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See it if verbatim theatre from THE EXONERATED team. heartfelt work on disaster and corruption in WVA mining country, with haunting Steve Earle music
Don't see it if if verbatim theatre, monologue-driven, is not your cuppa tea, this may not be for you
See it if an intensely present, imaginative, dense rendering of Paul Muldoon's poem staged with attentiveness and alertness to mystery.
Don't see it if if one person explorations of loss and grief through a multi-layered poetic lens is not for you, you may find this tough-going
See it if a provocative play about the power of narrative, immigrant stories, theatre-making and the white gaze staged with flair and compassion.
Don't see it if if you meta-theatricality is not your cuppa tea, this is not for you
See it if Young Jean Lee's piece in revival directed by Raja Feather Kelly. Assured, playful, exploration of pain & loneliness through songs & story
Don't see it if warm-hearted show & production. can't imagine someone not going along with. unless solo storytelling, even with a band, is not your thing
See it if A passionate tale of immigrant lives with beautiful score by Padilla. Heartfelt and performed with sensitivity
Don't see it if If folkloric music and bilingual storytelling is not up your alley, this may not be for you
See it if Magnificent Deidre O'Connell in Hnath's verbatim text with Waters' masterful direction. Harrowing. And breathtaking.
Don't see it if If Intense exploration of trauma and violence is too much for you, sensitively handled albeit, then...
See it if A beautiful meditation on artistic legacy, precarity and complex friendships expertly performed.
Don't see it if If intimate, close-up theatre, quiet, is not your cuppa tea, this may not be for you
See it if A thoughtful vignette built journey from birth to death. A philosophical enquiry into human-ness by writer Will Eno
Don't see it if You are not drawn to enigmatic philosophical shows, this may not be for you
See it if A luscious astute revival of Fornes' landmark play about women's roles in society. Beautiful staging, design, acting.
Don't see it if If you are not drawn to stories about women this may not be for you
See it if A musical/play focusing on racism, gun violence, West-East political relations, yellowface, and the ethical responsibilities of storytelling
Don't see it if if you're not a fan of any of the artists on this creative team- Hwang, Tesori, Silverman - or of holodeck structured work, then not for you
See it if Revival of Migdalia Cruz's seminal play, a fractured Beauty and the Beast story about female wildness and human cruelty.
Don't see it if If you have trouble with material that might be triggering of trauma, this may not be your show
See it if A laser-sharp piece of verbatim theatre from Half Straddle with a stunning central performance by Emily Davis. See it.
Don't see it if If political stylized verbatim theatre is not to your taste, perhaps this is not for you.
See it if A distinctive meditation on machismo, violence and American myths illuminated in this intelligent gutsy revival directed by Daniel Fish.
Don't see it if If you prefer conventionally rendered versions of this musical, this may not be for you
See it if A beautiful revival of Shange's signature choreopoem. Performed with passion, choreographed with sensitivity, directed with compassion
Don't see it if If spoken word and movement work is not your cuppa tea this may not be for you
See it if Delicate, tough, elegant, precise portrait of grief & its lessons. Directed with Grace. Performed beautifully.
Don't see it if If you have trouble with stories about the deep well of grief and illness, this may not be for you
See it if Revival of Williams' play from the early 1950s explores love, life, and an immigrant community in Gulf region, with a vibrant Marisa Tomei
Don't see it if If revivals of Williams' works are not your cuppa tea, this may not be for you
See it if A wild impassioned ride into forces of desire, violence, and institutional racism directed with wit by O'Hara, performed by kick ass cast
Don't see it if If intense sexual material is triggering, this may be difficult for you
See it if A fearless compassionate, sobering, portrait of right wing conservatives in a dark night of American soul
Don't see it if If you are someone that does not follow new writing or foew not want to be challenged intellectually and emotionally, then perhaps not 4 u
See it if an ambitious musical by gifted composer-performer Grace McLean about visionary artist Hildegard of Bingen. imaginative and thought-provoking
Don't see it if feminist stories are not up your alley, or if you are not a fan of new music theatre.
See it if Beautiful lyrical tale of love and trauma and healing with sublime music written and performed with wit and great feeling by Cale
Don't see it if If solo work is not your cuppa tea, this may not be for you
See it if Solo piece that focuses on aftermath of homophobic hate crime. A play about passage, trauma and coping mechanisms told heartfelt & tender
Don't see it if If solo shows are not your cuppa tea
See it if an inspiring story about the first black woman to play pro baseball in the Negro Leagues told with heart & verve with dazzling lead perf
Don't see it if if baseball and its intersections with race and class and history are not your cuppa tea, perhaps this is not for you
See it if An intelligent enchanting take on Shakespeare's play with powerful and witty performances and music. A healing experience. Graceful.
Don't see it if If a slightly storybook approach to this play bothers you, this may not be for you
See it if a cerebral intense fantasia on Forster's Passage to India from playwright Chris Chen. beautifully directed by Saheem Ali with fine cast
Don't see it if if intense intellectual plays on themes of colonialism and oppression are not your cuppa tea, this is not for you
See it if A dynamite cast plays the harmonious and discordant music of this play about love, damage, and tenuous bonds between people.
Don't see it if If two handers are not your cuppa tea, this may not be for you
See it if a lovingly rendered revival of one of Shepard's key plays. a brutal elegiac symbolist tone poem about family, poverty, class.
Don't see it if if symbolist realism is not your cuppa tea, then perhaps this is not for you
See it if a wild ride of a play steeped in intelligent, witty fury. fearlessly performed, and roaring with a radiant pulse against injustice.
Don't see it if if you do not like forceful satire this may not be for you.
See it if Bad love. Toxic relationships. Damage and self-healing are explored in this dark erotic comedy.
Don't see it if If witnessing a fraught abusive relationship is triggering, this may not be for you
See it if An absorbing solo show about the nature of borders, trans-national identities, colonialism and the spirit of being a traveler. Beautiful.
Don't see it if If you don't like solo work, this may not be for you
See it if A tough visceral take on Julius Caesar. A smart & thrilling production. Vivid & engaging.
Don't see it if If movement theatre driven Shakespeare is not your cuppa tea, this may not be for you
See it if A dark satire/office comedy about deep seated misogyny performed with commitment by talented team.
Don't see it if If dark comedies are not your cuppa tea this is not for you
See it if Classic musical. rarely done. and thus rare chance to hear this score and see show! Tough minded, witty and angry piece about class divide.
Don't see it if If you are not a fan of early American musicals that explore the darker yet ever resonant aspects of the class divide.
See it if A powerhouse performance by Quincy Tyler Bernstine in the lead, sharp direction by Lilieana Blain Cruz, brilliant new play by Drury
Don't see it if If nonlinear work is not for you
See it if A poignant complex story about family ties, illness, coping mechanisms and survival.
Don't see it if If stories about family and illness are not what you are in mood for
See it if A dizzying take on Chayefsky's famous screenplay about corruption, corporate world, and commercialised rage
Don't see it if If you don't like multimedia multifocus staging
See it if A joyous and affecting coming of age play. A lovely journey of affirmation
Don't see it if If plays featuring singing is not to your taste this is not for you
See it if A sensitive hybrid piece of Dylan's songs beautifully re-arranged and McPherson's text. Staged with elegance.
Don't see it if You are not keen on Dylan's music
See it if beautifully sung, staged with simplicity and clarity. a lovely, resonant piece of theatre for the holiday season and beyond.
Don't see it if if you don't like sung-through work and/or new arrangements of European carols and war songs
See it if a strong, invigorating production of Brecht's allegory with a superb cast headed by Esparza - working with a terrific translation.
Don't see it if if you are not a Brecht fan or find political allegories staged in a stark manner not your cuppa tea
See it if the NY preem of a terrific writer with a lot on her mind about identify formation, inheritances, and much more. beautifully acted & directed
Don't see it if if you have trouble engaging with demanding, formally ambitious work, this may not be for you
See it if a fascinating new play exploring violence against black women (and men), and racism. has an affecting lesbian love story at its center
Don't see it if if you have trouble with works that explore representations of violence, this may not be your cuppa tea
See it if an assured, fanciful, funny new work by exciting new writer to the theatre scene directed with skill and flair by veteran director
Don't see it if if plays with choruses and dream scenes are not your cuppa tea for some reason, this may not be for you
See it if A timeless play by one of the US' greatest dramatists. A story about greed, power, denial, and corruption. A thoughtful revival.
Don't see it if if you do not favor elliptical, Brechtian dramaturgy that focuses on tyranny and abuse of power, then this may not be for you.
See it if a corrosive satire utterly committed to its conceit. brilliantly led by Rea in a performance that is expert at handling the play's shifts
Don't see it if violent, brutal dark comedy-tragedy is not your cuppa tea
See it if one of Caryl Churchill's lesser-seen plays, dense and brilliant, complex and thorny staged with wit and courage and played by a fine team
Don't see it if historical, dense, language-heavy, elusive work is not your taste
See it if a tale of loss, love and romantic entanglements, by turns philosophical and tender
Don't see it if you don't understand Spanish and are uncomfortable reading surtitles.
See it if a beautifully contained, epic piece by Lynn Nottage tracing pathways of trade, corruption, greed and poverty. elegantly staged by Jo Bonney
Don't see it if if epic stories are not for you
See it if one of Tennessee Williams' lesser-seen plays in a bold and absorbing staging with terrific central performances
Don't see it if if you are not a Williams fan, this is not for you
See it if early Tom Stoppard play in a beautifully rendered revival - affectionate, precise and full in passion and wit.
Don't see it if if you are not a Stoppard fan, and are not engaged by dense, quick-witted word play, then this is not for you
See it if if you are keen on thoughtful musicals on current political issues rooted in a mother-daughter dramatic story, this is for you.
Don't see it if if dramatic musicals are not your cuppa tea, this is not for you