Still reeling over all those totally unfair, completely ridiculous Tony nomination snubs? Fret not, friends! The coming week is chock full of entertaining distractions to keep your mind off of your (temporarily) scarred soul. We have singing sisters, your last chance to catch After Midnight's latest guest star, and NPH on daytime TV. It’s all part of this week’s must-see list!
See the Shapiro Sisters Sing
May 5 at 54 Below
Can we be Milly and Abigail Shapiro when we grow up? Not only are they super-talented (Milly starred in Matilda while Abigail appeared in How the Grinch Stole Christmas) they have huge hearts—the gals are standing up to bullies, one concert at a time. So get behind a good cause as the pocket-sized starlets belt their Broadway favorites with help from composer Andrew Lippa and Matilda fave (and Broadway.com video blogger) Lesli Margherita. Click for tickets!
Wake up with Kelly & Michael…& Neil!
May 6, check local listings
Hedwig and the Angry Inch star Neil Patrick Harris is so great on talk shows that he’d be an excellent option to guest host any TV show ever (well, except maybe Meet the Press). What Harris should do is host one as Hedwig! The music would rock. And imagine the personal drama—riveting. Make this happen, TV execs! Until then, we’ll gladly watch the newly minted Tony nominee charm away on Live with Kelly and Michael.
Fall in Love with Irma La Douce
May 7 through May 11 at New York City Center
France rocks! Fashion. Perfume. Classy mustard. So Encores! has smartly made Irma La Douce its next musical offering. In this saucy treat, which debuted on Broadway in 1960, a poor American law student (Tony nominee Rob McClure) falls for a Parisian, um, lady of the night (Matilda's Jennifer Bowles). Tres bon. Click for tickets!
See Vanessa Williams Go Out Swingin'
Through May 11 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Silky voiced Tony nominee Vanessa Williams concludes her run as the special guest vocalist in After Midnight this week, and hopefully, the Tony nominee has gone and saved the best for last. Oh, who are we kidding, of course she has! The good news is that Fantasia Barrino, the original star of the jazzy Cotton Club revue, returns May 13. Click for tickets!
Learn the Stories Behind the Murder
May 11 at the 92nd Street Y's Buttenwieser Hall
In normal life, conversations tend to suck. They cover topics like the weather or a TV show you hate. Here’s an exception: The cast and creative team of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder—including Tony-nominated stars Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and Lauren Worsham—chat about the hit musical. Plus, performances! We’re definitely listening. Click for tickets!