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Reviews (89)
92
King Lear (BAM)
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Great interpretation, Thought-provoking

See it if You are looking for an entertaining interpretation where all the characters are SUPER extra and Goneril is surprisingly sympathetic

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or can't handle the vertigo-inducing balcony seats of the Harvey Theater

70
Trifles
Upper W Side
Interesting, Well-acted

See it if You like rural, historical mysteries that intersect with gender politics

Don't see it if you are looking for a substantial play. It was very short and bare bones

100
Yerma
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Devastating, Great acting, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a devastating, disturbing, and brilliantly portrayed story of a woman's self-destruction

Don't see it if You are not mentally prepared to be emotionally exhausted. This play is beautiful but brutal. Also if you are sensitive to strobe lights.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Whirlwind, Dizzying

See it if You love classic musical theater, want something fun that will also sneak up on you and make you feel things

Don't see it if You don't enjoy rich people shenanigans or shows with lots of plotlines

95
The Low Road
East Village
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great concept

See it if You enjoy fun, parable-eqsue stories about economic theories

Don't see it if You love capitalism or Ayn Rand.

90
Relevance
West Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a nuanced exploration of the pitfalls and challenges of political discourse

Don't see it if You are sick to death of politics

75
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Thought-provoking, Charming, Great acting

See it if You like small-scale personal plays about humanity

Don't see it if A lot of the dialogue felt like it was pulled from generic inspirational quotes about life and happiness

100
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Gorgeous, Masterful

See it if You want to experience a gorgeous, impactful yet humorous tale of ephemeral human connection

Don't see it if You are looking for a show-stopping spectacle

68
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Scatterbrained, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy ridiculous, absurdist well-executed comedy

Don't see it if you're expectations are high. This show feels like it has a vague point its trying to make but ultimately fails to impact at all

89
Slow start, Funny, Delightful, Energizing

See it if You're looking for a jump-to-your-feet fun time at the theater

Don't see it if You're looking for a profound, meaningful show

77
Great acting, Great singing, Problematic, Thought-provoking

See it if You are looking for an epic, big budget revival of a classic show

Don't see it if You don't like simplistic romantic arcs and some well-meaning but ultimately racially stereotyped characters

85
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Nostalgic

See it if You loved the movie and want a lovely night of childhood nostalgia. Also Ramin Karimloo has the voice of an angel. See it just for him

Don't see it if You don't want to see a more realistic adaptation of the movie where Rasputin and Bartok have been replaced with Soviet officials

90
Enchanting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see Miranda's first Broadway hit in an intimate, community-based setting

Don't see it if You don't enjoy community theater

65
Clever, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You like unique place settings for Shakespeare

Don't see it if You are looking for top-notch classic theater

72
Interesting, Funny, Ambitious, Overrated

See it if You enjoy watching philosophical ideas colliding with each other

Don't see it if You're annoyed when things aren't as profound as it thinks it is.

100
Great acting, Intense, Must see, Riveting, Masterful

See it if You're looking for an amazing work performed to perfection.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare???

88
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Fun, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a fun, musical adaptation of a rarely performed Shakespeare play

Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare purist looking for an original text adaptation of Measure for Measure

94
Enchanting, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Charming

See it if You want to have an all-around lovely time at the theater watching the lovely Bette, Donna, or Bernadette.

Don't see it if You're looking for a thought-provoking drama

70
Entertaining, Funny, Confusing, Light

See it if You like Cole Porter and want to have a fun time seeing a classic musical

Don't see it if You're wanting something modern

94
During previews
Her Opponent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Must see, Fascinating

See it if You want to have your views and biases challenged regardless of the candidate you supported in a fascinating thought experiment

Don't see it if You can't handle any more politics.

87
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You're looking to see a well-acted classic piece of American theater.

Don't see it if You're looking for a lot of action.

100
Indecent
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful, Profound

See it if You are looking to be moved by a historical story that will deeply resonate.

Don't see it if You aren't emotionally prepared.

94
Must see, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want to see a well-acted version of Taming that doesn't shy away from the misogyny.

Don't see it if You aren't a Shakespeare fan, or don't like it when shows mix up the genders of the cast.

67
What We Wanted
Midtown W
Interesting, Pretentious, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in a show that explores the complexity of a polyamorous relationship

Don't see it if you find the dialogues and plights of upper class academics tiresome

55
Foolerie
Midtown W
Funny, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like slapstick humor

Don't see it if you are actually looking for a Shakespearean Musical Comedy.

63
Disappointing, Funny, Interesting, Cool concepts, Muddled

See it if You enjoy high-concept shows that challenge traditional story-telling

Don't see it if You are looking for something more straightforward and polished. It felt like an early draft and tried to do/tackle too many things at once

40
Poor acting, Boring, Bad writing

See it if You want to support the representation of Deaf stories and experiences. You can ignore Joshua Jackson's atrocious acting

Don't see it if You are looking for a thoughtfully conceptualized narrative with compelling characters

95
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Relevant, Beautiful, Great writing, Ambitious, Resonant

See it if You want to see a beautiful story about the struggles between a mother and daughter and the struggle of the immigrant experience in the US

Don't see it if You are looking for a light, fun show that doesn't address a major political issue

90
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy the exploration of complex, moral quandaries within our criminal justice system

Don't see it if You are looking for spectacle or for something light

62
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You want to have a fun, easy time jamming to classic rock and classic music

Don't see it if You are expecting more of a blend/mashup of the two musical styles, with the exception of a couple songs, they mostly just alternated songs

100
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You want to be engrossed in a beautiful, surreal experience that will stick with you

Don't see it if You don't have the stamina for 7.5 hours of theater. You are uncomfortable with full nudity

84
War Paint
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You want to see two titans of Broadway portray two titans of industry

Don't see it if The score and the book are a bit of a let down.

68
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if a bizarre, abstract, coming-of-age story portrayed by two actors giving it their all is your jam.

Don't see it if you get frustrated with hard-to-understand accents or prefer straightforward storytelling.

85
Oedipus El Rey
East Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy well-devised, modern adaptations of classic plays

Don't see it if You're a traditionalist, are uncomfortable with full nudity, or the story of Oedipus itself

91
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Funny

See it if You are looking for an intersectional Mean Girls that showcases the similarities and differences of teenage girls across the world.

Don't see it if You don't like coming of age stories in any context

45
Disappointing, Terrible staging, Insipid

See it if You need to see a show that's family-friendly

Don't see it if You don't appreciate shows that are seemingly just looking to cash in on a childhood classic without putting any effort or love into it

94
Assassins
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You want to see Sondheim at his best and most innovative

Don't see it if You don't like non-linear plots

85
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Uncomfortable

See it if You want to see a modern and relevant take on Julius Caesar that challenges your political opinions

Don't see it if If are overwhelmed by the political climate and don't want it to bleed into your theater experience

88
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Fascinating, Resonant

See it if You're intrigued by stories that explore the tension between Western and Asian culture, and the line between fantasy and reality

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with full, male nudity

10
During previews
Disappointing, Poorly acted, Nonsensical, Insipid

See it if You want to see everything Elevator Repair Service produces, regardless of quality

Don't see it if You don't think sexual blackmail is farcical, you want actors to actually know their lines, you like it when jokes make sense.

95
Joyful, Resonant, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You are looking for a joyful, magical experience that celebrates community

Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare purist looking for a straight interpretation

88
For a previous production
Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like slapstick comedy, and plays within plays, and laughing out loud

Don't see it if You're looking for a high-brow night at the theater.

93
Amelie
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Heart-warming

See it if You want to have an uplifting, lovely time in the theater.

Don't see it if You love the movie. I haven't seen it but according to my friend it wasn't a very faithful adaptation.

87
Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Great staging

See it if You loved the books and want to see a clever musical adaptation and if you enjoy piece-meal set designs that require creative stage magic

Don't see it if You want serious theater.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love Sondheim and want to see his music performed by amazing vocal artists in an immersive setting. Definitely try for a main floor seat

Don't see it if You don't like dark comedy or small spaces.

90
During previews
Clever, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting

See it if You're looking for a mostly fun time at the theater with a moderate amount of thinking

Don't see it if You are at all disconcerted by full frontal male nudity.

95
Cymbeline
Upper W Side
Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a great Shakespeare show that rarely gets performed

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

74
Matilda
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Disappointing, Fun, Great acting

See it if You are looking for a family-friendly show that's pretty silly

Don't see it if You loved the book. It takes entirely too many insipid liberties.

95
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You're a sucker for a redemption arc - this show has one of the best I've ever seen. Also if you want to see staging that is basically magic

Don't see it if You are looking for great music. With a couple of exceptions, the music is almost entirely forgettable.

65
Held Momentarily
Midtown W
Failed potential, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You're a New Yorker looking for an excuse to commiserate with a musical about the MTA

Don't see it if You want to see something...good?