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“Innovative menu and well crafted drinks In a handsome cozy spot”
Review of The Public Theater

The Public Theater
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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.
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“Innovative menu and well crafted drinks In a handsome cozy spot”
Reviewed 10 December 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

Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Great Venue!”
Reviewed 15 November 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 1+hrs. Really fun. A once in a life time experience, too bad it ended. Hope they will have it back again. It was not really advertised that much at all. A lot of my Filippino and American friends did not know about it till the last minute. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“See the Apple Plays in repertory!”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Richard Nelson's four plays: That Hopey-Changey Thing, Sweet and Sad, Sorry, and soon-to-open Regular Singing are JUST FANTASTIC. They are all about one family: us Americans, talking about what's happening in families, our towns, and our nation. These conversations, mostly around a dinner table with siblings and an elder Uncle, have an amazing, naturalistic quality that you rarely find and that speaks to you. To see them together, in sequence (and affordably), is a real treat; to revisit them if you have seen them separately (they have all opened and played at the Public since 2010) is moving as well. I hope that you enjoy them!

Visited October 2013
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“Great intimate theater”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I was at the Public Theater for almost every day of the two weeks in October 2013, to see The Last Ship. The theater is located at a one way street. It is accessible to the subway; if you decide to drive, there are several parking areas across the street and along the same street it is on.
I was at the Anspacher Theater where it seats about 230-ish people. There is really no bad seat in the house, only better seats. For the days I was there, the theater were sometimes comfortable but sometimes it was too warm.
They raffle off tickets every night if there is a show. a great way to give back to the community.
There is a restaurant in the theater, The Library, where you can get a hot meal, although the fare selection is minimal and a bit over priced. Joe's pub is at the lower level.
Overall the Theater is nice, clean and the staff very cordial.

Visited October 2013
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“The renovated lobby is gorgeous and the theater intimate”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

we were there to for Sting's "The Last Ship" his new musical in workshop form as a benefit to the Public. THe lobby which was redone in 2012 is bright and has a full bar and lots of room for meeting up with people while you wait for your show. The restrooms are new and big enough to avoid long lines. The theater we were in was on the 2nd floor and was intimate yet had the best technology and sound you could ask for in such a small space. I had not been here before but was really impressed by the organization and the staff was helpful and on their game.

Visited October 2013
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