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Hedwig and the Angry Inch<
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Neil Patrick Harris brings Broadway pizazz to downtown rock musical . . Read More
The Velocity of Autumn
The Velocity of Autumn - the play gives the formidable Parsons ample room to switch emotional gears and sway our affections without missing a beat, even as we can also sense the stirrings of her character's impending dementia Read More
Violet - this musical's long journey from page to screen, to off-Broadway, and finally, to Broadway . . Read More
 The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Cripple of Inishmaan--a prequel - Why a 3rd New York production of Martin McDonagh's play? Answer: Daniel Radcliffe . . 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 . . Read More
 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 - 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 - Disney Theatrical's bright, lively, tuneful and also very funny stage adaptation of its hugely successful 1992 cartoon film . . Read More
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
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

 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

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

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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New York Off-Broadway

Annapurna - An engaging new play by Sharr White but not on a par with his The Other Place. . . Read More
The Mysteries - An enjoyable way to brush up on your bible stories at the Flea . . Read More
The Mystery of Irma Vep
The Mystery of Irma Vep - Charles Ludlum's quick-change 2-hander still a hoot 30 years later . . Read More
The Library
The Library - Screen writerScott Z. Burns makes his stage debut with a behind the headlines drama . . Read More
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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 The Heir Apparent
The Heir Apparent - Extended to May 11th! 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
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
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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A View From the Bridge
A View From the Bridge - Arthur Miller's classic gets the Ivo van Hove treatment at the Young Vic. . . Read More
 Relative Values
Relative Values - a pleasing gentle comedy, less known than Noel Coward's Private Lives and Blithe Spirit . . Read More
Handbagged -Moira Buffini's political comedy . . Read More
 King Charles III
King Charles III - If we awarded stars, Mike Bartlett's new play would get 5 stars . . Read More
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 - 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
New & Noteworthy
NJ Theaters

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 Philadelphia

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Connecticut/Hudson Valley

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Washington - DC
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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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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