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Broadway
Jitney
Jitney - August Wilson's early play play finally gets the Broadway production it deserves Read More
Preset
The Present - The Sydney Theater Company's modern adaptation of Chekhov's first play, with a large ensemble headed by Cate Blanchett and Richard RoxburghRead 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
Falsettos
Falsettos - William Finn's chamber musical sings its way right into your heart. . .Read More
The Front Page
The Front Page - Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's comedy with Nathan Lane heading a cast as much past history as city newsstands with six or seven newspapers d 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

orangejulius17
Orange Julius - Like so many wistful, small-cast memory plays about dysfunctional families, Basil Kreimendahl's play co-produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73, reflects the influence of The Glass Menagerie. Read More
Made In China
Made In China - an engaging new puppet musical . Read More
The Tempest
The Tempest - The last an best of Phyllida Loyd's gender bending, prison plays set trilogy prison plays Read More
Albatross
Albatross - With its multitude of props, ever-busy stage business, and dynamic projections, this production from the Poets' Theatre of Boston seems determined at all costs to rescue The Rime of the Ancient Mariner from generations of uninspired high-school teaching. Read More
LaBute New Theater Festival 2017
LaBute New Theater Festival 2017 - One-acts by Neil LaBute, Adam Seidel, Gabe McKinley, and Cary Pepper form an entertaining but uneven collection. Read More

The Beauty Queen of Leenane
The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Druid Theatre Company engrossing revival of Martin McDonagh's horror tale with humor makes a stop in Brooklyn to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the play's 1996 premiere, Read More
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart - There are surprises aplenty in this new take on the classic struggle of a human and the Devil, which is raising the roof at the Heath, a performing space and pub in the McKittrick Hotel. . . Read More
In Transit
In Transit - a musical look at New York's life underground. . . Read More
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 Finian's Rainbow
Extended to 1/29Finian's Rainbow - the Irish Rep celebrates its renovated home's completion with this hit-after-hit musical from another era 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 - The York Theater Company's big-little bio-musical transfers to the Westside Theatre for an open runRead More
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London

Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice Roland Schimmelpfennig's play looks at sinister history intruding on modern life in a play named after the darkest day of the year. . . Read More -
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner It is always tempting to stage a version of a best selling novel and only rarely does it succeed but Matthew Spangler's version of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner has both heart and verve. . . Read More -
Art
Art — For those with fond memories of Yasmina Reza's play Art, the original director Matthew Warchus stages a revival at his Old Vic starring Rufus Sewell. . . 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 -
An Inspector Calls
An Inspector Calls JB Priestley's classic melodrama puts an affluent Edwardian family into the spotlight of responsibility for their actions in the light of a girl's suicide. . . . 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 -
2Aladdin
Aladdin The Genie and the opulent costumes and sets will make Aladdin a magic carpet ride. . . Read More
 Motown: the Musical
Motown: the Musical London gets Berry Gordon's story of his record label Tamla Motown and the stars he discovered. . . Read More
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New Jersey
Bedlam duo
Hamlet & St. Joan - Bedlam's Shakespeare and Shaw in repertory at McCarter Center Read More
jag
The Jag - Tightly structured and intense, the interaction of the three characters is beautifully developed Read More
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