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.

Act One

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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Act One. Vivian Beaumont Theater (see Broadway). Written and directed by James Lapine. Based on the book by Moss Hart. With Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana, Andrea Martin. Running time: 2hrs 45mins. One intermission. Act One: In brief Moss Hart's 1959 showbiz memoir has inspired generations of

  1. 150 W 65th St, at Broadway
  2. $77–$137
  3. Sun Apr 20 - Sun Jun 15
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Adoration of the Old Woman

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Adoration of the Old Woman. INTAR Theatre (see Off Broadway). By José Rivera. Directed by Patricia McGregor. With ensemble cast. Running time: 2hrs. One intermission. Adoration of the Old Woman: In brief Raul Castillo (Looking) stars in a 2004 drama by magical-realist playwright José Rivera

  1. 500 W 52nd St, at Tenth Ave, 10019
  2. $28
  3. Thu Apr 24 - Sun Apr 27
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After Midnight

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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After Midnight. Brooks Atkinson Theatre (see Broadway). Conceived by Jack Viertel. Music and lyrics by various artists. Directed by Warren Carlyle. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 30mins. No intermission. After Midnight: in brief Previously known as City Center's Harlem homage Cotton Club

  1. 256 W 47th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $60–$142
  3. Sun Apr 20 - Wed Dec 31
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All the Way

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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All the Way. Neil Simon Theatre (see Broadway). By Robert Schenkkan. Directed by Bill Rauch. With Bryan Cranston. Running time: 2hrs 50mins. One intermission. All the Way: In brief Former TV meth overlord Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) gets back to his stage roots in this Washington drama set in the

  1. 250 W 52nd St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $57–$142
  3. Tue Apr 22 - Sun Jun 29
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Americas Society

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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  • Free

The Americas Society exists to provide public programming and forums to encourage ideas, discussions and debates about issues throughout the Western Hemisphere.

  1. 680 Park Ave, at 68th St
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Asia Society

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The Asia Society sponsors study missions and conferences while promoting public programs in the U.S. and abroad. The headquarters’ striking galleries host major exhibitions of art culled from dozens of countries and time periods—from ancient India and medieval Persia to contemporary Japan—and

  1. 725 Park Ave, at 70th St
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Austrian Cultural Forum

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This Manhattan agency of the Republic of Austria offers free admission to all of its cultural and academic events, which include exhibitions, concerts, film screenings and readings.

  1. 11 E 52nd St, between Fifth and Madison Aves
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Avenue Q

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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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. Sun Apr 20 - Wed Dec 31
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Avery Fisher Hall (at Lincoln Center)

  • Price band: 2/4
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This handsome, comfortable 2,700-seat hall is the headquarters of the New York Philharmonic, the country’s oldest symphony orchestra (founded in 1842) and one of its finest. Depending on whom you ask, the sound ranges from good to atrocious. On four Saturdays each year, the New York Philharmonic

  1. 132 W 65th St, at Broadway
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BAM Rose Cinemas

  • Price band: 1/4
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This four-screen cinema—opened in 1998—offers a mix of independent and current releases, as well as comprehensive retrospectives and eclectic festivals like BAMcinemaFest.

  1. 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St, 11217
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