Theasy's Best Bets: Week of June 1 2015

Best Off Broadway

Nice Girl

Off Broadway, New Revival

The Labyrinth Theatre Company's 'Nice Girl'

This compelling piece is proof that a high quality production featuring exceptional actors can make what might seem like a run-of-the-mill storyline into something extraordinary. Produced by the Labyrinth Theatre Company, Nice Girl runs through 14 June at the Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank Street; Tickets $25-40. Full Theasy Review

BOTTOM LINE: Strong performances from the cast and a detailed, well-designed set help make this an enthralling production


History Lovers

Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Broadway, New Play

The Royal Shakespeare Company's 'Wolf Hall'.  Image: Johan Persson.

No doubt fans of Dame Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (both won the Booker Prize) have been eagerly anticipating the Broadway transfer of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Wolf Hall. Runs through 5 July at the Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway; tickets $86-295. Full Theasy Review

BOTTOM LINE: Marathon theatre at its best, Wolf Hall is catnip (or is that wolfnip) for fans of Tudor history, yet also incredibly accessible storytelling for everyone else.


Musical Theatre Legends

The Visit

Broadway, New Musical

See Chita Rivera in Kander & Ebb's 'The Visit'

New musical from the duo who brought you Cabaret and Kiss of the Spider Woman, see The Visit (with Chitia Rivera) playing at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street. Tickets $29-$149. Full Theasy Review

BOTTOM LINE:  Likely one of the most divisive shows of this Broadway Season, Kander and Ebb's unforgettable The Visit is a must-see for any serious fan of musical theater.