The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner, April 30-May 10

News   The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner, April 30-May 10
 
Don't miss out on this week's must-see shows and events!

LAST CHANCE

May 3: Broadway-bound smash Hamilton has continued to garner critical acclaim and attract a host of celebrity theatre-goers to its Off-Broadway run at the Publc Theatre, which ends Sunday.  Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking new musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton has proven to be the hottest ticket in town, as it takes a few weeks off before its transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. Read Playbill.com's interview with the stars of the hit musical here.

May 3: Wendy Wasserstein's groundbreaking Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles, remains as relevant today as it was in 1988. Helmed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon, it is a moving coming-of-age story set in New York and starring some of the stage and screen's hottest actors: Elizabeth Moss (a 2015 Tony nominee), Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham.

May 10: Tony nominee Will Swenson, who created the part of Javert in the current Broadway revival of Les Misérables, will play his last performance. He'll be succeeded by British actor Earl Carpenter.

  OPENING

May 4: Dan Lauria, known globally as playing father Jack Arnold in the long-running TV series, "The Wonder Years" has penned a new play, Dinner with the Boys. Lauria also stars in the comedy, about a couple of "wise guys from the old neighborhood," alongside "The Sopranos" favorite Ray Abruzzo

May 6: The City Center Encores! concert series will present the classic musical Zorba! with "Big Lebowski" star John Turturro in the title role. Helmed by the Tony-winning director of Chicago, Walter Bobbie, the production will run through May 10.

 

PREVIEWS

May 7: Four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons, star of the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," returns to Broadway for the third time in four years to play God in the new comedy An Act of God. David Javerbaum, a 13-time Emmy winner for his work as head writer of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" is the man behind the script. Read Playbill.com's interview with Jim Parsons.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

May 3: James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin's beloved and Tony Award-winning Genie on Broadway, will make his solo concert debut at 54 Below on May 4 for one night only. The Broadway vet will offer funny childhood stories and songs ranging from R&B, hip-hop, gospel and country to Broadway.

May 3: Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre hosts a special celebration of the release of stage and screen star Kate Mulgrew's new memoir "Born with Teeth." Mulgrew will read from the book and discuss her life with celebrity Rosie O'Donnell.

May 7: This year's New York City Ballet Spring Gala will present the Company premiere of Peter Martin's staging of August Bournonville's La Sylphide, one of the world's oldest romantic ballets. The black-tie evening, held at Lincoln Center, will also feature the revival of Bournonville Divertissements, a showcase of his most popular works and signature style.

May 15: The anticipated movie sequel, "Pitch Perfect 2" is released in theatres nation-wide. Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks and Brittany Snow, the musical film about competing college singing troupes, has garnered much buzz internationally. Watch the trailer on Playbill.com here.

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