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Broadway
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 acolyptic 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
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
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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
 
Junk
Junk - If Shakespeare were still with us and writing history plays about kings and those seeking to usurp them, he'd not be looking to Holinshed's Chronicles for plot ideas. Instead, like Ayad Akhtar, he'd subscribe to the Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times to find his dramatic personae . . . Read More
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M.Butterfly - closing early-12/17/17! David Henry Hwang's bizarre East-West socio-political romance, updated and back on Broadway. . . Read More
Time and the Conways - J. B. Priestley's 1937 "time play" presents us with a diverse representatives of the British middle class attempting to prosper and regain its equilibrium in the years between the two great world wars. . 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 -- and, as of 1/20/18 Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber. . . Read More
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Closing 1/18/18! - The exceptionally talented Christian Borle plays Willie Wonka with exhilarating ferocity. . .Read More
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong - this British farce glows with antic performances 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
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
Cats. . .. . .Closing on Broadway 12/30/17 and heading for the road with a new castRead 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
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night, or What You Will - Fiasco Theater takes up residence at Classic Stage Company for a simple, satisfying production of one of Shakespeare's best plays. Read More
bulldpzer
Bulldozer - Robert Moses brought back to life in new rock musical Read More
xmas carol
A Christmas Carol - Dickens' holiday classic at the Merchant House Museum. . . Read More
Describe the Night
Describe the Night- Rajiv Joseph's epic history play is a thematic take on how a fiction writer's technique of making up stories tends to be used as a weapon to rewrite the truth. . . Read More
Hundred Days
Hundred Days - A stirring concept concert with narrative segues Read More
It's a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play - If you're finding these dim days of December are a little dimmer than usual, give your heart cheer and your soul comfort with the pure goodness of a show that celebrates people who love, comfort and care for each other. Read More
new group play at Signature center
Downtown Race Riot - Terrific performances but though playwright Seth Zvi Rosenfeld toys with a good many subjects, he never grapples with any of the stereotypes in an insightful way.Read More
Mobile Unit Winter's Tale - When it comes to classical theater this holiday season, this may well be the best theater bargain in New York.

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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
Muswell Hill
Muswell Hill - The characters in Betts’s play deploy their idiosyncrasies as well as defend their ideologies cleverly, and often ruefully. Read More
Harry Clarke
Harry Clarke Extended again to 12/23!- Though I generally prefer plays calling for more than one actor on stage, I'm always ready to be smitten. All it takes is a really unique concept and a superb soloist— case in point, playwright-songwriter David Cale's Harry Clarke, starring Billy Crudup. Read More
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School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play extended to 12/31!- Jocelyn Bioh's snappy comedy provides a fresh take on the comedy of high school drama. Read More
Pride and Prejudice - The talented Kate Hamill stars in her farcical adaptation of Austin's famous novel. . . Read More
The Mad Mad Ones - Prospect Theater's new musical at 59E59 Read More
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Actually
Actually - Anna Ziegler's 2nd new play, now extended a week 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
The Last Match
The Last Match - Anna Ziegler uses tennis as metaphor for the universal game of life. Though you don't have to be a tennis buff to get caught up in the play, a page or insert providing a glossary of tennis lingo and scoring rules would enhance a non-aficionado's enjoyment. Read More
The Home Place
The Home Place extended to 12/17- Brian Friel's final visit to Ballybeg at the Irish Rep Read More
Tiny Beautiful Things
Tiny Beautiful Things - Sheryl Strayed's "Sugar" adapted and performed by Nia Vardalos is back for an encore run at the Publis's Newman Theater. . . s Read More
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange - A new stage adaptation of Anthony Burgess's novel joins 1984 in a hot season for dystopia on stage. Read More
Curvy Widow - Extended to 12/31--and performances now include a Thursday matinee.. . . Read More
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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Spamilton
SpamiltonClosing 1/07/18!- 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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London

Misalliance
Misalliance This may be a less important Shavian play but Paul Miller's tip top production makes it a delight from start to finish . . . . Read More
Grimly Handsome
Grimly Handsome This bizarre piece, part three part play and part installation is occupying the Royal Court's newly found space, maybe also used as a rehearsal room . . . Read More
Dear Brutus
Dear Brutus JM Barrie wrote not just Peter Pan but several stage plays of which this is one written and staged in the West End 100 years ago. . . Read More
The Suppliant Women
The Suppliant Women Ramin Gray's outstanding production for the Actors Touring Company of The Suppliant Women shows the power of Greek drama with themes recognisable today . . . 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 Marx
Young Marx - Opening his brand new theatre The Bridge for Nicholas Hytner is a new comedy from Richard Bean and Clive Coleman about the early life in London of Karl Marx as a young reprobate . . . . Read More
A Woman of No Importance
A Woman of No Importance Oscar Wilde's rarely performed play attracts a stellar cast in Dominic Dromgoole's opening play of his Wilde season . . . 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 -
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby This innovative production of The Great Gatsby takes everyone back to the 1920s in an immersive experience of the Jazz Age . . . . Read More
Oslo
Oslo The big hit from Broadway arrives in London telling the tale of the most unlikely peace process in secret talks between the Israelis and the PLO. . . . 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 -
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New Jersey
act of god
Act of God - a satisfying, occasionally laugh-aloud diversion.
annie
Annie - lovable and reassuring the way a short return to nostalgia brings a sense of security
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California
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - This production's 11 actors and 4 offstage musicians deliver a compact and hugely entertaining Forum. . Read More
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Washington - DC
Nina Simone:  Four Women
Nina Simone: Four Women -Fine singing but the plot falters . . Read More
The Pajama Game
The Pajama Game -Here's to more tried and true old Broadway musicals of which this is one of the best in a production that creates plenty of steam heat . . Read More
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