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5 Shows to See This Week

Plays by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, Athol Fugard, Sean O'Casey, and more top this week's list.

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.

Boesman and Lena

"With its three virtuosic performances and brilliant staging, this two-hour journey is unquestionably worth taking." Read the full review here.

Thomas Silcott as Old African, Zainab Jah as Lena, and Sahr Ngaujah as Boesman in Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena, directed by Yaël Farber, at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
(© Joan Marcus)

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

"A thoughtful tribute to the black actresses of a bygone era, women like Hattie McDaniel, Lillian Randolph, and Theresa Harris. ... By the Way, Meet Vera Stark makes the case that they deserve more than just a passing introduction." Read the full review here.

Jessica Frances Dukes plays Vera, Jenni Barber plays Gloria, and Heather Alicia Simms plays Lottie in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.
(© Joan Marcus)

Hurricane Diane

"An attractive production by director Leigh Silverman. ... The majority of the play takes our breath away, either with its keen insight or gut-busting wit." Read the full review here.

Becca Blackwell plays Diane in Madeleine George's Hurricane Diane, directed by Leigh Silverman, at New York Theatre Workshop.
(© Joan Marcus)

Marys Seacole

"Breathtaking to behold. ... Director Lileana Blain-Cruz delivers well-choreographed pandemonium that sacrifices nothing in terms of clarity. ... One hell of a play." Read the full review here.

Ismenia Mendes, Lucy Taylor, Marceline Hugot, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, and Karen Kandel star in Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, at LCT3.
(© Julieta Cervantes)

The Shadow of a Gunman

"Thrilling new production, superbly performed by a 10-member cast. ... As excellent a production of the play as you're ever likely to see." Read the full review here.

Meg Hennessy plays Minnie Powell, and James Russell plays Donal Davoren in Sean O'Casey's 1923 play The Shadow of a Gunman, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly, at Irish Repertory Theatre.
(© Carol Rosegg)

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