No Time, No Prob! Nine Shows You Can See in 90 Minutes

May 8th, 2014 by

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With schedules being how they are and summer coming, it’s hard to carve out a huge chuck of time to see theatre. Sure Ramin Karimloo is the hottest thing on Broadway, but Les Miz is three whole hours; and Act One lasts longer than two Game of Thrones episodes and a Veep. So, because we know time is of the essence, we’ve compiled nine shows that are really good and really worth your time, that get to the point and get you out of the theatre in about 90 minutes. (And because ain’t nobody got time for that, all the show descriptions are Twitter length).

Mothers and Sons


Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

140 Character Synopsis: Tyne Daly shows up at a fab NYC apt to confront her dead son's former lover-20 yrs later-who now is married w/ a son of his own #MamaDrama

The Realistic Joneses

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Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

140 Character Synopsis: Two married couples with the same last name talk infidelity, death & suburbia. It's a dark comedy with a super starry cast. #SmartTheatre

After Midnight


Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

140 Character Synopsis: Songs, dance & an insane orchestra: @AfterMidnightNY is a solid, entertaining musical revue. Big headliners change out monthly. #Jawdropping

Buyer & Cellar

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Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

140 Character Synopsis: Sidesplitting comedy imagining a young guy who works in #BarbraStreisand basement shops. One actor, four roles (including Babs) #MustSee

Violet


Running Time: 115 minutes, no intermission

140 Character Synopsis: Sutton Foster gives a great performance as a physically scarred young woman hoping God will cure her, instead she finds army men #GetItGirl

Satchmo at the Waldorf

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Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

140 Character Synopsis: John Douglas Thompson IS legendary jazz artist Louis Armstrong reflecting at the end of his life in this searing one-man-play. #Moving

Murder for Two


Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

140 Character Synopsis: It's an old-fashion murder mystery, with songs and suspense. One guy is the adorable cop, the other every single suspect. #MusicalComedyGold

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Running Time: 95 minutes, no intermission.

140 Character Synopsis: You are invited to the one-night-only NYC concert of famous-in-her-head, trans German rock star Hedwig--played by a superb NPH. #AwardsBait

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill


Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

140 Character Synopsis: Audra McDonald is living her life as Billie Holiday performing one of her final concerts. Tons of songs, amazing vocals= jawdropping. #Tony6