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Nightmare: New York

  • Price band: 2/4

If the usual Halloween rank and file (zombies, vampires, slutty angels) doesn't set your knees knocking, perhaps this year's theme, based on real-life events and the disgusting state of NYC's subways in the ’80s, will. You'll jump at the sight of demented, mutant transit creatures sitting next to

  1. 107 Suffolk St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts
  2. $35, advance $30
  3. Sat Oct 25 - Sat Nov 1
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Jacuzzi

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

Jacuzzi. Ars Nova (Off Broadway). By Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen. Directed by Oliver Butler. With Bos, Thureen, Chris Lowell, Peter Friedman. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Jacuzzi: In brief Family tensions rise to the surface when a pair of slackers crash the hot tub at a Colorado

  1. 511 W 54th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. $35
  3. Sat Oct 25 - Sat Nov 8
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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. Sat Oct 25 - Wed Dec 31
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Gazillion Bubble Show

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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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. Sat Oct 25 - Wed Dec 31
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Company XIV: Rococo Rouge

  • Price band: 3/4
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Austin McCormick and his Company XIV move into their new digs on Lafayette Street with a new nightlife-performance spectacle, featuring the company's signature blend of live music, decadent dance and luxuriant design.

  1. 428 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $55–$125
  3. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Nov 2
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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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. Sat Oct 25 - Wed Dec 31
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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. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Jan 4
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The Fortress of Solitude

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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The Fortress of Solitude. Public Theater (see Off Broadway). Book by Itamar Moses. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Directed by Daniel Aukin. With Adam Chanler-Berat, Kyle Beltran. Running time: 2hrs 35mins. One intermission. The Fortress of Solitude:: In brief Wonder scribe powers, activate!

  1. 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $80–$90
  3. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Nov 16
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The Pumpkin Pie Show: Seasick

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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The Pumpkin Pie Show: Seasick. UNDER St. Marks (Off-Off Broadway). By Clay McLeod Chapman. Music by Kyle Jarrow. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 20mins. No intermission. The Pumpkin Pie Show: Seasick—In brief Clay McLeod Chapman (Hostage Song) continues his compelling storytelling series

  1. 94 St. Marks Pl, between First Ave and Ave A
  2. $18
  3. Sat Oct 25 - Sat Nov 1
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Disgraced

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Disgraced. Lyceum Theatre (see Broadway). By Ayad Akhtar. Directed by Kimberly Senior. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 30mins. No intermission. Disgraced: In brief Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize–winning play will be topical for the foreseeable future: A Pakistani-American lawyer finds that

  1. Lyceum Theatre 149 W 45th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Jan 18
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