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

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.

Medea of Euripides
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CONTEMPORARY ADAPTATION

The Medea of Euripides
Off Off Broadway, Adaptation

BOTTOM LINE: An inventive, stylized, and sympathetic take on one woman's desperation and fury, dual emotions that repeatedly collide throughout Euripides' 2400-year-old play.

Leaving the Blues
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MUSICAL CELEBRATION

Leaving the Blues
Off Off Broadway, Musical

BOTTOM LINE: A poignant and entertaining tribute to blues singer Alberta Hunter, tracing on her on-again, off-again career and eventual comeback.

Medea
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DIRECTOR-DRIVEN THEATRE

Medea
Off Broadway, Adaptation of a Classic

BOTTOM LINE: A sleek, pared-down, contemporary…but no less devastating…Medea.

Paddington
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FUN FOR FAMILIES

Paddington Gets in a Jam
Off Broadway, Family Play

BOTTOM LINE: Paddington Gets in a Jam delights audiences of all ages with a brand new adventure for “The World’s Most Beloved Bear.”

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.

Forbidden Bway
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ROASTING BROADWAY

Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
Off Broadway, Musical Revue

BOTTOM LINE: The long-running, loving Broadway satire is back with sharp tongues hilariously aimed at legends and newcomers alike, with numbers that will have you humming for days.

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.