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Radio City Christmas Spectacular

  • Price band: 4/4
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You'll get a kick out of this holiday stalwart, which—after more than eight decades—still features Santa, wooden soldiers and the leggy, spunky Rockettes. In recent years, new music, more eye-catching costumes, and advanced technology were introduced to bring audience members closer to the

  1. Radio City Music Hall 1260 Sixth Ave, at 50th St
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Wed Dec 31
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Nutcracker Rouge

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
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[Note: The review below is from a previous run of Nutcracker Rouge. The revived production is at XIV, Company XIV's new home in the East Village, and the current cast does not include Marisol Cabrera and Jeff Takacs.) Nutcracker Rouge. Minetta Lane Theatre (see Off Broadway). Directed and

  1. 428 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $65–$175
  3. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Jan 31
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A Delicate Balance

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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A Delicate Balance. John Golden Theatre (see Broadway). By Edward Albee. Directed by Pam MacKinnon. With Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, Martha Plimpton. Running time: 2hrs 45mins. One intermission. A Delicate Balance: In brief Edward Albee won his first

  1. 252 W 45th St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. $60–$155
  3. Thu Nov 27 - Sun Feb 22
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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 4/4
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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. Thu Nov 27 - Wed Dec 31
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Cabaret

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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[Note on this review: On November 12, Emma Stone replaced Michelle WIlliams as would-be femme fatale Sally Bowles.] 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

  1. 254 W 54th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $47–$162
  3. Thu Nov 27 - Sun Mar 29
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The River

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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The River. Circle in the Square (see Broadway). By Jez Butterworth. Directed by Ian Rickson. With Hugh Jackman, Cush Jumbo, Laura Donnelly. Running time: 1hr 25mins. No intermission. The River: In brief Hugh Jackman may not be singing and dancing, but we still can't wait to see his new gig on

  1. 1633 Broadway,, entrance on 50th St
  2. $35–$175
  3. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Feb 8
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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. Thu Nov 27 - Wed Dec 31
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Side Show

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Side Show. St. James Theatre (see Broadway). Book and lyrics by Bill Russell. Music by Henry Krieger. Directed by Bill Condon. With Erin Davie, Emily Padgett. Running time: 2hrs 30mins. One intermission. Side Show: In brief A cult favorite when it premiered in 1997, this unlikely musical about

  1. 246 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $49–$155
  3. Thu Nov 27 - Sun Apr 26
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Straight White Men

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Straight White Men. Public Theater (see Off Broadway). Written and directed by Young Jean Lee. With Austin Pendleton, Pete Simpson, James Stanley, Gary Wilmes. Running time: 1hr 30mins. No intermission. Straight White Men: In brief Young Jean Lee, whose experimental work has delighted in

  1. 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $35–$45
  3. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Dec 14
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Asymmetric

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Asymmetric. 59E59 (see Off-Off Broadway). By Mac Rogers. Directed by Jordana Williams. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Asymmetric: In brief A boozy former CIA spymaster is pulled back into the fold for a mission that pits him against his ex-wife in a new thriller by

  1. 59 E 59th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10022
  2. $25
  3. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Dec 6
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