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Theater & Broadway in New York: Critics' picks

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. Until Sun Sep 28
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The Wayside Motor Inn

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

A.R. Gurney invites you to check in to his bittersweet 1977 motel play.

  1. Pershing Square Signature Center 480 W 42nd St, at Tenth Ave
  2. Until Sun Oct 5
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My Mañana Comes

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

Busboys at an Upper East Side eatery are all fed up.

  1. Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 W 42nd St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves, fourth floor
  2. Mon Sep 15 - Sat Sep 20
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The Bullpen

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

Joe Assadourian did 12 years of hard time, and it inspired a terrific one-man show.

  1. Playroom Theater 151 W 46th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves, 10036
  2. Mon Sep 15 - Wed Dec 31
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Theater and Broadway reviews

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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Smoke

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Flea Theater 41 White St, between Broadway and Church St
  2. Until Sun Sep 28
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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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Dead Behind These Eyes

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Sing Sing 81 Ave A, between 4th and 5th Sts, 10009
  2. Until Fri Sep 19
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Trade Practices

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Governors Island Governors Island
  2. Until Sun Sep 21
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My Mañana Comes

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 W 42nd St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves, fourth floor
  2. Mon Sep 15 - Sat Sep 20
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The Bullpen

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Playroom Theater 151 W 46th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves, 10036
  2. Mon Sep 15 - Wed Dec 31
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  1. Minetta Lane Theatre 18 Minetta Ln, between Sixth Ave and MacDougal St
  2. Mon Sep 15 - Sat Sep 20
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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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And I and Silence

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 480 W 42nd St, at Tenth Ave
  2. Sun Sep 14
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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. Sun Sep 14 - Sun Oct 12
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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. Sun Sep 14 - 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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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. Sun Sep 14 - Thu Sep 18
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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. Sun Sep 14 - Sun Sep 28
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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 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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