Shuffle Along Opens, and Marin Mazzie Makes Triumphant Return to Broadway

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The Shuffle Along Ensemble Julieta Cervantes

PREVIEWS

May 3: Performances begin for Manhattan Theatre Club's premiere production of Incognito, Nick Payne’s drama about memory and identity. The cast features Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire), Heather Lind (Demolition), Hand to God's Geneva Carr and Morgan Spector (Ironbound).

May 4: Emmy nominee Tim Daly returns to the stage in Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Penelope Skinner's The Ruins of Civilization. The new work is set in a future new world order and follows a married couple who allows a stranger into their home.

OPENING

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Julieta Cervantes

April 28: In May 1921, Shuffle Along, a new musical conceived by Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles, with music and lyrics by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, became the unlikeliest of hits, significantly altering the face of Broadway. The 2016 production, Shuffle Along, or, The Making of the Musical Sensastion of 1921 and All That Followed, which draws on the original, officially opens on Broadway starring multi-Tony winner Audra McDonald.

May 1: Sparked by a real-life death at Benj Pasek's high school more than a decade ago, Dear Evan Hansen follows one student's struggle for identity. The musical features music and lyrics by the Tony and Emmy-nominated composing team of Pasek and Justin Paul ( Dogfight), with a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex). Watch this exclusive video: find out how the cast and creative team are creating a musical set in the world of today.

May 5: Yale Repertory Theatre's production of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days officially opens with Oscar winner Dianne Wiest. She stars in the two-hander opposite Jarlath Conroy, with direction by James Bundy.

LAST CHANCE

May 1: Don't miss Tony winner Phylicia Rashad ( A Raisin in the Sun) in the Public Theater's acclaimed production of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes, directed by Tina Landau. The new Off-Broadway drama is inspired by the Book of Job and explores family, acceptance and the power of faith.

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Daniel Dae Kim and Marin Mazzie
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SPECIAL EVENTS

May 2: The New York Pops’ 33rd Birthday Gala, Do You Hear the People Sing, celebrates Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the songwriting team behind Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. The concert features Stephanie J. Block, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Montego Glover, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Patti LuPone, Laura Osnes, Lea Salonga and more.

May 3: Three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie makes a triumphant return to the stage following her battle with cancer as Mrs. Anna in The King and I. She is joined by Hawaii Five-O star Daniel Dae Kim, making his Broadway debut as The King of Siam.

May 3: New York hopefuls head to Chelsea Studios to try and land a role in Broadway's smash hit musical Hamilton. The open call auditions are sure to be a popular event.

May 4: Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon debuts his latest work at New York City Ballet, An American Rhapsody, set to Gershwin’s popular “Rhapsody in Blue.“

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