BRUCE F 7160

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Reviews (45)
60
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you want to see a production of a classic Strindberg play.

Don't see it if you want to see good acting. You will wonder after seeing this play why it has the acclaim that it has.

Also A screeching, repetitious play. Some have said it is a precursor to Wh... Read more Read less

95
Riveting, Relevant, Must see, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see great acting, great staging and a thought provoking play.

Don't see it if I can't think of one reason not to see it. Oh, don't see it if you only like musicals.

Also Some of the best directing, staging, set design and lighting design th... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see three outstanding actors performing in a very funny and topical play.

Don't see it if you want to see heavy drama.

Also Loved the ending. It was the only possible outcome.

70
Funny, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a funny play about a 35 year old man with plenty of neuroses and issues.

Don't see it if you don't want to see another "coming out" play.

Also The play is way too long. It's 2 1/2 hours and needs to be cut. The ma... Read more Read less

100
Five words are not enough to describe this fiddler on the roof. it is absorbing, clever, delightful, enchanting, entertaining, exquisite, funny, great acting, singing, staging, writing, intelligent, masterful, profound, refreshing, resonant, riveting.

See it if you want to see a new way of presenting one of the great musicals. Fiddler On the Roof in Yiddish.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

Also Can't say enough about how wonderful this production is. The performan... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a play that needs a lot of thought to understand. My friend hated it. I liked it a lot. Very complex.

Don't see it if you want to see a play with an easy theme. This one is very difficult but stick with it.

Also The play, in my opinion, is about acceptance. If you think that there'... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a mindless musical that is fun.

Don't see it if you're looking for a deep and meaningful time at the theatre.

Also SPOILERS!!!... Read more Read less

70
Disappointing

See it if you've never seen On A Clear Day on the stage and want to hear the score.

Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned musicals.

Also The story is bizarre. The performances are just okay. I realize that t... Read more Read less

80
Intelligent, Entertaining, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like well acted, funny family dramas with very relevant themes.

Don't see it if you don't like nudity on the stage even though it does not last very long.

Also Will Brittain and Eli Gelb are outstanding and need to be seen. The co... Read more Read less

85
Great choreography, Great staging, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to hear one of the best scores ever written for the theatre. Also if you want to be able to see a classic musical.

Don't see it if you want to see a more contemporary musical.

Also What a treat to be able to hear this score live. The singing is outsta... Read more Read less

80
Epic, Intense, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you want to see a classic play by one of our most important playwrights.

Don't see it if you can't sit still for 3 1/2 hours.

Also The acting was a bit all over the place. Lesley Manville was extraordi... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy plays of ideas with outstanding acting.

Don't see it if don't like plays of play of ideas. There is a story but not in the conventional sense.

Also The play is also Riveting, Relevant and has Great Staging. Glenda Jack... Read more Read less

100
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see one of the best plays to be written in our live time and if you enjoy outstanding acting and staging.

Don't see it if you don't think that you can make it through 7 1/2 hours of theatre. Note: there are intermissions between the acts so you can stretch.

Also Flawless in almost every way. You don't see writing, acting and stagin... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Confusing, Ambitious, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see a play about race relations with good acting.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about race relations.

Also Without spoiling what happens, this play is very difficult to critique... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy clever lyrics and a very funny show that's very relevant.

Don't see it if you have problems with off color language. There's plenty of it.

Also I enjoyed the first act a bit more than the second act. Terrence Mann ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see a play with great character development, beautifully acted and relevant to the current culture.

Don't see it if you don't like coming of age stories about high school girls.

Also Excellent staging/direction. The play moves quickly. Funny and poignan... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like plays with a great script and great acting.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with gay themes.

Also I would have given this a higher score if it weren't for Michael Urie'... Read more Read less

72
Overrated, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you want to see great acting. Peter Friedman and Deanna Dunagan are worth the price of admission.

Don't see it if you like traditional stories. This play is more of a character study about a man and his relationship with his mother.

Also I think that the play is overrated. The critics' reviews were mostly g... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever

See it if you like great staging and sets.

Don't see it if you have the slightest aversion to risqué lyrics. The show is not for young kids.

Also Andy Karl was fantastic. The sets and staging are outstanding. However... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you want to see a thought provoking play that is, in my opinion, very depressing. The play is funny but...

Don't see it if you want to see a light comedy.

Also The play has very dark themes-that we cannot change our destiny and, i... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a play that makes you think about issues for our time.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical.

Also The play raises many issues that are relevant for our society. However... Read more Read less

75
Great acting, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want to see great acting. All 4 of the actors are stand outs.

Don't see it if you want a story with a satisfying ending. Or is that the point?

Also Very disappointing after the glowing reviews. A good companion piece t... Read more Read less

90
Profound, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if ...you like to think and enjoy well staged plays.

Don't see it if ...you only like musicals. This is a thought provoking, well staged play with music and dance.

80
During previews
Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like to see classic plays reimagined and if you want to see great acting. It's a powerful play.

Don't see it if you are a purist or just like musicals.

Also I had a difficult time with the South African accents. Even though I g... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see good acting.

Don't see it if you want to see a play with a satisfying ending. I have no idea what happened.

Also The play is in need of much clarification. We need much more informati... Read more Read less

60
Great singing, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want to hear Bob Dylan songs sung beautifully.

Don't see it if you don't want to be bored.

Also An extremely disappointing theatre experience. The play is fairly awfu... Read more Read less

85
Riveting, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see outstanding acting.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows.

Also An acting tour de force. The play was good but not as good as the perf... Read more Read less

75
Intelligent, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a play about acceptance and being true to yourself (as stated in the program) in a very different time.

Don't see it if you don't like gay themed plays and ones which require careful attention.

Also The British accents were definitely difficult to get used to. However,... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a world premier musical that has some very good elements including a very hard working cast.

Don't see it if you are bothered by an overly long show with some poor staging and a mediocre score.

Also The show is ambitious for sure. It is way too long at almost 3 hours i... Read more Read less

85
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like absorbing, relevant theatre with great acting.

Don't see it if you're looking to see a light play or musical.

Also A bit long at 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission but absorbing... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love new plays with outstanding writing, direction and acting.

Don't see it if you are looking to see Shakespeare's Richard III.

Also This is an outstanding play. It is so cleverly written and intelligent... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see great acting in a 50 year old still relevant play.

Don't see it if you are bothered by a "gay" play.

Also Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Robin de Jesus all outst... Read more Read less

85
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see excellent acting in an American classic play.

Don't see it if you don't like long plays. This one is just about four hours long.

Also Denzel Washington is excellent as Hickey in O'Neill's tragedy. A truly... Read more Read less

77
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you like plays with relevant issues.

Don't see it if you want to see a light comedy or musical.

Also Excellent acting by all five actors but especially Juan Castano. He ce... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you, like me, are an Ayckbourn fanatic and want to see his work no matter what.

Don't see it if you expect the hilarity of some of Ayckbourn's previous plays.

Also The acting is great in this play in which five actors portray various ... Read more Read less

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy plays that discuss very relevant social issues in a completely enjoyable way.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play about quotas and privileged white males.

Also Excellent acting. There is a monologue performed by Ben Edelman that i... Read more Read less

45
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you want to see some veteran actors on the stage.

Don't see it if you want to see a good play. This is boring, long has no focus.

75
Disappointing, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like seeing thought provoking theatre.

Don't see it if you don't like cerebral plays

Also Very disappointed after the NY Times review. It's fun but there are to... Read more Read less

80
For a previous production
Great writing, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy cleverly written musicals. This show is so much fun.

Don't see it if you want a big Broadway musical. This is off Broadway and is a small show.

Also The book is written in verse and is so clever as are the lyrics to the... Read more Read less

95
Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if just see it!!! It is everything that everyone has already said about it.

Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned, traditional musicals.

Also Bette Midler was outstanding although her voice did seem strained. The... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Edgy

See it if you enjoy excellent staging. The movement and dance are fantastic.

Don't see it if you don't like to see violence on the stage.

Also As has been reported everywhere, the acting is athletic and the men ar... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Riveting, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you want to see great acting and innovative staging of a classic play.

Don't see it if you want a traditional reading/staging of Hamlet.

Also Some people may be a bit confused by this production if they don't kno... Read more Read less

90
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you've never seen Miss Saigon before or, even if you have seen it, see it again. This is an excellent production.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

Also Both male leads were out tonight but the understudies were amazing. Bi... Read more Read less

80
Relevant, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you just want to have a good time and have a few laughs. Both Michael Urie and Arnie Burton are wonderful.

Don't see it if you want to see something very serious and dramatic.

90
Entertaining, Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if ...you like Glenn Close, Andrew Lloyd Webber, musicals with a great score and a great book. Actually, it's closing tomorrow.

Don't see it if ...you don't like musicals.