first_imgCondola Rashad and Daniel Sunjata in Saint Joan (Photo: Joan Marcus) In the next month, New York theater audiences will say goodbye to some Broadway leading ladies, Tony-nominated revivals and a slew of off-Broadway shows. rounded up all the star turns and hit stagings you need to catch before it’s too late. Joshua Jackson & Lauren Ridloff in Children of a Lesser God (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Alison Pill, Laurie Metcalf & Glenda Jackson in “Three Tall Women,” Katharine McPhee in “Waitress” and Tom Hollander in “Travestie”s (Composite: Ryan Casey) Katharine McPhee as Jenna Hunterson in Waitress (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) JUNE 6: It’s (Almost) Too LateTo see Chilina Kennedy before she leaves Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In March, the Canadian actress passed an incredible milestone: 1,000 performances in the titular role. You can catch her in the jukebox musical before Supergirl star Melissa Benoist takes over June 7. Don’t worry, though, Kennedy is set to return to the show after Benoist ends her run August 4. Let’s go for 2,000! MAY 27: Children of a Lesser God closesThe Kenny Leon-directed revival of this Mark Medoff-‘s 1980 Tony-winning play introduced us to new deaf talent Lauren Ridloff and reintroduced us to off-Broadway alum and TV star Joshua Jackson. Time’s almost up to see why Ridloff earned a Tony nomination for her performance as Sarah Norman. Chilina Kennedy in Beautiful (Photo: Joan Marcus) Alison Pill, Glenda Jackson & Laurie Metcalf in Three Tall Women (Photo: Brigitte Lacaombe) View Comments JUNE 10 (Updated): Saint Joan Enters Martyrdom Condola Rashad’s performance in the legendary role of French warrior Joan of Arc just earned her a Tony Award nomination. Catch her and the rest of the star-studded cast, including Jack Davenport, Daniel Sunjata and Adam Chanler-Berat, in this revival of George Bernard Shaw’s epic play. JUNE 17 (Updated): Don’t Forget Me… Who wants to see the Katharine McPhee and her Smash jokes leave the Great White Way? Nobody. The American Idol runner-up and Scorpion series lead recently extended her run as Jenna Hunterson in Waitress through August 19. Now, McPhee will conclude her current turn June 17, as planned, and return July 5. Stay tuned for McPhee’s replacement and all updates on a potential (and improbable) Smash reboot. ALSO:JUNE 3: Lynn Nottage’s play about an elephant, Mlima’s Tale, closes at the Public Theater. JUNE 17: The Tom Hollander-lead London transfer of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties goes down in history. JUNE 17: Dominique Morriseau’s Paradise Blue, starring Dear Evan Hansen alum Kristolyn Lloyd, sings the blues one last time at Signature Center.JUNE 17: The revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ funeral-set dark comedy Our Lady of 121st Street, directed by Phylicia Rashad, puts a final nail in the coffin.JUNE 24 (Updated): The new John Kander musical Beast in the Jungle, led by Tony Yazbeck and helmed by Susan Stroman, just recieved a second extension at the Vineyard Theatre.  JUNE 24: Once and for AlbeeJoe Mantello’s staging of the Edward Albee’s Pulitzer prize-winning play Three Tall Women marked Glenda Jackson’s first time on Broadway in 30 years. Jackson and co-star Laurie Metcalf and the production received Tony Award nominations (six in total) for their work. last_img