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New York-Broadway
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. It's a sure-fire Tony award collector . . . Read More

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New York Off-Broadway

September Cabaret Nights

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
 Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya - Another take on Chekhov's bored discontents . . Read More
 The Valley of Astonishment
The Valley of Astonishment - Holistically, this offers a rich experience for nearly all the senses (taste is covered by the Polonsky Shakespeare Center's newly opened cafe, aptly christened Food and Drink). . . 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
BootyCandy
Bootycandy - Robert O'Hara's assemblage of designed to shock sketches of growing up black and gay in America . . Read More
 Bauer
Bauer - Lauren Gunderson's look at a once famous artist who chose to put down his brushes . . . Read More
The Wayside Motor Inn
The Wayside Motor Inn A. R. Gurney a la Alan Ayckbourn Extended to 10/05!- . . Read More
Red Eye of Love
Red Eye of Love - Arnold Weistein's 1961 absurdist play gets a new composer on the last lap of its transformation into a musical, but it could also use a trim of its "meaty" humor . . Read More
Pageant:  The Musical
Pageant: The Musical - Extended to 9/21! this musical send up of beauty pageants is back with a fresh infusion of testosterone . . 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
Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare - Extended to 10/18!this is a mug-in-hand fit for theatergoers who savor watching a Shakespeare play while drinking a draft or two. . . Read More
Here Lies Love - It's back, better than ever and for an open run . . Read More
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London

Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd - In a most intimate of stagings we see Stephen Sondheim's musical noirewith the charismatic David Bedella taking the title role and Sarah Ingram as his sidekick and pie maker, Mrs Lovett. . . 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
briefs
Briefs - Deep in the Spiegeltent of London's Wonderground on the Southbank something very raucous and naughty is going on. . . Read More
The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Errors - Open air theatre with autumn sunshine at The Globe doesn't get any better than this sparkling comedy! . . Read More
 Little Revolution
Little Revolution - Alecky Blythe again uses her style of verbatim recordings to dramatize a real event . . Read More
Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love - This screen-to-stage adaptation is a visual treat with no skimping of set or costume or cast. . . Read More
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time -Marianne Elliot's production of Mark Haddon's book is still as powerful and moving since its inception at the National Theatre. . . Read More
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Washington - DC
 Shoplifters
The Shoplifters - Morris Panych's new play is boosted by a cast with great comic timing Morris Panych . . Read More
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Connecticut
Things We Do For Love
Things We Do For Love - Alan Ayckbourn in fine form at Westport . . . Read More


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