Strong Women On Stage

Show-Score

All of these shows pass the Bechdel Test.

Waitress Waitress | By Joan Marcus


Open run

Wicked

Members say: Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Clever
93
Critics
70
25 reviews
Members
93
18476 reviews

Now in its fourteenth year on Broadway, this all-ages spectacle follows the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.

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"Wicked" looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” 

 

Open run

Waitress

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Great acting
87
Critics
75
51 reviews
Members
87
3374 reviews

Inspired by the film of the same name, the Broadway musical 'Waitress' features songs by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.

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Jenna is a waitress and expert pie maker in a small town who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus.

 

Open run

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Fluffy
78
Critics
74
10 reviews
Members
78
199 reviews

A revival of the nostalgic revue, set at a 1958 high school prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts.

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'The Marvelous Wonderettes' takes a cotton candy-colored musical trip down memory lane, paying homage to the high school song leader squads of the 1950s. When called upon to perform at their senior prom, four girls rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony. Audiences experience their lives and loves through more than 20 chart-topping hits of the era.

 

Already closed

The Fight

Members say: Excruciating, Great acting, Banal, Overrated, Intelligent
76
Critics
83
6 reviews
Members
61
2 reviews

The Storm Theatre Company presents this timely new play that explores what drove America's two most influential feminists of the 1960s and 1970s to fight established thinking -- and each other.

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'The Fight' spotlights the battles that convulsed modern feminism, both outside the movement and within it. Based on dozens of interviews and vast amounts of research, it is inspired by the actual events. Bringing to light previously untold and deeply personal stories along with buried scandals from these pivotal years of the Second Wave, the play addresses vital issues from that era and today.

 

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 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.

 

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