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Gazillion Bubble Show

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

Self-described “bubble scientist” Fan Yang's blissfully disarming act (now performed by his son, Deni) consists mainly of generating a dazzling succession of bubbles in mind-blowing configurations, filling them with smoke or linking them into long chains. Lasers and flashing colored lights add

  1. New World Stages 340 W 50th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Wed Dec 31
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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

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

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.Walter Kerr Theatre (see Broadway). Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman. Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Directed by Darko Tresnjak. With Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lauren Worsham, Lisa O’Hare. Running time: 2hrs 20mins. One intermission. A

  1. 219 W 48th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $99–$147
  3. Tue Jul 29 - Wed Dec 31
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Chelsea Market

  • Price band: 2/4

The former home of the National Biscuit Company is a hot spot for foodies-in-training; favorite vendors include Jacques Torres, People's Pops and Ronnybrook Dairy.

  1. 75 Ninth Ave, at 16th St
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The Delancey

  • Price band: 1/4

The rooftop is what keeps crowds coming back to this LES rock club—it’s got potted palms, a fishpond and a margarita machine. When the airy party ends at midnight, head to the ground level for deejayed music or into the basement to catch a live show. Tuesdays from 7 to 10pm, hot dogs and

  1. 168 Delancey St, at Clinton St
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Fuerza Bruta: Wayra

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Fuerza Bruta: Wayra. Daryl Roth Theatre (see Off Broadway). Conceived and directed by Diqui James. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 20mins. No intermission. Wayra: In brief Fuerza Bruta returns in the third installment of the De La Guarda trilogy. If it's anything like the first two, you can

  1. 101 E 15th St, at Union Sq East
  2. $99
  3. Tue Jul 29 - Sun Sep 7
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Sleep No More

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

To untimely rip and paraphrase a line from Macbeth: Our eyes are made the fools of the other senses, or else worth all the rest. A multitude of searing sights crowd the spectator's gaze at the bedazzling and uncanny theater installation Sleep No More. Your sense of space and depth---already

  1. 530 W 27th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. $80–$120, premium $130–$170
  3. Mon Jul 28 - Wed Dec 31
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Piece of My Heart

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Piece of My Heart Pershing Square Signature Center (see Off Broadway). Book by Daniel Goldfarb. Music by Bert Berns. Directed by Denis Jones. With Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, Linda Hart. Running time: 2hrs 20mins. One intermission. Piece of My Heart: In brief Zak Resnick stars as 1960s songwriter

  1. 480 W 42nd St, at Tenth Ave
  2. $31.50–$99.50
  3. Tue Jul 29 - Sun Aug 31
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Belasco Theatre (see Broadway). Book by John Cameron Mitchell. Music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. Directed by Michael Mayer. With Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Hedwig and the Angry Inch: In brief The omnitalented Neil Patrick

  1. 111 W 44th St, between Broadway and Sixth Ave
  2. $47–$142
  3. Wed Jul 30 - Thu Oct 9
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Cabaret

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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Cabaret. Studio 54 (see Broadway). Book by Joe Masteroff. Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Directed Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. With Alan Cumming, Michelle Williams. Running time: 2hrs 30mins. One intermission. Cabaret: In brief A decade after closing their hit revival of the Kander and

  1. 254 W 54th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $47–$162
  3. Tue Jul 29 - Sun Jan 4
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Battery Park

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions This 25-acre green space is like Manhattan’s delicate fingernail, neatly plotted with monuments, memorials, gardens, sculptures and a farm-to-table café, plus killer waterfront views from the promenade. Though the area was named for the battery cannons

  1. Battery Pl , at State St
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The Book of Mormon

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

If theater is your religion and the Broadway musical your sect, you've been woefully faith-challenged of late. Venturesome, boundary-pushing works such as Spring Awakening, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Next to Normal closed too soon. American Idiot was shamefully ignored at the Tonys and will

  1. 230 W 49th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $69–$175, premium $252–$477
  3. Tue Jul 29 - Wed Dec 31
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Apollo Theater

  • Price band: 4/4

RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions Visitors may think they know this venerable theater from TV’s Showtime at the Apollo. But as the saying goes, the small screen adds ten pounds: The city’s home of R&B and soul is actually quite cozy. Known for launching the careers of Ella Fitzgerald

  1. 253 W 125th St, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (Seventh Ave) and Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave)
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Drop Dead Perfect

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Drop Dead Perfect. Theatre at St. Clement's (see Off Broadway). By Erasmus Fenn. Directed by Joe Brancato. With Everett Quinton. Running time: 1hr 25mins. No intermission. Drop Dead Perfect: In brief Downtown legend Everett Quinton, who cut his teeth with Charles Ludlam and now smiles and bites

  1. 423 W 46th St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves
  2. $25
  3. Wed Jul 30 - Sun Aug 10
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HOT! Festival 2014

  • Price band: 1/4

Escape your humdrum, black-and-white life for the many shades of gay at the 23rd edition of this estimable annual festival of all things same-sex. Amid the smorgasbord are dishes by Enid Ellen, Dandy Darkly, Anna/Kate, David Drake, Nora Burns, MargOH! Channing and many more.

  1. 161A Chrystie St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts, 10002
  2. Free-$15
  3. Mon Jul 28 - Sat Aug 2
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Here Lies Love

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Theater review by David Cote. Public Theater (see Off Broadway). Concept and lyrics by David Byrne. Music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim. Dir. Alex Timbers. With ensemble cast. 1hr 30mins. No intermission. “This ain’t no party / This ain’t no disco / This ain’t no foolin’ around,”

  1. 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $79–$94
  3. Mon Jul 28 - Wed Dec 31
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