A Second Anniversary for “Newsies”

While you were buying every copy of Idina Menzel's Billboard Magazine issue, here’s what was happening this week In the Wings.

A slew of shows celebrated their Broadway anniversaries. Celebrating this week: “Once” (three years), “Pippin” (one year) and “Newsies,” whose second year anniversary celebration has included a week-long free ticket lottery. Congratulations to all for making the Great White Way shine so bright. [More info]

Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat and Patti Murin will star in “Fly By night” at Playwrights Horizons. The new musical, which begins previous May 16 and opens June 10, is a darkly comic rock fable and ode to love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965. [More info]

The Public Theater’s “A Second Chance” officially opens March 30. The new musical, with book, music and lyrics by Ted Shen, will run at The Public’s Shiva Theater through April 13. “A Second Chance” tells the story of a recent widower and divorcée who meet in New York in the midst of mid-life crises. [More info]

The Signature Theatre has announced their 2014-15 season. Eight productions will run next season, including new plays by residency playwrights A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace. That's right: two residency playwrights - a change from the Signature Theatre's past of only highlighting a season of plays by a single playwright. Ch-ch-ch-chaaanges! [More info]

Watch Kelli O’Hara cook Italian food. The four-time Tony nominated actress may be playing the Italian-born lead in “The Bridges of Madison County,” but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to cook. On April 14, she’ll join forces with world famous chef Lidia Bastianich for a special cooking demonstration. The event will take place at Eataly’s cooking school, La Scuola di Eataly (Bastianich is part owner), from 6:30-8pm. That’s one promo that sounds too delicious to pass up. [More info]

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