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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
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
M.Butterfly - closing early-12/17/17! David Henry Hwang's bizarre East-West socio-political romance, updated and back on Broadway. . . 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
Ballyturk - Enda Walsh at St. Ann's Warehouse Read More
disco pigs
Disco Pigs - 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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Heartbreak House
Heartbreak House The Union Theatre presents a lively production of one of Bernard Shaw's tragi-comedies written as a take on Chekhovian plays . . 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
Belleville Amy Herzog's play explores co-dependency and mental health issues with stellar performances from James Norton and Imogen Poots. . . 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
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
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
The Calling
The Calling - a taut eighty-minute play in which God's messenger is pitted against the Devil's executioner. Read More
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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
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Washington - DC
 The Way of the World
The Way of the World - William Congreve's restauration comedy, directed by Teresa Rebeck, is one of 24 plays running in Washington this winter as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival. . . 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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