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Broadway
Act of God
Act of God - A new God, shares his with and wisdom with Broadway Audiences Read More
Paramour
Paramour - Cirque du Soleil tackles Broadway as a real musical plus its usual acrobatic razzle-dazzleRead More
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night - Jessica Lange headlines an outstanding cast in the Roundabout's splendid revival of O'Neill's masterpiece. . . Read More

Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed - George C. Wolfe and his starry team turn this mostly forgotten musical into an entertaining history lesson about black musical theater Read More
Fully Committed<
Fully Committed -Extended to 7/31! After almost 2 decaades as a regional staple, Becky Mode's upstairs/downstairs comedy come back to New York', this time on Broadway. . . Read More
waitress
Waitress - a promising Broadway debut for singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and another award-winning performance by Jessie Mueller
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The Crucible
The Crucible - Ivo Van Hov's highly effective take on Arthur Miller's classic allelgory Read More
Bright Star
Bright Star - Closing 6/26!Another bluegrass tuner, this one on Broadway and by the multi-talented Steve Martin and songwriter Edie Brickell. Read More
She Loves Me
She Loves Me - Extended to July 10th! The Roundabout gets everything right in its revival of this musical theater charmer Read More
Eclipsed
Eclipsed on Broadway - Disturbing and outstandingly staged as ever Read More
The Humans
The Humans - Our review Stephen Karam's family drama on Broadway. . . Read More
 Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof - 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

Out of the Mouths of Babes
Out of the Mouths of Babes - Israel Horovitz's comedy is buoyed by a stellar all female cast headed by Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey Read More
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew - The Shakespeare in the Park production tames this play's gender issue with an all female cast and a beauty pageant framing device. . . Read More
Shining City
Shining City - Matthew Broderick shines in this revival of Conor McPherson's play in the beautifully renovated Irish Rep Read More
 Confusions and A Hero's Welcome
Confusions and A Hero's Welcome ' An Alan Ayckbourn double bill in repertory at Brits Off-Broadway Festival- Read More
Radiant Vermin
Radiant Vermin - Philip Ridley's new play takes the idea of an 'extreme home makeover' to entirely new heights. Read More
ndian Summer
Indian Summer - In the course of its two-or-so hours, Gregory S. Moss's comedy is as much about love — familial, platonic and, of course, romantic — as it is about longing and loneliness. It's touching without being sentimental. . . Read More
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City - Halley Feiffer's funny-sad new play Read More
Himself and Nora
Himself and Nora - author-composer-lyricist Jonathan Brielle scratches beneath the skin of the literary lion James Joyce and delves into his passionate relationship with Nora Barnacle . . you can bet your shamrocks that it will attract Joyceans and anybody who likes a love story with a Bohemian flavor. . . . Read More
Hadestown
Hadestown - this almost sung-through version of the much told story has been brought to fascinating, lushly staged new life. Read More
The Total Bent
The Total Bent Extended to 6/26! - A new musical from Passing Strange team Stew and Heidi Rodewald features first-rate music and performances, but the surrounding narrative has room for refinement. Read More
 Incognitio
Incognito -Extended to July 10th! Nick Payne, seen by many as an heir to Tom Stoppard, is back with another science themed intellectual puzzle. It's about the workings of that most mysterious human organ, the brain. . . . Read More
Signature Plays: The Sandbox, Drowning, Funnyhouse of a Negro
Signature Plays: The Sandbox, Drowning, Funnyhouse of a Negro - Extended to 6/19! As studies in loneliness, alienation, and unease, these one-acts fit together nicely as a single evening. . . Read More
 Turn Me Loose
Turn Me Loose - Extended to 7/17! Biographical dramas are common on the New York stage, but they're usually about dead people. Comedian Dick Gregory, the protagonist of Gretchen Law's play, is going strong at 83.Read More
Judas Kiss
The Judas Kiss - This is not a great play, not even one of David Hare's best. But with this production it it can now be considered a very good play, and one well worth seeing. Read More
Cagney
Cagney - The York Theater Company's big-little bio-musical transfers to the Westside Theatre for an open runRead More
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Thank God for Jokes
Thank God for Jokes - not jokes at all but stories taken directly from his life experiences Read 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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London

 Titanic
Titanic Maury Yeston's monumental musical gets the small is beautiful treatment in the West End at the Charing Cross Theatre and is not to be missed. . . Read More
 The Spoils
The Spoils Jesse Eisenberg brings his searing play and three-fifths of the American cast to London . . . Read More
 Sideways
Sideways Rex Pickett adapts his novel for the stage after the wonderful movie in 2004 which vilified the merlot grape . . . Read More
 Show Boat
Show Boat Jerome Kern's musical of 1927 is the first real musical with every song progressing the plot and a dark, serious plot it is . . . 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
West Side Story
West Side Story - in synch with the heartbeat of the original Read More
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A Song at Twilight
A Song at Twilight - a commendable attempt to balance fluff with substance 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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California
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet - The season-opening production at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum directed by Ellen Geer is smart, well-executed and sadly timely . . Read More
Mad Woman in a Volvo - Sandra Tsing Loh airs her dirty laundry, throws herself a party and lets her friends get in on the act. .and. we don't need to endure an NPR pledge drive to enjoy the fun or embrace the sadness. . . Read More
John's A Father - A simple story, told with truth, can far outweigh a bloated epic with grander aspirations. Playwright Julie Mayer Myatt travels a short but meaningful distance with her one-act play . . Read More


Philadelphia

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Washington - DC
 Kinky
Kinky Boots - The 2013 musical at the Knnedy Center . . Read More
 La Cage Aux Folles
La Cage Aux Folles - A fresh and still funny production at DC"s Signature t . . Read More
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Connecticut
Anastasia
Anastasia -If all goes well, this latest version of the story might make it to Broadway, though it has a long, long way to go. Still, the very name Anastasia means "resurrection," so who knows? . . . Read More
Berkshires
American Son
American Son - A penetrating world premiere which attempts to probe and expose the decades of deep-seated discord. Read More
Fiorello
Fiorello - The Berkshire Theatre Group has mounted a lively production of this uniquely New York musical in their intimate Unicorn Theatre. Read More
Kimberly Akimbo
Kimberly Akimbo - David Lindsay-Abaire's absurd examination of familial dysfunction and misplaced values gets a fresh new production at Barrington Stage. . . Read More
Gypsy
Gypsy - This enduring musical is headlined by Karen Ziemba at the Sharon Playhouse Read More
 The Taming
The Taming - a raucous political satire by Lauren Gunderson at Shakespeare & company's 2nd Stage . . Read More
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BREAKING NEWS: When Audrey McDonald leaves to have her baby on July 24th, Shuffle Along. . . will also stop shuffling along. . . American In Paris closing 1/1/17. . . The Humans will end its run at the Helen Hayes (which is being renovated) 7/24/16 and move into the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater on 8/09/16. . . Fun Home will leave Broadway 9/10/16 but continue on the road. . .Check out all the awards in Curtainup's annual omnibus awards list . . . Turn Me Loose Extended to 7/17. . . Dear Evan Hansen Broadway tickets now on saler. . . Finding Neverland closing 8/21/16 but headed to London and on an American Tour. . . The Effect extended to 9/04/16. . .
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