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Broadway
Kiss Me Kate
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Be More Chill
Be More Chill - a musical for Millennials that has the brassy, old-Broadway sound of Burt Bacharach's Promises, Promises and the 1971 revisal of No, No, Nanette. . . Read More

mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird - A beautifully acted and staged new and more relevant production of Harper Lee's iconic novel Read More

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Network Extended to 6/08!- a high tech production of Paddy Chayevsky's movie with Bryan Cranston now telling us to be mad as hell. . . Read More
The Cher Show
The Cher Show - The Neil Simon Theater feels like Caesar's Palace but it does have 3 dazzlingly dressed Chers . . .Read More
The Prom
The Prom - a fun musical entertainment with a message of tolerance Read More
King Kong
King Kong - The iconic four-footed super hero is musicalized, and the beast once again upstages the beauty. . . Read More
ferryman
The Ferryman - Jez Butterworth's multi-generational family and political drama has so many assets that it's eminently watchable throught more than three hours. . . Read More
Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman - another movie hit sings and dances to Broadway, this one with an essentially sleazy pair turned into fairy tale romantic lovers. . . Read More
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady - A lavishly staged new production of the ever "loverly" classic musical. . . Read More
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Winner of Best Play Tony! Read More
Mean Girls
Mean Girls - Another teen audience targeted movie now sing and dances on Broadway Read More
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Frozen
Frozen - A visually rich production that keeps us wide-eyed and on tenterhooks for more than two hours, even when we know how things are going to end. . . Read More
The Band's Visit -The 10 Tony Awards winner will close 4/07/19 Read More
anastasia
Anastasia -Closing 3/31/19 The famous Russian princess fairy tale boasts a top team Read More
Come From Away
Come From Away - Its uplift message has helped this fact-based musical fly from Canada to Broadway. . . Read More
Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen - A small musical's big heart and big on talent cast is now a welcome addition to the Broadway musical scene. . . Read More
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Waitress
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New York Off-Broadway
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Nantucket Sleigh Ride - John Guare's stylishly staged but not always easy to follow memory play. . . Read More

Juno and the Paycock
Juno and the Paycock The middle play of Sean'Casey's Dublin trilogy in a deeply moving and remarkably relevant production as part of the Irish Rep's O'Casey Season Read More
If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhf*cka - Extended to 4/0519! Another teen self image issues play, this one set in a fictional Nigerian Village. Read More
Surely Goodness and Mercy
Surely Goodness and Mercy - an uplifting exploration of defying the odds and having the guts to be generous. Read More
The Mother
The Mother - Isabelle Huppert stars as the title character in this chapter of Florian Zeller's trilogy about mental illness— in this case dementia triggered by empty nest syndrome and anxiety about aging. . . Read More
Daddy
Daddy - A deluxe production of a not quite readyv for prime time play co-produced by the New Group and Vineyard Theatre, and starring Alan Cumming in the title role. . . Read More

fleabag
Fleabag - This extended monologue on sex, dating, pornography, masturbation, dysfunctional families, and more is not for the easily offended. . .Read More

Superhero
Superhero - Overall, this musical has quite a few nice moments but they are just not quite super enough to insure its success. Read More

The Cake
The Cake - You may not agree with Debra Jo Rupp's refusal to bake a cake for a same sex wedding, but you'll enjoy the 90 minutes you spent with her at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage I. . . Read More

 
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Sea Wall / A Life - Do 2 stellar actors, 2 successful playwrights, 2 thematically linked monologues add up to truly electic theatrical experience? Read More

Hurricane Diane
Hurricane Diane Madeleine George's play nods to Euripides' The Bacchae as it focuses on the very contemporary problem of climate change. . .Read More

Boesman and Lena
Boesman and Lena - A powerfully directed and performed new production of Athol Fugard's play. . .Read More

Alice By Heart
Alice By Heart - a new musical by the Spring Awakening team initiates MCC's beautiful new main stage. . . Read More

Merrily We Roll Along
Merrily We Roll Along - Fiasco's entertaining if still imperfect look at Sondheim's "popular" flop. . . Read More

fidder
Fiddler On the Roof - The not to be missed Yiddish version of the golden era's most perfect musical is now uptown. . . Read More

The Price Of Thomas Scott
The Price Of Thomas Scott - With its latest rescue mission the Mint Theater Company has returned to that corner of theatrical attic reserved for forgotten and under appreciated women playwrights Read More

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark - Lynn Nottage's satire gets a new production at the Pershing Square Signature Center. . . Read More


The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O'Casey
The Shadow of a Gunman - The Irish Rep launches its Sean O'Casey season with his Dublin trilogy's first play. . . Read More

The Light
The Light - a provocotative new play launches MCC's handsome new second stage Read More

The Dance of Death
The Dance of Death - Strindberg's warring couple newly evisioned by Conor McPherson, stylishly staged and performed Read More

A Man For All Seasons
A Man For All Seasons - Despite its relevance, this this revival lacks the theater qualities to rivet an audience. Read More

Eddie and Dave
Eddie and Dave - interesting cross gender casting but essential only for Van Halen devotees. . . Read More

colin quinn
Colin Quinn Red State Blue State - Extended to 3/16!Colin Quinn's observations on the chaotic state of our Union.... Read More

About Alice
About Alice - A page to stage version Calvin Trillin's love letter to his late wife Read More

LaBute New Theater Festival
LaBute New Theater Festival - Three One-Act Plays by Neil LaBute - all three plays are calculated to sting, surprise and stir up the kind of feelings you might otherwise not care to acknowledge.
Blueberry Hill
On Blueberry Hill -a short play buoyed by riveting performances. . .Read More

The Jungle
The Jungle - this powerful chronicle a real-life, pop-up community and its principled residents speaks powerfully to the way the Trump government is handling refugees languishing at United States borders and held in federal custody. That's the polyvalent nature of dramatic art. Read More
Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge - Abby Rosebrook's play is blessed by having Marin Ireland and a stellar ensemble to portray the damaged people in her play set in a religious halfway house in Appalachia. . . Read More

Nassim
Nassim - The current Barrow Street Theatrical production arrived in New York just in time for the holidays. But its message about the power of language to connect people in unsettled times will mean something long after the holidays are gone. Read More
 The Other Josh Cohen
The Other Josh Cohen - this award winning, amusing little musical in a new production at the Westside Theater. . . Read More
Gloria: A Life
Gloria: A Life -Now running through March 31, 2019! A dynamically staged look at America's best known feminist's life. . .Read More
fiddler
Fiddler on the Roof The show will move uptown to Stage 42 from 2/11/19; opening 2/21/19 - The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's (NYTF) excellent Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof as directed by Joel Grey makes us fall in love with Tevye, his wife, Golde, and his three daughters all over again. Read More
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London

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The Twilight Zone The 1950s television programme is brought to stage with a medley of stories . . . . Read More

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Waitress - Broadway hit musical comedy Waitress brings pies to London . . . Read More

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The Son Florian Zeller's latest play on his theme of the family and mental illness . . . . Read More

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Berberian Sound Studio Joel Horwood's stage version of a 2012 thriller film based on the Italian Giallo genre and David Lynch . . . . Read More

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Equus Peter Shaffer's classic play gets the best production of its lifetime . . . . Read More

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Shipwrecked Anne Washburn's new play about the Liberal reaction to the Trump presidency . . . . Read More

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9 to 5 - Dolly Parton's musical about sexism in the workplace comes to London . . . . Read More
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Home I'm Darling Katherine Parkinson stars in this comedy about life as a retro-housewife in the 1950s . . . . Read More

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Agnes Colander- Trevor Nunn directs this unproduced play by Harley Granville Barker about a woman artist . . . . Read More

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The American Clock A rare Arthur Miller history of the Great Depression gets a London showing . . . . Read More


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All About Eve Ivo van Hove's fascinating adaptation of an iconic film with Gillian Anderson and Lily James . . . . Read More

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The Price Arthur Miller's play about a dysfunctional family has David Suchet in the lead as a second hand furniture dealer . . . . Read More

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Cougar Rose Lewenstein's new play examines the relationship between an older woman and a young man half her age ... Read More

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Thriller Live The show which features Michael Jackson's music celebrates its 10th year . . . . Read More

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Witness for the Prosecution Agatha Christie's novel is dramatized in the magnificent setting of a 1920s Edwardian Baroque council chamberwith exciting director Lucy Bailey in charge. . . . Read More
Caroline, Or Change
Caroline, Or Change -Sharon D Clarke earns standing ovations as Caroline in Tony Kushner's musical autobiography . . . . Read More


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Fiddler on the roof Trevor Nunn directs this new production at the Menier Chocolate Factory . . . . . Read More
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The Lehman Trilogy- a look at the origins of the bank which failed spectacularly in 2008, with a British star cast and Sam Mendes as director . . . Read More
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Company Stephen Sondheim's Company gets a meaningful and invigorating makeover with Bobby becoming Bobbie and starring Rosalie Craig and Patti Lupone . . . . Read More
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Mythic The God of the Underworld Hades is the most attractive prospect in this musical myth of the girl and those fateful pomegranate seeds . . . . Read More
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Othello English Touring Theatre bring their stimulating production of Othello on tour . . . . Read More
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Six Henry VIII's famous succession of six wives form the basis for this feminist, satirical and thrilling musical peopled by pop princesses . . . . Read More
 Tina
Tina Tina opens in London with a fabulous new star Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner . . . . Read More
Hamilton
Hamilton The Hamilton phenomenon takes London by storm . . . Read More
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New Jersey
The Immigrant
The Immigrant -This tender and enjoyable saga embraces a personal chronicle spanning eighty years beginning in 1909.< Read More
The Gods of Comedy
The Gods of Comedy - the newest farce by Ken Ludwig at the McCarter. . . Read More

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California
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Hype Man - Idris Goodman's play, unfolds over 90 exciting and challenging minutes . . Read More


CONNECTICUT
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Good Faith: Four Chats About Race and the New Haven Fire Department - Karen Hartma's documentary drama not Yale Rep's finest hour. . . Read More

Washington - DC
Queen of Basel
Queen of Basel - this world premiere by Hilary Bettis throws one liners around like someone who is cleaning out a closet. Read More
Admissions
Admissions Extended again to 3/17!
to 3/17!- Jonathan Harmon's play in a fine DC productionRead More
play-wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong - For a show, the kind that takes place in a theater, as opposed to, say, the White House or Congress, that deserves the label "farce," Washington audiences need look no further than the Kennedy Center. . . Read More
An Inspector Calls
An Inspector Calls - a brilliantly staged and acted revival starting on noe in DC and then touring to LA, Boston and Chicago . . . Read More
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