YESTERDAYS: One of the greatest voices of all time is taking center stage at Hartford Stage. "Yesterdays - An Evening with Billie Holiday" debuts tonight. "Yesterdays" is set in a New York Club in 1959, the scene of Holiday's final performance, filled with classic songs like "My Man," "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless the Child." Jazz Vocalist Vanessa Rubin plays the incomparable Holiday. The show runs through August 22. Tickets are $10-$64. 7:30PM.
(By the way... After the show, head to J Restaurant for an exclusive all-access pas to the "Yesterdays" cast party. You can meet the cast, and enjoy some live jazz with vocalist Allegra Levy. Tickets are $40.)
FAMILY MATTERS: Delve into the mixed and messy family life of Steve Solomon. "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy," is playing at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. In the show, Solomon tells the story of his wacky family and other unique people in his life who helped make him a man in therapy. "MMIMFJAIIT" (for short) is one of the longest running one-man shows in history. Tickets are $27-$32. 8 PM.
SIMON SAYS: Felix and Oscar. Neat and Messy. It's the "Odd Couple." Neil Simon's classic play that's been made into a classic movie, and a classic TV show, is now making a run at the Ivoryton Playhouse. The story (for those who were raised by wolves), is about a bachelor and a newly divorced man who share an apartment, and find their friendship sorely tested by their contradictory lifestyles. Adult tickets are $35. Shows are 2PM & 7:30PM.