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Open run

The Book of Mormon

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy
90
Critics
95
23 reviews
Members
90
8953 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
4431 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.

 

Ends Jan 14

Nutcracker Rouge

Members say: Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
85
Critics
79
26 reviews
Members
86
91 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
97
9 reviews
Members
83
4355 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.

 

Ends Feb 22

Pop Punk High

Members say: Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious
83
Critics
85
5 reviews
Members
83
22 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
372 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.

 

Ends Feb 19

Cruel Intentions

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Clever, Raunchy
80
Critics
79
8 reviews
Members
81
47 reviews

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' 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.


 

Ends Dec 24

Oy Vey In A Manger: The Kinsey Sicks

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Funny, Raunchy
79
Critics
81
3 reviews
Members
79
39 reviews

Dragcapella beauty shop quartet, The Kinsey Sicks return to New York and Soho Playhouse with this ribald, ridiculous, raunchy, and decidedly R-rated romp through the best and worst of Christmas.

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In this deliciously blasphemous holiday musical, The Kinsey Sicks try to sell their 2000-year-old manger before it's foreclosed. Crises arise, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface, and mayhem ensues - in outrageous drag, and glorious 4-part harmony. 

 

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, Hilarious
75
Critics
-
0 reviews
Members
75
241 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 Jan 14

Afterglow

Members say: Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging
73
Critics
65
17 reviews
Members
74
139 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
130 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.

 

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