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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
Act of God
Act of God - A new God, shares his with and wisdom with Broadway Audiences Read More
Paramour - Cirque du Soleil tackles Broadway as a real musical Read More
Waitress - a promising Broadway debut for singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and another award-winning performance by Jessie Mueller
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The Humans
The Humans - Our review Stephen Karam's family drama on Broadway. . . Read More
 Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof -Closing 12/31/16 . . .this is still as close as you can get to a perfect musical and a memorable Teyve courtesy of Danny Burstein . . . . Read More
 The Color Purple
The Color Purple - a rewarding show thanks to some powerful performances . . . . Read More
 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

2016 New York International Fringe Festival, August 12-28- Curtainup will report on a healthy dose of this year's almost 200 scheduled shows at over 16 venues, with updates posted throughout the Festivals 3 weeks ...

Summer Shorts 2016, Series A
Summer Shorts 2016, Series A - The first half of this year's Summer Shorts festival features one-act plays by Cusi Cram, Neil LaBute, and A. Rey Pamatmat.Read More
Quietly - Extended to 9/25! Taut and tension-filled play set in post "troubles Belfast Read More
Butler - New Jersey Rep's production of Richard Strand's slice of history play makes a solid landing Off-Broadway Read More
A Class Action
A Class Act - A worthy topic in need of a more original and engaging drama Read More
Oslo - The play will transfer to the Vivian Beaumont in Spring 2017!J. T. Rogers's 3-hour long, fact-based political drama manages to be a fascinating, never boring theatrical outing. . . Read More
Small Mouth Sounds
Small Mouth Sounds Extended to 10/09/16- Bess Wohl's clever non-verbal play gets a second run Off-Broadway Read More
Cagney - The York Theater Company's big-little bio-musical transfers to the Westside Theatre for an open runRead More
 The Effect
The Effect - Extended to 9/04!6! The romance that propels her plot may at first seem like a mostly authorial device to lighten things up, but it turns out to be as as combustible and unsettling as the complexities of the situation that brought two hungry for love people together. Read More
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Allegro Thom Southerland's insightful production of this musical rarity from Rodgers and Hammerstein gets its first London showing ever. . . . 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 -
Into the Woods
Into the Woods Sondheim and Lapine's alternative fairy tale musical comes to London's Chocolate Factory . . . . . Read More -
French Without Tears
French Without Tears Terence Rattigan's erudite and sparklingly witty play comes back to the Orange Tree before touring. Unmissable! . . . . Read More -
Macbeth Iqbal Khan directs Ray Fearon and Tara Fitzgerald at Shakespeare's Globe in the Scottish play of poetry, ambition and murder. . . Read More -
Aladdin The Genie and the opulent costumes and sets will make Aladdin a magic carpet ride. . . Read More
 Motown: the Musical
Motown: the Musical London gets Berry Gordon's story of his record label Tamla Motown and the stars he discovered. . . Read More
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New Jersey
 exit the king
Exit the King - Bonnie J. Monte has assembled a terrific cast that makes this grimly comical play not only tolerable but on occasion even fun Read More
 Pump Boys and Dinettes
Pump Boys and Dinettes - amiable mix of country-styled music and home-grown corn Read More

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go back
Go Back Where You Are - David Greenspan's play is a kind of crazy reminder to theatrical big shots to treat the bit players with respect. After all, one never knows when they might have divine connections. . . Read More


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Washington - DC
 Jelly's Last Jam
Jelly's Last Jam - Credit for how entertaining this revival of George C. Wolfe's musical about Jelly Roll Morton is the way Director Matthew Gardiner pulls the show together. . . Read More
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Tribes - Nina Raine's powerful play lives on at Barrington Stage Read More
Quartet - The Sharon Playhouse rounds out its season with light summer fare that's a tribute to those who embrace life even as it fades. Read More
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Gentlemen of Verona - A perfect production of the Bard's comedy at the Tina Packer Playhouse Read More
And No More Shall We Part
And No More Shall We Part - Playwright Tom Holloway explores the consequences of, "To Be or Not To Be," and is not afraid to confront mortality. Read More
An American Daughter
An American Daughter - Williamstown Theatre Festival's production of Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter seems just as fresh and even more timely this pre-election season than it did twenty years ago; perhaps even more relevant as the first serious female presidential candidate stands before the media's withering glare. Read More
OR - A seventeenth century female spy, poet and playwright, Aphra Behn, is the subject of Liz Duffy Adams' delightful Restoration-like comedy Or, at Shakespeare and Company's Tina Packer Playhouse. Read More
The Merchant of Venice - A superbly staged and acted production of Shakespeare's controversial play at Shakespeare & Co. Read More
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Update: Theater Close-Up is back starting with The Woodsman . . . Small Mouth Sounds extended to 10/09/16. . .Berkshire summer theater's revival of Fiorello will move to the title character's home town with its original cast. . .When Fun Home launches its tour production in Cleveland Kate Shindle, Robert Petkoff and Susan Moniz will play Alison, Bruce and Helen Bechdel. . . Sense & Sensibility has extended yet again, but the new 11/20/16 closing is final!. . . Closing dates for American in Paris closing date has been moved up to 10/08/16. . . . .Hamilton headed to London's newly refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre 10/17 . . .
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