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Theater & Broadway in New York: Critics' picks

This Is Our Youth

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

Michael Cera is all grown up (sorta) in Kenneth Lonergan's Broadway debut

  1. Cort Theatre 138 W 48th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Until Sun Jan 4
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Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical

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

Disco legend Sylvester lives to funk again in this musical tribute.

  1. Theatre at St. Clement's 423 W 46th St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves
  2. Until Sun Oct 5
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Bootycandy

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

Writer-director Robert O'Hara mixes sweet and sour brilliantly.

  1. Playwrights Horizons 416 W 42nd St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves
  2. Until Sun Oct 12
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Smoke

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

This two-hander set at a BDSM orgy is pretty hot stuff.

  1. Flea Theater 41 White St, between Broadway and Church St
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Sep 28
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Theater and Broadway reviews

The Wayside Motor Inn

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Pershing Square Signature Center 480 W 42nd St, at Tenth Ave
  2. Until Sun Oct 5
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Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Theatre at St. Clement's 423 W 46th St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves
  2. Until Sun Oct 5
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This Is Our Youth

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Cort Theatre 138 W 48th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Until Sun Jan 4
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3Christs

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Sq South, at Thompson St, 10012
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Sep 28
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Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. Times Square Arts Center 300 West 43rd St, at Eighth Ave, 10036
  2. Fri Sep 19 - Mon Oct 27
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Juárez: A Documentary Mythology

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Rattlestick Playwrights Theater 224 Waverly Pl, between Perry and W 11th Sts, second floor
  2. Until Sun Oct 5
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Bootycandy

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Playwrights Horizons 416 W 42nd St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves
  2. Until Sun Oct 12
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Bauer

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 59E59 Theaters 59 E 59th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10022
  2. Until Sun Oct 12
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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

Newsies

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

The Phantom of the Opera

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • 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

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 136 E 13th St, between Third and Fourth Aves
  2. Sat Nov 1 - Sun Dec 7
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Barceló con hielo

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 138 E 27th St, between Lexington and Third Aves
  2. Fri Sep 19
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Bauer

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 59 E 59th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10022
  2. Tue Sep 16 - Sun Oct 12
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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. Tue Sep 16 - Wed Dec 31
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Broadway shows and theater: Top stories

Bridget Everett talks alt-cabaret

Downtown shock singer and loose cannon Bridget Everett is movin' on up.

Q&A: Rupert Grint

The man who was Ron Weasley talks about his Broadway debut in It's Only a Play.

Michael Cera on Broadway

The spotlight-shy It boy is all grown up and acting on the Great White Way.

FringeNYC Encores Series announced

Missed the most buzzed-about Fringe shows? Not to worry: They're comiing back.


Off-Off Broadway shows

Smoke

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 41 White St, between Broadway and Church St
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Sep 28
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Queer New York International Arts Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Various locations
  2. Wed Sep 17 - Sun Sep 28
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The NY Clown Theatre Festival 2014

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 579 Metropolitan Ave, between Lorimer St and Union Ave
  2. Tue Sep 16 - Sun Sep 28
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Fatty Fatty No Friends

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 15 Vandam St, between Sixth Ave and Varick St
  2. Wed Sep 17 - Thu Sep 18
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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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Theater tickets in NYC

Theater events calendar

  1. A Gentleman's Guide...

    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Walter Ker...

  2. This Is Our Youth

    This Is Our Youth. Cort Theatre (see Broadway). By...

  3. Cabaret

    Cabaret. Studio 54 (see Broadway). Book by Joe Mas...

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Most popular Broadway shows

The Lion King

  • Price band: 3/4

Wicked

  • Price band: 3/4

Annie

  • Price band: 3/4

The Phantom of the Opera

  • Price band: 3/4

Mamma Mia!

  • Price band: 3/4

Jersey Boys

  • Price band: 3/4

Once

  • Price band: 3/4

Newsies

  • Price band: 3/4

The Book of Mormon

  • Price band: 3/4

Kinky Boots

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 W 45th St, at Eighth Ave
  2. Until Wed Dec 31
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Pippin

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Music Box Theatre 239 W 45th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Until Wed Dec 31
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