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Three to See: May

May 12th, 2015 Comments off

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You didn’t think we forgot about our monthly theater hotlist, did you? After more than a dozen productions opening last month, we had to catch our breath—but fear not. More curtains are rising this month. Here are the Broadway’s Blog’s picks:

An Act of GodAn Act of God
Not to be confused with Hand to God, this spring, God takes another form, this time starring four-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory).The one-act comedy follows the Almighty and His devoted angels as they answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He’s finally arrived to set the record straight… and He’s not holding back. Based on the critically acclaimed book The Last Testament: A Memoir by God, this new play was written by 13-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked)

Studio 54
254 West 54th Street
Opening night: May 28
Through August 2


FLK_99r1_200Wx200HpxThe Flick
Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set in a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, where three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street
Opening night: May 28
Through August 30


Ever After

Who didn’t love the charming film by the same name starring Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston? Three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall puts her creative spin on this musical adapatation and it’s no fairy tale. Ever After sets the record straight on the fable of Cinderella. It was never about fairy godmothers, talking mice, or magic pumpkins. Her name was Danielle and it was always about her wit, her smarts, her strength, and her good friend Leonardo da Vinci. She makes her own dreams come true. Warm and romantic, funny and smart, this is the musical you’ve been waiting for. Starring Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens), Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny) and Margot Seibert (ROCKY).

Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Opening night: May 31
Through June 26

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