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Broadway
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
Prince of Broadway
Prince of Broadway - a sampler of 17 of the shows Harold Prince has directed and some 30 of those shows' breakout hits . . . Read More
Michael Moore-The Terms of My Surrender
Michael Moore-The Terms of My Surrender - Michael Moore may not be able to take down our sitting president, but he does lift our spirits about the mess in Washington. . . Read More
anastasia
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 - The exceptionally talented Christian Borle plays Willie Wonka with exhilarating ferocity. . .Read More
War Paint
War Paintclosing 11/03/17! -musical stars Patty LuPone and Christine Ebersole do their utmost to make to stars of the beauty industry fascinating. . . 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
Cats. . .. . .Closing on Broadway 12/30/17 and heading for the road with a new castRead More
waitress
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
Squeamish
Squeamish - Alison Fraser in solo show that delves into dark behavior Read More
Richard III
Richard III - a ground breaking take on the famous anti-hero in German as part of BAM's New Wave Festival. . . 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 - 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 10/29! -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
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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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London

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 . . . -
What Shadows
What Shadows Chris Hannan's play looks at the politician Enoch Powell and the impact his speech about the nation had on a generation . . . . Read More
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
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
Apologia Stockard Channing is the draw in Jamie Lloyd's revival of a play about a 1960s activist as a mother. . . -
Othello
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
 perfect
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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Washington - DC
The Lover/The Collection
The Lover/The Collection - Both these one-act plays by Harold Pinter deal with relationships in language that is spare and rich, illuminating as well as confusing. . . Read More
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Connecticut


Berkshire Reviews
Gaslight
Gaslight - This excellent revival of Patrick Hamilton's 1938 thriller still entertains Read More
Lost Lake
Lost Lake - David Auburn's play about an unlikely friendship snuggles beautifully into the intimate Unicorn Theatre Read More
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