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Broadway
Sweat
Sweat - 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
The Price
The Price - Terry Kinney has given Arthur Miller's 1968 drama a well worth seeing production — without any trendy "now" touches.. . Read More
Glass Menagerie
Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams' much produced play gets yet another go-round on Broadway Read More
Significant Other
Significant Other on Broadway - Joshua Harmon's romantic comedy moves to Broadway, charming and poignant as ever. . .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
Paramour
Paramour - Cirque du Soleil tackles Broadway as a real musical Read More
waitress
Waitress - a promising Broadway debut for singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and another award-winning performance by Jessie Mueller
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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
Latin History For Morons
Latin History For Morons - John Leguizamo turns history professor in his latest solo show Read More
Come Back Little Sheba & Picnic - these William Inge plays in rep do give us a picture of middle America back in the 1950s when jobs were still plentiful and boredom was the chief demon of those living in rural America, not immigration and terrorism. . . .Read More
How To Transcend A Happy Marriage
How To Transcend A Happy Marriage - A fine cast delves into Sarah Ruhl's exploration of love and marriage. . . Read More
When It's You
When It's You - Anna Reeder does her best to make Courtney Baron's play as as much a pleasure to watch as she is. . . Read More
white guy
White Guy On the Bus - Bruce Graham's intelligent and intense play about the unconscious, sometimes crippling, racism we all apparently harbor.. . .Read More
Joan of Arc: Into the Fire
Joan of Arc: Into the Fire - David Byrne's new musical wants to be a character study, but ends up feeling more like an encyclopedia entry instead. Read More
Sundown, Yellow Moon
Sundown, Yellow Moon - Author Rachel Bonds calls it a "Nighttime Play with Songs," and much of its dramatic struggles do take place in the dark . . .Read More
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The Emperor Jones - The invaluable Irish Rep reprises its stunning 2009 production of Eugene O'Neill's rarely done, early play. . . Read More
The Gravedigger's Lullaby
The Gravedigger's Lullaby - Jeff Talbott's play having its world premiere in an admirable production by TACT, is as simply-structured as a parable and haunting as a sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay. . . Read More
The Outer Space
The Outer Space - Ethan Lipton's story-telling solo musical with a sci-fi angle. . . Read More
All the Fine Boys
All the Fine Boys - A provocative but flawed new play by Erica Schmidt . . . 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
 Linda
Linda - Penelope Skinner tries to make the "invisible" older woman visible Read More
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Wakey,Wakey
Wakey, Wakey - Eno's most easily embraced and most deliberately accessible playRead More
Fish Men
Fish Men - The actors are clearly heavily invested in this often compelling but flawed play Read More
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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant - This new version by the theatrical group Third Space is notable essentially for its more free-wheeling adaptation/loose translation by David Tushingham Read More
Kid Victory
Kid Victory - A somber new chamber musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce. . . Read More
If I Forget
If I Forget -Steven Levenson's new family drama features a splendid cast, handsome stagecraft and lots to think about. . . Read More
Escaped Alone
Escaped Alone -Caryl Churchill play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music concerns four unremarkable English women embodied by truly remarkable actors. . . Read More
Evening at the Talk House
Evening at the Talk House - a thespian gossip fest with a dystopian twist with playwright Wallace Shawn in the meatiest role. . . Read More
Man From Nebraska
Man From Nebraska - An overdue New York production of the play by Tracy Letts that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize that his August: Osage County won . . . Read More
Drunkle Vanya
Drunkle Vanya - Extended again, to 4/15! There's nothing hi-brow about this production. However, it will not only whet your whistle but will re-whet your appetite for Chekhov. Read More
Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose - Ed Dixon's tour-de-force recollections of George Rose . . . Read More
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Crackskull Row
Crackskull Row - Crackskull Row may actually succeed in sending a shiver or two down your spine. Read More
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart - 3rd and final extenson to 4/24!. . . Read More
In Transit
In Transit - a musical look at New York's life underground. . . 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

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 -
Love in Idleness
Love in Idleness Trevor Nunn's productions incorporates two versions of this rare Rattigan play about politics and the generation gap. . . Read More -
My Brilliant Friend
My Brilliant Friend Melly Still's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's quartet of unputdownable novels about the life in Naples of two women friends . . . Read More -
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Daniel Radcliffe is the big draw in the revival at the Old Vic of Tom Stoppard's comedy about the fated duo, side players in the Tragedy of Hamlet . . . Read More
Hamlet
Hamlet Robert Icke's Danish prince has all the media attention of modern royals with Andrew Scott once Moriarty upstaging the Sherlock incumbent . . . 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 -
Silver Lining
Silver Lining Sandi Toksvig's play about five women stranded in a retirement home when the waters are rising is said by the author to be like the Great Escape with wheelchairs . . . 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 -
School of Rock
School of Rock School of Rock comes to London with its talented teams of children playing their own instruments in this feel good family musical. . . . 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
Bad Jews
Bad Jews - a play that becomes richer and riper as it creates both laughter and pathos Read More
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express - delightfully silly concoction of murder, mystery and mayhem Read More
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