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A Cocktail Party Social Experiment

Chelsea Music Hall
Is it still possible to enjoy a meaningful conversation with strangers in the age of click bait and sound bites?

Romeo & Bernadette

A.R.T./New York Theatres Mezzanine Theatre
What would The Bard think of this comedic sequel to his famous tragic love story?

17 Minutes

The Barrow Group TBG MainStage Theatre
How long does it take to destroy a life?

Jagged Little Pill

Broadhurst Theatre
Does it go down easy, or is it difficult to swallow?

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In a Dark Dark House

A.R.T./New York Theatres Gural Theatre
How dark is it? We’ll let you know!

DruidShakespeare: Richard III

Gerald W Lynch Theater
What’s it like to hear Shakespeare performed with an Irish accent?

Fear in the Western World

Target Margin Theater Doxsee Theater
Does guns + puppets = horror or humor?

Footprints of the Polar Bear & Other Eco-Centric Plays

American Theatre of Actors Sargent Theater

The Great Divorce

Theatre Row Theatre Three
“Should hell be allowed to veto heaven?”

To Kill A Mockingbird

Sam S. Shubert Theatre
Does Ed Harris do justice to the role of Atticus Finch?

Measure for Measure

Public Theater Shiva Theater
How does this performance by a cast of all black women measure up?


New World Stages Stage 5
Is the law on your side?

Other Than We

La MaMa Downstairs
Is this a cli-fi thriller or an experimental monster?

A Soldier’s Play

American Airlines Theatre
Is Broadway finally ready for this tale of American racism during World War II?

The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Dr Faustus

The Secret Theatre
Should you venture into Queens for this parable on immediate gratification?

Where Are We Now

La MaMa Downstairs
Has David Bowie been reincarnated as Sven Ratzke?

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