The five best Broadway and Off Broadway shows to see this weekend

Critics’ picks for the best of Broadway and Off Broadway playing at theaters in NYC this weekend

Critics’ picks


I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard

Critics' pick

Halley Feiffer’s brutally effective tragicomedy looks at the forces that can bring us to our knees. The superb Reed Birney plays a truculent, egotistical playwright, and Betty Gilpin is his initially tremulous daughter. Driven by abuse and pride, they're artistic arsonists stranded by the bridge-burning fire of their ambition.—Adam Feldman

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Atlantic Stage 2 Until Sunday March 1 2015

Let the Right One In

Critics' pick

First it was a novel, then an unforgettable horror film, now this gothic tale of a boy and his vampire returns as bloodcurdingly good drama. This visually stunning production of National Theatre of Scotland comes to Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse for a limited run. The prolific John Tiffany (Once) directs. Rebecca Benson gives a powerhouse performance.—David Cote

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St. Ann's Warehouse Until Sunday March 8 2015

A Month in the Country

Critics' pick

Destination-TV eminences Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) star in a revival of Ivan Turgenev's 19th-century study of lust, longing and ennui at a Russian country estate. The cast also features Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra and Elizabeth Franz, directed by Erica Schmidt.

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Classic Stage Company Until Saturday February 28 2015