BwayB

New York City | Male
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Reviews (713)
80
Monsoon Season
West Village
Fun, Dark, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy dark comedies. Really excellent performances and fun slightly twisted story.

Don't see it if If you dislike monologue heavy shows. The 2 characters don't share much stage time together but I really enjoyed the format/storytelling

75
During previews
Informative, Relevant, Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to see a true NY story. The actor is incredible and plays countless characters. Each very different. Very impressive performance.

Don't see it if You dislike 1 person plays or would prefer something light or fun. Runs 2 hours w/o intermission. Would have enjoyed it more if 90min.

80
Intense, Realistic, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in stories about addiction & it's affect on families. Great performances, realistic story, emotional.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for something light.

82
During previews
Seared
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Characters are well developed and every performance is very natural & realistic. Funny and entertaining night out.

Don't see it if The only thing I didn't like was the long cooking scene at the top of Act2 that doesn't further the plot, it's simply just a person cooking

77
During previews
Power Strip
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You are interested in a timely realistic story about refugees and their struggles to survive. Very well acted.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light or comedic play.

80
Delightful, Light, Entertaining, Interesting story, Great singing

See it if You are interested in Garland. I didn't know too much about her life before OZ so it was interesting. Loved Margherita as Ethel Gumm.

Don't see it if If you are expecting drama. Theres a tiny bit but this is a pretty lighthearted musical.

84
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great set, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Unexpectedly very funny & quite entertaining. Impressive performance from Tomei. Great set, production & direction.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a traditional old fashioned production.

72
Confusing, Nice set, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to see great performances and are interested in a story about dementia and loss. Set was really nice.

Don't see it if You are easily confused or do not want to actively pay attention. Slower paced play.

70
Overly long, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy magic or mind reading and looking for something different on Broadway.

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional magic show. This deals more with mind reading and audience interaction.

87
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Expertly written & performed. Felt like I was spying on real life rather than watching a play, natural performances & realistic characters

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with nudity or simulated sex.

58
During previews
Cheap, Juvenile, Good for tweens, Disappointing

See it if I think there is a market for this for 9-12 year olds. I wasn't completely bored but I was not the target audience.

Don't see it if Very low budget production, more suited for regional theatre or smaller cities. If you are not under 16 I can't imagine you would enjoy it.

78
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Great performances and writing - well developed believable characters.

Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding accents.

72
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Great acting, Overly long, Informative

See it if You are interested in history or want to learn more about the time when LBJ was President. Well acted & well done production.

Don't see it if The show is a little dry and doesn't hold much emotional resonance.

70
During previews
Wives
Midtown W
Entertaining, Uneven, Funny

See it if You enjoy funny comedic performances. Show is formatted as short vignettes with a common theme.

Don't see it if I really liked the show up until the last scene, which wasn't cohesive with the theme of the previous scenes.

60
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Disappointing, Low energy, Boring, Slow

See it if You are a big fan of one of the actors and want to see them on stage.

Don't see it if You desire high drama or intensity. The entire play is VERY slow and subdued. Very little tension, no riveting moments or dramatic scenes.

77
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy plays that reveal plot points or "twists" slowly. Young and Adult casts were both great.

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

79
Little Gem
Chelsea
Funny, Slow, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Really Great performances, especially by Mason and an interesting way to tell the story. Has both serious and funny moments.

Don't see it if You dislike monologues. The play's is told through alternating monologues between the three women.

30
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
"so bad it's good", Stiff, Cringeworthy

See it if If you are a Rita Rudner fan.

Don't see it if This was not a good show. Embarrassing choreography, bad jokes, off key singing, stiff performances, the list goes on.

Also The show is so bad it actually has moments of "So bad it's Good", so I... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Magical, Entertaining, Great singing, Exquisite staging, Spectacular spectacular!

See it if A Must See! Exceptional staging, costumes, lighting, singing, choreography - Everything in this show is truly spectacular! WOW!

Don't see it if If you are in the mood for something subtle or serious this might not be your show but there is something for almost everyone to enjoy!

80
Light, Surprising, Fun, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to have a good time - the show is very funny and the cast is great. A play with some great improv thrown in.

Don't see it if I was not expecting much going into this but I had a great time. If you are looking for a traditional play this might not be the right fit.

79
During previews
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Really enjoyed the story and performances. Show is fast paced with a bit of intrigue and mystery.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in themes regarding motherhood, overcoming the past, trauma, etc.

85
During previews
Mojada
East Village
Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting, Dramatic, Intense

See it if Timely Medea adaptation. Great performances. Story moves. Great dramatic scenes and characters

Don't see it if You dislike soap operas, this show sometimes verges on that territory - however I don't think that's a bad thing. It's timely & entertaining

80
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Really great music. The story and performances are very realistic.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with occasional sexual references.

60
Amusing, Well acted, Has potential, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy behind the scenes stories of the entertainment industry. The concept is fun.

Don't see it if I felt the show needed to be quicker, sharper and funnier. It's only 75min but it felt slow at times and too long.

76
Aunt Jack
East Village
Fun, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy plays with LGBT themes and characters. Light, fun and entertaining.

Don't see it if You don't like LGBT plays.

60
Soft Power
East Village
Chaotic, Unfocused, Unconventional, Uneven

See it if You want to see an original musical. It's well intentioned.

Don't see it if Show was all over the place. First Act has some strange musical numbers like the Hillary Clinton burlesque number in McDonalds... Strange.

70
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Interesting story

See it if I thought the story was interesting and it was well acted.

Don't see it if You dislike plays that rely heavily on narration rather than dialog and actions to further the story.

75
Slow, Intense, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You enjoy shows with strong female characters and heavy themes. Great performances from the whole cast.

Don't see it if Told through a series of monologues, some poetic language. If you have a hard time following you may want to watch the movie beforehand.

75
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Informative, Entertaining

See it if Informative solo show about Bella Abzug. Harvey is great and the play does a good job at both informing and entertaining the audience .

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a one person show.

84
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Excellent performances & writing. Story develops in unexpected directions. Keeps you thinking even long after the show is finished.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production. This is a intimate show with simple yet effective staging. The performances/writing are the stars.

74
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Relevant, Great cast, Great music, Great singing

See it if You want to hear great music and a powerhouse performance by Josh Henry. Whole cast is great.

Don't see it if Something felt missing or unfinished for me. I think the show would benefit to have a book or some dialog to flesh out the characters more.

88
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Writing & Performances are great. 2 Parts goes by quickly. Well written/developed characters. Felt like bingeing a new tv miniseries.

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

Also I enjoyed the 2nd part better than the first, but I think that's expec... Read more Read less

73
The New Englanders
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Funny

See it if You enjoy comedic family dramas. Great acting, especially by the young actress.

Don't see it if It's a good show but about 15min too long.

72
Overly long, Funny

See it if You enjoy standup comedy.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for a play or are uncomfortable w/ talk re: blowjobs etc. I would have liked it better if it were 60min.

82
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Bloody fun

See it if You enjoy thriller musical comedy. Very fun & show builds nicely - Act 2 is really strong. Wish Lacretta had more material or songs.

Don't see it if Acting was great but some of the voices were not the best - certain songs could be vastly improved w/ better vocalists.

80
Dust
East Village
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy expertly acted 1 person shows. Theme around suicide, told from interesting perspective.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in themes regarding suicide and its aftermath.

76
During previews
Thought-provoking, Overly long, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Excellent performances from cast. Unexpected & story that's both entertaining & thought provoking.Would have rated it 80 if it was shorter

Don't see it if I enjoyed all three parts of the play but felt each was too long. 130min w/ no intermission would have been better at 90min.

68
Overly long, Great acting

See it if You enjoy 1 person shows and themes dealing with race.

Don't see it if You dislike 1 person shows. This one felt like it was a little too long.

77
Talent is Sexy
Midtown W
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy stories about actors or the performing arts community. Very well written, funny and entertaining. Story moves at a good pace.

Don't see it if If you dislike small off-off broadway plays with limited staging. It's a really fun play and I could see it moving to an off-bway stage.

88
Important, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Masterfully acted by Ripley. Felt fully absorbed into the emotional story. Extremely well written, touching, and thought provoking.

Don't see it if You dislike 1-person shows.

74
Great music, Great singing, Entertaining, Silly

See it if You are a fan of the music. The music and the singing were amazing, especially Lena Hall.

Don't see it if You dislike the music. Also, many scenes and songs seemed to go on for too long. The show could definitely benefit from some editing.

82
During previews
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Relevant, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy intense family dramas. Very well constructed play on a subject that we don't see much of in theatre. Great performances from cast

Don't see it if You are looking for something light or a comedy.

70
Relevant, Great acting

See it if Really great performances and story. The first half of the show is really strong.

Don't see it if The second half felt a little repetitive

90
Fairview
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if An excellent piece of theatre that tells a story non-traditionally. Keeps the audience engaged and thinking days after the performance.

Don't see it if There are confusing parts but that's the beauty of the show - it forces you to actively engage your mind and see the story below the surface

84
During previews
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Campy, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy campy/fun stories. Extremely catchy songs and powerful vocals. Annie Golden is amazing!

Don't see it if You are in the mood for something serious.

70
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You enjoy quirky eccentric characters.

Don't see it if You take theater too seriously or want a straight forward Checkhov adaptation.

80
Campy, Good music, Fun, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy stories set in high school w/ a sci-fi twist. Reminiscent of Little Shop of Horrors.

Don't see it if You are looking for something more serious. I saw it off broadway and enjoyed it better in the intimate venue but it's still very fun.

72
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Relevant, Great acting

See it if You interested in viewing a serious play about LGBT issues, set in Uganda. Great performances & some good intense scenes elevate this play.

Don't see it if It's well done but has been seen many times: gay person struggling w/ acceptance in community&family. Ending is inconclusive & unsatisfying

80
Handbagged
Midtown E
Informative, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You are interested in The Royals or British politics. The show is informative but also very entertaining with great performances.

Don't see it if The subject matter doesn't interest you than you will probably not enjoy.

90
Great writing, Masterful, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy intense/absorbing shows about a serious subject matter. The acting is incredible. Although serious there are some light moments

Don't see it if You dislike 1 person shows