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Complex, Intense, Absorbing, Entertaining, Unsettling

See it if A unique musical with material that is typically reserved for heavier plays. Interesting unsettling story thats well performed.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to think outside the box when it comes to musicals. Realistic storytelling with some shocking moments.

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Well acted, Creative, Clever

See it if You like historical stories told through a creative lens. The actors do a great job at playing various characters throughout the play.

Don't see it if You dislike smaller productions or actors playing multiple roles.

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During previews
Overly long, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in themes of women equality, aging, etc. Well acted & says something about women in society. Story builds & climaxes well.

Don't see it if The show is overly long, a lot could be trimmed and focused to make it more effective and enjoyable.

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Exquisite, Incredible acting, Beautiful score, Entertaining, Moving

See it if Theater at its best! Close is spellbinding & emotionally powerful!Mesmerizing start to finish. Days later it still resonates strong.

Don't see it if The vocals are not the best on broadway, but Close's acting more than makes up for it! A must see for first timers & fans of the original!

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During previews
Average, Amusing, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in stories of aging, facing mortality, coping with Alzheimer's disease, etc.

Don't see it if It's good, not great, and does not pack the punch that plays with similar topics have done in the past.

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Interesting, Great music, Entertaining

See it if You like strong pop/rock scores, historical story told through modern lens. Ensemble is great, Perez & Burnside are amazing w/ WOW vocals.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy seeing new shows in workshop phase. Could use trimming.

Also While Nassey has written a good show he should highly consider passing... Read more Read less

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Confusing, Fun, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love immersive/interactive theater. McKittrick Hotel does a great job of transporting you into this world from moment you step in. FUN!

Don't see it if The story can get muddled and unfocused at times. There is a lot going on here, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

Also Actors are giving it there all and it's an overall fun experience. It'... Read more Read less

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Resonant, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like dark dysfunctional family dramas, balances comedy/drama nicely. Acting is superb.

Don't see it if You have a hard time understanding thick accents. It's important to be actively listening or you will miss things.

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During previews
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the batman films, superheroes, comic books or one man shows. It's well performed and a cute concept.

Don't see it if You haven't seen the Batman films. You need to at least have familiarity w/ some of the Batman movies in order to get the references/jokes.

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During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like classic plays that still come off fresh and relevant. Story unfolds very realistically with a satisfying ending.

Don't see it if If you aren't interested in issues dealing with open marriages, infidelity, etc.

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During previews
Absorbing, Riveting, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if An incredibly crafted adaptation of a Chekhov play. Masterful performances by Cate & Cast! Engaging, Thrilling, Engrossing! Lots of Drama!

Don't see it if It's a must see!

Also The writing, acting and chemistry between the actors are all top notch... Read more Read less

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Great for kids, Entertaining, Fluffy, Cute

See it if You love Christmas or You have kids or family in town. It's cute and the production is well done .

Don't see it if If you aren't big into Christmas music or you don't have kids family visiting you can prob skip it.

Also I really enjoyed their summer show this last year much better. The son... Read more Read less

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Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an intimate production w/ an incredible performance by Sutton Foster. The entire experience felt quite special.

Don't see it if You dislike small productions & intimate settings. The costumes/wigs could be better & would have liked more musicians but its a great show

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During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Cliched, Clever

See it if You like cute, easy to digest stories. The all a cappella is impressive & a creative concept. The cast sounds great.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production or want to see something cutting edge. While the a-capella concept is original the story is typical.

Also Also, during the introduction of the gay couple we see one of them try... Read more Read less

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During previews
Relatable, Repetitive, Well acted, Disappointing

See it if You are a fan of Vardalos, Strayed, advice columns or are interested in problems that effect relationships. Cast is good & it's well acted.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional narrative. The format is pretty much a series of Q&A's which frame Sugar's life story.

Also I found it kind of repetitive and didn't love the format but there wer... Read more Read less

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During previews
Fun, Surprising, Great music, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a good time. It's a crowd pleaser, entertaining start to finish. Cast is great & the music is wonderful, super catchy.

Don't see it if Theatre elitists may turn their noses up at it, but its a fun, easy to digest, somewhat familiar show that will appeal to mass theatergoers.

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During previews
Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy comedic dramas about dysfunctional families/relationships. Fantastic acting and engaging story w/ flawed/relatable characters.

Don't see it if It's a great off broadway play. It doesn't break any new ground necessarily but it doesn't need to. It's entertaining w/ a good story.

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Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Personal

See it if You are a fan of Chenoweth or great performers. She is in top form, incredible vocals, funny, personal and heartfelt. Loved every minute.

Don't see it if No reason not to see one of Broadway's best!

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Overrated, Entertaining, Drawn out, Indulgent, Funny

See it if You are a fan of Kroll & Mulany or these characters. There are some genuine laughs and fun moments. Lots of fun NY references

Don't see it if You aren't familiar with them the schtick may get tired. Comes off as feature length SNL sketch, funny moments but I'd prefer the highlights

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During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You like shows about romantic relationships w/ gay characters. Urie gives strong performanc! Once the story takes off it's engaging & great

Don't see it if You don't like shows w/ LGBT themes. I found the bickering/debating between 2 leads a bit tiresome in beginning.

Also I wasn't a fan of the staging, felt I was constantly having to look to... Read more Read less

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During previews
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy smartly written relationship/dating comedies w/lots of laughs & heart! Very entertaining w/ satisfying/realistic story outcome.

Don't see it if You want a serious play or dislike relationship plays or intimate venues.

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During previews
Cute, Great singing, Slow, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy shows with LGBT characters or you've never seen Falsettos. It's a nice show and the cast is great, especially Block!

Don't see it if Small scale production. Seems more fit for off Broadway. Parts seem dated b/c of how far we have come w/ LGBT themes in tv/film/theater.

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During previews
Disappointing, Uneven, Unfocused, Fun staging

See it if The concept is clever, the staging is fun and there are some nice moments.

Don't see it if It's a good story but it needs focus. There is too much going on and the tone of the show is all over the map. Needs at least 30min cut.

Also The rap songs seem like almost a carbon copy of Hamilton. A little too... Read more Read less

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During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy dysfunction relationship/family sitcom's w/ a dose of drama. Had elements of Married w/ Children, Ab Fab, Roseanne.

Don't see it if You want to see something new. The concept is super clever but the story is nothing new, which is ok! It's fun with many laughs!

Also Really enjoyed seeing the characters evolve over the decades. It works... Read more Read less

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During previews
Compelling, Great writing, Engaging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like stories about strong female characters! Cast is great & Rachel Weiss is FANTASTIC and gives a dynamic multilayered performance!

Don't see it if You dislike women at the forefront of a story.

Also It's a polished production and compelling story. I was completely enga... Read more Read less

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During previews
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like complex family drama's exploring issues re: money, aging,politics, mental health, relationships. VERY realistic portrayal of family

Don't see it if Act 1 is a bit of a slow build but the payoff in Act 2 makes up for it in spades.

Also The writer does a fantastic job at throwing so many family issues into... Read more Read less

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Painful, Boring, Slow, Pointless, Excruciating

See it if The set and immersive atmosphere upon entering the theater was nice. Some of the acting is ok but the material is abysmal.

Don't see it if You value your time. The story is all over the place & a mess, no clear direction or point of view, pacing is SUPER slow, drags on forever.

Also I seriously couldn't wait to get out of the theater. I don't understan... Read more Read less

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During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Powerful story showing rippling effect of gun violence. Writing is vivid & realistic. Ireland embodies the role & is mesmerizing.

Don't see it if Would be Ideal for those who feel our gun laws are fine the way they are to see this, in hopes of it being an eye opening experience.

Also Again the writing and the acting are top tier. This is an important pl... Read more Read less

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During previews
Disappointing, Overly long, Slow, Strange, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy dystopian stories. Parts of it are entertaining, the supporting characters are fun, it has potential but needs a lot of reworking.

Don't see it if It should be a 90min show, there are some interesting moments but by the end I was ready to get out. Acting is uneven. Ending is a let down

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Delightful, Whimsical, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Masterfully done puppetry w/ adult humor. A delightful story with whimsical visuals, non stop laughs, heart & a nice message.

Don't see it if You hate puppets, however the two main characters are so well developed and performed you feel like you're watching real people.

Also The best production I've seen at 59E59 and I've seen a lot there. It w... Read more Read less

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During previews
Predictable, Slow, Relevant, Satisfying, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in issues regarding race, class & office politics. It climaxes well; Left the theater having really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if Some parts are a bit slow, 15min could be trimmed to move the story along. It's a bit predictable but ultimately satisfying.

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Intense, Great acting, Frustrating, Dark, Gritty

See it if You like dark dramas with characters who are in hopeless and hard situations. The performances are great. Have patience & stay for Act 2.

Don't see it if Bobby is so over the top & obnoxious in Act 1 that it distracts from the story & other actors and overall enjoyment of the play.

Also Director needs limit Bobby's "outbursts" and literal bouncing off the ... Read more Read less

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During previews
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like classic shows that have been updated. It's superbly directed with great comic timing, lots of laughs and all around fun.

Don't see it if You dislike period pieces. Even if you aren't typically a fan of classic shows, this is easily accessible due to the great writing/direction

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Unfocused, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You like large male ensembles & enjoy great performances by actors living in their roles. The scene at the end of act 1 is excellent.

Don't see it if I found it subpar to other Wilson plays I've seen. There are 2 great scenes but other than that it's pretty slow w/ not a lot happening.

Also There is a lot of time taken up by secondary characters who don't cont... Read more Read less

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Amusing, Slow, Uneven, Entertaining

See it if It's entertaining enough, w/ some amusing and funny moments. Randy Graff is superb and steals every moment she has - a total joy to watch.

Don't see it if The pacing at times tends to drag. One of the actors was either miscast or poorly directed and unfortunately the show suffers because of it

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Fun, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy magic shows & magicians. Good for tourists who don't want to see a traditional play or musical.

Don't see it if You are looking to see real theater. It's entertaining for what it is but is more suited for Vegas.

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Really bad, Messy, Cheesy, Excruciating

See it if If you're a tourist who has never seen a broadway show or a Cirque Du Soleil show you might be entertained since you have nothing to compare

Don't see it if Just don't. The show is a total mess. Acting/Writing is horrible. The circus tricks weren't even very impressive. Don't waste your money

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Fun, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy modern retelling of classic plays. The performers are chameleons playing multiple characters easily- very funny! Lyrics are great

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purists and are expecting to hear traditional Elizabethan language.

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Dull, Boring, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You would enjoy being a fly on the wall of typical family conversations, that aren't necessarily all that interesting.

Don't see it if You dislike slow shows or need strong story, action, or conflict. It moves along at a snails pace & not a lot happens.

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During previews
Ambitious, Must see, Great staging, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a spectacularly staged creative show with a superb cast that is equal parts magical, mysterious, delightful & dark. Loved it

Don't see it if See it. It's the most ambitious production I've seen at MCC or Lucille Lortel. I was impressed from the moment I walked into the theater.

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Great writing, Great acting, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy subtle & smart humor. The writing/direction/acting is top notch. Cast has incredible chemistry & their comedic timing is amazing.

Don't see it if You don't find uncomfortable situations & awkward conversations amusing.

Also This was the first preview and the cast could not have been more in sy... Read more Read less

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Great acting, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You are a fan of the movie or Jason Sudeikis. It's a good story and the last 20 minutes are especially engaging.

Don't see it if You don't like minimalist staging or slower paced stories.

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Energetic, Unfocused, Relevant, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in the black panther or similar political movements. The cast is good and has great energy with powerful vocals.

Don't see it if The idea and concept are good but the production needs some fine tuning, editing and focusing.

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During previews
Heartfelt, Sweet, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy endearing shows with humor & heart, and like female led plays. It's a great story that holds up well and stays true to the movie.

Don't see it if You want something dark, heavy or cutting edge. Just like the movie, this is a sweet easy to digest story that has a little of everything.

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Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You're interested in stories of economic struggle & consequences from choices we make. Thought provoking w/ Strong performances by all!

Don't see it if The setup takes a bit too long to get going. Once it does, it's great at times but the filler scenes should be condensed. Should cut 30min.

Also Definitely

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Original, Magical, Beautiful staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if From moment you enter the theater you are immersed into it's world. One of the most unique & enjoyable theatrical experiences I've had

Don't see it if If you enjoy musical theater it's a must see!

Also Expect this to do extremely well come Tony time. Every aspect is top n... Read more Read less

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Racy, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You've never seen Les Liaisons before. Excellent production on all counts. Delicious story- captivated start to finish. Beautiful staging.

Don't see it if If you are looking for something light, although there is definitely some comedic moments. 3 hours flies by.

Also I was slightly disappointed in the climax, was hoping for a bit more b... Read more Read less

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Classic, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy classic shows with a twist, british comedy and heightened language. It's a delightful production with a great cast.

Don't see it if You have difficulty or don't have the patience to listen intently to 18th Century English or dislike classic literature/old fashioned plays

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Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Light or enjoy watching masterful performances. Light is excellent & has you hanging on to her every word.

Don't see it if Running at 55 mins, it's a little short. Felt there could have been more to the story and would have liked to have seen it play out.

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Boring, Unfocused, Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in seeing a story dealing with evangelicals. Martin has a few engaging scenes that provoke thought. Winters is also good.

Don't see it if Show is long winded and drawn out. The direction/writing has no clear point of view. Left having no idea what the writer was trying to say.

Also The few good moments are diluted due to long drawn out scenes that don... Read more Read less