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Updated July 13, 2015; click for reviews and ticket info


An Act of God — Jim Parsons returns to Broadway in new comic play about God; opened 5/28/15; runs through 8/2/15; EW grade: B–

Aladdin — Disney’s smash hit 1992 film hits Broadway; opened 3/20/14: EW grade: B

An American in Paris — Gershwin-scored musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film; opened 4/12/15; EW grade: B–

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical — New musical about the heralded singer-songwriter; opened 1/12/14; EW grade: B+

The Book of Mormon — Musical by Trey Parker and Matt Stone; opened 3/24/11; EW grade: A

Chicago — Musical revival; opened 11/14/96 (original review); 2010 EW grade: B

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeStage adaptation of the best-selling mystery novel; opened 10/5/14; EW grade: A–

Finding NeverlandMatthew Morrison returns to Broadway in new musical based on the 2004 film; opened 4/15/15; EW grade: B+

Fish in the Dark — Jason Alexander stars in Larry David’s Broadway debut as playwright; opened 3/5/15; runs through 8/1/15; EW grade: B+

Fun Home — Tony-winning usical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel; opened 4/19/15; EW grade: A–

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder2014 Best Musical winner starring Jefferson Mays in multiple roles; opened 11/17/13; EW grade: A

Hand to God — The raucous puppet-propelled dark comedy hits Broadway; opened 4/7/15; EW grade: A–

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Musical revival, now starring Darren Criss; opened 4/22/14; EW grade: A

It Shoulda Been You — Tyne Daly stars in David Hyde Pierce-directed musical comedy; opened 4/14/15; runs through 8/9/15; EW grade: B–

Jersey Boys — Musical; opened 11/6/05; EW grade: A

The King and I — Tony winner Kelli O’Hara stars in the R&H classic; opened 4/16/15; EW grade: A–

Kinky Boots — Musical based on 2005 British film with score by Cyndi Lauper; opened 4/4/13; EW grade: B+

Les Miserables — Revival of the beloved tuner; opened 3/23/14; EW grade: A–

The Lion King — Musical; opened 11/13/97 (original review); 2010 EW grade: B

Mamma Mia! — Musical; opened 10/18/01 (original review); runs through 9/12/15; 2010 EW grade: B-

Matilda — Musical based on the Roald Dahl story; opened 4/11/13; EW grade: A–

On the TownRevival of the classic Comden/Green NYC-set musical; opened 10/16/14; EW grade: B+

On the Twentieth Century — Kristin Chenoweth returns to Broadway in the classic tuner; opened 3/15/15; runs through 7/19/15; EW grade: A–

The Phantom of the Opera — Musical; opened 1/26/88; EW grade: B+

Something Rotten! — Musical-comedy about two writers desperate to pen a hit in the 1590s; opened 4/22/15; EW grade: B+

Wicked — Musical; opened 10/30/03; (original EW review) 2010 EW grade: A–

BROADWAY   |   Coming Soon

Allegiance — New musical starring George Takei and Lea Salonga, based on Takei’s experiences during WWII; previews begin 10/6/15; opens 11/8/15

Amazing Grace — The famous hymn is the basis for this historically-based musical; previews begin 6/25/15; opens 7/16/15

China Doll — Al Pacino stars in a new play by David Mamet; previews begin 10/20/15; opens 11/19/15

The Color Purple — Jennifer Hudson and Danielle Brooks star in stripped-down revival of the 2005 musical; previews begin 11/9/15; opens 12/3/15

Dames at Sea — The long-loved musical revue finally plays Broadway; previews begin 9/24/15; opens 10/22/15

Fiddler on the Roof — Danny Burstein takes on Tevye in a revival of the Bock/Harnick classic; previews begin 11/12/15; opens 12/17/15

Fool For Love — Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda take on Sam Shepard’s desert romance; previews begin 9/15/15; opens 10/8/15

The Gin Game — James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson team up for a revival of the D.L. Colburn Pulitzer winner; previews begin 9/18/15; opens 10/13/15

Hamilton — Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit moves to the Great White Way; Broadway dates begin 7/13/15; opens 8/6/15

King Charles III — The Brit hit about Prince Charles ascending the throne arrives seaside; previews begin 10/10/15; opens 11/1/16

Long Day’s Journey Into Night — Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne and John Gallagher Jr. take on the epic O’Neill drama; previews begin 3/31/16; opens 4/19/16

Misery — Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf star in a play version of the Stephen King chiller; previews begin 10/22/15; opens 11/15/15

Old Times — Clive Owen stars in a revival of Harold Pinter’s battle-of-the-sexes drama; previews begin 9/17/15; opens 10/6/15

On Your Feet! — Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s career in musical form; previews begin 10/5/15; opens 11/5/15

Our Mother’s Brief Affair — Linda Lavin stars in new play by Richard Greenberg (The Assembled Parties); previews begin 12/28/15; opens 1/20/16

Penn & Teller on Broadway — The magical duo return for a limited engagement; begins 7/7/15

School of Rock — The beloved 2003 film gets a full-on musical treatment, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; previews begin 11/2/15; opens 12/6/15

Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed — Audra McDonald returns in musical about the creation of the Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle classic; previews begin 3/14/16; opens 4/21/16

Spring Awakening — The heralded Deaf West production of the Tony-winning musical plays an 18-week stint; previews begin 9/8/16; opens 9/27/16

Sylvia — Annaleigh Ashford and Julie White star in a revival of the A.R. Gurney comedy; previews begin 9/25/16; opens 10/15/15

Thérèse Raquin — Keira Knightley makes her Broadway debut in this adulterous drama, based on the novel by Emile Zola; previews begin 10/1/15; opens 10/29/15

A View From the Bridge — Ivo Van Hove’s acclaimed, abstract retelling of Arthur Miller’s tragedy lands on Broadway, starring Mark Strong; previews begin 10/21/15; opens 11/12/15


10 Out of 12 — Soho Rep presents Anne Washburn’s immersive look at a day-long stage tech rehearsal; opened 6/10/15; runs through 7/18/15; EW grade: B+

39 Steps — The Hitchcock-inspired spoof returns for an Off Broadway run; opened 4/13/15; EW grade: B+

Avenue Q — Musical about a neighborhood of NSFW puppets; reopened 10/21/09; EW grade: A

Bayside! The Musical — Parody tuner based on Saved By the Bell; opened 3/18/14; EW grade: B+

Blue Man Group — Special theatrical event; opened 11/16/1991; EW grade: B

The Fantasticks — Musical revival; opened 8/24/06; EW grade: B+

The Flick — Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer winner returns; opened 5/18/15; runs through 8/30/15; EW grade: A

Gloria — Branden Jacobs-Jenkins pens a new drama about a failing magazine and its colorful coworkers; opened 6/17/15; runs through 7/18/15; EW grade: C+

Heisenberg — Mary-Louise Parker stars in a new play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time); opened 6/3/15; runs through 7/18/15; EW grade: A–

Of Good Stock — Alicia Silverstone headlines a Cape Cod-set dramedy about three sisters; opened 6/30/15; runs through 7/26/15; EW grade: B+

Preludes — The hypnotized mind of Sergei Rachmaninoff is the subject of this new musical by Dave Malloy (Ghost Quartet); opened 6/15/15; runs through 8/2/15; EW grade: C+

Queen of the Night — Interactive, dinner-included variety show now playing in Times Square; opened 12/31/13; EW grade: B+

SeaWife — Folk musical set against the 19th century seaside, playing at South Street Seaport; opened 6/29/15; runs through 7/19/15; EW grade: A–

Shows for Days — Patti LuPone and Michael Urie star in Douglas Carter Beane’s new play about growing up in a PA theater troupe; opened 6/29/15; runs through 8/23/15; EW grade: C

Significant Other — Gideon Glick stars in a new play by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) about looking for love in modern NYC; opened 6/18/15; runs through 8/12/15; EW grade: B

Sleep No More — Immersive theater version of Macbeth and film noir by Punch Drunk troupe; opened 3/7/11; EW grade: A


(Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened 2/3/05; EW grade: A–

LOVE (Las Vegas) — Musical Revue; opened 8/24/06; EW grade: A-

Michael Jackson: ONE (Las Vegas) — Cirque du Soleil event featuring the King of Pop’s catalog; opened 6/30/13, open-ended run; EW grade: B+

Mystere and O (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened 5/25/93; EW grade: A

Zumanity (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened September 2003; EW grade: C