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New York City

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Reviews (13)
82
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Sad, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy small musicals performed by talented actors and singers. Characters reveal their secrets as they try to solve one from WW I.

Don't see it if You're looking for a big musical following the usual conventions. Some of the singing, particularly by Margo Seibert, is wonderful.

50
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Ugh

See it if you want to see how a bunch of bad artistic choices can avalanche to create a muddled mess, rescued only by Bernstein's brilliant score.

Don't see it if you love any version of "West Side Story" you ever saw -- you will only be disappointed.

Also I went with an open mind -- I enjoyed the updated "Oklahoma" -- but th... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Einstein's Dreams
Midtown E
Odd, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Confusing

See it if you have a couple of hours to kill some night. It's not that long, though it may feel that way. It has two lovely songs and a striking set.

Don't see it if you like plots, characters, and dramatic conflict. To have dreams, Einstein sleeps a lot. For a main character, it feels like a fatal flaw.

Also Can't not mention the choreography. It makes the cast looks awkward an... Read more Read less

77
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if if you like historical works and seek insight into the people at the center of important events including the U.S. civil rights struggle.

Don't see it if you know or care little about history and the people who made it -- Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Richard Nixon.

90
Entertaining, Clever, Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you're interested in a new perspective on something you thought you knew and understood. And it includes the best version of "Oklahoma" ever

Don't see it if you don't like "modern" versions of familiar classics.

90
Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a classic presented with energy and excitement, and listen to music that never gets tired. The leads are wonderful.

Don't see it if you think a conventional show is boring. This show is far from that.

85
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing, Clever

See it if you like beautiful unadorned voices and won't miss musical instruments. "Octet" eyes a familiar subject - online addiction - in a novel way.

Don't see it if you don't like a capella and an intimate theatre-in-the-round experience. The script also drifts at times into gobbledy-gook.

70
Intelligent, Clever, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you loved the album or Alanis Morissette or were a teen in the '90s, and if you are looking for a show that puts women in the forefront.

Don't see it if you have no memory of the album, no taste for guitar-driven music, no interest in angsty adolescence or melodrama in general.

78
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You're up for something different. The deep, cavernous setting offers a unique dimension that gives the sometimes melodramatic material heft

Don't see it if You're interested in a more conventional drama with deeper character development.

Also Despite the show's obvious and ultimately fatal flaws, the experience ... Read more Read less

88
Intense, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Funny, Clever

See it if the topics of sex and race intrigue you, and you find human relationships endlessly fascinating. The show's characters defy predictability.

Don't see it if you don't like raw language and graphic portrayals of sex. If you're not a fan of therapy you also may find this rough going.

Also Two friends saw it -- one, a 90-year-old white man and the other, a 30... Read more Read less

90
Ink
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever

See it if You want insight about Rupert Murdoch, who has had a profound, mostly negative effect on the news business and our world. "Ink" offers some.

Don't see it if You don't care about the news business or its people, or if you don't like surprising moments when the characters break into song and dance.

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to be enthralled by a fascinating collection of characters and a tragic story. It's like watching modern history come to life.

Don't see it if if you don't like characters with heavy brogues whose accents may take a bit of getting used to, which is a stupid reason not to see this.

90
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to have a great theatre experience. It feels unique and different.

Don't see it if if you like shows, there's really no good reason not to see it.