Our top picks for May span the globe, from Neil Patrick Harris’s star turn on Broadway to a sultry new musical revue in Paris. Take your pick and support live theater wherever you are.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
We gave it a rave and so did most of the critics. One of the hardest tickets to come by this spring is worth chasing down as Neil Partick Harris takes on the title role in this rock concert biopic that follows the fictional tale of an East Berlin performing artist on her rise and demise.
111 West 44th Street
Through August 17
Described as “touching, shocking, beautiful and disconcerting,” creator Manfred Thierry Mugler is redefing the revue-style genre. And who better to take this on than the creative force behind Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity and artistic director of Beyoncé’s world tour? Mugler combines fashion, technology, music, dance and acrobatics for a multi-sensory experience that will leave you squealing ooh-lah-lah!
4, Boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris
Crimes of the Heart
The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota presents a revival of Beth Henley’s “Southern Gothic” comedy that follows three young sisters as they reconcile the family’s trials and tribulations. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was later made into an Academy award-nominated film.
Wurtele Thrust Stage
Through June 15