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Hello, Dolly! - Jerry Herman's bouncy score plus Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce . . .no wonder this old-fashioned musical is the season's hottest ticket. . . Read More
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day - Even an injured knee can't keep Andy Karl from making our visit to Punxsutawney, Pa. fun . . . Read More
Bandstand - The masterful choreographer of Hamilton and a first-class musical theater team have concocted a show that mixes music inspired by the swing era with an overall sensibility that's up-to-the-minute.. .Read More
Six Degrees Of Separation
Six Degrees Of Separation - John Guare's 1990 hit makes a stylish Broadway comeback. . . Read More
The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes - our review now covers a report on both Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon's performances. . .Extended to July 2nd! Read More
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The exceptionally talented Christian Borle plays Willie Wonka with exhilarating ferocity. . .Read More
Hello, Dolly Featur
Hello Dollys. . .They Never Say Good-Bye - A recollection triggered by the latest Hello, Dolly on Broadway Read More
Indecent - Paula Vogel's more relevant than ever homage to the power (and danger) of creativity and dissent. . .Read More
War Paint
War Paint -musical stars Patty LuPone and Christine Ebersole do their utmost to make to stars of the beauty industry fascinating. . . Read More
Oslo - it's a talky play, but the talk is wonderful in this welcome Broadway production Read More
Present Laughter
Present Laughter - Kevin Kline as Noel Coward's self-absorbed Garry Essendine and a topnotch cast once again prove there's nothing insignificant about wit and laughter in an age weighed down by significantly weighty issues. . . Read More
Amélie - The French movie now sings and stars the lovely Phillipa Soo Read More
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong - this British farce glows with antic performances Read More
Sweat - 2017 Pulitzer Winner! 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
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
Waitress - Sara Bareilles now stars!
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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
The Antipodes
The Antipodes Extended yet again to 6/11!- Annie Baker applies her ear for authentic dialogue to a surreal-flavored story about the stories that shape our lives . . . Read More
Rebel in the Soul
Rebel in the Soul - Larry Kirwan dishes up a slice of Irish history Read More
Samara -Extended to 5/14! Soho Rep's new debut by Richard Maxwell marks one of the few times the avant-garde playwright hasn't directed his own work. Read More
The Profane
The Profane - Extended to 5/07! Zayd Dohrn gives us an inside look at two very different Muslim-American families Read More
Gently Down the Stream - Extended to 5/21! Martin Sherman's world premiere starring Harvey Fierstein wraps a May-December Love Story around a gay history lesson. . . Read More
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical - a musical that fans of this kids'book hero will love, their adult companions less so. . . Read More
Vanity Fair - Thackeray's epic story given the stylish Bedlam treatment at the Pearl Theater Read More
Church and State
Church and State - a new play about faith, politics, and the power of social media at New World Stages Read More
Latin History For Morons
Latin History For Morons - John Leguizamo turns history professor in his latest solo show 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
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
The Emperor Jones - The invaluable Irish Rep reprises its stunning 2009 production of Eugene O'Neill's rarely done, early play. . . 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
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
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
Crackskull Row
Crackskull Row - Crackskull Row may actually succeed in sending a shiver or two down your spine. Read More
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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
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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City of Glass
City of GlassThe Lyric Hammersmith receives Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of Paul Auster's New york Trilogy with groundbreaking technological staging. . . Read More -
Guards at the Taj
The Guards at the Taj -The Bush shows off its splendid makeover in the old library with a play about beauty and destruction. . . Read More -
Shit-Faced Shakespeare
Shit-Faced Shakespeare A Hangover or just fun? Read More
Don Juan in Soho
Don Juan in Soho Don Juan is back in Soho, and welcome . . . Read More
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 -
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 -
Cautionary Tales for Daughters
Cautionary Tales for Daughters Tanya Holt's delightful evening of received wisdom in the form of satirical song . . . 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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