Bart 6266

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Reviews (119)
80
Hilarious, Ugly set and costumes, Great score, Entertaining
May 19th, 2022

See it if You remember the show is FUNNY Girl and not SINGING Girl. Beanie is very funny and very moving.

Don't see it if You daily light candles on your altar to Barbara. Expect a perfect music — this never was.

Also There is much to enjoy in this production, beginning with the star. He... Read more Read less

91
Harmony
Financial
Moving, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing
May 12th, 2022

See it if You enjoy a compelling story wedded to a fine score. Enjoy fine singing. Want to see a brilliant performance by Chip Zien.

Don't see it if You prefer light unemotional material or straight plays. Only interested in contemporary stories,

35
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Terrible choreography, Terrible direction, Great cast, Overrated
May 5th, 2022

See it if You are obsessed with Sondheim or any of the excellent cast members

Don't see it if If you love a musical called Company. This isn’t it. It’s a mess about a nasty woman who has nothing but contempt for her “friends” and

Also The men she uses as sex toys. I felt very bad for the great soloists w... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Epic, Great writing, Great staging, Dizzying, Ambitious
April 24th, 2022

See it if You treasure one of the great American plays so pertinent to today given an epic production. And it’s very funny as well.

Don't see it if You only enjoy very straight-forward plays that don’t challenge you. Or small productions.

Also Don’t be concerned by the credit for extra material: it’s very selecti... Read more Read less

30
To My Girls
Midtown W
Offensive, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal
April 20th, 2022

See it if You find ageism, actors screaming all over the stage, nonexistent plot, and cruelty to animals funny. But there is a muscular boy in speedo

Don't see it if You’ve seen Boys in the Band, Love, Valour, Compassion or Party — all far superior works.

90
Great dancing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious
April 20th, 2022

See it if You love terrific original musicals that aren’t retreads of movies or empty juke box musicals. A cast of triple threat performers.

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience to see a long show or have no interest in U.S. history.

Also Watching the leading lady take the stage for the 11 o’clock number is ... Read more Read less

90
The Baker’s Wife
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
March 13th, 2022

See it if you enjoy discovering rarely performed musicals. Have heard and enjoyed songs from the score including the cabaret standard, Meadowlark

Don't see it if you prefer dramas or spectacle. You demand perfect shows only

Also This is a first class production of a second class show -- the score i... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Clever
February 28th, 2022

See it if You love the golden age of Hollywood. You enjoy terrific dancing and a versatile cast.

Don't see it if Your knowledge of Hollywood films is limited to Marvel super heroes and nothing before the current century. Demands a lavish production.

85
Intelligent, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
February 13th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of lesser known show biz stories. You enjoy terrific actors, singers and songs.

Don't see it if You prefer powerful books. The weakest part of the show is the book. Or if you want glitzy productions.

Also The actor who portrays Michael Bennett is dazzling.

85
During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Quirky, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 13th, 2021

See it if you are intrigued by plays that don't fill in all the blanks. Brilliant acting by an ensemble who never step out of the moment.

Don't see it if you prefer spectacle or musicals. Or don't like plays which challenge the audience.

91
During previews
Letters Of Suresh
Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
October 2nd, 2021

See it if you enjoy absorbing personal drama that asks you to think and feel. Also, the physical design of projections and lighting is brilliant.,

Don't see it if you prefer lightweight flashy productions.

80
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining
March 7th, 2020

See it if you are intrigued with new musical theater pieces with a contemporary style. You enjoy really listening to spoken words.

Don't see it if you prefer plot driven stories or more tradition musical theater forms. Are dismayed by short running times (65 minutes).

Also Janelle McDermoth gives a stellar performance in what is essentially a... Read more Read less

90
No Strings
Midtown W
Wonderful costumes, Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever
March 2nd, 2020

See it if you enjoy a top-notch production of an historic if problematic show. Very well-staged that reflects the style of the original.

Don't see it if You prefer "revivals" that fight against the intent of the creators.

95
Seesaw
Midtown W
Great dancing, Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining, Delightful
February 23rd, 2020

See it if you enjoy rediscovering forgotten musicals that deserve to be remembered. Young, talented cast. Strong story.

Don't see it if you prefer very elaborate productions. Are only interested in rewritten musicals where the director "knows best"

90
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Moving, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great acting
February 8th, 2020

See it if you enjoy wonderful acting and clever writing. New twists on the traditional family comedy-drama

Don't see it if you only enjoy musicals or very dark theater. You aren't interested in plays that focus on older people.

85
Thunder Rock
East Village
Romantic, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting
February 1st, 2020

See it if you enjoy thought-provoking fantasy that is surprisingly relevant in today's world. If you enjoy fine acting with amazing concentration.

Don't see it if you get restless at talky plays (it is overlong). You prefer flashier shows.

83
Intriguing, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing
December 9th, 2019

See it if you enjoy traditional realistic plays with a Southern accent. Two brilliant performances by the leads.

Don't see it if you prefer contemporary and less traditional style

100
For a previous production
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging
December 6th, 2019

See it if you love great theater, want to laugh and cry, see a classic musical with fresh details but respectful to the original. Damn, just see it!

Don't see it if you only like contemporary juke box musicals,

79
Great design, Fast-moving, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious
November 23rd, 2019

See it if you are a fan of Will Eno. Intrigued in seeing a traditional story told in a non-traditional way. Appreciate theatrical language.

Don't see it if You you want stark drama or frothy comedy; this falls between those.

94
During previews
Masterful, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
October 27th, 2019

See it if you want to see a dramatic, detailed exploration of a divisive period in New York City history. You want to see a brilliant performance.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare or more elaborate productions.

Also Michael Benjamin Washington gives one of the towering performances ava... Read more Read less

85
Fern Hill
Midtown E
Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting
October 20th, 2019

See it if you enjoy intelligent examinations of mature marriages beautifully acted.

Don't see it if you prefer either flashy musicals or raw, dark plays

95
Great staging, Great singing, Confusing, Entertaining, Delightful
October 13th, 2019

See it if you love classic Broadway songs, including some you may not know. You adore discovering some exciting young theater talent.

Don't see it if You prefer dramas, musicals with strong books or only contemporary scores.

85
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Indulgent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
September 28th, 2019

See it if you are a fan of Tracy Letts or interested in a funny, moving exploration of a complication middle-aged character.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or more experimental work. Also be aware there is a good deal of nudity (male and female) and simulated sex.

Also A very good but flawed work that has a too major shift between comedy ... Read more Read less

82
Make Believe
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever
August 17th, 2019

See it if you enjoy family dramas expressed via an imaginative perspective

Don't see it if you prefer comedies, musicals, or lighter fare

Also Kudos to a brilliant set design by David Zinn and four extraordinary c... Read more Read less

79
Dying City
Midtown W
Lacks impact, Complex characters, Realistic, Good actors
June 8th, 2019

See it if you are a fan of either actor or the playwright. Interested in the political underpinnings of the play.

Don't see it if you prefer something more dramatic. impactful.

85
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining
June 1st, 2019

See it if you are a fan of musical comedy and enjoy watching a charming, talented cast bring a solid second level musical to life.

Don't see it if you you prefer edgy, modern fare or very elaborate productions.

Also There's a lot of delightful physical comedy along the lines of The Pla... Read more Read less

95
In the Closet
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
May 31st, 2019

See it if you enjoy a powerful exploration of what it means to be a gay man in the United States, livened with plenty of humor.

Don't see it if you prefer high tech productions or musicals. This is definitely an old-fashion off-Broadway production with an accent on the acting.

80
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Indulgent, Great staging, Great singing, Dizzying, Ambitious
May 18th, 2019

See it if you are intrigued with the idea of technology-addiction. You appreciate constantly brilliant a cappella vocalizing.

Don't see it if you prefer more traditional plot driven musicals (they're is really no plot here). You don't want to listen/work hard to take in the show.

Also This is a very dense work, both in the concepts and in the sheer numbe... Read more Read less

90
High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Fluffy, Great choreography, Great staging, Funny, Delightful
May 10th, 2019

See it if you appreciate inventive traditional musical comedy with a great star turn.

Don't see it if you only enjoy contemporary musicals and serious works

Also The Act II comic ballet is worth the price of admission all by itself.... Read more Read less

98
The Poor of New York
East Village
Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Ambitious, Delightful
May 5th, 2019

See it if you enjoy theatrical events, a style of theater rarely seen, and a play you've probably never seen.

Don't see it if you prefer contemporary drama

100
Smart Blonde
Midtown E
Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Clever
April 9th, 2019

See it if you want to enjoy the tremendously talented Andrea Burns. You want to learn more about the complex and fascinating Judy Holiday.

Don't see it if you have no interest in show business in the mid-20th century. Prefer a lavish Broadway-style production.

85
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Clever
March 22nd, 2019

See it if you treasure musical comedy from the 20s/30s. enjoy excellent dancing/choreography in a variety of styles.

Don't see it if your prefer musicals with strong stories; don't enjoy "silly"

89
State of the Union
East Village
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful
March 9th, 2019

See it if you enjoy classic American political plays of the 20th Century well presented with style and wit.

Don't see it if you are only interested in fast moving contemporary plays

85
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Intelligent
March 3rd, 2019

See it if You are a fan of the playwright. If a brilliant performance Zainab Jah is enough to satisfy you. If you have great patience.

Don't see it if You prefer plot driven plays. You prefer lighter, more optimistic fare.

90
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
February 16th, 2019

See it if you are fascinated by classic Hollywood films and the way they are reinterpreted in later periods. And if you just enjoy wonderful acting.

Don't see it if you prefer plot-driven stories. Don't enjoy period shows.

98
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see
January 19th, 2019

See it if you enjoy historical drama beautifully interpreted with a surprisingly amount of humor.

Don't see it if you prefer light fluffy pieces or elaborate productions.

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy
December 31st, 2018

See it if you are a fan of the Go Gos, have a curiosity about Elizabethan theater that is not Shakespeare or just want a silly good time.

Don't see it if You prefer your musical theater to have more content or a darker view. Have no patience with juke box musicals.

Also A talented cast and clever staging are the pluses here. But alas, it i... Read more Read less

95
Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing
December 15th, 2018

See it if you enjoy witty plays about strong women in modern settings with some dark edges. You want to see a bravura performance by Cherise Boothe

Don't see it if you prefer either stark drama or frothy musicals. This falls somewhere in between.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent
November 6th, 2018

See it if you enjoy intelligent, funny discussion of important political and philosophical issues. You want to see three outstanding performances.

Don't see it if If you prefer either plot driven or fluffy material.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Confusing, Great acting, Quirky
October 27th, 2018

See it if you enjoy non-traditional theater, creative use of language and a very engaging actor.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional plays with a beginning, middle and end.

Also This is one of those rare theater pieces where I don't know quite what... Read more Read less

90
You And I
East Village
Witty, Moving, Great acting, Romantic, Profound
September 26th, 2018

See it if you enjoy classic American theater and a chance to see a rarely performed play by an unrelated playwright.

Don't see it if you prefer contemporary plays or lavish productions.

Also Considering the off-off-Broadway production, the acting is of a very h... Read more Read less

90
Heartbreak House
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Great writing, Profound
September 22nd, 2018

See it if you enjoy seeing a bit of a twist on a classic play by GB Shaw. Lovely acting.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy long shows (a bit more trimming in the second act would have been welcome). Want your classic theater without twists.

90
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Refreshing
September 19th, 2018

See it if you are a fan of Gurney's. Enjoying bravura acting and unexpected plotting

Don't see it if you prefer a full evening play as opposed to three one-acts. Prefer dramas.

Also Two of the three plays are gems. The third is the most experimental an... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Dizzying, Great acting
September 2nd, 2018

See it if You have a passion for the theater; enjoy wit and wordplay; want to see one of the great performances of the last five seasons.

Don't see it if You prefer contemporary plays or theater you can back at and just let it wash over you.

Also I ca’t think of a more different task than to bring to life a characte... Read more Read less

76
Days to Come
Midtown W
Great staging, Profound, Relevant, Resonant
August 30th, 2018

See it if if you enjoy a well cast, well produced production of an unknown play by a major American playwright.

Don't see it if You are unsatisfied with a flawed, though intriguing play or need major star performance.

Also The major flaw with the play is that Hellman couldn't decide if she ch... Read more Read less

81
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Resonant
August 8th, 2018

See it if you enjoy seeing a traditional story told in nontraditional manner. Enjoy intelligent and compassionate writing.

Don't see it if you prefer flashy shows or those that are very traditional.

30
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated
July 28th, 2018

See it if decent acting and occasional bursts of humor are enough for you.

Don't see it if you have little patience with a mediocre family play framed in a smug, unrelated device.

Also As Tallulah once said, "there is less here than meets the eye." At lea... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great staging, Great design, Dull
June 21st, 2018

See it if you are dazzled by lots of movement, over the top design and very hard working performers

Don't see it if you prefer musicals with a strong plot line, developing characters and a coherent score

Also The idea to have a score by a lot of people must have looked good on p... Read more Read less

75
The Fourth Wall
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Great staging, Confusing
June 18th, 2018

See it if you are a fan of A.R. Gurney and enjoy the chance to see one of his less known plays.

Don't see it if You prefer very straightforward plays that don't mix genres. Only expect perfection.

Also The production also demonstrates how differently-enabled performers ca... Read more Read less

90
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Touching
June 7th, 2018

See it if you enjoy small, delicate shows with subtle character growth and an off-beat score. Constant surprises.

Don't see it if you prefer big, flashy, traditional musical comedy