MUSIC: Empire Jazz Orchestra @ Schenectady County Community College’s Taylor Auditorium, Schenectady. Master bassist-composer Dave Holland joins EJO as their special guest for the evening. 8pm. $20; $6 students.
THEATER: “Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. As you can tell from the name-above-the-title, it’s a new live-on-stage play from the prolific Mr. Perry. Featuring Cheryl Pepsii Riley and Patrice Lovely (from “Love Thy Neighbor”). 7:30pm. $45.50.
THEATER: “Gypsy: A Musical Fable” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany.”Everything’s Coming Up Roses…” Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill directs the classic musical based on the memoirs of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, featuring a cast of 23 from Broadway star Mary Callanan to local TV personality Benita Zahn. 7:30pm. $20-$65. Through April 13. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: Jon Anderson @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The long-time voice of prog-rock pioneers Yes performs with members of the Paul Green Rock Academy. 8pm. $35, $55, $99 & $150. Also at 8pm on Wednesday.
THEATER: “How It Really Happened” @ UAlbany Science Library’s Room 340, Albany. A reading of Eszter Szalczer’s new play about writer Karin Smirnoff, who struggles to come to terms with her past in an attempt to challenge the notorious stories of her overbearing father, the world-renowned author and dramatist August Strindberg. Directed by W. Langdon Brown, with actors Janet Hurley Kimlicko, Steve Madore, Gary Maggio, Patrick McKenna, Barbara Richards, Eileen Schuyler and Don Paul Shannon. Followed by Q&A with playwright, director and cast. 7pm. FREE.