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Lewis Black, 'Xanadu' top weekend events in the Hudson Valley

Comedian Lewis Black will perform at the Ulster

Comedian Lewis Black will perform at the Ulster Performing Arts Center on April 28. Photo Credit: Clay McBride

A notoriously cranky comic and a feel-good, tongue-in-cheek musical are among some the stand-out entertainment events headlining in the Hudson Valley this weekend.

Sunday: ‘Guys and Dolls’ at Westchester Broadway Theatre

This musical’s original Broadway run collected five Tony Awards, including best musical, thanks to songs that include “Luck Be a Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and, of course, “Guys and Dolls.”

When: 5:15 p.m. Sunday, April 28; additional performances through June 9

Info: Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford; 914-592-2222;; $52-$85.90

Sunday: ‘Xanadu’ at The Westchester Sandbox Theatre

For its spring production, Little Radical Theatrics will stage its production of the hit Broadway musical “Xanadu,” based on the film starring Olivia Newton John and featuring the hits of Electric Light Orchestra. The story follows Kira, a Greek muse, who descends from Mount Olympus to inspire a struggling California artist to create a roller-disco. Directed by Pelham’s Michael J. Mirra, the show features cast members hailing from Shrub Oak, Yonkers, Bronxville and places just beyond the Hudson Valley.

When: 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Info: Westchester Sandbox Theatre, 931C E. Post Rd., Mamaroneck; 800-838-3006;; $20-$24

Sunday: Lewis Black at Ulster Performing Arts Center

You'd be hard-pressed to come up for a more appropriate title for a Lewis Black tour than "The Rant is Due." It's a perfect fit for Black, whose manic delivery and pointed political commentary have made him a favorite among fans of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
Fellow stand-up John Bowman is scheduled to open the show.

When: 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Info: Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, 845-339-6088,; $50-$80

Sunday: ‘Wild Children’ at Nyack Village Theatre

Written by (but not starring) “Sopranos” star Vincent Pastore and set in the ’70s, “Wild Children: A Story of a Man's Dreams and His Demons” is a tragic tale about the owner of a gritty, downtown bar in the suburbs of New York City.

When: 3 and 7 p.m., April 28

Info: Nyack Village Theatre, 94 Main St., Nyack; 845-826-2639;; $25 online, $30 at the door

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