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5 Shows Our Critics Liked — and 3 Are About to End Their Runs

This week, we offer three musicals and two plays that you should see sooner rather than later.

With so much great theater in New York City, you might need a little help deciding what to see this week. We've got you covered!

Here you'll find a list of standout shows that our TM critics consider especially worth your time. They're all top productions that you definitely won't want to miss.

Click on the title of a show to learn more and purchase tickets.


Accidentally Brave

Maddie Corman tells her own story in Accidentally Brave, directed by Kristin Hanggi.
(© Jeremy Daniel)

"Standing ovation for Maddie Corman. ... Accidentally Brave is a must-see. ... It's especially good because we've never seen Corman's story presented with such brutal honesty and internal turmoil. ... Accidentally or not, Maddie Corman is strong as hell." Read David Gordon's full review here.


Anastasia
Closes March 31!

Christy Altomare and Cody Simpson take their final bows in Anastasia this Sunday.
(© Evan Zimmerman/MurphyMade)

"Undeniably entertaining, but also relevant to the magical thinking that seems to have overtaken so much of the world. ... In moments, Anastasia seems to transcend its cartoonish origins and become something one might not expect from the title: a serious Broadway musical." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.


The Band's Visit
Closes April 7!

Sasson Gabay and Katrina Lenk star in The Band's Visit.
(© Evan Zimmerman/MurphyMade)

"The sign of a truly great show is when you discover something new with each visit. So it is with The Band's Visit, the 2018 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. ... In its own unassuming way, The Band's Visit is actually the most innovative musical on Broadway." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.


Nassim

Nassim Soleimanpour is the star and creator of Nassim, being presented in its American premiere by Barrow Street Theatricals.
(© Joan Marcus)

"Warm and inviting. ... Most of the audience-participation gambits are in keeping with the creator's broader aim to foster a dialogue between two different languages and cultures. It's that ultimate goal...that gives Nassim a poignancy that goes beyond the pleasantly playful surface." Read Kenji Fujishima's full review here.


We Are the Tigers
Closes April 1!

Mimi Scardulla, Jenny Rose Baker, Wonu Ogunfowora, Lauren Zakrin, and Kaitlyn Frank star in Preston Max Allen's We Are the Tigers, directed by Michael Bello, at Theatre 80 St. Marks.
(© Mati Gelman)

"This cheerleaders-in-a-basement screamfest is not a great musical — nor is it an unpleasant way to spend two hours and change. ... Despite middling material, several actors give excellent performances. ... There's a truly crazy (and crazy-funny) musical lurking in here somewhere." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.

For more suggestions, visit our Broadway listings page here and our off-Broadway listings page here.

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