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Open run Hamilton 8,500 reviews
97 Overall Score

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop infused tuner about Alexander Hamilton began at The Public Theater to rave reviews, then transferred to Broadway where it won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Open run Beautiful: The Carole King Mus... 4,159 reviews
90 Overall Score

A new Tony Award winning musical based on Carole King's inspiring story, tracking her rise to stardom and featuring many of her award-winning songs.

Opens Jan 13 X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Na... 15 reviews
88 Overall Score

The Acting Company brings back this play dramatizing Malcolm X’s life and death.

Ends Oct 29 Say Something Bunny! 10 reviews
87 Overall Score

UnionDocs presents Alison S.M. Kobayashi's multi-media solo piece inspired by an amateur audio recording made over 60 years ago.

Opens Sep 29 Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret... 7 reviews
86 Overall Score

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This solo show explores the life of international superstar Josephine Baker through theater, song, and burlesque.

Ends Sep 10 Woody Sez: The Life & Music of... 96 reviews
85 Overall Score

Irish Repertory Theatre presents a toe-tapping musical exploration of the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of American folk legend Woody Guthrie.

Opens Aug 24 Prince of Broadway 160 reviews
81 Overall Score

Manhattan Theatre Club presents a musical celebration of director and producer Harold Prince. Featuring Tony winners Chuck Cooper and Karen Ziemba, and nominees Brandon Uranowitz and Tony Yazbeck. 

Open run A Bronx Tale 870 reviews
78 Overall Score

Based on Chazz Palminteri's solo show which inspired the 1993 film, this new musical is co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, with songs by Alan Menken.

Ends Oct 15 Curvy Widow 129 reviews
69 Overall Score

Based on a true story, this sassy musical follows the exploits of a feisty fifty-something whose adventures inspire laughs and reveal truths about life, love, and sex. Starring Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel.

Ends Sep 10 Van Gogh's Ear 31 reviews
66 Overall Score

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century presents a theatrical exploration of the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter inspired by Vincent's letters to his brother Theo.

Opens Sep 06 Identity Crisis 10 reviews
65 Overall Score

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: Actress Phina Oruche's autobiographical solo show explores the kind of identity struggles that are common us all.

Opens Sep 13 Van Gogh Find Yourself 5 reviews
96 Overall Score

59E59 presents this interactive solo show about legendary artist Vincent van Gogh, during which audience members create their own works of art.

Ends Aug 27 In Her Own Words: The Diana Tapes 1 reviews
90 Overall Score

IRT presents a thriller about one of the greatest media scandals in British history: the publication of Andrew Morton’s book about Diana, Princess of Wales.

Ends Aug 30 The Closet Bitch 6 reviews
78 Overall Score

Shana Solomon’s one-woman show chronicles her desperate attempts to please everyone in her life—except herself—while trying not to fall apart in the process.

Opens Oct 22 Illyria 0 reviews
- Overall Score

Tony Award-winning playwright and director Richard Nelson returns to the Public to reveal a forgotten chapter of the Public Theater’s own history.

Opens Oct 28 The Elephant Man (Gallery Play... 0 reviews
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The Gallery Players present this classic, the true story of John Merrick, a horribly deformed young man who was was the star freak attraction in traveling side shows before he was rescued by a young doctor.

Previews start Sep 02 The Baroness - Isak Dinesen's ... 0 reviews
- Overall Score

Scandinavian American Theater Company presents the U.S. premiere of this drama inspired by the true story of author Isak Dinesen's relationship with a much younger poet.

Previews start Oct 17 Shadowlands 0 reviews
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Fellowship for the Performing Arts presents the first New York revival of this drama which follows true love story of Oxford scholar and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis and the much younger Joy Davidman.

Opens Aug 27 Eleanora Duse Dies in Pittsbur... 0 reviews
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Part of Theater for the New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival: This dark comedy is inspired by the life of Italian actress Eleanor Duse.

Previews start Oct 03 Springsteen on Broadway 0 reviews
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Legendary Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen comes to Broadway in a new autobiographical solo show.

Opens Aug 31 Dietrich Rides Again 0 reviews
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Justyna Kostek stars in the world premiere of this one-woman bio-musical about legendary actress and activist Marlene Dietrich.