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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kristolyn Lloyd, and More Star in Our Critics' Weekly Faves

Plus, we highlight two off-Broadway shows closing soon that are worth your time.

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.


Dying City

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell star in Second Stage Theater's revival of Christopher Shinn's Dying City.
(© Joan Marcus)

"[Playwright Christopher] Shinn weaves the personal and political to create a rich tapestry of American life, complete with the ugly parts you wouldn't normally want to hang on the wall for everyone to see." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.

Little Women

Kate Hamill, Kristolyn Lloyd, Maria Elena Ramirez, Paola Sanchez Abreu, and Carmen Zilles star in Hamill's adaptation of Little Women.
(© James Leynse)

"To say that...Little a CliffsNotes edition of the Louisa May Alcott novel isn't a bad thing. ...I found the show to be the perfect gateway drug for audience members being introduced to this beloved tale of familial togetherness." Read David Gordon's full review here.

Nomad Motel

Christopher Larkin and Molly Griggs star in Carla Ching's Nomad Motel.
(© Ahron R. Foster)

"...[E]ven in something of a boom time for plays about the Asian-American experience, Nomad Motel stands out for its sharp depiction of the clash between the very Asian value of filial piety and the very American focus on upward mobility." Read Kenji Fujishima's full review here.


Original Sound

Jane Bruce and Sebastian Chacon star in Adam Seidel's Original Sound.
(© Russ Rowland)

"A former music journalist, [playwright Adam] Seidel thrillingly dramatizes contract negotiations and jam sessions, making them accessible and exciting for the lay viewer." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.

Proof of Love

Brenda Pressley stars in Chisa Hutchinson's Proof of Love.
(© Joan Marcus)

"In Constance, [playwright Chisa] Hutchinson paints a compelling portrait of a certain kind of upper-class black American: mindful of status and eager to separate herself from the poor." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.