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John Lithgow: Stories By Heart
John Lithgow: Stories By Heart - Oodles of charm and talent. . .but best for fans of audio books and solo plays Read More
Farinelli And The King
Farinelli and the King - Music director/composer Claire Van Kampen's first play reimagines the unusual story of a deranged 18th century Spanish King and famous opera star and . . . with her husband Mark Rylance to handle the "kinging" . . . Read More
The Children
The Children - this apocalyptic story of what could indeed happen more than occasionally, isn't exactly easy to promote as holiday fare. Still, it is indeed to be savored for its fine writing, direction and acting. Read More
Meteor Shower
Meteor Shower - There are tons of people at the Booth Theater getting a really big bang from the bucks they spent on tickets; their enthusiasm no doubt fueled by their enthusiasms for Amy Shumer's TV stand-up routines and long love affair with Steve Martin's off-kilter humor. . . Read More
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical - Embodied by a caper-cutting dynamo named Ethan Slater, Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants joins a long list of cartoon characters who have gravitated to the Broadway stage. Read More
Once On This Island
Once On This Island - This musical may be small in its scope, but when compared to some, it achieves its own sense of grandness by being both magical and seductive— an unbeatable combination. Read More
Parisian Woman
The Parisian Woman - Uma Tnurman stars in Beau {House of Cards} Willimon's behind-the-tweets send-up of the political and sexual peccadillos of members and wannabe power players in the Trump administrationRead More
Latin History For Morons
Latin History For Morons -John Leguizamo solo moves to Broadway Read More
The Band's Visit on Broadway - Charming as ever. Don't miss it! Read More
Anastasia - The famous Russian princess fairy tale boasts a top team Read More
hello dolly
Hello, Dolly! - Jerry Herman's bouncy score plus Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce -- and, as of 1/20/18 Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber. . . Read More
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong - this British farce glows with antic performances 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
 A Bronx Tale
A Bronx Tale - Chazz Palminteri's solo play gets yet another life as a Broadway musical. . . Read More
Waitress - Sara Bareilles now stars!
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 School of Rock
School of Rock - It's a large, loud show with a totally improbable plot but it;s impossible not to root for its ensemble of super talented kids . . . . Read More
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New York Off-Broadway
 Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story
Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story - a finely acted and staged version of Mr. Albee's first play that's now a two-act play that takes us to Peter's home before heading to his park bench meet-up with a volatile drifter. Read More
Kings - Playwright Sarah Burgess takes on the alliances of our legislators and the influence peddling lobbyists and their paid matchmakers. . . Read More
Is God Is
Is God Is - SoHo Rep. moves back into its former home with a clever pulp-inspired revenge fantasia by Aleshea Harris. Read More
A Walk With Mr.Heifetz - James Inverne's interesting but didactic play Read More
Flight - A nontraditional theatrical experience at the McKittrick Hotel presents a timely story about two brothers fleeing Afghanistan for England. Read More
The Bar Mitzvah Boy - the invaluable York Theater's Musical Mufti series' new version of little knon Jule Styne musical. . . Read More
In and Of Itself
In and Of Itself - a look at this combination one-man bioplay and magic show as it heads into its 4th extension. . . Read More
Imperfect Love
Imperfect Love - Despite a lack of structural clarity this remains an intriguing picture of a celebrated playwright and actress, at a time when newer styles came into vogue. . . . Read More
In the Body of the World
In the Body of the World - Director Diane Paulus has helped Eve Ensler turn her cancer memoir into a visually and emotionally powerful solo play Read More
Hangmen - Martin McDonagh's first stage play in ten hears something of a homecoming for McDonagh since it's at the Atlantic Theater where The Beauty Queen of Leenane premiered and built his reputation as a playwright of appallingly entertaining plays Read More
 Fire And Air
Fire And Air -Extended to 3/02! Terrence McNally's play about the dance world could use some dancing Read More
Cardinal - at the end of its fast-paced and provocative 90 minutes, Greg Pierce's new play is a mixed bag— one of those frustrating plays that coulda-shoulda-been-better. Read More

Jimmy Titanic by Bernard McMullan
Jimmy Titanic by Bernard McMullan - Written for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, this widely produced solo is still floating along just fine at the Irish rep. .. Read More
He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box
He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box - Adrienne Kennedy is renowned for a style of dramatic writing that's all her own. And this new play is as poetic, mysterious, and intricately structured as one might expect from her past work.. .Read More
Party Face
Party Face -a superabundance of laughs and true confessions but at the end, it lacks significance and is just old hat. . . Read More
The Homecoming Queen - Ngozi Anyanwu's play is a familiar yet unique story about one woman's return to the home she both loves and hates . . . Read More
Balls - The famous Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs "Battle of the Sexes" match serves as a lively framework for fifty years of social history. . . Read More
Miles For Mary
Miles For Mary - Extended again to 2/25! Anyone who's ever been in a school office will immediately recognize the verisimilitude of the set created for The Mad Ones Read More
Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play -last year's Fringe International Encore Series hit returns for a run at the SoHo Playhouse Read More
Until the Flood
Until the Flood - Perhaps the real take-away from Dael Olandersmith's solo play is that the conversation on racism in our country must continue and that many voices need to be heard. . . . Read More
Hindle Wakes
Hindle Wakes - The Mint does it again with its latest re-discovery: a 100-year-old play about a once shocking illicit weekend. . . Read More
Ballyturk - Enda Walsh at St. Ann's Warehouse Read More
disco pigs
Disco Pigs - Extended to 3/04/18! Enda Walsh's break-through 2-hander revived at the Irish Rep in Chelsea Read More
Mankind - Robert O'Hara's interesting but overstuffed cautionary dystopian tale about a world without women. . . Read More
20th Century Blues
20th Century Blues - Susan Miller's engaging play gives four women over age 60 a chance to display their considerable talents. . . Read More
Red Roses Green Gold
Red Roses Green Gold - a show in which group participation means more than any anticipation as to what to expect next
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney ToddExtended again to 5/27/18! -the Demon Barber's story goes immersive, its thrilling music intact and the pies and mash served before show time are delicious . . .Read More
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Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night- Eugene O'Neill's play is directed by Richard Eyre and stars Jeremy Irons. . . Read More
Dry Powder
Dry Powder This Wall Street comedy is a real pleasure with Hayley Atwell as an uber tough businesswoman. . . Read More
The Ungrateful Biped Philip Goodhew adapts and performs Dosteyevsky's Notes From Underground as a video diary of a man questioning his own value in this paradoxical play . ­. . Read More

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar Nicholas Hytner's first Shakespearean play at his new theatre immerses the audience in the thrilling enactment of the murder . ­. . Read More
Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart - Schiller's historical play looks at the psychological similarities between Elizabeth I and her cousin, the captive, Mary Queen of Scots. Read More
Girl From the North Country
Girl From the North Country Conor McPherson writes the play to accompany Bob Dylan's songs set in Dylan's birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota which transfers to London's West End . . . Read More -
My Mum's a Twat
My Mum's a Twat Anoushka Warden's first play speaks through her teenage self about her mother who got caught up in a love and meditation cult . ­. . Read More
Into the Numbers
Into the Numbers - Christopher Chen's play is a harrowing account of research into what was termed the Rape of Nanking and the impact on those who write about genocide . . . Read More
Hamilton The Hamilton phenomenon takes London by storm . . . Read More
The Grinning Man
The Grinning Man Based on the Victor Hugo story The Grinning Man may be hoping to recruit some Les Miserables fans who have a taste for the decidedly weird. . . . Read More
Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross Mamet's classic play about real estate salesmen comes into The Playhouse starring Christian Slater and Stanley Townsend . . . Read More
Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks tightens up the musical version of his movie for London's opening of a quirky show with tunes and laughter . . . Read More -
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New Jersey
Razorhurst - The bouncy and often raunchy score serves the integrity of the era as it propels Tilly and Kate to the end of their entertaining 90-minute visit . . ...
American Hero -cleverly constructed and emotionally gripping ninety-five minute play.
The Outsider - a company of expert farceurs appear committed to keeping the Paper Mill's audiences laughing louder and longer than they have in a long time..
A Good Farmer - American Theater Group has picked a fine new play for its inaugural production.
The Calling
The Calling - a taut eighty-minute play in which God's messenger is pitted against the Devil's executioner. Read More

Report from Philadelphia, a Theater Town - A look at touring productions and new takes on Passing Strange and Copenhagen Read More
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Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue
Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue - The first part of Quiara Alegria Hudes's trilogy at the Kirk Douglas Theatre . . Read More
Pirates of Pencanze
Pirates of Pencanze - Gilbert & Sullivan still lots of fun. . Read More
Rotterdam - a bravem play that really is for everyone. . . Read More
deLEARious - The Open Fist Theatre Company's revival of Ron West and Phillip Swan's musical comedy . . Read More

Washington - DC
Noura - Loosely based on Ibsen's tragic heroine in A Doll's House, this is a sad, thought-provoking take on the lives of refugees forced to adjust their lives and expectations.. . Read More
 Light Years
Light Years - With judicious cuts, this concert with through line show could have a bright future. . . Read More
Hamlet - Michael Urie's very modern and lively Hamlet . . Read More
The Humans
The Humans - Stephen Karam's multi-award winning play is blessed with a very fine cast at the Kennedy Center in DC . . . Read More
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Field Guide
Field Guide - Give Yale credit for world premiering a contemporary work of imagination. Those expecting an insight into The Brothers Karamazov will be unsatisfied. Those who throw caution to the winds will be amused. Possibly most theatergoers will be somewhere in the middle Read More

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