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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
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
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
 Linda
Linda - Penelope Skinner tries to make the "invisible" older woman visible Read More
The Skin of Our Teeth
The Skin Of Our Teeth - A stunningly staged, timely revival of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning absurdist saga. . . Read More
Nibbler
Nibbler - a comedy-drama of vulnerability and longing. The characters' awkward, sometimes desperate stabs at sexual expression are touching, believable, and a trifle horrifying. Read More
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Wakey,Wakey
Wakey, Wakey - Eno's most easily embraced and most deliberately accessible playRead More
Kunstler
Kunstler - Jeff McCarthy zestfully portrays the famous civil rights lawyer in Jeffrey Sweet's script Read More
Fish Men
Fish Men - The actors are clearly heavily invested in this often compelling but flawed play Read More
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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
Everybody
Everybody - a world premiere by the talented Brandon Jacob-Jenkns at the Pershing Square Signature Theater 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
Leah, the Forsaken
Leah, the Forsaken - John Augustin Daly's once popular melodrama given a new life at the tiny Metropolitan Playhouse. . . 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
The Town Hall Affair - The Wooster Group takes us back to the 70s. . . Read More
The Object Lesson
The Object Lesson - Extended to 3/19! We are committed by our sheer curiosity about what may come next. Read More
Fade
Fade - diversity in Hollywood is skewered in Tanya Saracho's 2-hander takes a new look at diversity in Hollywood and within a particular demographic . . . 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
Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose
Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose - Ed Dixon's tour-de-force recollections of George Rose . . . Read More
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Crackskull Row
Crackskull Row - Crackskull Row may actually succeed in sending a shiver or two down your spine. Read More
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart - 3rd and final extenson to 4/24!. . . Read More
In Transit
In Transit - a musical look at New York's life underground. . . 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

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 -
Low Level Panic
Low Level Panic Clare McIntyre's thoughtful and perceptive 1988 play about the enduring female condition is revived with startling insights at the dynamic Orange Tree. . . Read More -
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange Action to the Word's production gives an all male cast of dancers the opportunity to interpret A Clockwork Orange . . . Read More -
Silver Lining
Silver Lining Sandi Toksvig's play about five women stranded in a retirement home when the waters are rising is said by the author to be like the Great Escape with wheelchairs . . . Read More -
Sex with Strangers
Sex with Strangers Hampstead Theatre casts Emilia Fox and Christian Gray lookalike Theo James in this provocatively titled play about two writers with different approaches. . . 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 -
Death Takes A Holiday
Death Takes A Holiday Thom Southerland gives a London launch to Maury Yeston's chamber musical version of a 1922 story set in Italy . . . 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 -
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 -
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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Indian Head
Indian Head - New Jersey playwright Salter has filled her play with passionate voices Read More
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