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Five reasons to catch The Rake’s Progress

W.H. Auden’s libretto is one of the 20th century’s best. He was already one of the world’s greatest English-language poets when W.H. Auden was tapped by Igor Stravinsky to write a libretto for a brand-new opera

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Review: Forever

If you were to ask writer-performer Dael Orlandersmith about her parents, the answer might vary. There’s the factual record: the abusive, alcoholic ex-dancer/ex-prostitute who left the artist emotionally scarred

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Tony Awards

There is no bigger night in New York theater than the annual Tony Awards, when the best on Broadway are recognized for their outstanding acting, brilliant musical numbers, stellar direction, writing and everything else that makes theatergoers the devoted fans they are. 

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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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Review: Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag

In American playwriting, there’s no voice quite like Sibyl Kempson’s: surrealo-maximalist with dialogue as twangy as dueling banjos

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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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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Off Broadway shows

Reviews and tickets for Off Broadway shows in New York

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Off-Off Broadway shows

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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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. That is exactly the spirit of this endearing production

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Dinner with the Boys

If torture and cannibalism are topics that tickle your funny bone, this grisly “comedy” is made to order. We’re not talking artful anthropophagy à la Sweeney Todd

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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'Tis Pity She's a Whore

Magnificently tasteless (and thoroughly enjoyable), Red Bull’s production of John Ford’s ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore is popcorn entertainment dressed in iambic pentameter

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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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Jim Parsons talks Twitter, God and acting on Broadway

Congratulations, Twitter, you’ve birthed your first Broadway show! The idea for An Act of God, a new play by former Daily Show head writer and current The Late Late Show with James Corden producer David Javerbaum, dates back to 2010, when the comedian launched his hilarious, foul-mouthed, eventually 1.9-million-follower-strong handle @TheTweetOfGod, which is exactly what it sounds like. Now, 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. Just before the comedy started rehearsals, the two (who have actually only met a few times) met up for a candid chat.  David Javerbaum: You’re well aware that during rehearsals God may come down and request that certain lines be changed. You’re prepared to deal with that?Jim Parsons: I don’t feel like I have any choice.  Javerbaum: Tell me about it. I haven’t had a choice for years.Parsons: Well, there you go. There’s peace in that, isn’t there? Where you go, “You know what? I give up. Jesus, take the wheel.”  Javerbaum: Yeah, just surrender to God. So when I [heard you were cast], it was like, Holy shit, Jim Parsons. It was the coolest.Parsons: There’s this wonderful opportunity for it to be one of the most fun times in the theater that I’ve ever gotten to have onstage. It’s very playful and it’s very—interactive isn’t exactly the right word—but you’re talkin

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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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Nods, snubs and sweeps: Five takeaways from the 2015 Tony Award nominations

This morning, Broadway-bound Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker announced the nominees for the 2015 Tony Awards. While for us there weren’t a lot of surprises (our pre-nominations were pretty close), there are still lessons to be drawn from the announcement.

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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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