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Broadway
true west
True West - As portrayed by Ethan Hawkes and Paul Dano, Sam Shepard's battling siblings once again make for a highly entertaining, provocative theater experience. . . Read More

mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird - A beautifully acted and staged new and more relevant production of Harper Lee's iconic novel Read More

choir boy
Choir Boy -Extended again to 3/10! The popular boarding School genre gets a fresh new life with spirit lifting songs Read More
network
Network - a high tech production of Paddy Chayevsky's movie with Bryan Cranston now telling us to be mad as hell. . . Read More
The Cher Show
The Cher Show - The Neil Simon Theater feels like Caesar's Palace but it does have 3 dazzlingly dressed Chers . . .Read More
The Prom
The Prom - a fun musical entertainment with a message of tolerance Read More
King Kong
King Kong - The iconic four-footed super hero is musicalized, and the beast once again upstages the beauty. . . Read More
ferryman
The Ferryman - Jez Butterworth's multi-generational family and political drama has so many assets that it's eminently watchable throught more than three hours. . . Read More
Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman - another movie hit sings and dances to Broadway, this one with an essentially sleazy pair turned into fairy tale romantic lovers. . . Read More
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady - A lavishly staged new production of the ever "loverly" classic musical. . . Read More
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Winner of Best Play Tony! Read More
Mean Girls
Mean Girls - Another teen audience targeted movie now sing and dances on Broadway Read More
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Frozen
Frozen - A visually rich production that keeps us wide-eyed and on tenterhooks for more than two hours, even when we know how things are going to end. . . Read More
The Band's Visit -The 10 Tony Awards winner will close 4/07/19 Read More
anastasia
Anastasia -Closing 3/31/19 The famous Russian princess fairy tale boasts a top team 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
waitress
Waitress - Sara Bareilles now stars!
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New York Off-Broadway
Switzerland
Switzerland - this play has enough jigsaw pieces to arrange a portrait of Patricia Highsmith's expedition into the mind and soul of her most famous character.Read More


The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O'Casey
The Shadow of a Gunman - The Irish Rep launches its Sean O'Casey season with his Dublin trilogy's first play. . . Read More

The Light
The Light - a provocotative new play launches MCC's handsome new second stage Read More

The Dance of Death
The Dance of Death - Strindberg's warring couple newly evisioned by Conor McPherson, stylishly staged and performed Read More

Mies Julie
Mies Julie - Yael Farber's text is excellent and eminently reflective of its characters Read More

Ah, Wilderness!
Ah, Wilderness! - a rather disappointing new look at Eugene O'Neill's rare sunny play Read More

catonsville 9
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine - The Transport Group has a well-deserved reputation for innovative staging, and in this respect, this revival of Daniel Berrigan's poetic play of real events does not disappoint. . . Read More

A Man For All Seasons
A Man For All Seasons - Despite its relevance, this this revival lacks the theater qualities to rivet an audience. Read More

The Convent
The Convent - Jessica Dickey's new play, about a group of women who go on a retreat to live like nuns from the Middle Ages, tackles female relationships and self-empowerment. Read More
Eddie and Dave
Eddie and Dave - interesting cross gender casting but essential only for Van Halen devotees. . . Read More

colin quinn
Colin Quinn Red State Blue State - Extended to 3/16!Colin Quinn's observations on the chaotic state of our Union.... Read More

About Alice
About Alice - A page to stage version Calvin Trillin's love letter to his late wife Read More

LaBute New Theater Festival
LaBute New Theater Festival - Three One-Act Plays by Neil LaBute - all three plays are calculated to sting, surprise and stir up the kind of feelings you might otherwise not care to acknowledge.
Blueberry Hill
On Blueberry Hill -a short play buoyed by riveting performances. . .Read More

The Jungle
The Jungle - this powerful chronicle a real-life, pop-up community and its principled residents speaks powerfully to the way the Trump government is handling refugees languishing at United States borders and held in federal custody. That's the polyvalent nature of dramatic art. Read More
Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge - Abby Rosebrook's play is blessed by having Marin Ireland and a stellar ensemble to portray the damaged people in her play set in a religious halfway house in Appalachia. . . Read More

Nassim
Nassim - The current Barrow Street Theatrical production arrived in New York just in time for the holidays. But its message about the power of language to connect people in unsettled times will mean something long after the holidays are gone. Read More
 The Other Josh Cohen
The Other Josh Cohen - this award winning, amusing little musical in a new production at the Westside Theater. . . Read More
Gloria: A Life
Gloria: A Life -Now running through March 31, 2019! A dynamically staged look at America's best known feminist's life. . .Read More
fiddler
Fiddler on the Roof The show will move uptown to Stage 42 from 2/11/19; opening 2/21/19 - The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's (NYTF) excellent Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof as directed by Joel Grey makes us fall in love with Tevye, his wife, Golde, and his three daughters all over again. Read More
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London

pricelon19
The Price Arthur Miller's play about a dysfunctional family has David Suchet in the lead as a second hand furniture dealer . . . . Read More

Cougarlon19
Cougar Rose Lewenstein's new play examines the relationship between an older woman and a young man half her age ... Read More

Thrillerlivelon19
Thriller Live The show which features Michael Jackson's music celebrates its 10th year . . . . Read More

Notredamedeparislon19
Notre Dame de Paris The French musical Notre Dame de Paris takes London's French community by storm. . . . Read More
Witnessfortheprosecutionlon19
Witness for the Prosecution Agatha Christie's novel is dramatized in the magnificent setting of a 1920s Edwardian Baroque council chamberwith exciting director Lucy Bailey in charge. . . . Read More
Caroline, Or Change
Caroline, Or Change -Sharon D Clarke earns standing ovations as Caroline in Tony Kushner's musical autobiography . . . . Read More


Richardiilon18
The Tragedy of King Richard II Joe Hill-Gibbins delivers a Richard II without any of the trimmings. . . . Read More
Fiddlerlon18
Fiddler on the roof Trevor Nunn directs this new production at the Menier Chocolate Factory . . . . . Read More
Donquixotelon18
Don Quixote A delicious comedy with heart starring David Threlfall as the capricious and gallant Don Quixote . . . . Read More
Lehmantrilogylon18
The Lehman Trilogy- a look at the origins of the bank which failed spectacularly in 2008, with a British star cast and Sam Mendes as director . . . Read More
Companylon18
Company Stephen Sondheim's Company gets a meaningful and invigorating makeover with Bobby becoming Bobbie and starring Rosalie Craig and Patti Lupone . . . . Read More
Mythiclon18
Mythic The God of the Underworld Hades is the most attractive prospect in this musical myth of the girl and those fateful pomegranate seeds . . . . Read More
Othellouk18
Othello English Touring Theatre bring their stimulating production of Othello on tour . . . . Read More
Sixlon18
Six Henry VIII's famous succession of six wives form the basis for this feminist, satirical and thrilling musical peopled by pop princesses . . . . Read More
 Tina
Tina Tina opens in London with a fabulous new star Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner . . . . Read More
Hamilton
Hamilton The Hamilton phenomenon takes London by storm . . . Read More
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New Jersey
My Very Own British Invasion - all about the impact made by young British rock musicians in the 1960s.. . Read More
Roan @ The Gates playwright Christina Gorman has picked a thorny, topical and timely subject on which to build a dramatic story Read More
Little Girl Blue
Little Girl Blue - powerful singing and searing introspection of an iconic American soul. Read More
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California
 Linda Vista
Linda Vista - Depending on where you are in life, you may find Tracy Letts's play now at the Mark Taper to be either very funny or very depressing; maybe both. . . Read More

The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank -Our country's charged view of immigration gave director Stan Zimmerman the impetus to reexamine Anne Frank's story through the lens of the Trump administration. . . . . Read More


CONNECTICUT
goof faith
Good Faith: Four Chats About Race and the New Haven Fire Department - Karen Hartma's documentary drama not Yale Rep's finest hour. . . Read More

Washington - DC
Richard III
Richard III - Bloody hell! The production now at the Shakespeare Theatre's Harman Hall is as macabre as a horror movie, vile and disturbing. . . . Read More
Ain't Misbehavin'
Ain't Misbehavin' - The joint is not jumpin' all the time but when it does, it's very good. Read More

Admissions
Admissions Extended to 3/10!- Jonathan Harmon's play in a fine DC productionRead More
play-wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong - For a show, the kind that takes place in a theater, as opposed to, say, the White House or Congress, that deserves the label "farce," Washington audiences need look no further than the Kennedy Center. . . Read More
An Inspector Calls
An Inspector Calls - a brilliantly staged and acted revival starting on noe in DC and then touring to LA, Boston and Chicago . . . Read More
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