Critics Name Top Theatre of 2016

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See what the NY Times, Time Out, NBC, and other critics chose. How many did you see?
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Critics from various media outlets have weighed in with their choices for the top theatre of 2016. Take a look at these lists. Do you agree? How many have you seen? More lists will be added as they are posted.

The New York Times, Ben Brantley:
The Gabriels: Election Year In The Life Of One Family
The Crucible
Underground Railroad Game
A Life
Notes from the Field
The Wolves
The Encounter
Heisenberg
Hold on to Me Darling
Oslo
Read Brantley’s complete list here.

The New York Times, Charles Isherwood:
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Dear Evan Hansen
Ride the Cyclone
Sweat
Falsettos
The Crucible
Indecent
A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
Red Speedo
Turn Me Loose
Read Isherwood’s complete list here (second list).

am New York, Matt Windman:
The School for Scandal
Oh, Hello
Bright Star
Sense & Sensibility
Blackbird
A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
King & Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings
She Loves Me
Falsettos
Dear Evan Hansen
Read Windman’s complete list here.

Deadline.com, Jeremy Gerard:
The Band’s Visit
The Gabriels: Election Year In The Life Of One Family
Dear Evan Hansen
Sweat
Waitress
Heisenberg
Oslo
Indecent
Ride the Cyclone
Nice Fish
Southern Comfort
He also chose lists of Best Revivals and Best Singular Sensations.
Read Gerard’s complete list here.

Time Out, David Cote:
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
A Life
Sweat
The Front Page
Othello
The Band’s Visit
King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings
The Encounter
Vietgone
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Read Cote’s complete list here.

The Hollywood Reporter, David Rooney:
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
The Gabriels: Election Year In The Life Of One Family
Dear Evan Hansen
The Band’s Visit
The Crucible
Oslo
Othello
Falsettos
A Life
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Read Rooney’s complete list here.

NBC New York, Robert Kahn and Dave Quinn:
10 Sensational Theater Performances of 2016
Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
Corbin Bleu, Holiday Inn
Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos
Amber Gray, Hadestown and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Heather Headley, The Color Purple
Jefferson Mays, Oslo
Janet McTeer, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Taming of the Shrew
David Hyde Pierce, A Life
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Daniel Radcliffe, Privacy
Read Kahn and Quinn’s complete list here.

Vulture/New York Magazine, Jesse Green:
The 10 Best Theater Events of the Year
The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family
Small Mouth Sounds
A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
Dear Evan Hansen
Homos, or Everyone in America
The Effect
The Harvest
A Life
Red Speedo
Notes From the Field
Read the complete list here.

Forbes, Lee Seymour
The Best Theater Of 2016: Broadway And Beyond
The Wolves
A Life
The Boys of Oh, Hello
Dear Evan Hansen
Midsummer
Tony Sher’s Falstaff
Love, Love, Love
Sense and Sensibility
The cast and creative team of Shuffle Along
Listed as also excellent:
The Humans
Sojourners
The Front Page
Waitress
The Encounter
Stupid Fucking Bird
Nice Fish
Read the complete list here.


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