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The Public Theater

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Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: 212-260-2400
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Description: Founded in 1954 as the Shakespeare Workshop, this non-profit theater...
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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Disappointing -- not based on facts!

I was so excited to see this show since I experienced the People's Revolution in 1986 and I am a fan of Ninoy Aquino and have read extensively about the Marcos regime. So I was... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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168 reviews 168 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was so excited to see this show since I experienced the People's Revolution in 1986 and I am a fan of Ninoy Aquino and have read extensively about the Marcos regime. So I was disappointed with this show since it was not a good representation of what really happened. To put a love story between Imelda and Ninoy is... More 

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We've been subscribers to the Public for many years (we live in NYC), and have had many memorable experiences. People who like theatre should put this on their list when planning a trip. there are usually several different productions going on at the same time. There may be something that interests you. Last night, we saw "Hamilton," a musical biography... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 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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29 reviews 29 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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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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99 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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