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50-64 | Male

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Reviews (51)
85
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like smart, different and ORIGINAL musicals.

Don't see it if If you enjoy more conventional musicals with an orchestra and a love story.

69
During previews
Cliched

See it if You like your drama light. Well directed and appealing cast.

Don't see it if You are expecting a play as thoughtful and engaging as Wohl’s SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS. This is a paint-by-number play. It needs to aim higher.

90
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy intelligent, heartfelt and human dramadies. Adam Driver is exceptional!

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy romantic, old school plays.

Also I saw the original production and feel Adam Driver gives as magnetic a... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great acting

See it if You admire the work of Arthur Miller. Riveting performances by Tracy Letts and Annette Bening.

Don't see it if You are distracted by uneven direction and weak performances by supporting players.

Also Annette Bening is the strongest element here. She deserves better than... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Ink
Must see, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You enjoy intelligent drama. Jonny Lee Miller commands the stage. Fine ensemble by the supporting cast too.

Don't see it if You hate either British imports or Rupert Murdoch.

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Confusing, Funny

See it if Like challenging plays about morally unlikable characters.

Don't see it if You have no patience for highly flawed, morally questionable characters.

Also The chemistry between Feiffer and Linklater is palpable and is the bes... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It meets its critical acclaim. Great stage craft and acting!!

Don't see it if You can’t sit through long plays.

88
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy seeing 3 stage pros bringing their gifts to a funny and challenging new play.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a simple minded comedy. Some of plot is decidedly absurd.

70
During previews
Ambitious

See it if You love Quincy Tyler Bernstine and are fascinated by fresh new plays.

Don't see it if You are expecting a conventional historical drama.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You love Irish plays and storytelling sling with masterful acting.

Don't see it if If you like plays with strong dramatic, physical action.

78
Thought-provoking

See it if You are looking for a play about a very topical social issue.

Don't see it if You dislike formulaic “issue” plays.

85
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like good, solid drama effectively acted by a wonderful ensemble of actors.

Don't see it if You don’t connect to stories about young men.

80
During previews
Ambitious, Epic

See it if You love Bryan Cranston. His performance transcends the often overwhelming production design.

Don't see it if You think less is more in theatrical design. The use of video in the show is constant.

75
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy intelligent drama about different cultures.

Don't see it if You prefer more action and less melodrama in plays.

77
During previews
Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy the blend of drama and intellectual discourse.

Don't see it if You enjoy high impact dramatic action.

Also I found this to be one of Stoppard’s more accessible plays. Very nicel... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy quirky, witty, company devised theatre. I particularly liked that it didn’t talk down to children. This show is for everybody!

Don't see it if If you believe children should be not seen and not heard in the theatre.

69
“hunh?”

See it if You enjoy slight plays with charming comic performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for some there there in a play.

Also I was hoping to hear a fresh, new voice satirizing the political corre... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Cliched

See it if You like special effects and amazing puppetry.

Don't see it if You are expecting the score, book and direction to be as entertaining and skillful as the puppetry. Not Broadway caliber.

88
During previews
Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like smart, gentle plays. Beautifully acted by 3 generations of actors. Brava Elaine May.

Don't see it if If you like drama drawn on a large scale.

66
Great singing

See it if You love the songs of Lieberman & Stoller, high energy performers and non-stop music.

Don't see it if If you don’t like Leiber & Stoller and prefer musicals with characters and a plot.

65
During previews
Disappointing

See it if You really like Janet McTeer.

Don't see it if If you really like Janet McTeer and you are expecting a play worthy of her and her two co-stars. Too long.

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if This play is a beautiful slice of humanity. There is not one weak link in the large cast.

Don't see it if This play may be too low key for some theatre goers.

80
Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Thoroughly entertaining with wonderful musical performances and above average book for a juke box musical.

Don't see it if You don’t like Carole King or you not nostalgic for the music of the 50’s and 60’s.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if A striking play steeped in poltics, anger and shocking violence. Dramatic not gratuitous. Stephen Rea gives a commanding performance. Bold.

Don't see it if Someone may not want to see this play if they are disturbed by violent acts.

84
Great singing, Must see, Entertaining

See it if The score of CAROUSEL never grows old and Justin Peck’s choreography will make your heart leap and break at the same time.

Don't see it if The dramatic plot of domestic abuse is not really addressed.

30
Insipid, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if If you enjoy Disney channel tween sitcoms.

Don't see it if If you enjoy mature, witty, musicals about human beings.

Also I appreciate this show is geared for a younger generation but this pro... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a lover of Glenda Jackson and modern interpretations of Shakespeare. This is an exciting production chock full of ideas.

Don't see it if You are a purist about Shakespeare or suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder. It runs 3.5 hours and is, at times, somewhat sloppy.

Also I was surprised at how engaged I was by the production. Jackson, Ruth ... Read more Read less

46
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see Susan Sarandon “live”.

Don't see it if You are expecting this talented cast to be in an intelligent play. HAPPY TALK gives new meaning to hackneyed and uninspired.

50
During previews
Cliched, Insipid

See it if You are a fan of the movie or the talented performers in the production.

Don't see it if You are expecting a modern look at gender roles. This male driven show is as misguided as the original movie.

Also There is no “why” for this show other than to cash in on the brand. It... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Great staging, Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You like modern looks at classic musicals. This is a production brimming with imagination .

Don't see it if You think musical theatre classics should not be tampered with.

85
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if If you enjoy the blend of play and politics. Long live Heidi Schreck!

Don't see it if You are politically conservative.

100
During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like to laugh and cry at the same time. Metcalf is yet again astounding. A smart and beautiful play.

Don't see it if You hate the Clintons are not open to seeing their humanity - especially Hillary’s.

68
During previews
Clever

See it if You enjoy John Larroquette. He is the best part of the production .

Don't see it if You are expecting a play as good as HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES or SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION.

75
During previews
Funny, Intelligent

See it if If you like smart, funny and pointed plays.

Don't see it if You are bored by plays about Hollywood and show business.

83
During previews
Great acting

See it if This is a fine production of a solid American play. Paul Dano becomes a real stage actor with his performance.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you are predisposed to disliking Sam Shepard. This production is not a new vision of the play.

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you love this show you will be amazed with this vibrant production. It is so ALIVE.

Don't see it if Don’t see this show if you have no patience for fantastical folk tales and you never liked the show to begin with.

100
Absorbing, Must see, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You treasure unique theatrical experiences.

Don't see it if You only enjoy traditional plays with characters and a 4th wall.

Also I was very deeply moved by the experience of NASSIM. Truly, truly an u... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if You enjoy charming, sweetly comic plays. Amazing ensemble.

Don't see it if You enjoy more turgid drama.

53
During previews
Cliched, Slow, Reverential

See it if You are obsessed with anything related to TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.

Don't see it if You are expecting a fresh look at this great novel.

Also I love the novel but this play does not capture the full scope of that... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Great singing, Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like a great big bowl of cheerful musical comedy.

Don't see it if Your standard of musical theatre is Sondheim.

Also THE PROM doesn’t reinvent the wheel but it is thoroughly entertaining ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You treasure going to the theater. This show is as perfect as it gets - art and craft combined.

Don't see it if Your attention span is limited and/or you like fluff.

Also THE FERRYMAN is definitely a highlight in all my 40+ years of seeing t... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Intelligent

See it if You want to see two wonderful performances by Tavi Gevinson and J. Alphonse Nicholson.

Don't see it if You are expecting a fresh perspective on student “radicals” during the Vietnam war.

66
During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy a contemporary discussion of modern gender roles.

Don't see it if It runs 60 minutes. Way too short for a full experience.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if See this this show if you enjoy unique theatrical pieces. Interesting subject matter and masterful performance by Kathryn Hunter.

Don't see it if May be too unique for some theatre goers.

95
During previews
Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky, Funny

See it if If you like silly, sweet perfectly performed comedies.

Don't see it if You think plays should be serious and have a message.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Russell Harvard gives a must-see performance. The emotional content of the play rings true and is genuinely moving.

Don't see it if The plot line may be confusing for audience members and the theme of faith may be off-putting for some.

77
Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if Not all clever theatrical ideas work but this one does. It is both funny and pointed. The lead, Gregg Mozgala, gives a flawless performance.

Don't see it if Some theatre goers believe Shakespeare should never be tampered with.

75
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Fun and funny. The performances are honestly drawn making for an enjoyable ride.

Don't see it if Some theatre goers may find the behavior of the sons juvenile and use of transpeople to be pretentious.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if Girls & Boys is a richly emotional experience. The story telling is beautifully crafted. Carey Mulligan’s performance is towering.

Don't see it if The story may be too dark for some people.

77
Great acting

See it if Lois Smith, J. Smith Cameron and Johanna Day together in a new play is as good reason as any to see this play.

Don't see it if The play is a tad too long with a few loose ends in the narrative.