Here is a rundown of four shows playing in South Florida theaters.
THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG
The 1979 Broadway musical-comedy boasts a score by Carol Bayer-Sager and Marvin Hamlisch, as well as a book by Neil Simon. The show is based on the real-life relationship between Hamlisch (wound tight) and Bayer-Sager (a free spirit).
When: April 13-30; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave.
Cost: $29 and $35 ($23 and $27 on preview night April 13; $38 opening night April 14)
Contact: 561-586-6410 or LakeWorthPlayhouse.org
NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY
This dark musical comedy is about murder and mom. In the show, both the serial killer and the police detective chasing him are publicity hounds and have mother issues. The novel by William Goldman (“Marathon Man,” “The Princess Bride”) was turned into a 1968 movie starring Rod Steiger, George Segal and Lee Remick.
When: April 14-May 28; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate
Cost: $38 and $42
Contact: 954-344-7765 or StageDoorFL.com
Who could possibly write a score for a musical about a shoe factory that turns out sturdy heels for high-stepping drag queens? Cyndi Lauper could and did, winning a Tony Award in 2013 in the process (the show earned six statuettes). The show is based on a surprise hit movie by the same name in 2005 (which itself was inspired by a true story chronicled on British television).
When: April 18-23; 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. matinees Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Where: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Contact: 561-832-7469 or Kravis.org
AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS
Satiric humorist David Sedaris reads selections from new works, conducts a Q and A with the audience and signs books in this performance.
When: 8 p.m. April 20.
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Contact: 305-949-6722 or ArshtCenter.org