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Concluding May 11
Scrambled Eggs (Off-Broadway at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row). Scrambled Eggs is described as "a comedy that follows Karen Hoffman, our exuberant heroine, on a hectic yet humorous journey through her life. Along the way we experience her dysfunctional parents, her sexual awakenings, and the rigors of dating, marriage and parenthood." The cast includes Amy Van Nostrand, Anne O'Sullivan, Jim Frangione, Candace Brecker and Mary Catherine Wright. Visit ScrambledEggsThePlay.com.
Concluding May 12
Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway at the Marquis Theatre). The Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde, re-envisioned by director and choreographer Jeff Calhoun, stars Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox. Jekyll & Hyde is based on the novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, about "a London doctor who accidentally unleashes his evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father's mental illness," according to production notes. Visit JekyllAndHydeMusical.com.
On Your Toes (Off-Broadway at New York City Center). Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's On Your Toes, the final Encores! presentation of the 2012-13 New York City Center season, is led by Christine Baranski (Peggy Porterfield), Kelli Barrett (Frankie Frayne), Walter Bobbie (Sergei Alexandrovitch), Jeremy Cohen (Sidney Cohn), Joaquin De Luz (Konstantine Morrosine), Irina Dvorovenko (Vera Baronova), Dalton Harrod (Young Junior), Randy Skinner (Phil Dolan II), Shonn Wiley (Junior) and Karen Ziemba (Lil Dolan). On Your Toes, according to press notes, is "an improbable mix of gangsters, vaudeville and classical ballet [that] was the first musical to successfully integrate classical dance into the Broadway musical format. It tells the story of Junior, a vaudeville hoofer who gets mixed up with a classical Russian Ballet troupe, and Vera, the troupe’s fiery prima ballerina. When the ballet's leading dancer cannot go on, Junior steps in to save the day. But Vera’s jealous boyfriend tries to have him killed during the performance, and he must literally dance for his life." Visit NYCityCenter.org.
Buyer & Cellar (Off-Broadway at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). The world premiere of Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement, will transfer to the Barrow Street Theatre this summer following its Rattlestick run. Here's how it's billed: "Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved mega-superstar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs." Visit Rattlestick.org.
A Conversation With Christina Crawford: Live and Onstage in Surviving Mommie Dearest (Off-Broadway at the Snapple Theater Center). The New York premiere of A Conversation With Christina Crawford: Live and Onstage in Surviving Mommie Dearest stars Christina Crawford — actress, activist and author of the 1978 best-selling autobiographical book "Mommie Dearest." Here's how it's billed: "In addition to the Hollywood glitz and glamour of Surviving Mommie Dearest, Ms. Crawford who wrote and narrates the documentary, recounts the abuse that she endured in her life, discusses her road to recovery, takes questions from the audience and closes the 90-minute show with a book signing." Visit SurvivingMommieDearest.WordPress.com.