Friday, December 27, 2013

The Absolute Best NYC Plays and Shows of 2013 (According to Theater Critics)

After crunching selections on 12 best of lists by theater critics, the top shows of 2013 are:

Twelfth Night
The Glass Menagerie
Here Lies Love
Buyer & Cellar

And special mention goes to the following:
Fun Home
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
After Midnight 

Interesting...Kinky Boots may have been popular with Tony voters; with critics though, Matilda is THE best new Broadway musical of the year. And how about the little comedy Buyer & Cellar, which played in a small Off Off Broadway theater, then found its way to Off Broadway and finally to multiple top 10 lists? Way to go!! Hold up, where in the world is Here Lies Love? In early fall there were rumors that the disco musical would move to midtown to the Hotel Pennsylvania but that seems to have fallen apart. We are waiting! By the way, kudos to The Public Theater for giving theater-lovers Here Lies Love, Fun Home and Good Person of Szechwan, which also found its way to a few top 10 lists. 

Whether you agree or disagree with the critics, the list is what it is. Most shows are still playing...So enjoy! 

Other Posts:
Top Theater in 2013 - Theater Critics' Detail Lists
The Best Theater in 2012
Let "The Best of Theater" 2011 Lists Begin  

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