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Reviews (101)
Great perforrmances, Dynamic staging, Quieter, introspective, Enchanting, Absorbing
December 16th, 2021

See it if Halfway through l decided to love this beautiful, quieter, mature, thoughtful musical of mind, soul, and fancy. Masterful staging & effects

Don't see it if Though 'Masterful staging & effects', they could and should have gone a bit more LSD'ish with the pats of this show. Go anyway. Quieter/calm

For a previous production
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
A bit confusing, Fast moving,, Entertaining, Ambitious
December 16th, 2021

See it if A highly professional, EXCELLENTLY ACTED romp through London with Scrooge, Sherlock & company. Great cheerful, strong committed performances

Don't see it if You're looking for a highly serious event.

For a previous production
Great dancing!, Great singing, Delightful
December 6th, 2021

See it if A well sung and danced 90 minutes of Berlin magic with a balanced winning cast of talent. Go for songs and dancing.

Don't see it if You need a plot, more than a revue.

Casa Valentina
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent
October 24th, 2021

See it if A little-seen Fierstein play about cross-dressing in earlier decades and how they sought a safe harbor in the Catskills is of interest.

Don't see it if It's worth seeing if you've gotten this far. A little over-dramatic plot twists bother you. Why did open start the show acting so loud?

East Village
Confusing, Dizzying, Indulgent, Refreshing, Quirky
October 24th, 2021

See it if You're aware of the source material. Can absorb too many characters in multi-roles without getting dizzy. I got dizzy. Charming troupe.

Don't see it if You're not ready to get charmed as you get confused. English accents bother you while trying to decipher the plot/twists.

And Away We Go
Great acting, Indulgent, Dizzying, Entertaining
October 24th, 2021

See it if You are a fan of the classics of the stage and would like to see them warped and shifted in time in a non-linear smart play. Well acted.

Don't see it if You tend to get confusing by shifting actors/roles/time. A bit long and non-focused in parts.

During previews
Romantic, Ambitious, Exuberant, broadway staging, great dancing and costumes,
February 22nd, 2020

See it if You enjoy splashy vintage goodwill musicals of the yesterday. ----Broadway qualities and big budget for off-off- Bway.

Don't see it if You want edgy work or sarcasm.

Relevant, Riveting, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing
February 14th, 2020

See it if Splendid work. Run! I was so impressed, l donated money on the way out! Great, tight acting.

Don't see it if It closes tomorrow. ;(

Aunt Jack
East Village
A strongly written dramedy of contemporary issues., Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
June 29th, 2019

See it if Well-staged smart good inviting show interests you. Interesting story to be told.

Don't see it if You prefer huge productions elsewhere.

Little Women
West Village
Smart, sane, perky and so well acted and smartly staged,, Interesting and compelling., I don't get the lack of love for this great show!
June 12th, 2019

See it if Somewhat adapted for a new age, but not radically re-formatted, this needs to be enjoyed. Kate Hamill has done it well again!

Don't see it if You require an absolute, in the box retelling of the story. You're a dolt.

Also It maintains a great heart and soul, while not being to syrupy. Just g... Read more Read less

Literally perfection in casting! go!, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful
May 26th, 2019

See it if So much fun. GREAT ACTORS having fun and bringing music and laughs. PERFECT CAST OF ABOUT TEN PEOPLE. ENJOY.

Don't see it if You want edgy musicals?

Acting royale!, An intimate triumph of a show!, A lesson in acting.
May 26th, 2019

See it if A small wonder of a show. A thrill of verbal of theatrical interplay. Go if you like edgy works.

Don't see it if Intimate settings might bother you.

Knock It Off!: A Farce
East Village
Extreme farce - well played., Quirky, Dizzying, Entertaining
May 19th, 2019

See it if Strong performers in a funny, funny farce of the classic style, slamming doors, mistaken identities, sexiness interests you. :)

Don't see it if You want seriousness and no laughs. ;(

Intense, Excruciating, Dizzying, Absorbing, Great acting
May 19th, 2019

See it if A historical play with music which plays with the facts with a large cast of committed performers is for you. Interesting, yet, not factual

Don't see it if Blatant disregard for transcripted history, inaccurately told would upset you.

Compelling, dynamic leads., Thought-provoking, Intense, Great singing, Great staging
May 19th, 2019

See it if A creative, strong, somber rock-oriented musical is for you. Great acting and singing. A strong GO! It got a standing ovation on 05/19/2019.

Don't see it if There were some audio issues opening performance, hopefully that will be worked out.

The Poor of New York
East Village
Entertaining, Ambitious, Delightful, Seriously, a must-see!, Perfect staging and acting!
May 4th, 2019

See it if It was my honor to be in the company of this jewel of a staging of a historical and telling tale of the ways of (wo)man. Just Go!

Don't see it if ...if you are conservative and only want obnoxious theater.

For a previous production
Intimate & heartfelt, Authentic, Masterful, Great singing, Enchanting
April 29th, 2019

See it if A great space for a great adaptation. Subtitles were easy to read. Performers felt so very real. Great songs, well sung.

Don't see it if Not into amazing musicals in an intimate yet somewhat large theater.

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Great writing, Exquisite, Run and go!, Supremely cast with fantastic, appealing, true actors!, My favorite play in years!
April 16th, 2019

See it if You love real, smart, witty, introspective works! Superb acting in a small setting. No need to know Uncle Vanya. Asks great questions. RUN!

Don't see it if Smart great plays are not for you.

Also The time flew by. I loved every thing about this show.

Cliched, Uneven, though juno and paycock were splendidly acted., Some great acting, some just fair., Sit further back., I sat in the first row, that acting... they were so dam loud and over the top,,,, i wanted them to simmer down! ;)
April 15th, 2019

See it if Too over the top. A classic, but it felt a bit deafening, at times. Some great, some poor acting styles.

Don't see it if Often loud yet saddening dramas are not for you. Sit further back.

Over the top., Absurdist., Ridiculous.
April 15th, 2019

See it if Nicely acted, interesting use of set. Stellar acting by Tiffany Villarin.

Don't see it if Unappealing, ridiculous situations. It's a fail, sorry. Forced laughs.

During previews
Great cast., Beautiful music!, Provocative, imaginary staging., Absorbing, Ambitious
April 14th, 2019

See it if Run to see this revolutionary new musical! Do you like mew works that keep you in awe for most of the night? This one has it all.

Don't see it if Mostly sung-through fantastic musicals are not for you? You need a more over-powering love story.

Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Insipid, Edgy, Indulgent
March 21st, 2019

See it if Far too much self-indulgent poetic and emotional mumbo-jumbo nonsense in an attractively staged exhibition.

Don't see it if if real true linear intelligence is your thing. Gratuitous money spending production. Meh.

Midtown W
Stagey, Profound, Intelligent, Ambitious
March 21st, 2019

See it if Enlightening historical drama of the intricacies of the dismantling, survival techniques, and the exterminating of innocent European Jews.

Don't see it if Somewhat stagey and overt, at times.

The Mar Vista
Midtown W
Ambitious, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful
March 20th, 2019

See it if A sincere dance-based, almost experimental theatrical event telling a life's story. Exquisitely and exactly staged. Intimate and refreshing.

Don't see it if looking for a huge brassy production.

We Are The Tigers
East Village
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious
March 19th, 2019

See it if Sweetly, CARRIE meets SCREAM meets MEAN GIRLS meets CLUELESS. Lovely performances. Very nicely staged. Lovely singing voices, too.

Don't see it if A bit of allowing for some silly conceit, is necessary, of course. (Why didn't they call the cops? lol )

Intelligent, Great acting, Great singing
March 12th, 2019

See it if A stripped down version with great heart, performances, and voices. A masterpiece by Sondheim simply done.

Don't see it if Note: only accompanied by an excellent pianist. Refugee camp idea? Fuggeddabouddit. Everyone forgot it anyway.

Great singing, Entertaining, Cheerful, Lovely talent
March 1st, 2019

See it if A charming quirky show. Talented, committed actors. Great theater for shows. Worth your time for a smiling-time musical.

Don't see it if Sweeter shows are not for you.

East Village
Interesting., Indulgent, For orson welles fans.
March 1st, 2019

See it if You want a tale of the later life quirks and times of all things Orson. It could use some external creative eye to trim/punch up the show.

Don't see it if An 'in' story of Welles doesn't interest you.

Also I was glad I saw this interesting tale.

East Village
Unique!, Dynamite!, A true theater-goers experience!, Just go & make yourself a memory!
March 1st, 2019

See it if Interesting, compelling unique shows are for you! Intelligently designed, directed, and written. Fantsstic performance by Erin Treadway!!!

Don't see it if you're looking for a musical?

During previews
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Some supremely interesting characters., A highly compelling fun night of theater.
February 17th, 2019

See it if Five characters. Three or more I will remember and want more of for the years to come. Laugh! Marvel! Enjoy. Believe me on this one.

Don't see it if A strong message of environmental concern might annoy you.

East Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant
January 29th, 2019

See it if Supremely acted by three engaging, attractive actors. Excellently written - had the ring of truth. Interesting story with compelling themes.

Don't see it if Small venues, intimate places might not be for you? Go.

About Alice
Intimate. endearing. intelligent. insightful.
January 28th, 2019

See it if A two hander of the life and love and death of a man and his lovely wife. An intimate, real sounding look into a good man's good life.

Don't see it if You want dynamite and theatrics.

Also Nice staging of a mostly talking head show. Great costumes for the lad... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Disappointing, Resonant, Edgy
January 28th, 2019

See it if It is a lively, bright, enjoyable show. Ethan Hawke is working it right, greatly overmatching his 'brother' in this endeavor, with flaws.

Don't see it if You don't watch edgy, unruly stories.

Also The director seemed to diminish the menacing in favor of the laughs to... Read more Read less

Great staging, Refreshing, Agatha christie fans rejoice!, A throwback to earlier days.
December 10th, 2018

See it if A mystery a la Agatha C. Well done for its type. If a fan - it will work for you. Comfortable Park Slope, Brooklyn theater.

Don't see it if Not a Christie-type fan? Not for you. Older type of throwback.

During previews
Christmas in Hell
Midtown E
Delightful, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Great staging
December 10th, 2018

See it if Ready for some subversive holiday fun in a musical? Incredibly well cast - very single one! Pretty staging and set design. Funny and quirky

Don't see it if Not looking for fun? Easily offended? Don't like stellar performances?

During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Charming 90's fun.
December 10th, 2018

See it if A charming romp thru h.s. in the 90's with a good heart & a little edge. Cute, bright, peppy staging & set design. Fun reuse of 90's songs.

Don't see it if Lighter musicals are not for you. You can't relate to teens issues and 90's songs.

Also A lovely star turn by Dove Cameron as 'Cher'. 'Josh' and 'Murray' shin... Read more Read less

Uninspired., Difficult to follow and understand - all along the way., Unattractive stage/ set style.
December 10th, 2018

See it if Generally well acted, and a surprising characterization by an offbeat star role in Raul Esparza.

Don't see it if Too often it's just a flight of words that you lose the specific knowledge of what's going on. Thematically yes, specifically, no. Pass.

Charmed and mistified., Sexy, romantic, moody., Committed, sexy performers., A show that i was happy to fall into its spell and support.
December 6th, 2018

See it if A wise, sexy love story dance musical with that eerie edge. Theatergoers, support an interesting hybrid like this. Lovely small theater.

Don't see it if if you have no romantic interests, don't like dance, don't want newer experiences.

Black Light
West Village
Banal, Excruciating, Indulgent
November 14th, 2018

See it if you want to see a nice transformation of the theater.

Don't see it if False stories, fair, at best singing, and more black-we are so harrassed - stories annoy you, also.

Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Intelligent, Great acting
November 14th, 2018

See it if smart literate and wise interesting tales with a bit of whimsy are for you. Special Praise for actors Sandra Bargman and Nick Giedris.

Don't see it if Smaller shows maybe are not for you

Clever, Intimate., Refreshing, Sincere.
November 14th, 2018

See it if Intelligent and creative smaller shows are for you. Highly compelling creatives onstage. Cheers!

Don't see it if Spooky, darker themes upset you.

Artfully, lovingly staged, Interesting., Intelligent, Thought-provoking
October 30th, 2018

See it if An interesting, poetic yet realistic drama sounds right for you. Some strong acting. Cheers to Abbi Hawk! A Pulitzer Prize winning play.

Don't see it if Some actors are uneven in tone, at times, a bit too in your face. You're looking for something light.

Also A nice comfortable theater, great for seeing shows.

During previews
Entertaining, Sexy, Joyful, Intimate
October 29th, 2018

See it if a sexy, close-up nightclubby theatrical show happening all around you. Worth for just the committed, hot bodied dancers, within feet of you

Don't see it if a night-club hip-hoppy song-based musical might not appear to you; but go anyway for the interresting experience and the nice venue.

Absorbing, Riveting, Intense, Classic reproduction of a classic, excellent, serious musical.
September 15th, 2018

See it if This is a faithful, almost flawless reproduction of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Stellar dancing and intense acting.

Don't see it if You want a fluffy night of theater. You don't love music,drama, and dancing.

Also The intimacy of the comfortable theater adds to the immediacy of the s... Read more Read less

Sterling performances!, Highly endearing!, Creatively staged with humor and music!
July 28th, 2018

See it if You enjoy great, warm, charmingly endearing performances! It made even Shakespeare fun for me.

Don't see it if Shakespeare is never for you.

During previews
Earnest, Sincere & dedicated, Disappointing, Creative choreography
July 25th, 2018

See it if An imploring sad tale of a musical based of history appeals to you. Committed performances of good and better quality. Some great voices.

Don't see it if A generic older type musical doesn't appeal to you. A younger cast, when some older needed actors would have helped, doesn't annoy you.

Also There is some lovely stage effects, movements and dance to be admired.... Read more Read less

Symphonie Fantastique
Highly imaginative live show!, Well worth seeing for the adventurous and classically open-minded theater goer.., Charming and masterful for it's type of show.
July 23rd, 2018

See it if An imaginative image show with beautiful grand piano playing. Highly difficult to perform, they allow you backstage to see how it's done.

Don't see it if You need a storyline. Not wanting to relax and let the beauty bathe over you.

During previews
Ambitious, Interesting set and staging., Uneven in tone and at times is over the top., Would be better played for less laughs and even more drama., Some great acting.
July 23rd, 2018

See it if Ambitious, interesting story creatively told. Harriet D. Foy as Makeda excels! Worth seeing tho the writing is not as good as it should be.

Don't see it if Over the top acting and situations ruin it for you. Some pandering in the plotlines and writing annoys you.

Carmen Jones
East Village
Absorbing, Great singing, Resonant, Intense
June 29th, 2018

See it if Fantastic singing of the songs of Carmen by the cast. Acting is very good. Staging intimate and compelling.

Don't see it if Anika Noni Rose, as splendid, vibrant as she is , seems miscast in that she lacks that simmering selfish callousness inherent in that role.

Also The plot, as written, makes bold assumptions and some 'striking, incre... Read more Read less

During previews
Clever, Quirky, You might have a gay old time...
June 29th, 2018

See it if A fun night, nice performances, has some charm, baudy quirky nights amuse you.

Don't see it if Music of The Go-Gos do not amuse you. Guitar based rock band musicals might not be your Bway dream.