Anastasia Opens and Sean Hayes Arrives on Broadway

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The Know: What not to miss May 19-29.
Sean Hayes in <i>An Act of God</i>
Sean Hayes in An Act of God


May 19: 2 Broke Girls’ Beth Behrs makes her New York stage debut in MCCs 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: Dont miss the second coming of David Javerbaums 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.


Joe Morton
Joe Morton Monique Carboni

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.

Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin Courtesy NJPAC


May 21: Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony-winning role as President Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO film presentation of All The Way.

May 22: Join Billy Eichner, Seth Rudetsky, Adam Kantor, Nikki M. James and Lena Hall in a sing-a-long celebrating the music of Rent as part of New York Magazine’s Vulture Festival.

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.

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