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Broadway
Cats. . .Back on Broadway
Cats. . .Back on Broadway - choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler brings new visual excitement to this critic proof mega-hit that now puts Andrew Lloyd Webber's name on three Broadway marquees Read More
Paramour
Paramour - Cirque du Soleil tackles Broadway as a real musical Read More
waitress
Waitress - a promising Broadway debut for singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and another award-winning performance by Jessie Mueller
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The Humans
The Humans - Our review Stephen Karam's family drama on Broadway. . . Read More
 Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof -Closing 12/31/16 . . .this is still as close as you can get to a perfect musical and a memorable Teyve courtesy of Danny Burstein . . . . Read More
 The Color Purple
The Color Purple - a rewarding show thanks to some powerful performances . . . . Read More
 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
Review links to all currently running Broadway and Off-Broadway shows
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New York Off-Broadway

 The Trial Of An American President
The Trial Of An American President - a well-intentioned courtroom drama by a politically passionate but inexperienced playwright. . . Read More
All the Ways to Say I Love You - Extended to 10/23!Judith Light lights up the stage in this Neil LaBute solo at the Lortel Theater. . . Read More
Underground Railroad Game
Underground Railroad GameExtended to 10/29! - this provocative theater piece by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard, has arrived at a turbulent juncture in relations among this country's varied communities, Read More
Nat Turner In Jerusalem
Nat Turner In Jerusalem - Nat Turner's famous rebellion retold by Nathan Alan Davis in a spare, small-scale New York Theatre Workshop production Read More
What Did You Expect
What Did You Expect - The second of Richard Nelson's trilogy about the Gabriels of Rhinebeck, New York set within the context of the endless and surreal presidential campaign. Read More
Hamlet
Hamlet - The Mobile Unit's production staring award-winning Brit Chukwudi Iwuji at the Public's downtown home Read More
A Taste of Honey - the Pearl's lively and still relevant revival of the ground breaking play Shelagh Delaney wrote at the ripe old age of 18. . .
Maestro
Maestro - The mutlti-faceted Hershey Felder's take on the life and music of the complex and multi-faceted Leonard Bernstein produced by his own aptly named production company Eighty-Eight Entrtainment. Read More
The Birds
The Birds -What's on display at 59E59 is an intriguing amalgam of the late English novelist and her 21st century interpreter, Conor McPherson.

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Marie and Rosetta
Marie and Rosetta -Extended to 9/16! A fact based play with music which almost compensates for the flawed script Read More
Aubergine
Aubergine - Julia Cho's sad yet often funny meditaton on death and dying at Playwrights Horizon Read More
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The Wolves
The Wolves - Extended to 9/29/16credibly realized personalities are given keen dramatic shape by playwright Sarah Delappe Read More
Fiorello!
- A lively young cast's Off-Broadway debuts in Bock & Harnick's Tony and Pulitzer winning fledgling musical Read More
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Spamilton
Spamilton Extended to 12/31!- It was inevitable that Gerard Alessandrini would find the rap rage that has taken over the spotlight on Broadway with the mega hit Hamilton. . . Read More
The Trojan Women
The Trojan Women - The Flea grapples with the intrinsic difficulties of Euripides's anti-war drama. Read More
Caught
Caught - Christopher Chen's surprise-filled comedy Read More
12th Night
Twelfth Night - The Public Works Musical adaptation headlined by Broadway Stars and a 200-member ensemble from all over New York Read More
The Layover
The Layover - Patricia Highsmith's noir fiction redux. . .via Lesley Headland Read More
A Day by the Sea
A Day by the Sea -Extended to 10/23 The Mint has done it again, given theater goers a chance to experience a play in which not happens except a lot of well developed characters revealing their lives, and life in general's complexities through consistently smart dialogue that still resonates. . . Read More
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Quietly
Quietly - Extended to 9/25! Taut and tension-filled play set in post "troubles Belfast Read More
Oslo
Oslo - The play will transfer to the Vivian Beaumont in Spring 2017!J. T. Rogers's 3-hour long, fact-based political drama manages to be a fascinating, never boring theatrical outing. . . Read More
Small Mouth Sounds
Small Mouth Sounds Extended to 10/09/16- Bess Wohl's clever non-verbal play gets a second run Off-Broadway Read More
Cagney
Cagney - The York Theater Company's big-little bio-musical transfers to the Westside Theatre for an open runRead More
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London

Father Comes Home From the Wars
Father Comes Home From the Wars The first three plays in Suzan-Lori Parks nine part history of African-Americans from the Civil War to the present day mimics a Greek Odyssey . . . Read More -
Things I Know to Be True
Things I Know to Be True - a study of the four grown up children of a marriage, each of whom faces a challenging time living up to the expectation of their loving parents . . . . Read More
Torn
Torn Nathaniel Martello-White's Torn looks at a family in denial about the abuse meted out to a young girl, Angel and the damage to her . . . . . Read More -
Labyrinth
Labyrinth Beth Steel's new play examines what led up to the Latin American Banking crisis in the 1970s through the rise and fall career of one American banker . . . . . Read More
Unfaithful
Unfaithful - In the intimate space that is pop up theatre Found 111 comes a play by Owen McCaffery about infidelity . . . Read More
The Entertainer
The Entertainer More - Kenneth Branagh's last production of his season at The Garrick revives the play that broke Olivier's mould as a classical actor
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day As they launched Matilda six years ago, Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus started planning another musical venture based on the movie Groundhog Day. . . . Read More -
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - John Tiffany's startling production of the eighth story in the Harry Potter series charms fans and Muggles alike in the theatrical event of the year . . . . . Read More -
French Without Tears
French Without Tears Terence Rattigan's erudite and sparklingly witty play comes back to the Orange Tree before touring. Unmissable! . . . . Read More -
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Macbeth
Macbeth Iqbal Khan directs Ray Fearon and Tara Fitzgerald at Shakespeare's Globe in the Scottish play of poetry, ambition and murder. . . Read More -
2Aladdin
Aladdin The Genie and the opulent costumes and sets will make Aladdin a magic carpet ride. . . Read More
 Motown: the Musical
Motown: the Musical London gets Berry Gordon's story of his record label Tamla Motown and the stars he discovered. . . Read More
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New Jersey
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Bathing in Moonlight
Bathing in Moonlight - a glint of the magical realism and a gift for dramatic lyricism that is at the heart of Cruz's talent Read More
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Red Velvet
Red Velvet - an accomplished ensemble of actors that is bringing vividness to Chakrabarti's real life characters Read More
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Las Cruces
Las Cruces - on the mark with effusive dialogue that often bristles Read More
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Iago
Iago - the petty feuding and the petulant fussing between a married theatrical couple and a scheming actor Read More
 Pump Boys and Dinettes
Pump Boys and Dinettes - amiable mix of country-styled music and home-grown corn Read More



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California
Haunted House Party
Haunted House Party - Alas, it's a sad day when the classiest thing about an evening with the Troubadour Theater Company's Troubies is their exit . . . Read More
Captain of the Bible Quiz Team
Captain of the Bible Quiz Team - I would urge all thoughtful theater-goers to visit one of the rotating churches around L.A where Mark Jacobson's sensitive treatment of a potent spiritual conundrum is being staged. . . Read More


Philadelphia

Stupid Bird
Stupid F**ingBird - Aaron Posner's much produced take on Chekhov at the theater he co-founded Read More
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Washington - DC
Cloud 9
Cloud 9 - Well cast revival of Caryl Churchill's play in DC . . Read More
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Connecticut
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