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Ends Dec 23 Show Up, Kids! 26 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.

Ends Jan 06 Addy & Uno 57 reviews
90 Overall Score

Through puppets and soaring music, this heartfelt and comic musical for families explores disability, kindness, and resilience.

Ends Feb 04 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.

Ends Dec 29 A Christmas Carol at the Merch... 20 reviews
89 Overall Score

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

Ends Jan 06 Once On This Island (NYC) 1,311 reviews
88 Overall Score

The joyous 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 El Credito 45 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 Dec 16 The Tricky Part 72 reviews
87 Overall Score

Martin Moran’s reprises his OBIE Award-winning solo show, a comic and surprising journey through the complexities of Catholicism, desire, and human trespass.

Ends Dec 30 All is Calm: The Christmas Tru... 98 reviews
87 Overall Score

Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs, "All Is Calm" recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in No Man's Land on Christmas, 1914.

Open run Distorted Diznee 24 reviews
86 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. 

Ends Dec 30 What the Constitution Means to Me 204 reviews
85 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 Dec 15 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 36 reviews
85 Overall Score

A bare bones, largely comic staging of Robert Louis Stevenson classic tale of dual identity.

Ends Jan 06 Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies 16 reviews
85 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. 

Ends Dec 23 The Apple Boys: A Barbershop Q... 43 reviews
85 Overall Score

This world premiere musical explores the uniquely American art form of the barbershop quartet.

Open run The Band's Visit (Broadway) 1,781 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 Jan 20 Mike Birbiglia: The New One (B... 221 reviews
84 Overall Score

Following a sold-out off-Broadway run, acclaimed comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia ("Thank God For Jokes," "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend") brings his new solo show to Broadway.

Ends Dec 15 The Head and the Load 26 reviews
84 Overall Score

Part installation, part performance piece, South African artist William Kentridge's new multi-media work uses music, dance, and film in its exploration of apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism.

Open run Blue Man Group 1,246 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 141 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 49 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.

Ends Dec 18 Hype Man 16 reviews
83 Overall Score

This hip hop play dares to ask who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice.

Open run Drunk Shakespeare 470 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 Jun 08 The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Rep) 91 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.

Ends Feb 24 The Other Josh Cohen 141 reviews
82 Overall Score

David Rossmer and Steve Rosen play the hapless-yet-warmhearted title character – one eventful year apart – in their musical romantic comedy about courageously owning the hand life deals you, and making your own luck.