Broadway ticket availability as of May 22. Ticket supply is indicated as Difficult or Available. Credit card holders may order tickets by phone or by calling Telecharge or Ticketmaster.

"Art," Alan Alda, Victor Garber and Alfred Molina star in the London comedy hit about the tribulations of friendship. Royale. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available."A View from the Bridge," Anthony LaPaglia stars in the Roundabout Theater Company revival of Arthur Miller's Brooklyn waterfront drama. Neil Simon. Ticketmaster, 307-4100. Available.

"Beauty and the Beast," the stage version of the Walt Disney cartoon classic. Palace. Ticketmaster, 307-4100. Available.

"Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk," a tap musical chronicling the black experience, conceived and directed by George C. Wolfe. Ambassador. Telecharge, 239-6200. Avail-able.

"Cabaret," a revival of the Kander and Ebb musical starring Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles. A Roundabout Theater Company production at the Kit Kat Klub. 719-1300. Dif-fi-cult.

"Cats," musical based on T.S. Eliot's cat poems, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Now the longest-running show in Broadway history. Winter Garden. Telecharge, 239-6200. Avail-able.

"Chicago," a revival of the 1975 Bob Fosse musical starring Karen Ziemba, Bebe Neu-wirth, Hinton Battle and Ernie Sabella. Shu-bert. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"Forever Tango," an evening of dance entertainment from Argentina by Luis Bravo. Marquis. Ticketmaster, 307-4100. Available.

"Freak," John Leguizamo's new one-man show. Cort. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"Golden Child," David Henry Hwang's memory play about his grandmother and her father's three wives. Longacre. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"High Society," a stage version of the Cole Porter movie musical, with the addition of other Porter songs. Melissa Errico plays the Grace Kelly role. St. James. Telecharge. 239-6200. Available.

"Honour," Jane Alexander, Laura Linney and Robert Foxworth star in a drama about a writer who leaves his wife for a younger woman. Belasco. Telecharge, 239-6200. Avail-able.

"Jekyll & Hyde," a pop music version of Robert Louis Stevenson's horror classic. Ply-mouth. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"Les Miserables," a musical retelling of the epic Victor Hugo novel. Imperial. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"Miss Saigon," the big London musical hit, a modern reworking of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly." Broadway. Telecharge, 239-6200. Avail-able.

"Ragtime," a musical version of E.L. Doctorow's panoramic novel of the turn-of-century America. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Ticketmaster, 307-4100. Available.

"Rent," a musical celebration of artists and outcasts in New York's East Village, written by Jonathan Larson. Nederlander. Ticketmaster, 307-4100. Difficult.

"1776," a revival of the musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Gershwin. Ticketmaster, 307-4100. Avail-able.

"Smokey Joe's Cafe," a musical revue featuring the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the team that wrote such pop hits as "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Stand By Me" and "Yakety Yak!" Virginia. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"The Chairs," a revival of Eugene Ionesco's absurdist comedy starring Richard Briers and Geraldine McEwan. Golden. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"The Diary of Anne Frank," Natalie Portman plays the young Jewish heroine in this revival of the 1950s Broadway success. Music Box. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"The Judas Kiss," Liam Neeson portrays Oscar Wilde in a play by David Hare. Telecharge, 239-6200. Limited engagement through Aug. 1. Available.

"The Last Night of Ballyhoo," a new play by Alfred Uhry, author of "Driving Miss Daisy," set in 1939 Atlanta. Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for best play. Helen Hayes. Ticketmaster, 307-4100. Available.

"The Life," a Cy Coleman musical celebrating the sleazy Times Square of the early 1980s. Ethel Barrymore. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"The Lion King," director Julie Taymor's stage musical version of the Disney cartoon hit. New Amsterdam. Ticketmaster, 307-4100. Difficult.

"The Phantom of the Opera," the lavish Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about a deformed composer who haunts the Paris Opera House and the young soprano he loves. Majestic. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"The Scarlet Pimpernel," a musical by Frank Wildhorn, composer of "Jekyll & Hyde," set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Minskoff. Ticketmaster, 307-4100. Available.

"The Sound of Music," a revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical starring Rebecca Luker as Maria. Martin Beck. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"The Sunshine Boys," Jack Klugman and Tony Randall star in a revival of the Neil Simon comedy about two aging vaudeville performers. Lyceum. Telecharge, 239-6200. Available.

"Titanic," a musical by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone about one of the greatest sea disasters. Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for best musical. Lunt-Fontanne. Ticketmaster, 307-4100. Available.

"Wait Until Dark," Marisa Tomei, Quentin Tarantino and Stephen Lang star in a revival of Frederick Knott's thriller about a blind woman terrorized by a group of thugs. Brooks Atkinson, 307-4100. Available.

The Telecharge number is 1-212-239-6200 unless otherwise indicated. There is a $5 service charge per ticket.

Ticketmaster is 1-212-307-4100. There is a $5.75 service charge per ticket, plus a $2.50 handling fee per order.

Both services will provide information on specific seat locations. They also have toll-free numbers for theater ticket calls outside New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. For Telecharge call 1-800-432-7250; for Ticketmaster call 1-800-755-4000.

The League of American Theaters and Producers has a special telephone line called the Broadway Line for information on most Broadway shows (except "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast") and how to purchase tickets. Calls must be made on a touch-tone phone. The number is 1-888-411-BWAY. Consumers in the New York tri-state area may call 1-212-302-4111.

In addition, for 24-hour information on theater, dance and music performances in New York's five boroughs, call the Theater Development Fund's New York City-On Stage, 1-212-768-1818.