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

CabaretRevival of the Tony-winning Roundabout production, now starring Sienna Miller and Alan Cumming; opened 4/24/14; runs through 3/29/15; EW grade: B+

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–

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

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

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

The Heidi Chronicles – Elisabeth Moss and Jason Biggs star in revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s acclaimed dramedy; opened 3/19/15; runs through 8/9/15; EW grade: B+

Honeymoon in Vegas – Tony Danza and Rob McClure star in musical based on the 1992 film; opened 1/15/15; 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

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, starring Ramin Karimloo and Will Swenson; 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); 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 7/5/15; EW grade: A–

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

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

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An American in Paris – Gershwin-scored musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film; previews begin 3/13/15; opens 4/12/15

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

Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak’s prize-winning novel gets a new musical; previews begin 3/27/15; opens 4/21/15

Finding Neverland – Glee’s Matthew Morrison returns to Broadway in new musical about J.M. Barrie; previews begin 3/15/15; opens 4/15/15

Fun Home – Musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel; previews begin 3/27/15; opens 4/19/15

Gigi – Vanessa Hudgens makes her Broadway debut in the Lerner & Loewe classic musical; previews begin 3/19/15; opens 4/8/15

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

Hand to God – The raucous puppet-propelled dark comedy hits Broadway; previews begin 3/14/15; opens 4/7/15

It Shoulda Been You – Tyne Daly stars in David Hyde Pierce-directed musical comedy; previews begin 3/17/15; opens 4/14/15

The King and I – Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara star in the R&H classic; previews begin 3/12/15; opens 4/16/15

Living on Love – Opera great Renée Fleming makes her Broadway debut in new comedy; previews begin 4/1/15; opens 4/20/15

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

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

Skylight – Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan in David Hare’s relationship drama; previews begin 3/16/15; opens 4/2/15; runs through 6/14/15

Something Rotten! – Musical-comedy about two writers desperate to write a hit in the 1590s; previews begin 3/23/15; opens 4/22/15

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

The Visit – Chita Rivera returns to Broadway in long-awaited Kander & Ebb musical; previews begin 3/26/15; opens 4/23/15

Wolf Hall, Pts. 1 & 2 – Hilary Mantel’s award-winning Henry VIII books become a theatrical event; previews begin 3/20/15; runs through 7/5/15


50 Shades! The Musical: The Original Parody — Musical spoof of the E L James erotic novel; opened 3/12/14; runs through 9/6/15; EW grade: C

Application Pending — Master mimic Christina Bianco stars in one-woman solo about kindergarten admissions; opened 2/10/15; 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; closes 5/3/15; EW grade: B+

Hamilton — Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hopera about founding father Alexander Hamilton; opened 2/17/15; plays through 5/3/15; EW grade: A

Into the Woods — Fiasco Theater’s 10-person, stripped-down re-do of the Sondheim tuner; opened 1/22/15; plays through 4/12/15; EW grade: A

John & Jen — Kate Baldwin tars in 20th-anniversary revival of Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald’s two-person musical; opened 2/26/15; plays through 4/2/15; EW grade: B+

Josephine and I — Cush Jumbo channels the late Josephine Baker in new solo; opened 3/10/15; plays through 4/5/15; EW grade: B+


The Mystery of Love & Sex — Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub star in relationship dramedy; opened 3/2/15; plays through 4/26/15; EW grade: B-


Placebo — The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon stars in new drama about female-arousal drugs; opened 3/16/15; runs through 4/5/15; EW grade: B-

Posterity — Jonh Noble and Hamish Linklater star in new work by Pulitzer winner Doug Wright; opened 3/15/15; runs through 4/5/15; 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

Small Mouth Sounds — A sextet attempts the delicate challenges of a silent retreat in the woods; opened 3/23/15; runs through 4/11/15; 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

Switzerland (Los Angeles) — Laura Linney stars as legendary mystery author Patricia Highsmith; opened 3/15/15; runs through 4/19/15; EW grade: B

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


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