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New York-Broadway
Side Show
Side Show - A smartly rejiggered, beautifully staged and ideally cast musical with a superb cast . . Read More
The River
The River - Extended to 2/08/15! Hugh Jackman fans have moved Jezz Butterwoth's intimate play into a large Broadway house . . Read More
The Real Thing
The Real Thing - It will undoubtedly dazzle those as yet unfamiliar with the renowned playwright's ultra sophisticated wordplay.Read More
The Last Ship
The Last Ship - Sting sails to Broadway with a musical featuring an original story and score. . Read More
Disgraced - Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prihze play on Broadway with a new foursome around the dinner table.. . 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
 It's Only a Play
It's Only a Play - The original closing, extended and now closing 3/29/15 but with Martin Short stepping in for Nathan Lane as of 1/07/15. . . Read More
The Country House
The Country House - Donald Margulies's ode to Chekhov ends up as something of a poor cousin to the work of its honoree . . 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
 You Can't Take It With You
You Can't Take It With You - An all-star cast proves that you can still appreciate Kaufman and Hart's wit and humor . .Limited engagement extended to 2/02/15! Read More
Love Letters
Love Letters - Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy launch the Broadway production of A. R. Gurney's 35-year-old epistolary 2-hander . . Read More
This Is Our Youth
This Is Our Youth - an insightful, gutsy, street-smart contemporary drama. Read More
 Phantom of the opera
The Phantom of the Opera - Norm Lewis will continue until 1/31/15 but Mary Michael Patterson is the new Christine from 9/08/14 to 12/13/14 . . Read More
Cabaret Emma Stone is now Sally Bowles at Studio 54 . . Read More
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New York Off-Broadway

 A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)
A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) - Sam Shepard brings the myth of Oedipus into the Mojave Desert in an intriguing if ungainly new play . . Read More
The Underclassman
The Underclassman - Prospect Company's collegiate musical is not perfect but perfect enough not to miss . . Read More
Pitbulls - a new play by Keith Josef Adkins at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater . . Read More
Allegro - Rodger & Hammerstein's only commercial flop gets the John Doyle treatment at Clasic Stage . . Read More
Tamburlaine, Parts I and II
Tamburlaine, Parts I and II - John Douglas Thompson adds another jewel to his crown as Marlowe's bloodthirsty conqueror . . Read More
 By The Water
By The Water - Sharyn Rothstein's sets her nod to Arthur Miller's Loman family in Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy . . Read More
Pericles - The Shakespeare Mobile Unit in a brief sit-down run at the Public Theater . . Read More
Punk Rock
Punk Rock -Extended to 12/07! gripping, but also terrifying portrait of British teenagers in peril Read More
 Straight White Men
Straight White Men - Extended to 12/14! Young Jean Lee's latest play at the Public Theater . . Read More
 Our Lady of Kibeho
Extended to 12/16! Our Lady of Kibeho - Katori Hall's play is about a lot more than a young Catholic girl's miraculous vision . . Read More
Major Barbara
Major Barbara - Shaw's play gets a fine production at the Pearl Theater . . Read More
Grand Concourse
Grand Concourse -With the assets of a strong cast and thoughtful direction, Heidi Shreck tackles challenging topics without trying to force any unreasonably neat conclusions . . Read More
Lost Lake
Lost Lake - a new 2-hander by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn . . Read More
The Oldest Boy
The Oldest Boy - Sarah Ruhl's beautiful new play a triumph for Celia Keenan-Bolger, but could use a little more drama . . Read More
 Sticks and Bones
Sticks and Bones - David Rabe's 43-year-old play gets a splendidly performed and depressingly opportune, blow-to-the-gut revival. . . Read More
 Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
Extended to 12/07! Father Comes Home From The Wars (parts 1, 2 & 3) - Suzan-Lori Parks' powerful trilogy at the Public Theater . . Read More
Tail! Spin!
Tail! Spin! - Extended to Feb. 1, 2015! a fast-moving refresher course. Read More
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Accolade This wonderful 1950s play resonates with modern obsessions . . . Read More
 An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger
An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger - Ninety minutes with the creator of The Terminator . . Read More
Wildefire - Roy Williams' new play echoes a policewoman's lot is not a happy one . . . Read More
 White Christmas
White Christmas - This touring production brings some seasonal song and dance and snow . . . Read More
 Made in Dagenham
Made in Dagenham - This musical adaptation of the film comes with quite some pedigree. . . Read More
 Sunny Afternoon
Sunny Afternoon - What makes this musical real is the relevance of the lyrics but what makes it outstanding is the quality of performance. . . Read More
Coolatully - Fiona Doyle's play is well cast but tells a gloomy story . . Read More
Memphis - Extended to 10/31/15! The musical lands in London . . Read More
Neville's Island - a dark comedy about four men marooned on an uninhabited, isolated tiny island . . Read More
The Scottsboro Boys - A welcome addition to the West End . . Read More
The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard - . . Read More
 Our Town
Our Town - David Cromer's productionof Thornton Wilder's classic comes to London . . Read More
East is East
East is East - a revival that seems somewhat unnecessary . . Read More
Henry IV
Henry IV -This condensed all-female version of parts 1 and 2 is a triumph for the women! . . Read More
Electra - a convincing and anguished Electra by Kristin Scott Thomas . . Read More
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