Alan K

New York City | Male

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Reviews (16)
0
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if I can’t think of one reason

Don't see it if You don’t like being bored. You like being able to clearly hear the actors speak. You like a compelling story.

Also I see a lot of shows and this was without doubt the worst play I have ... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Slow, Great acting

See it if You like the British playwright, Alan Ayckbourn You enjoyed The Norman Conquests

Don't see it if You expect a show that is anywhere near as good and funny as The Norman Conquests

49
Slow, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You have absolutely nothing better to do You enjoy walking out of a show at intermission You like being bored

Don't see it if You like a compelling book You like dramatic tension

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you like mega-musical revivals directed by Bartlett Sher like South Pacific and The King and I.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musical revivals.

80
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Timely story about undocumented immigrants; Like Daphne Vega-Rubin (Mimi in original BWay production of Rent; decent score

Don't see it if The trite ending

80
Pygmalion
East Village
Great acting, Enchanting, Funny, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You want to whet your appetite for My Fair Lady or you want to watch a very creative production of Shaw masterpiece with great acting.

Don't see it if You will only be satisfied seeing the musical version of the story

35
To quote shakespeare, "much ado about nothing"., Just a skimpy exhibit that doesn't begin to pay tribute to the tony and olivier awards

See it if You have no real show to see You want to spend a half hour looking at a few costumes

Don't see it if You have high expectations.

60
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing, Dated

See it if Someone who likes very good staging

Don't see it if You like to hum at least one tune after you have seen a musical, particularly one with the hype this one has.

65
During previews
Apologia
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Poor book, Boring, No dramatic tension

See it if If you feel compelled to see any play in which Stockard Channing is involved. You see every show that started on the West End.

Don't see it if You want to see a show in which you hang on every word. You want to feel emotionally involved in the story.

Also I’m disappointed that Stockard Channing would associate herself with s... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Like really well-done revivals Like Joshua Henry Like a very familiar and hummable score including If I Loved You.

Don't see it if You don’t like revivals You only like plays

Also Liked it more than My Fair Lady. Evoked more emotional reaction.

76
During previews
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like snappy dialogue about contemporary themes

Don't see it if You prefer intricate, dense shows like Travesties. You insist on understanding and relating to the motives of the actors.

85
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if If you like Christian Borle; a good score with at least two hummable tines: Lambeth Walk and Me and My Girl

Don't see it if If you don’t like very old revivals or double entendre comedy

91
Yerma
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You like extraordinary acting, the kind where you feel the pain of the actors and cry for them. You like creative staging.

Don't see it if If you or a family member is experiencing difficulty in conceiving a child.

90
Admissions
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if Like a well-written, well-acted play that created lots of food for thought.

Don't see it if You only like musicals or boring plays.

Also I see a lot of theater and this play continues my experience this seas... Read more Read less

10
Vietgone
Midtown W
Boring, Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if Enjoy wasting an evening watching one of the most trite plays ever written. You enjoy watching an amateurish production.

Don't see it if You value your time. You enjoy listening to engaging dialogue.

0
Thank God For Jokes
East Village
Boring

See it if Given the great review in the NYT, it was a HUGE letdown. Birbiglia simply was not funny. I didn't laugh even once. He has a very slow an

Don't see it if If you want to see good stand-up comedy