May 19: 2 Broke Girls’ Beth Behrs makes her New York stage debut in MCC’s world premiere of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City by Halley Feiffer. The new play is a comedy about two strangers who meet in a hospital.
May 28: Don’t miss the second coming of David Javerbaum’s An Act of God on Broadway, this time starring Emmy winner Sean Hayes. The acclaimed, Joe Mantello-helmed solo show returns for a limited engagement.
May 19: Scandal’s Joe Morton stars as famed comedian and activist Dick Gregory in Turn Me Loose Off-Broadway, produced by John Legend.
May 25: Cirque du Soleil officially kicks off its first-ever Broadway venture, Paramour. In signature Cirque-style, the show features acrobatics, music and dance.
May 25: Stew and Heidi Rodewald return to the Public Theater stage for the world premiere of The Total Bent. The duo, who wrote the Tony-winning Passing Strange, are joined by a band for the debut production about a young black musical prodigy who is the son of a gospel star.
May 27: Based on the animated film of the same name, Anastasia, the new musical from the Tony-winning Ragtime team, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally, officially opens at Hartford Stage under the direction of Tony winner Darko Tresnjak.
May 23: Emmy and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin takes to the stage for a one-night-only concert titled Mandy Patinkin: In Concert at Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. The evening is to benefit the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
May 26-27: Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster makes her Boston Pops debut with two evenings of song and dance, reprising many of her Broadway hits.