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New York-Broadway
 It's Only a Play
It's Only a Play - Terence McNally's updated backstage comedy works best when it plays up the farce . . Read More
The Country House
The Country House - Donald Margulies's ode to Chekhov ends up as something of a poor cousin to the work of its honoree . . Read More
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time - a genre-crossing, electrifying stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's best selling novel . . Read More
 You Can't Take It With You
You Can't Take It With You - An all-star cast proves that you can still appreciate Kaufman and Hart's wit and humor . . Read More
Love Letters
Love Letters - Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy launch the Broadway production of A. R. Gurney's 35-year-old epistolary 2-hander . . Read More
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This Is Our Youth
This Is Our Youth - an insightful, gutsy, street-smart contemporary drama. Read More
 Phantom of the opera
The Phantom of the Opera - Norm Lewis will continue until 1/31/15 but Mary Michael Patterson is the new Christine from 9/08/14 to 12/13/14 . . Read More
Cabaret
Cabaret- The Review - Life's just a cabaret again at Studio 54 with the mesmerizing Alan Cumming. . Read More
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Andtre Rannells the new Hedwig . . Read More
 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill - Audra McDonald's amazing ode to jazz legend Billie Holiday Extended again to October 5th! Read More
If/Then
If/Then - It really wouldn't be too much of a stretch to think of the new musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey as a modern fairy tale. . . Read More
Les Miserables
Les Miserables - A superb cast and fabulous new stage concept give this mega musical an exciting new life . . Read More
Aladdin
Aladdin - Disney Theatrical's bright, lively, tuneful and also very funny stage adaptation of its hugely successful 1992 cartoon film . . Read More
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 Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Beautiful- The Carole King Musical - Jessie Mueller proves she's a triple threat talent as singer-songwriter Carole King . . . Read More

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - A hilariously macabre and deliciously tuneful musical has landed on Broadway. . . . Read More

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New York Off-Broadway

Cabaret Nights - October

Billy & Ray
Billy & Ray - Mad Men's Pete Campbell plays Billy Wilder opposite Larry Pine's Raymond Chandler in world premiere at the Vineyard . . Read More
 The Belle Of Amherst
The Belle Of Amherst - William Luce's solo play about Emily Dickinson is back in New York with Joley Richardson as the reclusive poet. . . Read More
Lennon: Through a Glass Onion
Lennon: Through a Glass Onion - A new tribute to John Lenon . . Read More
Found
Found - discarded ephemera: an unlikely but fun source for a musical . . Read More
 <i>Jacuzz</i>i
jacuzzi - a Pinteresque mystery at Ars Nova . . . Read More
While I Yet Live
While I Yet Live - It's too bad Billy Porter isn't on stage in his new autobiographical play . . . Read More
It Has to Be You
It Has to Be You -Catherine Butterfield's new comedy skims along with witty lightness over a thoughtful undertone. . . Read More
The Tempest
The Tempest - As part of the company's La MaMa Earth program, this Tempestweighs in with a social conscience and a nod to the world ecology. . . Read More
 Port Authority
Port Authority - Conor McPherson's 3-monologue play gets a fine revival at the Irish Rep . . Read More
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Tail! Spin!
Tail! Spin! - Extended to Feb. 1, 2015! a fast-moving refresher course. Read More
Bedbugs
Bedbugs - This "ticklish" musical is enjoying a second off-Broadway life. . Read More
 The Money Shot
The Money Shot - Neil LaBute's Hollywood send-up . . Read More
Scenes From a Marriage<
Scenes From a Marriage - Ingmar Bergman's classic problem marriage film appropriated by Ivo Van Hove and presented as a roundelay . . Read More
Almost Home
Almost Home - Home is yet another battleground for this home from the wars Marine . . Read More
 The Fatal Weakness
The Fatal Weakness - The Mint Theater revisits George Kelly's last play . . Read More
Pageant:  The Musical
Pageant: The Musical - closing 10/26! . . Read More
 Wayra
Wayra - It's not everyone's scene, but if you're down for a party, Wayra might be just what you're looking for. . . Read More
Here Likes Love
Here Lies Love -Closing 1/03/15 . . Read More
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London

 Our Town
Our Town - David Cromer's productionof Thornton Wilder's classic comes to London . . Read More
East is East
East is East - a revival that seems somewhat unnecessary . . Read More
 The Trials of Oscar Wilde
The Trials of Oscar Wilde - Co-writer Merlin Holland's life's work has been to read and write about all that was written by and to his famous grandfather. John Gorick's performance will ensure we remember Wilde's words. . . Read More
Henry IV
Henry IV -This condensed all-female version of parts 1 and 2 is a triumph for the women! . . Read More
 Electra
Electra - a convincing and anguished Electra by Kristin Scott Thomas . . Read More
 The Unquiet Grave of Garcia Lorca
The Unquiet Grave of Garcia Lorca - Nicholas de Jongh play is full of sad moments. . . Read More
Seminar
Seminar - Teresa Rebeck's playwriting lecturer now inflicts his cruel comments in London Read More
The Picture of Dorian Gray-- Extended to November 1st!.

Pitcairn
Pitcairn - Richard Bean's first play for the Globe about what happened to the mutineers on the famous ship the Bounty after they set their captain, Lieutenant Bligh adrift in a small launch with those loyal to him . . Read More
 The Wolf From the Door
The Wolf From the Door - Rory Mullarkey's new play kicks off the Royal Court's season on a revolutionary theme . . Read More
 The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong - if you like physical comedy, this will have you drowning in giggles. . . Read More
 King Charles III
King Charles III - Mike Bartlett's play now at wyndham's . . Read More
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Philadelphia

Ciphers
Ciphers - Dawn King's ambiguous play features great production values . . Read More
 Arcadia
Arcadia - Extended to November 9th! Stoppard's tour de force gets a big, smart production at Lantern Theater Company . . Read More
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Washington - DC
 Sex With Strangers
Sex With Strangers - Laura Eason's two-character play is a very clever and often very funny take on fallout from the influence of the internet on personal lives . . Read More
 Shoplifters
Elmer Gantry - A new musical based on Sinclair Lewis's novel . . Read More
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Connecticut
Our Town
Our Town - Thornton Wilder's classis is drastically reconceived at Long Wharf . . . Read More
Intimate Apparel
Intimate Apparel - Lynn Nottage's play gets a fine revival in Westport. . . Read More


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