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New York Theater

The New York City theater scene is vibrant and diverse. Productions range from enormous musicals on Broadway to one-person shows in the East Village. Broadway theaters are located in midtown Manhattan (generally in the area between 41st Street and 52nd Street, and between 6th and 8th Avenues), and range in size from 500 to 2,000 seats. Broadway shows are often quite grand, with production costs for sets and costumes in the millions of dollars, and casts that often include well-known performers.

Off-Broadway theaters, on the other hand, can be found throughout Manhattan, and are smaller (100-500 seats) and less lavish than Broadway venues. Off-Broadway productions sometimes approach Broadway in terms of scale and polish, but most often have a less slick, more "downtown" feel. Beyond Broadway and Off-Broadway are smaller venues in Manhattan sometimes called Off-Off-Broadway (generally extremely bare-bones facilities with fewer than 100 seats, with very modest productions often staged by up-and-comers) and the occasional notable production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond

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(Broadway)musical dramasave as much as $88.00 per ticket
Critics = 2.6
A new musical adaptation of author Chazz Palminteri's solo play, set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s.
Running since November 2016.

(Off-Broadway)play dramasave as much as $10.00 per ticket
Direct from London, a new play inspired by the 1962 novel that follows “ultra-violent” teen Alex, his band of “Droogs,” and the intense reformation therapies he undergoes in a a dystopian British society.

(Broadway)musical comedy family
Critics = 3.2Audiences = 4.7
Disney presents the long-awaited stage adaptation of its animated blockbuster, featuring the hit songs from the film plus several more written for Broadway.
Running since February 2014.

(Broadway)musical drama
Critics = 3.1
From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris, a new romantic musical about a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past.
Running since March 2017.

(Off-Broadway)musical comedysave as much as $38.00 per ticket
Critics = 4.4Audiences = 4.5
At New World Stages in midtown, a spunky and cheerful Gen-X musical for grown-ups featuring a cast of both puppets and live performers...a downsized version of the Tony-winning Broadway production.

(Broadway)musical dramasave as much as $26.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.1Audiences = 4.9
A new musical based on Carole King's inspiring story, tracking her rise to stardom and featuring many of her award-winning songs.
Running since November 2013.

(Off-Broadway)play comedysave as much as $20.00 per ticket
A cast of six inhabit over 20 characters including Pirates, the Lost Boys, Mermaids and the maniacal Captain Hook in this new adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale.

(Family-Event) family
Critics = 4.5Audiences = 4.0
The old-fashioned Big Top returns to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, running through January 7th
Annually since 1977.

(Off-Broadway) familysave as much as $21.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.0Audiences = 4.8
The nonverbal performance of "blue men" exploring themes of alienation, depersonalization, and paint.

(Broadway)musical dramasave as much as $44.00 per ticket
A revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical that tells the story of millworker Julie Jordan, carousel barker Billy Bigelow, and their ultimately destructive relationship.
New in 2018. Begins February 28th.

(Broadway)musical dramasave as much as $28.00 per ticket
Critics = 2.8
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's worldwide musical phenomenon, based on T. S. Eliot's book, makes its triumphant return to Broadway.
Running since July 2016.

(Broadway)musical comedy familysave as much as $50.00 per ticket
Critics = 2.6
Young Charlie Bucket wins the opportunity to visit the world famous chocolate factory of candy inventor Willy Wonka in this musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic tale.
Running since March 2017.

(Broadway)musical comedysave as much as $50.00 per ticket
Critics = 4.9Audiences = 4.3
An elegant, minimally staged revival of Kander and Ebb's gritty, satirical musical - lust, treachery, and murder among chorus girls and backstage types in old Chicago.
Running since November 1996. Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

(Broadway)musical drama
Critics = 3.8Audiences = 4.7
A new rock musical that explores the lasting connection forged between a group of travelers whose planes were diverted to a small Newfoundland town by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Running since February 2017.

(Broadway)musical drama
Critics = 4.6
A new musical that follows one student's struggle for identity as he becomes involved in the family tragedy of another teen.
Running since November 2016. Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

(Off-Broadway)play drama
A new dramatic thriller that spans 90 years in Russia and charts the crossed paths of seven men and women through history, myth, and conspiracy.

(Off-Broadway)musical comedy
Inspired by Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," a new musical set in 1890 about a novice nun and her effort to free her cowboy brother from a death sentence.

(Off-Broadway)play comedy
Critics = 4.3
One professional New York actor has at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform in a Shakespearean play.

(Family-Event) comedy familysave as much as $55.00 per ticket
The crowd-pleasing musical based on the hit movie about Santa's biggest little helper arrives at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden for a limited holiday engagement.

(Broadway)musical comedy
A new musical, featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett, about the choices we make - and the people we become - once we've had a change in latitude.
New in 2018. Begins February 16th.

(Broadway)play dramasave as much as $40.00 per ticket
Three-time Tony Winner Mark Rylance stars in the the true story of Philip V of Spain who finds relief from depression by performances of a court musician, the famous castrato Farinelli.
New in 2017. Begins December 5th.

(Broadway)musical comedy drama family
A new musical stage adaptation of the hit animated Disney film, based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of a princess who freezes everything she touches.
New in 2018. Begins February 22nd.

(Family-Event) family
At Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet's spectacular production of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic...November 24-December 31st.
Annually since 1954.

(Broadway)musical comedy
After losing his job on Wall Street, 40-year-old Mitch Shapiro reconnects with his high school friends, putting their old band back together and entering a high-stakes Battle of the Bands.
New in 2018. Begins July 19th.

(Broadway)musical drama
Critics = 4.9Audiences = 5.0
The Public Theater's critically acclaimed production of Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical explores the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton.
Running since July 2015. Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

(Broadway)musical comedysave as much as $50.00 per ticket
Critics = 4.4
Bette Midler returns to Broadway as outspoken matchmaker Dolly Levi in a revival of this multiple award-winning musical classic.
Running since March 2017. Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

(Broadway)musicalsave as much as $93.50 per ticket
Winners of "American Idol," "The Voice," and "America's Got Talent," unite to form a new Holiday concert tradition, performing more than 25 beloved Christmas classics.
New in 2017.

(Off-Broadway)play comedysave as much as $30.00 per ticket
Max and Elanor are a couple who have discussed almost everything together, except there's just one thing Max is holding onto in this new romantic comedy.

(Off-Broadway)save as much as $11.00 per ticket
Magician and performance artist Derek DelGaudio presents a one-person show that explores identity and illusion.

(Off-Broadway)play comedy
At Signature Theatre, Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis' darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith.

(Broadway)play
Two-time Tony winner and Oscar nominee John Lithgow returns to Broadway in a solo show that traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, working classic short stories by P. G. Wodehouse and and Ring Lardner - read to him as a child - into his own narrative.
New in 2017. Begins December 21st.

(Broadway)play dramasave as much as $28.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.6
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar returns to Broadway with a new play about a self-professed investment genius who touches off a financial civil war.
New in 2017.

(Broadway)musical comedysave as much as $82.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.6Audiences = 4.6
This musical about a Northampton shoemaker whose business is saved by a wildly flamboyant clientele features a score of catchy songs written by pop star Cyndi Lauper.
Running since March 2013. Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

(Broadway)play comedy
Critics = 4.0
John Leguizamo schools his son - and the rest of us - on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.
New in 2017.

(Broadway)play drama
Critics = 3.1
Clive Owen stars in a revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning drama about a married French diplomat who carries on a 20-year affair with a mysterious Chinese opera singer.
New in 2017.

(Broadway)musical comedy
A new musical based on the 2004 film that follows Cady Heron, who joins the American high school food chain and plots to end the vicious reign of Queen Bee Regina and the "Plastics."
New in 2018. Begins March 12th.

(Broadway)play comedysave as much as $20.00 per ticket
A California couple invites another couple to dinner during a meteor shower in a new absurdist comedy by Steve Martin.
New in 2017.

(Broadway)musical dramasave as much as $51.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.4
Direct from its smash London run, a revival of the award-winning musical love story set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon.
Running since March 2017.

(Broadway)musical comedy
An English professor of phonetics makes a bet that he can transform a Cockney flower girl into a lady, in a revival of Lerner and Loewe's classic musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion."
New in 2018. Begins March 15th.

(Off-Broadway)musical comedysave as much as $45.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.0
Reread the title.

(Off-Broadway)musical comedysave as much as $45.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.0
A topical musical revue the Associated Press described as "Comedy Central's 'Daily Show' set to music."

(Off-Broadway)play drama
A schoolteacher and a troubled student are dangerously at odds in a penetrating new drama about a single day that could end in tragedy or hope - and the endless possibilities in between.

(Broadway)musical dramasave as much as $50.00 per ticket
A revival of the hit musical that follows a peasant girl and her star-crossed romance with a young man from the wealthy side of her island, which is ruled by four island gods.
New in 2017.

(Off-Broadway)play dramasave as much as $29.00 per ticket
Critics = 2.5Audiences = 2.2
A psychological murder mystery, running in a very small theatre in the heart of midtown for as long as anyone here can remember.

(Off-Broadway)play comedy
A new and unique adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance that follows Elizabeth Bennet, a bright, lively young woman with four sisters, and a mother determined to marry them to wealthy men.

(Off-Broadway)play comedysave as much as $35.00 per ticket
A Harry Potter parody that follows the lives of the wizard classmates who, unlike Harry and his friends, weren't in the limelight.

(Family-Event)musical familysave as much as $30.00 per ticket
Critics = 4.2Audiences = 4.7
For 89 years, as the cider starts simmering and the sidewalk Santas start jingling, generations of New Yorkers have gathered in the city's most spectacular venue to experience a one-of-a-kind theatrical confection.
Annually since 1928.

(Off-Broadway)musical dramasave as much as $30.00 per ticket
In 1920s Maryland, Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers gamble their way to love and riches in this new musical featuring music by members of the Grateful Dead.

(Off-Broadway)play comedy
A new comedy that centers around an exclusive boarding school in Ghana, where queen bee Paulina's reign is threatened by a new student.

(Broadway)musical comedysave as much as $66.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.7Audiences = 4.5
A down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star poses as a substitute teacher in this new musical version of the 2003 film, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Running since November 2015.

(Off-Broadway)musical comedy dramasave as much as $30.00 per ticket
Critics = 4.0
At St. Luke's in midtown, a new musical that tells the story of African-American women through Top-40 music from the '30s through the '90s, including hits like "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said" and "I Will Survive."

(Off-Broadway)
Critics = 4.5
At the long-abandoned McKittrick Hotel on the extreme western edge of Chelsea, one of the most unique theatrical events in memory....a site-specific Macbeth-meets-Hitchcock performance piece the NY Times calls a "merry macabre chase."

(Off-Broadway)musical comedysave as much as $38.00 per ticket
Critics = 4.4
An uproarious Off Broadway spoof of the blockbuster Broadway musical "Hamilton" and its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

(Broadway)musical comedy familysave as much as $56.00 per ticket
A new musical based on the hit Nickelodeon cartoon series, SpongeBob SquarePants and the denizens of Bikini Bottom must rally to save their undersea world from total annihilation.
New in 2017.

(Broadway)musical
Critics = 4.7
Rock icon Bruce Springsteen makes his Broadway debut with a solo acoustic concert which follows the arc of his life and career.
New in 2017.

(Off-Broadway)musical family
Critics = 4.0Audiences = 4.7
A percussion show that celebrates the power of rhythm and the sheer joy of banging on things.

(Off-Broadway)play comedysave as much as $26.00 per ticket
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli employs her famously irreverent voice, signature wit, and razor-sharp insight to explore the complicated world of our relationships with food.

(Off-Broadway)musical drama
The Barrow Street Theatre is turned into a working pie shop for this revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical theatre classic about a murderous barber and the pie shop owner that helps to dispose of his victims.

(Off-Broadway) familysave as much as $20.00 per ticket
Borislaw Bilash (AKA "Captain Chemistry") brings his showmanship to the world of chemistry in the latest example of performance science.

(Off-Broadway) familysave as much as $20.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.5
Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" from the world of physics to Midtown Manhattan.

(Broadway)musical drama
Critics = 4.8
An Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play a concert when a mix-up at the border leaves them stranded and must seek the help of the locals in this new musical.
New in 2017.

(Broadway)musical comedy
Critics = 4.7Audiences = 4.5
From the creators of "South Park," a bawdy, irreverent, hilarious, and heartfelt musical about two missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word.
Running since February 2011. Winner of 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

(Broadway)play drama
Direct from an acclaimed run in London, a near-future drama about the aftermath of a catastrophe at a nuclear power station, exploring the responsibilities we have towards future generations.
New in 2017. Begins November 28th.

(Off-Broadway) comedy familysave as much as $30.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.0
At the New World Stages in midtown, a family-friendly extravaganza created by Fan Yang (holder of 12 Guinness World Records) wherein many bubbles are blown under hi-tech lighting.

(Off-Broadway)play dramasave as much as $20.00 per ticket
Set during a single day in rural Ireland in 1878, a drama that follows the aftermath of a doctor’s Darwin-inspired experiments on the locals.

(Broadway)play dramasave as much as $34.00 per ticket
Tony winner and two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in a new production of Eugene O'Neill's four-act epic play about a newly sober, charismatic traveling salesman whose renewed outlook on life threatens to upend the lives of his old friends.
New in 2018. Begins March 22nd.

(Off-Broadway)play dramasave as much as $40.00 per ticket
Two tennis champions face off for the match of their lives in a new play about tennis, ambition, and life choices.

(Broadway)musical comedy drama family
Critics = 4.7Audiences = 4.7
In Julie Taymor's inventive retelling of Disney's animated hit, puppets and live actors weave a dreamscape of jungle characters as we follow young Simba's rise to the throne.
Running since October 1997. Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

(Family-Event) drama family
At St. Luke's in midtown, a re-telling of C.S. Lewis' classic tale of Narnia, featuring just 2 performers playing the human, animal, and super-natural characters that populate the epic story.

(Off-Broadway)musical comedysave as much as $45.00 per ticket
Classic pop songs from the '50s and '60s tell the story of a high school song-leading squad in this comedic homage.

(Broadway)play comedy dramasave as much as $46.50 per ticket
Oscar nominee Uma Thurman stars as a socialite navigating the dangerous waters of Washington, D.C. politics in a new play by "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon.
New in 2017.

(Broadway)musical drama familysave as much as $54.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.8Audiences = 4.6
In this classic musical - the longest running in Broadway history - a hideously deformed man lives in the cellars of the Paris Opera and takes a beautiful soprano as a student.
Running since January 1988. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

(Broadway)play comedysave as much as $60.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.6
A hit in London's West End, a new comedy about a company of hapless actors making a disastrous attempt to stage a 1920s murder mystery.
Running since March 2017.

(Off-Broadway)play comedysave as much as $36.00 per ticket
Jason Alexander and Sherie Rene Scott star in a new comedy that folllows a widow who attempts to settle her late husband's affairs with a second-rate lawyer.

(Family-Event) familysave as much as $15.00 per ticket
In a return engagement, a family-friendly production adapted from Eric Carle's popular children's book about a roaming, hungry caterpillar.

(Off-Broadway)play drama
Set on an indoor soccer field, an award-winning play that details the experiences of high school girls as they prepare for their game - from politics, sports, and history to family, friendship, and everything in between.

(Off-Broadway)musical comedy dramasave as much as $26.00 per ticket
A new musical that explores the changing role of women over the last 100 years through some of the greatest American standards.

(Broadway)play dramasave as much as $50.00 per ticket
A revival of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece that follows the interactions between three women who represent different versions of the same woman in her 90s, 50s, and 20s.
New in 2018. Begins February 27th.

(Broadway)play dramasave as much as $70.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.1
Oscar nominee Elizabeth McGovern stars in a time-traveling play about the transformation of a British family in the first half of the twentieth century, exploring notions of choice, chance, and destiny.
New in 2017.

(Off-Broadway)play drama
Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos stars in an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's book about her time as an anonymous online columnist.

(Off-Broadway)play comedy drama
A revival of Harvey Fierstein's classic play about a gay drag performer and his relationships with his bisexual, closeted lover, adopted son, and disapproving mother.

(Off-Broadway) comedy
The big kahuna of the city's improv theatres, UCB hosts shows featuring stars from "Saturday Night Live," "Conan," numerous Comedy Central shows, etc, rubbing elbows with the stars of tomorrow. (Or perhaps the day after.)

(Broadway)musical dramasave as much as $60.00 per ticket
Critics = 3.6Audiences = 4.0
Tony winner Jessie Mueller stars in a new musical based on the 2007 motion picture that celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the courage it takes to pluck a long abandoned dream off the shelf.
Running since March 2016.

(Broadway)musical comedy family
Critics = 2.7Audiences = 4.7
Now in its second decade, this family-friendly spectacle about the teenage years of the Good Witch and the Green Witch remains one of Broadway's hottest tickets.
Running since October 2003.


Critics' ratings represent an average score for reviews published by major NYC and national print sources. To rate the reviews, we use a 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being excellent.

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