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New York-Broadway
 Phantom of the opera
The Phantom of the Opera - Norm Lewis brings a golden baritone to the role usually sung by a tenor . . Read More
Cabaret
Cabaret- The Review - Life's just a cabaret again at Studio 54 with the mesmerizing Alan Cumming. . Read More
Casa Valentina - Harvey Fierstein's latest play extended to 6/29 . . Read More
 The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Cripple of Inishmaan - Daniel Radcliffe in an impressive 3rd Broadway turn, in an impressive 3rd NY production of McDonagh's play . . Read More
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Neil Patrick Harris will be leaving 8/17: And Rannells will take over 8/20! . . Read More
Violet
Violet - Update: On 7/01 Levi Kreis takes overthe role of the preacher . . Read More
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men -You know the end, but getting there is still absorbing . . Read More
 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill - Audra McDonald's amazing ode to jazz legend Billie Holiday Extended again to September 21st! . . Read More
 Bullets Over Broadway
Bullets Over Broadway - Woody Allen's satiric movie becomes a crowd pleasing musical . . 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
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 - Closing 8/17!. . . 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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New York Off-Broadway

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF)- Clinton. . . Wikimusical. . .Searching For Romeo. . .Academia Nuts
 Piece of My Heart
Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story - You may not know Bert Berns but you know his songs . . Read More
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Drop Dead Perfect
Drop Dead Perfect - a refreshing summertime tonic.Read More
Pump Boys and Dinettes
Pump Boys and Dinettes - As directed at City Center by Lear deBessonet, the mood remains old-fashioned high-energy and familiar tales sung and danced by the company. . . Read More
Pianist of  Willesden Lane
Pianist of Willesden Lane - This music upstages this solo play . . Read More
Pageant:  The Musical
Pageant: The Musical - Extended to 9/21! this musical send up of beauty pageants is back with a fresh infusion of testosterone . . Read More
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The Long Shrift
The Long Shrift - a rewarding, if also harrowing, theater experience.

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Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon
Lone Star and Laundry & Bourbon - James McLure's vision of rural folk doing what they are inclined to do best is vivid and even touching,Read More
 Wayra
Wayra - It's not everyone's scene, but if you're down for a party, Wayra might be just what you're looking for. . . Read More
 Donogoo
Donogoo - Modern technology gives exciting new life to Jules Romains' once popular business spoof at the Mint. . . Read More
 When We Were Young and Unafraid
When We Were Young and Unafraid - Cherry Jones heads a splendid cast in Sarah Treem's new play at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage One. . Read More
 Just Jim Dale
Just Jim Dale - a staged memoir buoyed by a generous dose of song, dance and charm . . Read More
Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare - Extended to 10/18!this is a mug-in-hand fit for theatergoers who savor watching a Shakespeare play while drinking a draft or two. . . Read More
 The City of Conversation
The City of Conversation -Extended to 7/26! a splendid cast and production values keep us engaged in this political drawing room drama despite unanswered questions and too manufactured plot developments. . . Read More
Here Lies Love - It's back, better than ever and for an open run . . Read More
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London

 This Was a Man
This Was a Man - This minor Coward play has an emotional depth and deserves to be produced. . . Read More
The Events
The Events - David Grieg's play may confuse, but it also stimulates real debate as we seek to understand what caused those seemingly random acts of murder that grab the newspaper headlines. . . Read More
Intimate Apparel
Intimate Apparel - What a pleasure it is to see another fine play by Lynn Nottage, here at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park! . . Read More
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time -Marianne Elliot's production of Mark Haddon's book is still as powerful and moving since its inception at the National Theatre. . . Read More
Richard III
Richard III - Martin Freeman for the first time in Shakespeare, . . Read More
The Crucible
The Crucible - American Israeli director Yael Farber brings her dark touch to Arthur Miller's iconic play about prejudice, politics and hysteria . . Read More
Forbidden Broadway
Forbidden Broadway - Making a most welcome return to the Chocolate Factory is a newer version of the witty musical revue . . Read More
 Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar - This production gains much from the exhilarating outdoor atmosphere of the Globe. . . Read More
Skylight
Skylight - Well cast revival of David Hare's Play . . Read More
Fathers and Son
Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev's novel beautifully adapted by Brian Friel and staged at the Donmar. . . Read More
  Mr Burns
Mr Burns - your enjoyment of this show will be in direct proportion to your fascination with Matt Groening's cartoon series but that is not to say that the play will be a complete mystery to everyone else . . Read More
Bakersfield Mist
Bakersfield Mist - Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid in a little gem of a piece. Read More
 Miss Saigon
Miss Saigon -The concept still manages to be relevant and you may be blown into a state of astonishment by the spectacle, though not much will cause a lasting effect on the soul . . Read More
 Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies
Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies - These two plays are a tremendous achievement to bring to the stage Hilary Mantel's "imaginings (her words) the human behind the history of Thomas Cromwell" . . Read More
 The Pajama Game
The Pajama Game - Richard Eyre's acclaimed production follows from From Here To Eternity at the off the beaten tourist track Shaftesbury . . Read More
 Handbagged
Handbagged -Moira Buffini's political comedy . . Read More
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California
The Curse of Oedipus
The Curse of Oedipus -The Antaeus Theatre Company gloriously celebrates Dionysus, the God of Theater, with this world premiere . . . Read More Philadelphia

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Connecticut/Hudson Valley
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Two Gentlemen of Verona - The first of Hudson Valley Shakespeare's delicious outings for a summer Night . . . Read More 14.html


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