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Broadway
A Doll's House, Part 2
A Doll's House, Part 2 - Lucas Hnuth's highly original sequel to Ibsen's classic adds yet another terrific new play to the Broadway season. . . Read More
anastasia
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 . . .no wonder this old-fashioned musical is the season's hottest ticket. . . Read More
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day - Even an injured knee can't keep Andy Karl from making our visit to Punxsutawney, Pa. fun . . . Read More
Bandstand
Bandstand - The masterful choreographer of Hamilton and a first-class musical theater team have concocted a show that mixes music inspired by the swing era with an overall sensibility that's up-to-the-minute.. .Read More
Six Degrees Of Separation
Six Degrees Of Separation - John Guare's 1990 hit makes a stylish Broadway comeback. . . Read More
The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes - our review now covers a report on both Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon's performances. . .Extended to July 2nd! Read More
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The exceptionally talented Christian Borle plays Willie Wonka with exhilarating ferocity. . .Read More
Hello, Dolly Featur
Hello Dollys. . .They Never Say Good-Bye - A recollection triggered by the latest Hello, Dolly on Broadway Read More
indecent
Indecent - Paula Vogel's more relevant than ever homage to the power (and danger) of creativity and dissent. . .Read More
War Paint
War Paint -musical stars Patty LuPone and Christine Ebersole do their utmost to make to stars of the beauty industry fascinating. . . Read More
Oslo
Oslo - it's a talky play, but the talk is wonderful in this welcome Broadway production Read More
Present Laughter
Present Laughter - Kevin Kline as Noel Coward's self-absorbed Garry Essendine and a topnotch cast once again prove there's nothing insignificant about wit and laughter in an age weighed down by significantly weighty issues. . . Read More
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong - this British farce glows with antic performances Read More
Sweat
Sweat - 2017 Pulitzer Winner! The Trump presidency makes the story of Lynn Nottage's under-educated, blue collar workers more relevant than ever. . . Read More
Miss Saigon
Miss Saigon - Claude-Michel Schönberg-Alain Boublil- Richard Maltby Jr musical is back at the same theater where it made its long running Broadway debut-- and so is the helicopter. . .Read More
Come From Away
Come From Away - Its uplift message has helped this fact-based musical fly from Canada to Broadway. . . Read More
Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park with George - A splendid revival of this century's premiere musical theater artist's masterpiece about a 19th century painter's masterpiece .. Read More
Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard - Has-been movie star Norma Desmond' may not be ready for her close-up as she claims, but Glenn Close is not only ready but better than ever in her reprise of the demented Norma. . . Read More
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812 - (update to now cover both Josh Groban and understudy Scott Stangland's as Pierre in the little musical engine that could at Broadway's 1000-seat Imperial theater. . . 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
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
waitress
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
The Whirligig
The Whirligig - Hamish Linklater dons his playwright's hat for a complex story about how the untimely death of a young woman sends her parents and others who knew her into a whirligig of grief and guilt. . . Read More
The Lucky One
The Lucky One -A.A. Milne's 1922 play about sibling rivalry among the upper class gets another go by the Mint Theater. . . Read More
Sojourner/Portmanteau
Sojourner & Her Portmanteau - two chapters of an ambitious cycle about a Nigerian-American famiy playing in repertory at New York Theatre Workshop Read More
Derren Brown: Secret
Derren Brown: Secret - The British mentalist and illusionist pulls out his full bag of tricks for his Atlantic Theater debut Read More
Venus
Venus - Suzan-Lori Parks 1996 play given a vivid new production as part of her Signature Residency Read More
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me - A Brooklyn artist and single-mother falls for Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton across time in this quirky musical.. . Read More
Happy Days
Happy Days - Dianne Wiest joins a roster of distinguished stage performers who have undertaken the role over the 56 years since its premiere Read More
Pacific Overtures - Stephen Sondheim's complex musical given a timely political focus with drastic, but brilliant new staging John Doyle. . . Read More
The Roundabout
The Roundabout - This little known J.B. Priestly 1932 comedy belongs within the once revered "drawing room" genre wherein trifling but also unsettling issues, both romantic and familial, got their due with lots of ado. . . . Read More
The Antipodes
The Antipodes Extended yet again to 6/11!- Annie Baker applies her ear for authentic dialogue to a surreal-flavored story about the stories that shape our lives . . . Read More
Rebel in the Soul
Rebel in the Soul - Larry Kirwan dishes up a slice of Irish history Read More
Vanity FairExtended to 5/27! - Thackeray's epic story given the stylish Bedlam treatment at the Pearl Theater Read More
Church and State
Church and State - a new play about faith, politics, and the power of social media at New World Stages Read More
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney ToddExtended to 12/31! -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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Spamilton
Spamilton Extended again to 12/28/17!- 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
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Cagney
Cagney - Closing 5/28! The York Theater Company's big-little bio-musical transfers to the Westside Theatre for an open runRead More
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London

Othello
Othello The Tobacco Factory and English Touring Theatre's Othello is the best I have ever seen for clarity and understanding. We were blown away by Mark Lockyer's Iago and Abraham Popoola's Othello . . . Read More -
Manwatching - A play written by an anonymous woman playwright read unseen by an unprepared man. . . Read More

The Duchess of Malfi
The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster's Jacobean Tragedy is played in the wonderful setting of an old London church . . . Read More -
The Ferryman
The FerrymanJez Butterworth's epic successor to Jerusalem is set in a family in Northern Ireland among the troubles and has its West End transfer booked . . . Read More -

Shit-Faced Shakespeare
Shit-Faced Shakespeare A Hangover or just fun? Read More
Don Juan in Soho
Don Juan in Soho Don Juan is back in Soho, and welcome . . . Read More
An American in Paris
An American in Paris London's Dominion Theatre welcomes the Tony award winning musical of An American in Paris with its balletic dance and fabulous visuals . . . Read More -
The Girls
The Girls Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's charming musical about the middle aged women who stripped off for a nude charity calendar is delightful, poignant and well worth seeing . . . Read More -
Cautionary Tales for Daughters
Cautionary Tales for Daughters Tanya Holt's delightful evening of received wisdom in the form of satirical song . . . 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 -
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New Jersey

The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice - the first production of Merchant at STNJ in seventeen years and it is excellent
Intimate Apparel
Intimate Apparel - Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's beautiful play gets a lovely revival Read More
Juliet
&Juliet - Robert Caisley's provides the audience with some gripping confrontations and as many tension-creating incidents. . . Read More
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