Theater and Broadway in New York: Critics' picks

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Looking for tickets to the best Broadway shows and New York theater? Consult the critics' picks in our New York theater listings to find reviews, curtain times and great deals on  New York theater tickets.

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. Sat Nov 22 - Sat Dec 6
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Avenue Q

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

After many years, the sassy and clever puppet musical doesn’t show its age. Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx’s deft Sesame Street–esque novelty tunes about porn and racism still earn their laughs. Avenue Q remains a sly and winning piece of metamusical tomfoolery.—David Cote

  1. 340 W 50th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. $72.50–$92.50, premium $126.50
  3. Sat Nov 22 - Wed Dec 31
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Beautiful—The Carole King Musical

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
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Beautiful—The Carole King Musical. Stephen Sondheim Theatre. (see Broadway). Book by Douglas McGrath. Music and lyrics by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Directed by Marc Bruni. With Jessie Mueller. Running time: 2hrs 30mins. One intermission. Beautiful—The Carole King

  1. 124 W 43rd St, between Sixth Ave and Broadway
  2. $75–$152
  3. Sat Nov 22 - Wed Dec 31
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Bedlam: The Seagull and Sense & Sensibility

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Sense & Sensibility. Sheen Center (see Off-Off Broadway). By Jane Austen. Adapted by Kate Hamill. Directed by Eric Tucker. With ensemble cast. Running time: 2hrs 25mins. One intermission. Sense & Sensibility: In brief Eric Tucker and his rising Bedlam company apply their stripped-down aesthetic to

  1. 18 Bleecker St, at Elizabeth St, 10012
  2. $30
  3. Sat Nov 22 - Sun Dec 21
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The Belle of Amherst

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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The Belle of Amherst. Westside Theatre (see Off Broadway). By William Luce. Directed by Steve Cosson. With Joely Richardson. Running time: 1hr 50mins. One intermission. The Belle of Amherst: In brief Joely Richardson—the scion of a revered stage family—plays Emily Dickinson—poet, spinster,

  1. 407 W 43rd St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves
  2. $79–$99
  3. Sat Nov 22 - Sun Nov 23
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Blaria Live!

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

A perceptive and thoughtful blogger and comic, Phoebe Robinson brings her online alter ego to the stage, and invites several other stand-ups to come along.

  1. UCBEast 155 E 3rd St, between Aves A and B, 10009
  2. Tue Nov 25
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Blaria Live!

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

A perceptive and thoughtful blogger and comic, Phoebe Robinson brings her online alter ego to the stage, and invites several other stand-ups to come along.

  1. UCBEast 155 E 3rd St, between Aves A and B, 10009
  2. Tue Nov 25
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Blue Man Group

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

Three deadpan, blue-skinned men with extraterrestrial imaginations carry this tourist fave, a show as smart as it is ridiculous. They drum on open tubs of paint, creating splashes of color; they consume Twinkies and Cap'n Crunch; they engulf the audience in a roiling sea of toilet paper. For sheer

  1. 434 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $82.30–$106.30
  3. Sat Nov 22 - Wed Dec 31
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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. Sat Nov 22 - Wed Dec 31
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The Bullpen

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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The Bullpen. Playroom Theatre (see Off-Off Broadway). By Joe Assadourian. Dir. Richard Hoehler. With Assadourian. 1hr 10mins. No intermission. The Bullpen: In Brief Joe Assadourian plays 18 characters in his solo show about a man on trial, which he developed while serving 12 years in prison for

  1. 151 W 46th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves, 10036
  2. $30
  3. Sat Nov 22 - Sat Jan 24
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