In May, Broadway fans will be treated to an exciting lineup of new albums, concerts, TV shows and movies to binge. From the new documentary Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known on HBO to new additions to the Feinstein/54 Below concert live stream roster, find out what’s coming to streaming services this month!
Take a look below to see which movies, TV shows, music, and concerts you should be listening to in May!
Theater Cinema & TV
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (now streaming, HBO Max)
The classic movie musical is coming to streaming, featuring performances from Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, and more. Watch here.
The Color Purple (now streaming, HBO Max)
As the new musical film adaptation enters production, watch the original film based on Alice Walker’s novel. The Color Purple features Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and more. Watch here.
Raisin in the Sun (now streaming, Hulu)
Daniel Petrie’s 1961 film adaptation of Raisin in the Sun is coming to streaming, starring Idney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands. Watch here.
Pretty Woman (now streaming, Hulu)
The 1990 film that inspired the 2018 Broadway musical starring Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander and more is coming to Hulu. Watch here.
Rock of Ages (now streaming, Hulu)
In honor of its 10th anniversary, the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages is coming to Hulu, starring Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, and more. watch the movie here.
The Notebook (now streaming, Peacock)
Ahead of the premiere of the new musical adaptation, watch the classic 2004 film adaptation of Nicolas Sparks’ romantic novel starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. watch the movie here.
Mama Mia! (Now streaming, Prime Video)
The 2008 film adaptation of the hit musical ABBA is coming to Prime Video, starring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, and more. watch the movie here.
Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known (May 3, HBO Max)
15 years after the smash hit of “Spring Awakening” on Broadway, the original cast and creative team reunite for a spectacular one-night-only reunion concert to benefit The Actors Fund. watch the movie here.
Girls5Eva Season 2 (May 5, Peacock)
Girls5Eva is back with a brand new season! Watch Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Busy Phillips in the second season of Tina Fey’s comedy series. The first three episodes will drop on May 5, with new episodes to follow every week. Watch here.
Dear Evan Hansen (May 6, HBO Max)
The 2021 film adaptation of the mighty Broadway musical features Ben Platt reprising his Tony, Emmy, and Grammy-winning role with an all-star cast including Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, Danny Pino, and more.
The Matrix Resurrections (May 10, HBO Max)
The new installment of the Matrix series with Jonathan Groff and Neil Patrick Harris. Watch here.
Hacks, season 2 (May 12, HBO Max)
The second season of HBO’s hit comedy series starring Tony-nominated Jean Smart is coming to streaming. The new season will also feature Tony winner Laurie Metcalf. Watch here.
Molly Mary Maloney: My Cousin Cole: Pitter, Patter… Porter! (Now streaming)
When Molly found out Cole Porter was her distant cousin, she knew she had to record an album to celebrate! This album, My Cousin Cole: Pitter, patter… Porter!, highlights the composer’s famous love songs. Listen to the new album here.
The Driver (May 6)
The cast recording of the Olivier Award-nominated biomusical jukebox about famed vocal group The Drifters and their manager. The cast includes Beverley Knight, Adam J. Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud. Order the new album here.
Drag: the Musical (Studio Cast Recording) (May 13)
Co-written and engineered by Alaska Thunderf*ck and Tomas Costanza, the new concept recording features Nick Adams, Michelle Visage, Max von Essen, Bob The Drag Queen, Peppermint, Monét X Change, Jujubee, Fortune Feimster, Margaret Cho, Ginger Minj, Divina De Campo, Lagoona Bloo, Jamie Torcellini and Jack Rodman. Order the new album here.
Carol Lipnik: Blue Forest (May 20)
This album includes “Blue Forest”, “All the Colors of the Sky”, “Birds of a Feather”, “I Don’t Work Hard”, “Thrice Toss These Oaken Ashes (Thomas Campion)”, “Tick Bite”, “A pure dose of mercy.” Order the new album here.
Carnival (remastered) (May 27)
This expanded version includes the 1961 Broadway cast album, recently remastered from reel-to-reel stereo tape; a handful of pop covers by the Everly Brothers, Pat Boone, Mel Torme and more; special bonus track, a rare live performance of Anna Maria Alberghetti’s “Love Makes the World Go ‘Round” for the public service radio program “Stars for Defense”; and a bonus disc with instrumental albums. Order the new album here.
10 years of musical theater history (May 2, 54 below)
To celebrate their tenth year of existence, Feinstein’s/54 Below will celebrate wonderful musical moments that have appeared on their stage. The concert will include performances by Christine Andreas, Jim Brochu, Charles Busch, Carole Demas, Jerry Dixon, Ed Dixon, Rita Gardner, Anita Gillette and Jim Walton. To buy tickets here.
Ken Page: There’s so much to say… And to sing too! (May 4, 54 below)
After starring in Ain’t Misbehavin’, Cats, Guys and Dolls and The Wiz on Broadway and creating the iconic “Oogie Boogie” in Tim Burton’s cult classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ken Page returns to Feinstein’s/ 54 Below, tipping his hat to the shows and songs he’s performed over his 45-year career. To buy tickets here.
54/54/54 (May 4, 54 below)
Come and witness the longest setlist in Feinstein/54 Below history as 54 singers perform 54-second versions of their favorite songs, ranging from musical theater to pop, originals and everything in between. To buy tickets here.
Andrea McArdle and friends celebrate 45th birthday (May 7, 54 below)
Come spend an evening with Andrea McArdle as she celebrates Annie’s 45th birthday. This very special concert will feature songs, stories, and special guests from the original cast and beyond, including Shelley Bruce, Danielle Brisebois, and more. To buy tickets here.
A Very Broadway Mother’s Day (May 8, 54 below)
Leading ladies from the world of Broadway and cabaret share the stage with their children and mothers to sing the glory of family, friendship and love. It’s a celebration of Moms Mother’s Day – and this year it’s at a special time in the morning DO IT the perfect way for families to share the day together. To buy tickets here.
New musical in concert! Goodbye New York, feat. Arielle Jacobs and more! (May 8, 54 below)
Goodbye New York is a contemporary epic composed by Andrew Beall (Song of Solomon, Platinum Girls), with lyrics by Evan McCormack (Song of Solomon) and book by David Don Miller (Why You Beasting). The cast includes Arielle Jacobs (Disney’s Aladdin, Wicked, In the Heights), Brad Standley (Waitress, In Transit) and Ben Jeffrey (Disney’s The Lion King) in an uplifting evening of new theater music. To buy tickets here.
Holly Ann Butler: Discovery (8 May 54 below)
Holly Ann Butler will perform a night of songs and stories featuring her. Selections include songs from On the Town, Come From Away, Grease, How to Succeed and Diana – all shows she understudied, usually in multiple roles. Come watch her get discovered. To buy tickets here.
New writers at 54! Music and lyrics by Brandon Webster (May 11, 54 below)
Presenting a work for the first time at Feinstein’s/54Below, composer-lyricist Brandon Webster shares a night of theater music through an Afro-Surrealist lens. Highlights from performances by Brandon Headlines, Metropolis and KRONOS fill the evening with jazz, funk, pop, R&B and traditional theatrical genres. To buy tickets here.
54 famous Hear Your Song! : Broadway stars sing children’s songs (May 12, 54 below)
At Hear Your Song!, legends of musical theater come together to sing along to lyrics and music written by amazing kids. Performers include Ato Blankson-Wood (Hair, Lysistrata Jones), Tony Award® nominee Liz Callaway (“Anastasia”, Merrily We Roll Along), Erin Davie (Grey Gardens, Diana), Henry Gottfried (Waitress), and Janine LaManna (Sweet Charity, Seussical). To buy tickets here.
54 sings Broadway’s greatest hits! (May 14)
If you flip from album to album just to hear the best songs from each show, this is the nightclub concert event for you. If you like the classics of the Great White Way, come listen to the songs that made Broadway famous! At Feinstein’s/54 Below, you’ll hear the greatest Broadway songs of all time performed by today’s biggest stars, singing them straight, the way you want to hear them! To buy tickets here.
Jason Robert Brown (May 15, 54 below)
Jason Robert Brown celebrates his return to Broadway with a spectacular new concert for Feinstein’s/54 Below, featuring the expanded JRB Orchestra and two exciting guest vocalists, crafting new songs from new shows, old songs from old shows and great non-existent songs. shows. To buy tickets here.
Ann Morrison: Merrily From Center Stage (May 17, 54 below)
Ann Morrison is back in town with her new cabaret, including untold ideas and stories from Merrily We Roll Along from the perspective of her award-winning character Mary Flynn. Forty years later and a few years wiser, Annie takes up the songs of Stephen Sondheim that she had the honor of introducing to the world. To buy tickets here.
Andrew Barth Feldman: Park Map (23 May 54 below)
After his sold-out tour, Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical”) is bringing his award-winning show back to Feinstein’s/54 Below. To buy tickets here.
Sondheim Unplugged (29 May 54 below)
A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning Sondheim Unplugged series features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied only by piano, delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master songwriter. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy, and more. To buy tickets here.
54 sings Harry Styles (May 30, 54 below)
Fresh off the ‘Love on Tour’ record, music from chart-topping artist Harry Styles is coming to Feinstein’s/54 Below for one night only! From “Sign of the Times” and “Kiwi” to “Adore You” and “Treat People With Kindness,” join us for a golden night with some of Broadway’s best. To buy tickets here.