Just keep repeating this mantra: April showers bring May flowers. April showers bring May flowers. It might be raining in New York City this week, but it’s time to buck up, grab an umbrella (preferably this Wicked one) and get your butt to a few of the awesome theater-centric events going on. Need some ideas? Check out our picks below!
See Patina & MJT’s Grand Finale
Through March 30 at the Music Box Theatre
Pippin standouts Patina Miller and Matthew James Thomas are packing up their hula-hoops and knives and leaving the circus for good. It’s so sad, we know, but she’s going on to star in The Hunger Games films and he’s in the running to become the next Jedi knight on the big screen. See the Tony winner and the Broadway hunk making magic, climbing poles and swinging on the trapeze one last time at the Music Box Theatre. Click for tickets!
Watch Grown Men Belt Annie (Maybe)
March 31 at the Hammerstein Ballroom
Ever want to see your favorite stars hilariously tackle roles that are completely and totally wrong for them? Well, now’s your chance! Jeremy Jordan, Megan Hilty, Billy Porter, Raul Esparza, Zosia Mamet, Steven Pasquale, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anika Noni Rose, Sasha Allen, Keala Settle and Nicole Parker will go against type at MCC’s Miscast gala, hosted by Victor Garber. The evening will also honor Allison Janney—fingers crossed she sings “Bring Him Home.” Click for tickets!
Meet Heather, Heather & Heather
Opens March 21 at New World Stages
The meanest girls are school are back with a vengeance, and this time they’re ruling the hallways in off-Broadway’s New World Stages. That’s right—Heather, Heather, Heather (and Veronica) from the ‘80s cult flick Heathers are being resurrected in a new musical by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy. Be there or be...dead. Click for tickets!
Stay Up Late with Vanessa Williams
Beginning April 1 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre
The jazzy musical revue After Midnight is welcoming a special guest star to Harlem’s hottest nightclub: Tony nominee Vanessa Williams! The Broadway favorite, former Miss America and of course, singer of “Save the Best For Last,” is taking the stage to croon Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen and Cab Calloway classics alongside the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars orchestra. Catch her in the hit jazz extravaganza through May 13. Click for tickets!
Roll the Dice with Nathan Detroit
April 3 at Carnegie Hall
The oldest established permanent floating craps game in New York is back! Nathan Lane will reprise his Tony-nominated performance as good old reliable Nathan Detroit alongside Megan Mullally, Patrick Wilson and Sierra Boggess in a one-night-only concert version of Guys and Dolls. We’re willing to bet our bottom dollar (wait, wrong show) that this evening is gonna be a smash. Click for tickets!