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Latin History For Morons
Latin History For Morons -John Leguizamo solo moves to Broadway Read More
The Band's Visit on Broadway - Charming as ever. Don't miss it! Read More
Junk - If Shakespeare were still with us and writing history plays about kings and those seeking to usurp them, he'd not be looking to Holinshed's Chronicles for plot ideas. Instead, like Ayad Akhtar, he'd subscribe to the Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times to find his dramatic personae . . . Read More
M.Butterfly - David Henry Hwang's bizarre East-West socio-political romance, updated and back on Broadway. . . Read More
Time and the Conways - J. B. Priestley's 1937 "time play" presents us with a diverse representatives of the British middle class attempting to prosper and regain its equilibrium in the years between the two great world wars. . Read More
Anastasia - The famous Russian princess fairy tale boasts a top team Read More
hello dolly
Hello, Dolly! - Jerry Herman's bouncy score plus Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce -- and, as of 1/20/18 Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber. . . Read More
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Closing 1/18/18! - The exceptionally talented Christian Borle plays Willie Wonka with exhilarating ferocity. . .Read More
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong - this British farce glows with antic performances 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
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. . .. . .Closing on Broadway 12/30/17 and heading for the road with a new castRead 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 Mad Mad Ones - Prospect Theater's new musical at 59E59 Read More
Actually - Anna Ziegler's 2nd new play, now extended a week Read More
The Stowaway - Shakespeare for small fry Read More
Office Hour
Office Hour - Julia Cho's play at the Public is painfully, perhaps too much so, timely Read More
Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide
Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide - Charles Ludlam's irrepressibly ridiculous play Read More

Shadowlands - a sincere enough Off Broadway revival produced by the Fellowship for Performing Arts Read More
Marcel + The Art of Laughter
Marcel + The Art of Laughter - This double bill at TNFA is an amusing study in contrasts. . . Read More
Illyria - Richard Nelson takes us back to 1958 when Public Theate founder Joe Papp faced the collapse of his dream of free Shakespeare productions. Given where it's runing the Shakespeare festival not only survived and thrived, bu it's still free! Read More
Red Roses Green Gold
Red Roses Green Gold - a show in which group participation means more than any anticipation as to what to expect next

People, Places & Things
People, Places & Things - Duncan Macmillan's play is a timely depiction of the physical, psychological, and social impact of addiction. It's hard to imagine the sundry crafts of theater being brought together more expertly to dramatize the peril and pain of life at the mercy of drugs. Read More
People, Places & Things /Duncan Macmillan (2017 Off-Broadway-Brooklyn)
Occupied Territories - The impact of the horrors of war is llustrated with intense emotions through dance and flashbacks. It is lamentable how war and its consequences grip and imprison everyone —, soldiers, family members and societies in its occupied territories. Read More
Oedpius El Rey
Oedpius El Rey - a soul-stretching experience, a fine opportunity to experience a great classic in a steamy Latin key Read More
The Portuguese Kid
The Portuguese Kid -Extended to 11/10/17 John Patrick Shanley is back with another comedy about moonstruck losers. . .this one aiming for freshness with a running "how could you vote for Trump" joke. . . Read More
The Last Match
The Last Match - Anna Ziegler uses tennis as metaphor for the universal game of life. Though you don't have to be a tennis buff to get caught up in the play, a page or insert providing a glossary of tennis lingo and scoring rules would enhance a non-aficionado's enjoyment. Read More
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train - Extended again to 12/03! The play still warrants all of the praise heaped on the original production. It stands tall next to all of Stephen Adly Guirgis's work that has followed. . . Read More
Strange Interlude
Strange Interlude - Though popular in O'Neill's day, the Freudian asides and marathon running time have proved stumbling blocks for later audiences. But Greenspan's marathon approach may have found the secret for making this exercise in Freudian excess palatable to playgoers other than O'Neill aficionados. Read More
torch song
Torch Song - After almost half a century Harvey Fierstein's story about drag queen Arnold Beckoff's quest for a satisfying love and family life is dated, an artifact of gay history on stage . . .but not so his dialogue is and characters . . . Read More
Off the Meter, On the Record
Off the Meter, On the Record Extended to 11/18/17!- John McDonagh takes Irish Rep audiences from the world of the checker cab to the land of Uber, Lyft, and Gett. Read More
Squeamish - Alison Fraser in solo show that delves into dark behavior Read More
Measure For Measure - Elevator Repair Service applies its unique stylistic tricks to Shakespeare's problem play, and it lots of fun . . .Read More
The Home Place
The Home Place extended to 12/17- Brian Friel's final visit to Ballybeg at the Irish Rep Read More
Too Heavy for Your Pocket
Too Heavy for Your Pocket - a thoroughly worthwhile and memorable experience
Tiny Beautiful Things
Tiny Beautiful Things - Sheryl Strayed's "Sugar" adapted and performed by Nia Vardalos is back for an encore run at the Publis's Newman Theater. . . s Read More
desperate measures
Desperate Measures Extended to 11/26! -the emphasis in this very loose take on Shakespeare's play is on comedy and the fine cast and ear-pleasing score succeed in making it wonderfully entertaining... Read More
As You Like It
As You Like It - For most of its 100 minutes, John Doyle's production doubles its pleasures. That's even though the running time has probably been cut to half of its usual length and there are just ten actors to play out the multiple games in a forest that doesn't have a single tree. . . Read More
The Show-Off
The Show-Off - a worthy revival of George Kelly comedy. . .Read More
The Treasurer
The Treasurer - Extended to 11/05/17@Max Posner depiction of one man's battle with the slings and arrows tossed at his aging mother and the sleeping demons of resentment they stir in him isn't light entertainment. But Peter Friedman sure offers a master class in nuanced acting. . . Read More
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange - A new stage adaptation of Anthony Burgess's novel joins 1984 in a hot season for dystopia on stage. Read More
mary jane
Mary Jane - Director Anne Kauffman hit the perennial nail on the head in describing Amy Herzog's title character as a modern day Job. . . Read More
Curvy Widow - Extended to 12/31--and performances now include a Thursday matinee.. . . Read More
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney ToddExtended again to 2/25/18! -the Demon Barber's story goes immersive, its thrilling music intact and the pies and mash served before show time are delicious . . .Read More
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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Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross Mamet's classic play about real estate salesmen comes into The Playhouse starring Christian Slater and Stanley Townsend . . . Read More
Poison This play looks at the effect on a marriage of the death of a child in a road accident . . . Read More
Trestle This play won the 2017 Papatango prize for new writing. Stewart Pringle looks at loneliness and chance meetings over a trestle table . . . Read More -
The Diary of a Nobody
The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith's satirical novel about a Victorian man who is full of self importance is dramatised at the King's Head . . . Read More -
The Slaves of Solitude
The Slaves of solitude -Nicholas Wright adapts Patrick Hamilton's novel set in a wartime boarding house for the stage . . . . Read More
Young Marx
Young Marx - Opening his brand new theatre The Bridge for Nicholas Hytner is a new comedy from Richard Bean and Clive Coleman about the early life in London of Karl Marx as a young reprobate . . . . Read More
Albion Mike Bartlett has compared his play to Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Others are saying that this is Britain's first serious Brexit play . . . Read More -
A Woman of No Importance
A Woman of No Importance Oscar Wilde's rarely performed play attracts a stellar cast in Dominic Dromgoole's opening play of his Wilde season . . . 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 -
The Lie
The Lie Florian Zeller's play puts a new slant on the French reputation for a relaxed attitude towards infidelity and stars real life husband and wife Samantha Bond and Alexander Hanson . . . -
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby This innovative production of The Great Gatsby takes everyone back to the 1920s in an immersive experience of the Jazz Age . . . . Read More
Oslo The big hit from Broadway arrives in London telling the tale of the most unlikely peace process in secret talks between the Israelis and the PLO. . . . Read More
Apologia Stockard Channing is the draw in Jamie Lloyd's revival of a play about a 1960s activist as a mother. . . -
Othello The Tobacco Factory and English Touring Theatre's Othello is the best I have ever seen for clarity and understanding. We were blown away by Mark Lockyer's Iago and Abraham Popoola's Othello . . . Read More -
The Ferryman
The FerrymanJez Butterworth's epic successor to Jerusalem is set in a family in Northern Ireland among the troubles and has its West End transfer booked . . . 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 -
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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New Jersey
Shakespeare In Love
Shakespeare In Love - The fine action-aplenty direction provides enough amusing, exuberant, rowdy and bawdy goings-on to fill two shows. . .
I Love You You're Perfect - We can thank director David Saint for encouraging author-lyricist Joe DiPietro to update the show to reflect the changes in dating in light of social media influences over time.
A Night With Janis Joplin
A Night With Janis Joplin -searing biographical concert, earnestly written and smartly directed by Randy Johnson
 The Honeymooners
The Honeymooners -  Weiner's score is conventionally melodic giving a bright frame for Mill's pleasantly facile and flippant lyrics.Read More
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Stupid Kid
Stupid Kid - The Road Theatre has nabbed the world premiere of Sharr White's scabrous family drama. . . Read More
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Washington - DC
The Pajama Game
The Pajama Game -Here's to more tried and true old Broadway musicals of which this is one of the best in a production that creates plenty of steam heat . . Read More
Vicuña & The American Epilogue
Vicuña & The American Epilogue - pre and post-Trump election play at DC's Mosaic Theater . . Read More
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Fireflies - The fine cast make this slight but charming slice-of-life study of characters seizing a second chance a diverting entertainment. Read More
Seder - a contgentious family Passover premieres at Hartford Stage Read More

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Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train - Extended to 12/03!. . . The Portuguese Kid. . .extended to 11/10 despite less than ecstatic reviews. . .Matt Crowley's The Boys In The Band will be returning to Broadway next year (the Booth Theater) with an all-star cast that includes Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells. . . The Irish Rep extends The Home Place to 12/17 & Off the Meter 11/17. . .Desperate Measures Extended agaln, now to 11/26!. . . extended to 11/26! and Sweeney Todd will run into next year, to 2/25/18. . . .The National Theater production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America coming to the Neil Simon Theatre (now home of Cats). The NT cast includes Nathan Lane. . . Hello, Dolly! will get new star power with Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber as Dolly Levy and Horace Vandergriff on 1/20/18; with an official opening on 2/22/18. . . .
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