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Theater & Broadway in New York: Critics' picks

A Delicate Balance

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Edward Albee's mysterious tale of friends and family returns to Broadway.

  1. John Golden Theatre 252 W 45th St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Sun Feb 22
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By the Water

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

A family wrecked by Superstorm Sandy picks up the pieces.

  1. Manhattan Theatre Club 131 W 55th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Dec 7
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Asymmetric

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

It's spy versus spy in this taut new thriller by Mac Rogers.

  1. 59E59 Theaters 59 E 59th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10022
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Dec 6
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Straight White Men

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Young Jean Lee takes aim at America's overweening demographic.

  1. Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Dec 14
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Theater and Broadway reviews

A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Pershing Square Signature Center 480 W 42nd St, at Tenth Ave
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Jan 4
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The Underclassman

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Duke on 42nd Street 229 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 10036
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Nov 30
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A Delicate Balance

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. John Golden Theatre 252 W 45th St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Sun Feb 22
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By the Water

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Manhattan Theatre Club 131 W 55th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Dec 7
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Asymmetric

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 59E59 Theaters 59 E 59th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10022
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Dec 6
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Pitbulls

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Rattlestick Playwrights Theater 224 Waverly Pl, between Perry and W 11th Sts, second floor
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Sat Dec 13
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Straight White Men

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Dec 14
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Nov 30
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Best Broadway shows

The Book of Mormon

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Chicago

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Jersey Boys

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

The Lion King

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

The Phantom of the Opera

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Pippin

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Wicked

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Rock of Ages

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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Off Broadway shows

Allegro

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 136 E 13th St, between Third and Fourth Aves
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Sun Dec 14
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Blue Man Group

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 434 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Wed Dec 31
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The Bullpen

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 151 W 46th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves, 10036
  2. Sat Nov 29 - Sat Jan 24
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By the Water

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 131 W 55th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Dec 7
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Broadway shows and theater: Top stories

R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931–2014)

Bidding farewell to a titan of stage and screen.

At the Elaine Stritch memorial

The stars come out to remember one of Broadway's best-loved broads.

Critical flashback: A Delicate Balance

How wrong were the critics of Edward Albee's 1966 classic?

Etiquette at Hugh Jackman’s Broadway show

Poor audience behavior at the X-Men star's latest gig on the Great White Way.


Off-Off Broadway shows

Asymmetric

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 59 E 59th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10022
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Dec 6
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Bedlam: The Seagull and Sense & Sensibility

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 18 Bleecker St, at Elizabeth St, 10012
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Sun Dec 21
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The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 15 Vandam St, between Sixth Ave and Varick St
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Jan 3
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Pitbulls

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 224 Waverly Pl, between Perry and W 11th Sts, second floor
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Sat Dec 13
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Theater in pictures

The 25 best film-to-musical adaptations

We choose and ranks the top transfers from the silver screen to the Great White Way.

Broadway's 25 all-time greatest divas

We name the top leading ladies of musical theater.

The 10 hottest chorus boys and girls on Broadway this spring

The 10 hottest chorus boys opening in Broadway musicals this spring (2012). They may be in the background, but these sexy stars are heating up the stage.

The 25 best Tony Awards performances

We choose the top musical numbers from 44 years of Tony telecasts.

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Most popular Broadway shows

The Lion King

  • Price band: 3/4

The Book of Mormon

  • Price band: 3/4

Wicked

  • Price band: 3/4

The Phantom of the Opera

  • Price band: 3/4

Jersey Boys

  • Price band: 3/4

Mamma Mia!

  • Price band: 3/4

Once

  • Price band: 3/4

Matilda

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Shubert Theatre 225 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Wed Dec 31
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