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New York Plays in May 2014

Our selection of the best plays in New York for the month of May 2014

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Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 1st - 1st January

From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this hilarious Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. More info

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Ethel Barrymore Theater: 1st - 31st May

Starring Denzel Washington! A Raisin in the Sun is a heart-wrenching family drama by playwright Lorraine Hansberry which originally premiered on Broadway in 1959. It follows the Younger family and the troubles which befall Walter Younger and his elderly mother when she inherits a large sum of money. More info

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Radio City Music Hall: 21st May

Celtic Woman is a musical group comprising six irish women with a repertoire that ranges from traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs. Their huge success in Asia and in America has been credited to the already successful megastar Enya and has been called "Riverdance for the Voice". More info

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St. George Theatre: 16th May

Come and share the evening with one of Americas most loved personalities known to both young and old, the star of The Cosby Show keeps on getting better and better. By the time the curtain has raised you will already have remembered why he has become the phenomenon that he is today. Cosby's engaging and enrgentic style will have you clambering to sign up for his next performance. More info

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New Amsterdam Theater: 1st - 1st January

In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin, this new fantastical musical features best-loved music by Academy and Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken and is directed by Tony Award-winning Casey Nicholaw, best known for his work on The Book of Mormon. More info

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Imperial Theater: 1st - 31st May

A fugitive on the run, a promise made to a dying mother and, above all, the hope that despite our circumstances, we still have the power to change the course of our destiny. Producer Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed 25th-anniversary, re-imagined production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables is returning to the Imperial Theatre in 2014! More info

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Longacre Theater: 1st - 31st May

Starring a sensational cast of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Parrack, this new revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's novel follows two migrant workers as they struggle to realize their own version of the American Dream during the Great Depression. More info

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Astor Place Theatre: 1st - 1st January

Blue Man Group is one of New York's longest-running shows and one of its hardest to describe! In the show, three enigmatic bald and blue characters take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theater, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else either on or off Broadway. More info

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Lyceum Theater: 1st - 31st May

The Realistic Joneses is a tender comedy about two couples who live next door to one another, but share more than a fence-line. This is the Broadway premiere of Will Eno's play and will star Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei. More info

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Beacon Theater: 13th - 18th May

The British comedian is often lauded as one of the most influential comics of the last two decades so any chance to see him in his original guise, doing stand-up, live, should be grasped with both hands. In 2011 Izzard turned talking "Bollocks" into an art form performed and sold out Madison Square Garden in New York. FORCE MAJEURE has been his most extensive comedy tour ever, and it continues its mammoth journey around the globe in 2014! More info

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Cort Theater: 1st - 31st May

The Cripple of Inishmaan heads to Broadway for a limited run after a sold-out run in the West End in London last Summer. Featuring the same sensational cast, including Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role, this critically acclaimed play is not to be missed! More info

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Belasco Theater: 1st - 31st May

Starring Emmy-winning Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical comedy about a fictional rock 'n' roll band fronted by a transgender singer from East Berlin. Directed by Tony-winning Michael Mayer of Spring Awakening and American Idiot. More info

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Stage 3 New World Stages: 1st - 31st May

Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. More info

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Gershwin Theater: 1st - 1st January

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked follows these two unlikely friends and college roomates grow into very different women: The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. More info

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Minskoff Theater: 1st - 1st January

Disney presents a musical that brings The Lion King's wildly popular story, the Oscar winning Elton John / Tim Rice songs, and an entire African landscape to the stage of the specially adapted Minskoff Theater. More info

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Shubert Theatre: 1st - 1st January

Matilda, Roald Dahl's much-loved classic of an extraordinary child with hideous parents is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. This critically-acclaimed musical won four awards at the 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Gabriel Ebert. More info

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Al Hirschfeld Theater: 1st - 1st January

Winner of Best New Musical from Cyndi Lauper & Harvey Fierstein! A new musical bringing together Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and rock icon Cyndi Lauper puts its best rubber-clad foot forward on Broadway, scooping an amazing six Tony Awards this year, including Best Musical! More info

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Orpheum Theater: 1st - 1st January

Stomp is one of New York's most unique entertainment experiences. A rotating cast of eight energetic young performers create rhythms and, yes, music, with their hands and feet and all manner of noisy objects, such as hammers, garbage can lids, buckets, and so on. Their technical skill is truly awesome: this perfectly synchronized ballet of juggled sticks, drums, and what-have-you is indeed thrilling to witness. More info

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Beacon Theater: 1st - 3rd May

Rapid guitar playing is this Mexican duo's hallmark - and for a very good reason. After building a large following in Ireland they are beginning to expand their popularity in the States. More info

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Majestic Theater: 1st - 1st January

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical and now celebrates over 25 years on Broadway. More info

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Walter Kerr Theater: 1st - 31st May

Following critically acclaimed smash-hit runs at both Hartford Stage and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder has finally moved to Broadway. When Monty Navarro finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other eight heirs standing in his way - all played by one incredible actor. More info

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theater: 1st - 1st January

The Bridges of Madison County is a brand new musical from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The production is based on Robert James Waller's acclaimed romance novel - a touching story about an unlikely but brief, love affair between a National Geographic photographer and an Italian-American housewife in 1965 Iowa. More info

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Brooks Atkinson Theater: 1st - 31st May

After Midnight is the brand new singing, dancing sensational Broadway version of Encore's highly acclaimed musical, Cotton Club Parade. The show sweeps the audience to the by-gone era of 1920s New York City, where late-night revelry and illicit alcohol flowed, and big band jazz took center stage. Vanessa Williams joins the cast until May 11th! More info

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August Wilson Theater: 1st - 1st January

Jersey Boys is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30! More info

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Lunt Fontanne Theater: 1st - 31st May

Motown: The Musical brings the same toe-tapping beats and soul-shaking songs that rocked America in the 1960s to Broadway. The musical tells the real story of Motown Records' founder, Berry Gordy, and his incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the music mogul responsible for Diana Ross and Michael Jackson's careers! More info

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Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 1st - 31st May

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the story of the life of Carole King, a Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter. This Broadway run comes after a pre-Broadway engagement in San Francisco, which also marks the production's premier. The musical features original songs by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, and will star Tony nominee Jessie Mueller in the title role. More info

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Town Hall Theater: 1st - 2nd May

'Trouble', Ray LaMontagne's acclaimed 2004 debut, quietly sold over 250,000 copies, the grassroots result of listeners throughout the world hearing the New Hampshire-born singer and songwriter and telling others about him. Don't miss your chance to see Ray live. More info

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Mccarter Theatre Center: 17th May

The 10 man a capella group, who won a record deal after a label mogul heard them on Youtube, continue to dazzle with their renditions of pop classic and modern chart hits. More info

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Studio 54: 1st - 1st January

The Roundabout Theatre Company's latest revival of Cabaret is set to be a star-studded affair, with Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming confirmed to fill the lead roles. The musical, which first appeared on Broadway in 1966, is set in 1930s Berlin, in the infamous Kit Kat Klub where cabaret performer Sally Bowles sings against the voice of Nazi rise to power. More info

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Metropolitan Opera House: 1st - 31st May

Puccini's moving story of young love has become the most performed opera in Met history. Maija Kovalevska, Anita Hartig, and Barbara Frittoli star as the frail Mim in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with Joseph Calleja and Vittorio Grigolo sharing the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo. More info

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Music Box Theater: 1st - 1st January

The Tony Award-winning medieval pop musical fable by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson, has been given a circus-style revamp by Diane Paulus, and lights up the stage with gorgeous visuals and sumptuous tunes. This acclaimed musical received an impressive ten 2013 Tony Award nominations, of which it won four. More info

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David H Koch Theater: 1st - 25th May

Jewels is unique: a full-length, three-act plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers. Balanchine was inspired by the artistry of jewelry designer Claude Arpels, and chose music revealing the essence of each jewel. More info

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Jerry Orbach Theater: 1st - 1st January

A classic coming-of-age story, The Fantasticks features two meddling, matchmaking fathers who scheme to get their children together. But once the couple is united, the real drama begins! More info

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Broadway Theater: 1st - 1st January

This nine-time Tony-nominated new spin on the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic television production adds songs from their catalogue and turns the fairy tale concept on its head: it's Cinderella's turn to save the prince! Songs include "In My Own Little Corner"and "Impossible/It's Possible". Fran Drescher and Carly Rae Jepsen have joined the cast with Drescher playing Madame and Jepsen the title role of Cinderella, but only until June 8th! More info

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Neil Simon Theater: 1st - 31st May

All The Way is a politically-charged play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan about Lyndon B. Johnson controversial first year in office. This production stars Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and enjoyed a sell-out preview run in Boston earlier in 2013. More info

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Union Square Theater: 1st - 11th May

La Soiree is a dazzling and inventive show, part cabaret, part circus - and 100% exhilarating! Some of its most famous acts include its uber hunky acrobatic troop The English Gents and Miss Behave - a sword-swallowing femme fatale! More info

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Winter Garden Theater: 1st - 31st May

This new stage production is based on the Academy Award-winning film, starring Andy Karl and Margo Siebert, plus featuring a score by Ragtime Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Co-produced by the original Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone. More info

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Westside Theater Upstairs: 1st - 31st May

Satchmo at the Waldorf is an uplifting play about one of Jazz's foremost performers, Louis Armstrong. Set in New York City in the early 1970s, the play takes place backstage as the legendary singer unwinds after one of his final concerts and recounts the events of his extraordinary career. More info

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Nederlander Theater: 1st - 1st January

This is the record-breaking, Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon that tells the story of an unlikely band of underdogs who take on the biggest names in publishing in an "INSPIRATIONAL" (The Hollywood Reporter) fight for justice. More info

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Helen Hayes Theater: 1st - 1st January

Hair band devotees rejoice: The anthems of the '80s are back. The new musical features the hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and many more. More info

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Broadhurst Theater: 1st - 1st January

Mamma Mia collects a group of hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA and shapes them around the story of a single mother coping with her young daughter's marriage on a picturesque Greek isle. While the daughter plans her future with the love of her life, her mother is haunted by three different men who may or may not be her daughter's father. More info

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St James Theater: 1st - 31st May

Bullets Over Broadway is a brand new musical production of Woody Allen's iconic film of the same name. The musical will star Zach Braff in his Broadway debut, alongside Karen Ziemba, Marin Mazzie, Brooks Ashmanskas and Vincent Pastore. The musical will be directed by five time Tony Award winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman. More info

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Ambassador Theater: 1st - 1st January

There's never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway's razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. More info

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Bernard B Jacobs Theater: 1st - 1st January

The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh to bring the hit independent film ONCE, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song "Falling Slowly", to the stage. More info

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Kirk Theatre: 1st - 1st January

The title says it all in New York's most outrageous musical comedy! This hilarious revue features 15 original songs, 8 gorgeous guys and no clothes - a truly winning combination! Hailed by critics and audiences in 27 cities worldwide, don't miss this sure-fire crowd pleaser. Great for groups! More info

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Kirk Theatre: 1st - 1st January

No one in the news is safe! The Drama Desk nominated musical revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebreties, and politicians. With songs and material being upated on a regular basis, composer-lyricist (Drama Desk Nominee) Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof! More info

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Actors Temple Theater: 1st - 31st May

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen - six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Force. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 1st - 9th May

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production returns, with Amanda Echalaz making her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Philippe Auguin, Marco Armiliato, and Fabio Luisi share conducting duties. More info

Barclays Center: 9th May

Movie star, diva, folk singer. We're certainly glad that Cher has turned back time (sorry!) and come out of retirement, for her first North American tour, "Dressed to Kill" for 12 years. Her new album Closer To the Truth marks yet another collaboration with British producer Mark Taylor, who engineered her 2001 comeback single, Believe. More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 15th May

The R&B and soul heart-throb has already amassed nine Grammy Awards, the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and four studio albums in his short career. The singer-songwriter, producer and philanthopist now heads out on a US tour after the launch of his latest album, Love in the Future, in 2013. More info

Madison Square Garden: 1st - 31st May

The New York native will be belting out his old favorites with the help of his revolving piano, in an on-going series of monthly concerts at this world-famous venue. He has sold more than 100 million records over a career spanning more than 40 years, and reigns as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 23rd May

Acerbic comedy queen and talk show host Handler is all set to tour her new book, You Uganda Be Kidding Me. Be prepared to laugh, be offended, and everything else in between! More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 7th - 9th May

Since they first hit the rock scene with the release of their monumental debut album Days of Future Passed, The Moody Blues have continued to produce music that bridges the gap between classical and pop-rock genres. The Moody Blues offers that unique experience of rock & roll delivered with connectedness and commitment. More info

American Airlines Theater: 1st - 31st May

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster stars in the Broadway premiere of this moving musical about a disfigured young woman who undertakes an epic bus journey across the USA in order to have her facial scar healed by a televangelist. But along the way, she discovers a lot more about her own courage and beauty than she'd bargained for. More info

Madison Square Garden: 13th May

Hell-raising singer-songwriter Lady Gaga will tour her new album "ARTPOP" in mid-2014 and 2015. After being forced to abandon the stage earlier in 2013 due to a hip injury, the self-proclaimed Mother Monster has unveiled a bunch of US tour dates, including venues she has never played in before, and those where she had to cancel. More info

Circle in the Square: 1st - 31st May

Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday in this look back on the First Lady of Jazz's life story. The musical is set inside a smokey Philly nightclub in the 1959, where Ms. Holiday puts on one of her last ever performances. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 1st - 8th May

Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 23rd - 29th May

Amid the sweeping vistas and grand temples of mystical India, Natalia Makarova's staging of this great Russian classic is a glorious epic of eternal love and godly revenge. La Bayadere offers tour de force performances by ABT Principal Dancers as the tale's doomed temple dancer Nikiya, the warrior who betrays her, Solor, and her archrival, Gamzatti. More info

MTC Stage 1 At New York City Center: 22nd - 31st May

Two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones stars in this drama about a 1970s women's refuge, playing the role of Agnes - the woman who transforms her bed and breakfast into an underground shelter for female victims of abuse. When a young runaway's more modern views cause Agnes' teenage daughter to start questioning her own future, Agnes is forced to question her own assumptions about the women she has been assisting. The play is set in the pre-Roe v. Wade era, a landmark case which helped define US abortion law. More info

Richard Rodgers Theater: 1st - 31st May

If/Then is a romantic and original new musical about how choice and chance collide - and how we learn to love the fallout. It stars Broadway legend Idina Menzel in the lead role and is directed by Michael Greif. More info

David H Koch Theater: 6th - 20th May

New York City Ballet: All Balanchine is an evening of the finest ballet. The program will vary according and include choreography to Raymonda Variations (Glazounov) and Le Tombeau de Couperin (Ravel). More info

Bernard B Jacobs Theater: 19th May

Broadway legend Patti LuPone will once again star in the role that led to her first Olivier Award in this concert production of The Cradle Will Rock by The Acting Company. It will be directed Lonny Price, who also directed the Lincoln Center's recent concert production of Sweeney Todd. This unmissable is one for just one night only though! More info

Acorn Theatre: 1st - 31st May

Real-life couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman (also from the hit TV series Parks and Recreation) star in this moving play about about love and loss. The production moves to Off-Broadway after a successful premiere run in Los Angeles. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 30th - 31st May

Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann (who also wrote the original The Nutcracker tale), Coppelia is a beautiful and incredibly life-like mechanical doll created by Dr Coppelius, which causes upset amongst the villagers by rousing the affections of Franz, who is engaged to Swanilda. More info

Stage 5 New World Stages: 1st - 31st May

Murder For Two is a hilarious murder mystery whodunit with just two actors and a piano creating the intrigue, laughs and suspense. More info

Vivian Beaumont Theater: 1st - 31st May

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, an adaptation by James Lapine of the autobiographical book by playwright Moss Hart. Hart penned several Broadway classics, including Merrily We Roll Along in 1934. Stars Tony-nominee Santino Fontana. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 1st - 31st May

For more than 160 years, the venerable Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has been closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music. More info

Daryl Roth Theater: 27th - 31st May

Remain upstanding, folks, for this water and light spectacular that has taken London and Buenos Aires by storm. You may get wet, you may get dirty bring your pals and your dancing shoes, to prepare for visual and sensory overload. More info

The Space at Westbury: 23rd May

Regarded as one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world, his shockingly charming style has made him one of the most sought after comics on the world stage. Jim gets away with jokes that most comedians wouldn't touch due to his ability to both charm and offend the crowd in equal measure. More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 11th May

Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. Since taking the helm of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on January 3, 2005, the show has set all-time viewer records and achieved the highest ratings since the shows inception in 1995. More info

Booth Theater: 1st - 31st May

Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony winner Stephen Spinella star together in this charming comedy about an estranged mother and son who reunite due to a family feud over the aging mother's future. Little does he know she's not willing to budge -and she's armed with a house-load of homemade Molotov cocktails! More info

Terminal 5: 10th - 11th May

Having released ritically-acclaimed debut album Days Are Gone, HAIM are hitting the road in Spring 2014 for a North American headlining tour! More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 17th May

A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theatre and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help solve it! More info

The Space at Westbury: 24th May

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is a hilarious one-man show which takes on the classic battle of the sexes in a part comedy theatre, part stand-up format, which takes on every topic, from the dating to the bedroom! A great date night out and girl's night out, where you'll laugh and learn about the opposite sex. More info

Stage 1 New World Stages: 1st - 31st May

Are we going to prom or hell?! Veronica Sawyer's High School struggle with three scrunchie-sporting 'Heathers' comes to a dark end when her mysterious new boyfriend arrives on the scene, with some revenge plans of his own. More info

Apollo Theater: 15th May

Lykke Li is a Swedish singer-songwriter who came to fame in the early 2000s when bloggers stumbled across her MySpace page, taking an instant liking to her indie-rock music and retro-chic ense of style. More info

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre: 1st - 31st May

Set in the idyllic Catskills mountains in the 1960s, Casa Valentina is a discrete venue for men who enjoy dressing up as women. When the opportunity to become an official organisation arises, Casa Valentina must decide whether this would help gain their clientele a place in society or wreck havoc on their personal lives. Directed by Joe Mantello and written by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein! More info

David H Koch Theater: 9th - 18th May

The New York City Ballet presents another 'All Robbins' recital of three ballet works by Jerome Robbins, each a brilliant example of this world-renown choreographer's creativity and prowess in dance. The performances will include Glass Pieces, Opus 19/The Dreamer, and The Concert. More info

Stage 4 New World Stages: 1st - 31st May

"iLuminate: Artist of Light" is an electrifying story told through dance and cutting-edge technology. iLuminate Productions takes you on a fantastical journey in their first ever Broadway show using their groundbreaking light suits, as seen on "America's Got Talent"! More info

Palace Theater: 29th - 31st May

Holler If Ya Hear Me is an original new musical set in the present day and inspired by the music of the legendary hip-hop artist, Tupac Shakur. This long-awaited, though non-biographical, musical is based on inner city life and uses the songs Tupac Shakur created before his untimely death in 1996. The musical is about two childhood friends who struggle to reconcile their daily reality with their own ambitions in a working-class Midwestern city. More info

Atlantic Theater Company: 1st - 4th May

The Threepenny Opera, directed by Martha Clarke, is a devilishly funny 'opera for beggars' which follows the handsome-but-cunning scoundrel Macheath and his shenanigans in 19th century London. Macheath and a host of characters try to out-wit one another in this highly enjoyable musical that explores the pleasures and pitfalls of corruption. More info

New York City Center: 30th - 31st May

The legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia present their Alexander Pushkin's timeless novel, Eugene Onegin. The production is a theatrical adaptation of the piece by renowned director Rimas Tuminas. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 20th - 22nd May

Two pieces by Balanchine and one by Leonide Massine make up this triptych of ballet performances, including Theme and Variations, Duo Concertant, and Gaite Parisienne. More info

Little Shubert Theater: 1st - 31st May

Under My Skin is an uproarious comedy from the couple who co-wrote the hit TV series, The Nanny. The play premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse and now brings its hilarious story of a mega-successful CEO and a shrill temp who switch bodies, Off-Broadway to the Little Shubert Theatre! More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury: 3rd May

ABBA the concert, a concert celebrating Sweden's most famous band is a two hour musical extravaganza showcasing the group that has sold more than 370 million records worldwide and inspired the phenomenally popular Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! More info

B.B. King Blues Club: 1st - 31st May

Strawberry Fields isn't your average tribute act - they're as good as it gets when it comes to pulling off the Beatles' concert experience. You'll get taken on a journey through the 1960s and the first four Beatles' albums, starting in 1964. No detail has been spared in sounding, looking and acting like the original Fab Four, ensuring the audience is able to have as authentic experience as possible! More info

Laura Pels Theater: 15th - 31st May

Just Jim Dale is the brand new solo of mulit-award winning actor, Jim Dale. Now aged 78, Dale looks back upon his multi-faceted career, retraces his steps to fame, and offers insight to other aspiring comedy, voice and theatre performers. More info

Lion Theatre: 1st - 3rd May

Jackie and Marilyn offers a fictional though no less captivating peek into the private lives of two of the 1950s' most beautiful and fascinating women, Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. The play (written by Sheri Graubert) imagines what their relationship might have been like, given the on-going rumours of Marilyn Monroe's affair with JFK. More info

David H Koch Theater: 8th May

This year's Spring Gala celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the NYCB's beautiful home, the David H. Koch Theater! The night will include a special performance by the ballet company, incorporating works from the theater's opening night in 1964 as well which look to the company's future. Attendees will also be the first to experience a brand new piece by choreographer and NYCB Soloist Justin Peck, set to music by Sufjan Stevens. More info

St Lukes Theater: 11th - 31st May

My Big Gay Italian Funeral is the sequel to Anthony J. Wilkinson's popular comedy My Big Gay Italian Wedding. An unfortunate occasion to meet again brings the crazy characters from the original play together again, with hilarious and often cringe-worthy results! More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 3rd May

Emmy and Tony Award winner and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee, Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television and film with the captivating grace that only she can project. She received rave reviews while starring in the ABC series Pushing Daisies. More info

Mitzi E Newhouse Theater: 1st - 31st May

Five-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell plays Hester Ferris, the Washington DC socialite and political hostess whose dinner parties always contained a steady mix of fine wine and top politicians. Her world is turned around though when her darling son brings home a new girlfriend - and some political views which are quite different to hers. This play is directed by Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 1st - 10th May

La Cenerentola is an opera based on the traditional Cinderella story by the composer of The Barber of Seville, Gioachino Rossini. More info

Bergen Performing Arts Center: 2nd May

The multi-talented comedian/actor has won an Emmy Award and been nominated for a Tony Award too. Her sense of humour is brash and specialises in mocking celebrities for their fashion sense, among other things. She's one of the most popular comedians in North America. More info

Stage 2 New World Stages: 1st - 1st January

Guinness record-holding bubble artist Fan Yang brings his dazzling family entertainment to Off-Broadway. More info

Actors Temple Theater: 1st - 31st May

Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades Of Grey Musical Parody is exactly what the name promises... a risky, raunchy, hilarious on-stage take of the book series that took the world by storm! Complete with parodies of hit pop songs, this production is guaranteed to make you blush and laugh, and probably at the same time! More info

David H Koch Theater: 1st - 4th May

The first in this three-part series celebrating ten of the most formidable choreographers of our century. The series encompasses those who helped bring ballet into the 21st century to those who work to push its boundaries even further. This instalment will include a new work by the 2014 Art Series collaborator, JR, as well as works by well-known contemporary choreographers Wheeldon, Martins, Forsythe and Ratmansky. More info

Judy & Arthur Zankel Hall: 1st - 31st May

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 13th - 19th May

Based on Miguel de Cervantes' sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks. More info

Actors Temple Theater: 1st - 31st May

The Girls of Summer offers a unique insight into 1940s female baseball leagues, offering hope in the face of discrimination. This powerful drama centers on an all-negro female team who are being trained to face off against the Rockford Peaches, an all-white female team and champions of the AAGPBL (All American Girls Professional Baseball League). More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium: 1st - 31st May

As part of their 2013/2014 season, this series of concerts by The New York Pops takes us on a journey through Broadway and other favorite songs. They are joined by a few friends too, including brass musician Chris Botti, Tony Award nominee Montego Glover and Broadway's Golden Couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. More info

David H Koch Theater: 1st - 3rd May

The third and final in a series which celebrates ten of the most formidable choreographers of our the 21st century. The series includes works from those who helped bring ballet into contemporary times alongside those who work to push its boundaries even further. This final instalment includes a work by the 2014 Art Series collaborator, JR, as well as works by choreographers Tanner, Pr Bigonzetti, Millepied and Scarlett. More info

St Lukes Theater: 1st - 31st May

Cougar The Musical unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. More info

Beckett Theatre: 1st - 24th May

Lydia returns home after leaving for a night out in Las Vegas - ten years ago. She arrives to find her daughter Vera, whom she left in charge of the family's apartment block, and a decades-worth of baggage to being dealing with. 17 Orchard Point will receive its world premiere at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre in a production starring Tony-winner Michele Pawk. More info

Snapple Theater Center: 1st - 1st January

Perfect Crime goes well beyond traditional mystery play. It is a sexy, compelling thriller, with well-timed surprises and laughs that relieve a growing dramatic tension. The main character is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist accused of bumping off her wealthy British husband. More info

David H Koch Theater: 1st - 3rd May

The second in a trio of programmes, each celebrating some of the most formidable choreographers of our century. The series includes works from those who helped bring ballet into the 21st century to those who work to push its boundaries even further. This instalment will include a new work by the 2014 Art Series collaborator, JR, as well as works by well-known contemporary choreographers Peck, Preljocaj and Wheeldon. More info

Metropolitan Opera House: 1st - 10th May

Four highly acclaimed bel canto stars perform in this Metropolitan Opera production of Bellini's final opera, I Puritani, including new-comer Olga Peretyatko. More info

Beacon Theater: 6th May

With the quiff and voice of Elvis, the unbuttoned sex appeal of Tom Jones or Rod Stewart, and the leather-clad bad boy attitude of any artist half his age, Johnny Hallyday is often billed as the 'biggest rockstar you've never heard of', despite being an iconic rocking veteran of the French-speaking world. More info

John Golden Theater: 1st - 31st May

Mothers and Sons is a brand new play by four-time Tony-winning playwright, Terrence McNally starring Tony and Emmy-winning actress Tyne Daly. The play is a deeply compassionate and touching look at the nature of forgiveness and the evolving definition of family. More info

Actors Temple Theater: 1st - 31st May

Girls Night - The Musical is a night you won't want to miss - you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll sing-a-long as a group of five close friends enjoy a girls night out at a karaoke bar in this hilarious musical. Expect some of your favorite songs from the 80s and 90s, and plenty of "I've done that!" moments. More info

Kraine Theater: 1st - 1st January

This is an Off-Off-Broadway production of the Neo-Futurists' signature show. In Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, a company of actors perform (or attempt to perform) 30 plays in 60 minutes. More info

The Space at Westbury: 16th May

Blue October have risen through the ranks to become a platinum selling rock band with a body of work that includes modern rock hits like "Hate Me" and "Dirt Room" and the #1 VH-1 smash, "Into The Ocean." The band?s sixth album will be released in the summer of 2011 when they will take their heart on the sleeve live show from Austin City Limits to the world. More info

Nikon: 23rd May

Legendary Bee Gees front-man and multiple Grammy Award winner Barry Gibb is bringing his celebrated tribute to his brothers, Mythology, to North America this Summer, after great success and critical acclaim in Europe and Australia. In an emotionally charged performance, he will be taking us through the Bee Gees' history, playing the group's well-loved songs, whilst peppering the show with wonderful memories about the early days and how they found fame. Delivered with a touching humility and supported by a talented group of musicians, there's further family ties, with turns from son Steve and Maurice's daughter Samantha. This is a must see for true fans of the Bee Gees' timeless back catalogue, who still can't resist the boogie. More info

Terminal 5: 6th May

Frenetic post-punk math-rockers Foals have grown up with release of last record Holy Fire, evolving into something more significant, with a sound that evokes Talking Heads, covers the swagger of stoner, sun kissed beach garage and into more epic funk. This is a richer sound, that bubbles and is compulsively catchy from a band who are just about ready to take on the world. Co-headlining are can't-be-tamed Cage the Elephant, who's energetic heavy crunch of guitars are expertly helmed by unpredictable front-man Matt Shultz, who's stage performances are likened to snake-hipped Mick Jagger. This will be a night of impressive bands, displaying ever-changing talent and invading your ears. More info

Town Hall Theater: 15th May

Two of the biggest stars in Latin American music perform on-stage together in a never-seen-before collaboration between Albita and Eva Ayllon! Cuban singer Albita will be joined on-stage by Afro-Peruvian musician Eva Ayllon at New York City's Town Hall Theatre for this rare and exciting night of world folk music. More info

David H Koch Theater: 22nd - 31st May

The New York City Ballet's first Classic series includes two very contrasting shows from Founding Choreographer George Balanchine. Accompanying these two is a special collaboration between Soloist Justin Peck, with acclaimed singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens providing an original score. A not to be missed opportunity to see the fresh steps provided by the celebrated Ballet company. More info

St Lukes Theater: 1st - 31st May

Join two talented actors for a storytelling journey through Narnia, where this magical land is being kept in the grips of a terrible winter due to an evil spell cast by the White Witch. Our two young heroes, Peter and Lucy, take the audience through this beloved story as they meet Narnia's most unforgettable characters, including the great Aslan the lion. More info

Lynn Redgrave Theater: 1st - 1st January

Culture Project will present Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, featuring an adaptation by Thomas Kilroy and starring Trudie Styler. More info

Apollo Theater: 1st - 7th May

Amateur Night At The Apollo has been a key feature in the local music scene since 1934 when it launched, and has been the stepping stone in the career of many world-class musicians and entertainers, including Lauryn Hill and Stevie Wonder. The audience has the responsibility of cheering loudly for those they like, and booing those they deem less adept off the stage. More info

13th Street Repertory Theater: 1st - 1st January

Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality. More info

Marriott Marquis: 1st - 1st January

Join THE RIDE for a super amped-up experience of the streets of New York City - all from the comfort of a technologically-advanced super-bus. See life in the Big Apple as you have never seen before! More info

Broadway Comedy Club: 1st - 1st January

Jackie Mason lovechild Sheba Mason's Musical on the hilarious love affair between Jackie and her starry-eyed mother - AN OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL COMEDY. More info

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