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1984 on Broadway - a Prequel - George Orwell's novel about a dystopian world has been relevant for almost 70 years. . .it's more scarily so than ever in its latest page to stage adaptation. . . Read More
A Doll's House, Part 2
A Doll's House, Part 2 Extended to 1/07/18!- 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 . . .no wonder this old-fashioned musical is the season's hottest ticket. . . Read More
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day - Even an injured knee can't keep Andy Karl from making our visit to Punxsutawney, Pa. fun . . . Read More
Bandstand - The masterful choreographer of Hamilton and a first-class musical theater team have concocted a show that mixes music inspired by the swing era with an overall sensibility that's up-to-the-minute.. .Read More
Six Degrees Of Separation
To an early grave on 6/18 Six Degrees Of Separation - John Guare's 1990 hit makes a stylish Broadway comeback. . . Read More
The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes - our review now covers a report on both Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon's performances. . .Extended to July 2nd! 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
Indecent in response to all the support, the show will run a bit longer, now closing 8/06/1- Paula Vogel's more relevant than ever homage to the power (and danger) of creativity and dissent. . .Read More
War Paint
War Paint -musical stars Patty LuPone and Christine Ebersole do their utmost to make to stars of the beauty industry fascinating. . . Read More
Oslo - Extended to 7/16 after winning Tony for Best Play! it's a talky play, but the talk is wonderful in this welcome Broadway production Read More
Present Laughter
Present Laughter - Kevin Kline as Noel Coward's self-absorbed Garry Essendine and a topnotch cast once again prove there's nothing insignificant about wit and laughter in an age weighed down by significantly weighty issues. . . Read More
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong - this British farce glows with antic performances Read More
Sweat - the 2017 Pulitzer Winner is closing 6/25 The Trump presidency makes the story of Lynn Nottage's under-educated, blue collar workers more relevant than ever. . . 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
Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard - Has-been movie star Norma Desmond' may not be ready for her close-up as she claims, but Glenn Close is not only ready but better than ever in her reprise of the demented Norma. . . Read More
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812 - (update to now cover both Josh Groban and understudy Scott Stangland's as Pierre in the little musical engine that could at Broadway's 1000-seat Imperial theater. . . 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
The Traveling Lady
The Traveling Lady - a welcome return to Horton Foote's beloved sleepy Texas town where nothing much happens. . .until it does! Read More
Fulfillment Center - A formidably talented cast forcefully brings Abe Koogler's unhappy characters to life in this world premiere at MTC's smallest venue. . . Read More
Angels in America - The opera version of Tony Kushner's two-part epic finally made its New York debut, courtesy of the New York City Opera Company. . . Read More
 Attack of the Elvis Impersonators
Attack of the Elvis Impersonators - In Lory Lazarus's musical the soul of Elvis returns to Earth to convince the human race to be his impersonator. . .Read More
Somebody's Daughter
Somebody's Daughter - Playwright Chisa Hutchinson proves herself a sharp-eyed observer of character with an up-to-the minute ear for how Americans of differing ages and backgrounds speak and interact. Read More
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar - a Trump-inspired Caesar steps out of a bathtub to meet those who've come not to praise but to bury him . . . Read More
Bella: An American Tall Tale
Bella: An American Tall Tale - This rather messy tale that would be better if shorter Read More
wood sez
Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie - musical tribute to the great Woody Guthrie by a multi-talented quartet. . . Read More
Cost of Living
Cost of Living - life isn't easy for Martyna Majok four characters, neither is it always easy to watch them dealing with the blows they've been dealt. . . Read More
Animal - Claire Lizzimore's play may be providing a heavy dose of the psychotic. But who will complain when its being doled out by the terrific Rebecca Hall. . . Read More
Sweetee You gotta have heart and this little show has it despite plot and other problems . . . Read More
The End of Longing
The End of Longing - Matthew Perry's playwriting and stage acting debut at MCC Read More
The Government Inspector
The Government InspectorReturning for another 6 weeks at New World Stages! - Don't be surprised if some of the over-the-top characters in Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Gogol's farce remind you of some of the real life shenanigans in our current body politic. . . Read More
boy who danced
The Boy Who Danced On Air -this well-crafted production and its gifted performers bring an intriguing, though certainly unsettling tradition to the stage. . . Read More
The Whirligig
The Whirligig - Hamish Linklater dons his playwright's hat for a complex story about how the untimely death of a young woman sends her parents and others who knew her into a whirligig of grief and guilt. . . Read More
The Lucky One
The Lucky One -A.A. Milne's 1922 play about sibling rivalry among the upper class gets another go by the Mint Theater. . . Read More
Derren Brown: Secret
Derren Brown: Secret - The British mentalist and illusionist pulls out his full bag of tricks for his Atlantic Theater debut Read More
Pacific Overtures - Stephen Sondheim's complex musical given a timely political focus with drastic, but brilliant new staging John Doyle. . . Read More
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney ToddExtended to 12/31! -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
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CommonDC Moore's new play for Headlong and the National Theatre astonishes and confuses. . . Read More -
887 Robert Lepage's storytelling narrative compels for two hours as he looks at his memories with all the technical wizardy commanding astounding visuals . . . 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 -

Shit-Faced Shakespeare
Shit-Faced Shakespeare A Hangover or just fun? 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 -
The Girls
The Girls Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's charming musical about the middle aged women who stripped off for a nude charity calendar is delightful, poignant and well worth seeing . . . Read More -
Cautionary Tales for Daughters
Cautionary Tales for Daughters Tanya Holt's delightful evening of received wisdom in the form of satirical song . . . 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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 Les Blancs
Les Blancs - Lorraine Hansberry's last completed play has visions larger than Africa itself, and the fearless Rogue Machine Theatre Company proves just the entity to tame it. . . Read More


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Washington - DC
School for Lies
School for Lies - David Ives terrific adaptation of Moliere still a laugh a minute. . . Read More
The Father - Florian Zeller's play about aging given a fine new production . . Read More
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Berkshire Reviews
The birds
The Birds - Conor McPherson's own take on the famour DuMaurier story . . .Read More
4000 Miles
4000 Miles - Amy Herzog's play receives a fine production at Shakespeare & Co. Read More
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New: IndecentSupport for the show has put off the closing date to 8/06/17, an xtra 5 weeks . . . Cats closing on Broadway 12/30/17 and heading for the road with a new cast. . . The Government Inspector will continue it's hit run for another 6 weeks at New World Stages, starting 7/05/17. . . Sweat - it won the Pulitzer but no TonyBest Play award, so closing 6/25. . . Oslo - Extended to 7/16 after winning Tony for Best Play!. . . And our Annual Omnibus Awards List now includes all winners of of the biggie-- The Tony Awards! . . . A Doll's House, Part 2 extended to 1/07/18. . . On Your Feet! closing on Broadway but off on a global tour. . . After deservedly collecting a fistful of prestigious awards, 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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