What's Playing on Broadway and Beyond

Updated October 20, 2014; click for reviews and ticket info

BROADWAY

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

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical — Tony-winner Jessie Mueller takes on the heralded 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, starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming; opened 4/24/14; EW grade: B+

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

The Country HouseBlythe Danner stars in new play by Donald Margulies; opened 10/2/14; runs through 11/23/14; 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-

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 Michael C. Hall; opened 4/22/14; EW grade: A-

If/Then — Musical starring Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp; opened 3/30/14; EW grade: B-

It’s Only a PlayNathan Lane and Matthew Broderick re-team for a revival of the Terrence McNally comedy; opened 10/9/14; runs through 1/4/15; 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+

Love LettersRevival of A.R. Gurney’s two-hander, performed by rotating veteran casts; opened 9/30/14; 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-

Motown: The Musical — Musical based on Berry Gordy’s legendary R&B label; opened 4/14/13; runs through 1/16/15; EW grade: B-

Once — Tony-winning musical based on the 2007 film; reopened 3/18/12 (original review); EW grade: B

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

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

Pippin — Musical revival; opened 4/25/13; EW grade: A

Rock of AgesMusical featuring hits from the ’80s; opened 4/7/09; EW grade: C+

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella — Musical revival, now starring Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd; opened 3/4/13; EW grade: B

This Is Our Youth — Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin star in revival Kenneth Lonergan’s teen comedy; opened 9/11/14; runs through 1/4/15; EW grade: B+

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

You Can’t Take It With YouJames Earl Jones stars in first revival in three decades of the classic comedy; opened 9/28/14; runs through 1/4/14; EW grade: A-

BROADWAY   |   Coming Soon

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

The Audience — Helen Mirren stars in new Queen Elizabeth II play by Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon); previews begin 2/17/15; opens 3/8/15; runs through 6/28/15

Constellations — Jake Gyllenhaal makes his Broadway debut in new play by Nick Payne; previews begin 12/16/14; opens 1/13/15

A Delicate Balance — Revival of the Edward Albee classic, starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow and Martha Plimpton; previews begin 10/20/14; opens 11/20/14

Disgraced — Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play makes its Broadway debut, starring Josh Radnor and Gretchen Mol; previews begin 9/27/14; opens 10/23/14

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

The Elephant Man — Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson headline this Bernard Pomerance revival; previews begin 11/7/14; opens 12/7/14

Fish in the Dark — Larry David makes his Broadway debut as performer and playwright; previews begin 2/2/15; opens 3/5/15

Fun Home — Acclaimed musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel; previews begin 4/4/15; opens 4/22/15

Honeymoon in Vegas — Tony Danza and Rob McClure star in musical based on the 1992 film; previews begin 11/18/14; opens 1/15/15

The Illusionists — Witness the Impossible — Special-effects laden variety show featuring seven performers; previews begin 11/26/14; opens 12/4/14

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

The Last Ship — Sting-composed musical about shipyard strife in England; previews begin 9/30/14; opens 10/26/14

On the Twentieth Century — Kristin Chenoweth returns to Broadway in the classic tuner; previews begin 2/12/15; opens 3/12/15

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

The Real Thing — Revival of Tom Stoppard’s drama starring Ewan McGregor; previews begin 9/20/14; opens 10/30/14; runs through 1/25/15

The River — Hugh Jackman stars in new play by Jez Butterworth; previews begin 10/31/14; opens 11/16/14; runs through 1/4/15

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

Side Show — Bill Condon-directed revival of 1997 musical about conjoined twin performers; previews begin 10/28/14; opens 11/17/14

OFF BROADWAY

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

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+

The Belle of Amherst — Joely Richardson takes on the acclaimed solo play about Emily Dickinson; opened 10/19/14, plays through 1/25/15; EW grade: C

Billy & Ray — Vincent Kartheiser and Larry Pine take on Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler; opened 10/20/14, plays through 11/23/14; EW grade: C+

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

brownsville song (b-side for tray) — Lincoln Center-produced play about the aftermath of a Brooklyn teen’s’ death; opened 10/20/14, plays through 11/16/14; EW grade: C-

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

Found — Musical based on Davy Rothbart’s found-notes and letters programs and magazines; opened 10/14/14, plays through 11/9/14; EW grade: C+

Generations — Immersive piece encompassing South African family strike, with real-time meal; opened 10/12/14, plays through 11/9/14; EW grade: B-

Here Lies Love — Return of the award-winning David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical; re-opened 5/1/14; plays through 1/3/15;  EW grade: A

Indian Ink — NYC premiere of Tom Stoppard’s 1991 play about a young poet in India; opened 9/30/14, plays through 11/30/14; EW grade: B+

Jacuzzi — The Debate Society’s new comedy about a Colorado ski resort; opened 10/13/14, plays through 11/8/14; EW grade: B+

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion — Spoken word/musical tour through the songs of John Lennon; opened 10/15/14; EW grade: B+

Pageant — Revival of the 1991 drag beauty contest musical; opened 7/14/14, plays through 10/26/14; EW grade: B

Queen of the Night — Interactive, dinner-included variety show now playing in Times Square; opened 12/31/13, plays through 12/30/14; EW grade: B

Scenes From a Marriage — Director Ivo Von Hove takes on the famous Ingmar Bergman classic; opened 9/22/14, plays through 10/26/14; 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

Stalking the Bogeyman — Drama based on a true-life This American Life abuse story; opened 9/29/14, plays through 2/1/15; EW grade: B-

Tail! Spin! — Mario Correa’s comedy based on based on disgraced politicians’ correspondences, starring Rachel Dratch; opened 10/1/14, plays through 2/1/15; EW grade: B+

While I Yet Live — Tony-winner Billy Porter’s semiautobiographical coming-of-age drama; opened 10/12/14, plays through 10/31/14; EW grade: C+

ELSEWHERE

(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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