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Review: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

In Derek McLane’s set for Fiasco Theater’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, crumpled pieces of paper are shaped to suggest a grove of flowers bursting into bloom

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The most intimate plays you’ll ever see

Some New York theater venues are vast. The Lyric Theatre, where On the Town is playing, seats more than 1,900. Others are teensy. A couple of miles downtown, thrill-seekers squeeze into HERE’s downstairs space, the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre (63 seats and eight stools)

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Jim Parsons talks Twitter, God and acting on Broadway

David Javerbaum is bringing the Almighty One to the Great White Way, with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, last seen on Broadway in Harvey, stepping into those made-of-clouds-and-dreams shoes and answering burning, age-old questions. 

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Post-Tony nomination massacres

It’s a grim annual ritual: Tony Award nominations come out and snubbed shows start dropping like flies. Yesterday it was Living on Love, the Renée Fleming vehicle that received less than loving responses, struggled at the box office, and then gave up after garnering zero nods

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Review: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore

John Ford’s 1633 tragedy about forbidden love operates like a dark mirror of Romeo and Juliet, except for the disquieting fact that these lovers are crossed not in their stars, but in their genes

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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 Book of Mormon

Buy tickets for the smash hit show from the creators of 'South Park'!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Aladdin

Book your tickets to the new, Tony Award winning Broadway rendition of Disney’s classic animated film Aladdin!

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Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group is not just a show; it’s a state of mind. Get tickets to this wildly popular and ever-evolving production

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Gazillion Bubble Show

Now $45, Was $75

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Grounded

George Brant’s Grounded, a solo play about a U.S. Air Force pilot who is yanked from the skies and consigned to steering drones, has returned in an entirely new production at the Public, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Anne Hathaway

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Visit

Claire Zachanassian (Rivera) fled her dreary European town a disgraced, ruined girl, and she returns to Brachen a vengeful billionairess, planning to exact revenge on Anton Schell (Rees), the man who wooed and wronged her

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Something Rotten!

Do you still, to this day, fondly remember that 1986 Taming of the Shrew episode of Moonlighting? Whenever blue, do you stream Shakespeare in Love or Blackadder II? Elizabethan fops and wenches forming a stagewide kick line cause a little flutter under the ruff?

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Airline Highway

Life spurts out all over the place in the first two thirds of Lisa D’Amour’s Airline Highway. The setting is the parking lot of the Humming Bird, a decaying New Orleans motel that brims with scuffed, muddily colorful characters

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Belle of Belfast

It’s a sorry state of affairs when the nattering of a dotty old spinster (Conolly, sly) feels juicier than a simmering attraction between a foul-mouthed 17-year-old (Lydic, vivid in a sketchy role) and her 35-year-old parish priest (Allan-Headley, oddly impassive)

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Fun Home

Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist: It’s her job to fit stories into boxes. But her own life story resists easy lines. Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s Fun Home, based on Bechdel’s graphic memoir, gracefully and movingly contrasts two narratives

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Susan Sarandon hosts a powerful new play about Ugandan child soldiers

Although Anne Hathaway is currently playing a troubled drone pilot in the Public Theater’s Grounded, and the Culture Project has a movement-theater piece based on a horrific gang rape in India, hard-hitting issue plays are frustratingly rare in New York.

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Exclusive: The 2015 TONY* nominees have been announced!

Call it a chronic case of premature appreciation. The official Tony Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 28. But Tony fever has us shaking and shivering. So here’s our annual trick—er, tradition: the TONY* (*Time Out New York) nominations! Below are the 2015 Tony nominees as we—Theater editor David Cote and associate Theater editor Adam Feldman—would choose them: not our predictions of who will be nominated, but the Broadway shows and artists that we think should be nominated by the actual Tony Nominating Committee. Making up our minds wasn’t easy, especially after the insane crush of shows in the past three weeks—many of them quite good. (To other contenders, we were a cold Siberian winter.) Enjoy the list, and tell us how wrong we are in the comments section below. RECOMMENDED: See complete Tony Awards coverage

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Duet with superdivas Patti LuPone and Bridget Everett

Yesterday was the birthday of two of the most exciting women in show business: brassy Broadway legend Patti LuPone, the star of Evita and Gypsy; and bawdy alt-cabaret powerhouse Bridget Everett

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The year in Shakespeare on Broadway and Off, at the movies and on TV

Wednesday night, Broadway holds its collective breath for reviews of the season’s most buzzed-about shows—Something Rotten!. The Elizabethan-set spoof is about a couple of London playwright-brothers squirming in the shadow of Shakespeare, who decide that the only way to beat the Bard is by presenting the world’s first musical. 

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