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The 20 worst Broadway musicals of the millennium
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The 20 worst Broadway musicals of the millennium

Once you’ve seen these song-and-dance turkeys, you can’t un-see them—from Dance of the Vampires to Doctor Zhivago

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Theater and Broadway shows in New York

Time Out's picks
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Time Out's picks

The best shows on Broadway and off, as chosen by Time Out's critics.

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Best Broadway shows
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Best Broadway shows

The perfect short list of the most exciting plays, musicals and revivals on Broadway.

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Off Broadway shows
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Off Broadway shows

Reviews and tickets for Off Broadway shows in New York

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Off-Off Broadway shows
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Off-Off Broadway shows

Reviews and tickets for Off-Off Broadway shows in New York.

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Theater tickets and offers

Drunk Shakespeare

Drunk Shakespeare

Save 46% on a debaucherous good time. Tickets starting at $29!

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Save 40% on Gazillion Bubbleshow!

Save 40% on Gazillion Bubbleshow!

Prepare to be dazzled by spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.

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Matilda the Musical on Broadway

Matilda the Musical on Broadway

Be awed by the power of imagination at this award-winning musical. Lots of fun and laughs for Kids and Adults alike!

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Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man

Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man

Special Time Out Offer! Up to 27% Off. This romantic comedy takes the audience on a hilarious and wild ride.

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Latest theater and Broadway reviews

Unicorn Gratitude Mystery
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Unicorn Gratitude Mystery

Performance-art legend Karen Finley weighs in on the Presidential race

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Cats
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Cats

The iconic 1980s musical coughs up a hairball on Broadway

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Summer Shorts 2016
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Summer Shorts 2016

Not surprisingly, it's a mixed bag over at 59E59

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Small Mouth Sounds

Small Mouth Sounds

A motley group of spiritual seekers takes a vow of silence

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Quietly

Quietly

In this searing Irish drama, a terrorist act reverberates decades later

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Oslo

Oslo

J.T. Rogers's new historical drama takes audiences behind the Oslo Accords

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Tony Awards 2016

The 30 best Tony Awards performances
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The 30 best Tony Awards performances

Our expanded and updated list of Tony's all-time top musical numbers

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The Late Late Show's James Corden on taking over the Tonys
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The Late Late Show's James Corden on taking over the Tonys

Corden tells us why Broadway makes him cry, his dream Carpool Karaoke guests and more

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Audra McDonald has a presumptive 2035 Tony winner in the oven
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Audra McDonald has a presumptive 2035 Tony winner in the oven

The star of Shuffle Along is leaving the show for the happiest of reasons

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Five takeaways from this year's Hamilton-heavy Tony Award nominations
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Five takeaways from this year's Hamilton-heavy Tony Award nominations

Here is our first take, and a full list of this year's nominees

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Latest theater news

Free outdoor theater this summer in New York
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Free outdoor theater this summer in New York

Public spaces come alive with free outdoor theater in New York City in the summer, and especially with plays by William Shakespeare: sparkling comedies, devastating tragedies, sweeping histories and enchanting romances. Of course, the biggest destination for free outdoor theater is the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, where the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park presents top-notch productions. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do outside in NYCBut although Shakespeare in the Park is one of the best things to do in NYC in the summer, maybe you don’t have all day to wait on line for a ticket. No worries! With less of a time commitment, you can enjoy free theater by Shakespeare (and Euripides!) elsewhere in the city: in Brooklyn, at Bryant Park, even at a parking lot in the Lower East Side. So find a play you want to see, pack snacks and juice (or something stronger) and give it a shot. The productions may not be as polished as those at the Public, but you might be surprised by the magic that can come from wonderful words, inventive actors and a mild summer breeze.

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Watch the playwright and director of the hit play Small Mouth Sounds talk about the silence
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Watch the playwright and director of the hit play Small Mouth Sounds talk about the silence

We interview Bess Wohl and Rachel Chavkin about the return of the quietest play in New York

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Broadway roundup: Shuffle Along closing, The Humans moving and more
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Broadway roundup: Shuffle Along closing, The Humans moving and more

Shuffle Along shuffles off and The Humans upgrades its home

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Broadway stars release a powerful musical plea for love to support Orlando
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Broadway stars release a powerful musical plea for love to support Orlando

Broadway's biggest names spread love, sweet love, in a benefit song for Orlando

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Theater in pictures

The 10 hottest chorus boys
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The 10 hottest chorus boys

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The 10 hottest chorus girls
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The 10 hottest chorus girls

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Amazingly site-specific En Garde Arts
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Amazingly site-specific En Garde Arts

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Joan Marcus' photos of classic Broadway shows
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Joan Marcus' photos of classic Broadway shows

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