Biographical (NY Reviews) (25)

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96
Must See!
14K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

A revolutionary story of passion, unstoppable ambition, and the dawn of a new nation.

93
Must See!
2K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Featuring Michael Jackson's greatest hits and a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage.

91
Must See!
180 Reviews
Ends May 2024
NYC: West Village

Cole Escola stars as a troubled Mary Todd Lincoln, just days before Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

91
Must See!
1K+ Reviews
Ends Mar 03
NYC: Midtown W

Generations of a French Jewish family face history's shadows.

90
Excellent
2K+ Reviews
Ends Jun 2024
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical about the life and career of Neil Diamond, told through his classic hit songs.

88
Excellent
449 Reviews
Ends Feb 25
NYC: Midtown W

A new play based on the true story of LGBTQ trailblazer Kenneth Marlowe.

87
Excellent
22 Reviews
Opens Feb 22
NYC: Midtown W

A nostalgic journey through Marc Summers' TV career, blending memoir and interactive entertainment.

86
Excellent
134 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

Sean Daniels' gripping cocktail of comedy and raw truth, exploring addiction and recovery.

85
Excellent
35 Reviews
Ends May 2024
NYC: Gramercy

The story of the Mirabal sisters standing up to one of history’s most notorious dictators.

85
Excellent
46 Reviews
Ends Mar 09
NYC: Chelsea

Iconic star of stage and screen Judy Garland comes alive when tribute artist Peter Mac steps into her ruby…

81
Great
10 Reviews
Opens Mar 11
NYC: Upper W Side

A new play about the phone hacking scandal that exposed criminality within Murdoch's media empire.

78
Good
343 Reviews
Ends Apr 10
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical telling the inspiring story of young activists defying Hitler in Nazi Germany.

71
Good
6 Reviews
Ends Mar 03
NYC: Midtown E

A new show about the inspiring transformation of a GI-turned-America's first transgender celebrity.

Score it Buy from $99
Unreviewed
Starts Apr 01
NYC: Midtown W

The Kit Kat Club opens with a fresh take on the classic show starring Eddie Redmayne & Gayle Rankin.

Score it Buy from $62
Unreviewed
Starts Mar 26
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical, exploring the ongoing struggle for equality through the story of suffragists in 1913.

Unreviewed
Opens Feb 22
NYC: Midtown W

A play tracing one man's journey from leftist youth to conservative amid societal changes in America

Score it Buy from $63
Unreviewed
Starts Mar 19
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical exploring a groundbreaking artist's life amid societal shifts, starring Eden Espinosa.

Score it Buy from $75
Unreviewed
Opens Mar 28
NYC: East Village

A theatre troupe stages a play about Sally Hemings & Thomas Jefferson in Suzan-Lori Parks' new work.

Score it Buy from $44
Unreviewed
Opens Apr 13
NYC: Brooklyn

A docu-drama about the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy and the nonstop pursuit of justice that followed.

Score it Buy from $35
Unreviewed
Starts Jun 2024
NYC: Midtown W

A sung-through musical, poignantly depicting the shattered dreams of those aboard the titular ship.

Score it Buy from $44
Unreviewed
Opens Jun 07
NYC: Brooklyn

A new work reimagining the American West and its history through the lens of Hollywood Westerns.

Unreviewed
Ends Feb 25
NYC: East Village

A play about a poignant friendship amidst the struggles of a Palestinian village pre- and post-1948.

Score it Buy from $60
Unreviewed
Opens Mar 02
NYC: Midtown E

The legendary Charles Busch humorously explores a scandal threatening Henrik Ibsen's legacy.

Score it Buy from $25
Unreviewed
Opens Apr 11
NYC: Midtown W

In 1998, Northern Ireland negotiates a pivotal peace deal under Senator George Mitchell's oversight.