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Need a recommendation? Here are Theasy's current favorites!

The Perplexed
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NEW COMEDY

The Perplexed
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: A brilliant and hilariously intricate new play by Tony winner Richard Greenberg. 

Dana H.
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MASTERFUL PERFORMANCE

Dana H.
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: An incredible real-life story of abuse and terror meets an equally incredible performance, resulting in a theatrical experience that's more—way more—than the sum of its parts.

Cambodian Rock Band
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GRAPPLING WITH HISTORY

Cambodian Rock Band
Off Broadway, Play with Music

BOTTOM LINE: In the excellent Cambodian Rock Band, the modern-day trial of one man who was “only following orders” forces an entire nation to reckon with its past.

Anatomy
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CHALLENGING AND REWARDING

Anatomy of a Suicide
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: Alice Birch's new play bleeds three generations of women together to examine transgenerational trauma, and how we might protect ourselves from it.

Happy Birthday Doug
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LAUGH RIOT

Happy BIrthday Doug
Off Broadway, Solo Show

BOTTOM LINE: Both a scathing take-down and sweet celebration of white gay male culture, Happy Birthday Doug is an uproarious gathering of immediately familiar people whom you’ve never met.

Oscar Wao
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PULITZER WINNER ADAPTATION

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: Repertorio Español's adaptation of Junot Diaz' The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao packs a poignant punch but also delivers an entertaining production.

Musical About Star Wars
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GEEK OUT AT A MUSICAL

A Musical About Star Wars
Off Broadway, Musical

BOTTOM LINE: For Star Wars fans (because it’s definitely better than Star Trek) who liked the music in the cantina scene and need a fix until the next movie is out.

TPTGW
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FOR A LAUGH

The Play That Goes Wrong
Off Broadway, Play (Transfer)

BOTTOM LINE: This physical farce—about a very unfortunate production of a murder mystery play—will no doubt be making audiences laugh for years to come in its new Off Broadway home.

Say Something Bunny
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THE WONDER OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Say Something Bunny!
Off Broadway, Solo Show/Unique Theatre

BOTTOM LINE: A solo show developed out of two found recordings, Say Something Bunny! is hands down the best theatre experience of the 2017-2018 season. Buy your tickets now.

Chalk
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KID-FRIENDLY SILENT COMEDY

Chalk
Off Off Broadway, Clown / Solo Show

BOTTOM LINE: Alex Curtis’s delightful solo literally draws you into a world of magic, and elaborates a story of love, loss, and finding hope with one’s own strength.

Hamilton
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REVOLUTIONARY MUSICAL

Hamilton
Broadway, Musical

BOTTOM LINE: There's good reason why Hamilton is the most popular show on Broadway.