NYC’s 10 Best Celebrities to See in April (10 to 6)
10. Kerry Washington. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street. You have seen Kerry in several small roles including Della Bea Robinson, Ray Charles’ wife in the movie Ray with Jamie Foxx and the Fantastic Four movies of 2005 and 2007. She debuts on Broadway in Race (see description in #9 below). Race was written by David Mamet, the writer of Glengarry Glen Ross.
9. David Alan Grier. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street. The funny man from In Living Color and Chocolate News plays a lawyer named Henry Brown in the play Race. A powerful story of three lawyers who discuss a potential case involving a white man and an African-American woman. Also starring James Spader.
8. Lupe Fiasco. The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, on April 10th and 11th. A fresh face in hip-hop from Chicago that does not do tired gangster rap. Good beats and lyrics to sit back and relax to. His album, The Cool, received 4 stars in Rolling Stone Magazine. Tickets $38.50.
7. Lewis Black. New York City Center, Main Stage, 131 West 55th Street, April 22nd to the 24th. One of the hottest comedians out in the last 5 years. A hilarious and grumpy comedian who rants and rages about the absurdities in life and political views. He currently lives in Manhattan and is a frequent guest on Comedy Central. If you like satire you will love Lewis Black.
6. Sam Rockwell. Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street, Theater District. Appearing in the Broadway dark comedy, A Behanding in Spokane, with Christopher Walken (see #2 on our 10 best celebrities to see in April). Rockwell is most famous for his roles in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Band of Brothers Miniseries, and other film and theater performances. Show tickets begin at $61.50.