Benway

New York City | 18-24 | Male

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Reviews (209)
80
Uneven, Great acting

See it if You want a well-acted and complex look at the weird world of war re-enactment.

Don't see it if You want a play with even and consistent pacing.

50
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Disappointing

See it if You want to watch talented actors.

Don't see it if I could see how some people would really like the show but the beat poetry style and story weren't for me.

30
Poor writing, Disappointing

See it if You want a gorgeous set and lighting.

Don't see it if You'll be disappointed by Jack Thorne's wooden writing, leading to unmemorable performances and an uneven flow complete with weird gimmicks.

50
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a clever idea.

Don't see it if It's hard to describe without giving anything away but a clever plot is ruined with a truly awful opening, messy pacing and confused themes.

90
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want a heartbreaking show with a beautiful score and clever staging. Exceptionally timed and performed from the entire cast.

Don't see it if You don't want a show that is slow to warm up and has its pacing sometimes thrown off by dance segments.

80
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Entertaining, Uneven, Great acting

See it if You want snappy writing and exceptional acting all around (also a fun and clever set).

Don't see it if You want a play with a strong driving plot or a play without some very uncomfortable moments on stage.

40
Slow, Confusing

See it if You're a fan of the actors or want a beautiful set.

Don't see it if You're not interested in a very confusing play loaded with unclear time jumps that drags even at 80 minutes.

90
During previews
The White Chip
Midtown E
Fast-paced, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a well-acted play that moves at a lightning quick pace.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play that's a little more story driven - it tells the story of a life but doesn't have a plot drive aside from that.

100
Must see, Masterful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to watch a clever and masterfully executed show lead by the charismatic Derren Brown.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy mentalism shows.

40
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Long, Dull

See it if You're very fascinated in the history.

Don't see it if You don't want to see capable actors' talents wasted on a long, confusing recount of historical events with no insight into the characters.

20
Tech Support
Midtown E
Cliched, Slow

See it if You want to watch capable actors struggle through this.

Don't see it if You're not interested in a cliched time-travel love story filled with cringey puns.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a great acting performance.

Don't see it if You're bothered by a play that's one-note.

80
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Funny, Cute

See it if You want an enjoyable, simple show that's fun to watch.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical where the music really adds something to the story or a show that doesn't end abruptly.

80
Mixed, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want a diverse set of shows that are all well acted and explore interesting concepts.

Don't see it if You don't mind the inconsistent quality of the shows.

10
Handbagged
Midtown E
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You're really interested in the two people it portrays.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show that's engaging or easy to follow.

70
Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You want to watch top tier actors at work.

Don't see it if You're bothered by odd directorial choices and a slow story that lacks punch.

90
Burn This
Midtown W
Slow, Riveting, Great acting

See it if You want to watch a masterful performance from Adam Driver and a great supporting cast.

Don't see it if You're bothered by a play that is slow to start - doesn't really get going until the second scene.

10
Slow

See it if You're interested in two very sweet actors sharing a story that's personal to them.

Don't see it if You don't want a production that only amounts to a staged reading of an unfortunately dull tale.

70
Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E
Dizzying, Great acting

See it if You want actors who are committed to the script and deliver it well even if the story itself is completely nuts.

Don't see it if You want a show that doesn't take a long time to heat up or isn't completely looney once it does.

60
Killing Time
Midtown E
Good idea, Slow

See it if You're interested in the premise.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a slow show with patchy acting.

60
During previews
Smart Blonde
Midtown E
Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to watch four excellent actors deftly balance a number of characters each.

Don't see it if You want a show that isn't very slow to warm up and somewhat confusing.

50
Imagining Madoff
Midtown W
Dull, Great acting

See it if You want to see an extremely compelling performance from the terrific actor playing Madoff.

Don't see it if You don't want to see this performance lost in an unfortunately dull play.

50
The Waiting Game
Midtown E
Confusing

See it if You want to see some interesting ideas and committed acting.

Don't see it if You're looking for a cohesive show that can be followed. It feels slow even at its very short runtime.

10
Switzerland
Midtown E
Confusing, Slow

See it if You're a huge fan of The Talented Mr. Ripley

Don't see it if You don't want to get lost in this confusing play

90
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see two fantastic actors with terrific chemistry going all in to tackle a very challenging play.

Don't see it if You find that a story packing in so much drama can occasionally feel a little heavy-handed.

50
During previews
Disappointing

See it if You want to see a talented actor doing impressions.

Don't see it if I really wanted to like this show (I'm a big fan of impressions) but it is slow and lacks heart - comes off too much like a school project.

20
Nonsense

See it if You want a kinda cool plane set.

Don't see it if You don't want a production that is poorly executed on all fronts.

80
Endearing, Great acting

See it if You want a cute, endearing show that is enjoyable to watch.

Don't see it if You want a stronger plot-driven show.

80
Great staging, Captivating

See it if You want an interesting piece that will suck you into its world with detailed writing, clever staging and beautiful use of light and sound.

Don't see it if You want a show with a strong story - the set up is so intricate that it seems as if it should go somewhere more.

20
During previews
Einstein's Dreams
Midtown E
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want talented singers.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with a cohesive story, memorable songs and a well-written book.

10
Disappointing

See it if You're a big fan of the actress.

Don't see it if You want a more compelling play.

60
Round Table
Midtown E
Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to watch a talented cast of actors deal with occasionally good scenes in the midst of a muddled, dull play.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play that is slow, and confusing. There is potential to the story but it needs some heavy re-writes.

90
During previews
Slow, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to watch an engaging slow burn who's story continues to grow on you throughout the performance.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that start slow and take a while to build.

80
Uneven, Great acting

See it if You want to see some world-class acting from Jake Gyllenhaal.

Don't see it if You don't want monologues that are uneven.

80
Only Yesterday
Midtown E
Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want a lovely, well-acted show that is consistently sweet and filled with great singing.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show that goes very deeply into the lives of these people.

90
Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to watch an energetic and very talented cast deliver a show that is pure fun. The improv sections are brilliant.

Don't see it if You want a show that is consistently funny throughout - the occasional bit drags out too long.

50
Disappointing

See it if You want a selection of plays with some interesting ideas and quality actors scattered throughout.

Don't see it if You don't want the good moments to be tarnished by some very dull writing and flat acting in other parts of the shows.

80
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want a show that's pure fun nonsense.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of goofy musicals.

70
Julie Madly Deeply
Midtown E
Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to watch a talented, funny performer share her love for Julie Andrews.

Don't see it if You're not a superfan of Andrews - the show moves slow and lacks punch.

100
Must see, Masterful, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if You want to see easily the best jukebox musical to hit Broadway. Jukebox musicals tend to be tired, but this show is a breath of fresh air!

Don't see it if You really hate Carol King I guess.

90
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want a hysterically fun night at the theater!

Don't see it if You don't want a show that runs a little bit too long.

50
Feral
Midtown E
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to watch intriguing stage-craft as a team of performers use clever techniques to create a movie in real time.

Don't see it if Once the cleverness of the production value wears off, you're left with a confusing story that drags hard even at 50 minutes.

80
During previews
BLKS
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting

See it if You want a show that is enjoyable and consistently well-acted.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with any real plot or substantial development.

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50
Disappointing

See it if You want a couple of cute jokes.

Don't see it if You're disappointed that it's slower than you'd expect. I'm a big fan of traditional British humor but this one didn't do it for me.

20
I Carry Your Heart
Midtown E
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in the topic of organ donation - the talkback afterwards was interesting and informative.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show that feels professional or a deeper exploration of the topic and its effects.

80
During previews
After
Midtown E
Interesting

See it if You're looking for a play with interesting discussions and some compelling performances.

Don't see it if A play with smoother dialogue and plot points - sometimes feels like a draft of a more cohesive play.

20
Overrated, Dull, Confusing

See it if You want to say you have or if you're looking for some impressive set pieces that hold up well.

Don't see it if You don't want a show that is dull and severely outdated.

80
Entertaining, Overrated

See it if You want to hear the amazing soundtrack live and want an all-around entertaining production.

Don't see it if You're bothered by a cast that overacts sometimes - might have been more powerful with original cast. It's enjoyable but kinda melodrama.

30
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Disappointing

See it if You're looking for a clever idea that could have made for a very successful black comedy or drama.

Don't see it if You're disappointed by poor writing, pacing and muddled acting that can't decide whether the tone is serious drama or dark humor.

90
On Blueberry Hill
Midtown E
Great writing, Great acting

See it if You're looking for a gorgeously written and brilliantly acted show that deftly handles complex emotions.

Don't see it if You're bothered by plays with slow starts and intermittent slower pacing.