Ali G

New York City

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Reviews (155)
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During previews
Indulgent, Quirky, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if Want to say that you saw everything by this author. Amusing but often overworked and confusing as what was intended. Second half better than

Don't see it if Expect good comedy or alternatively thought provoking theater.

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During previews
Relevant, Indulgent, Intelligent

See it if Like LaBute’s work- as this is consistent with other pieces. LaBute touches important issues and feelings, but then shys away.

Don't see it if Don’t like monologues-two of pieces are monologues by not terribly sympathetic people.Object to women being portrayed as silly or dumb

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Absorbing, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if Wish to experience Absorbing theater with outstanding performances concerning relevant issues.

Don't see it if Space is difficult and often uncomfortable.

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Outstanding, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Touching thought provoking theater at its best

Don't see it if Can not think of a reason— except ladies room line situation is a Disaster.Come o—surely there is a way for less bars and more stalls

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Cliched, Funny, Disappointing

See it if Like cliched situation comedy of young couple with obnoxious parents and absurd characters, and do not mind uncomfortable basement theater

Don't see it if Do not like overacted cliches one actress used voice is continuously shrill and grating. Not clever enough for farce.

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Clever, Quirky, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if Totally enjoyable experience. Fun, silly and tasty— with some explosions of comic brilliance.

Don't see it if You want your Shakespeare “ straight”.

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During previews
Amateurish, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if Show drops or improves the very bad accents. Lead excessively stiff and wooden. Only female lead believable- she deserves better.

Don't see it if Dislike that a potentially interesting story is poorly told. Jumping back and forth in time is confusing and serves no purpose. Bad acting

Also Unnecessary savaging of historic characters for no purpose. Accents so... Read more Read less

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Clever, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if Like unusual charming shows. Likely the single hand segments best of all— some hilarious. Hint: do not sit in first row- harms some effects

Don't see it if Looking for traditional Broadway or one man show( plus there are 2 people)

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Disappointing, Indulgent, Ambitious, Funny

See it if Like one person shows. Show has funny/touching moments but too long, meandering and portions difficult to understand. Overly sentimental.

Don't see it if Do not like one man shows or have trouble with heavy accents.Portions overly long and repetitive

Also Theater FREEZING

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During previews
Disappointing, Funny, Clever, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if Good acting by all actors, but each trapped in cliched almost comic book role. Song by Betty 2 at end was highlight- wish more like it.

Don't see it if Expect a message or original thought - expect more from MCC. Saying Pussy constantly is NOT a breakthrough or innovative.

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During previews
Disappointing, Intelligent, Intense, Great acting

See it if Want to see Outstanding acting despite overlong and often poorly written script. Children poorly imagined- sometimes ridiculously so

Don't see it if Do not like one person shows and/or graphic deeply disturbing materials.

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During previews
Painful, Intense, Great acting

See it if Like author. Original treatment of painful material. Great acting- particularly second portion

Don't see it if Avoid painful and/or overly long monologues. Find the third portion to be revolting and boring and not celebratory

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Quirky, Clever

See it if Enjoyable work by talented performers. Funny and charming

Don't see it if Basically feels like a work in progress and although some moments funny, not halarious

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Great dancing, Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if Like outstanding imaginative dancing that unscores the themes. Uneven, but generally very good cast, presents several thoughtful issues.

Don't see it if Tired of still another diatribe against Trump. Tries to deal with too many issues. Some pieces condescending and objectionable.

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Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Well acted fascinating story. Excellent use of simple, limited staging

Don't see it if Looking for lavish production or do not like one person shows. I Wish they had added photo of adult Charlotte

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During previews
Fun, Intelligent, Great singing, Clever

See it if Another delightful musical from York. Great singing- with tunes where the words matter.

Don't see it if Upset by unconventional lifestyles and/or swearing

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Slow, Quirky, Indulgent, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You see it on a better day— this was particularly bad and even Randy alluded to it. Rants, more than humor. Poor choices of participants

Don't see it if Want laughs rather than a few chuckles. Do not care for existential philosophizing without depth or clarity. All acceptable- if only was fun

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During previews
Quirky, Hilarious, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if Silly charming fun. Delightful evening at theater

Don't see it if Not fluent in English or do not like word play.

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During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Relevant play well acted by both leads

Don't see it if Expect supporting actors and material to advance and develop story and motivation. Instead- sketchy characters, not well written

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Touching, Great music, Quirky, Intelligent, Funny

See it if Great music, touching story but narration sometimes too over indulgent and sophomoric with its own “cuteness” .

Don't see it if Do not like klezmer music and/or object to repeated overuse of sexual humor ( or heavy handed attempts at same).

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Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Enjoy charming intelligent thoughtful and thought provoking performance. Particularly relevant now.

Don't see it if Do not like one man shows

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During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious

See it if Intense drama of disfunctional family and disfunctional relationships. Has great potential but most of characters not developed .

Don't see it if Hoping for a more productive examination of factors and issues that lead to 1976 Village riot.

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During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great writing

See it if Like “black comedy” dealing with important issues. Well written although ending seemed contrived

Don't see it if Do not like very talky plays or discussions of deep dark subject ( even with humorous interchanges)

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Thought-provoking, Disturbing, Funny, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Well acted depiction of possibilities and how things could go terribly wrong. He was particularly strongly and sympathetic.

Don't see it if Disturbing discussions bother you. Writing and points sometimes overdone and excessive.

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Fun, Charming, Humorous

See it if Informative charming monologue about life as a cab driver and otherwise in New York. Highly enjoyable

Don't see it if Do not like one person shows

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Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if Thoroughly enjoyable show. Well written, good acting and not preaching. But will never look at ducks same way again

Don't see it if Looking for big Broadway production.

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During previews
Poor acting, Confusing, Indulgent, Talented musicians

See it if want evening of excellent music and don’t care about script, acting or story. Interesting visuals- but for many, not clear what or why.

Don't see it if You are a Toscanini fan and want to learn about him.Instead, poorly portrayed “one liners,”absent of any of Maestro’s charisma or passion.

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During previews
Intelligent, Uneven, Funny, Clever

See it if Like intelligent humor.First hour very good-sometimes brilliant—but last 15 minutes falters badly.Suggest contest for better State 1 liners

Don't see it if Hold strong political beliefs and cannot take any criticism of them , however accurate

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During previews
Great dancing, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if Intelligent nuanced story with excellent singing. Two of numbers were special enough to go just for them. Believable characters

Don't see it if Expect big production numbers. Issue with hearing some of characters

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Humorous, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Somewhat humorous cliche retelling of old story. Unusual only in its taking place in Ghana.

Don't see it if Looking for theater to say or do something innovative. Disappointed that overly cliched and no “ special” moment

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During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting

See it if You are a Channing and/or Dancy fans. Intelligent, often funny, play.

Don't see it if Second half somewhat a cop-out and confusing .Pertinent relevant topic- but not adequately explored.

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During previews
Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if Early preview. Potential but needs to be tightened up. Excellent acting.

Don't see it if Currently slow with too many stated but not adequately developed issues/ themes.

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During previews
Quirky, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if Like quirky funny human comedy. Although second short play faltered and dragged, the delightful last short made up for it.

Don't see it if Like more traditional and less quirky theater. Better if know the books which are the center of the last play.

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During previews
Absurd, Silly, Overrated

See it if You like a very silly plot made worse by difficulty with some of accents. Second half is much better than first

Don't see it if You think British humor is smart and witty. This is like Monty Python wolithout the intelligence.

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Uneven acting, Boring, Absurd, Pretentious, Dull

See it if I can not think of a reason unless family or friend of one of actors. Dull and pretentious. There were a few good and/or promising actors

Don't see it if Expect subtlety or good theater. At times, it was a comic parody of what it intended

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Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if Well acted, thoughtful examination of human progress and dilemma .

Don't see it if Show at times is a thinly disguised, although always interesting, lecture

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During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Disappointing

See it if Want to see a great enchanting Desdemona and a sometime excellent Iago.

Don't see it if Many of racist lines make little sense when Rodrigo (a spurned suitor) is also black.Othello lacked charisma and too soon became “unhinged”

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During previews
Intelligent, Depressing, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if Good acting in play about relevant issue. Grand daughters both particularly good

Don't see it if Do not want to be totally depressed. Dealing with End of life of mother in a particularly disfunctional family

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During previews
Superficial, Repetitive, Slow, Disappointing

See it if The show is tightened up — including replacing the absurd strawmen with more realistic possibilities and options. Now stiff lacking nuance

Don't see it if Want realistic portrayal of issues— not cardboard figures and fake alternatives. Very SLOW and largely predictable.

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During previews
Interesting, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if Wish to see good cast in an unfortunately not well developed play. First act stronger than second.

Don't see it if Want a story, character development and resolution. Like the Sister, too much is missing

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Great music, Educational, Quirky, Clever

See it if Fun original show, surprisingly educational.

Don't see it if Looking for polished production. Do not like loud music

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During previews
Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Like to see accomplished actors even if in inferior work. Has a few good moments but generally boring.

Don't see it if Dislike a inconsistent work that never seems to know whether intends to be intelligent or just absurd. At times just weird. Never moving.

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Clever, Charming, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Sweet entertaining evening out. Some songs much better than others

Don't see it if If looking for big broadway show.

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During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Absorbing thought provoking show- with humorous parts. Expect it to be a future hit.

Don't see it if You have problem with sitting a long time. Over 2 1/4 hours. Scene with dead deer was very hard to take and think was unnecessary.

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During previews
Disappointing, Boring, Sexist

See it if Want to see JL no matter how bad the material. Used to say I would watch him recite the alphabet— that would have been preferable. No nuance

Don't see it if Object to objectionable dull story, greatly overdone. Second act is better but there also always full throttle, with no variation

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During previews
Riveting, Intense, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if Amazing immersive experience- joyful, sad and at times frightening

Don't see it if You have mobility issues- there is no way/place to just sit and watch.

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During previews
Overly long, Quirky, Intelligent, Clever, Disappointing

See it if intelligent but confusing drama. (Spent much of the 2 intermissions explaining the relationships) based on historical people .

Don't see it if Like clear story line or expect characters to develop and not just age. Sometimes almost annoyingly “cartoonish. “

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Fluffy, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like sweet amusing plays. Enjoyable evening

Don't see it if Looking for profound, hilarious or memorable

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During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if Extremely well acted one man performance. Still not sure whether the poignant self examination at end helped or hurt Show.

Don't see it if Dislike one man shows and/or campy bitchy characters.

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During previews
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if Like ununusual, thought provoking and often disturbing drama. Do not need a story.Still not sure what message is intended

Don't see it if Lack of a story bothers you. Disjointed segments, some are upsetting.