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."
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.
One professional New York actor has at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform in a Shakespearean play.
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."
A percussion show that celebrates the power of rhythm and the sheer joy of banging on things.
Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" from the world of physics to Midtown Manhattan.
The nonverbal performance of "blue men" exploring themes of alienation, depersonalization, and paint.
Reread the title.
A topical musical revue the Associated Press described as "Comedy Central's 'Daily Show' set to music."
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.
A psychological murder mystery, running in a very small theatre in the heart of midtown for as long as anyone here can remember.
Not Yet Reviewed
Dylan Thomas' perennial holiday favorite, adapted by the Irish Rep and performed with traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
Tony and Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing stars in a play that presents a disastrous family reunion as the occasion for a critical look at what has happened to 60s idealists and their children.
A wild, irreverent, and surprisingly touching holiday-themed musical comedy about the absurd lengths we'll go to for the ones we love.
A musical that follows Cher, a girl so optimistic she can’t see that her bungling attempts at playing Cupid disguise her own fashion-plated isolation, in a new stage adaptation of the hit 1995 film.
A turn of events forces two men, the personification of the perfect couple, to confront their conflicting views of relationships in the Off Broadway return of Michael McKeever’s play.
Real-life siblings Tyne and Tim Daly star as a brother and sister grappling with the difficulty of their family’s troubled past in a new drama by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck.
A successful publicist finds herself pregnant, broke, and plunged into a world of welfare mothers and drug addicts, forcing her to confront the family she left behind, in a revival of Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's dark comedy.
A new play by Conor McPherson that brings to life the tales of a local community on the brink of change in Bob Dylan’s hometown of Duluth, Minnesota in 1934, featuring the music of Dylan's iconic songbook.
Christine Lahti stars as American feminist Gloria Steinem in a new play that presents the political activist as a symbol of past, present, and future change.
A bio-revue telling the story and singing the songs of the most popular American singing group of the early '60s, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Tony winner Glenn Close stars in a powerful and wry comedy that follows the tale of Joan of Arc, as seen through the eyes of her mother who is doing her very best to accept the fact that her daughter is different.
Set in New York, a new play that sees an Iraqi immigrant family's Christmas dinner disturbed by the arrival of a visitor who stirs up long-buried memories and decisions from the past.
A Harry Potter parody that follows the lives of the wizard classmates who, unlike Harry and his friends, weren't in the limelight.
From New York Theatre Workshop, a new play that rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender and sexuality in 21st century America.
Borislaw Bilash (AKA "Captain Chemistry") brings his showmanship to the world of chemistry in the latest example of performance science.
A new play by Tom Stoppard in which a young researcher contemplates the scientific question of consciousness by looking at the place where psychology and biology meet.
A new musical that follows the story of the first women to serve actively in the military - the bilingual American telephone operators who worked during WWI.
Classic pop songs from the '50s and '60s tell the story of a high school song-leading squad in this comedic homage.
At the Westside Theatre, a hilarious original musical comedy about good guy Josh Cohen who is caught in a lifetime battle of bad luck.
At Classic Stage, Bertolt Brecht's political allegory about a Depression-era Chicago mobster, who, with the help of his henchmen, manipulates and murders his way to totalitarian rule of the cauliflower trade.
A new musical that explores the changing role of women over the last 100 years through some of the greatest American standards.
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.)
Two individuals, a South Korean and a young North Korean defector, are brought together over the Internet through a shared loneliness and longing to connect in a new play at the Public.
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.