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Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman - another movie hit sings and dances to Broadway, this one with an essentially sleazy pair turned into fairy tale romantic lovers. . . Read More
straight White Men
straight White Men - It would be nice to see this first Broadway production by an Asian-American woman as a sign that America will soon be a more welcoming place for people of all backgrounds, colors and genders than it is currently. . . Read More
Head Over Heels
Head Over Heels - Jukebox musicals come simple and glitzy-- like this elaborately staged mashup of a 16th Century romance and the Go-Go songbook. . . Read More
The Boys in the Band - A starry revival to celebrate a once groundbreaking play's 50th anniversary. . . Read More
Summer - the latest "jukesical" to hit Broadway, this one with 3 Donna Summers Read More
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady - A lavishly staged new production of the ever "loverly" classic musical. . . Read More
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Winner of Best Play Tony! Read More
Mean Girls
Mean Girls - Another teen audience targeted movie now sing and dances on Broadway Read More
Frozen - A visually rich production that keeps us wide-eyed and on tenterhooks for more than two hours, even when we know how things are going to end. . . Read More
Once On This Island
Once On This Island - Tony Award for Best Musical Revival! This musical may be small in its scope, but when compared to some, it achieves its own sense of grandness by being both magical and seductive— an unbeatable combination. Read More
The Band's Visit -Winner of 10 Tony Awards-including best play, best actor/actress/director/book! Read More
Anastasia - The famous Russian princess fairy tale boasts a top team Read More
The Play That Goes Wrong
not closing but extended to 1/06/19!The Play That Goes Wrong - this British farce glows with antic performances 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
Waitress - Sara Bareilles now stars!
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 School of Rock
School of Rock -closing 1/20/19 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
New York Off-Broadway
The True
The True - Edie Falco returns to the stage in Sharr White's new play about a real life behind-the-scenes political mover and shaker Read More
The Emperor
The Emperor - a theatrical reflection on how autocrats inspire fantasies in their so-called "base" to gain and maintain power. . .Read More
Stars in the Night
Stars in the Night - Immersive theater meets a ghost tour in the streets of DUMBO. Read More
  Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya - Richard Nelson has Chekhov's unhappy Russians air their unhappiness and grievances around a kitchen table. . . Read More
James & Jamesy in the Dark -latter-day clowns Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles invite audiences to go on a magical journey of the imagination that shakes out Socrates old maxim: Know thyself. Read More
collective rage
Collective Rage - Jen Silverman's quintet of unhappy gender-bashing Betty Boops Read More
Heartbreak House
Heartbreak House -A new adaptation of Shaw's tragi-comedy by the Gingold Group Read More
Neurosis - Neil Simon's spirit lives on in this new musical. . . . Read More
R.R.R.E.D.: A Secret Musical - a quirky musical that needs a better book and more memorable songs Read More
Days to Come
Days to Come - The Mint takes a new look at Lillian Hellman failed play. . . Read More

Henry VI
Henry VI—Part 1 and Part 2 - An ambitious production of Shakespeare's historical trilogy by the National Asian American Theater Company. Read More
Be More Chill
Be More Chill - Extended to 9/30! Even though though the target audience for this is too young to vote in "regular" elections, they can be counted on to cast their vote for this musical as the hottest chill in town.
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Smokey Joe's Café -Joshua Bergasse's dynamic choreography and direction make this revival just the respits we all need from what nature and the White House has been sending our way. . . Read More
Fiddler on the Roof Extended yet again 59 11/18! - The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's (NYTF) excellent Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof as directed by Joel Grey makes us fall in love with Tevye, his wife, Golde, and his three daughters all over again. Read More
Desperate Measures
Desperate Measures - The delightful Shakespeare inspired musical is terrific as ever at New World Stages. . .Read More
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Six Henry VIII's famous succession of six wives form the basis for this feminist, satirical and thrilling musical peopled by pop princesses . . . . Read More
Eugenius! A home grown rock musical is set to become the 1980s cult sensation for the twenty first century . . . . Read More
Dance Nation The Almeida is powerhouse for theatricality and originality with this play about 12 year olds in the competitive world of dance competitions . . . . Read More
 Strictly Ballroom the Musical
Strictly Ballroom the Musical This is the new stage version of Baz Luhrmann's 1992 film Strictly Ballroom starring Will Young as the singer narrator . . . . Read More
Bat Out of Hell
Bat Out of Hell Last year's Meatloaf and Jim Steinman hit at the Coliseum transfers to the Dominion . . . Read More -
Tina Tina opens in London with a fabulous new star Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner . . . . Read More
Chicago Chicago lives again with all its razzle dazzle at London's Phoenix Theatre . . . . Read More
Dreamgirls Dreamgirls has found an appreciative audience at London's Savoy Theatre . . Read More
Into the Numbers
Into the Numbers - Christopher Chen's play is a harrowing account of research into what was termed the Rape of Nanking and the impact on those who write about genocide . . . Read More
Hamilton The Hamilton phenomenon takes London by storm . . . 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 -
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New Jersey
Age of Innocence - A taste of Victorian attitudes. Read More<--10/07/18 -->
Brick City - a fast-moving, well-crafted and evocative play.
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 Yellow Face
Yellow Face - Another look at David Hwang's much produced play. . . . . Read More
Coriolanus - We are probably due for a Coriolanus that examines the rise and fall of an anti-social soldier-turned-politician in the digital age. For now, the Theatricum's offering offers a rousing couple of hours nonetheless.. . Read More

Washington - DC
 If I Forget
If I Forget -Steven Levenson's drama in the city of its setting . . Read More
 The Color Purple
Passion - a beautiful production . . Read More
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Berkshire Reviews
Hir - Taylor Mac's terrifyingly dysfunctional family drama at Shakespeare & Company Read More
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Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Extended yet again, to 11/18 . .
Girl From the North Country ( see our London Review) extended 3 weeks to 12/09 before official NY opening at the Public Theater. . .As of 10/23 Laura Benanti will take over the role of Eliza in My Fair Ladyfor every performance except Tuesdays when Kerstin Anderson will be on. . . . The Play What Goes Wrong NOT closing but extended to 1/06/19!. . .Glenda Jackson will return to Broadway next year to reprise her London performance as King Lear. . .. . .
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