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  • Kristin Chenoweth in For The Girls

    Curtains are up and we see Kristin Chenoweth in an undershirt inside out with tags exposed working on lyrics at the piano. What happened to curtain call warning? How can they start the show without me ready? She encourages fans to take out their cell phones and take photos of her scantily clad. She assures us there are underpants under the oversized tee. The undershirts are available to purchase at intermission. Curtain goes down. Reba McEntire is telling us to turn off our cell phones.A Tony...

  • David Byrne and the Company of American Utopia

    Donald J Trump famously invoked the prospect of "American carnage" in his inauguration speech in 2017, but rock musician (and occasional theatrical composer) David Byrne's reply, in his 7th solo studio album, was to focus on more positive emotions, with the title American Utopia.Now the Scottish-born New Wave pop star, who co-founded the celebrated group Talking Heads back in 1975, has brought a vivid live touring stage version of that album, with added greatest hits, to America's theatrical...

    St. James Theatre
  • Chris McCarrell in The Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson has a problem - well, a few, actually: he doesn't 'fit in'; his home life is a mess; and he doesn't know who his father is. Daunting challenges to say the least. Too young to make the rules, Percy is yet also too old to avoid the rules being imposed on him. Relief arrives in the shape of a Satyr, a Centaur, and sundry other 'misfits' gathered at Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for children who are half human, half god.Adapted from the novel of the same name, which resets the story...

    Longacre Theatre
  • Will Hochman & Mary-Louise Parker in The Sound Inside

    Who said critics don't matter anymore? Adam Rapp's The Sound Inside got a rave review from Jesse Green in the New York Times when it premiered at Berkshire's powerhouse Williamstown Theatre Festival in northwest Massachusetts in July 2018, and now it has been propelled on to a Broadway transfer to Studio 54, under the auspices of Lincoln Centre Theater and some 17 commercial producing partners. That it has taken some heavy lifting (and no doubt a considerable financial commitment) to do so is a...

    Studio 54
  • Chris Sullivan, Christopher Jackson, Anthony Veneziale, Utkarsh Ambudkar & James Monroe Iglehart in freestyle love supreme

    Improvisational theatre and comedy are long-standing New York traditions. I've always held in high esteem artists who create performance sequences, let alone entire shows, with little prepped content. The fiendish difficulty of coming up with material spontaneously is exacerbated by the need for a good show to have some semblance of pace and structure.Now imagine adding not only a musical, but also a hip-hop element to it. That's freestyle love supreme, taking the crown for the most ambitious...

    Booth Theatre
  • Eileen Atkins & Jonathan Pryce in The Height of the Storm

    The Height of the Storm, currently celebrating its American premiere at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club, offers no flying broomsticks, no animatronic beasts — no puppets either. Playwright Florian Zeller again writes a family drama with as much unsaid as said, as much ambiguity as clarity; that is, it feels like the real life of a real family at a crisis point. In this case, a long married couple, who more than sniff the end at hand, struggle with that. Their...

    Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
  • Derren Brown in Secret

    I want you to go see Derren Brown: Secret by Andy Nyman, Derren Brown and Andrew O'Connor, directed by O'Connor and Nyman and now playing at Broadway's Cort Theatre, as soon as possible so that we can talk about it. If I tell you the "Secret" now, it will spoil it for you. And, at the risk of being prescriptive, I declare that you should have this thrill in your life. This show magnifies the basic reason we go to the theatre: To willingly suspend our disbelief in a mysterious alternate universe...

    James Earl Jones Theatre
  • Zawe Ashton, Charlie Cox & Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal

    Betrayal is a play of extreme intimacy. I think it is intended to be almost unbearable. The story of a marriage and a friendship disintegrating is based on Harold Pinter's own affair with Joan Bakewell. His approach, however, is surgical and logical. He does what we all do when a life event alters our trajectory. We search for the source. "Fifteen years ago I spotted that person with the puppy and stopped to say hello. He turned out to be a doctor. Today I am in Venice sharing a gondola with his...

    Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
  • Tom Sturridge in Sea Wall and Jake Gyllenhaal in A Life

    I don't know in whose brain the idea originally germinated, but it was, I think, inevitable. Sea Wall by Simon Stephens and A Life by Nick Payne, two British playwrights by the by, were destined, in America, to become Sea Wall/A Life; a singular evening at the theater. And after germinating in a sold out run at The Public Theater, it has now moved to Broadway's Hudson Theatre. Because its movie star cast of Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge didn't bargain for the connection with and reaction...

    Hudson Theatre
  • Danny Burtsein in Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    In 2002 Baz Luhrmann, the idiosyncratic Australian film and theatre director, brought his stunning 1990 Opera Australia production of Puccini's La Bohème from Sydney Opera House to Broadway, a tale of a consumptive heroine and her bohemian friends living in rooftop Parisian digs. Now 17 years later, we're back in similar territory for this bedazzling stage transition of Luhrmann's 2001 film "Moulin Rouge!," which underlines just how much La Bohème inspired it -- an opera that also provided the...

    Al Hirschfeld Theatre

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