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New York-Broadway
The Heidi Chronicles
The Heidi Chronicles - though no longer ground breaking as in 1989 Wendy Wasserstein's funny yet poignant script holds up remarkably well, and the issues she explored have changed rather than gone away. . . Read More
On The Twentieth Century
On The Twentieth Century - The Roundabout's current take on that madcap sixteen hour Chicago to New York ride is buoyed by Cy Coleman's sophisticated operetta-ish score and Betty Comden and Adolph Green's witty book and lyrics & a great cast that includes a better than ever Kristin Chenoweth . . . Read More
The Audience
The Audience - Hail to Queen Helen Mirren! Peter Morgan's entertaining play about the British monarch and her prime ministers has made a smooth landing on Broadway . . Read More
Fish in the Dark
Fish in the Dark - Larry David fans get a chance to see a live Curb Your Enthusiasm episode binge . . Read More
 Honeymoon in Vegas
Honeymoon in Vegas - loud, lively, brassy entertainment -- just like Las Vegas . . Read More
 On the Town
On the Town - this old wine in a flavorful new bottle lands successfully in a 4x bigger Broadway theater . . Read More
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time - a genre-crossing, electrifying stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's best selling novel . . Read More
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New York Off-Broadway

Twelfth Night (or What You Will). . .

What You Will (or Twelfth Night)
Twelfth Night (or What You Will) & What You Will (or Twelfth Night) - Bedlam Theater's Shakespearean switcheroo takes the double title and morphs each into a full production that runs in entertaining repertory with itself. . . Read More
Josephine and I
Joesphine and I - If Cush Jumbo's show is admirably self-serving, it is also an unapologetic homage. Read More
Placebo
Placebo - Melissa James Gibson's new play has her usual linguistic flair but falls short in terms of satisfying depth . . Read More
Posterity
Posterity - Doug Wright's new play turns the spotlight on two of Oslo's most famous artists, Henrik Ibsen and Gustav Vigeland . . . Read More
A Happy End
A Happy End - While the horrors of the Nazi reign of terror should never be forgotten, a Iddo Netanyahu's debut play adds little that's new . . Read More
The Mystery of Love and Sex 
The Mystery of Love and Sex Bathsheba Doran's play doesn't purport to have profound answers or even ask probing questions. It's an observation of the human species laid bare, simple and complex at the same time. . . Read More
Abundance
Abundance - Beth Henley's revisionist story of female friendship in the West takes American mythology as a ripe target for deconstruction. Read More
 
Fashions For Men
Fashions For Men -Extended to 4/12! One of Ferenc Molnar's lesser known plays given a second life by New York's favorite theatrical antique treasure hunter, the Mint Theater . . Read More
John and Jen
John and Jen - Fans of this twenty-year-old pocket musical will welcome this Keen Company revival. . . Read More
Five Times in One Night
Five Times in One Night -Extended again to 4/19! "As smart as it is sexy" feels like a clichéd but apt description of Chiara Atik's new play. Read More
Churchill
Churchill Ronald Keatin revisits the life of the great British leader and orator . . Read More
 Hamilton
Hamilton - It's moving to Broadway 7/13! A new musical that hits every sweet button: strong story, a melodic score, on the mark lyrics, stunning choreography and a great cast . . Read More
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London
 Harvey
Harvey The 1944 Pulitzer Prize winning comedy has a whimsical, if dated, charm . . . Read More
 Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow - Kevin Spacey's swansong to the Old Vic is a one man tour de force of a legendary lawyer and the cases he fought for . . . . Read More
 Beautiful The Carole King Musical
Beautiful The Carole King Musical A show brimful of beautiful tunes for the children of the Sixties . . . . Read More
 Closer
Closer Patrick Marber's "truth, lies and relationships" hit of the 1990s gets a revival at the Donmar . . . . Read More
 The Ruling Class
The Ruling Class Originally filmed with Peter O'Toole, Jamie McAvoy gives an acting masterclass in this bizarre play about the English class system. Read More
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New Jersey
 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - an enthralling entertainment . . Read More
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Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery - a comedy where funny happenings and clever word-play are in tooshort supply Read More
Buyer & Cellar
Buyer & Cellar - This enjoyable diversion as well as an essentially show-off vehicle for a talented actor makes another of its many stops at George Street Playhouse. Read More
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Washington - DC
The Originalist
Soon - Nick Blaemire's new musical begins with a very serious premise, but veers into Sesame Street territory . . . . Read More
The Originalist
The Originalist - Extended to 5/06! Whether audiences in cities that don't have more than 50,000 lawyers and an incalculable number of wonks, will have the sitzfleisch for 105 minutes of dueling ideologies remains to be seen. But Arena's production, though too long, is well worth seeing . . Read More
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