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

Harry Clarke
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FANTASTIC STORYTELLING

Harry Clarke
Off Broadway, Solo Show

BOTTOM LINE: In David Cale's new solo show, Harry Clarke is the one man you want in your life, and the one man you'll give up your own lot to be.

The Mad Ones
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MUSICAL THEATRE BLISS

The Mad Ones
Off Broadway, Musical

BOTTOM LINE: A fun and heartfelt musical road trip through a young woman's mind.

My Little China Girl
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ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

My Little China Girl
Off Off Broadway, Solo Show

BOTTOM LINE: A moving, sincere physical soliloquy detailing the artist's experience growing up as an Asian American amidst societal expectations and personal turbulence.

What We're Up Against
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FEMINIST THEATRE

What We're Up Against
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: Theresa Rebeck's new-old play about feminism in the workplace shows that barely anything has changed in the past twenty-five years.

Uncommon Sense
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INCLUSIVE THEATRE

Uncommon Sense
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: Uncommon Sense uses inventive multimedia design elements to depict the lives of people on the autism spectrum.

The Bench
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FOR THE HOMELESS

The Bench
Off Broadway, Solo Show

BOTTOM LINE: Galinsky's vital solo piece, based on real people, is the most important kind of urban voyeurism.

The Last Match
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BEST OFF BROADWAY

The Last Match
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: In this sharp, funny look at what it takes to win, and what happens if you do, tennis is like life: sometimes you come up aces and sometimes you get smacked with a ball.

Jesus Hopped
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GRITTY DRAMA

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Off Broadway, Play Revival

BOTTOM LINE: A tale of two inmates: Stephen Adly Guirgis' furiously funny and gut-wrenching masterpiece sheds light on the impossible dilemma of justice and repentance. 

The Portuguese Kid
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FOR A LAUGH

The Portuguese Kid
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: A young lover, a hot wife, and a crotchety mother all take turns causing hilarious drama in John Patrick Shanley's new play.

Trump Lear
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POLITICAL SATIRE

Trump Lear
Off Off Broadway, Solo Show

BOTTOM LINE: Impressionist David Carl, who had great success playing Gary Busey as Hamlet, is back, this time channeling America’s Narcissist-In-Chief in a biting political satire.

Puffs
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THEATRICAL FAN FICTION

Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
Off Broadway, Play

BOTTOM LINE: Puffs is Harry Potter for anyone who has ever felt like they’re a secondary character in someone else’s story.

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.