Little Shop Revival and David Byrne's New Concert Earn Spots in Our Weekly Top 5
Mary-Louise Parker also makes the cut in her new Broadway role along with a revival of Ntozake Shange's landmark work For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf.
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 the greatest off-Broadway musical ever written, and this new production from director Michael Mayer proves it. ... Old fans will love this revival of Little Shop of Horrors, and new ones are sure to walk out of the Westside Theatre every night. It ought to run for years." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.
"Adam Rapp, a Pulitzer finalist making a long-awaited Broadway debut, and Tony winner David Cromer, a master at theatricalizing isolation, are scrupulous in keeping The Sound Inside several steps ahead of the audience at all times. ... The Sound Inside is one of those plays that I feel lucky to have seen, and it's one of the best Broadway shows of the year." Read David Gordon's full review here.
"It's impossible to leave David Byrne's American Utopia without a big smile on your face. ... If you're not already a David Byrne fan, you will be after American Utopia. It's 100 minutes of pure bliss." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.
"Through sharp design and gripping performances, Tina Satter shows how even the strongest of us become weeping children in the face of the awesome power of the federal government." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.
"There is no weak link in this colorful ensemble, each one of their performances blending moments of ecstasy, rage, sorrow, and confusion into a beautiful mosaic of unique yet universal experiences. ... Even more than the stunning monologues that have undoubtedly gotten many a young actor into Juilliard, For Colored Girls is associated with the community it builds around it — a kinship experienced within individual companies as well as by the generations of people exposed to and moved by the piece." Read Hayley Levitt's full review here.