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Review: Fish in the Dark

Larry David takes his trademark comedy of bad manners to Broadway—is he a fish out of water?

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Bruce Willis takes aim at Broadway

The Die Hard franchise star will appear in a stage adaptation of Stephen King's Misery

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Revisiting Soho Rep’s An Octoroon

How does Branden Jacobs-Jennins's provocative play work at Theater for a New Audience?

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The 10 best plays and musicals coming in 2015

Spring and summer are filling up with shows, and picking just 10 was not easy.

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The 10 hottest chorus boys in Broadway musicals

Broadway musicals kick into high gear every spring, powered by the gifted dancers and singers of their ensemble casts.

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Time Out's picks

The best shows on Broadway and off, as chosen by Time Out's critics.

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Best Broadway shows

The perfect short list of the most exciting plays, musicals and revivals on Broadway.

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Reviews and tickets for Off Broadway shows in New York

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Reviews and tickets for Off-Off Broadway shows in New York.

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The Lion

Now $29, Was $50

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Chicago

Now $59.50, Was $89.50

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Bad Dancing World Championship Finals

Now $54, Was $35

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Gazillion Bubble Show

Now $45, Was $75

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NYU Skirball Center's Big Red Chair Family Series

Now $20, Was $13

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The Mystery of Love & Sex

It has been written by many a self-help author and even crooned by John Mayer: Love is a verb. Easy to say, harder to do. That paralyzing gulf between feeling and acting

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Social Security

In a way, this is what playwright Christina Masciotti has done in the sly comic thriller Social Security, using her keen ear for inflection, malapropism and dialect

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Bright Half Life

For sheer loveliness, you won’t surpass Bright Half Life, Tanya Barfield’s exquisite miniature about the weightlessness of life’s heavy moments

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Brooklynite

The comic-book musical Brooklynite is super shiny and often pretty cute, but what and whom is it for, exactly?

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Nether

Excuse me for not getting too excited for a play about the Internet. Actors jabbing at dead keyboards, staring wild-eyed at invisible, downstage monitors or worse, having emotional breakdowns in virtual-reality goggles.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Lives of the Saints

Just as the short-story collection is an endangered species in the publishing world, a night of one-act plays can be a tough sell

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Revisiting An Octoroon

When An Octoroon opened last year at Soho Rep, it swept all before it. 

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Off Broadway Week's two-for-one sale

Five excellent shows to see without breaking the bank

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Hamilton delays Broadway transfer

“My name is Alexander Hamilton, / And there’s a million things I haven’t done,”

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Waiting for new American opera

This week the Metropolitan Opera announced its 2015-16 season and for lovers of classic repertoire from Italy, France and Germany, the news was welcome: new productions of Verdi’s Otello, Alban Berg’s Lulu, Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Strauss’s Elektra and more. The New Year’s Eve gala performance will be a new staging of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles. The Met is bringing back several worthy directors, including Sirs Richard Eyre and David McVicar, Penny Woolcock and (most exciting for me) art-star William Kentridge (whose multimedia staging of Shostakovich’s The Nose was a high point of recent years).But for those looking for new American opera—or at least examples of our native output from the past decade or so—the lineup can be disappointing. Producers, conductors, singers and librettists (such as yours truly) took to social media to grumble about the lack of new titles this season. You could easily assemble a short list of great recent work that would fit on the Met’s mammoth stage: Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick or Dead Man Walking; Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night; some would like to see Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas (1996) finally make it to the Met, as Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer eventually did. There were plans to revive John Corigliano's 1991 “grand opera buffa” The Ghosts of Versailles at the Met in 2008, but they fell through. LA Opera just had a smashing success with it, with Darko Tresnjak directing.You can go f

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