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New York-Broadway
Constellations
Constellations - don't count on becoming conversant with physics, but you may go home trying to kiss the tip of your elbow. . . Read More
 Honeymoon in Vegas
Honeymoon in Vegas - loud, lively, brassy entertainment -- just like Las Vegas . . Read More
 A Delicate Balance
A Delicate Balance - there is a torpor that envelops this production, despite its top-drawer cast led by a top-flight director. . . Read More
Elephant Man
The Elephant Man -Extended to 2/26/15! Bradley Cooper makes the much done Pomerance play an event . . Read More
The River
The River - Extended to 2/08/15! . . Read More
The Last Ship
The Last Ship - Closing January 24th!!. . Read More
 Disgraced
Disgraced - Closing 3/01/15! Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prihze play on Broadway with a new foursome around the dinner table.. . Read More
 On the Town
On the Town - this old wine in a flavorful new bottle lands successfully in a 4x bigger Broadway theater . . Read More
 It's Only a Play
It's Only a Play - Extended 6/07 with Martin Short, Maulik Pancholy and Katie Finneran taking over for Nathan Lane, Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally on 1/07/15. . . Read More
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time - a genre-crossing, electrifying stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's best selling novel . . Read More
 You Can't Take It With You
You Can't Take It With You - An all-star cast proves that you can still appreciate Kaufman and Hart's wit and humor . .Limited engagement extended to 2/02/15! Read More
Cabaret
Cabaret -Emma Stone plays Sally Bowles until 2/15 & Alan Cumming MCs until the 3/29 closing . . Read More
 Phantom of the opera
The Phantom of the Opera - James Barbour puts on the Phantom's mask as of 2/09 . . Read More
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New York Off-Broadway

Shesh Yak<
Shesh Yak - A well-intentioned but deeply flawed behind-the-headlines play . . Read More

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe
Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe - Not for the staid traditionalist, but an exciting and decidedly different entertainment. . . Read More
A Month In The Country
A Month In The Country Turgenev's passion-filled comedy at Classic Stage - . . Read More
The Road to Damascus
The Road to Damascus - A show mired in aspirations to be a political thriller does a better job dealing with loftier issues of faith. Read More
 Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus - an interesting but flawed production . . Read More
 Winners
Winners - Maggie Bofill's domestic comedy at the Ensemble Studio Theater . . Read More
Into The Woods
Into The Woods -Extended to 4/12/15! Why not see a live and lively version of this musical materpiece and not just the big-buzz movie. . Read More
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Da
Da - a lucid dream of a play and this fine production re-affirms its place among the more endearing of contemporary Irish plays. Read More
 I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard
Extended to 3/01/15 I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard - This superbly performed waiting-for-opening-night-reviews backstage story is more harrowing than hilarious, so don't expect another It's Only a Play.. . Read More
 Villainous Company
Villainous Company - Victor L. Cahn's fine cat-and-mouse caper with a twist of villainy . . Read More
A Beautiful Day In November On The Banks Of The Greatest Of The Great Lakes
A Beautiful Day In November On The Banks Of The Greatest Of The Great Lakes - Kate Benson fails to make a case for her stylized departure from the traditional family play . . . Read More
Rock Bottom
Rock Bottom - You'd be hard pressed to find a cabaret act more interactive than Bridget Everett's . . Read More
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Winners and Losers
Winners and Losers - Even though this show offers plenty of real talk, it's still a play, artificiality and all. Read More
HAM: A Musical Memoir
HAM: A Musical Memoir - Performer/writer Sam Harris's enthusiasm is hard to resist, and his musical and performing abilities are top notch. . . Read More
 Every Brilliant Thing
Every Brilliant Thing - this solo show takes a firm stance that in the face of hardship, that's when it's most important to celebrate what's brilliant in life. . . Read More
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Disenchanted
Disenchanted - no let-up to the brittle wit and savvy wisdom spread through by this grand musical show Read More
 A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)
A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) - Sam Shepard brings the myth of Oedipus into the Mojave Desert in an intriguing if ungainly new play . . Read More
The Underclassman
The Underclassman - Prospect Company's collegiate musical is not perfect but perfect enough not to miss . . Read More
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London
 Bull
Bull Mike Bartlett's play about vicious office rivalries astonishes . . . . Read More
 The Changeling
The Changeling - Is this candlelit Jacobean tragedy really high comedy or satire? Read More
 Liberian Girl
Liberian Girl A graphic and distressing play abut women in war torn Africa . . . . Read More
 The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice Rupert Goold presents a glistering The Merchant of Vegas . . . . Read More
 Cats
Cats Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1980s musical gets a makeover . . . Read More
 Assassins
Assassins Sondheim's shocking musical gets a thrilling production at the Chocolate Factory . . . Read More
 Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Behind the Beautiful Forevers A spectacular epic play about life, death and corruption in India . . . Read More
 Made in Dagenham
Made in Dagenham - This musical adaptation of the film comes with quite some pedigree. . . Read More
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New Jersey
Whipping Man
The Whipping Man - a fine revival at the George Street Playhouse Read More
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Swimming at the Ritz
Swimming at the Ritz - very amusing, very entertaining two-character play Read More
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California
Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit - Though some of the production's assets have dematerialized for the current tour, nothing should stand in your way from seeing Ms. Lansbury dazzlingly live on stage. . . Read More
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Philadelphia

Always. . .Patsy Cline
Always. . .Patsy Cline - well worth the hike up I95 from Center City . . Read More
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Washington - DC
 Gigi
Gigi - Pop the cork for "The Night They Invented Champagne" and much else. Gigi is bubbly entertainment. . . Read More
 Bad Jews
Bad Jews - Extended atain to 2/08 . . Read More
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Connecticut
Forever
ForeverDael Orlandersmith's solo play springs to life at its moments of struggle . . . Read More


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