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Open run

The Book of Mormon

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy
90
Critics
95
24 reviews
Members
90
8835 reviews

From the creators of 'South Park,' a Tony Award-winning, bawdy, irreverent, hilarious, and heartfelt musical about two missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word.

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'The Book of Mormon' is a musical comedy that tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naïve and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share the Book of Mormon, but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty and AIDS than about religion. The show was awarded nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

 

Open run

Avenue Q

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy
88
Critics
90
8 reviews
Members
88
4330 reviews

Broadway's 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical continues its hilarious, puppet-filled run Off-Broadway at New World Stages.

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This grown-up musical comedy stars a cast of humans and puppets, and tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the pervert), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends. Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

 

Opens Nov 09

Nutcracker Rouge

Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
85
Critics
79
26 reviews
Members
87
73 reviews

Company XIV brings back its modern riff on the classic holiday tale that's a hedonistic fusion of nightlife and theater.

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This sexy reimagining of 'The Nutcracker' is infused with elements of opera, circus, vaudeville, and burlesque, and is told with erotic, sensual, and opulent flair. The wide-eyed heroine is now an adult named Marie Claire, and the world she discovers is a wintry realm of half-naked dancers and acrobats, gyrating and performing physical stunts that send her into a state of ecstasy.

 

Open run

Chicago

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great staging, Great singing
84
Critics
94
11 reviews
Members
83
4267 reviews

A long-running revival of Kander and Ebb's gritty, satirical musical about lust, treachery, and murder among chorus girls in '20s Chicago.

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Winner of six Tony Awards and currently the longest-running show on Broadway, 'Chicago' is an electrifying and darkly comic tale about two competitive murderesses behind bars competing for the spotlight. Iconic songs include 'All That Jazz' and 'Razzle Dazzle,' and the choreography is inspired by the late Bob Fosse.

 

Open run

Drunk Shakespeare

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy
82
Critics
78
8 reviews
Members
82
355 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

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.

 

Open run

The Lombardi Case 1975

Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Quirky, Edgy
76
Critics
80
1 review
Members
76
12 reviews

Live In Theater presents an interactive murder mystery experience set in the underworld of 1970s New York City.

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A politico’s daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this live murder mystery game, you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other’s backs as you encounter the neighborhood’s junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops, and mobsters. 'The Lombardi Case 1975' is rated “R” for harsh language and racy content.

 

Open run

Naked Boys Singing!

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Quirky
75
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
75
230 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 Oct 29

Red Light Winter

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Disappointing, Edgy
74
Critics
85
1 review
Members
73
35 reviews

The Bridge Production Group revives Adam Rapp's dark drama about two American men who travel to Amsterdam to hire a prostitute.

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'Red Light Winter' confronts the expectations of fantasy, the disappointment of reality, and the complexities of unrequited love—a twisted and complicated web spanning Amsterdam's Red Light District to the East Village. 'Red Light Winter' is part of The Bridge's month-long residency at The Robert Moss Theatre, and is performed in rotating repertory with 'Hedda' and 'The Sonnets.'

 

Ends Nov 19

Afterglow

Members say: Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Absorbing
72
Critics
63
16 reviews
Members
73
115 reviews

Midnight Theatricals presents the world premiere of this drama that explores the complexities of polyamory.

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Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.

 

Open run

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Raunchy, Cliched, Clever
71
Critics
62
6 reviews
Members
71
127 reviews

In this raunchy comedy, we enter a world of foolproof seduction techniques that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man.

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The English Department is holding its monthly meet the authors event. Robyn is the shy and studious moderator of the event and this month's featured author is Dan Anderson of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. Thwarting Robyn's attempts to moderate a scholarly discussion of the book, Dan aims to entertain those in attendance with a highly theatrical, audience-interactive sex tip seminar.

 

Opens Oct 31

Stuffed

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Disappointing, Relevant
70
Critics
69
15 reviews
Members
70
111 reviews

After a successful 2016 run with WP Theater, Lisa Lampanelli's play about four women and their radically different relationships with food and body image transfers Off-Broadway.

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A lifelong yo-yo dieter, a bulimic, a confident overweight gal, and a permanent size zero who can’t gain weight walk into a play...and what happens next could only be dished up by comedy star Lisa Lampanelli in her first foray into theater. 'Stuffed' features the comedian's irreverent voice, signature wit, and an extra-large scoop of razor-sharp insight into the complicated world of our relationships with food. This show doesn't shy away from tough questions like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower as emotionally fulfilling as it sounds? When it comes to jeans, what's better: muffin top or camel toe? And, if Oprah, the most powerful person in the world, can't conquer her food issues, what can the rest of us do but laugh as we try?

 

Ends Jan 06

A Clockwork Orange (New World Stages)

Members say: Edgy, Intense, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing
67
Critics
62
45 reviews
Members
68
147 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 Oct 29

Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical

Members say: Funny, Quirky, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining
55
Critics
51
6 reviews
Members
58
4 reviews

The producers of 'Lost: The Musical' and 'Once Upon a Time: The Rock Opera' present this unauthorized rock parody of HBO’s tentpole fantasy drama.

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'Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical' follows the saga of Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark as he battles tap dancing direwolves, an evil inbred prince, and a smattering of other characters too hot and raunchy for network television. Will Ned climb his way to the Iron Throne? Or will he lose his head in the process?

 

Ends Nov 05

The Tooth-Puller

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Partly improvised
92
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
92
5 reviews

The Department of Fools returns with its latest commedia dell'arte-style production: a fast-paced farce of masked mayhem.

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'The Tooth-Puller' is a carnivalesque confection wrapped in hallucinogenic treats, sprinkled with dancing octogenarians, with a pinch of dick jokes, dipped in a festive musical fondue, topped with an ever-changing improvised ending, and filled with a creamy center of love and revenge.

 

Ends Nov 30

Pop Punk High

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Disappointing
82
Critics
86
4 reviews
Members
81
4 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.

 

Based on the classic novel, 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' and the sexy 90s teen drama, this jukebox musical features a selection of nostalgia-inducing ’90s hits including 'Lovefool,' 'Just A Girl,' and 'Bittersweet Symphony.'

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'Cruel Intentions: The Musical' pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster’s daughter. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl –and anyone who gets in their way– they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love.


 

This drama depicts one young, working class woman’s coming of age in the Bronx and the suddenly frightening passage from the safety of the corner candy store to the shadows and cat calls of the street corner.

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In 'The Store One Block East of Jerome,' Carmela Petrelli, a seasoned stripper who has lived her life defiantly in the face of sexual abuse, has an unexpected encounter with Professor Paula Brownell, an academic more comfortable studying women than with living life. At a time when high profile sexual harassment cases are everywhere, Castillo offers this candid and intimate conversation between two women. 'The Store: One Block East of Jerome' contains nudity, explicit language, and sexual situations; parental discretion is advised.

 

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