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Ends Aug 26

The Amazing Max

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting
92
Critics
91
4 reviews
Members
92
12 reviews

A return engagement of Max Darwin's popular magic and comedy show for kids and adults alike.

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Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoers' faces. This high-energy, interactive, and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages 3 and up.

 

Ends Aug 27

Pinkalicious

Members say: Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Delightful, Quirky
72
Critics
88
4 reviews
Members
72
31 reviews

A musical for children aged 2 - 10 based on the best selling books about a girl who loves pink cupcakes so much, that she ends up turning pink from head to toe!

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Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

 

Ends Aug 27

Marvin's Room

Members say: Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Funny
73
Critics
68
48 reviews
Members
73
399 reviews

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Scott McPherson’s award-winning play about the laughter that can shine through life’s darkest moments. Starring Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor.

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Lee (Garofalo) is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Her estranged sister Bessie (Taylor) has her hands full with their elderly father, his soap opera-obsessed sister, and a brand-new life-or-death diagnosis. Now the siblings are about to reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee’s good intentions and makeover skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere… or at least keep him from burning her house down? Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World?

 

Ends Aug 27

Napoli, Brooklyn

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
75
Critics
66
26 reviews
Members
76
245 reviews

The Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new play about sisterhood, freedom, and forgiveness set in 1960s Brooklyn.

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The Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. But as the girls come of age in a rapidly changing world, their paths diverge—in drastic and devastating ways—from their parents’ deeply traditional values. Despite their fierce love, each young woman harbors a secret longing that, if revealed, could tear the family apart. When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighborhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future.

 

Ends Aug 27

Lost and Guided

Members say: Relevant, Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting
79
Critics
79
6 reviews
Members
79
20 reviews

The Angle Project presents this universal story of love, friendship, and the struggle for happiness inspired by interviews with Syrian refugees living in the U.S.

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The lives of four young Syrians are changed forever after anti-government protests transpire in the city of Daraa. During the next six years, each is forced to undergo a unique and heroic journey, while the turmoil in their homeland erupts into a full-fledged civil war.

 

Ends Aug 27

Pipeline

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
83
Critics
76
28 reviews
Members
85
149 reviews

Lincoln Center Theater presents the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's drama about how a mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him.

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Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? 

 

Ends Aug 27

Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful
89
Critics
90
4 reviews
Members
89
71 reviews

Ragtag Theatre Company presents an encore run of this musical romp inspired by 'Cinderella,' done in the style of commedia dell'arte. Formerly known as 'The Commedia Cinderella.'

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From the folks behind 'The Commedia Rapunzel' comes this fairy-tale spoof. Follow a troupe of poor traveling "Italian" actors as they mount a musical inspired by the well-known story, with daffy llamas, roller-skating fairy godmothers, selfie-taking stepsisters, Carol Channing, and furry kicks standing in for the traditional glass slippers.

 

Ends Aug 27

Gruff!

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Quirky
89
Critics
89
2 reviews
Members
89
9 reviews

Doppelskope presents an interactive musical for young audiences that reinvents 'Three Billy Goats Gruff' as a puppet parable about climate change.

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'Gruff!' takes place in a future when the world has become a toxic wasteland. A young goat named Gruf stumbles upon Troll Valley: the Earth's sole surviving oasis of natural plant and animal life. Gruf tries to convince her fellow goats to join her on a quest to make the world green again, but her elders are bent on drilling for fuel. Best for ages 4 and up, 'Gruff!' features puppetry, physical comedy, projections, and original songs.

 

Ends Aug 30

Miles Thorn: Master Illusionist

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Delightful, Disappointing
75
Critics
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0 reviews
Members
75
55 reviews

After four sold-out limited runs in 2016, magician Miles Thorn returns to Times Square's Elektra Theatre with a brand-new show.

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Miles Thorn's latest spectacle features new illusions, live animals, incredible juggling, and other routines. Thorn combines his personal style with a modern approach to magic, and performs his illusions in the intimate Elektra Theater, making every visual moment even more mystifying.

 

Ends Aug 31

Endangered! The Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Relevant, Funny, Great singing
81
Critics
85
3 reviews
Members
81
22 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.

 

Ends Sep 01

Summer Shorts 2017: Series A

Members say: Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Uneven, Great writing
76
Critics
76
14 reviews
Members
76
7 reviews

This annual festival of new American short plays returns to 59E59 for its 11th consecutive year.

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The festival's two series consist of three plays each. See the lineup for Series B.

'Playing God' by Alan Zweibel, directed by Maria Mileaf: Unhappy that a brazen doctor fudged the due date of a pregnant woman's baby because of his vacation, God decides to put him in his place.

'Jack' by Melissa Ross, directed by Mimi O'Donnell: Maggie and George and Jack have been inseparable best friends since college. But when Maggie and George divorce, Jack is the only thing holding them together. Until suddenly he isn't. A play about growing up, growing apart, and letting go of your first love.

'Acolyte' by Graham Moore, directed by Alexander Dinelaris: Young marrieds and Ayn Rand devotees find themselves in over their heads when one of her weekly Saturday night discourses on philosophy takes a surprisingly personal turn.

 

Ends Sep 02

The Imbible: Day Drinking

Members say: Quirky, Funny, Clever, Disappointing, Entertaining
71
Critics
75
4 reviews
Members
71
6 reviews

A new cocktail, brunch, and history-infused show from the folks behind the long-running 'The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking.'

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Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also the meal itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends. Tickets include a light continental bunch and three craft cocktails, including a create-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Please arrive 30 minutes before showtime to enjoy brunch and your first drink.

 

Ends Sep 02

Summer Shorts 2017: Series B

Members say: Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy
74
Critics
73
13 reviews
Members
81
4 reviews

This annual festival of new American short plays returns to 59E59 for its 11th consecutive year.

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The festival's two series consist of three plays each. See the lineup for Series A.

'Break Point' written and directed by Neil Labute: This play concerns the meeting of two world-class tennis players on the eve of their semi-final match at the French Open. Is this a friendly meeting, an elusive game of cat-and-mouse, psychological strategy, or is there something even darker at work here? A funny yet sobering take on masculinity, competition, sportsmanship, and the great American drive to succeed.

'A Woman' by Chris Cragin-Day, directed by Kel Haney: For the past ten years, every time her church passes around the anonymous elder nomination cards, Kim simply writes “A Woman.” This is because her NYC intellectual denomination does not allow women deacons. This year, her church's new pastor, Cliff, calls her bluff.

'Wedding Bash' by Lindsey Kraft & Andrew Leeds, directed by J.J. Kandel: When a newly married couple invites their two friends over for a post-wedding rehash, things get tense when it becomes clear that maybe people didn't love the wedding as much as they said they did.

 

Ends Sep 03

Hamlet (Public Theater)

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great staging
78
Critics
66
36 reviews
Members
82
109 reviews

Oscar Isaac ('Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis') returns to The Public for this intimate new production of Shakespeare’s eternal drama.

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Hamlet is caught between thought and action, anger and anguish as his uncle assumes the throne left vacant by his murdered father. As the dead King calls to him from the grave, demanding to be avenged, Hamlet is forced to choose between bearing the oppressor’s wrong or taking arms against a sea of troubles. Tony Award winner Sam Gold ('Fun Home,' 'Othello') directs theater’s most famous tragedy about life and death, madness and conscience, and corruption—of the state and of the soul.

 

Ends Sep 03

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Members say: Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing, Clever
85
Critics
81
65 reviews
Members
85
2332 reviews

Inspired by a 70-page slice of Tolstoy’s 'War and Peace,' this immersive, Off-Broadway hit transfers to the Main Stem.

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Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn't here. But what about Pierre? Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her fiancée Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her life is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre, the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption. Featuring a score that mixes rock, pop, soul, folk and electronic dance music with classic Broadway, 'The Great Comet' arrives on Broadway after its critically acclaimed 2013 Off-Broadway premiere. Its creative team has re-imagined the Imperial Theatre as an opulent Russian salon, where every seat provides a unique perspective.

 

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