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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 Nov 9
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Theater and Broadway reviews

The Fatal Weakness

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Mint Theater Company 311 W 43rd St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves, third floor
  2. Until Sun Oct 12
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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. Until 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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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. Thu Sep 18 - 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. Thu Sep 18 - Wed Dec 31
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Broadway shows and theater: Top stories

Meet theater's newest genius

All about Samuel D. Hunter, a Time Out favorite from way back.

Six Off Broadway musicals to see

The real musical-theater action is Off Broadway this fall.

Off Broadway's best in your living room

What shows should Thirteen shoot now to broadcast later?

Bridget Everett talks alt-cabaret

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


Off-Off Broadway shows

Queer New York International Arts Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Various locations
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Sep 28
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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 Nov 9
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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. Thu Sep 18 - Sun Sep 28
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Dry Land

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 145 Sixth Ave, between Dominick and Spring Sts
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Sat Sep 27
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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

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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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