Broadway.com is hitting the road to bring you the best regional theater offerings all across the country. From a high flying new production of The Little Mermaid in New Jersey to the world premiere of Sleepless in Seattle in California, this week’s schedule is packed! Read on to discover more great shows from coast-to-coast.
NEW HAVEN, CT
A Tony Winner Moves In
Alice Ripley took home a Tony Award for her most recent Broadway turn in Next to Normal—now see her take on not one, but two roles in the Long Wharf Theatre production of Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning drama Clybourne Park. Ripley tackles grieving mother Bev and real-estate agent Kathy (opposite Tony nominee Daniel Jenkins as Russ and Dan) in the ensemble production, through June 2.
Tap Your Troubles Away
What do you get when you team up Newsies director Jeff Calhoun with Broadway hoofer/writer/choregrapher Noah Racey? Pulse, a taptastic new musical revue premiering at the Asolo Rep Theatre on May 23. Shuffle-ball-change back to the golden age of dance with Racey, Calhoun and their talented team, through June 16.
The Little Mermaid Soars
A reimagined revival of Disney's The Little Mermaid is flying into the Paper Mill Playhouse! Broadway alums Jessica Grove, Nick Adams, Liz McCartney and Edward Watts star in the new production, which features a revamped script, added songs and new aerial stunts. Go “Under the Sea” beginning May 29.
No Sleep ‘Til Pasadena
Meet us at the top of the Pasadena Playhouse on May 24! Broadway favorites Chandra Lee Schwartz (Wicked) and Tim Martin Gleason (The Phantom of the Opera) star in the world premiere of Sleepless in Seattle, a musical adaptation of the iconic romantic comedy directed by Sheldon Epps, with choreography by Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance). Note to self: Bring tissues.
SAG HARBOR, NY
A Tenor By the Bay
This summer, the Cleveland Grand Opera is packing up and heading to the Hamptons. Ken Ludwig’s farcical comedy Lend Me a Tenor will bring the wacky antics of an Ohio hotel to the Bay Street Theatre from May 28 through June 23. Join Broadway favorite Judy Blazer, Steve Rosen, Donna English and more for an evening of hilarious hijinks.