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Reviews (713)
72
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Uneven

See it if You enjoy stories about uncovering a family's past. The cast is excellent, really great voices.

Don't see it if There were parts I really enjoyed and others whose tone didn't match the rest of the play that could be completely cut

83
During previews
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Fresh, Great story, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy updated takes on a classic. Feels extremely fresh like it could have been written today. Great story and characters.

Don't see it if I saw it early in previews & felt that Lenk was miscast. Everyone else shined bright around her. Maybe she will improve by opening.

72
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Uneven, Slow, Relevant, Great story

See it if Very timely story about immigration in the US. I enjoyed the story and it's well acted.

Don't see it if Show could use some trimming. Many scenes even though they were good felt like they went on too long.

74
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Classic, Old fashioned

See it if You like classic musicals, Hollywood stories and are interested in seeing a show that is rarely revived.

Don't see it if You want something more modern or edgy.

66
During previews
Coal Country
East Village
Slow, Great acting, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if Really great acting from the entire cast and an interesting & relevant story.

Don't see it if If you dislike monologue heavy shows. I didn't care for the format, The characters don't interact much with each other, mostly monologues.

77
During previews
Traditional, Overly long, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You have never seen Molly Brown. I enjoyed the story & found it interesting. She let quite a life. Very talented cast, great voices.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a traditional or classical show. The book was updated but I felt they should have shortened it.

82
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Very realistic performance and great writing. Good balance of drama and some humor. Show moves by at a great pace. I really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if You want something light, although there is some humor the show deals with serious themes.

84
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You enjoy serious plays. Very clever concept showing 3 stories simultaneously. Excellent performances & engaging realistic story.

Don't see it if You are looking for something light. This show does require you to concentrate which is not hard to do when the performances are this good.

Also The 3 stories happening simultaneously takes about 10min to get used t... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Traditional, Moody, Great direction, Great acting

See it if You want to see a fairly traditional interpretation of Hamlet. Negga's performance is excellent & I enjoyed the moody staging.

Don't see it if If you would prefer a more modern or shortened version. It's a little long for my taste, I would have enjoyed it more had it been shorter.

58
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in the story and want to see a stripped down small production w/ 2 performers.

Don't see it if Performances were not where they needed to be to keep you engaged. Felt very slow & a little long. Saw 1st preview so maybe it improved.

77
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of any of the stellar cast members. Really amazing vocals in this show. Margherita is amazing as always. Fun story w/ heart.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a show with cartoony characters. There is a nice message and heart to the story.

Also Also really thought the costumes and wigs and props were very clever a... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Intense, Riveting, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Exceptional production & performances. Byrne is spectacular. Play is intense but has some darkly funny moments. Don't miss it!

Don't see it if Even if you aren't in the mood for a heavy play this production mixes in enough comic moments to make it palatable for everyone.

77
Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy stories about strained mother/daughter relationships. Very entertaining & interesting true story that I was not familiar with.

Don't see it if You dislike one person shows. Grant is not the best actress however I very much enjoyed her play so it ultimately did not matter.

75
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Entertaining, Well acted, Funny

See it if You enjoy sit-com style shows & interested in stories of marriage. I was mostly entertained and enjoyed it.

Don't see it if It's an entertaining show but nothing special and probably forgettable. Probably a better fit for off-bway. Could also be 15-20min shorter.

79
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Interesting perspective of the aftermath of a school shooting told through cops eyes. Really great performances! Last scene was WOW!

Don't see it if If the subject matter is too upsetting for you. This is the aftermath, so no violence is depicted on stage.

68
During previews
Overly long, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You're a big fan of Linney and want to see her on stage. She is a great actress but I have preferred previous plays she has done much more

Don't see it if It's slow and meandering. I was hoping for some kind of twist or hook but it never happens. Simple story of relationship w/ a parent.

80
Orpheus & Eurydice
Soho/Tribeca
Intimate, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You'd enjoy a modern retelling of the greek mythology. Super talented cast and very nice intimate production.

Don't see it if You dislike small intimate productions or don't like modern twists on classics.

77
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
Uneven, Good music, Talented cast, Overly long, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy stories with teen characters. The show starts off great and has some really nice feel good moments and songs. Cast is great!

Don't see it if This show could be great but they ned to take 30 min off the run time. I unfortunately started to lose interest during act 2.

72
Well acted, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy shows with quirky characters and interested in stories about loss.

Don't see it if You dislike small intimate shows with minimal sets. I liked the show but thought it was slow at times.

78
During previews
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You have an interest in the afterlife, mediums or communicating w/ those who have past. Story is entertaining and interesting.

Don't see it if The subject matter is not of interest or you dislike smaller productions with limited sets.

74
During previews
Well acted, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy classic plays. The story is interested and performances are good.

Don't see it if You would prefer something more modern or edgy.

77
During previews
Slow, Relevant, Informative, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You enjoy shows about strong women. Acting is great and themes are still relevant to today.

Don't see it if You dislike smaller 2 person shows.

82
Great music, Fun, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of Little Shop or have never seen it before. Very polished production. Great puppet. Incredible songs. Very fun.

Don't see it if Vocals from some of the cast were a little disappointing but not a reason to not see it.

75
During previews
Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You're an Alanis fan or enjoy teen soaps. It's entertaining & hits on many current issues. Act2 has the better songs & was overall stronger

Don't see it if You dislike Alanis' music. Could be shortened, There are a few songs I had never heard before that could probably be cut.

Also EARLY PREVIEWS. I wish some of the vocals had been stronger. Some were... Read more Read less

84
Edgy, Absorbing, Abstract, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy non-traditional storytelling that makes you think & can be interpreted in many ways. Really Great performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for a straight forward "easy" play that doesn't activate your mind.

86
During previews
Guilty pleasure, Fun, Great story, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a super JUICY story. I wasn't aware of it all. Immensely entertaining & surprisingly a very fun show. Amazing vocals/catchy music

Don't see it if You prefer more high falutin musicals. This show is a Guilty Pleasure in the best possible way.

Also I was surprised how fun this show was. I was kind of expecting it to b... Read more Read less

50
During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
Well-acted, Thought-provoking, Boring, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You find business meetings enjoyable or like political plays. I enjoyed the last 15 minutes or so & could appreciate the message.

Don't see it if I found the first hour to be very slow, dry & boring. It felt like I was sitting on just an average business meeting.

Also I think I would have liked it better if it were maybe 70 minutes. Also... Read more Read less

92
Dana H.
Gramercy
Riveting, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy dark or intense stories. I was riveting start to finish. O'Connell is incredible.

Don't see it if You prefer something light or fluffy.

82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Really great story, performances and music. Has a little of everything, drama, history, singing. Really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a 2 act play. Aren't in the mood for a serious play.

68
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Intense, Uncomfortable, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if You are in the mood for something dark or edgy.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with sexual situations or language regarding sex.

Also It's an interesting concept but it needs work. The middle scene went o... Read more Read less

81
Six
Midtown W
Entertaining, Energetic, Catchy music, Great singing, Fun

See it if You are interested in the wives of Henry VIII. Very clever concept. Amazing music, incredible vocals. It's a very fun night out.

Don't see it if If you want to see a traditional musical. It's staged like a concert w/ each getting a # to tell their story + several group numbers.

Also If you aren't super familiar with the six wives I would recommend read... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Slow, Great acting

See it if Really great performances from the entire cast.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a long show. First act was too long & not much happens, all of the good stuff happens in act 2.

92
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Great dancing, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant revival. Fresh & current. Excellent choreography/dancing. Impressive staging/direction. Incredible Cast! Do not miss it!

Don't see it if You are a purist and don't want to see a fresh and new take on a classic.

Also Tony and Maria have INCREDIBLE chemistry. I feel like you don't see th... Read more Read less

65
Paradise Lost
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in the Adam&Eve story. Most of the dialog was very modern and sometimes funny. Alison Fraiser & Eve were great!

Don't see it if The subject matter doesn't interest you. It could be 20min shorter, the first scene in particular felt way too long.

69
Disappointing, Uneven, Great cast, Amusing

See it if You're a fan of any of the cast members, they are all talented. The story is fairly entertaining but songs derail momentum.

Don't see it if I enjoyed the story but found the music unnecessary. Would have enjoyed it more if it were a comedy w/ no songs.

52
During previews
Darling Grenadine
Midtown W
Uneven, Cliched, Overly long, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in seeing small original musicals. The show is overly sweet (not in a good way) but I liked the more serious scenes.

Don't see it if Too much of the show is WAY too sugary sweet, to the point where it was kind of annoying. A song about Licorice? ::Eyeroll:: no thanks

Also It has some potential but should really be cut down to 90min with no i... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Fresh, Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You're intersted in Dracula told through a modern feminist lens. I really loved this adaptation, very fun. Felt like watching a mini series.

Don't see it if You dislike darker stories or not interested in the story of Dracula.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if Solid and very well done production with great performances. Story is a bit of a whodunnit which captures your attention nicely.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in stories regarding race or seeing a show with an all male cast.

75
Campy, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy farcical campy humor. I really enjoyed the story most of all and liked the nod's to the style of old hollywood movies.

Don't see it if I didn't find it all that funny and didn't laugh that often but I could still appreciate the story and the show.

55
During previews
Slow, Dull, Disappointing

See it if The portrayal of a small town and the people that live there is probably quite accurate but that doesn't make it a worthwhile watch.

Don't see it if Story had potential but it ultimately doesn't go anywhere, no climax and the end fizzles out, not satisfying.

94
Inspiring, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Best bio musical I have ever seen. Tina's story is epic & inspirational. You leave the theater on a high.

Don't see it if This has a very wide appeal. I don't know who wouldn't be able to appreciate the incredible story and performances.

Also We saw Kayla Davion as Tina (on her Debut performance as Tina) and she... Read more Read less

79
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Entertaining, Dramatic, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy large scale productions. The staging is really great and so are the performances. Good story w/ some dramatic scenes.

Don't see it if You aren't looking for drama and prefer something light.

77
During previews
One in Two
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy unconventional ways to tell a story. Great performances. Relevant story.

Don't see it if You dislike shows with actors playing multiple characters.

84
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy shows with lots of characters, all very well defined, interesting and multi-layered. Story is engaging and entertaining.

Don't see it if You dislike long shows. Although this is long it goes by pretty fast.

85
Great music, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the score to Evita or have never seen it before. Cast is great with amazing vocals.

Don't see it if You don't like Evita or shows that are completely sung through.

45
During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Unfocused, Slow, Way too long, Dull

See it if You enjoy dreary stories about family & relationships. Actor playing the son is really good.

Don't see it if Show is VERY slow and low energy. It's a 3 hour "epic" that should be an hour shorter. Lots of convos that add up to nothing.

Also There are 2 intermissions and I wish I had left after the first one. V... Read more Read less

82
For the Girls
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love Kristin. She's amazing as always.

Don't see it if If you aren't a Cheno fan.

Also I preferred Love Letter to Broadway she did a few years back, the setl... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Great Holiday show for everyone. Lighting & Sound Design really amazing. Overall production is extremely well done.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a Holiday Show.

79
Great acting, Great music, Entertaining

See it if You want to see some great performances and hear some beautiful music. Cast is great!

Don't see it if You are looking for a peppy splashy show with big musical numbers.

Also I hate to comment on seating but the chairs and seating used by this t... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Great acting, Uneven, Unfocused, Disappointing, Way too long

See it if only for the performances. The actors are all great despite the script.

Don't see it if There is a decent play in there but it gets muddled w/ lots of interruption from the "writer" who rambles on & does not add anything.

Also It's easy to see the many parallels between this story and our current... Read more Read less