Hot Tickets: Making the Band, Bon Jovi, Thurgood and Port Authority

Don’t act like you didn’t watch MTV’s Making the Band 4, like you weren’t right there with the girls of Danity Kane and the guys of Day26 (and that other kid no one really seemed to care about) as they stressed to get those vocal tracks down just right, else they faced the cold wrath of P. Diddy. Cast your irony aside and watch these B-list reality T.V. celebs (er … talented musicians?) “bring it” on May 28 when the Making the Band Tour comes to the Hammerstein Ballroom. [On Sale: Friday, April 18 at 9 a.m.]

Hot Tickets is admittedly a bit light this week, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t plug Bon Jovi’s July 14 performance at MSG. It’s now or never: Break out your best bridge-and-tunnel attire, down a few cans of Coors, and be ready to pump those fists as you sing along to “You Give Love a Bad Name.” [On Sale Now]

George Stevens Jr.’s new play, Thurgood is now onstage at the Booth Theater. In it, Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne portrays Thurgood Marshall, America’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice (also the grandson of a slave). [On Sale Now]

Conor McPherson’s Port Authority is making its New York debut at The Atlantic Theater Company. From Playbill: "Set against the backdrop of contemporary Dublin, Port Authority weaves the stories of three generations of Irishmen as they experience loss, failure and the elusiveness of love. Conor McPherson (Shining City, The Weir, Dublin Carol) exposes the heart of the common man with his customary wit and humor in his return to Atlantic following his acclaimed production of Dublin Carol." [On Sale Now] Hot Tickets: Making the Band, Bon Jovi,  Thurgood  and  Port Authority