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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 to 2/24! 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
The Waverly Gallery
The Waverly Gallery - Another Kenneth Lonergan play that's aged well enough for a wonderful reprise on Broadway 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 -Winner of 10 Tony Awards-including best play, best actor/actress/director/book! Read More
anastasia
Anastasia - 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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 School of Rock
School of Rock -closing 1/20/19 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
New York Off-Broadway
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

Slave Play
Slave Play - Emerging playwright Jeremy O. Harris marks his New York debut with a bold look at the legacy of racism and its relationship with sexuality. 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
 Clueless, the Musical
Clueless, the Musical -Another stylishly staged and energetically performed musical based on a cult high school movie . . . 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

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

Timeislovelon19
Time Is Love/Tiempo Es Amor - Walker's latest play is set in the barrio in East Los Angeles and is about loyalty. . . . Read More

sweatlon19
Sweat Lynn Nottage's not to be missed play gets a perfect production at the Donmar with Lynette Linton directing. . . . Read More
Richardiilon18
The Tragedy of King Richard II Joe Hill-Gibbins delivers a Richard II without any of the trimmings. . . . Read More
Thecanelon18
The Cane Mark Ravenhill's latest play centres on an historical clash of values for a school teacher nearing retirement . . . . Read More
Fiddlerlon18
Fiddler on the roof Trevor Nunn directs this new production at the Menier Chocolate Factory . . . . . Read More
Summerandsmokelon18
Summer and Smoke In the style of European director's theatre, Rebecca Frecknall remodels a Tennessee Williams rarity. . . . Read More
Donquixotelon18
Don Quixote A delicious comedy with heart starring David Threlfall as the capricious and gallant Don Quixote . . . . Read More
Macbethrsclon18
Macbeth Polly Findlay's Macbeth has juvenile witches . . . . 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
Inheritancelon18
The Inheritance Stephen Daldry directs Matthew Lopez's play looking at three generations of gay men through a lens set by EM Forster . . . . 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
42ndstreetlon18
42nd Street London gets the full Broadway spectacular, set a few years into the Great Depression but with a cast of 50 tap dancing to Busby Berkeley standards with Bonny Langford joining the cast as Dorothy Brock . . . . 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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California
Sisters  Three
Sisters Three - a reimagining of the lives of the Bronte sisters set in present day America . . Read More


Washington - DC
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
Anything Goes
Anything Goes - while this production lacks the kick of champagne it can still glide, happily, on Corbin Bleu's stellar singing/dancing/acting and, as always, Cole Porter's de-lovely music and lyrics. . . Read More
 Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot - the Elton John musical has lost none of its charm or grit . . Read More
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