On Broadway (01/27/15)

Today NYCity will slowly recover from the storm, and it’s not clear this morning which scheduled events will take place. There’s a good chance that Broadway shows will go on.

update: Most Broadway shows will go on as scheduled tonight, the Broadway League announced this morning. “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” were the only shows that would remain dark, the league said.

Here’s some info that will help inform your choice of show:

The Most Popular Shows are not always the Critic’s Choice.

Top-grossing Broadway shows for the week ending Jan. 25.
1. The Lion King
2. The Book of Mormon*
3. Wicked
4. Aladdin
5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical**
6. The Elephant Man
7. Kinky Boots*
8. Cabaret
9. The Last Ship**
10. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time*
Source: The Broadway League
* NYT Critic’s Choice
** Blogger’s Personal Choice

Here is the full list of the NYT Critic’s Choices (@ 01/27/15):
see: NYT Theater Critic’s Picks for links to full reviews.

Avenue Q
New World Stages / Open Run
The singing, occasionally foulmouthed hand puppets of “Avenue Q” remain surprisingly fresh as the show reopens Off Broadway.
Ben Brantley’s Review »

Kinky Boots
Al Hirschfeld Theatre / Open Run
A factory owner and a drag performer combine efforts in “Kinky Boots,” the new Broadway musical from Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper.
Ben Brantley’s Review »Video

Bayside! The Musical!
Theatre 80 / Open Run
“Bayside! The Musical!” offers some familiar humor for fans of the TV series “Saved by the Bell.”
Catherine Rampell’s Review »

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Walter Kerr Theatre / Open Run
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” now on Broadway, turns the Alec Guinness movie classic “Kind Hearts and Coronets” into a musical, with Jefferson Mays in eight roles.
Charles Isherwood’s Review »Video

50 Shades! The Musical
Elektra Theatre / Closing: April 5, 2015
“50 Shades! The Musical — The Original Parody” at the Elektra Theater adds R-rated lyrics to E. L. James’s best-selling novel about bondage, but it keeps the nudity PG.
Andy Webster’s Review »

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Belasco Theatre / Open Run
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” about a transgendered performer with issues, stars Neil Patrick Harris in the title role.
Ben Brantley’s Review »

Matilda the Musical
Shubert Theatre / Open Run
Its stars keep aging out of the title role, but “Matilda the Musical” remains sly and graceful.
More Show Information »

The Book of Mormon
Eugene O’Neill Theatre / Open Run
After more than three years on Broadway, “The Book of Mormon” retains its peppiness and devotion to the musical comedy spirit.
More Show Information »

Bridget Everett’s Rock Bottom
Joe’s Pub / Closing: February 20, 2015
Bridget Everett’s show “Rock Bottom” features songs and stories that don’t hold back.
Charles Isherwood’s Review »

You Can’t Take It with You
Longacre Theatre / Closing: February 22, 2015
Those who saw, or performed in, “You Can’t Take It With You” in high school should not let that trauma taint the Broadway revival of that show.
Ben Brantley’s Review »

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Ethel Barrymore Theatre / Open Run
Simon Stephens adapts Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”
Ben Brantley’s Review »

On the Town
Lyric Theatre (formerly Foxwoods Theatre) / Open Run
In the ebullient Broadway revival of “On the Town,” New York is a bustling, jostling cartoon that also floats like a swan.
Ben Brantley’s Review »

Lyceum Theatre / Closing: March 1, 2015
A dinner party becomes a verbal jousting tournament in Ayad Akhtar’s terrific, turbulent drama “Disgraced.”
Charles Isherwood’s Review »

Every Brilliant Thing
Barrow Street Theatre / Closing: March 29, 2015
Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe’s “Every Brilliant Thing” offers a long list of reasons not to commit suicide.
Ben Brantley’s Review »

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre / Closing: March 15, 2015
“Constellations,” starring a perfectly matched Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, may be the most sophisticated date play Broadway has seen.
Ben Brantley’s Review »

Honeymoon in Vegas
Nederlander Theatre / Open Run
The course of true love runs on parallel roller-coaster tracks in the new Broadway musical “Honeymoon in Vegas,” starring Tony Danza.
Ben Brantley’s Review »

Into the Woods
Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Closing: April 12, 2015
Fiasco Theater’s reworking of “Into the Woods” uncovers the aching, hopeful heart beneath the artifice.
Ben Brantley’s Review »

National Theatre of Scotland: Let The Right One In
St. Ann’s Warehouse / Closing: February 15, 2015
The innocently murderous child at the heart of “Let the Right One In” is nothing like the beautiful It vampires who slither across screens in movies like the “Twilight” series.
Ben Brantley’s Review »



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