4greta101

New York City
About:  I live in NYC and love theater
Reviews (51)
86
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Riveting, Relevant, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want a deep dive into a mass shooting from another perspective.

Don't see it if you are not interested in currents events and want an escape.

89
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a classic play with great actors. Gorgeous staging and directing.

Don't see it if you are interested in light comedies or plays that don't deal with current events.

90
Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like a good mystery and want to see Mary Louise Parker do her delightful work.

Don't see it if you want razzle dazzle and flashy musical numbers.

91
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love good storytelling and E.M. Forster's "Howard's End". This is a sweeping, heart-felt epic play about the history Aids in NYC.

Don't see it if you don't want to be in the theater for 6 hours, in 3 hour increments and are not interested in stories from a LBGTQ perspective.

86
Eureka Day
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Resonant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a play that deals with a current event with humor, irony and complexity. Great cast and direction.

Don't see it if you are interested in thinking too much when you go to the theater. There is a lot going on and you have to be willing to go on the ride.

82
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in a startling look at inner racial relationships in a complex and unique way.

Don't see it if you are easily offended and don't what to see simulated sex or nudity on stage.

78
All My Sons
Midtown W
Slow, Dated, Overrated, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if if you want to see one of Arthur Miller's plays.

Don't see it if you want to see a classic play with new life.

90
After
Midtown E
Relevant, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in great storytelling and a surprising take on a painful topic. Great acting and writing. I was surprised in a good way.

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment and an escape from our current cultural situation.

85
During previews
Clever, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy seeing master actors at work. The script is light and fun with a fresh look at this iconic relationship.

Don't see it if you hate anything to do with politics or if you are expecting something profound. It's well crafted but not deep.

71
During previews
Overrated, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson shine in a painful production that does not do justice to this material. Poor direction.

Don't see it if you can't bare to sit for 3 1/2 hours for moments of brillance by a few worthy cast members.

79
Awake
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are interested in seeing a series of short scenes about current events that sometimes brings new information to the topics

Don't see it if you don't want to think or be challenged

88
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Relevant

See it if you are looking for a unique and totally absorbing theaterical experience. It challenges your mind as well as your emotions.

Don't see it if you don't like to be in an interactive theaterical experience. This is like stepping into the middle of the action.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you are looking for something a little edgey but wholesome at the same time. This is a show with a positive message and a great cast.

Don't see it if you are not a muscial theater person. It is definitely over the top at times but that is part of the inside joke and part of the fun.

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like to be surprised by new interpretations of traditional material. I found the show innovative and fun.

Don't see it if are not a fan of American musicals or want only traditional styles of musicals. This show explores the dark side of our human psyche.

78
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Janet McTeer and want to see a wonderful cast of actors. Great sets and costumes.

Don't see it if you are looking for a well written, well crafted play.

79
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you like an interesting look at a woman's life. Great staging. Great acting from most of the cast.

Don't see it if want an ending that not open ended and if you want to see a comedy.

67
Little Rock
East Village
Ambitious, Great singing, Earnest, Uneven, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a well meaning theatrical presentation of an important time in our history. Great performances from most of the actors.

Don't see it if you are looking for a history play done with new ideas or creativity. It feels like a very good college production.

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79
Great singing, Entertaining, Dated, Uneven, Great staging

See it if you want to see a classic musical with dance and staging that makes the show shine. Music is gorgeous

Don't see it if you are looking for top notch acting in a musical. When the singers sing they are amazing. Direction is lacking.

86
The Lucky Ones
East Village
Absorbing, Exquisite, Profound, Riveting, Masterful

See it if you love a performer who gives her heart and soul to her work. Great ensemble, orginal storytelling, inventive, seemless staging.

Don't see it if don't want to go to the east village off the beaten path or if you are looking conventional theater.

90
During previews
Delightful, Exquisite, Great acting, Profound, Relevant

See it if you want to see a master actor, Nathan Lane. He steels the show. Tony Kushner created a master piece. Don't miss it.

Don't see it if you don't have the time to commit to the length of the play or have an injury that doesn't allow you sit for long periods.

81
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to see a timely play that explores the complexity of our relationship with the Russian government.

Don't see it if you are looking for fluff or mindless entertainment.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you like to be mentally stimulated and like to be surprised. Expect the unexpected.

Don't see it if you don't want to think or need something with light entertainment.

61
Fire and Air
East Village
Slow, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you are interested the history of Russian ballet. The actors are very good but they need better material.

Don't see it if you want to see actors who dance or dancers who can act. The actors who play the actors are disappointing.

87
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Masterful

See it if want great acting, great script and direction. A beautiful haunting story. Deeply moving. Thought provoking

Don't see it if you want light entertainment.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Riveting, Intense

See it if you love suspense and not knowing what is going to happen next. Relatable on so many levels. Great acting

Don't see it if like non linear plays or are looking for fantasy.

90
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to get a personal insight into the toll of working at the NSA and how it affected a young worker.

Don't see it if you want to see are not interested in current events and the political intrigue around the 2016 election interference.

65
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Cliched, Ambitious, Disappointing, Insipid, Confusing

See it if you like over the top, silliness, and farce in a musical.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical that makes no sense. You have to be in the right mood.

92
Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see an original, absorbing, music, dance and visually dazzling production with international flare. This show is pure joy.

Don't see it if you want to see a dramatic play and something with a clear story.

87
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like to experience a playwright with a unique vision and great actors at the height of their powers. Go with an open mind.

Don't see it if you need a clear, simple narrative structure to a play.

92
Refreshing, Profound, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see storytelling in it's purest form and performances that capture your heart. An authentic 3 hours in the theater.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musicals or stories about families and Jewish history.

90
During previews
Riveting, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if are a fan of Terence McNally and want to see Michael Shannon do an excellent job. Audra is wonderful too. Set in the 80s, it holds up.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate character study and complex adult relationships. McNally does not tie it up in a neat bow. It's messy, like life.

68
Perp
Midtown W
Excruciating, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Lyle Kessler and you want to see his latest play. The actors make the weak material watchable. It's only 90 minutes.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play that has any logic or is based in reality.

69
During previews
Unfinished, Slow, Intelligent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you love the Mad Ones and want to see these great actors work or if you want to see a work in progress and get a glimpes into the process.

Don't see it if you want a clear plot or dramatic tension. Nothing much happens. There are funny moments but a lot of missed opportunities. It gets tedious.

78
Engaging, Well staged, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy true stories about surviving the effects of addiction and over coming obstacles. The show has a wonderful ,uplifting message.

Don't see it if you are expecting celebrity gossip and tabloid details. This is storytelling with lots of projections.

80
The Convent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a beautiful and fascinating play about a world of secrets and devotion. The play takes bold moves and risks, worth seeing.

Don't see it if you want to see a play fully formed that has a neat ending. There are compelling performances and the set is gorgeous.

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Relevant

See it if you want to see a surprising, well written play. It is political and personal and speaks to the current situation with our racial divide.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light and fluffy escape every day life.

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Profound

See it if want to see a master class in acting and want to see a play dealing with family and the effects of illness on everyone

Don't see it if you are looking for light or silly topics for the subject of your theater experience.

85
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like great storytelling and want to be moved, entertained and educated while having fun. Witty, smart and informative.

Don't see it if you want an escape from our political discourse.

83
Hope
East Village
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you enjoy creative, innovative dance theater work and interesting story-telling focusing on a women's journey of self discovery.

Don't see it if you are looking for a linear story telling style and are offended by profanity.

69
The Naturalists
Soho/Tribeca
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Overrated

See it if you like Irish stories with good actors and a great set.

Don't see it if you want to see a play with great script and good direction.

84
Alexandria
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you like thought provoking, timely theater with well written dialogue and great acting.

Don't see it if you want light entertainment or are looking for an escape from politics.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if like classic musicals done really well.

Don't see it if want to see new and challenging work with songs that you don't know.

49
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Excruciating, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if you are interested in any play dealing with gun violence in schools no matter how unfinished or thought through it is.

Don't see it if you are looking for good acting, direction or writing. This had no business being produced. Sad, because it is a timely subject.

80
During previews
Dutch Masters
East Village
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you want a refreshing take on race and class from a different perspective. There are unexpected twists and surprises. Engaging.

Don't see it if you don't want to go to the east village and don't like to be challenged with difficult subject matter.

86
Education
Midtown E
Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you like intelligent, surprising, thoughtful writing and great acting.

Don't see it if you don't like talky plays or plays that explore ideas.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Profound

See it if you want to see actors working at the top of their game. The cast is stellar and capture the best of Albee's writing.

Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged emotionally or intellectually. If you are looking for escape entertainment don't see this show.

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Absorbing, Exquisite

See it if you like to experience something original, a play with music. Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub are excellent but the whole cast is great.

Don't see it if you want big, loud production numbers and need something BIG to happen. This is a slice of life.

90
Until the Flood
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you want a compelling, engaging story and riveting performance. The evening is entertaining as well as educational and moving. Masterful.

Don't see it if you don't want to reflect on today's most note worthy news stories.

65
Clever, Funny, Masterful, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you love John Lithgow. He is a great actor and I liked the second act better than the first. I wish he had stayed with his own story.

Don't see it if you want to see John Lithgow tell his life story. He is riveting when he is himself. I wanted more of that.

70
Overrated, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you love Mark Rylance but he play is not well written, the direction is uneven, lots of missed opportunties. Set is beautiful.

Don't see it if you don't like classical music.