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Shows in May

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Shubert Theatre May 30 - Jun 11, 2017

A gloriously vibrant Glam Rock odyssey and winner of four Tony Awards

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shubert Theatre, Boston
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Winner of 4 Tony Awards

This full throttle rock 'n' roll musical electrified Broadway in 2014, picking up four Tony Awards, including Best Revival. The story follows the exploits of rebellious transgender singer Hedwig and her...

Prices from: $50

Pippin

Capitol Center for the Arts May 11, 2017

The 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival returns to tour the US!

Pippin, Capitol Center for the Arts, Boston
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Winner of 4 Tony Awards

A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of Pippin, from Godspell creator Stephen Schwartz. Told by a roving cast of an anachronistic acting...

Prices from: $80

Boston Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Boston Opera House Apr 28 - May 25, 2017

An exquisite production by the Boston Ballet!

Boston Ballet The Sleeping Beauty, Boston Opera House, Boston

This season, Boston Ballet revive one of their trademark works, the timeless joy that is The Sleeping Beauty. With classic choreography by Marcus Pepita, this Tchaikovsky scored work is an enchanting and...

Prices from: $150

Mamma Mia!

Boston Opera House May 30 - Jun 4, 2017

The ABBA musical Mamma Mia's final ever tour!

Mamma Mia, Boston Opera House, Boston
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It's time to break out the platform shoes and feather boas for Mamma Mia's farewell tour! This sunshine-filled show redefined the concept of the jukebox musical for the new century by telling the bittersweet,...

Prices from: $70

Annie

Wang Theater May 9 - 21, 2017

The Tony-nominated Broadway Production that's perfect for the whole family!

Annie, Wang Theater, Boston
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Winner of 7 Tony Awards

Leapin' lizards... Annie is coming to town! Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. Don't miss this Tony-winning Broadway production of the timeless family tale of Little Orphan...

Prices from: $60

Boston Pops - Ben Folds

Boston Symphony Hall May 17 - 18, 2017

Returning to the Pops for the first time since 2012!

Boston Pops Ben Folds, Boston Symphony Hall, Boston

Now touring across the country, the talented singer-songwriter/front-man of Ben Folds Five will be joining the Boston Pops in May as part of their anticipated 2017 spring season! In what will be his first...

Prices from: $80

Boston Pops - E.T.

Boston Symphony Hall May 12 - 13, 2017

A screening of the family classic, accompanied by a live score

Boston Pops ET, Boston Symphony Hall, Boston

Relive the magic of Steven Spielberg's classic E.T., with the Boston Pops playing the score live to a screening of the movie. Keith Lockhart is the conductor. Released in 1982, E.T. remains one of Spielberg's...

Prices from: $110

Boston Pops - Jaws

Boston Symphony Hall May 26, 2017

They're gonna need a bigger brass section

Boston Pops Jaws, Boston Symphony Hall, Boston

Steven Spielberg's timeless monster movie is the latest flick to get the Boston Pops Orchestra treatment, who will play John Williams's score live to a screening of the film. ​Featuring one of the...

Prices from: $120

Blue Man Group

Charles Playhouse Open Run

Live theater doesn't come more original, inventive and visually stunning than these guys

Blue Man Group, Charles Playhouse, Boston
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Since landing on Broadway in the early 90s, the Blue Man group have conquered the world with their inventive mixture of performance art, vaudeville and cutting edge technology. They've been a permanent...

Prices from: $40

Move Live on Tour: Julianne Hough & Derek Hough

Wang Theater May 5, 2017

The world's most famous dance siblings live on tour!

Move Live on Tour Julianne Hough Derek Hough, Wang Theater, Boston

You've seen them on Dancing With The Stars, Grease Live and Hairspray Live, and now Julianne and Derek Hough take their incredible dance talent across the USA on their second US tour, Move Live - Beyond!

Prices from: $90

Metallica

Gillette Stadium May 19, 2017

Hetfield and Ulrich's metal icons return for their WorldWired tour!

Metallica, Gillette Stadium, Boston

Metal monsters Metallica are returning with a vengence this year for their WorldWired tour! Formed in 1981 by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Metallica have been stalwarts of the American metal scene ever...

Prices from: $110

Anne of Green Gables

Capitol Center for the Arts May 15, 2017

Join Anne Shirley as she heads to the farm at Green Gables!

Anne of Green Gables, Capitol Center for the Arts, Boston

ArtsPower theatre company presents this wonderful adaptation of L.M.Montgomery's popular tale of one Anne Shirley, an orphan girl who is sent to siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert's farm by mistake,...

Prices from: $100

Jean Michel Jarre

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion May 16, 2017

Electronic music pioneer tours North America for the first time ever

Jean Michel Jarre, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston

Despite being a giant of electronic music, and a renowned performer and musical innovator for over 40 years, Frenchman Jean Michel Jarre has never toured the US before. That's all set to change in 2017,...

Prices from: $45

Pixies

House of Blues May 19 - 20, 2017

Long live the Pixies!

Pixies, House of Blues, Boston

Led by Black Francis Pixies can lay claim to being the most important American band of the past 30 years. This year marked the release of Head Carrier which they're touring across North America and Canada...

Prices from: $15

Tape Face

Wilbur Theater May 25, 2017

Unique vaudeville from the breakout star of America's Got Talent

Tape Face, Wilbur Theater, Boston

After making waves in the UK and his native New Zealand, Tape Face (real name Sam Willis) finally came to America's attention on the eleventh season of America's Got Talent, where his unique brand of vaudeville...

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Future with Migos, Tory Lanez and Kodak Black

Xfinity Center May 23, 2017

The Nobody Safe Tour 2017

Future with Migos Tory Lanez and Kodak Black, Xfinity Center, Boston

Following a year-long absence from social media, Future made a stunning reappearance on Valentines Day with his brand-new fifth and self-titled studio album and announcing a joint tour with Migos, Tory...

Prices from: $55

Jacob Sartorius

Wilbur Theater May 6, 2017

Beliebers move over - there's a new star on the horizon!

Jacob Sartorius, Wilbur Theater, Boston

One could argue that Justin Bieber is too young to even think about a successor to his phenomenal career, but maybe now it's time to watch his back! Young whippersnapper Jacob Sartorious may only be 14...

Prices from: $280

Kris Kristofferson

Wilbur Theater May 3, 2017

Country music's legendary songwriter

Kris Kristofferson, Wilbur Theater, Boston

Kris Kristofferson has been a fixture of America's cultural landscape since the early 1970s. After leaving the army, Texas-born Kristofferson moved to Nashville to pursue his love of music in 1965, and...

Prices from: $55

Lea Michele

Shubert Theatre May 3, 2017

The Broadway and Glee princess tours her newest album!

Lea Michele, Shubert Theatre, Boston

Broadway former prodigy and star of ABC's Glee, Lea Michele is warming up her beautiful vocals for her first tour since 2011, in support of her forthcoming second studio album, Places. Promising to perform...

Prices from: $80

Mastodon with Eagles of Death Metal

House of Blues May 8, 2017

Atlanta's heaviest rock band return to melt your face off

Mastodon with Eagles of Death Metal, House of Blues, Boston

Mastodon return to the road this year, in support of their hugely anticipated new record. Sharing a love for The Melvins and Thin Lizzy, the members of Mastodon came together in the late 90s, and have...

Prices from: $60

Russell Howard

Brighton Music Hall May 7, 2017

Howard returns Stateside in 2017 for his biggest tour to date!

Russell Howard, Brighton Music Hall, Boston

Back after his critically acclaimed debut US tour in 2014, one of Britain's most successful young comedians will be once again making you squirm with his inimitably and sometimes rude yet always springy,...

Prices from: $40

Ryan Adams

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion May 10, 2017

The alt country boy is back

Ryan Adams, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston

The Alt-country singer songwriter is back with his new album Prisoner and is touring the US in support. Since emerging in the early 00s, Adams has met with critical acclaim for his intimate and honest...

Prices from: $50

Whose Live Anyway?

Wilbur Theater May 7 - 8, 2017

A live comedy show with that good old fashioned Improv/Audience Participation twist!

Whose Live Anyway, Wilbur Theater, Boston

Whose Live Anyway (originally called A Night of Improv) first appeared in 1999 when it sold out two shows in under three hours to very enthusiastic crowds in Vancouver. Following its initial success, Whose...

Prices from: $60

Dinosaur Zoo

Capitol Center for the Arts May 10, 2017

The playdate that dino fans will love!

Dinosaur Zoo, Capitol Center for the Arts, Boston

Get up close and interactive with a whole host awesome prehistoric creatures, in this special theater show from Australia! Combining show-and-tell with advanced technological puppetry, kids can suspend...

Prices from: $45

Coheed and Cambria

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion May 9, 2017

The prog rockers take their The Color Before the Sun tour across the US!

Coheed and Cambria, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston

Coheed and Cambria is an American rock band from New York, formed in 1995. Taking in aspects of progressive rock, punk rock, heavy metal and post-hardcore as their influences, Coheed and Cambria's concept...

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Lucinda Williams

Berklee Performing Arts Center May 10, 2017

One of America's finest songwriters, Ms Williams continues her Ghosts of Highway 20 Tour!

Lucinda Williams, Berklee Performing Arts Center, Boston

One of America's finest singer-songwriters, Lucinda Williams' substantial talents transcend the genres with which she's so at ease, from folk to blues and country-rock. At every live show, Williams demonstrates...

Prices from: $80

Old Crow Medicine Show

Orpheum Theater May 25, 2017

An alt-country gig that's guaranteed to keep you smiling!

Old Crow Medicine Show, Orpheum Theater, Boston

The bluesy, old-time Old Crow Medicine Show are taking to the road with their famous bluegrass sound and alt-country with a punk rock energy! Catch the Prairie Home Companion regulars and new wave folk-rock...

Prices from: $60

The Damned

Paradise Rock Club May 4, 2017

The influential British punks

The Damned, Paradise Rock Club, Boston

Leading the British punk rock revolution that would also birth The Sex Pistols and The Clash, The Damned released their debut single 'New Rose' in 1976. Their debut album, Damned Damned Damned, a full...

Prices from: $50

Who's Bad - Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Capitol Center for the Arts May 19, 2017

An incredibly authentic tribute to The King of Pop

Whos Bad Michael Jackson Tribute Band, Capitol Center for the Arts, Boston

The ultimate Michael Jackson has been thrilling fans for over a decade with its spectacular lighting, visual effects, teams of dancer and a live band on stage, all bringing The King of Pop's iconic catalogue...

Prices from: $80

Daniel O'Donnell

Shubert Theatre May 16, 2017

Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell sings songs from the 70s

Daniel ODonnell, Shubert Theatre, Boston

A mainstay of the UK and worldwide music charts for over three decades, Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell is a truly prolific performer, and something of a cultural icon in his native land. Whether it's folk...

Prices from: $90

Dark Star Orchestra

Wilbur Theater May 18, 2017

The definitive Grateful Dead tribute band

Dark Star Orchestra, Wilbur Theater, Boston

The Grateful Dead have been resurrected in the form of Dark Star Orchestra. Formed in 1997, this tribute band came up with the novel idea of recreating complete sets from The Grateful Dead's gigantic list...

Prices from: $55

Dwight Yoakam

House of Blues May 6, 2017

A postmodern preservationist and a progressive misfit in country music.

Dwight Yoakam, House of Blues, Boston

The young whippersnappers of modern Country owe a lot to Dwight Yoakam. Once shunned by the Nashville elite, the pioneering singer-songwriter is credited with paving the way for Country music's acceptance...

Prices from: $60

Paul Shaffer

Wilbur Theater May 4, 2017

Letterman's bandleader takes his talented band on the road

Paul Shaffer, Wilbur Theater, Boston

For over two decades, Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman's bandleader and sidekick, during both the hosts' NBC and CBS shows. Around him he assembled one of the most respected group of session musicians...

Prices from: $70

Seether

House of Blues May 14, 2017

The hard-rocking trio are back on tour with a new album

Seether, House of Blues, Boston

Hailing from South Africa and comprising members Shaun Morgan (vocals, guitar), Dale Stewart (bass), and John Humphrey (drums), Seether embraces a brand of heavy metal mostly associated with the post-grunge...

Prices from: $55

SoMo

House of Blues May 3, 2017

The Youtube R&B star tours his new album

SoMo, House of Blues, Boston

SoMo's rise to fame has been a rapid one. The Austin native began singing in clubs with his father when he was young, but really hit the big time when he started uploading videos to Youtube. His covers...

Prices from: $50

Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man

Capitol Center for the Arts May 20, 2017

Based on the sexy, saucy book!

Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man, Capitol Center for the Arts, Boston

An interactive comedy show that doesn't shy away from taboos, go inside a fictional authors' event at an unnamed university, where discussion of a book turns the event completely upside down, thanks to...

Prices from: $80

Tycho

House of Blues Boston May 1, 2017

Prices from: $40

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Andris Nelsons - Tchaikovsky Takemitsu & Shostakovich

Boston Symphony Hall May 2, 2017

Prices from: $167

Transatlantic Sessions

Orpheum Theatre - Boston May 3, 2017

Prices from: $57

Jerry Douglas

Orpheum Theatre - Boston May 3, 2017

Prices from: $189

Jamestown Revival

Royale Boston May 4, 2017

Prices from: $43

Real Estate (18+ Event)

Royale Boston May 5, 2017

Prices from: $48

Mayday Parade

House of Blues Boston May 5, 2017

Prices from: $39

Black Angels (18+ Event)

Paradise Rock Club May 5, 2017

Prices from: $34

Pink Talking Fish

Paradise Rock Club May 6, 2017

Prices from: $34

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich Rachmaninoff & Mahler

Boston Symphony Hall May 4, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Prices from: $167

Anthrax and Killswitch Engage

House of Blues Boston May 7, 2017

Prices from: $49

Midnight Oil

House of Blues Boston May 11, 2017

Prices from: $29

Empire of the Sun

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion May 12, 2017

Prices from: $43

PotterCon (21+ Event)

Paradise Rock Club May 13, 2017

Prices from: $29

Perfume Genius

Royale Boston May 13, 2017

Prices from: $55

NF

House of Blues Boston May 13, 2017

Prices from: $34

Dave Attell

Wilbur Theatre May 13, 2017

Prices from: $55

State Champs

Royale Boston May 14, 2017

Prices from: $68

Trey Songz

House of Blues Boston May 16, 2017

Prices from: $84

Laura Marling (18+ Event)

Paradise Rock Club May 16, 2017

Prices from: $191

Rival Sons

Paradise Rock Club May 17, 2017

Prices from: $40

The Record Company

Paradise Rock Club May 18, 2017

Prices from: $34

The Princess Bride - Film Screening with Cary Elwes

Wilbur Theatre May 19, 2017

Prices from: $63

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors (18+ Event)

Paradise Rock Club May 19, 2017

Prices from: $34

Suicide Girls (18+ Event)

Royale Boston May 20, 2017

Prices from: $59

Country 102.5 Street Party - Billy Currington, Drake White, Tucker Beathard, Trent Harmon (21+ Event)

House of Blues Boston May 21, 2017

Prices from: $47

Pixies (18+ Event)

Paradise Rock Club May 21, 2017

Prices from: $85

Marian Hill

Royale Boston May 24, 2017

Prices from: $38

2017 Boston Calling Music Festival - 3 Day Pass (Tool, Mumford and Sons, Chance the Rapper) (5/26 - 5/28)

Harvard Athletic Complex May 26, 2017

Prices from: $258

Flogging Molly

House of Blues Boston May 26, 2017

Prices from: $48

2017 Boston Calling Music Festival - Friday

Harvard Athletic Complex May 26, 2017

Prices from: $119

Wale

House of Blues Boston May 27, 2017

Prices from: $37

2017 Boston Calling Music Festival - Saturday

Harvard Athletic Complex May 27, 2017

Prices from: $123

Eifman Ballet - Tchaikovsky

Cutler Majestic Theatre May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Prices from: $132

2017 Boston Calling Music Festival - Sunday

Harvard Athletic Complex May 28, 2017

Prices from: $120

Michael Kiwanuka (18+ Event)

Royale Boston May 31, 2017

Prices from: $54

John Williams with the Boston Pops

Boston Symphony Hall May 31, 2017

Prices from: $157


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