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Breaking News: See our news page for Classic Stage's first productions by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle< . . . Ruthless the off-Broadway musical has been extends again to 6/18/16. . . Kelli O'Hara will leave the The King and I on 4/17, to be replaced by Marin Mazzie on 5/03. And Hoon Lee, the current king, will step aside 3/16 for the returnn of Ken Watanabe. . . See our news page for the lineup of 2016 Brits Off Broadway Offerings . . . Skeleton Crew will reopen next May for another month at Atlantic Theater's Main Stage . . . Some cats really do have 9 lives, lots more than that for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical which is coming back to Broadway this summer. Cabaret Nights - March 2016 detailed listings of current and upcoming Broadway Shows and Off-Broadway Shows updated daily . . . Curtainup at Facebook & at Twitter. . . Visit CurtainUp's Friends . . Go Tickets
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New York-Broadway
She Loves Me
She Loves Me - The Roundabout gets everything right in its revival of this musical theater charmer Read More
Blackbird - Jeff Daniels and Michell Williams still make the aptly named David Harrower's psychodrama harrowing Read More
Disaster! - a feverishly daffy musical parody of the disaster movie genre Read More
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
Hughie -To an early grave- now Closing 3/27! Lauded film star Forest Whitaker is making his Broadway debut Read More
Noises Off - Extended to 3/13! Sardines, slamming doors and a stellar cast are at their their funniest during the middle act's in front and in back of the curtain shenanigans 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

Fly - this real slice of history that anybody over 10 can enjoy is deeply affecting, often witty, with some amazing tap dancing to punctuates this true story. . . Read More
Ironbound- Martyna Majo's new play well cast and directed. . . . . Read More
The Way West- Mona Mansour's new play is one of several new dramas in New York this season about Americans contending with that economic curveball known as the Great Recession.

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Widower's Houses- George Bernard Shaw's first play. . . .Read More
Hold On To Me Darling
Hold On To Me Darling - Kenneth Lonergon's new comedy at the Atlantic . .. Extended to 4/17 Read More
>The Robber Bridegroom
The Robber Bridegroom - Stephen Pasquale leads an energetic cast in a revival of the blue grass musical based on Eudora Welty's novel. . . Read More
The Royale
The Royale - , a new drama by Marco Ramirez,inspired by the career of Jack Johnson, the heavy-weight fighter whose life was fictionalized, almost 50 years ago, in The Great White Hope by the late Howard Sackler. Read More
"Ideation - Aaron Loeb's play isn't quite the devilishly smart satire it wants to be . . . Read More
Southern Comfort
Southern Comfort - dark but deeply affecting musical lands at the Public Theater after a long journey . . . Read More
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs - This gemutlich little show and the intimate, recently renovated Davenport Theatre seem meant for each other.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
 Welcome Home, Captain Fox!
Welcome Home, Captain Fox! Anthony Weigh and Blanche McIntyre reinvent a play about an amnesiac man returning from the war. . . Read More
The Maids
The Maids -Jean Genet's remarkable 1947 play about the fantasies of two domestic servants gets a Jamie Lloyd Company production at Trafalgar Studios Read More
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New Jersey
For Worse
For Worse
- Deborah Rennard is bringing a sharply funny tone and a bittersweet edge to her marriage-gone-awry comedy Read More

The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
- Director Adam Immerwahr smartly allows his excellent cast
to be amusingly quirky without being totally implausible Read More

New Jersey New & Noteworthy
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 The Andersonville Trial
The Andersonville Trial - a tempting work for reexamination, but given the uneven performances, a not-so-friendly performance space and a script that feels talky and dated, the experience is anything but urgent. . . Read More
Pocatello - Samuel D. Hunter has crafted a deeply layered loser and Matthew Elkins, Rogue Machine's producing artistic director, embodies this Willy Loman of the Northwest with heart-rending honesty . . Read More
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Washington - DC
1984 - Orwell's dystopian novel staged by Headlong and still a harrowing experience . . Read More
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Director and set designer Darko Tresnjak, taking his clue from the play's opening speech, smothers the production with the trappings of tragedy.  It's a provocative choice though one which allows no other possibilities
Romeo and Juliet - Hartford Stage director and set designer Darko Tresnjak, taking his clue from the play's opening speech, smothers the production with the trappings of tragedy. It's a provocative choice though one which allows no other possibilities . . . Read More

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I thought I'd be settled by my age, you know, but, man, it never ends ... mortgage, car payments, Internet, our dishwasher just gave out. Don'tcha think it should cost less to be alive?— Erik, a 60ish working class American who, besides all the above, lost his job and can't afford help to take care of his dementia afflicted mother. No wonder The Humans is probably the most all too real American drama currently on any stage.

Welcome to our house on Maple Avenue
See how we polish and we shine
We rearrange and realign
Everything is balanced and serene
Like chaos never happens if it's never seen — lyric from Fun Home , the least mass-audience geared contender for a Best New Musical Tony.

Welcome To The Renaissance
Not The One In Italy Or In France
No The One In England
The One Where William Shakespeare Is Cream Of The Crop
The One Where William Shakespeare Is The Top!

— Lyric from Something rotten the zany, strictly historically incorrect riff on how plays evolved into musicals, that's also a contender for the best new musical Tony.

If we assume the debts, the union gets/ A new line of credit, a financial diuretic/ How do you not get it? If we're aggressive and competitive/ The union gets a boost. You'd rather give it a sedative? — Alexander Hamilton in the brilliantnew musical Hamilton

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