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Reviews (105)
90
Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing
November 22nd, 2022

See it if You have or haven't seen ITW before. Prob the best production since the original.

Don't see it if You don't think that ITW has anything more to bring tell you. There's really no good reason to miss this.

100
Resonant, Refreshing, Intense, Delightful, Absorbing
November 22nd, 2022

See it if You have or haven't seen Fiddler before. It takes on an deeper significance it Yiddish not less.

Don't see it if You can't get past having to read the show, although the titles are well displayed and easy to follow (in english or russian)

10
During previews
KPOP (Broadway)
Midtown W
Insipid, Great dancing, Excruciating, Great singing, Disappointing
November 22nd, 2022

See it if You're a fan of KPOP. But that's the only reason

Don't see it if I you are looking for anything other than good KPOP singing and dancing. Forget any semblance of a story or character development.

90
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever
May 17th, 2022

See it if you're looking for a fully entertaining escape. Want a cross between a show and a concert. you're a bit of an anglophile.

Don't see it if you are looking for a linear plot line or story. Looking for a story to be told to you. Need something deep(er) to be entertained.

60
The Vagrant Trilogy
East Village
Poorly cast, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing
May 17th, 2022

See it if You have a particular interest in the subject matter. The difficult subject was handled with care.

Don't see it if If the leads are out. Understudies were not able to handle the acting needs. Easily boring, the play is longer than needed to make its point

25
Poorly focused/directed, Insipid, Cliched
November 3rd, 2021

See it if you don't mind a light-hearted look at teen angst and suicide.

Don't see it if you think teen suicide is something to be glossed over

Also Shows leave me happy, sad, disappointed, elated, etc. But few leave me... Read more Read less

95
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
November 3rd, 2021

See it if you are looking for a good, fun time filled with laughs and a great score. It's the best kind of fluff, enjoyably goofy and well done.

Don't see it if you need something deep. Or if you saw the original off-broadway production and remember it fondly, especially the ending coup de théâtre

80
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Fluffy, Good ensemble
May 4th, 2018

See it if you can let yourself go and just enjoy a well written and crafted farce, done in verse. No great messages or meaning just good fun.

Don't see it if need something more than light enjoyable ball of fluff evening. You aren't up to paying attention to follow the proceedings. Its complicated

Also If you've seen and enjoyed other David Ives' adaptations. I can't thin... Read more Read less

70
Great writing, Disappointing, Poorly directed, Thought-provoking
April 26th, 2018

See it if you are anxious to see Danzel or if you want to see any production of this amazing play. The play is a masterpiece.

Don't see it if you're looking for a definitive version of Iceman. Can't sit for 4 hours without focusing purely on the dialogue. Need light entertainment

Also I have nothing with which to compare this. My first exposure to Iceman... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Funny, Energetic
April 25th, 2018

See it if you are a fan of the movie and Tina Faye. Show is fun and funny, a highly committed energetic cast. Propelled along by Nicholaw direction.

Don't see it if if you need something more than fluffy. This tries to be more than it ends up. Score is forgettable, but serviceable.

Also This show is like a musical on cocaine. Written skillfully enough with... Read more Read less

85
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Clever, Great ensemble
April 25th, 2018

See it if you enjoy a well written and acted play. A look into human interaction; choice, trust, truth and what is ethical under what circumstance.

Don't see it if you want a show with Captain America style action. This is dialogue driven with 4 standout performance.

Also This is really beautiful ensemble acting. Everyone comes out looking g... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Inspired
December 19th, 2017

See it if u want to hear 1 of Ahrens & Flaherty best scores woven into a pleasant story told with creative staging by talented cast. Light-hearted fun

Don't see it if you’re not a “musical person” or into “Fairy Tale” storylines. We get the clichés, children tale, gods and star-crossed lovers.

Also Big news here is the staging. We enter a Caribbean beach village reple... Read more Read less

78
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dense, Thought-provoking
December 15th, 2017

See it if you are interested what was behind 80’s market scandals. Beautifully staged and well-acted. If you enjoyed the Big Short or Madoff stories.

Don't see it if Money manipulation is of no interest. If you don’t want to concentrate hard to follow the dense dialogue and plot with supporting concepts.

Also Set in the 1980’s this play is, unfortunately, very relevant today. Th... Read more Read less

85
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant
December 14th, 2017

See it if you would, foremost, like an acting masterclass. Crudup mesmerizing. Odd story of self fluidity, What if u aren't who you're supposed to be

Don't see it if you don't like 1 man show, need intricate sets or staging. While no nudity, content is highly sexual.

Also Start with an incredible performance. Crudup plays somewhere around 11... Read more Read less

95
Great staging, Great acting, Must see, Classic, Revisit
December 4th, 2017

See it if you have any interest in seeing classic golden age musicals done as they are rarely done. New cast is still great and production first rate

Don't see it if you just hate musicals. Even if they're done amazingly well.

Also Revisited, Bernadette and the rest of the new cast are terrific All yo... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Entertaining, Disappointing, Splashy
November 9th, 2017

See it if you know who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Have a kid to bring with you. Are looking to see your ticket price on the stage.

Don't see it if you need something other than flash in a show. Have no interest in cartoonish characters (besides the fact they are cartoons).

Also Note: Early in previews.... Read more Read less

92
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fun
November 2nd, 2017

See it if you are looking for a delightful evening of good entertainment. Good cast, fun music and funny script makes this great entertainment.

Don't see it if you are looking for a big musical or if your're not in the mood for fun fluff. But you're missing out.

Also What a terrific fun romp. I was not in the mood to be out and entertai... Read more Read less

60
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Missed opportunity
October 31st, 2017

See it if You did not see the original. 2 very good central performances. Interested in seeing a real truth is stranger than fiction story.

Don't see it if You have fond memories of the original production, script and performances. Are expecting some inspired concept from Taymor. Warning: Nudity

Also There are two very good central performance from Owen and Ha, although... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great revival, Relevant
October 16th, 2017

See it if you want a first rate comic drama. Some great performances. Urie and Ruehl are worth seeing in anything, especially something so satisfying

Don't see it if Gay themed plays are not entertaining. If you don’t want to tarnish your memories of the original production.

Also This play was ahead of its time. The gay protagonist’s search for love... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Violent, Interesting
September 20th, 2017

See it if You’re interested in a dystopian view of the world. Nicely choreographed staging. Performances are first rate with a strong central actor.

Don't see it if You are a fan of the movie. There is excessive violence, not too graphically depicted. Heavy English accents make it hard to understand

Also Clockwork on stage holds to the book and movie themes, but doesn’t add... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great staging
August 31st, 2017

See it if you want to see something with a heart. By the end, the transition of the characters seems heartfelt. Great staging effects (chase scene).

Don't see it if you didn't think the movie made any sense or wasn't funny. It's not the best show ever, but fun, funny, clever and entertaining.

Also Andy Karl is giving a terrific, funny, energetic performance (he alway... Read more Read less

60
War Paint
Midtown W
Banal, Great singing, Dull
August 31st, 2017

See it if You are a fan of the stars. There is some great singing happening in a fair to middling show.

Don't see it if you want a transporting musical. This didn't have character development, maybe because the main character don't meet till end.

79
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Disturbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking
June 29th, 2017

See it if can handle a dark, intense and disturbing view of a (all to familiar) dystonian world. Excellent performances, Birney, Wilde, Sturridge.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show that is decidedly happy. Warnings: bright lights, violence blood, gunshots, torture and loud noise.

Also Okay, this show is NOT for the casual theater goer out for a fun night... Read more Read less

80
Zero Hour
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Dated
June 21st, 2017

See it if you have fond memories of Zero Mostel. He lived in interesting times and was an interesting person.

Don't see it if you have no idea who Zero was or care.

Also Zero lived through interesting times, including Mccarthyism. His stori... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking
June 21st, 2017

See it if you want to see a thoughtful, beautifully acted play. While being surprisingly very funny, DH2 gives you a lot to consider.

Don't see it if you can't sit through a talky show. Not much of a set and not much action.

Also Very thoughtful play written about various relationships. Nora, of A D... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Delightful, Fluffy, Fun
June 21st, 2017

See it if you enjoy farcical, punny, slapsticky humor. Think Marx Brothers. Wonderful cast. Well done spoof about greed and corruption.

Don't see it if you don't find slapstick and puns funny. Or can't accept over-the-top performances.

Also Let’s face it, we’re not talking high-minded theater here. But what we... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Somebody's Daughter
Upper W Side
Cliched, Disappointing, Banal
June 5th, 2017

See it if you want to see a new play which still need to be worked on. Maybe mothers and daughters will find more in this play than others.

Don't see it if you want to see something that comes across like a work in progress. It is very cliched writing and poorly performed.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent
June 5th, 2017

See it if you enjoy Guare's writing done very well. A bit dated but still relevant serious fun. Janney and Hickey are great with strong support.

Don't see it if do not want to deal with class and race issues.Told with great humor we are asked to think about things Be aware of full frontal male nudity

Also If you saw the original, this may not make you for get that production... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Magic
June 5th, 2017

See it if you are a fan of magic and mentalism. Brown is a very entertaining performer with a very clever portfolio of tricks. Highly entertaining.

Don't see it if you are not into a magic show. Brown's tricks are done with aplomb and great staging, but likely you've seen them or something like them.

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great ensemble acting
May 2nd, 2017

See it if you want to see a wonderfully written, beautifully staged and masterfully acted piece of theater. Deals with censorship and human relations.

Don't see it if you are looking for a story of happier events. This is a heavy story that deals with controversial and unhappy and tough historical events.

Also What a beautifully written and staged show, with one of the best ensem... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Quirky, Vanity piece
May 1st, 2017

See it if you're a fan of GrooveLily's electro-violinist Valerie Vigoda. And enjoy quirky plays. There is some fun staging.

Don't see it if you can't get past the ridiculous premise of the play. Or can''t enjoy what feels like a musician's vanity play.

Also Full disclosure: Audience around me seemed in enjoy this much more tha... Read more Read less

59
Confusing, Disappointing, Raunchy
April 17th, 2017

See it if you like Ruhl's plays. Not really my thing. The play explores love and relationships in various permutations and can be thought provoking

Don't see it if can not handle dealing with sex and sexuality. There is brief nudity. An orgy is loosely depicted. As for the play, it's a bit convoluted.

Also Marisa Tomei and Lena Hall are giving very good performances in a prob... Read more Read less

83
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Fluffy
April 17th, 2017

See it if want to see Noel Coward done by a cast that does it well. Kline is perfect for the part. Fun light comedy bordering on farce.

Don't see it if British drawing room comedy is not to your liking.

Also What we have here is Noel Coward done so well by a first rate cast. Th... Read more Read less

80
For a previous production
Great staging, Hilarious, Farce, slapstick, Fun
March 29th, 2017

See it if you enjoy strong farce. Pratfalls, spit-takes, door slams galore. Very well stage silly fluff. This is typical farce taken to new heights.

Don't see it if slapstick isn't your idea of funny. Think 3 Stooges on steroids.

Also I've never really been a big fan of slapstick humor, just not my thing... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Masterful, Ambitious, Riveting
March 20th, 2017

See it if you are an ST fan, a must see. Singing is astounding. Setting puts you in the middle of the story. Meat pies were good too.

Don't see it if happy musicals are more your fare; it is dark and gruesome. You need sets, local is suggested. May also not be the best ST for a 1st timer.

Also Full disclosure:I am a huge fan of Sweeney Todd. Consider it to be one... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Well acted, Uneven
March 9th, 2017

See it if you want to see a new imagining of a classic play or if you have never seen GM before. Most of the performances are very good.

Don't see it if you have fond memories of prior productions. If you’ve seen Glass Menagerie before, I’d skip this one.

Also This GM did not make me forget past ones. This one is different. Works... Read more Read less

70
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking
February 27th, 2017

See it if you have patience to sit through a thoughtful, slow presentation of a spiritual crisis which occurs during the progression of mundane life.

Don't see it if you need a clear active story. Cromer's direction is purposefully slow which lends to the heaviness of the play. Quieter than Lett's others

Also Reed Birney gives a masterful performance in a play that may not be fo... Read more Read less

85
The Liar
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent
February 5th, 2017

See it if you’re not adverse to seeing a play told in verse. Able playwright, cast and crew makes an old story seem fresh and new.

Don't see it if farce is not your thing, the forced plot will have a familiar ring. And then for some, even worse, the thing is totally told all in verse

Also So may varied plays written by David Ives, it’s clear that for diversi... Read more Read less

85
Into The Woods
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Refreshing
February 5th, 2017

See it if even if, you've seen this before. This may be the the most enjoyable production I've seen. Not a bad intro to the show. Very clever.

Don't see it if you're just not a fan of the show or looking a big production.

Also Caught the touring company of the Fiasco Ttheater's Into The Woods at ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Dark, black comedy, Great acting
January 19th, 2017

See it if If you're a fan of McDonagh's dark sometimes violent comedy. Truly great work between the two leads. Dialogue is melodious and so natural.

Don't see it if you don't like violence on stage, not as violent as some other work, but it's there. If you saw the original, this was a bit less satisfying

Also Be aware there are thick Irish accents and it takes a little while to ... Read more Read less

80
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Clever, Ambitious, Inique
January 17th, 2017

See it if you are looking for something completely different. Have a sense of adventure and interest in something unique. Have comfortable shoes!

Don't see it if you need linear story or dialogue. don't like immersive shows can't move quickly or climb many stairs.. Uncomfortable in very dim lightiing

Also This is not your typical show in any way shape or form. Wandering the ... Read more Read less

70
The Babylon Line
Upper W Side
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing
January 17th, 2017

See it if there's a place in your heart for 1960's Long Island. Some fun familiarity (remember Jan's). Graff/Holston and Wood doing good work..

Don't see it if You're easily bored by banal story telling. Not close to Greenberg's better work, Take Me Out or Assembled Parties. But better than his last

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great ensemble, Intelligent
December 29th, 2016

See it if you want to see one of A. Wilson's best plays. Great ensemble cast. Beautifully written absorbing show with first class production.

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment. While often funny, this is not a comedy.

Also Review based on very early preview. While each of August Wilson's play... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Great performance, Relevant, Thought-provoking
November 29th, 2016

See it if you enjoy engaging topical theater pieces. Smith is a master at inhabiting her characters.If you're interested in this provocative topic.

Don't see it if you're want a story driven play. Based on today's hard headlines and is built on actual conversations and interviews. Don't like solo shows

Also Smith is a brilliant performer and master of pulling together actual w... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Entertaining, Fun
November 26th, 2016

See it if you're a fan of Alton. Food science, music and Alton's brand of humor. This is a traveling food science show. Informative and fun.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a storybook show. Don't expect Broadway. You really need to want to see Alton do his thing.

Also If you're a fan of Good Eats, Alton mentioned that 2017 is going to be... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Good score, Delightful, Enchanting, Sweet
November 21st, 2016

See it if you're a fan of Yazbek's scores, won't disappoint. Want to experience a touching show about human connection. Not big and brassy, sweet.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lively big musical or a full fledged story line.

Also I saw the show early in previews Off-Broadway and now again on Broadwa... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious
November 11th, 2016

See it if you can be entertained by the quirkiness of a show.If you can focus on the good and ignore the rest. Great set. With A few good performances

Don't see it if you need a cohesive story that doesn't have major holes. Felt like a very good armature production. It is in dire need of better direction.

Also Full disclosure: This is based on a very early preview and things coul... Read more Read less

87
Falsettos
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent
November 6th, 2016

See it if you like a musicals that's a bit different. It's about non-traditional families. Great performances by the cast. Well staged

Don't see it if you can't get past the stigma of a "dated" show. Don't like sung-through shows. Don't care for music you won't leave the theater humming.

Also A comment about "dated" materials. A criticism that see often applied ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Dead Poets Society
East Village
Intelligent, Entertaining
October 30th, 2016

See it if you are a fan of the movie. It is well done and there are some very good performances. Also, cleverly staged.

Don't see it if you're happy with the movie. There is nothing really new to say in this version. This actually made me want to go home a rerun the movie.

Also Jason Sudeikis is giving a really nice performance in the Robin Willia... Read more Read less

83
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing
October 26th, 2016

See it if you want to feel good about human nature. People coming together to pull goodness out of disaster. Enjoyable new score done by a good cast

Don't see it if you are looking for something more deep. While enjoyable and entertaining, we don't really learn much about the characters we're watching

Also Based on DC production