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SAVING BIKINI BOTTOM
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
at Palace Theatre

SAVING BIKINI BOTTOM
From the music to the costumes to the four-legged tap-dance, SpongeBob is a hit.
Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
COSMIC CRAZINESS
METEOR SHOWER
at Booth Theatre

COSMIC CRAZINESS
Steve Martin’s zestless couples comedy is high on wackiness but low on laughs.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
GODS AND GODDESSES
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
at Circle in the Square

GODS AND GODDESSES
Hailey Kilgore makes an exciting Broadway debut in a rich and creative production of this musical fable.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
HOLLYWOOD FOR UGLY PEOPLE
THE PARISIAN WOMAN
at Hudson Theatre

HOLLYWOOD FOR UGLY PEOPLE
A play about greed and scandal in Washington comes across as flat and uninspired.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
STUMBLED STEPS
PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS
at St. Ann’s Warehouse

STUMBLED STEPS
Denise Gough delivers an all-out, full-bodied performance in this inventive production.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
UNLIKELY CONNECTIONS
THE BAND’S VISIT
at Barrymore Theatre

UNLIKELY CONNECTIONS
This touching tale about universal longings offers musical-theater fans a refreshing taste of something different.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
TIME OF UNCERTAINTY
ILLYRIA
at the Public Theater

TIME OF UNCERTAINTY
Richard Nelson’s slow-moving historical drama depicts Joseph Papp's struggles during the early years of the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
DEBT, BE NOT PROUD
JUNK
at Vivian Beaumont Theater

DEBT, BE NOT PROUD
While entertaining, Junk is packed with a lot of trader jargon, greed and testosterone that you may feel like you've seen before.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
CLIPPED WINGS
M. BUTTERFLY
at Cort Theatre

CLIPPED WINGS
The changes made to this modern classic end up deadening the mysteries of the show.
Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
WHAT'S IN A NAME
THE PORTUGUESE KID
at New York City Center

WHAT'S IN A NAME
John Patrick Shanley's direction encourages oversized performances and desperate stooping for laughter.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
DON'T BE A DRAG, JUST BE A QUEEN
TORCH SONG
at Second Stage Theatre

DON'T BE A DRAG, JUST BE A QUEEN
Michael Urie carves his name into the theatrical firmament with this performance.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
THE BRUUUUCE-ICAL
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY
at Walter Kerr Theatre

THE BRUUUUCE-ICAL

While it may not be high on drama, an evening with the Boss is always special.

Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE


PROM QUEEN
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
at Apollo Theatre

PROM QUEEN

This story of a 16-year-old who wants to be a drag queen is heavily derivative of other recent musicals.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MAD AS HELL
NETWORK
at the National (Lyttelton)

MAD AS HELL

The National makes the rare move of bringing a movie to the stage, with Bryan Cranston excellent in the lead role.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
THE ONE THAT I WANT
GREASE
at Théâtre Mogador (Paris)

THE ONE THAT I WANT

The worldwide musical phenomenon gets a throwback production in French.

Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE
NEW AND IMPROVED
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
at Garrick Theatre

NEW AND IMPROVED

Throwing the kitchen sink of jokes at you, Mel Brooks' musical comedy is worth revisiting.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
ONE FOR THE AGES
FOLLIES
at the National (Olivier)

ONE FOR THE AGES

Dominic Cooke’s gorgeous revival ranks among the best productions of this musical to date.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
PRINCIPLE UNCERTAINTY
HEISENBERG
at Wyndham's Theatre

PRINCIPLE UNCERTAINTY

Simon Stephens’ engaging play emphasizes the role that chance plays in two people coming together.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HOPE FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
OSLO
at the National (Lyttelton)

HOPE FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

JT Rogers' work effectively navigates the complexities of trying to find a diplomatic path to peace in the early 90s.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
FAMILIAR TENSIONS
OSLO
at the National (Lyttelton)

FAMILIAR TENSIONS

Bartlett Sher's production focuses on the personal relationships that make these secret talks interesting.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
BROKEN DREAMS
FOLLIES
at the National (Olivier)

BROKEN DREAMS

Though not the triumph of the original production, Sondheim's songs still soar in this revival.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
PASSING JUDGMENT
THE MENTOR
at Vaudeville Theatre

PASSING JUDGMENT

Daniel Kehlmann has written a play about writing plays, and the plot leaves something to be desired.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MESSAGE OF LOVE
TWELFTH NIGHT
at Shakespeare's Globe

MESSAGE OF LOVE

Emma Rice's production is a glittery and joyous crowd-pleaser.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
IRISH TROUBLES
THE FERRYMAN
at Gielgud Theatre

IRISH TROUBLES

Jez Butterworth’s ambitious three-act boasts stellar direction and performances all the way through.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE

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SCHEDULE UPDATES -
Yes, Prime Minister contracts its run, while A Chorus Line expands its own.
POWERHOUSE OF THEATRE - After 11 years as the Almeida Theatre's artistic director, Michael Attenborough is stepping down to focus on directing. 

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