BONYC

Manhattan

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Reviews (87)
82
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Good acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Underrated, Perplexed

See it if classic style entertaining, however perplexing drama with great set. Off-Broadway show with all Broadway show attributes.

Don't see it if musical, boring or experimental theater is your interest.

73
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Great costumes, Great staging, Great singing

See it if elaborate production with great singing mostly suitable for older children.

Don't see it if not for small children, don't cherish fairy tale stories. Some very loud blaring segments.

Also Modern, huge auditorium with low comfortable seats.

73
Poignant, Captivating, Quirky

See it if emotional play well portrayed by six actors and especially woman character played by creator Mr. Bush. Show is worth attending.

Don't see it if expecting raunchiness, elaborate staging, It is not comedy , but entertaining melodrama.

76
Rudimentary set, Enjoyable, Good choreography, Great singing

See it if for enjoyable comfortable evening with good singing and choreography.

Don't see it if interested in fast track, rap performance. Expect more accompanying instruments than piano.

75
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if For great acting and staging, yet confusing drama.

Don't see it if you don't like to sit 90 minutes without intermission. Looking for funny show.

69
The Exes
Midtown W
Inadequate, Nice set, Entertaining

See it if for basic entertaining value with good staging and acting at comfortable modern venue. Better quality than most Off-Broadway performances.

Don't see it if Not as funny as expected, somewhat verbose. No home run here. Bring your hearing aid - some dialog is not well projected.

66
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Puny, Slow, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if for plain musical entertainment. Pretty good set, singing and few laughs.

Don't see it if seeking fast paced polished top notch musical.

Also Expect to climb stairs.

54
Butterflies
Midtown W
Mediocre script, Vapid, Fervent, Tedious

See it if good acting. Cute miniature set at times feels like children presentation theater. May work for undiscriminating Aldrovandi followers.

Don't see it if Script is tedious and not very compelling that makes is impossible to overcome by two hard working actresses. Broom puppets are foolish.

68
Disappointing, Ambitious, Confusing, Cliched

See it if interesting Checkoff classic interpreted, staged and performed by Russians.

Don't see it if theater is on 2nd floor with many steps and may not operate due to water saturated ceiling -my performance was discontinued at intermission

74
Dated, Cliched, Good acting, Absorbing

See it if for good traditional play centered all about Irish theme. Dealing with conventional family situations, but nicely flowing to sadness.

Don't see it if looking for avant-guarde play or strictly comedy. This is not Broadway production, but very good for Off Broadway.

86
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Dated, Good acting, Captivating, Elaborate set

See it if Over the top drama import from Britain with large cast. Story is dated but writing and acting is captivating.

Don't see it if prefer comedy and easily to comprehend English. There is lot of smoking herbal cigarettes, that is more invasive than tobacco smoke.

52
The Bare Truth
Midtown W
Quirky, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if get few laughs and to support trying to succeed presentation if not demanding high quality production.

Don't see it if considering creators and actors credentials, this show is not up to that standard. Music interludes are too long and the dialog needs trim.

57
During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if professional production with subject matter particularly attractive to american black. Presented with inevitable homosexual content.

Don't see it if above does not entice your interest.

49
Roller Dynasty
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you must and are millennial. Young audience, particularly ladies seem to have enjoyed the show.

Don't see it if belong to mature age group and looking for sensible show. Navigating long flights of stairs to 3 rd floor would present difficulty.

69
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Muddled, Moralizing, Underdeveloped, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if of Punjabi descent or interested in Sikh culture as is portrayed in Wisconsin.

Don't see it if play is poorly presented. Consist of Punjabi cultural acceptance in uneven and moralizing style. There is garish pirate scene to dodge.

79
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if well acted sophisticated production introducing partially live snooker game and engaging real snooker champion is a treat.

Don't see it if even with using headset - missing many punchlines delivered in British accent will annoy you.

57
Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid, Dated

See it if "girls" (women) social and feminist historical changes in song are must see for you.

Don't see it if no really good reason to see this show. I fell asleep and my wife didn't care for the show either. Sound person needs to do much better.

84
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great direction, Captivating

See it if like to be entertained via silly intricacy delivered as period French farce in verses with play on words. Great costumes, acting & direction

Don't see it if only serious drama or Broadway rendering would do. You will need to listen attentively to rake in all the fun.

Also Duke theatre is modern designed venue.... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Perplexing, Idiosyncratic, Compelling music, Fine singing

See it if interested in unique music and good singing in intimate setting with rudimentary staging. Intent to experience new rendering of subject.

Don't see it if expecting only traditional fable. This production deviate to recent time with confusing interconnections and passionate political situations

70
During previews
Goldstein
Midtown W
Dated, Cliched, Somber, Heartwarming

See it if interested in twentieth century three generations family heartwarming travails. Singing is soft and occasionally weak.

Don't see it if not interested in jewish family acceptance of gay son. For musical storyline is too elaborate with expendable sections.

90
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Very entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Riveting

See it if fully entertaining and riveting performance. Broadway quality exquisite presentation in more intimate setting. One of MTC best productions.

Don't see it if seeking scholarly thought-provoking drama. Don't appreciate untoward jabbing at Donald Trump.

66
Romantic Trapezoid
Midtown W
Fluffy, Loquacious, Uninspiring

See it if for lightweight verbose play on relationship commitment topic.

Don't see it if seeking intellectual or fast paced play.

67
During previews
Disappointing, Static, Talkative, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if interested in idea for debate on religion among three historical giants in afterlife. Portrayal of Jefferson and Tolstoy is authentic.

Don't see it if as much as I would have welcomed such debate, script is unfortunately NOT COMPELLING. Many segments are softly spoken - bring hearing aid.

73
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Great music, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Uneven singing

See it if for Prince and nostalgic Broadway musical fans that enjoy musical revue. Nice rendition of " If I were a rich man" by Chuck Cooper.

Don't see it if Musical numbers were better in original musicals and some songs have boring and dated lyrics, but the music is rich Singing is inconsistent.

73
During previews
Kim's Convenience
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Predictable

See it if interested in Toronto Soulpepper Canadian theatre experience. Show is sitcom like with humor and not always politically correct. Good acting

Don't see it if don't like sitcoms with predictable simple plot. May have difficulty understanding Korean accent.

50
Mediocre, Overrated, Undeviating, Vapid

See it if must see Ms. Barton on stage and every solo performance on Broadway.

Don't see it if expect elaborate staging or entertaining show. It is not worth Bway theater ticket price. Good acting can't make up for pathetic script.

54
Soul Survivor
Greenwich V
Disappointing, Overrated, Farcical, Gruesome, Juvenile

See it if enjoy staring at exposed male, play with gruesome act. Are juvenile and seek juvenile performance. Theodore Roosevelt is well portrayed.

Don't see it if above does not speak to you

49
Quirky, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Friend of performers, Like hopscotch vignettes. Few attendees have enjoyed the show. Swan lake sketch amusing. Actors show misplaced talent

Don't see it if Having walked out at intermission, rare occurrence for me. Primitive set, costumes, lines and rest. Really waste of time for me and spouse.

66
During previews
The Giant Hoax
Midtown W
Dated, Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if for good singing and music. Perhaps good for older children.

Don't see it if hard to produce elaborate musical in off-Broadway. Overall impression is of high school production. Lead singer could use some amplification

Also Venue has comfortable seats with decent leg room.... Read more Read less

67
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Overrated, Disappointing, Good staging, Great acting

See it if for good acting and nice set in modern venue with authentic sound effects.

Don't see it if by consensus very uncomfortable chairs. Overrated show in the way the script is handling subject.

93
Must see, Hilarious, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if best entertaining show on Broadway for adults with thicker skin.

Don't see it if easily offended. Show has rouchy content and maybe insulting to devout.

Also Leg room is pretty limited.

87
Long Lost
Midtown W
Masterful, Delightful, Entertaining, Underrated, Great scenic design

See it if great intricate staging with great acting. Wholesome entertainment. Average ratings are far below where they deserve to be. Go and enjoy.

Don't see it if Plot may not be most adventuresome and uncanny for some. Otherwise I can't think of any reason not see the performance.

53
God of Marz
Midtown W
Absurd, Contrived, Farcical, Mishmash

See it if for brief aerialist performance at the end that is not relevant to the show. Insane, but funny portrayal of Jesus and enigmatic God.

Don't see it if goofy heretical scenarios may offend you. Mishmash farcical fantasy with limited entertainment value may not be worthwhile.

50
During previews
Insipid, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you have at least slightest interest in Lautrec. Happen to be in neighborhood with time to kill for inexpensive drinks.

Don't see it if Expect lively cabaret. No chanson songs. Hard to understand with overpowering soundtrack.Limited best seats are reserved.

68
Freakish, Overrated, Good acting, Great voices, Ambitious

See it if good singing and acting. Fantastiks musical songs in shoestring production and tiny venue. I have particularly enjoyed voice of Mr. Oesterie

Don't see it if Performance is gravely affected by characters in freakish costumes: sagging, ripped and stained long johns of Henry and Mortimer.

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Great costumes, Absorbing

See it if Great costumes and singing. Audience of 90+% females. Cher fans will enjoy her career story restated.

Don't see it if Not fan of Cher and the period. Not interested in lavish productions.

53
Rudimentary, Entertaining, Short, Confusing

See it if for talented young playwright and cast at early stage of their carriers.

Don't see it if interested in more seasoned performance. This show is rudimentary in all aspects.

Also Venue is fresh and comfortable on second floor with steep narrow stair... Read more Read less

77
Great dancing, Romantic, Weak singing, Dramatic, Nice music

See it if you can appreciate outstanding dancing by all, but especially ballet by Ms. Dvorovenko. Enjoyable nice music.

Don't see it if unless you have excellent hearing. Singing by Mr. Greene is particularity at times trounced by the music.

53
Gemini
Midtown W
Disappointing, Wacky, Stale, Trite

See it if In 70's young men struggling with his homosexuality in wacky Italian neighborhood.

Don't see it if not interested in topic. Much inaudible dialogue including punchlines. Over the top dated sitcom like performance.

70
During previews
My Parsifal Conductor
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if interested in historical plays and Wagnerian topic. Play is mainly about selection of Jewish conductor for christian themed opera.

Don't see it if expect polished play that deserves better edited script particularly the role of Nietzsche and his foolish entry / exit points.

Also Venue is dated, but has comfortable seating with generous legroom and ... Read more Read less

63
During previews
Hurricane Party
West Village
Overrated, Disappointing, Banal, Pointless, Insipid

See it if spare time to see predictable rowdy party in southern accent.

Don't see it if you value your time. Many multi talented performers and creators couldn't bring this show to any meaningful purpose to attend

89
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful, Resonant

See it if for Broadway quality show. Time well spent in theater, easy & entertaining performance.

Don't see it if I don't understand the low scoring reviews. Me and my spouse both enjoyed the show. Don't see it you accept the bad reviews.

60
During previews
Moolah
Midtown W
Disappointing, Verbose, Cliched, Banal

See it if willing to hang around for better second act. Love anything mob and or gay oriented.

Don't see it if Not as funny as advertised. This play falls short on the account of the dialogue among only two men is not good enough.

Also for good exercise walk up the stairs.... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Disappointing, Awkward, Tedious, Verbose, Overacted

See it if for politically if not historically correct casting. Avantgarde unembellished pipe set. Church vs God vs State philosophical discourse.

Don't see it if Joan comes across as feisty smart-ass rather than spiritually enlightened heroine. Execution of smocks among some costumes is ludicrous.

60
During previews
The Children
Midtown W
Disappointing, Nattering, Insipid, Arduous

See it if chit-chat is your idea of good theatre. Accomplished acting and professional stage set.

Don't see it if not worth Broadway ticket price and your time. MTC should be more selective of screenplays they select. This one is poor choice.

86
Authentic, Enchanting, Entertaining, Good choreography, Delightful

See it if oldies deliver bona fide memories of times more simple and pleasant. Well done show. Singing is good but apparently without live music.

Don't see it if you detest fifties popular songs and costumes.

90
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Great singing, music & acting

See it if must go to experience this sweet and relaxing all around well done performance with great cast. Classical old fashioned style like Oklahoma.

Don't see it if can't stand musicals, still you may want to make exception for this entertaining show. You won't regret attending unless you are true morose

77
Quaint, Romantic, Slow paced, Unique, Poetic

See it if interested in ancient chinese fable exhibited in operetta musical form. Brings this chinese genre closer to english speaking audience.

Don't see it if not intent on romantic & poetic at times slow paced classical melodrama. Show is well done, but still off-broadway production.

79
Spoon River
Midtown W
Great singing, Great music, Entertaining, Confusing, Monotonous plot

See it if looking for great singing accompanied by gratifying music performed by large group of actors playing multiple instruments.

Don't see it if looking for usual storyline, dislike open casket viewing, morbid set and subject. Music however is uplifting and fun.

66
During previews
Asinine, Farcical, Good singing and staging

See it if you like to attend performance with absurd / farcical plot and otherwise pretty good production . Nice performance by Jim Borstelmann.

Don't see it if you expect Elvis song/s and live music on stage. Will not get past the ridiculous plot.

Also Venue is modern with good legroom.