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American Fables

HERE Mainstage
Five plays. Seventy minutes. Twenty-five bucks. Worth it?

Singin’ in the ER

Theater for the New City Cino Theater
Is this absurd play destined to become a cult classic, or is it more of a swan song?

Nothing Gold Can Stay

A.R.T./New York Theatres Gural Theatre
Addiction awaits in the depths of Hell's Kitchen. Should you dare to take the plunge?

Slave Play

Shubert Organization Golden Theatre
Find out why people are walking out on this show that’s too controversial for its venue!

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Abdication!

Theater for the New City Johnson Theater
Like Monty Python, this show combines a little drama, song and dance with a whole lot of comedy. Does it work without English accents and dry British humor?

Annie Jr.

The Secret Theatre
Of course, this cast of more than two dozen singing and dancing youngsters is adorable. But are the kids any good?

Decky Does a Bronco

The Royal Family Performing Arts Space
What could go wrong when five grown men act like children?

The Fez and The Sandalwood Box

The Flea Theater Siggy Theater
We've rated other shows in this collection from two to five stars. Where does this double-header fall on the scale?

The Great Society

Vivian Beaumont Theater
Is Lincoln Center's portrayal of LBJ's presidency worth your vote?

The Invention of Tragedy

The Flea Theater The Sam
This isn't The Play That Goes Wrong. Then again, maybe it is!?

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

McGinn/Cazale Theater WP Theater
Is this a supernatural thriller or a superficial fiasco?

Play!

Theaterlab
Last September, This Is Not A Theatre Company earned five stars for Café Play. Have they done it again without the Café?

SHOTZ! by Amios

Kraine Theater
Amios presents six new short plays every month. Given the time constraint, how good can they possibly be?

Slave Play

Shubert Organization Golden Theatre
Find out why people are walking out on this show that’s too controversial for its venue!

The Talmud

Target Margin Theater Doxsee Theater
Does this theatrical experiment prove or debunk the rumor that NYC’s true artists have moved to Sunset Park?

Theatre In The Dark: Carpe Diem

Theaterlab
Find out what to expect from a tasting menu unlike any you've ever seen!

Water, Water Everywhere…

Governors Island 404A Colonels Row
Find out whether this immersive experience is worth the ferry ride to Governors Island!

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