The spring season is in full swing, and there's enough opening nights, starry benefits and special events going on this week to make your head spin. But don't worry! We'll make it nice and easy for you. From a super-stoned benefit concert to a trip to Hell with a former Mormon, here are our picks for the next seven days. See you there!
Explore the Underworld with Matt Doyle
Through April 13 at the West End Theatre
We never thought The Book of Mormon favorite Matt Doyle would end up in purgatory, but that’s exactly where he’s going in Jasper in Deadland, a new musical by Ryan Scott Oliver, and featuring a book by Oliver and Tony nominee Hunter Foster. It’s your last chance to check out the Prospect Theatre Company’s memorable new trip underground. Way underground. Click for tickets!
Sing the Blues with Audra McDonald
Opening April 13 at Circle in the Square
Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald can do no wrong—after wowing us in her tour-de-force performance in Porgy and Bess in 2011, her turn as Billy Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill doesn’t disappoint. See her sing the jazz legend’s hits (and croon to a pooch) before it’s impossible to snag a seat. Click for tickets!
Bask in the Love
Beginning April 14 at the Public Theater
If you missed the unforgettable immersive experience Here Lies Love at the Public Theater, now’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about—or better yet, your chance to catch it again. The collaboration by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim tells the journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos. Warning: You will dance. Click for tickets!
Join the Wild, Wild Party
April 17 at 54 Below
The Wild Party (the one that starred Idina Menzel, not Tonya Pinkins) is raging in New York City! 14 years after the jazzy musical by Andrew Lippa premiered at off-Broadway’s Manhattan Theatre Club, Queenie is back (and still a blonde) in a one-night-only concert at 54 Below. See original star Julia Murney getting wild with Jeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee, Michael Cerveris and more. Click for tickets!
Smoke Reefer with Alan Cumming
April 19 at New World Stages
For one night only, Cabaret star Alan Cumming is leaving the Kit Kat Klub to preach the dangers of a very scary drug called...marijuana. Ever heard of it? Cumming, Lesli Margherita, Andrea McArdle, James Snyder and more will rock out in Reefer Madness, a musical satire by Heathers co-composer Kevin Murphy based on the cult film. We wonder what that theater's gonna smell like. Click for tickets!