Jane Alexander, James Cromwell, and More Star in Our Top Faves This Week
This week's picks also include a new Charles Busch play and the New York premiere of a West End hit.
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 TheaterMania 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.
"It's a campy pleasure trip for lovers of old movies, and a must-see for postulants at any of New York City's many orders of drag. ...[Playwright-star Charles Busch] luxuriates in an antiquated style of acting that is tremendously satisfying to behold." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.
"Commendably, Grand Horizons is a rare new play about older folks that is not just about the looming threat of dementia and death. It takes the American pursuit of happiness seriously, without ignoring the serious consequences of this pursuit." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.
"...[I]f you want a laugh-out-loud funny show that'll send you off smiling with a couple of tunes in your head, this is pretty good. ...Don't expect to brush up much on your Shakespeare with this one, but for a fun night out, grab your goombahs and say, 'Andiamo!' " Read Pete Hempstead's full review here.
"[Director Robin] Herford and company do plenty to scare us in this mostly traditional staging, proving that the fastest way to trigger someone's fear is not by invading their physical space, but by infiltrating their mind. ...As performers, [David] Acton and [Ben] Porter both fully inhabit this ghostly world, bringing us along on their terrifying journey. ...[I]f you're looking for a midwinter fright, The Woman in Black is your ticket." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.
"The best literature helps us understand lives radically different that our own, while also illuminating the human experience we all share. In its complex depictions of love, envy, and (above all) the lingering pain of loss, The Inheritance shines a particularly brilliant light. It is easily one of the best plays of the decade." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.