This Week on Stage: Consult EW's handy guide

ragtime_lAlthough nothing much opened on the Great White Way this week, never fear, stage fans! Next week, we’ll be posting new reviews of Broadway’s musical revival Ragtime (at left) and the comedy In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play as well as the Alan Ayckbourn play My Wonderful Day Off Broadway and the Los Angeles productions of Mary Poppins and the drama Equivocation. If you are looking for something fresh from EW this week, though, read up on Broadway’s new Spider-Man, Reeve Carney.

But in the meantime, you can enjoy all the other great Stage coverage. Check out the EW.com Stage hub for up-to-date news and reviews; or consult this handy guide below, which includes links to all of our stage reviews of current shows. (Note: The reviews are typically of the show’s original casts.)

BROADWAY

The Addams Family — Musical; opens 2010

After Miss Julie — Drama starring Sienna Miller; opened 10/22/2009 – 12/6/2009; EW grade: C

Billy Elliot — Musical; opened 11/13/08; EW grade: B+

Burn the Floor — Musical; opened 8/3/09; EW grade: A-Bye Bye Birdie — Musical Revival starring John Stamos; opened 10/15/2009 – 4/25/2010; EW grade: C+

Chicago — Musical Revival; opened 11/14/1996; EW grade: A+

Fela! — Musical; opens 11/23/2009

Finian’s Rainbow — Musical Revival; opened 10/29/2009; EW grade: B-

God of Carnage — Comedy; opened 3/22/2009; EW grade: A-

Hair — Musical Revival; opened 3/31/2009; EW grade: A-

Hamlet — Drama Revival starring Jude Law; opened 10/6/09 – 12/6/2009; EW grade: B+

In the Heights — Musical; opened 2/14/2009; EW grade: A-

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play — Comedy; opens 11/19/2009

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas — Musical Revival; 11/13/2009 – 1/3/2010

Jersey Boys — Musical; opened 11/7/2005; EW grade: A

The Lion King — Musical; opened 11/13/1997; EW grade: A+

A Little Night Music — Musical Revival; opens 12/13/2009

Mamma Mia! — Musical; opened 10/18/2001; EW grade: B+

Mary Poppins — Musical; opened 11/16/2009; EW grade: A-

Memphis — Musical; opened 10/19/2009; EW grade: C+

Next to Normal — Musical; opened 4/19/2009; EW grade: A

Oleanna — Drama Revival starring Julia Stiles and Bill Pullman; opened 10/11/2009; EW grade: C-

The Phantom of the Opera — Musical; opened 1/26/1988

Race — Drama; opens 12/6/2009

Ragtime — Musical Revival; opens 11/15/2009

Rock of Ages — Musical; opened 4/7/2009; EW grade: C+

The Royal Family — Comedy Revival; opened 10/8/09 – 12/13/09; EW grade: B+

Shrek the Musical — Musical; opened 12/14/2008; EW grade: B+

South Pacific — Musical Revival; opened 4/3/2008; EW grade: A

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark — Musical; opens 2010

A Steady Rain — Drama starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig; opened 9/29/2009 – 12/6/2009; EW grade: C+

Superior Donuts — Drama; opened 10/1/09; EW grade: B

The 39 Steps — Comedy; opened 1/4/2008; EW grade: B+

West Side Story — Musical Revival; opened 3/19/2009; EW grade: B

Wicked — Musical; opened 10/30/03; EW grade: B

Wishful Drinking — Drama/Comedy starring Carrie Fisher; opened 10/4/2009 – 1/17/2010; EW grade: A-

OFF BROADWAY

Altar Boyz — Musical; opened 3/1/2005; EW grade: B+

Avenue Q — Musical; reopened 10/21/2009; EW grade: A

Blue Man Group — Special Performance; opened 11/11/1991

The Fantasticks — Musical Revival; opened 6/16/2008; EW grade: B+

Idiot Savant — Comedy starring Willem Dafoe; opened 11/4/2009 – 12/20/2009; EW grade: C-

Let Me Down Easy — Drama starring Anna Deavere Smith; opened 10/7/2009 – 12/6/2009; EW grade: A-

Love, Loss, and What I Wore — Drama; opened 10/1/2009; EW grade: B+

My Wonderful Day — Drama; opens 11/18/2009 – 12/13/2009

Nightingale — Drama starring Lynn Redgrave; opened 11/3/2009 – 12/13/2009; EW grade: C

The Orphans’ Home Cycle, Part I — Drama; opens 11/20/2009

Our Town — Drama Revival; opened 2/26/2009

The Starry Messenger — Drama starring Matthew Broderick; opens 11/23/2009

Stomp — Special Performance; opened 2/27/1994

The Toxic Avenger Musical — Musical; opened 4/6/2009; EW grade: B

The Understudy — Comedy starring Julie White, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Justin Kirk; opened 11/5/2009 – 1/13/2010; EW grade: B+

ELSEWHERE

August Osage County (national tour with Estelle Parsons) — EW grade: A

Equivocation (Los Angeles) — Drama; 11/10/2009 – 12/20/2009

(Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened November 2004; EW grade: A-

LOVE (Las Vegas) — Musical Revue; opened 8/24/2006; EW grade: A-

Mary Poppins (Los Angeles) — Musical; 11/13/2009 – 2/7/2010

Mystere (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened 15/25/1993; EW grade: A

O (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened October 1998; EW grade: A-

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

More Stage coverage from EW.com:
EW’s Stage coverage
‘The Understudy’ review
‘Idiot Savant’ review
‘Nightingale’ review

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  • Rob

    Saw Superior Doughnuts this weekend and it was excellent. Michael Mckean..who knew?

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