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

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Murder Margaret and Me

Murder Margaret and Me Photograph: Steve Ullathorne

Murder, Margaret and Me

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

A cozy little space, a mysterious woman, a foggy suggestion of death in the air—this is a case for Miss Marple! 

Read the complete review here.

  1. Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center 107 Suffolk St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts
  2. Thu Aug 21 - Fri Aug 22
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Kunstler

Kunstler Photograph: Trix Rosen

Kunstler

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

Many words have been used to describe William Kunstler—radical, controversial, terrorist, self-hating Jew—but subtle has never been one of them. 

Read the complete review here.

  1. Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre 115 MacDougal St, at Minetta Ln, second floor
  2. Sat Aug 23
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This Is Where We Live

This Is Where We Live Photograph: Holly Newtown

This is Where We Live

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

In Vivienne Walshe's updated take on Orpheus and Eurydice, Chloe (Shaelee Rooke) finds herself in another dead-end Australian town after her mother moves in with another deadbeat boyfriend. 

Read the complete review here.

  1. Sheen Center 18 Bleecker St, at Elizabeth St, 10012
  2. Until Sat Aug 23
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Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet (as Performed by David Carl)

Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet (as Performed by David Carl) Photograph: Jeanette Sears

Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet

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

Is Hamlet, prince of Denmark, truly insane or only feigning madness to plot his revenge? Is Gary Busey, hack of Hollywood, truly batshit or only faking it for reality TV?

Read the complete review here.

  1. The Celebration of Whimsy 21A Clinton St, between E Houston and Stanton Sts, 10002
  2. Sat Aug 23
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Hot Steams

Hot Steams Photograph: Jaclyn Biskup

Hot Steams

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

The wordy yet fast-paced Hot Steams begins with a pantsless man in a Santa suit (Braeson Herold) passed out on the floor of a jail cell, in a pool of his own vomit. 

Read the complete review here.

  1. Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center 107 Suffolk St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts
  2. Sat Aug 23
More info


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