Bill B 6229

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Reviews (34)
Great acting, Slow, Great writing
May 28th, 2022

See it if If you are a huge Chekhov fan, especially if you haven't seen this play performed in some time.

Don't see it if The pacing in the first half was a bit slow or you're looking for a fresh take.

Also The Blueprint Productions show of The Three Sisters was inconsistent. ... Read more Read less

Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Funny
January 17th, 2022

See it if You like sharp, clever comedies, well-acted

Don't see it if You don't like sandwiches. Also, there is only one set, the sandwich shop, if that is a demerit for you.

Also Clyde's is set in a sandwich shop where the owner and the employees ar... Read more Read less

Autumn Royal
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging
November 20th, 2021

See it if If you like clever dialogue and great staging

Don't see it if A two-person play with no actual scene changes or that much "action".

Also Autumn Royal is a two-character play in which two siblings, May (Maeve... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Disappointing, Insipid
November 7th, 2021

See it if You absolutely must see anything current-events related.

Don't see it if An uninteresting main character. Songs that ill-fit the mood of the play. An ill-explained plot.

Also I'll with the caveat and my friend and I left during intermission and ... Read more Read less

Le Grand Voyage
East Village
Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Absorbing
March 1st, 2020

See it if Like clowning or have any interest in seeing clowning done.

Don't see it if Require dialogue--this entirely physical movement, music and sound effects.

Also Le Grand Voyage is, as the program describes, "an experimental theatri... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting
November 17th, 2019

See it if A darkly atmospheric Richard III with a Richard with flashes of humor.

Don't see it if A three-hour play is too long.

Also For me, the essence of Richard III is that he is amused by his clevern... Read more Read less

During previews
Austere, Great acting, Great staging
October 13th, 2019

See it if You want to see an understated, but good, version of Macbeth.

Don't see it if You don't care for austere set design or actors switching roles.

Also The Classic Stage Company has put on a good version of Macbeth. Man-an... Read more Read less

West Village
Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting, Banal
September 22nd, 2019

See it if Well-acted, two-man show covering PTSD as the plot thrust.

Don't see it if Looking for anything particularly original or insightful on the subject.

Also Boogieban centers on an Afghan vet who may be suffering from PTSD and ... Read more Read less

Some good acting, Indulgent, Disappointing
May 26th, 2019

See it if If you haven't seen The Seagull in a long time and really want to.

Don't see it if An indulgent staging that feels like they wanted to make it a musical but just couldn't make the leap.

Also This play had much gratuitous physical business. Several instances in ... Read more Read less

The White Devil
West Village
Delightful, Great acting
April 7th, 2019

See it if Fast-paced and exciting.

Don't see it if The lighting lights up the front rows. The use of video to cover off-stage action may disorient some.

Also John Webster is no Shakespeare. His characters aren't subtle and his p... Read more Read less

Great staging, Great acting, Great writing
November 20th, 2018

See it if Fine acting, especially between the two leads. As to the writing, I mean, it's Sam Shepard.

Don't see it if The play is intense and there's a plot twist at the end that might bother some.

Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining
October 7th, 2018

See it if You want to see a show with actors jumping seamlessly between their characters and the characters they play in the stories in the play.

Don't see it if You're a non-Spanish speaker and don't want to deal with a small amount of dialogue being in Spanish.

Also Eight Tales of Pedro is a story-within-a-play set among a group of six... Read more Read less

During previews
Great writing, Thought-provoking
September 13th, 2018

See it if Chekhov is, well, Chekhov. This was a capably executed rendition.

Don't see it if You have a problem with theater-in-the-round as there will be times when some actors have their backs to you.

Also The acting was generally good, particularly Jay O. Sanders as Vanya an... Read more Read less

Before We're Gone
West Village
Great staging, Great acting
July 24th, 2018

See it if Good acting by Rideout and Zdrojeski and clever use of a small environment.

Don't see it if People who object to euthanasia or who are touchy on religious subjects may not enjoy the show.

Also Before We're Gone centers on two encounters, set 25 years apart (1956 ... Read more Read less

Wilder Gone
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting
June 13th, 2018

See it if You want to see a solid, funny play with a solid underpinning.

Don't see it if Not in the mood for a comedy.

Also Wilder Gone is a sharp, funny play about two women fighting over the s... Read more Read less

Dido of Idaho
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting
April 1st, 2018

See it if An engaging, well-acted play with some interesting ideas.

Don't see it if There is a small amount of stage violence.

Also Dido of Idaho name-checks the story of Dido and Aeneas. In the Aeneid,... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant
November 5th, 2017

See it if You like a generally well-acted and mostly faithful representation of a classic Greek tragedy.

Don't see it if Have accessibility issues as the theater is upstairs and there's no elevator.

Also The New Collectives company did a well-executed version of The Trojan ... Read more Read less

Intense, Great staging, Great acting
October 23rd, 2017

See it if You like well-acted intense drama by the playwright who wrote Doubt.

Don't see it if The two scenes are in different parts of the building--a problem if mobility is an issue.

Also This is an intense two-person play. Although the plot of two burnt-out... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great staging
June 12th, 2017

See it if A well-acted play that rose to the challenged of being performed on a park blacktop. The trims in the play were mostly well-chosen.

Don't see it if You need every word of a Shakespeare play performed or have a problem with female actors in parts such as Prince Edward and Richmond.

Also Smith Street Theatre's production of RIchard III is done in Carroll Pa... Read more Read less

Dated, Great acting, Great staging, Intense
May 21st, 2017

See it if Well-acted with Shay having a particularly nuanced performance. Great scene design.

Don't see it if Consider Strindberg's views on feminism to be a deal-breaker.

Also Strindberg's Miss Julie does represent the feminist upbringing of the ... Read more Read less

The Conspiracists
West Village
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
May 4th, 2017

See it if Clever take on reality possibly being up for grabs.

Don't see it if You need a linear plot line.

Also The Conspiracists is set in a church basement which is the weekly meet... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense
April 23rd, 2017

See it if An engaging and smart play with well-written, well-portrayed characters that deals with the aftermath of military service.

Don't see it if Any aversion to fight scenes as there is one.

Also The Reckless Season has good acting from all four performers and is a ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting
April 20th, 2017

See it if Classic Eugene O'Neill with some good acting.

Don't see it if "Posed" staging choices.

Also Odi Alibi did a fine job as the title character. Andy Murray was suita... Read more Read less

During previews
The Liar
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Funny
January 22nd, 2017

See it if You like energetic acting by a cast that clearly enjoyed what they were doing and clever wordplay.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for wordplay that is occasionally too cutesey.

Also This is an energetic and clever production. The rhymed pentameter seem... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing
December 23rd, 2016

See it if You like seeing fine acting by the leads and an untrimmed Macbeth.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play that is set, non-stop, on "fast"

Also This version of Macbeth was able to deliver the whole play in about tw... Read more Read less

West Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging
November 2nd, 2016

See it if A fine production with a particularly good Johnstone, Harrow and Page.

Don't see it if You have a problem with Shakespeare being done with modern trappings.

Also I received a comp ticket pursuant to a ShowScore program.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense
August 28th, 2016

See it if A well-acted production with an intense but not overdone Medea.

Don't see it if It has a violent plot even if the violence takes place off-stage. Fazal was great as Medea but is perhaps a bit young for the part?

Intelligent, Ambitious, Great staging
August 19th, 2016

See it if Intelligent play about children in the wake of war--set in the aftermath of the Russian Civil War

Don't see it if Some stage combat and violence involved.

Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining
August 18th, 2016

See it if Well-delineated characters with good chemistry. Some genuine good moments of interaction.

Don't see it if Perhaps over-evocative of Waiting for Godot. Sometimes got lost in its own mysteriousness.

Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Original, Delightful
August 18th, 2016

See it if A funny show which focuses on non-verbal interactions which are well-staged and acted.

Don't see it if There is one scene involving one character's total nudity.

The Effect
West Village
Intelligent, Intense, Great writing, Great acting
August 18th, 2016

See it if Intelligent, thought-provoking writing.

Don't see it if The two plot lines didn't always seem to mesh well.

Intelligent, Disappointing
August 18th, 2016

See it if Marital breakdown, aburdist-style writing

Don't see it if Sometimes the approach worked, sometimes it seemed posed and got in the way of connecting with the emotional landscape.

Cliched, Great acting, Great staging, Edgy
August 17th, 2016

See it if It had good acting and there was a convincing chemistry.

Don't see it if The backstory of the quartet's history and relationships was somewhat contrived.

Insipid, Indulgent, Great acting, Banal
August 16th, 2016

See it if Decent acting and the music and dancing were well-executed.

Don't see it if The music and dancing were gratuitous and distracting.