The Very Best of NYC Theater

Ruthless! The Musical, Hamilton, The Flick, Chicago

Touted as “the stage mother of all musicals” the tagline of Ruthless! The Musical is “some kids will do anything to be a star…anything!” Sounds deliciously campy, and we absolutely love this Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winner, now starring Kim Maresca, Andrea McCullough, Tracy Jai Edwards, Rita McKenzie, Tori Murray, Paul Pecorino and Amie Bermowitz. Catch it now at St. Luke’s Theatre.

Yes, there’s a musical about Alexander Hamilton, the guy on the $10 bill…and it’s worth at least 100 of those. The tickets are less than that, we hope, but it’s now the hottest ticket in town! Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also wrote it, stars as Hamilton in this critically acclaimed Broadway production at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

At the Barrow Street Theatre in the West Village, catch The Flick, a heartwarming, Pulitzer Prize-winning play that follows three underpaid movie ushers. Written by Annie Baker and directed by Sam Gold, The New York Times calls it “wondrous, devastating, hilarious and infinitely touching.” You can buy tickets for performances thru Jan 10.

Wait, you haven’t seen Beautiful: The Carole King Musical yet? Come on! Don't wait another minute. It's still playing in an open run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. This smash hit, not-to-be-missed production tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she also wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Now starring Chilina Kennedy in the lead role.

Don’t miss Dancing with the Stars winner Rumer Willis in her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago! She will play a seven-week limited engagement in this iconic production of the Prohibition-era musical at the Ambassdor Theatre, beginning in mid-September (thru Nov 1).

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