BambiEverson

New York City

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Reviews (26)
80
During previews
Excrutiating, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Dated

See it if You love the actors. They are both great (and naked!) If you remember the 80s and crappy apartments.The writing has lots of pop culture refs

Don't see it if You are involved in the Me too Movement. This play will absolutely make you mad! The woman is constantly saying No and the man doesn't care!

Also This play is supposed to be about 2 ordinary (plain) damaged people th... Read more Read less

77
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You like deep and disturbing plays about the aftermath of bullying. The acting is terrific as is the writing. It's heavy with few laughs.

Don't see it if You are triggered by sexual content or stories with guns or gun violence. If you want a light comedy, this is NOT it!

Also I am a HUGE fan of "Daniel's Husband." I thought that play was one of ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Hilarious, Quirky, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love the bizarre and Tim Burton's vision. Great sets, Terrific ensemble work, Leads are fabulous. Alex Brightman AMAZING!

Don't see it if You don't like Tim Burton.Or the Movie. or jokes about Republicans. It's loud and there are strobe lights. Migraine, epilepsy triggers maybe

Also I LOVED this production. Rob McClure is adorable as always and Alex Br... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You are a fan of dysfunctional family dramas. Gordon Clapp is great! You like intense drama, with surprises, mystery and quirky characters.

Don't see it if You are triggered by violence or stories about Alzheimers.It is a very dark intense comedy. Don't see it if you want an evening of fluff

Also I came to this cold because I like Gordon' Clapp's stage work. He did ... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if You enjoy great acting. This is a character piece about varying addictions. It becomes very intense. A slow build, dark, but often funny.

Don't see it if You want a traditional show. If the intensity of certain issues are triggers for you. if you need answers to everything.

Also This play took its time getting to the conflict. For those who study p... Read more Read less

91
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You are a fan of Bryan Cranston.His performance is one of the top 5 performances I have seen in 50 years of attending theater. Perhaps #1!

Don't see it if You are a die hard Republican. If you hated the movie or don't like the idea of media controlling your life..

Also For me, this was all about Bryan Cranston. The show is good, technical... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You like irreverent comedy. This was extremely clever. Costumes are amazing! Production values great! Great writing, acting, singing, etc.

Don't see it if You are bothered by raunchy dialogue and the occasional F word. You are religious & alternative interpretations of heaven and hell offend.

Also I was so pleasantly surprised. I went in cold, taking a chance and rea... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Heart-wrenching

See it if You want to see an ensemble piece with superb acting all around. The writing, directing and actors were all superb! If you need a good cry.

Don't see it if Loving, gay relationships bother you. if you want to see a lighthearted romp that makes you laugh, this ain't it.

Also I can not recommend this play highly enough. If you can go, GO.

84
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if If you like time Hopping, sci fi, and have some knowledge of Shakespeare, you will find this a hoot.The acting is great.

Don't see it if You don't like word play or have a limited vocabulary. The Playwright is very clever, so many hidden gems. It's Not Fluff!!

Also The actors do a great job playing many roles and staying true to the o... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Great writing

See it if You love the zany quirky Brits. The writing is so clever. It's off the beaten track and quite unusual. I laughed often. Great sets + acting

Don't see it if You have a hard time with accents and quick dialogue. If Violence bothers you... If you are expecting something deep and profound.

Also I didn't know what to expect. I went cold. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. ... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You like irreverence,raunchy humor and Puppets. Gotta love puppets. Great witty songs. So clever. I saw it 3 times. Adult themed.

Don't see it if You want to bring your young children to see some puppets like on Sesame Street. IT"S NOT THAT! If you are offended by raunchy dialogue!

Also I have seen this play through the years 3 times. It always feels fresh... Read more Read less

94
For a previous production
Delightful, Great staging, Hilarious, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You love technical Marvels! If you are a fan of old Buster Keaton/Chaplin type comedy. If you like Noises Off. If you need belly laughs.

Don't see it if Slapstick is not your thing.If you were expecting O'Neill or Beckett... it's not that.If you are Triggered by "actors in peril trying hard

Also I saw this first in London. Was wary when it transferred here,but it w... Read more Read less

84
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Epic

See it if The want an epic theater experience. Costumes, sets Big production values, the whole nine yards. It's eye candy and beautiful to witness.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Or If you are not into spectacle. There is a lot. You have to spend some $ or sit in the balcony.

98
During previews
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of Arthur Miller. In my opinion this is his BEST PLAY EVER. The acting is sublime. THIS is what theater is meant to be.

Don't see it if You are triggered by mental illness, pain, or depressing stories, or if you want a light hearted romp. This ain't it. This is real.

Also This was written in 1947! It's a gem. It broke me. Annette Bening shat... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Great acting

See it if You have a friend ion the show. All the actors do their best with a not so great book, but they really channel their on screen personas.

Don't see it if You don't get or like The Big Bang Theory. The plot line is a little weak and there is not enough AMY and Sheldon together.

Also I went because I had a friend in the show. I was very happy to be ther... Read more Read less

89
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Intense, Epic

See it if You like one woman's tour de force. It is a stellar performance. Great tech.Amazing what they did in a small space! if you like space!!!

Don't see it if Loud noises disturb you. There are many. if you are looking for a light comedy night, this is not it. It's INTENSE.It's a one person show.

Also I admit, I was skeptical going in. Not a great fan of outer space stor... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You want an experience, not a linear play. It is a clever device but despite that , I would only want to see it once.

Don't see it if You want a play with a beginning middle and end in that order. If you don't like audience interaction. There is plenty.

Also This was a very clever idea but I felt it was more an exercise or expe... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You love true ensemble pieces. A large cast, beautifully staged. The child actors were wonderful. Great writing. One monologue floored me.

Don't see it if You can't follow an Irish accent. I missed some important dialogue. If you don't like Kids or animals. A Bunny, goose, and a baby appear!

Also I was very engaged despite it being very long. 3 hours 15 minutes but ... Read more Read less

91
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant, Masterful

See it if You want to see a beautifully acted ensemble piece. The staging and sets were beautifully constructed. Celia Keenen Bolger as SCOUT-superb!

Don't see it if You are so attached to the novel or the movie that you can't fathom a different interpretation.

Also I must admit, I came with an attitude.. Why have adults play children?... Read more Read less

59
Disappointing, Fluffy, Mediocre

See it if You need mindless entertainment. It's silly and there is really not much to it. It is NOT the next Rocky Horror as touted.

Don't see it if You want to see something memorable.It's painless and short but even at 75 minutes it dragged.

85
During previews
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Profound

See it if You know Like this guy from his other work He is very likable despite all his issues. If you like Stand up. Mike Birbiglia is real!

Don't see it if You are not into One man shows. If you are a parent who thinks having children is the greatest joy and don't want to hear another opinion.

82
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You have experienced the loss of a loved one through Altzheimers or dementia. If you want to see excellent acting.

Don't see it if You are triggered or bummed out by the reality that is aging and disease.If you want light frothy comedy, this is not it.

Also I have a pretty hard shell and I was moved by this. I loved the time h... Read more Read less

75
Cliched, Entertaining, Dated, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You LOVE the movie. (I didn't) If you are a fan of Andy Karl because he, as always is terrific. You want an evening of light entertainment.

Don't see it if You are a die hard feminist. The book is misogynistic and dated (like the movie.)It's harmless Fluff. If you are expecting more, it's not.

Also Honestly, It's not the actor's fault. They recreated the movie quite f... Read more Read less

84
Clever, Great singing, Refreshing, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like the Movie and Tina Fey's humor. The choreography is great! The singing is great. The way they updated the play was smart. Acting A

Don't see it if You don't want to be in a theater with a bunch of teens and 20 somethings all dressed in pink. Audiences squeal at anything familiar.

Also I may have been the oldest person in the audience. I raced to the bath... Read more Read less

96
Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting

See it if You have strong feelings about the world we are leaving our children. The acting and writing are top notch. Humor at all the right moments.

Don't see it if You don't want to be emotionally connected. If you want light fluff, this aint it. If you are a member of the NRA, this is NOT for you !

Also This was one of the best plays I have seen off Broadway in years. I sa... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Dated

See it if The ensemble acting is tremendous. I laughed a lot. The set is gorgeous, The play is dated (it was written in 68) It's an important piece!

Don't see it if You don't like gay themes. or Matt Bomer's gorgeous body,or if you expect Jim Parsons to be Sheldon.