Our Critics Pick the Week's Top 5 Shows
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jake Gyllenhaal, and George Salazar all figure into this week's choice theater selections.
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.
"Like Little Shop of Horrors before it, Be More Chill is that rarest of wonders: a successful sci-fi musical. Its combination of humor, social commentary, catchy music, and spectacular staging is everything a Broadway musical should be." Read critic Zachary Stewart's full review here.
"Undoubtedly, some viewers will recoil from the darker confessions in Fleabag, if only out of a recognition of having similar, unspoken thoughts. Like an intense cross between Lena Dunham and David Sedaris, [Phoebe] Waller-Bridge mines the unglamorous truth of urban living and turns it into comedy gold." Read critic Zachary Stewart's full review here.
"Everyone has to go on a journey to discover what their beauty is, and as Beyoncé says in her song that partially inspired the play's title, 'You can't fix what you can't see / it's the soul that needs the surgery.' [Tori] Sampson's play lives by that dictum, and...it's nice to be reminded every now and then that sometimes you're perfect just the way you are." Read critic David Gordon's full review here.
"This is two hours of unapologetic, stupid fun, buoyed along by a cast of ultra-committed performers. It's a fitting key ingredient for this affectionate sendup of the thespian ethos of going on with the show, no matter what." Read critic Zachary Stewart's full review from its Broadway run here.
"Aptly named, A Life brims with vitality: the anxieties, joys, and surprises for which you're never quite prepared as you go about existing. [Jake] Gyllenhaal manages to convey it all with unexpected intimacy in the largest of the Public's theaters." Read critic Zachary Stewart's full review here.