Benway

New York City | 18-24 | Male

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Reviews (162)
Preview trick or treat
30
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.

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90
Great acting, Great writing

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.

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80
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want an interesting, thoughtful play with solid performances all around.

Don't see it if You're looking for a particular stand-out performance or perfect writing.

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70
Funny, Slow

See it if You want an easy-to-digest show performed by an energetic cast.

Don't see it if You're looking for something especially unique or are bothered by slow pacing.

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80
During previews
Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to watch Jeff Daniels absolutely electrify the stage.

Don't see it if Outside of the gripping court room scenes, the play can move a little slowly at times.

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100
Delightful, Enchanting

See it if I'm gonna be honest, this is one of the best things I've ever done.

Don't see it if You hate joy.

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80
During previews
Epic, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for cutting edge stagecraft, high octane choreography and mindblowing puppeteering. It's a very entertaining show.

Don't see it if You're bothered by a weak plot and uninspired characters dished out by the king of fanfic style writing, Jack Thorne.

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90
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if It's got one of the best live performances I've ever seen (from Jason O’Connell) and an extremely strong supporting cast as well.

Don't see it if You're bothered by a slow and slightly confusing start - the play hits its stride halfway through the first act and keeps getting better!

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70
Confusing, Great acting

See it if You want to watch one exceptional performance and are interested in a well-staged play with an interesting premise.

Don't see it if You're bothered by clumsy writing and uneven ensemble performances.

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100
Must see, Profound, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to watch a cast of incredible actors deliver a fast-paced, powerful and intricately woven story populated with deep characters.

Don't see it if You hate theater.

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20
During previews
Incomprehensible, Confusing

See it if You want to watch seasoned actors struggle (and unfortunately mostly unsuccessfully) to do something, anything, with an abysmal script.

Don't see it if You’re frustrated by messy writing with irrelevant and meandering storylines that use illogical and confusing plot devices to go nowhere.

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90
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy slice of life shows superbly acted by an ensemble with a lot of chemistry.

Don't see it if You’re bothered by slightly contrived dramatic points.

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90
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for an incredibly clever, layered, meta show that is well acted across the board and consistently entertaining.

Don't see it if You get confused easily or are bothered by bits that occasionally are stretched too long.

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80
Uneven, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Everyone should see the final short - it is powerful and beautifully executed on every front.

Don't see it if The other two shorts have some good ideas and moments, but execution is a little wonky in a variety of areas.

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90
Fun, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You're looking for a high-energy, fun, engaging and all-around well done show.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of campy humor or are looking for a quick evening of theater (the show is quite long although it rarely seemed to drag).

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30
Slow, Forgettable

See it if You're a huge fan of the singer and her life or really into cabarets.

Don't see it if You're looking for a memorable production.

Preview dust
80
Contrived, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for some good acting, staging and an absorbing plot.

Don't see it if You want 3D characters (the characters are plot devices) and consistency throughout (the unexplained rap in the middle is nonsense).

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20
Unwatchable

See it if You want to see two poor actors struggle their hardest with abysmal, truly head-scratching material.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show that succeeds in being empowering, poignant or intelligible. It's entertaining, but not for the right reasons.

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40
Dull, Insipid, Cliched

See it if You're a colossal fan of Donna Summer and want to hear her songs performed live.

Don't see it if You're not interested in a bland cookie cutter show that dances away from all the dramatic elements of Summer's life.

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80
Great acting

See it if You want to see great acting and some very clever staging and storytelling.

Don't see it if You want an idea that sustains itself for an entire show - it does wear thin and falter at times.

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30
Slow

See it if You're a die hard Alan Ayckbourn fan and want to see some anecdotes with the occasional good plot idea.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of the type of dry, dull humor and dialogue that would have already felt dated 50 years ago.

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80
Great singing

See it if You're looking for a rousing score sung in by deliciously gruff voice of Ben Caplan , who is a captivating performer.

Don't see it if You're looking for a strong story arc.

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10
Excruciating, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You're obsessed with the songs and just have to hear them live.

Don't see it if You'd hate a lengthy take that removes the villain and populates the world with melodramatic characters more 2D than the original animation.

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70
During previews
Great acting, Aimless

See it if You want to watch great actors and a well-produced production deliver a thoroughly watchable play.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play with any real strong story - it is a little wandering and underwhelming and definitely overlong.

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90
Intense, Great acting

See it if You want to watch superb actors handle an interesting, relevant new story.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in plays discussing topical subjects of censorship.

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90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting

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.

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90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want a wonderfully acted and terrifically fun show!

Don't see it if You're looking for a memorable score.

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80
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want a funny and enjoyable talk on today's politics.

Don't see it if You're looking for ground that hasn't already been well-covered by comics recently.

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80
Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You want to watch three brilliant actors working at peak performance.

Don't see it if You're bothered by circular dialogue and a play that ultimately doesn't go anywhere.

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80
During previews
Long, Great staging

See it if You're looking for an insanely talented group of dancers and acrobats that push themselves to their absolute limits.

Don't see it if You want a show with a cohesive flow and one that doesn't run much longer than it needs to.

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80
During previews
Entertaining, Cute

See it if You're looking for a cute, fun show that is enjoyable throughout!

Don't see it if You want a show with a little more meat or depth.

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80
Interesting

See it if You want an interesting history of some of our most important inventions presented by a passionate collector.

Don't see it if You're annoyed by the children's birthday party vibe of the venue and awkward audience participation - would definitely be better for adults

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30
Slow, Confusing

See it if You're a huge fan of Kurt Vonnegut and want to see his entire body of work onstage.

Don't see it if You're bothered by a messy, slow and humorless play.

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90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to watch a superb cast tackle a tight, emotional 90 minute show.

Don't see it if Although the cast is great, one of the stories is written a little more unevenly than the other which makes the pacing sometimes jumpy.

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100
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of the film or just want to enjoy a high-energy laugh-out-loud ride!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of light comedies or musicals.

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60
Great staging, Dated, Confusing

See it if You want a beautifully staged and well-performed rendition of this show.

Don't see it if You're bothered by dated, confusing and unevenly paced shows.

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60
During previews
Dull, Great acting

See it if You're a big fan of Irving Berlin or Hershey Felder - he is without a doubt a very talented performer.

Don't see it if You like biographies with real dramatic impact - the beginning drags majorly and overall it is muted and a bit dull.

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100
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to watch a masterful cast deliver Joshua Harmon's best play yet.

Don't see it if You're looking for high drama or overall not interested in subtle family dramas.

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70
During previews
Mixed

See it if It's hard to judge this show - some of the performances are excellent and some are abysmal. The quality of the plays ranges drastically.

Don't see it if You're looking for a consistent show. Some of the performances, especially LaBute's show, are phenomenal however.

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100
Great writing, Great acting

See it if You're looking for a smart, beautifully written and exquisitely acted powerhouse.

Don't see it if You don't like long shows without intermission or shows that are primarily dialogue-based.

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80
During previews
Confusing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to watch extremely energetic actors who obviously love their job deliver a funny, charming show.

Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy less random and absurdist - the story, although fun, isn't particularly cohesive.

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70
Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for a clever, engaging mystery of a premise that cleverly weaves drama with interestsing TED talky science.

Don't see it if You're bothered by a plot that tapers off unevenly into unspectacular reveals and uneven acting across the cast.

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80
Confusing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for a well-acted production with some very compelling scenes. It doesn't feel nearly as long as it is either!

Don't see it if You want a show with a strong central plot - it's a well-written play, but the story is meandering and many scenes don't drive the plot.

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60
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You enjoy talky plays with some interesting philosophical debates.

Don't see it if You're bothered by contrived dialogue, some awkward acting and misguided pacing that mars a potentially interesting theme.

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80
Resonant, Great acting

See it if You want to see a quick, well-realized one-woman show about a meaningful relationship.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play that isn't sometimes jumpy.

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70
Confusing, Great acting

See it if You want to see quality actors handling the topic well.

Don't see it if You don't want a play that's structure can be confusing.

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90
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to watch a fabulous actress carry an absorbing, dark and deliciously penned tale.

Don't see it if You want something especially theatrical - this could easily be an audiobook.

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During previews
Muddled

See it if You want to see a relevant topic discussed at a theater with consistently high production values.

Don't see it if You want to avoid a clumsy, muddled and ineffective study of a powerful subject - both belabors its own point and misses the core emotion.

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Great singing

See it if You're looking for great performers to deliver an interestingly crafted show. Concerts aren't really my thing, but the production was good!

Don't see it if You want any kind of story with your show or are looking for a show a little more concise and less long.

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70
During previews
Great acting, Slow

See it if You want a well-acted show that deals with interesting themes in a mellow, low-key fashion.

Don't see it if You want a show with a little more momentum and dramatic impact.