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Critics Picks in New York - November 2015

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Critics Picks in New York for the month of November 2015


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From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this outrageously funny and risque Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Starring BOM veteran Gavin Creel as Elder Price, fresh from his London stint in the same role, be prepared for a show where no holds are barred and perhaps cover yourself with a napkin as you'll be spluttering in comic awesomeness throughout. More info

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Fresh from the Newman Theatre, this new musical from the pen of Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) explores the life of one of America's greatest figures, Alexander Hamilton. Tracing his story from humble beginnings in the West Indies to the duel which ended his life, Hamilton is a historical epic infused with Miranda's whip-smart writing and a brilliant hip-hop influenced score. Andrew Rannells joins the cast from October 27th for a one month run! More info

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: Closes 3rd January 2016

This is the production that is the heart of New York City's year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit! A lavish, full-scale spectacle, there's a reason this is the City's favourite holiday show! More info

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London's National Theatre presents the Broadway debut of its sensational play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on Mark Haddon's best-selling book of the same name, this five-time Tony winning production uses extraordinary lighting, set design and props to bring this unusual and utterly unforgettable story to life. A powerful story told in a considerate and highly unique way, plays like Curious Incident don't come around very often. More info

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: Closes 21st February 2016

Arthur Miller's masterpiece arrives on Broadway in 2015 courtesy of London's Young Vic, whose West End staging earlier this year wowed the critics and won three Olivier Awards. Mark Strong heads the cast as Eddie Carbone, the Brooklyn longshoreman whose infatuation with his young niece leads to tragedy. More info

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: Closes 13th December 2015

After making its debut to great acclaim at 2014's Williamstown Theatre Festival, this revival of Sam Shepard's 1983 play transfers to Broadway with Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back) and Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur) in the lead roles. They play Eddie and May, former lovers reunited in a seedy motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert. More info

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: Closes 3rd January 2016

Hand to God centers on Jason, a shy boy whose teenage angst is channelled into his hand puppet Tyrone, during the rehearsal for a church theater group. Robert Askins' black comedy transfers to Broadway with its cast intact, including Obie winner Steven Boyer in the lead dual roles of Jason and his button-eyed alter ego. Bob Saget joins the cast from November 3 in the role of Pastor Greg for the remainder of the run! More info

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: Closes 5th June 2016

After a universally acclaimed run at The Public Theater, Fun Home transfers to Broadway in 2015. Based on a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, this new musical traces the relationship between a deeply closeted father and his daughter. Helmed by director of the moment Sam Gold, the five-time Tony winning Fun Home is the most refreshingly atypical musical of the year. More info

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: Closes 27th December 2015

Fresh from its highly acclaimed Chicago premiere last year, Roundabout Theatre presents the new play by Pulitzer finalist Stephen Karam. A single 90-minute scene, the play explores the gnawing anxieties that beset Pennsylvania family The Blakes as they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. It's directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (An Act of God). More info

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: Closes 31st January 2016

British thesp Tim Pigott-Smith reprises his role as beleaguered Charles Windsor in this Olivier-winning play. Somewhere in the not too distant future, Charles, who has spent more than a lifetime patiently waiting for power as the Prince of Wales, finally ascends the throne. But all is not as the new monarch expected it to be, in this controversial new play from Mike Bartlett. More info

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: Closes 17th January 2016

When the low born Monty Navarro finds out he's 8th in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the second Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind... More info

Rodgers and Hammerstein's epic returns to Broadway in a new production that captures the essence of this much-treasured piece of musical theatre history. It's story of a widowed governess, who is charged with teaching the severe King of Thailand's myriad royal offspring, and the journey that they both take as they teach each other about their different culture. Starring Tony winner Kelli O'Hara. More info

: Closes 29th November 2015

The luminous Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o leads the New York premiere of this esteemed play from Danai Gurira. Set during the Liberian Civil War of 2003, Eclipsed is the story of a band of captive wives of a rebel officer. Compassionate, witty and deeply moving, it is a portrait of morality during war, and ponders whether the greatest enemy is actually within the brutality of our own side. More info

: Closes 30th January 2016

The wickedly funny Ruthless is revived at St Luke's in a newly reimagined form. Condensing the show into a tight 90 minutes, the musical's original director Joel Paley returns to helm this tale of frighteningly ambitious child stars and their pushy parents, which in the age of reality shows and Honey Boo Boo seems more prescient than ever! More info

: Closes 28th November 2015

He's tackled The World and America, and now Colin Quinn takes aim at The Big Apple. His third potted history one man show, The New York Story finds Quinn dissecting the history of the city with his customary irreverence and intellect. The Jerry Seinfeld directed production returns to the Cherry Lane Theatre after a sold-out run earlier in 2015! More info

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