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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
1984 - George Orwell's novel about a dystopian world has been relevant for almost 70 years. Current events have resulted in starry new Broadway production . . .
Marvin's Room
Marvin's Room - Scott McPherson's heroic Bessie still tugs at our heart strings but also manages to make us laugh. . . Read More
A Doll's House, Part 2
A Doll's House, Part 2 closing 9/24!- Lucas Hnuth's highly original sequel to Ibsen's classic adds yet another terrific new play to the Broadway season. . . 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 - The exceptionally talented Christian Borle plays Willie Wonka with exhilarating ferocity. . .Read More
War Paint
War Paintclosing 12/31/17! -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. . .. . .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
Small World
Small World - a small, well-acted play about two men with very big egos. . . Read More
The Violin<
The Violin< - Outstanding performances make Dan McCormick's 3-hander about a lost Stradivari worth seeing. . .Read More
Charm Extended to 10/15! - a talented cast conjures the figures from playwright Philip Dawkins' fertile imagination, creating a group portrait that's vivid, credible, and heartbreaking. Read More
Inanimate - The Flea inaugurates their new theater with a unique take on the romantic comedy by Nick Robideau. Read More
In the Blood
In the Blood - Extended to 10/15! A stunning new production of Suzan-Lori Parks' 2nd Red Letter Play. . . Read More
On the Shore of the Wide World
On the Shore of the Wide World - Simon Stephens' early play not on a par with his more recent work Read More
Rhinoceros - While it's not evident that this Yiddish translation adds anything to Eugene Ionesco's original work, it certainly is a faithful translation of his tragic message. Read More
For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday
For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday - Even with a committed cast, headed by Kathleen Chalfant this one act meditation on aging and dying never escapes feeling like watching someone's home movies with commentary about landmarks in their family's shared memories. Read More
The Rape of the Sabine Women
The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Mathias - Michael Yates Crowley's uses a ambitious exploration of a persistent rape culture as experienced by an American high school girl. Read More
 Fucking A
F**king A -Extended to 10/08/17. . .A fine director and cast give new life to Suzan-Lori Parks' 2003 play that's as relentlessly downbeat and bloody as any Greek tragedy. Read More
loveless texas
Loveless Texas - Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost reimagined in American rawhide and cowboy boots. . . . Read More
The Baroness
The Baroness -this tale of obsession fabricated from odds and ends of the historical record isn't likely to send playgoers in search of Isak Dinesen's literary works. . . Read More
Suitcase Under the Bed - This evening of 4 short plays by Teresa Deevy completes one of the Mint Theater Company's most ambitious and welcome rescue missions of a playwright whose work deserves wider recognition 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
Review links to all currently running Broadway and Off-Broadway shows


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
Prism Terry Johnson writes and directs this play about the legendary cameraman and director Jack Cardiff . . . . Read More
The Blinding Light
The Blinding Light Howard Brenton's intriguing play looks at the playwright August Strindberg's time in Paris reflecting on his life and obsessions . . . . Read More
The March on Russia
The March on Russia David Storey's play was a prequel to his novel Pasmore and comes from a theatre company dedicated to illustrating what is extraordinary about people's ordinary lives . . . . Read More -
Knives in Hens
Knives in Hens Yael Farber directs a revival of David Harrower's 1995 play about a medieval power struggle between man and wife . . . Read More -
Against The premiere of Christopher Shinn's latest play is about a Silicon Valley billionaire turned philanthropist to make fundamental changes to society with Ben Whishaw in the lead . . . Read More -
Apologia Stockard Channing is the draw in Jamie Lloyd's revival of a play about a 1960s activist as a mother. . . -
Girl From the North Country
Girl From the North Country - Conor McPherson's play with Bob Dylan songs set in hiis birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota . . . Read More -
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
Simpatico - a tantalizing and entertaining intrusion into the lives of old buddies and former partners with a past as scam artists.
What the Butler Saw
What the Butler Saw I'd be surprised if you didn't find yourself laughing at virtually every line and every bit of chaotic action.Read More
Foster Mom
Foster Mom - Chris Cragin-Day's exploration of the challenges of foster care at Premiere Stage . . . Read More
F Theory
F Theory - the characters are being played by the playwrights themselves
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 Animal Farm
Animal Farm - George Orwell's timely satire at the Will Geer Theatricum . . Read More
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Washington - DC
 Little Night Music
A Little Night Music - Extended to 10/15! Stephen Sondheim's operetta at Signature Theatre Signature Theater . . Read More
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Berkshire Reviews
God of Carnage
God of Carnage - Director Regie Life, the actors and creative team have created a collaborative production of powerful comedic artistry. Read More
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New: War Paintclosing 12/31/17. . . F**king Aextended to 10/08/17. . .and Sweeney Todd extended yet again, to 2/25/18. . . Tiny Beautiful Things gets a second life at the Public Theater this fall . .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. . . . The Band's Visit is moving to Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theater starting 10/07/17 and opening 11/09/17.. .
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