Featured Member Reviews: Critics' Picks

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Sep 13, 2016

Every Tuesday we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Here are our favorite member reviews of the week of NY Times Critics' Picks, including reviews of "The Wolves", "A Day by the Sea", and "Bears in Space".

No paper looms quite as large on the New York's theatrical scene than the Grey Lady herself, The New York Times. Today we're looking at your takes on some of the Times' current favorites!

  • Agree with the member reviews? Think the Times got it right or wrong? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
  • And remember, if you like a member review, make sure to follow the member so you can get more of their insight on shows you might enjoy!


Eleanor 2 gave The Wolves a 88

88
A wonderful surprise, Great writing, Intelligent, Original
September 10th, 2016

See it if you want to see exciting writing by a new voice with an incredibly innovative and creative view of life in a superbly staged production.

Don't see it if no reason not to see it. Just too good to miss.


MTFromTheMountain gave Bears in Space a 81

81
Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
September 9th, 2016

See it if You love off-the-wall, creative and hilarious theatre. The actor are incredible and the writing is sharp and witty, yet never cloying.

Don't see it if You want something that explores modern social issues or deals with heavy-handed subject matter. This show is light, yet very poignant.


Elizabeth Law gave A Day by the Sea a 86

86
Conversational, Ensemble, Rediscovered, Intelligent, Resonant
September 8th, 2016

See it if You appreciate well-written, unknown older plays well-presented. Good for Chekhov and Richard Nelson fans--conversational but deep.

Don't see it if It's a period piece, all talk. 3 hours goes fast but it's a subtle, funny play, not a barn burner. The audience very engaged when we saw it


THEATER LOVER 4 EVER gave Caught a 88

88
Great writing, Edgy, Clever, Ambitious
September 9th, 2016

See it if You like theater that makes you think and is also enjoyable. Excellent script and acting and several fabulous dizzy moments of pure joy.

Don't see it if You like plays that are conventional.


Carl W gave Small Mouth Sounds a 89

89
Original, Masterful, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious
September 10th, 2016

See it if You enjoy quirky theatre, non-traditional storytelling, quirky characters and interesting staging.

Don't see it if You like traditional theatre or are bored by behaviour and interested only in dialogue. If you hate the unique this is not for you.


Jenna the Musical gave Fiorello! a 80

80
Great acting, Delightful, Dated, Entertaining
September 8th, 2016

See it if you're interested in checking out up-and-coming talent in a rarely revived musical. An excellent show for an election year.

Don't see it if you're looking for a new and fresh interpretation of the musical. This is fun and energized, but the material is a little dated.


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