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The Public Theater

Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212-260-2400
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Ranked #165 of 1,014 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Founded in 1954 as the Shakespeare Workshop, this non-profit theater presents full seasons of new...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Founded in 1954 as the Shakespeare Workshop, this non-profit theater presents full seasons of new plays, musicals, Shakespeare and the classics in various venues throughout New York City.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Went for the January festivals. Great seats, excellent prices. Also nice bar inside with full bar, coffee and pastries. Wide assortment of programs, easy to reach by public transport

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My favorite show. Period. The story of Imelda Marcos and the people power movement of the Philippines. Go watch it before it closes. Amazing music. Phenomenal cast. Beautiful costumes. And moving stages (literally and figuratively). I laughed. I cried. I wanted more. (So I came back 5 more times!!)

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Berkeley, California, Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My favorite off bradway musical this year. The production is exceptional This is a musical and a live audience participation The music and lyrics are memorable. Wear comfortable shoes... You will be dancing and you will be part of the perfromance. They also use some live videotaping and screen projections that help tell a story of an Asian Evita.

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madison wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The musical was top notch and the food and drinks at The Library (on-site at the Public) were superb.

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Halifax, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to see Fortress of Solitude in it's preview stage. A fantastic musical. But there are all sorts of performance options here and the space is worth dropping in to see if you are near the East Village.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this quick rush thru Mme Marcos life with some excellent music and hilarious lyrics Was good being part of the show and having the sets move around you or you move around the sets...The actors and dancers were great the energy high and it made for a great night out Teh explosions not too loud but wear earplugs... More 

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Weather we come here to see a play or a show at Joe's Pub my wife and I always have a great time.We have taken many family and friends here and they all have the same effect and now bring their own friends.The Public Theater has become a great NYC destination and the area across the street beginning on 7th... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The Public Theater 425 Lafayette Street, NY, NY 10003 Sun & Mon: 2 - 6 PM, Tues - Sat: 2 - 7:30 PM Contact them for tickets. Here Lies Love is currently playing at The Public Theater. One of the best plays I have seen executed. True story of Imelda Marcos with an excellent cast. It has energy, costumes galore,... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My wife and I saw three plays during their annual "Under the Radar" Festival. Each play was a gem! The tickets are very moderately priced ($ 20 for each play), the staff is very friendly and helpfull and the location is very convenient. When we visit New York we always book some plays there in advance. So far we never... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I recently saw 3 plays that were part of the ' Under the Radar " series. Interesting plays, good venue, extremely reasonable price, near the subway, in the Village so good vibe and many restaurants........I have nothing against a big Broadway production but this kind of live theater is so very wonderful too. The building is interesting too.......the old Astor... More 

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