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The Public Theater

425 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7021
+1 212-539-8500
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  • Average5%
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425 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7021
+1 212-539-8500
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fantastic opportunity to see Harvey Fierstein up close in a dramatic role. The show recounts notable milestones in the history of gay rights while depicting a romance between two men from different generations and backgrounds. Is it perfect? No. But is the excellent? Yes. It...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Wonderful refreshing and unique.... The musicians all three were OUTSTANDING....thre solo performer ...OMG ,,,, talented and entertaining ... We love the Public..,. Best deal in NYC ...We try to see all the offerings in every setting.... We prefer to eat at the Library then at...More

Thank achristine13
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This was amazing! I decided to check it out when I realized that David Byrne did the music...Wow!! This was truly a great night if entertainment! As we left the theater, we couldn't help telling ourselves that this is what it must have felt like...More

Thank nu2tech
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This venue is great because it's same and the sound is excellent! Be aware there is a 15$ minimum food purchase or 2 drink minimum per person. If you get a booth be aware they are so very uncomfortable. There are no springs or support...More

Thank Mylilblueshoes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Every time I get a ticket to one of the shows at The Public, I am not disappointed. Not every show is Hamilton. But I did not expect a Hip-Hop show to blow me away. So take a chance and get a ticket to anything...More

Thank Herbert F
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We saw Hamlet. It was being presented at the Public after touring to 18 locations throughout the area to bring theater to under-served communities. For me, this will live in my memory as one of the best productions of Shakespeare I have ever seen. I...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We love this theatre. The performance tonight was REAL theatre the second part of the Gabriel family journey through life. The issues all managed in real time real life. TheAssisted Living issue the reversal of mortgage for the elderly the banks allowing an elder to...More

Thank achristine13
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to see Plena Libre from Puerto Rico- great performance with Latin music, everyone was on their feet and applauding. It's a great place to see any performance - all seats are good. The food - burger and abundance of fries...More

Thank Ili8
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Privacy, the word about which this play is written is someone ambivalent. This play is enticing drawing you into the sometimes terrifying realities of how much our smartphones reveal about our very natures. This play is both brilliantly written and acted. The play uses Script...More

Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Do you enjoy cutting edge Broadway productions? Do you wince at exorbitant ticket prices? The Public is one of the great pathways to the Great White Way for experimental and emerging talent. Hamilton was first produced here, as was Stomp, Passing Strange and many more...More

Thank peter s
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