90 Minutes or Less

Show-Score

All of these shows are short and sweet. Just an hour and a half...or less!


Opens Dec 08

Kevin!!!!!

Members say: Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious
90
Critics
83
8 reviews
Members
93
7 reviews

Both spoof and tribute, Recent Cutbacks' highly theatrical parody of 'Home Alone' is intensely physical, imaginative, and silly, using only rudimentary props and costumes to recreate iconic moments from the film.

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The folks who brought you 'Hold on to Your Butts' and 'Fly, You Fools!' tackle their most ambitious project to date, featuring live projections, puppets, and a four-person choir, all told in Recent Cutbacks’ signature style of humor, nostalgia, and theatricality. Discover the true meaning (maybe) of Christmas this year with 'KEVIN!!!!!!'

 

Ends Jan 14

Addy & Uno

Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting, Relevant
90
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
90
34 reviews

Realabilities' puppet musical for families about disabilities, bullying, and friendship returns for an encore presentation.

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As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities—ADHD, vision, hearing, and physical impairment—rally in support. Told with 'Avenue Q'-style puppets and heartfelt songs, it's an inspiring journey about the values of kindness, differences, and big dreams. Individuals with disabilities are so unseen and unheard across media, especially children's media. 'Addy & Uno' is giving a voice to kids who are different, and inspiring a new generation of kinder people. Based on the Realabilities Educational Comic Book Curriculum.

 

Opens Nov 30

A Christmas Carol (Summoners Ensemble Theatre)

Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Refreshing, Great acting
86
Critics
87
8 reviews
Members
85
12 reviews

Summoners Ensemble Theatre presents its fifth annual run of this one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic. Performed at the landmarked Merchant's House Museum.

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It's December 1867. Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of 'A Christmas Carol.' Join the author, portrayed by John Kevin Jones, in the elegant and intimate parlor of the historic, 19th-century Merchant's House for an hour-long performance created from Dickens' own script. Meet Mr. Dickens and toast the holiday season before select performances.

 

Ends Jan 01

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Enchanting, Must see
86
Critics
85
4 reviews
Members
86
207 reviews

Radio City Music Hall presents its annual holiday extravaganza featuring the legendary Rockettes.

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Radio City's iconic 'Christmas Spectacular' stars more than 140 performers in a heartwarming revue about finding the spirit of season in your heart. Headlined by The Rockettes, the famed precision dance troupe known for its synchronized routines such as "Rag Dolls" and "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," the show also features actors, singers, dancers, Santa, high-tech interactives, and a climactic Living Nativity complete with animals. A New York Christmas tradition for the whole family since 1933.

 

Ends Jan 07

The Wolves

Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Refreshing, Great writing
85
Critics
87
14 reviews
Members
85
207 reviews

After two hit runs at Playwrights Realm, Lincoln Center Theater presents an encore engagement of Sarah DeLappe's drama about a suburban girls soccer team.

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Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team members navigate big questions and wage tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

 

Previews start Jan 11

Miles for Mary

Members say: Great acting, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining
85
Critics
86
4 reviews
Members
85
14 reviews

After a hit run at The Bushwick Starr, The Mad Ones' bittersweet missive about endurance and surrender in a late '80s American high school transfers to Playwrights Horizons.

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It's 1988 and the planning committee for Garrison High School's ninth annual 'Miles For Mary' Telethon is fired up and ready to go. Across subcommittee sessions in the phys-ed teachers' lounge, Drama Desk-nominated The Mad Ones assemble an analog elegy to the camcorder 1980s, girls' track and field, and the consecrated American high school.

 

Open run

Sistas - The Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Funny
84
Critics
70
6 reviews
Members
85
110 reviews

A new musical that tells the story of African-American women through Top-40 music from the '30s through the '90s, including hits like "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said" and "I Will Survive."

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After a matriarch's death, the women in the family clean Grandma's attic and find love and old memories packed away. In the process, they share their stories through hit tunes, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 1960s to the empowerment of the 1990s.

 

For years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs...who just happened to be there too. A play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

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'Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic' is a Potter-inspired comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else’s story. The play gives you a fresh look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers. Their epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

 

Ends Jan 07

Spamilton

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious
84
Critics
79
23 reviews
Members
85
409 reviews

A satirical musical about the biggest hit on Broadway, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, the funnyman behind 'Forbidden Broadway.' 

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Get ready to laugh at Gerard Alessandrini's parody of 'Hamilton' and all the fan mania it inspires (including his own). 'Spamilton' stars a young virtuoso cast, with special guest stars like Christine Pedi and other 'Forbidden Broadway' divas. 

 

Open run

Blue Man Group

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Quirky
83
Critics
78
3 reviews
Members
83
1076 reviews

The "blue men's" nonverbal performance explores themes of alienation, depersonalization, and paint. Comedy, music, and paint collide in a circus of imagination.

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Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining.”

 

Open run

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Members say: Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
83
Critics
83
2 reviews
Members
83
107 reviews

A re-telling of C.S. Lewis' classic tale of Narnia, featuring just two performers who play all the characters that populate the epic story.

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Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. See them meet Mr. Tumnus the faun and conspire with talking animals to save Narnia. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that Love is the deepest magic of all.

 

Open run

The Band's Visit

Members say: Great acting, Enchanting, Slow, Great singing, Delightful
83
Critics
88
49 reviews
Members
82
493 reviews

Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed musical by Tony-nominated songwriter David Yazbek transfers to Broadway. Based on the film of the same name, and featuring Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and John Cariani. 

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The Egyptian Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band arrives in Israel to play at the opening of a cultural center. When their hosts don't show, a miscommunication sends them in the wrong direction and they find themselves in a small settlement in the heart of the Negev Desert. With no transportation out until morning and no hotel in sight, the beleaguered band members are taken in by locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways.

 

Ends Dec 16

The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Rep)

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing
83
Critics
90
3 reviews
Members
83
81 reviews

Harlem Repertory Theatre mounts a one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the iconic 1939 MGM movie musical about a little girl from Kansas who journeys to the Land of Oz.

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When Dorothy wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, and munchkins and monkeys, she's charmed but desperate to return home. She sets off on a quest to ask the Wizard for help and along the way befriends a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion. Journey down the yellow brick road while humming along to memorable songs from the Oscar-nominated film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard," and "If I Only Had a Brain."

 

Ends Nov 26

Uncommon Sense

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging
83
Critics
72
9 reviews
Members
84
94 reviews

From Tectonic Theater Project, the creators of 'The Laramie Project,' 'Gross Indecency,' and '33 Variations,' comes 'Uncommon Sense,' a new play about living life on the autism spectrum.

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Meet Moose, Dan, Jess, and Lali, four people on the spectrum, and discover the remarkable ways they and their families conquer challenges through humor, determination and love. Inspired by interviews with real people, this multimedia play reveals our universal challenges with “difference,” our desire to connect, and the lengths we will go for the people we love.

 

Ends Feb 22

Pop Punk High

Members say: Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever
83
Critics
85
5 reviews
Members
83
21 reviews

This musical tells the story of a high school where everyone is pop punk, it's always 2006, and there's never been anything cooler than shredding, pizza, and flipping off your lame-ass parents.

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Derek, a young wannabe pop-punk frontman, wants nothing more than to become king of Pop Punk High and win Amanda Bunkface's angsty, straight-ironed love. It seems all but impossible for a loser like Derek, but when he finds a bong in his attic containing the ghost/genie of Avril Lavigne, his wildest dreams may become reality after all. 'Pop Punk High' features a score reminiscent of blink-182 and Sum 41, and a book full of obscene humor.

 

Open run

Drunk Shakespeare

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy
82
Critics
78
8 reviews
Members
82
363 reviews

An actor drinks heavily (in the vein of Comedy Central's 'Drunk History') and then tries to corral others into enacting a story by the Bard.

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Every night, a Drunk Shakespeare society member will have at least five shots of whiskey and then attempt to perform in a Shakespearean play. Each performance by The Drunk Shakespeare Society requires a Patron, an audience member who helps run the show. Anything can, and does, happen.

 

Open run

The Infinite Wrench

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Ambitious
82
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
82
44 reviews

The New York Neo-Futurists present an ever-changing lineup of short plays, each written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with high-energy audience participation.

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After shuttering the long-running 'Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,' the New York Neo-Futurists are mounting a brand-new weekly series. 'The Infinite Wrench' is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here and now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, 'The Infinite Wrench' is the Neo-Futurists’ ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.

 

Ends May 10

Valor, Agravio y Mujer

Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Ambitious
82
Critics
85
1 review
Members
82
13 reviews

Repertorio Español's 50th season kicks off with the U.S. premiere of this 17th-century Spanish comedy, a parody of the erotic myth of Don Juan.

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A comedy of honor, Ana Caro Mallén de Soto's play criticizes the social customs of her era, notably the position of women. The play is considered especially remarkable in its uncommon depiction of its heroine, Leonor. In defiance of popular tradition, Leonor doesn't require the aid of a man, and her happy ending is one of her own making. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System. By request for matinee performances.

 

Ends Dec 30

Rakugo

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Refreshing
82
Critics
80
1 review
Members
82
17 reviews

Celebrated master Katsura Sunshine brings the 400-year-old Japanese art of comic storytelling to NYC, in a presentation that offers different stories according to the day.

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With a minimal set, Rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, who, using only a fan and a hand towel for props, entertains the audience with a comic monologue followed by a traditional story. In Japan, Rakugo has over 800 professional storytellers. Sunshine is the first Westerner to complete the grueling 3-year apprenticeship under a Rakugo Master and receive a name in the history of the Osaka Rakugo Tradition.

 

Ends Dec 30

Endangered! The Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Relevant, Clever, Delightful, Funny
81
Critics
85
3 reviews
Members
81
34 reviews

This new family musical follows the adventures of a social media-savvy kid reporter and a group of endangered animals from around the globe who must survive a superstorm.

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Stranded at the zoo when the superstorm hits the city, the child and the animals must learn to communicate and understand each other, working together to save themselves. 'Endangered!' is an uplifting eco-musical for children ages 2 and up.

 

Opens Nov 29

Meteor Shower

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious
81
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
81
76 reviews

Steve Martin's new comedy about two married couples who gather to watch a celestial event comes to Broadway starring comedians Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key, Tony winner Laura Benanti, and Jeremy Shamos.

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It’s a hot night in Ojai, California in 1993, and Corky (Schumer) and her husband Norm (Shamos) are having another couple over for dinner. But Laura (Benanti) and Gerald (Key) aren't looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends. Eventually, the two couples find themselves in a marital free fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky. Directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks.

 

Open run

Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Indulgent
80
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
79
12 reviews

On the first Saturday of every month, Ted Greenberg, an Emmy Award-winning writer on Letterman, performs a comedy show before chauffeuring one audience member home in a NYC taxi.

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Greenberg performs his hit Off-Broadway "mostly one man" comedy show before whisking a lucky audience member home in a New York City taxi driven by Greenberg himself. This unique comedic experience is now in its 8th smash season at the historic SoHo Playhouse theater.

 

Opens Dec 07

Early Shaker Spirituals

Members say: Riveting, Original, Resonant, Great staging
79
Critics
79
12 reviews
Members
84
1 review

The Wooster Group revives its musical inspired by the 1976 LP recorded by the Sisters of the Shaker Community, giving a new live performance of their songs.

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'Early Shaker Spirituals' returns to an artistic practice that the Wooster Group has used throughout its history: working with record albums as source material for original productions. The piece also investigates the Shakers, a millenarian, celibate, communitarian sect. In 1980, Elizabeth LeCompte, Kate Valk, and other members of the company visited the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community and met with Sister R. Mildred Barker. Around that time, the company first began listening to the record album that forms the basis for this new piece.

 

Open run

Rule of 7x7

Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Great writing
79
Critics
82
10 reviews
Members
78
11 reviews

The Tank presents an ongoing series that premieres 7 brand-new 10 minute plays by 7 different writers; includes a free beer with admission.

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7 rules. 7 writers. 7 new plays. 1 free beer. Every other month. For each show, every playwright comes up with one rule, then the 7 playwrights create new plays using all 7 rules. Rules can be general (i.e. "Pants") or specific ("Page one must include a back-handed compliment followed by ten seconds of silence.") Each time you come to 'Rule Of', you'll see different plays with different rules by different writers. And you'll always get a beer on the house.​

 

Opens Nov 28

Who's Holiday!

Members say: Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Entertaining, Clever
79
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
79
25 reviews

This wildly irreverent solo show is a heartfelt holiday parody that looks at the life of a grown-up Cindy Lou Who. Starring Lesli Margherita ('Matilda The Musical'). 

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A middle-aged Cindy Lou Who, now residing in a beaten-down trailer in the snowy hills of Mount Crumpit, is about to host a Christmas Eve party for her friends. As she prepares, she recalls from her own perspective that fated night when she first met the Grinch, and the strange turn of events her life has taken for the past 40 years.

 

Opens Dec 04

Hundred Days

Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Romantic, Absorbing, Indulgent
79
Critics
82
7 reviews
Members
79
102 reviews

New York Theatre Workshop presents a musical about how Abigail and Shaun of the folk-rock duo the Bengsons met and fell in love, and how that unleashed their fear of mortality. Previously seen at the Under the Radar.

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A folk-punk dream like you've never experienced. Shaun and Abigail Bengson's 'Hundred Days' unleashes an exhilarating and raw story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had a hundred days to live.

 

Open run

This Is Real

Members say: Clever, Funny, Edgy, Entertaining, Intense
79
Critics
78
5 reviews
Members
85
1 review

In Psycho Clan's new interactive horror experience, you are entrenched in your very own horror story as an abductee trying to figure out how to escape.

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You’ve been kidnapped. You don’t remember how; you don’t know by whom. But there you are, watching the horrific treatment of the person who was taken before you. They will implore you to help them, but you cannot. When they are disposed of, it will be your turn. Your friends have been taken elsewhere. You’re on your own. You only have one shot at getting away. 'This Is Real' is not a haunted house. It’s interactive horror theater, a mind-bending survival game and extreme hide-and-seek rolled up into 70 minutes worth of entertainment.

 

Ends Nov 26

Diary of a Madman

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Intelligent
79
Critics
81
10 reviews
Members
79
22 reviews

This solo adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's short story chronicles an average man's doomed quest for individuality in a seemingly indifferent city.

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Only in his madness does the lowly anti-hero attain greatness! 'Diary of a Madman' centers on Poprishchin, a low-ranking civil servant who yearns to be noticed by the beautiful daughter of a senior official, with whom he has fallen in love. His diary records his gradual slide into insanity.

 

Ends Dec 10

The Trial of Typhoid Mary

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting
79
Critics
78
2 reviews
Members
79
16 reviews

Live In Theater presents this immersive and interactive production, where participants from the audience will play members of the defense, the prosecution, and jury in the infamous 1915 trial of Typhoid Mary.

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March 1915. New York City health officials have apprehended 45-year-old Mary Mallon, better known as “Typhoid Mary," for the second time after linking her to another typhoid fever outbreak. Mallon is accused of having infected 51 people with typhoid fever, three of whom have died.  This experience will transport participants into what would have been the controlled chaos of such a sensational case. They will delve into the inherent entertainment in high profile “trials of the century," while dissecting the case of the woman known at one time as the deadliest in the world. Come give Typhoid Mary the trial she never received.

 

Open run

The Ride

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Educational
78
Critics
78
4 reviews
Members
79
19 reviews

In this unique interactive experience, comedy hosts welcome audiences aboard a bus-turned-moving theater, which navigates a 75-minute ride through Midtown Manhattan.

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'The Ride' takes place in motor coaches with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and stadium-style seating. They are fully loaded with audio, video, and wireless technology to amp up what’s happening on board while keeping audiences connected to what’s going on outside. From performers to passers-by, 'The Ride' interacts with everyone and everything it rolls by. The hosts are trained in improvisation so that each performance is fresh depending on what’s happening on the street that day. 'The Ride' also features pop-up presentations along the 4.2-mile route by an ensemble of professional actors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists.

 

The New Victory Theater invites you to experience the journey of the millions of African Americans who moved from the rural South to the urban North to rebuild their lives in this polyrhythmic performance from Step Afrika!

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A beat for every brushstroke, Step Afrika! brings to life Jacob Lawrence's The Migration Series, the landmark collection of paintings about the largest demographic transformation in U.S. history. Fusing body percussion, tap, and contemporary dance with live gospel, jazz, and blues, the world's first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping uses uniquely American art forms to tell this uniquely American story. Recommend for ages 7 and up.

 

Open run

NEWSical: The Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Relevant
77
Critics
81
7 reviews
Members
77
289 reviews

This long-running musical revue/sketch comedy show lampoons current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. Think 'The Daily Show' set to music.

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'Newsical's' songs and sketches parody all of today's biggest headlines, from politics to pop culture, celebrities to social trends. It's 'Saturday Night Live' meets 'Laugh-In' meets 'The Nightly News' meets Broadway. Songs and material are updated on a regular basis.

 

Ends Jan 07

Bright Colors and Bold Patterns

Members say: Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious
77
Critics
81
21 reviews
Members
77
82 reviews

Drew Droege's solo comedy about what gets left behind as homosexuality moves into the mainstream returns for an encore run. Directed by Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty,' 'Buyer & Cellar').

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Josh and Brennan are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled riot because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says, "Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns." In the struggle for equality, what do we really want? What do we lose? And is there any cocaine left? 'Bright Colors and Bold Patterns' was written by and stars Outfest Award winner Drew Droege, who is best known for his online videos as Chloë Sevigny.

 

Ends Dec 03

What We're Up Against (WP Theater)

Members say: Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining
77
Critics
68
18 reviews
Members
79
66 reviews

WP Theater presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Theresa Rebeck's comedy, a darkly funny and all-too-relevant exploration of gender politics in the workplace.

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"Why is it still like this?” Janice sighs to Eliza. It’s 1992, and Eliza is the brainy new recruit at a small-shop architecture firm. But she’s struggling to get a foothold on even the lowest rung of the company ladder, and starts making moves to blow the lid off their pandora’s box of office politics and social maneuvering.

 

Ends Dec 17

The Bench

Members say: Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Ambitious
77
Critics
87
2 reviews
Members
76
40 reviews

Based on true stories, Robert Galinsky's solo piece explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDS in the 1980s.

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'The Bench's' sparse set is integrated with graphic novel art projections, from Daphne Arthur’s adaptation of the play, and the production is scored live by composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh.

 

Open run

Naked Boys Singing!

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious
75
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
75
239 reviews

This musical revue celebrating male nudity in comedy, song, and dance, features sixteen original songs sung by eight naked men and no clothes.

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A small cast of buff and buxom gentlemen take off their clothes and sing. Running for many years now, the boys sing such catchy tunes as "Gratuitous Nudity," "Bliss of a Bris," "Nothin' But the Radio On," and "Perky Little Porn Star." According to the producers, anyone under 17 must be accompanied by a guardian."

 

Ends Dec 10

Tiny Beautiful Things

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Resonant
73
Critics
66
40 reviews
Members
75
166 reviews

The Public Theater presents an encore run of this comedy starring Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos and based on the eponymous book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. Directed by Tony winner Thomas Kail ('Hamilton').

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Vardalos is Sugar, an anonymous online advice columnist (later revealed to be Strayed) whom thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty, and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and real problems of her readers, creating a beloved column about the monstrous beauty, endless dark, and glimmering light at the heart of being human.

 

Open run

Paradiso: Chapter 1

Members say: Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Intense, Confusing
71
Critics
63
12 reviews
Members
79
16 reviews

Immersive theater pioneer Michael Counts created this unique experience, which marries escape-room entertainment with interactive theater.

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Loosely inspired by 'The Divine Comedy,' 'PARADISO: Chapter 1' drops 10 audience members into a noir-styled, futuristic nightmare that they must navigate through. With a company of actors guiding the experience, 'PARADISO' features a narrative structure that makes audiences feel as if they have entered a world where the circumstances, characters, risks, and drama represent an immersive 'reality.' A multi-layered story unfolds complete with actors, 3D holographic projection technology, and special effects. From the team behind 'The Walking Dead Experience' and 'Play/Date.' Ages 13 and up only. Exact Midtown Manhattan location provided upon purchase of tickets. 

 

Ends Dec 17

The Mad Ones

Members say: Great singing, Cliched, Clever, Relevant, Disappointing
71
Critics
62
12 reviews
Members
75
31 reviews

59E59 and Prospect Theater Company presents this new musical that immerses audiences in the complex inner life of a young woman and asks: when every choice feels like life and death, how do you turn the key?

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Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...Samantha Brown balances on the edge of her future, car keys in hand. As she sits in the driver's seat, she faces a choice: will she follow in her mother's footsteps, or take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path?

 

Ends Dec 30

This One's For The Girls

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Funny, Disappointing
71
Critics
80
9 reviews
Members
69
39 reviews

This new musical is a high-energy celebration of American women, and an exploration of their changing role from 1900 to today as illustrated through pop music.

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‘This One’s For the Girls’ carries the audience from the codependence of ‘I Will Follow Him’ to the anger of ‘These Boots are Made for Walking,’ to the cynicism of “What’s Love Got to Do with it,” and finally to the strength of ‘Hero.’ Combining excerpts of 60 songs with women’s own stories about finding dreams, lost love, relationship issues, entering the workforce, gaining independence, and more, this show is a lively look at music’s depiction of women, as they go from codependence to independence.

 

Ends Dec 02

A Clockwork Orange (New World Stages)

Members say: Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious, Intense, Disappointing
67
Critics
62
48 reviews
Members
68
202 reviews

Director Alexandra Spencer-Jones’ adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ landmark 1962 novel comes from London to New World Stages with its original star Jonno Davies as Alex.

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'A Clockwork Orange' lures audiences into a glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of little Alex and his rebellious gang of Droogs is a groundbreaking classic of orgiastic ultra-violence and sexuality. As hauntingly relevant today as when Burgess’ book was first published, 'A Clockwork Orange' is an unapologetic celebration of the human condition.

 

Ends Nov 26

Toys: A Dark Fairy Tale

Members say: Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Quirky
56
Critics
70
12 reviews
Members
52
29 reviews

59E59 presents this dark fairy tale that explores the lives that were torn apart by war, and asks what it truly means to belong.

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Shari was born in a war-ravaged country, alone and fending for herself; Clara grew up in New York with the best of everything. These two very different characters—who led two very different lives—meet in an explosive encounter and discover a shared secret from their past. This presentation is made possible through the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.

 

Ends Nov 26

Prague, 1912 (the Savoy Cafe Yiddish Theatre)

Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky, Indulgent, Slow
46
Critics
63
3 reviews
Members
43
14 reviews

Theater for the New City presents this comedy based on historic personalities of the Yiddish Theater.

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A vagabond acting company comes to Prague: it's Jak Lowy and his leading lady, Mme. Trassik. Lowy is a veteran actor who has put stars in her eyes and the two are lovers. When they act together, it's magic, but their repertoire is in shambles. They subsist more by selling baked sweet potatoes than by selling tickets to their unconventional versions of classic plays. What emerges is a backstage comedy of their love-hate relationship and their entrapment of a sympathetic local writer named Gregor Samsa.

 

Opens Nov 30

Madeline's Christmas

Members say: Great acting, Must see, Enchanting, Delightful, Refreshing
100
Critics
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0 reviews
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100
1 review

KOTA Productions presents their second annual production of this family-musical about the adventures of a spirited and impetuous Parisian school girl. Based on the beloved picture book series by Ludwig Bemelmans.

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'Madeline's Christmas' follows Madeline and her friends at their boarding school in Paris, as they prepare to go home for the Christmas holidays. But on a morning walk in the snow with Miss Clavel, some of the girls catch the flu! Will they get better in time to see their families? And who is the mysterious figure that Madeline befriends and takes on them on a thrilling adventure?


 

Ends Dec 10

Let Me Cook For You

Members say: Resonant, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great staging, Thought-provoking
92
Critics
90
1 review
Members
93
1 review

Theaterlab’s Artistic Director Orietta Crispino presents her solo series examining a collage of inherited myths and apocryphal histories, melding the intoxicating act of storytelling with the ritual of preparing food.

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'Let Me Cook For You' is part of Theaterlab's Fall Season - 'Eat Your Heart Out,' which celebrates the ephemeral cycle of performance that echoes itself with each iteration, and feeds the audience something different each time. After all, you can't eat the same apple twice.

 

Ends Dec 10

The Briefly Dead

Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever
85
Critics
90
1 review
Members
84
9 reviews

59E59 and the Adjusted Realists present this reinvention of a classic ancient Greek play with a sharply contemporary celebration of its powerful heroine returning home to settle the score.

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Good news: you actually can bring the love of your life back from the dead. Bad news: breakfast the next morning is really awkward. When it comes to the unexpected resurrection of his beloved wife Alcestis, King Admetos learns the hard way that the aftermath of a miracle ain't as peachy as we might assume.

 

Ends Dec 18

Irving Berlin: In Person

Members say: Great singing, Great acting, Informative, Entertaining, Great staging
85
Critics
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0 reviews
Members
85
1 review

From Chip Deffaa and Jon Peterson, the playwright/director and star of 'George M. Cohan Tonight!,' comes a new one-man show about a legendary songwriter.

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With little formal education, Irving Berlin rose from poverty to become the most successful single songwriter in history. He composed more hits--and made more money--than any of his competitors in the Golden Age of Popular Song. 'Irving Berlin: In Person' showcases an array of classic Berlin hits such as 'I Love a Piano,' 'Alexander's Ragtime Band,' 'When I Lost You,' 'Simple Melody,' 'Say it with Music,' 'When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam,' 'A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody,' and more, plus rarities and rediscoveries.

 

Ends Dec 17

Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So Planetary Musical

Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Educational, Clever
84
Critics
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0 reviews
Members
84
6 reviews

The Peoples Improv Theater presents a family-friendly musical comedy that blends music, puppets, and fantasy with real science and space exploration history, in its story of the demoted planet Pluto's quest of self-discovery.

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The year is 2006, and there's been a big shake up in the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet! When news of its demotion reaches the small planetoid, Pluto leaves the Solar System on a cosmic journey meeting groovy satellites, fun-loving gas giants, and a galaxy of other celestial oddballs on its quest to become a planet again. Best for ages 5 to 10.

 

Ends Dec 31

That Chemistry Show

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Educational, Absorbing, Delightful
83
Critics
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0 reviews
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83
6 reviews

From the team behind the long-running 'That Physics Show' comes this new science spectacular for families, led by veteran "mad scientist" Borislaw Bilash.

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A candle that moves water; a paper cup that won't burn; a firefly without fire. An atomic flash; weaponized sugar; a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle; secret writing; elephant toothpaste. All these and more comprise 'That Chemistry Show,' which combines the worlds of science and show business. Best for school-age kids.

 

Ends Dec 02

Enrico IV, A monologue

Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Intense, Masterful
81
Critics
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0 reviews
Members
81
8 reviews

KIT (Kairos Italy Theater) presents this world-premiere adaptation of Luigi Pirandello's classic drama.

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Here comes the King! Or, rather, here comes a man who took a fall, hit his head, and now believes himself to be King Henry IV. Is he mad, or is this just his way of telling the truth to those around him? Pirandello’s central theme of madness vs. the mask that society forces us to wear is the focus of this new adaptation. In this monologue, Enrico IV speaks only his own words from the play. 'Enrico IV, A monologue' is part of KIT's 'AlieNation' series, and is being performed in repertory with 'A Story of Love and Soccer/The Journey I Never Made.'

 

Opens Jan 29

[PORTO]

Members say: Funny, Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great writing
80
Critics
81
4 reviews
Members
79
7 reviews

After a hit run at The Bushwick Starr, Kate Benson's surreal play about the patrons of a local bar in a gentrifying neighborhood transfers to the WP Theater.

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A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She’s a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender–a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood. Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a modern woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it’s made?

 

Ends Jan 28

Junk Shakespeare

Members say: Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging
80
Critics
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0 reviews
Members
80
1 review

A family-friendly version of the hit show 'Drunk Shakespeare,' this new comedy combines a classic Shakespeare play with extreme food challenges - trying to discover the original intent of William Shakespeare.

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The stage is set in a hidden library right in the Theater District of Times Square. Five professional New York actors meet as members of a Secret Shakespearean Society. After extensive research they have discovered that Shakespeare had a sweet tooth! To try and understand Shakespeare's original intent, the society members put their bodies on the line...eating extreme junk food while attempting to perform a classic Shakespearean play. Hilarity and mayhem ensues - expect famous character impressions, pop culture references, and Pop Rocks. Suitable for ages 8 and up. 

 

Straight from the world of almost-Best Picture winner 'La La Land' comes this comic take on Emma Stone’s character’s ill-fated, never-before-seen, one-woman show. Starring Jimmy Fowlie as Mia Dolan.

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What was it about this poorly produced, shoddily designed and sparsely attended production that was supposed to launch this struggling actress into super stardom? 'So Long Boulder City' is a life-affirming tale of determination, ambition, crushed hopes, and Hollywood triumph.

 

Ends Aug 11

CHALK

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting, Absorbing, Delightful
76
Critics
81
4 reviews
Members
73
4 reviews

FRIGID new york @ Horse Trade presents a playful and poignant one-man homage to silent film-era comedians, created and performed by Alex Curtis.

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'Chalk' is a whimsical solo show which invites audiences of all ages into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this feel-good romantic romp.

 

Opens Dec 21

A Charlie Brown Christmas (Secret Theatre)

Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Quirky
76
Critics
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0 reviews
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76
6 reviews

The Secret Theatre presents a return engagement of the  stage adaptation of the beloved Peanuts holiday TV special.

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Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of gifts and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly tree, Charlie Brown resurrects the holiday spirit for families once again. Featuring the song 'Christmas Time is Here,' the original jazz score of Vince Guaraldi, and brand-new dance numbers.

 

Ends Dec 17

Interstellar Cinderella

Members say: Family friendly, Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful
72
Critics
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0 reviews
Members
72
1 review

New York City Children's Theater presents the futuristic take on the fairy tale classic.

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Cinderella is a space engineer looking to revolutionize space travel with her new invention. When the prince holds a space parade, Cinderella knows it’s the perfect opportunity to show him her hyper warp speed engine. But first, she’ll have to keep her evil stepmother from throwing a wrench in her plans! Best for ages 4 to 8.

 

Vital Children's Theatre presents a one-hour stage adaptation of the classic 1939 movie.

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Rediscover the joy of following the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and even puppet Munchkins, as they travel through the Land of Oz. Best for ages 2 to 7.

 

59E59 presents this one man play from Daniel LLewelyn-Williams about a Welsh dockworker's son at the turn of the last century, who, smitten by Harry Houdini, dreams of a life of magic.

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His parents struggle with their son’s eccentricity, but doggedly training himself to emulate his hero on the industrial detritus, his relentless ambition finally brings him face-to-face with the world’s greatest showman - and one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history. Is it possible to follow one’s dreams when poverty weighs you down like mud? An story that blends childhood imagination with the cynicism of adulthood. A tale of hope, determination, and magic.

 

Starring Billboard Top 100 vocalist Doreen Taylor, this new docu-musical explores Hammerstein's life and his journey to become one of the most important lyricists of all time.

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Through their collaboration with Oscar's grandson William Hammerstein, the creators of 'An Enchanted Evening' were given the opportunity to create an intimate show that offers an in-depth glimpse into the life of the musical legend, based on private, personal stories, rarely before seen images, and videos. Special guest performance by Broadway's Davis Gaines.

 

Theater for the New City is pleased to present this kaleidoscope of New York characters and scenarios from the not-too-distant dystopian future of America, a dystopia that is already upon us.

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Corwin’s 'Scraps' is a cautionary series of playlets, most of which sardonically illustrate a particular challenge facing our nation, such as healthcare, freedom of expression, the deterioration of education, and the rise of social media. The actors personify these crises, performing the roles of proletarians, presidents, and college professors as they cycle through the chain of events spawned by the increasingly dark cloud spreading over American democracy. 

 

This dinner theater piece invites you to dress in your finest, and come take a seat at Chef Bruno's fictional high-end, five-star Restaurant, enjoy a 3-course meal, and solve the mystery.

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Welcome! You are invited into Milan's finest dining establishment for the annual Donati Gala and Auction! This year is special for the Gala though, because it features the auction of the 9th Wonder of the World...the legendary Donati Two Pound Truffle! Open your purses and bid away because this mouthwatering morsel will not last long!  But what's this? The auction is over and someone is found murdered? Who was it? How did they do it? And who's next? Keep your eyes open and your mouths full while you take part in the madness, parse out the clues, and figure out "whodunnit?" in this devious and disastrous murder-mystery adventure.

 

Hang A Tale Theater Company presents this solo play inspired by the life of a real Japanese American, who fought against US government's efforts to set up internment camps during World War II.


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'Hold These Truths' explores a little-known chapter of American history, when civil liberties were under attack, constitutional rights violated, and issues of race hotly debated by a divided country. In Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggles to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the US Constitution, Gordon begins a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs, and a confrontation with its failures. 

 

August Strindberg Rep presents one of Strindberg's lesser known plays for children, a magical Christmas story that revolves around a lost black glove.

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In this lyrical fantasy, a lost black glove found in the entryway to a large apartment building the day before Christmas Eve mystically passes through the hands of many of its residents as it bestows a Christmas spirit. The play will be acted by a cast of six women, in the British Travesty tradition of the late 1800s, in order to ensure that the play will be children-friendly. The piece is recommended for audiences age 8 and up.

 

Teatro Patologico (Pathological Theater), re-imagines Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus,' retelling the bard's bloodiest and most violent work through the voices of the patients of a psychiatric hospital.

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Set during the latter days of the Roman Empire, 'Titus Andronicus,' tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. The focus of the production is not on Shakespeare's mixture of horror and vengeance, but rather on the alternation of true and feigned madness. This performance marks the culmination of the 'Integrated Theater of the Emotion,' the world’s first university curriculum exclusively oriented towards the professional and academic formation of individuals with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in the fields of performing arts.

 

This new American solo show centers around a high school history teacher with a few "small" obsessions. One being James Buchanan, widely considered the worst American president in history.

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Recounting tales of some poor choices he has made in his life, the teacher mounts a rousing defense of himself and James Buchanan. 'Histrionics' is an examination of privilege, weakness, sex, history, good intentions, and self-delusion.

 

In this new, wholesome drama, a young couple faces a series of challenges to their relationship over the course of the Christmas season.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a romantic holiday for a new couple. This season is meant for magical memories and the couple sets out in pursuit of making their first holiday historically special. NYC has a way of changing your plans, and soon they are facing obstacle after obstacle: decorating each other’s apartment without permission, different careers and schedules, or the wrong answer to the question, “Will you move in with me?” Are these events signs to give up, or can they be overcome?

 

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