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Theater & Broadway in New York: Critics' picks

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. Until Sun Dec 14
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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

Shakespeare's lesser-seen Greek romance sets sail at the Public.

  1. Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Until Sun Nov 30
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Our Lady of Kibeho

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

Katori Hall finds mystery and horror in Rwanda, circa 1981.

  1. Pershing Square Signature Center 480 W 42nd St, at Tenth Ave
  2. Until Sun Dec 14
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The River

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

Hugh Jackman keeps us spellbound in this piscatorial puzzlement.

  1. Circle in the Square 1633 Broadway,, entrance on 50th St
  2. Until Sun Feb 8
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Theater and Broadway reviews

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. Until 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. Until Sun Nov 30
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Allegro

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. Classic Stage Company 136 E 13th St, between Third and Fourth Aves
  2. Until Sun Dec 14
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Major Barbara

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. Pearl Theatre Company 555 W 42nd St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Until Sun Dec 14
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Side Show

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. St. James Theatre 246 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Until Sun Apr 26
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Our Lady of Kibeho

  • 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 Dec 14
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Punk Rock

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher St, between Bleecker and Hudson Sts
  2. Until Sun Dec 14
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The River

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Circle in the Square 1633 Broadway,, entrance on 50th St
  2. Until Sun Feb 8
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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. Tue Nov 25 - Sun Dec 14
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The Belle of Amherst

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 407 W 43rd St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves
  2. Sun Nov 23
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Billy & Ray

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 108 E 15th St, between Union Sq East and Irving Pl
  2. Sun Nov 23
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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. Mon Nov 24 - Wed Dec 31
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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

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. Wed Nov 26 - Sun Dec 21
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Asymmetric

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 59 E 59th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10022
  2. Tue Nov 25 - Sat Dec 6
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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. Mon Nov 24 - 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. Until Wed Dec 31
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