|In soho, the streets are always buzzing with a vibrant crowd visiting its shops, galleries and cafés.|
Bring It On: The Musical: The popular comedy film about rival high school cheerleading teams comes to the St. James Theater for a limited run. It opens in August and is written by Broadway royalty, including Tom Kitt, Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Tickets are available at Telecharge.com.
Chaplin the Musical: This new musical follows the life and career of the Little Tramp himself, Charlie Chaplin. The show will open at the Barrymore Theatre in September. Tickets are available at Telecharge.com.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: After earning raves in Chicago and Washington, D.C., the latest revival of Edward Albee’s masterpiece comes back to Broadway for the play’s 50th anniversary. Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright Tracy Letts makes his Broadway acting debut as George. The play begins previews at the Booth Theatre in late September for an early October opening. Tickets are available at Telecharge.com.
The Heiress: Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain will make her Broadway debut in the classic adaptation of Henry James’ novel Washington Square, about a young woman torn between her brutally honest father and a honey-tongued suitor who may be deceiving her. Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens and Oscar-nominee David Strathairn also costar. The limited engagement will begin previews in October at a theater to be announced. Tickets are not yet available.
Glengarry Glen Ross: Twenty years ago, Al Pacino played the charismatic Ricky Roma in the film adaptation of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. This year, he’ll take on the role of Shelly Levene in the 30th anniversary revival, which will start previews at the Schoenfeld Theatre in October. Tickets are not yet available and no official website has been launched.
Warm: Warm is a new eclectic Nolita boutique specializing in women’s clothing, accessories and home décor. Be sure to check out the Roseanna lace tops and Vanessa Bruno Athé chambray dresses, or the Jerome Dreyfuss linen-and-leather handbags. The store is located at 181 Mott St., between Broome and Kenmare.
Monika Chiang: The designer recently opened up her first East Coast store in SoHo, with clothing and accessories reportedly inspired by Chiang’s travels to Bali and South Africa. (Be sure to pick up one of her signature teddy-bear items or a lacy leather clutch purse.) The store is located at 125 Wooster St., between Prince and Spring.
The Food Hall at the Plaza Hotel has dine-in or takeout cuisine from top local companies, including Billy’s Bakery, FP Patisserie, Kusmi Tea, La Maison du Chocolat, Lady M, Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Sub, Pain d’Avignon, Sushi of Gari, Tartinery, Three Tarts, William Greenberg and YoArt.
Cake Boss Cafe is opening in the north wing of the Port Authority Bus Terminal and will be the second eatery from New Jersey baker Buddy Valastro, Jr. of reality TV fame.