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Theater for the New City

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We had a day to spend in NYC, and chose the East Village as our destination. We took the subway... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
New York's Leading Home for New Plays & Musicals

Theater for the New City is known for presenting new American works for the stage. Crystal Field... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Tom A
Newtown, Connecticut
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9 Nov 2016
21 May 2016
“New York's Leading Home for New Plays & Musicals”
Experimental theater.
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155 1st Ave., between E. 9th and E. 10th Sts, New York City, NY
East Village
+1 212-254-1109
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had a day to spend in NYC, and chose the East Village as our destination. We took the subway from Grand Central Station, and walked to the East Village from Union Square- oh, always so much to see! We had lunch at Vaselka on...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Theater for the New City is known for presenting new American works for the stage. Crystal Field, the executive director, has an inspired vision of what a publicly funded theater should achieve. What very few people realize is that each year the theater produces more...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2015

If you are looking for a Fun, Interesting, Timely and very funny evening of theater. The Theater for the New Cities presentation of Heather Smiley for President is a real treat. Its Singing and dancing and screwball comedy mixed with politics and romance. A fun...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2015

Ducked into this theater when I happened to walk past it with my bf (thursday april 30th). We arrived at 8,when four different plays were beginning. The kind gentleman at the box office let us into "Old Flame" for 15$ each. There weren't many people...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy going to the Theater here is a chance to see actors, directors and playwrights trying to make there way. The theater is intimate, the production are professional if not elaborate and it is incredibly inexpensive. It is worth taking a chance.

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Reviewed 26 February 2013

a variety, and generally very good, affordably priced, events. I feel like it's a connection to the talented new generation of actors and playwrights.

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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Theater for the New City is actually 3 theaters in one, with multiple shows simultaneously, plus an interesting art gallery. Tickets on the night I visited were $15, $18, and $20. The complex occupies a former supermarket, the name of which is still engraved above...More

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