Avoid the downtown crowds and ring in the New Year tonight with the music of the “Piano Man,” Billy Joel, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. He’ll be singing all his hits, from “Just the Way You Are,” “Only the Good Die Young” and “An Innocent Man,” to his more recent compositions. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a musical legend perform live right here in South Florida. Tickets start at $49.50 at Ticketmaster.com.
The Lennon Sisters first achieved international fame on television on “The Lawrence Welk Show” and, this holiday weekend, they are performing favorite songs from their five decade-long career at The Wick Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton. Enjoy the music of this enduring vocal group, accompanied by a live band, on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening. Tickets start at $85 at TheWick.org.
The 2016 Broadway Concert Series at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St. in Fort Lauderdale, opens tonight at 8 p.m. with the legendary Audra McDonald, winner of an unprecedented six Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards. She’ll be joined by her husband, Will Swenson, a Tony-nominated performer and Seth Rudetsky will be the host for the evening at the piano. Tickets start at $46.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.com.
Forbidden Broadway, the hilarious parody on the biggest shows on the Great White Way, returns to South Florida with “Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging” at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, today at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. You can also enjoy the non-stop laughs from Forbidden Broadway at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach on Dec. 31 and Jan. 2. Tickets on sale at Kravis.org and BrowardCenter.org.
“The Summer of Sangaile,” the Lithuanian foreign language Oscar submission, will be screened at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th St. in Fort Lauderdale, beginning on New Year’s Day. The beautiful coming-of-age tale, set during an air show held near a lakeside village, features two girls who become lovers. The film was also a winner of several Sundance Film Festival awards. For show times and tickets, go to FLIFF.com.
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, “42nd Street,” comes to the Kravis Center tonight through Sunday, Jan. 10 as part of the Kravis on Broadway series. The song-and-dance show includes “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “I Only Have Eyes for You,” and of course, “42nd Street.” The dazzling show is based on Busby Berkeley’s 1933 film. Tickets start at $27 at Kravis.org.