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A guide to Broadway and theater in NYC: Tickets, reviews and listings for Broadway and Off Broadway musicals and plays

Review: Switzerland

Review: Switzerland

A would-be thriller about crime novelist Patricia Highsmith goes limp

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Review: The Shadow of a Gunman

Review: The Shadow of a Gunman

The Irish Rep kicks off its Sean O'Casey with an explosive 1923 drama

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4 out of 5 stars
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Review: August Strindberg in Repertory

Review: August Strindberg in Repertory

The Swedish master of misanthropy gets a fine pair of stagings at Classic Stage Company

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4 out of 5 stars
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Jackie Sibblies Drury looks at West Indian caregivers in Marys Seacole
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Jackie Sibblies Drury looks at West Indian caregivers in Marys Seacole

The Fairview playwright returns with an inventive and provocative new work

Review: True West

Review: True West

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano square off in Sam Shepard's yin-yang drama

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4 out of 5 stars
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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Mormon missionaries get in over their heads in this uproarious and irreverent musical comedy.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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The Ferryman

The Ferryman

Theater review by Adam Feldman  Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman is a tremendously noisy play about silence and its price. Rob Howell’s expertly detailed set, festooned with memorabilia and kids’ drawings, depicts a farmhouse in Northern Ireland in 1981. More than 20 actors stream on and off the stage, including many children of various ages, plus a live baby and a goose; there is music, both traditional and contemporary, and a celebratory dance. The whole thrilling production seems alive, as few Broadway shows do, with the clutter and scope of reality. It is harvest day, and for Quinn Carney (Paddy Considine) it starts with a sweet early-morning flirtation with Caitlin (Laura Donnelly). They seem a happy couple, but we soon piece together that she is not Quinn’s wife and the mother of his seven children—that would be the sickly Mary (Genevieve O’Reilly)—but the presumed widow of his long-missing brother, Seamus. As we have learned in the play’s prologue, Seamus’s corpse has just been discovered in a local bog, and the quietly menacing local Irish Republican Army warlord, Muldoon (Stuart Graham), is intent on ensuring that no one talk too much about how the dead man got that way. Although it is more than three hours long, The Ferryman never drags, in part because Butterworth continually shifts and expands the play’s focus to what had seemed like side characters, such as the sometimes-lucid madwoman Aunt Maggie Far Away (Fionnula Flanagan), the slow-witted Tom Kettle (Justi

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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

A high school student is thrust into social relevance after a classmate's suicide in this captivating original musical.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Come from Away

Come from Away

Come from Away is the tense but humane story of an airport in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001. 

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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The Light

The Light

A happy couple has a very hard talk in Loy A. Webb's topical two-hander 

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3 out of 5 stars
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The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

A remarkable moment in political and theatrical history returns

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4 out of 5 stars
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A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons

Sir Thomas More is less in a stodgy revival

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2 out of 5 stars
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Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State

Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State

Colin Quinn looks for comedy in a politically divided America

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3 out of 5 stars
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