Andy 6302

New York City

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Reviews (30)
Aggressively witless, torture

See it if Only if your close friends with a cast member and you are under some kind of obligation.

Don't see it if You don't want to waste an evening on a stultifying, offensively bad show.

Also I only went to this show because it had the great Everett Quinton in i... Read more Read less

The White Chip
Midtown E
Different, Heartbreaking, Hilarious, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want a rollicking good time in the theatre--that helps you understand addiction in an entertaining and ultimately moving way.

Don't see it if you are one of the few people left who is offended by a few four letter words.

Also While most plays and movies about addiction are depressing cautionary ... Read more Read less

During previews
Dated, Good acting

See it if you admire the acting of Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald.

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity.

Also Hand high hopes for this show because of the cast, but it is a tough s... Read more Read less

All My Sons
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want to see what may be Arthur Miller's best play performed by a a top-rate cast.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the well-made play.

Also This show could not be more relevant today as the whole country is bei... Read more Read less

Happy Talk
Midtown W
And a great waste of talent, Indulgent, Banal

See it if You need a nap.

Don't see it if you want to see Marin Ireland, Susan Sarandon, and Daniel Oreskes in a vehicle worthy of them.

Also I've like Jesse Eisenberg's work in the past. This is a complete misfi... Read more Read less

Hilarious, Great writing, And moving

See it if You want to see the best musical on Broadway.

Don't see it if you are offended by a hilarious attack on the hypocrisies in the bible.

Also I REALLY loved this show. ... Read more Read less

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You are a big fan of mediocre sitcom writing.

Don't see it if You are expecting any insight into straight white men.

Midtown E
Energetic but cartoonish

See it if You REALLY want to see EVERY shot of the 1973 Battle of the Sexes match recreated.

Don't see it if You are looking for any new insights into the battle of the sexes.

Also I'm a big fan of Billie Jean King and wanted to like this play. But th... Read more Read less

Provocative idea, poor execution

See it if You can wade through a lot of unnecessary dialogue to get to some interesting plot points.

Don't see it if Want to see a controversial topic elucidated.

Also There are the bones of a good play here. But the staging does NOT put ... Read more Read less

Harry Clarke
West Village
Smart, surprising, creative, funny and dark

See it if You enjoy tour-de-force acting, a smart script, and a plot that takes surprising turns.

Don't see it if You cannot abide one-person shows--even with a master such as Crudup.

Also Haven't had such a good time in the theatre in a long time. Crudup is ... Read more Read less

Arcadia (PTP)
Absorbing, Resonant, Great acting, Challenging

See it if You want to experience one of Tom Stoppard's best and most challenging shows in an intimate setting with a super cast.

Don't see it if You're not ready to listen carefully to the dizzying play of ideas in this show.

Also I'd seen god Broadway and West End productions of ARCADIA before and a... Read more Read less

During previews
Pity in History
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You like thought-provoking plays about major issues such as war, art, life and death. There are echoes of Beckett and even Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You're not ready to concentrate on a lively and sometimes funny but dense serious play.

Great show

See it if You love a show with a great book and cast that makes wonderful use of the Estefan songs.

Don't see it if You don't like fun.


See it if You really LOVE sophomoric humor.

Don't see it if You like jokes that are really funny.

Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Engaging, funny, worthwhile

See it if You love great ensemble acting and an intelligent comedy that is though-provoking as well.

Don't see it if Can't think of a good reason not to go!

Misses the mark, Indulgent, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you want to see what all the fuss is about, but be prepared to be bored.

Don't see it if you want any real insight into interracial relationships.

Also A lot of potential here, but the playwright undercuts it with an overl... Read more Read less

The Great Society
Upper W Side
Witless, no insight, amateurish

See it if On second thought, DON'T see it.

Don't see it if you value your time.

Also One of the more aggressively bad shows I've seen on Broadway. These ar... Read more Read less

Great staging, Lively, Moving, Entertaining, Bold

See it if you want an absorbing experience and a classic story told in an innovative way that carries you along from start to finish.

Don't see it if you like neither jazz nor folk music.

Also From the moment Andre de Shields takes the stage this show is a unique... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Rare miss, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you don't know anything about how Rupert Murdoch, the anti-Christ, came to power.

Don't see it if you want real insight into how Murdoch destroyed journalism and turned the Western World to the right.

Also I've much admired James Graham's work--especially THIS HOUSE about the... Read more Read less

Raunchy, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You are a big fan of bad fart jokes.

Don't see it if You want to see the great Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen, and Julie White in a vehicle that is worthy of them.

Also Julie White made me laugh at the opening, but when Lane and Nielsen st... Read more Read less

On Beckett
Absorbing, Entertaining, Illuminating

See it if Want insight into the writing of Samuel Beckett told & performed by a passionate, talented and intelligent fan in Bill Irwin

Don't see it if you are expecting a narrative play.

Also This is just about a perfect production--a combination of Irwin's insi... Read more Read less

Good for Otto
Midtown W
Great cast, bad play, worse staging

See it if You just HAVE to see these great actors try to make something of this muddle of a play.

Don't see it if you like plays that are engaging and dramatic.

Also I was SO looking forward to seeing this excellent cast. But the play i... Read more Read less

Charming and moving

See it if You like John Lithgow and great story telling.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows.

Also John Lithgow is a treasure--and a great actor. He acts out two short s... Read more Read less

Dated, Disappointing, Offensive

See it if You are a Terrence McNally "completist" and need to see this 1971 dud.

Don't see it if You are offended by a lead character who revels in being a sociopath.

Also Hard to understand why this was revived. It's a game cast, but what mi... Read more Read less

Raunchy, Overlong, not nearly funny enough

See it if You're down with John Leguizamo no matter what.

Don't see it if You really want a lesson in Latinx history or are offended by some of his sterotypes--as was I.

Also I've enjoyed him in the past. His act is wearing thin--much as Tracy U... Read more Read less

Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Belongs in smaller theatre, Dated, Sit-commy

See it if you're ready for a 1990s sit com about caregiving and illness. It does have good supporting performances from Celia Weston and Jack DiFalco.

Don't see it if you want a less dated and serious exploration of these issues.

The Encounter
Midtown W

See it if for Simon McBurney who is a good actor, but don't invite him to dinner because ask him one question and he won't stop for two hours.

Don't see it if you are annoyed by slim stories posing as "innovative theater."

A nice diversion from current political season

See it if You love Irving Berlin songs.

Don't see it if You're expecting a stage version of the old movie. This is more of a revue.

Midtown W

See it if Possibly for Denis Arndt and if you can't get along without seeing Mary Louise Parker.

Don't see it if You don't want to be bored out of your mind.


See it if You can't get along without seeing Joel Grey (who is good in it). But most are misdirected to play broad farce rather than subtle comedy.

Don't see it if You like to see Chekhov done well.