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The Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
212-260-2400
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Ranked #110 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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... more » 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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nyc
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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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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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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I started my membership of the institution with the musical production of Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home". I was a great fan of the graphic novel but was not prepared for the magical experience of the musical. Incredible production and performances. Have not seen anything so funny yet poignant for a long time. It motivated me to buy memberships as wedding... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Public is a wonderful place that offers of like Friday of performing arts – from the avant-garde to the commercial. I saw Sandra Bernhard last night at Joe's Pub and while her act was pathetic, I appreciated being in the space. The lobby has been renovated in the last year and there's a big circular bar in the middle.... More

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We loved the "Good Person of Szechuan," a playful and moving version of Brecht's play at The Public.

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pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The chef is an award winner and it shows the food is wonderful-- varied-nicely presented- My lamb chops were scrumptious--All 4 of us loved the shrimp tacos-- Friendly attentive waitresses GO!!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The venue is perfect to have great small shows. I saw the show "Here Lies Love" about Imelda Marcos at the public theater and it was amazingly entertaining. Very unique. For the young and hip. Not recommended for the elderly people or for boring friends, let them stay at the balcony seating level. We were standing, dancing, moving for like... More

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