brat from East Germany who, after a botched sex-change operation, forms a rock band only to have has his songs stolen by his former lover. Even if you have a thing again musicals, if you like David Bowie, Iggy Pop, or David Johansen in his New York Dolls phase, this could be the show for you, It’s from Zach & Zack, the team behind 2017’s “The Great Bike Race.” Jan. 5-14 Epilogue Playhouse Details

“Chill”

That’s not just a directive or a weather report. It’s also the umbrella label for the Harrison Center’s collection of new gallery shows opening Jan. 5, including Elizabeth Smith’s intricately patterned snowflake-like paintings and instillations. Opening January 5 Harrison Center Details

“Greater Tuna”

Beef & Boards mainstays Eddie Curry and Jeff Stockberger play all 20 of the characters in this regional theater mainstay set in the third-smallest town in Texas. Dec. 28-Jan. 28. Beef & Boards Dinner Theater. Details

Also this week

On Jan. 4, the Central Library screens the 1961 film version of “A Raisin in the Sun” in anticipation of the opening of the show at the IRT later this month.

Jon McLaughlin plays The Hi-Fi Dec. 29-30.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish performs at the Egyptian Room Jan 5.

Pat McAfee offers his “A Ridiculous NYE” Dec. 31 at the Murat.

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