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Airline Highway – Julie White stars in new play about a raucous New Orleans send-off; openeds 4/12/15; runs through 6/14/15; EW grade: B

Aladdin — Disney’s smash hit 1992 film hits Broadway; opened 3/20/14: EW grade: B

An American in Paris – Gershwin-scored musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film; opened 4/12/15; EW grade: B–

The Audience – Helen Mirren stars in new Queen Elizabeth II play by Peter Morgan; opened 3/8/15; runs through 6/28/15; EW grade: B+

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical — New musical about the heralded singer-songwriter; opened 1/12/14; EW grade: B+

The Book of Mormon — Musical by Trey Parker and Matt Stone; opened 3/24/11; EW grade: A

Chicago — Musical revival; opened 11/14/96 (original review); 2010 EW grade: B

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeStage adaptation of the best-selling mystery novel; opened 10/5/14; EW grade: A–

Finding NeverlandMatthew Morrison returns to Broadway in new musical based on the 2004 film; opened 4/15/15; EW grade: B+

Fish in the Dark – Larry David makes his Broadway debut as performer and playwright; opened 3/5/15; EW grade: B+

Fun Home – Musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel; opened 4/19/15; EW grade: A–

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderMusical starring Jefferson Mays in multiple roles; opened 11/17/13; EW grade: A

Gigi – Vanessa Hudgens makes her Broadway debut in the Lerner & Loewe classic; opened 4/8/15; EW grade: A–

Hand to God – The raucous puppet-propelled dark comedy hits Broadway; opened 4/7/15; EW grade: A–

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Musical revival, now starring Darren Criss; opened 4/22/14; EW grade: A

It Shoulda Been You – Tyne Daly stars in David Hyde Pierce-directed musical comedy; opened 4/14/15; EW grade: B–

It’s Only a PlayNathan Lane and Matthew Broderick star in Terrence McNally’s inside-Broadway comedy; opened 10/9/14; EW grade: B+

Jersey Boys — Musical; opened 11/6/05; EW grade: A

The King and I – Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara star in the R&H classic; opened 4/16/15; EW grade: A–

Kinky Boots — Musical based on 2005 British film with score by Cyndi Lauper; opened 4/4/13; EW grade: B+

Les Miserables – Revival of the beloved tuner; opened 3/23/14; EW grade: A–

The Lion King — Musical; opened 11/13/97 (original review); 2010 EW grade: B

Mamma Mia! — Musical; opened 10/18/01 (original review); runs through 9/12/15; 2010 EW grade: B-

Matilda — Musical based on the Roald Dahl story; opened 4/11/13; EW grade: A–

On the TownRevival of the classic Comden/Green NYC-set musical; opened 10/16/14; EW grade: B+

On the Twentieth Century – Kristin Chenoweth returns to Broadway in the classic tuner; opened 3/15/15; runs through 7/19/15; EW grade: A–

The Phantom of the Opera — Musical; opened 1/26/88; EW grade: B+

Skylight – Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan in David Hare’s relationship drama; opened 4/2/15; runs through 6/21/15; EW grade: A

Something Rotten! – Musical-comedy about two writers desperate to write a hit in the 1590s; opened 4/22/15; EW grade: B+

The Visit – Chita Rivera returns to Broadway in long-awaited Kander & Ebb musical; opened 4/23/15; EW grade: B

Wicked — Musical; opened 10/30/03; (original EW review) 2010 EW grade: A–

Wolf Hall, Pts. 1 & 2 – Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Henry VIII books become a theatrical event; opened 4/9/15, runs through 7/5/15; EW grade: A–

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An Act of God – Jim Parsons returns to Broadway in new comic play about God; previews begin 5/5/15; opens 5/28/15

Allegiance – New musical starring George Takei and Lea Salonga, based on Takei’s experiences during WWII; previews begin 10/6/15; opens 11/8/15

Amazing Grace – The famous hymn is the basis for this historically-based musical; previews begin 6/25/15; opens 7/16/15

China Doll – Al Pacino stars in a new play by David Mamet; previews begin 10/20/15; opens 11/19/15

The Color Purple – Jennifer Hudson costars in stripped-down revival of the 2005 musical; previews begin 11/9/15; opens 12/3/15

Fiddler on the Roof – Danny Burstein takes on Tevye in a revival of the Bock/Harnick classic; previews begin 11/17/15; opens 1/10/16

Fool For Love – Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda take on Sam Shepard’s desert romance; previews begin 9/15/15; opens 10/8/15

The Gin Game – James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson team up for a revival of the D.L. Colburn Pulitzer winner; previews begin 9/21/15; opens 10/13/15

Hamilton — Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit moves to the Great White Way; Broadway dates begin 7/13/15; opens 8/6/15

Old Times – Clive Owen stars in a revival of Harold Pinter’s battle-of-the-sexes drama; previews begin 9/17/15; opens 10/6/15

On Your Feet! – Gloria Estefan’s career in musical form; previews begin 10/5/15; opens 11/5/15

Our Mother’s Brief Affair – Linda Lavin stars in new play by Richard Greenberg (The Assembled Parties); previews begin 12/28/15; opens 1/20/16

Penn & Teller – The magical duo return for a limited engagement; begins 7/7/15

School of Rock – The beloved 2003 film gets a full-on musical treatment, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; previews begin 11/2/15; opens 12/6/15

Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed – Audra McDonald returns in musical about the creation of the Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle classic; previews begin 3/14/16; opens 4/21/16

Thérèse Raquin – Keira Knightley makes her Broadway debut in this adulterous drama, based on the novel by Emile Zola; previews begin 10/1/15; opens 10/29/15


39 Steps — The Hitchcock-inspired spoof returns for an Off Broadway run; opened 4/13/15; EW grade: B+

Avenue Q — Musical about a neighborhood of NSFW puppets; reopened 10/21/09; EW grade: A

Bayside! The Musical — Parody tuner based on Saved By the Bell; opened 3/18/14; EW grade: B+

Blue Man Group — Special theatrical event; opened 11/16/1991; EW grade: B

Disenchanted! — Musical spoof of Disney princesses; re-opens 3/19/15; EW grade: C-

The Fantasticks — Musical revival; opened 8/24/06; EW grade: B+

The Flick — Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer winner returns; opened 5/18/15; runs through 8/30/15; EW grade: A

Forever — Dael Orlandersmith returns in new autobiographical solo piece; opened 5/4/15; runs through 5/31/15; EW grade: B

Grounded — Anne Hathaway stars in solo show about a feisty fighter pilot operating drone strikes; opened 4/26/15; runs through 5/24/15; EW grade: B–

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek — Athol Fugard’s latest South Africa-set play; opened 5/11/15; runs through 6/14/15; EW grade: B

Queen of the Night — Interactive, dinner-included variety show now playing in Times Square; opened 12/31/13; EW grade: B+

Sleep No More — Immersive theater version of Macbeth and film noir by Punch Drunk troupe; opened 3/7/11; EW grade: A

The Two Gentlemen of Verona — Fiasco Theater’s take on the early Bard comedy; opened 4/30/15; runs through 6/20/15; EW grade: B+

What I Did Last Summer — A revival of A.R. Gurney’s wistful 1982 Lake Erie tale; opened 5/17/15; runs through 6/7/15; EW grade: B+


(Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened 2/3/05; EW grade: A–

LOVE (Las Vegas) — Musical Revue; opened 8/24/06; EW grade: A-

Michael Jackson: ONE (Las Vegas) — Cirque du Soleil event featuring the King of Pop’s catalog; opened 6/30/13, open-ended run; EW grade: B+

Mystere and O (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened 5/25/93; EW grade: A

Zumanity (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened September 2003; EW grade: C


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