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Ink - James Graham's play has been staged with stupendous originality and style and is performed with gusto by a large cast, made even larger with double casting. Read More

Hillary & Clinton
Hillary and Clinton - Laurie Metcalf is the chief reason to see Lucas Hath's imagined fly-on-the-wall peek at three scenes from a complicated marriage made even more complicated by. politics and marriage. Read More

Burn This
Burn This - Lanford Wilson's 32-year-old play is given new, if not entirely sucessful life at the Hudson Theater . .. Read More

Oklahoma! - Daniel Fish's new look at the musical that launched the golden age of musicals. . .the ear hugging tunes are still there, but with a far less sunny interpretation. . . Read More

King Lear -this is indeed a not to be missed star turn by Jackson, with enough positive assets to overcome the directorial missteps. Read More

What the Constitution Means to Me - Heidy Schreck's ever more relevant play on Broadway Read More

ain't too proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations - No less than thirty-one Motown songs are performed with a slick and polished vigor in Broadway's newest jukebox musical. . . Read More

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

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

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
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
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
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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The Pain of My Belligerence
The Pain of My Belligerence - Halley Feiffer's look at the terrible toll toxic masculinity can take on both gendersH Read More

Socrates - Justice,friendship, virtue,poetry,theater, death, democracy! Tim Blake Nelson takes us through a Socrates' wide ranging philosophical ponderings about the meaning of life within the context of his lifetime Read More

Mrs. Murray's Menagerie
Mrs. Murray's Menagerie - Ars Nova launches its moves to a new home with a new play devised by The Mad Ones . . . Read More
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - In TNFA's production the ensemble's choreography is a major plus Read More

The Cradle Will Rock
The Cradle Will Rock -Marc Blitzstein's allegorical play with music revived by John Doyle at Classic StageRead More

Faust 2.0
Faust 2.0 - An intriguing modernization of Goethe's dense tragedy gets lost in a multimedia spectacle. Read More

Do You Feel Anger?
Do You Feel Anger? hilarious/often chilling play that moves gainfully from silly to serious to surreal Read More
Ain't No Mo' - There are some things you can't pack in a suitcase. This becomes glaringly evident in Jordan E. Cooper's new play currently heating up the boards at the Public's LuEsther Hall. Read More


The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy - Three superb actors lead us through the journey of three immigrant brothers' from Bavaria to America, from store keepers to bankers, from "too big to fail" to failure . . .Read More

White Devil - If A Game of Thrones is your kind of series, you'll find a lot to like about the Red Bull Theater production of John Webster's play Read More

smart Blonde
Smart Blonde- timely tribute to a very talented woman. . .Read More

White Noise - Suzan-Lori Parks inventive new play, beautifully staged and performed at the Public Theater. . .Read More

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

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

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 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

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
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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The Phlebotomist Ella Road's futuristic play looks at the rise of the fittest and the finest with its implications for the rest of us . . . . Read More

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

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

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

9to5 lon19
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton's musical about sexism in the workplace comes to London . . . . Read More
Home I'm Darling Katherine Parkinson stars in this comedy about life as a retro-housewife in the 1950s . . . . Read More

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

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

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

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

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
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
Othello English Touring Theatre bring their stimulating production of Othello on tour . . . . Read More
Tina Tina opens in London with a fabulous new star Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner . . . . Read More
Hamilton The Hamilton phenomenon takes London by storm . . . Read More
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The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie Noise Within's production sets a firm course for this journey with four performers guiding the ship with equal finesse . . Read More

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


Washington - DC
Junk - Ayad Akhtar's play takes on the high-flying finance boys of the New York stock market in the 1980's. . . Read More

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel - The immediate reaction to walking into Signature Theatre's splendid production is awe. Paul Tate Depoo III's set, redolent of old Europe, is magnificent. Much of the audience would be happy to check in immediately. Read More
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
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The world has gone mad today/ And good's bad today/ And black's white today/ And day's night today/ And that gent today/ You gave a cent today/ Once had several chateaux …/ Anything goes.

Just think of those shocks you've got/ And those knocks you've got/ And those blues you've got/ From that news you've got/ And those pains you've got/ (If any brains you've got). . ./ 'Cause Franklin knows/ Anything goes.

—Cole Porter lyric quoted in Thomas Friedman's 3/06/09 New York Times column The Trump Musical: 'Anything Goes'.

You gotta crawl around in another man's skin 'fore you can really know him —Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mckingbird

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more— the famous quote by the newscaster of Paddy Chayefsky's film now back as a Broadway playstarring Bryan Cranston.

The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated.— Eliza Doolittle back on the boards this season both in Shaw's Pygmalion and the beloved musical My Fair Lady.

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