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New York-Broadway
 Bullets Over Broadway
Bullets Over Broadway - Woddy Allen's satiric movie becomes a crowd pleasing musical . . Read More
The Realistic Joneses
The Realistic Joneses - An A-1 cast and director enhance Will Eno's Broadway debut, but its sum is less than its parts . . Read More
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun - A not to be missed revival of Lorraine Hansberry's ever relevant play . . Read More
If/Then
If/Then - It really wouldn't be too much of a stretch to think of the new musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey as a modern fairy tale. . . Read More
 Mothers and Sons
Mothers and Sons - Having Tyne Daly on board helps Terrence McNally tackle the effect of AIDS crisis on four generations . . Read More
Les Miserables
Les Miserables - A superb cast and fabulous new stage concept give this mega musical an exciting new life . . Read More
Aladdin
Aladdin - Disney Theatrical's bright, lively, tuneful and also very funny stage adaptation of its hugely successful 1992 cartoon film . . Read More
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Rocky
Rocky - the hugely successful Academy Award-winning 1976 movie hit that spawned five sequels has been marvelously re-conceived as a Broadway musical. . . Read More
All the Way
All the Way - In a season dominated by that most successful borrower from history, William Shakespeare, it's a real treat to have a freshly minted, full-bodied history play on Broadway. . . Read More
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Bridges of Madison County
Bridges of Madison County - The love story that moved from page to screen. . . and now, with a lovely score by Jason Robert Brown, to the stage . . . Read More

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 Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Beautiful- The Carole King Musical - Jessie Mueller proves she's a triple threat talent as singer-songwriter Carole King . . . Read More

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - A hilariously macabre and deliciously tuneful musical has landed on Broadway. It's a sure-fire Tony award collector . . . Read More

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After Midnight
After Midnight - This is one show that could go on well after midnight without wearing out its welcome Read More
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April Cabaret Nights column
New York Off-Broadway

The Library
The Library - Screen writerScott Z. Burns makes his stage debut with a behind the headlines drama . . Read More
Isolde
Isolde - Richard Maxwell's latest is at times strange, dreamy, stinging, and comic. It's a complicated show to digest, but well worth the energy.

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Red Velvet - the London production enjoys a welcome run at St. Ann's Warehouse . . Read More

 The Heir Apparent
The Heir Apparent - David Ives has done it again with his uproarious all-in-couplet adaptation of a 17th century farce . . Read More
The Most Deserving
The Most Deserving - Veanne Cox shines in Catherine Trieschmann's new play at women's Project Theater . . Read More

3 penny opera
The Threepenny Opera - Martha Clarke's timely revival of the brilliant Brecht/Weil musical satire . . Read More
Most Happy Fella
The Most Happy Fella - A most happy Encores! revival . . Read More
>The Bardy Bunch
The Bardy Bunch - Stephen's Garvey's musical puts Shakespeare cheek by jowl with the TV families Partridge and Brady. . . Read More
Heathers
Heathers: The Musical - the concept of teen angst and peer bullying is sadly not dated and is, perhaps, worse today. . . Read More
 I Remember Mama
I Remember Mama - If you've been following the Transport Group's work, you'll recognize this re-conceptualized revival as yet another example of the company's mission of "visually progressive productions of emotionally classic stories" . . Read More
King lear
King Lear at TFNA - For a Lear that speaks to the domestic home front, don't miss English classical actor Michael Pennington . . . Read More
 Beyond Therapy
Beyond Therapy - The Tony winning cleverness of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has not rubbed off on his once shocking absurdist comedy Read More
Tales From Red Vienna
Tales From Red Vienna - An old-fashioned costume drama, complete with two intermissions . . Read More
 Satchmo at the Waldorf
Satchmo at the Waldorf - Solo bio play about Louis Armstrong. John Douglas Thompsan impresses even though he doesn't play the trumpet . . Read More
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London Wall
London WallExtended to April 20th! - The Mint revival of John Van Druten's office comedy is an entertaining picture of a by-gone era; and it has its parallels in today's world . . . Read More

 My Mother Has 4 Noses
My Mother Has 4 Noses - Closing early on 4/19! This is a love story. The love is between singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke and her mother, Darren Stone, a victim of Alzheimer's Disease. Depressing, right? Actually not. . . Read More
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London

 King Charles III
King Charles III - If we awarded stars, Mike Bartlett's new play would get 5 stars . . Read More
 Birdland
Birdland - Simon Stephens' provocative play about the vacuity of celebrity and wealth with an outstanding performance from Andrew Scott . . Read More
 Another Country
Pests - What's most remarkable about Vivienne Franzmann's play is the language . . Read More
 Another Country
Another Country -Jeremy Herrin's production from Chichester is a fine illustration of youth rebellion . . Read More
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Broadway's 2005 musical version of the Michael Caine and Steve Martin film comes to London with the admirable Robert Lindsay in the lead . . Read More
 I Can't Sing
I Can't Sing - Comedian Harry Hill has penned a musical comedy based on all the characters and scenarios from the popular televisual reality singing contest. . . Read More
 Other Desert Cities
Other Desert Cities - Jon Robin Baitz's tense and gripping play is the perfect piece in which to experience the new and highly effective in the round formation at the Old Vic. . . Read More
 Fatal Attraction
Fatal Attraction - James Dearden has adapted his screenplay for the stage with a different ending. Not even the great director Trevor Nunn can get high drama out of it . . Read
Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit - Noel Coward's script is well conceived and stands the test of time, and so does Angela Lansbury as his eccentric spiritualist Madame Arcati. . . Read More
 Urinetown
Urinetown - A number of producers have tried and failed to bring this musical to London, so all credit to the management of the relatively new St James's Theatre and director Jamie Lloyd for mounting such a handsome production that's creating a real buzz. . . Read More
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New Jersey
South Pacific
South Pacific - this classic musical has an invigorating freshness and vitality thanks to the enlivening direction by Rob Ruggiero.Read More
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California
Slowgirl
Slowgirl Greg Pierce's 2 character play is slow but it's steady. And it wins the race if what's prized is skilled simplicity .. . . Read More

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Philadelphia

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Three Sisters - Chekhov's classic hits the stage in a bright new translation. . . Read More
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Connecticut/Hudson Valley

Seafarer
The Seafarer - Conor McPhersons comedy-drama gets a fine production at the Schoolhouse . . . Read More
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Washington - DC
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Camp David
Camp David - Lawrence Wright's treatment of the historic facts is careful and comprehensive, and he's added is color, the human frailties of those concerned.. . . Read More

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Water by the Spoonful
Water by the Spoonful - The middle of Alegria Hudes's trilogy in DC, as the finale runs in New York . . . Read More

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I like to feel I'm a test pilot, trying to see if this thing will fly. Well, of course with Shakespeare you know it flies, but I still try to forget that anyone else has ever played the role.—Jeremy Irons comment on tackling a Shakespeare role, will ring a bell with many of his fellow thespians in this Shakespeare-stuffed On and Off-Broadway season. (see,Shakespeare, Shakespeare Everwhere

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