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Ends Dec 23 Show Up, Kids! 21 reviews
94 Overall Score

From Peter Michael Marino, the creator of the improvised comedy "Show Up," comes this interactive twist on the traditional kids show.

Opens Nov 17 The Amazing Max 19 reviews
89 Overall Score

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

Opens Nov 27 A Christmas Carol (Summoners E... 19 reviews
89 Overall Score

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

Open run Once On This Island (NYC) 1,203 reviews
88 Overall Score

The joyous Tony-nominated musical returns to Broadway with its story of a fearless young dreamer in post-storm Haiti. Winner of the 2018 Tony award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Open run Distorted Diznee 23 reviews
87 Overall Score

This long-running late night spectacle is an outrageous Las Vegas-style drag revue parody of some of America's most beloved animated classics. 

Open run El Credito 44 reviews
87 Overall Score

Repertorio Espanol presents this comic drama about an ordinary man and his attempts to secure a small bank loan that is absolutely necessary for him to continue on with his life. 

Ends Nov 04 On Beckett 55 reviews
87 Overall Score

Tony Award-winner, and MacArthur Fellow Bill Irwin explores his relationship with the work of Samuel Beckett in this New York premiere solo show presented by Irish Repertory Theatre.

Ends Jan 06 Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies 11 reviews
87 Overall Score

This 90-minute one-woman show, performed monthly at the Episcopal Actors' Guild, tells the story 1930s icon, Bette Davis, on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards. 

In Previews: Opens Oct 22 School Girls; or, The African ... 151 reviews
86 Overall Score

MCC Theater's buoyant and biting hit comedy returns to New York. An exploration of the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be queen bee?

Open run The Band's Visit (Broadway) 1,672 reviews
84 Overall Score

Based on the film of the same name, Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed musical by songwriter David Yazbek was the winner of ten 2018 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

84 Overall Score

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.

Ends Oct 28 What the Constitution Means to Me 151 reviews
84 Overall Score

This witty and searingly personal exploration of the Constitution strives to breathe new life into our founding document and imagine how it will shape the next generation of American women.

Ends Nov 03 Rags Parkland Sings The Songs ... 21 reviews
84 Overall Score

Ars Nova presents this world premiere sci-fi folk concert set 250 years in the future. 

Open run Blue Man Group 1,212 reviews
83 Overall Score

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

Open run Sistas - The Musical 134 reviews
83 Overall Score

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."

Open run The Infinite Wrench 48 reviews
83 Overall Score

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.

Open run Drunk Shakespeare 453 reviews
82 Overall Score

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.

Ends Nov 24 The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Rep) 90 reviews
82 Overall Score

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.

In Previews: Opens Oct 17 Ordinary Days 75 reviews
81 Overall Score

Keen Company presents the first New York revival of this musical about four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.

Ends Jan 06 Popcorn Falls 84 reviews
81 Overall Score

In this new Off-Broadway comedy, a small town's survival depends on producing a play in a week. One big problem: no playhouse. Another problem: no play.

Ends Dec 15 That Physics Show 125 reviews
80 Overall Score

Longtime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo shares his amazing "magic tricks" from the world of science.

Ends Dec 16 Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So Pla... 12 reviews
80 Overall Score

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…

Ends Oct 20 Trainspotting Live 209 reviews
80 Overall Score

This punchy, 75 minute production strives to recapture the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackage it into an immersive production.

Ends Nov 04 Midnight at the Never Get 90 reviews
80 Overall Score

The York's world premiere musical charts the romance between a singer and a songwriter who put together a nightclub act at an illegal gay bar in 1960s Greenwich Village.