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Reviews (88)
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Suicide Forest
Midtown W
Bad, Incomprehensible, Offensive

See it if if ... if ... I'm afraid I am at a loss for a reason.

Don't see it if you have anything else to do.

Also I cannot urge you strongly enough to avoid this ... this ...this ...... Read more Read less

35
During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you are a completest and must see all of the author's work.

Don't see it if you hope to see believable characters and a work that can be both "absurd" and accessible.

Also Characters transform from ludicrous to venomous in 90 minutes - withou... Read more Read less

66
Seesaw
Midtown W
Energestic, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a classic musical that could have been given a crisper revival.

Don't see it if stereotypes annoy you - gay actors, whiny Jewish women, charmless out-of-towners.

Also This production should have given the audience more of a WONDERFUL TOW... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Border People
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if you feel that the portrayal of the painful lives of non-white people in America cannot be presented often enough.

Don't see it if you expect to see these profound tragedies examined in depth.

Also In this case, the whole is less than the sum of the parts. About a doz... Read more Read less

95
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Moving, honest, intelligent

See it if you want to experience how ordinary people react to a profoundly horrific event.

Don't see it if re-imagining the aftermath of a mass shooting will upset you.

Also This production has everything live theater should deliver. A deeply m... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Poignant, Clever, Drop dead funny

See it if you want a theater experience that is both relevant and fun.

Don't see it if you prefer edgy, dark, surreal theater.

Also I simply had a wonderful time and so did the rest of the audience.

85
A bit talky, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see two glorious performances and learn a lot in the bargain.

Don't see it if the achievements of women and their struggles to do so are not of interest to you.

Also What an artistic and intellectual triumph!

59
During previews
Predictable, Lifeless, Disappointing

See it if you love and remember Maury Yeston's work.

Don't see it if you expect something more than song after song after song.

Also I hoped for more sparkle, energy, BROADWAY. I got an average cabaret p... Read more Read less

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The Four Seasons
Midtown W
Entertaining, Unique, Clever

See it if you want to see a talented dance ensemble tackle a familiar musical piece in a very clever manner.

Don't see it if you want "tradition" - then you should head a few doors West.

Also I was very pleasantly surprised at how much grace and power a cast of ... Read more Read less

72
Messy, Energetic,, Unique,

See it if you want to see a merry band of actors embrace a show, a director's vision and the work itself.

Don't see it if you expect to understand a whole lot of what's going on.

Also Diction was a very real problem for me - even sitting in the first row... Read more Read less

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Imagining Madoff
Midtown W
Boring, Not dramatic, Disappointing

See it if you want a tutorial on Old Testament philosophy.

Don't see it if you expect to gain any insights into the person who harmed more Jews than anyone since Adolph Hitler.

50
During previews
Annoying, Puzzling, Muddled

See it if you believe theater should be rudderless and repetitive.

Don't see it if you believe that 90 minutes of hard concentrating deserves a pay-off.

Also At every mini-scene - there were several - I kept asking, "Why?". Why ... Read more Read less

72
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Worth seeing, Talky, Interesting

See it if you'd like a glimpse of a fascinating, yet under-explored portion of German pre-war history.

Don't see it if you want to be emotionally involved in the characters being portrayed.

Also This might have been a very powerful play but it never quite got to me... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Power Strip
Upper W Side
Worthy subject, Missed opportunity, Disappointing

See it if you want to get a glimpse of the Syrian refuge experience.

Don't see it if you expect to FEEL for the refugees.

Also The play delineates the horror, degradation, and pain that these refug... Read more Read less

51
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you want to see an allegory about the disintegration of society.

Don't see it if you prefer a linear presentation.

Also The allegory was too heavy-handed. The set design was excellent.... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Good-acting, Uninvolving, Disappointing

See it if you want to see the tentative attempts of two closed-off people to create a bond.

Don't see it if you was to FEEL for the characters.

Also This tenured professor looks upon her life as she would a student's te... Read more Read less

0
During previews
Talky, Poorly-conceived, Painfull

See it if you want to take a deep dive into the twisted thought processes of the Religious Right.

Don't see it if it pains you to see mindless religious zealotry given a voice.

Also This reminds me of an article about the Bayou communities in Louisiana... Read more Read less

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Felix Starro
Midtown W
Heart-felt, Absorbing, Revealing

See it if you want to try to understand what motivates troubled people to seek alternative solutions to intractable problems.

Don't see it if you cannot believe that people would be desperate enough to seek relief from a faith-healer.

Also The show bites off a bit more than it can chew. There is a once-respec... Read more Read less

55
Da!, Marx brothers?, Nyet!, Chekhov?

See it if watching a troupe of energetic actors "sending up" Chekhov is your glass of tea.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a "send up" become a "mash up".

Also My taste is so not main stream that I am reluctant to review this. I v... Read more Read less

55
During previews
In the Penal Colony
East Village
Annoying, Repetitive, Loud, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy Theater of the Absurd.

Don't see it if you want a playwright's messages presented in a more nuanced manner.

Also Theater of the Absurd has never been my cup of tea so taking a deep di... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Slow, Tame, Cute

See it if want to see a very gentle depiction of how too many of us rationalize not taking a personal or political stand.

Don't see it if you feel passionately about the population's indifference to venality.

Also The issues of greed, indifference and power are dealt with in a very t... Read more Read less

61
During previews
Handbagged
Midtown E
Talky, Un-theatrical, Historical

See it if you want a behind-the-scenes talk about the relationship between Margaret Thatcher and her Queen.

Don't see it if you demand insight into characters on a theatrical stage.

Also I was blessed to see Prunella Scales as Queen Elizabeth in " A Questio... Read more Read less

1
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Excruciating, Cliched, Banal

See it if you feel the overall subject matter might appeal.

Don't see it if you want a well-crafted piece of theater.

Also I was very disappointed. The acting was not strong. The lead did not s... Read more Read less

90
#yourmemorial
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting

See it if you want to understand the real life issues twenty-somethings are confronting

Don't see it if you cannot believe that people decades younger than you can have anything of value to tell you.

Also In the interest of full disclosure, I do not have a twitter account no... Read more Read less

90
All Our Children
East Village
Well acted, Frighteningly timely, Powerful

See it if you want to see a powerful drama that is tightly written and staged.

Don't see it if you prefer to avoid theater portraying man's inhumanity to man - even if the portrayal is done very well.

Also A portrayal of The Holocaust, or any holocaust, reminds us of how frag... Read more Read less

100
Motivating, Moving, Powerful, Brilliant

See it if you desire a better understanding of day's African-American reality.

Don't see it if political and judicial injustice is inconsequential to you.

Also Last night was a profound and moving life experience. Ms. Peterson's d... Read more Read less

54
No Strings
Midtown W
Slow, Poor staging, Disappointing

See it if you didn't see the original nor the 2003 Encores revival.

Don't see it if you are hoping to see an obscure musical theater gem emerge.

Also Overall, the production lacked charm and warmth. The characters were t... Read more Read less

39
Banal, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you want to be taken back 50 years and spend time with people dealing with issues that might have been relevant.

Don't see it if you're looking for clever, snappy dialog and music and lyrics that have some bite and energy.

Also The original movie was a gentle send-up of the time period. What an op... Read more Read less

67
Exhausting, Clever, Loud

See it if you want to see a troupe of very talented performers give their all.

Don't see it if musicals by Cole Porter or Noel Coward are your cup of tea.

Also There is intelligence and energy a-plenty in this production. BUT most... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Uninvolving, Petty, Slow

See it if you want to watch someone dish dirt on Bess Myerson.

Don't see it if you want to become involved with the solo performer or her subject.

Also I felt as if someone was reading Page 6 articles about Bess Myerson. O... Read more Read less

90
Goodbye
Soho/Tribeca
Fun, Provocative, Stimulating

See it if you want to be challenged as well as entertained.

Don't see it if you prefer linear, traditional theater.

Also Lot's of interacting story lines. Lots of meaningful dialog disguised ... Read more Read less

65
The Giant Hoax
Midtown W
Great staging, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you want to see clever staging of a children's fable.

Don't see it if you expect to hear engaging music and clever lyrics.

Also The show presents a very charming story. AND offers creative set desig... Read more Read less

48
Cliched, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want to visualize Trump's "deplorables".

Don't see it if you want to see theater that is moving, engaging and thought-provoking.

Also The first 15 minutes - most of it boring exposition - introduced such ... Read more Read less

73
Loud, Clever, Fun-ish

See it if you love Broadway and still enjoy seeing its excesses.

Don't see it if you expect spot-on satire non-stop.

Also This was far from my favorite version of FB. Too few bits hit the mark... Read more Read less

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An Enchanted April
Midtown W
Formulaic, Over-long, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a wonderful performance by Alma Cuervo. Marvelous voice, honest acting and funny.

Don't see it if you expect to be moved.

Also The author attempts to tell too many stories. The exposition(s) needed... Read more Read less

91
Monsoon Season
West Village
Not-so-much on the book, Excellent staging, Brilliant acting

See it if you want to see two actors take every risk and embrace very difficult roles - believably.

Don't see it if the exploration of dysfunctional relationships is not your cup of tea.

Also IF ("If wishes were horses, beggars would ride") only the writing had ... Read more Read less

72
During previews
FEAR
West Village
Has possibilities, Muddled, Relevant, Flawed, Ambitious

See it if you want to see the intense moral conflicts our society faces theatricalized.

Don't see it if you expect to understand the motivation(s) of any of the three performers.

Also There is an interesting premise here. Three very different people are ... Read more Read less

50
Earnest, Charmless, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a classic American musical performed in a foreign language - Hebrew.

Don't see it if you hope to see sparkling performances, rousing choruses and lush orchestrations.

Also I had hoped to be thrilled once more by this magnificent musical. The ... Read more Read less

90
Must be seen, Didturbing, Powerful

See it if you want to viscerally experience the myriad of tragedies associated with opioid addiction.

Don't see it if you think you understand, intellectually, the problem and its solution.

Also This is a simple, honest piece of theater which forces one to look har... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Profound, Great acting, Brilliant

See it if you want to be made proud of a political figure about whom you know only a little - Bella Abzug. And revel in the creator Harvey Fierstein

Don't see it if you don't want to be touched by the story of a political life lived to serve all.

Also This is the best play I have seen in a very long time. Touching, hilar... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you want to see two legendary actors "strut their stuff".

Don't see it if you want to be moved.

Also The ingredients were all there for a truly memorable night at the thea... Read more Read less

62
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Dense, academic, un-dramatic, dull, busy

See it if you need to be reminded about the last several years of the Johnson Administration.

Don't see it if you wanted to see the political characters as flesh and blood and gain new insights into the period.

Also This reminded me of "Meeting of the Minds" that aired on PBS (from 197... Read more Read less

75
And then there was act ii, Moving, Honest

See it if you yearn to see an actor - TOM STURRIDGE - put an audience in the palm of his hand, effortlessly.

Don't see it if you hope to see JAKE GYLLENHAAL in a role that he understands.

Also Act I was so understated, yet powerful, that I would have rated the pr... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Ultimately disappointing, Gripping, Clever staging, Powerful acting

See it if you want the pleasure of a well-designed, brilliantly acted piece of theater.

Don't see it if you hope to see any light at the end of the tunnel regarding America's fatal flaw - discrimination.

Also Discrimination has always been an unbearable burden to place upon any ... Read more Read less

54
Disappointing, Ambitious, Earnest

See it if you want to see a show set in the 1950s.

Don't see it if you expect a well-developed show.

Also I hate to criticize such obvious hard work but it was a very slight af... Read more Read less

62
Ink
Midtown W
Loud, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in the British journalism career of Rupert Murdoch.

Don't see it if unbridled rapaciousness makes your skill crawl.

Also The over-the-top acting and staging turned this show into The Demon Pu... Read more Read less

94
Last Man Club
West Village
Depressing, Riveting, Brilliant

See it if you want to experience what Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans photographed for the WPA.

Don't see it if you cannot deal with profoundly depressing circumstances that are all too real.

Also This is a very powerful piece of theater. The acting, the staging, the... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Toss-up, Horrible, Wonderful

See it if you want hear glorious voices singing solo and in harmony.

Don't see it if you don't want to see 8 people suffering in 8 different ways who are only connected by their despair.

Also I am amazed by the virtuosity of the lyricist. Never-the-less, the aud... Read more Read less

97
During previews
Moving, Honest,, Must see

See it if you want to be profoundly moved but not preached to.

Don't see it if the issues of forced deportation and family separation are too unpleasant to face.

Also The title "The Rare Biosphere" is very poorly chosen. What is on offer... Read more Read less

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Smart Blonde
Midtown E
Interesting story, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want to know about the behind-the-scenes life of Judy Holliday

Don't see it if you want to care about the character portrayed as Judy Holliday

Also Can you imagine 90 minutes with Judy Holliday, Comden & Green, Leonard... Read more Read less