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The Boys in the Band - A starry revival to celebrate a once groundbreaking play's 50th anniversary. . . Read More
Summer - the latest "jukesical" to hit Broadway, this one with 3 Donna Summers 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
Carousel - A wonderful cast and dances retains this favorite from the Golden Age of Musicals ear and eye hugging sizzle. . . Read More
Mean Girls
Mean Girls - Another teen audience targeted movie now sing and dances on Broadway Read More
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
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical -Closing 9/16 Embodied by a caper-cutting dynamo named Ethan Slater, Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants joins a long list of cartoon characters who have gravitated to the Broadway stage. Read More
Once On This Island
Once On This Island - Tony Award for Best Musical Revival! This musical may be small in its scope, but when compared to some, it achieves its own sense of grandness by being both magical and seductive— an unbeatable combination. Read More
The Band's Visit -Winner of 10 Tony Awards-including best play, best actor/actress/director/book! Read More
Anastasia - The famous Russian princess fairy tale boasts a top team Read More
hello dolly
Hello, Dolly! - Jerry Herman's bouncy score now in its final month on Broadway. . . Read More
The Play That Goes Wrong
not closing but extended to 1/06/19!The Play That Goes Wrong - this British farce glows with antic performances 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 - 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
Fiddler on the Roof - 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
Fire In Dreamland - Rebecca Naomi Jones delivers dauntingly long monologues with plenty of fire and verve though Rinne Groff's play fails to fully live up to its potential. . . Read More
The Saintliness of Margery Kempe
The Saintliness of Margery Kempe -An impressive cast revives a long forgotten idiosyncratic comedy from the late 1950s. . . Read More
Mary Page Marlowe
Mary Page Marlowe - This doesn't have the fire and fury of August Osage County. But any theatergoer who appreciates fine acting and willing to tackle a challengingly structured play won't want to miss seeing it during its run now at 2nd Stage. Read More
Skintight - Joshua Harmon has created a thoroughly modern family comedy, and Indina Menzel and her colleagues give committed performances. However, Skintight is just too determinedly provocative, to make a really skin deep impression. . . . Read More
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever - this musical's story will never be without credibility issues but as adapted and directed by the Irish Rep's Charlotte Moore, it's now more fun than flawed. . . . Read More
>Girls & Boys
Girls & Boys -Audible's latest production at the Minetta Lane Theater stars Carey Mulligan in a contemporary marital drama which ends with a nod to the Greek tragedians. . . Read More
Carmen Jones
Carmen Jones Extended to 8/19!- John Doyle applies his essential staging style tithis rare revival at Classic Stage. And it works! Read More
Teenage Dick
Teenage Dick -Mike Lew's Shakespeare inspired play makes a fine case for casting disabled actors. It's brilliantly dramatized and robustly acted Read More
Cyprus Avenue
Cyprus Avenue - a provoative new play with a riveting Stephen Rea as its central character. . .Read More
Log Cabin
Log Cabin - Jordan Harrison's new satiric play charts the journey of a gay couple, a Lesbian couple and a transgender one through their humorously impassioned trans-formations Read More
Sugar in Our Wounds
Sugar in Our Wounds - Director Ali steers this production along a narrow path that runs between the realistic and the fanciful, ensuring that the five fine actors do justice both to what's straightforward and to what's exotic in Donja R. Love's often poetic, sometimes banal, script. Read More
Conflict - The Mint Theater Company presents a better late than never revival of Miles Malleson's political love story . . .Read More
Desperate Measures
Desperate Measures - The delightful Shakespeare inspired musical is terrific as ever at New World Stages. . .Read More
Everyone's Fine with Virginia Woolf - Kate Scelsa broadens the satire of Albee's play by turning it into a treatise on female empowerment. Read More
In and Of Itself
In and Of Itself - a look at this combination one-man bioplay and magic show as it heads into its 4th extension. . . Read More
Party Face
Party Face -a superabundance of laughs and true confessions but at the end, it lacks significance and is just old hat. . . Read More
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney ToddExtended again to 8/26/18! -the Demon Barber's story goes immersive, its thrilling music intact and the pies and mash served before show time are delicious . . .Read More
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But It Still Goes On
But It Still Goes On This play by famous poet and novelist Robert Graves was never performed and the fabulous Finborough stages its first production . . . . Read More
As You Like It
As You Like It The Open Air in Regent's Park stages As You Like It amid Trump's helicopter entourage Read More
The Jungle
The Jungle An immersive production that takes you inside a refugee camp of migrants hoping to get from France to England Read More
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
The Lieutenant of Inishmore BBC's Ross Poldark, Aidan Turner takes the West End by storm in this dark comedy about Irish politics . . . . Read More
Genesis Inc.
Genesis Inc. Misfiring comedy about the future of private fertility assistance . . . . Read More
Imperium The RSC adapts three of Richard Harris's Roman novels into a seven hour marathon . . . . Read More
Pressure the superb play from actor David Haig is now at the Ambassadors . . . . Read More
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Lia Williams stars in Muriel Sparks's play about the legendary Scottish schoolmistress . . . . Read More
Consent The National Theatre's production of Nina Raine's play about barristers and rape transfers to the West End . . . . Read More
Tartuffe The first production in both French and English in London's West End is of Moliere's Tartuffe . . . . Read More
 Strictly Ballroom the Musical
Strictly Ballroom the Musical This is the new stage version of Baz Luhrmann's 1992 film Strictly Ballroom starring Will Young as the singer narrator . . . . Read More
Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell Last year's Meatloaf and Jim Steinman hit at the Coliseum transfers to the Dominion . . . Read More -
Tina Tina opens in London with a fabulous new star Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner . . . . Read More
Chicago Chicago lives again with all its razzle dazzle at London's Phoenix Theatre . . . . Read More
Dreamgirls Dreamgirls has found an appreciative audience at London's Savoy Theatre . . Read More
The Best Man
The Best Man Gore Vidal's play is a timeless and perfectly balanced study of the decency versus expediency of political rivals . . Read More
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night- Eugene O'Neill's play is directed by Richard Eyre and stars Jeremy Irons. . . Read More
Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart - Schiller's historical play looks at the psychological similarities between Elizabeth I and her cousin, the captive, Mary Queen of Scots. Read More
Into the Numbers
Into the Numbers - Christopher Chen's play is a harrowing account of research into what was termed the Rape of Nanking and the impact on those who write about genocide . . . Read More
Hamilton The Hamilton phenomenon takes London by storm . . . Read More
Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks tightens up the musical version of his movie for London's opening of a quirky show with tunes and laughter . . . Read More -
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New Jersey
The Servant and 2 Masters
The Servant Of 2 Masters - This shtick-stuffed comedy does contain the ingredients of family entertainment  Read More
Half Time
Half Time - a charming and disarming entertainment.

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Soft Power - Inside the hugely fertile mind of David Henry Hwang, cross-cultural musings are at play with political insights stemming from the result of the 2016 presidential election. Joining in this oddball cerebral jamboree are ideas for sitcoms, memories of his father’s immigrant journey and — why not! — a lifelong love-hate relationship with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. . . Read More

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 Ain't Too Proud:  The Life and Times of The Temptations
Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations - Get ready, rock and roll fans for the latest jukebox musical about how the Temptations got started, their ascent to the top of the charts and the challenges brought about by fame and fortune. And it works . . Read More
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Berkshire Reviews
Artney Jackson
Artney Jackson - James Anthony Tyler's multi-layered and ultimately satisfying story of working class African-Americans at Williamstown Read More
doll's house 2
A Doll’s House, Part 2 -Lucas Hnath's much lauded sequel to Ibsen's marital drama doesn't work quite as well in its current production at Barrington Stage Read More
Hair - The obvious intent by the producers is to tie 1968 to 2018. . . a debilitating lengthy war, an administration that ignores the best needs of the country, a narcissistic president, an alienated youth. Read More
Disgraced - this powerful Pulitzer Prize winning play has been successfully transplanted into Chester Threatre Company's intimate setting . .. Read More
coming back
Coming Back Like a Song! - an evening in the presence of three of the eminent composers who helped shape the great American song book: Irving Berlin, Jimmy Van Heusen and Harold Arlen a/k/a Israel Baline, Edward Chester Babcock and Hyman Arluck respectively Read More
The Sound Inside
The Sound Inside - This Williamstown Theater Festival world premiere is obviously not a light entertainment vehicle, but it does have some food for thought and interesting if occasionally labored performances.Read More
The Closet
The Closet - Amid the laughter of this world premiere at Williamstown there is much to contemplate. . . . Read More
Cake - No matter what your stance on this play's many issues, it's a special play Read More
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