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New York City | 35-49 | Other
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Reviews (53)
100
During previews
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience a top-notch contemporary adaptation that mirrors the intensity Strindberg's play must have been received with in 1888

Don't see it if you don't want your nerves punctured.

70
Intelligent, Potential, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you are interested in a thought-provoking play about race relations, different perspectives, and misconceptions.

Don't see it if you are not interested in seeing a script in development. Great potential just needs to get it's point across in a less didactic way.

95
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to challenge your perception of what it means to be progressive and want to experience a smart, raw, theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you see things black and white and wish to keep it that way.

Also for those that think the plot is not realistic, it is based on a true ... Read more Read less

90
Great writing, Funny, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are overwhelmed by how easy lies are being believed and facts are being manipulated.

Don't see it if you are easily offended or take things out of context without waiting for the big picture.

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a new perspective on a classic. The yiddish translation elevated the musical. Surprised it took this long to happen in NY.

Don't see it if You are looking for a solid ensemble or production values, or a new point of view aside from the language.

79
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Slow, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an interesting intergenerational memory play with some fine acting and inventive staging.

Don't see it if you want a quick fix or an edgy play.

100
During previews
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience pure magic, crisp writing, sensual storytelling, on the edge of your seat production.

Don't see it if you hate language plays, noir style, stories about gentrification.

50
Disappointing, Dated, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you really want an escape and to see Bernadette Peters try her best outside her element.

Don't see it if you are expecting something different from the Channing production. It's a carbon copy.

1
During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Excruciating, Epic

See it if You can stand Andrew Garfield's awful performance.

Don't see it if You find Andrew Garfield's over the top disjointed and put on fayness offensive to gay men everywhere.

100
Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if The Band's Visit was human, honest, vulnerable, powerful and did not at any point sell out or cheapen the truth of the story.

Don't see it if you are oblivious to conflict between nations, love, power of music, subtext.

89
During previews
Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want a truly immersive experience juxtaposing the pains of revolution with the human spirit of resilience, joy and hope for change.

Don't see it if you want a static experience, and are not forgiving of some lagging moments that still need to be taut.

78
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you love the music so much you need to see all productions of it.

Don't see it if you think the leads are miscast, because they are.

69
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Clever

See it if you are interested in seeing an early effort to create a compelling Greek adaptation. Smart staging for that theater, and some fine acting.

Don't see it if you are expecting a cohesive blend of ideas. A lot going on: puppetry, dance, singing... Needs editing, dialogue revision, more mature hand.

Also It's a bright idea that deserves more attention. Hopefully they will k... Read more Read less

79
Intense, Intelligent, Edgy, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you want to see a play that depicts where our society is going through a clever adaptation of the novel. Directed and designed masterfully.

Don't see it if you are squirmish or very sensitive to violence depicted on stage.

Also I really wanted to LOVE it but had issues connecting with the lead act... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an exceptional adaptation of Trojan Women. Visceral, thought-provoking, engrossing.

Don't see it if you are not interested in queer culture.

70
During previews
Slow, Intelligent, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you want to see an attempt at an adaptation. Unfortunately they seem to have trimmed the novel instead of truly focusing it for the stage.

Don't see it if interpreting Mildred as a cruel one dimensional character will ruin the entire experience like it did me. Overshadowed the good.

79
Profound, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a play addressing how the economy has influenced racial relations in America. Act 1 could use some cutting but Act 2 is gold

Don't see it if you suffer from PTSD, are looking for a very active or uplifting play.

75
Confusing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You enjoy political dramas and are well informed on 1993 Oslo Accords. You want to see a cast and director turn a dissertation into a play.

Don't see it if You are looking for a well plotted and active human story where the female character is given as much dramatical weight as the men.

75
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see a new play elevated by the top notch acting, precise directing, and a unique love story dealing between mental health.

Don't see it if you are looking for a tight script. Writer needs to trust more and explain less. It should be a 60min play. Great potential though!

75
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a sophomoric fun night after or before drinks with friends.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play.

79
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a classic musical with great production values.

Don't see it if You want something edgy for today's standards.

100
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A witty existential female driven comedy full of delicious language and epic characters. Well written, acted, directed, and designed.

Don't see it if You don't like language plays.

95
Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez among other be EXQUISITE. Devastating and well written.

Don't see it if the directing is a miss unfortunately.

70
Confusing, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You want to learn about a librettist that worked with Mozart, Salieri, among others.

Don't see it if You prefer more mature actors, and less of a farcical approach to the subject at hand.

90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want good acting, directing, are a fan of writers like Albee, Chekhov, and want to see family issues depicted in an absorbing way.

Don't see it if You do not like plays from the 60s-70s.

61
Great design, Relevant, Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if theme trumps story for you. Some good acting from Gabriela Garcia and Darwin del Fabro. You want to support a latinx writer.

Don't see it if the lack of heart and human connection and a hit over the head direction would drive you up the wall.

Also Writer shies away from the themes through his structure and flowered l... Read more Read less

85
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to learn about a shero and how some things have changed, some have stayed the same, and others are in the threat of retrograding

Don't see it if you don't like staging in the round, or plays that are more intellectual than visceral.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Sexy, full of classical dance referneces, and really appreciated the story of Ferdinand owning his gender fluidity, and a female matador.

Don't see it if you are prudish.

80
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you like immersive theatre and have read the novel or seen the movie. It's incredibly participatory and "in your face".

Don't see it if you haven't read the trigger warnings. Everything listed in them is true.

Also Great acting. However the accents are quite thick; if I hadn't known t... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Churchill and Chavkin and want to see a gripping portrait of societal manipulation through religion and politics.

Don't see it if you prefer plays that have a linear structure.

Also The Butcher's monologue is one of the best pieces of writing in a cont... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Great writing, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are looking for a good comedy with extraordinary circumstances that accurately reflect a New York community.

Don't see it if you want a solid ensemble (some stand out performances). The direction was OK... the ebb and flow was a bit uneven.

90
Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in compelling storytelling, socio-political themes, amazing physicality. To the core it’s about being complicit.

Don't see it if you are a looking for overproduced razzle dazzle. It’s simple, clean, effective storytelling.

100
Clever, Great acting, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a riveting adaptation of Lorca's Yerma. Theatrical, raw, and emotional. Entire cast gives it their all. Supremely directed.

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment. I would say not for someone suffering PTSD as it is a very emotionally raw production.

100
Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Follies finally done right.

Don't see it if you are a purist.

80
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan or new to Albee. It's a worthy attempt with some good acting. Nice production but some moments were brushed over.

Don't see it if you prefer more active plays with large ensembles.

69
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting

See it if you want to see great acting.

Don't see it if you want a more concise plot, and less formulaic dialogue.

80
Funny, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a snapshot of a family during the election.

Don't see it if you are looking for something with a lot of action.

100
During previews
Engrossing, Exquisite, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to be woke by a timely play that exposes the manipulation and complexities of human beings and our flawed legal system.

Don't see it if You want entertainment to forget about our current societal problems.

85
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in seeing how people step up during times of crisis.

Don't see it if you are looking for a comedy.

70
Exquisite, Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if you are interested in one man and his mother's history in the indie theater movement. The acting is formidable, and it is well directed.

Don't see it if you are looking for a well balanced story. It's a true homage to two individuals, nothing more, nothing less.

Also You might get some NY theatre history out of it, but at the end of the... Read more Read less

90
Masterful, Great staging, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to provoke your mind and your heart.

Don't see it if you do not like experimental or political theatre.

50
During previews
Clever, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a beautiful looking indie production that misses the mark on so many levels.

Don't see it if You are a big fan of the play and wish more attention was spent on the acting, chemistry, moments and themes than on clever staging.

Also The human soundscape was very loud and distracting and needs an editin... Read more Read less

79
Dated, Entertaining, Great acting, Important, Ambitious

See it if you want to support an important revival and theatre in Queens. It's not the best musical but the importance of the message surpasses that.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fast paced show, it drags quite a bit... BUT it's an important show and probably wont be revived again anytime soon.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you are looking for a delightful and imaginative show for the entire family. Deals with themes of acceptance which is nice.

Don't see it if you are looking for something closer to the source material. It's definitely watered down Disney.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Fun for everyone with great orchestrations and choreography.

Don't see it if You want to support a new musical.

70
Ambitious, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want a history lesson on LGBT issues and an impeccable performance by Harvey Fierstein.

Don't see it if The writing style is a bit dated and the cast was a mixed bag.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want a sweet night at the theater, with beautiful music and orchestrations.

Don't see it if You prefer something edgy.

90
Edgy, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like edgy and engrossing plays that deal with family, and war vets.

Don't see it if You do not like dark plays.

100
Entertaining, Exquisite, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love Lillian Helman, outstanding acting and directing.

Don't see it if You don't like period plays.

100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love Sondheim, great directing, and acting.

Don't see it if You don't like the show to begin with.