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After the Wake

American Theatre of Actors Sargent Theater
In January we gave director Laurie Rae Waugh five stars for The Bare Truth. Does her latest show deserve the same high rating?


The Clemente Teatro SEA
How does this new take on time travel compare to the classics? Find out as we take you “Back” for the review of a lifetime!


American Theatre of Actors Sargent Theater
“A script so hilarious, you can’t help but laugh at ‘the rule of the towel,’ ‘practicing at home’ and interlude music so apropos that it’s practically part of the story.”


Bernard B Jacobs Theatre
Yes, Betrayal is a major dramatic work by a Nobel laureate. But is this revival worth paying Broadway prices for a cast of 4½ with no orchestra and barely a hint of a set?

Between the Threads

HERE Dorothy B. Williams Theatre
You don’t have to be Jewish or identify as a woman to enjoy it, but it will certainly help if you’re both.


Ripley-Greer Studios Ripley-Greer Studios
Although only a reading of a work-in-progress, the show had us singing along during the performance and well into the evening.

Electronic City by Falk Richter

New Stage Performance Space
A little taste of Lower East Side theatre on the Upper West Side

Henry V

American Theatre of Actors
On a stage as sparse as a lawn in a park, the cast of nearly two dozen actors delivered all of the energy and immersion of an alfresco performance, indoors.

Hercules: In Search of a Hero

Abrons Arts Center Experimental Theater
A pleasant mix of classical and experimental theater combining live, traditional oration and song with a modern set, projected video and recorded audio

Rose's War

The Clemente Teatro LATEA
This musical mashes South Pacific and Chicago with The Negro Motorist’s Green Book. Is the result a bombshell, or a ten-car pile-up?

Sketchy Spring

TADA! Youth Theater Third Floor
Sketch comedy shorts woven together in the style of Saturday Night Live from one of New York’s most talented theatre companies. And did I mention there’s always Jello shots?

Wickedest Woman

McGinn/Cazale Theater WP Theater
A handsome set by Anna Driftmier that looks like it might have been designed by the great recycler, Louise Nevelson, is the real star of this show.

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