BwayB

New York City | Male
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Reviews (713)
83
During previews
In the Green
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Metaphysical, Abstract, Great music, Great singing

See it if You're interested in metaphysical or spiritual journeys. The music and vocals are amazing, especially Grace McLean.

Don't see it if You aren't up for somewhat abstract storytelling.

72
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Overly long, Engaging, Entertaining, Well acted

See it if You enjoy character dramas. Talented ensemble. There are some great scenes.

Don't see it if Show feels a little long - some parts dragged.

75
Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if Very unexpected (in a good way) with great performances .

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with nudity or sexual situations.

82
Octet
Midtown W
Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Really inventive concept for a show. The music and the vocals are VERY impressive. Subject matter is relevant to today.

Don't see it if You dislike the format of A Chorus Line or Assassins. This is similar where each character has a song but it's all connected by a theme.

77
Continuity
Midtown W
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy "behind the scenes" stories about the film industry. Very funny. Realistic performances from the cast.

Don't see it if There are some parts that drag the show down. The scientist is a bit boring but I think that is the point.

80
Something Clean
Midtown W
Intense, Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You enjoy intense shows. Excellent performances and some riveting moments. I'm always impressed w/ Roundabout Undergrounds play selection.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a heavier subject matter and would prefer something light or comical.

74
Proof of Love
West Village
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy great performances and an interesting story.

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

75
During previews
Great acting, Realistic, Slow

See it if This show really gets by and is elevated due to the exceptional very natural performances from both leads.

Don't see it if The story is kind of slow with several scenes that don't amount to much. Would have enjoyed it better if it were 90min.

57
Burn This
Midtown W
Unfocused, Boring, Slow, Disappointing

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

Don't see it if You dislike slow paced shows. There are many scenes of lots of a talking w/ little to no action or development. I found it pretty boring.

70
During previews
BLKS
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy entertaining funny shows. Reminded me of a half hour dramedy that would be on HBO. Great comedic actresses!

Don't see it if Some parts meandered a bit, but could very well be tightened throughout previews.

70
Unconventional, Great acting, Confusing, Abstract

See it if You want to see a great performance from Murphy. I also enjoyed the staging and use of lighting & projections.

Don't see it if A little strange and confusing, def wont be everyones cup of tea. Ultimately it's well done but there were parts I wish had gone by faster.

74
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Overly long, Great acting, Informative, Interesting

See it if Really great performances & direction. What could potentially be a dry plot becomes more lively thanks to staging, direction & musical #s

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a nearly 3 hour long play. There are parts that drag. I would have enjoyed it more if it were 2 hours in length.

92
All My Sons
Midtown W
Masterful, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Intense family drama w/ Incredible performances & superb writing. Arthur Miller really is in a league of his own.

Don't see it if If you appreciate plays there is no reason not to see this. My favorite revival of this season.

68
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Cute, Amusing, Funny, Disappointing

See it if The strongest element of this show is the book. There are some very funny parts.

Don't see it if Since there are no memorable songs the show as a whole is a bit of a disappointment. Most songs are either unnecessary or boring.

72
Long, Slow, Great acting

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare and want to see great performances.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a 3.5 hour play or dislike Shakespeare or slow shows.

68
During previews
Unfinished, Repetitive, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like darker comedies about romantic relationships with somewhat unlikable characters who are entertaining. Overall I liked the story.

Don't see it if It feels a little unfinished. First 2 scenes are too long/repetitious and I would have liked to have seen more after the 3rd scene

50
Educational, Informative, Dry, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy history & intersted in seeing an informative documentary style show. 90% of the text is narration, not dialog.

Don't see it if You prefer shows that SHOW you a scene rather than TELL you. It feels like an audiobook or reading of a wiki page not a play.

Also The show pretty much goes through the timeline of events that is prese... Read more Read less

50
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Boring, Disappointing, Slow, Dated

See it if You are interested in History and stories about labor issues, unions, etc. Talented cast but material doesn't connect you w/ the characters

Don't see it if You like a strong story w/ an arc & well developed characters. Scenes are more like vignettes within the same theme. Didn't care for music.

94
During previews
Clever, Refreshing, Original, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Everything a musical revival should be: creative, imaginative & ORIGINAL! Great way to tell THIS story TODAY. Loved orchestrations & staging

Don't see it if You prefer a "paint-by-numbers" carbon copy of the original. I wish more musical revivals would take chances like this production did.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You have an interest in the Clintons or shows exploring themes around relationships. Really excellent writing/performances.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Clintons. However you still may Identify with some themes or relationship issues that are explored.

75
Holy Day
West Village
Great acting, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy serious shows with intense/heavy moments. Very well acted.

Don't see it if You dislike shows in a small or intimate setting or are looking for something light.

57
During previews
Overrated, Disappointing, Thin, Reductive

See it if If you are a big fan of the temptations you will probably be anywhere from mildly amused to very entertained.

Don't see it if Plot points and characterizations rush by so quickly it doesn't allow you to become emotionally invested in the story or characters.

80
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Classic, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy classic musical comedies. Very polished production. Entire cast has impeccable voices. Very impressive Bway Debut from Styles.

Don't see it if You are looking for something more modern or edgy.

75
During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy quirky stories with off-beat characters. Show is a little weird (in a good way). Strong Act1 - was really into the story.

Don't see it if Act2 needs a bit of work. It didn't carry the momentum from first act & needs some tightening. But altogether it's enjoyable & fun.

20
During previews
Disappointing, Banal, Excruciating, Insipid, Boring

See it if Even if you like Chick Flicks (I do) I think it best to stay at home and watch one instead of sitting through this.

Don't see it if Extremely un-creative. 4 women sing about their love of chick flicks, w/ no real story. Boring, uninteresting, unfunny.

Also Also two different sets of production members talked INCESSANTLY durin... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Open
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Outstanding writing & acting. Megan Hill is captivating and takes you on an emotional journey- I was very impressed with her performance

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

66
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of baseball or sports. Great performance from the leading actress.

Don't see it if If you don't have an interest in baseball your mind may wander.

45
Long Lost
Midtown W
Unfocused, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if There are a couple scenes that were okay.

Don't see it if Unfocused and too long. Last scene drags on forever. Whole story amounted to nothing.

68
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Interesting story, Slow, Disappointing

See it if The story is interesting and the way it's told it's well done.

Don't see it if Unfortunately the pacing is VERY slow at times. It was only 1hr 20min and it felt a little long.

72
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Traditional, Classic, Well acted, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the story and want to see a fairly traditional stage adaptation.

Don't see it if You are expecting it to be as quirky, fun or inventive as Hamil's previous plays. This is a standard production of the story.

70
Original Sound
West Village
Well acted, Terrible seating, Entertaining

See it if Interesting entertaining story with some twists. Good performances.

Don't see it if You want to sit comfortably. Seats are extremely narrow w/ NO space between them. You are smashed up against those next to you.

Also Normally I wouldn't comment on the seating but I was uncomfortable fro... Read more Read less

55
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Unimaginative, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a 90min version of Macbeth.

Don't see it if You are expecting a fresh or updated take on the story.

Also The marketing promises Macbeth set in an all girls high school. From t... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Great cast, Great music, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if The music, orchestrations and singing are very impressive. A treat to see in an intimate venue. Strong Female Characters!

Don't see it if You dislike shows with minimal sets

85
During previews
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Surprising, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy dark comedies w/ flawed but likable/entertaining characters. Great performances. Story has comedy, drama, darkness & surprises

Don't see it if The humor reminded me a lot of "The Comeback" w/ Lisa Kudrow. A bit dark & uncomfortable. Not everyone will "get it" but I did and loved it.

72
During previews
Slow, Overly long, Great acting

See it if You enjoy flawed and quirky characters.

Don't see it if I enjoyed the characters and story however I felt it dragged on for too long. Would have liked it better if it were condensed.

78
Surprising, Great cast, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a good time at the theatre. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Kritzer is hilarious & really steals the show.

Don't see it if You are looking for something serious or for "high art". It's a silly show but lots of fun, it really won me over by the end.

78
During previews
safeword.
Midtown W
Well acted, Fun, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy fun shows with a somewhat risque theme. Fun and interesting story, likable characters, fast paced.

Don't see it if If your uneasy about the BDSM subject matter however the show is not raunchy and the relationship story is the primary focus

22
Pointless, Boring, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You want an excuse to check out Hudson Yards or The Shed.

Don't see it if You don't want to be bored. The first 30mins of this show is literally a man dictating a script to a woman who is typing. Seriously? lol

Also The lighting is so dark that you can barely make out the faces of the ... Read more Read less

79
After
Midtown E
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy conflict dramas. Great performances and writing. Show moves by at a quick pace.

Don't see it if You would prefer something light.

80
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy dark comedies that explore serious & timely themes. Extremely funny & great performances from the cast.

Don't see it if You prefer superficial comedies that don't have anything to say.

96
During previews
Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Beautiful music, incredible orchestrations and a great story that feels original/new. Everything about this production is stellar.

Don't see it if If you are a fan of musical theatre you should see this show.

74
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Confusing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You enjoy older, darker shows that utilize heightened language. I liked the more modern setting and staging.

Don't see it if Would have been more entertaining if they had modernized some of the dialog. The story is pretty dramatic so it's not impossible to follow.

75
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Silly, Great dancing, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate great singing and dancing. Lots of dance numbers and ballet.

Don't see it if You can't get past the silly premise.

69
During previews
Perp
Midtown W
Good story, Improbable, Well acted, Slow

See it if You are interested in stories involving corruption of Justice system. The story is definitely interesting.

Don't see it if You can't suspend disbelief at some of the plot points. First scene was excellent but subsequent scenes were on the slower side.

47
During previews
Sophomoric, Strange, Silly, Messy, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy physical comedy and jokes about bodily functions, farting, penis's, etc. Performances are good.

Don't see it if The material and tone is all over the place. Hopefully it will improve during previews. Lots of repetitive jokes that weren't all that funny

78
During previews
Ain't No Mo'
East Village
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy entertaining shows that also make you think. Themes very relevant to living in today's America.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play format. Show consists of 15min or so vignettes that are all loosely tied together. I thought it was great!

90
During previews
White Noise
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if EXCEPTIONAL writing & acting from entire cast. Great Multi-dimensional characters. Concept makes you think & story commands your attention.

Don't see it if Don't let the 3+ hour runtime scare you - the performances and writing are so good that the show moves at a great pace.

78
During previews
The Mother
Chelsea
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Huppert or great performances. She's excellent!

Don't see it if You dislike shows with non-linear or traditional time lines. It can be a bit confusing at times but it's ultimately a satisfying experience.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Meandering, Needs work

See it if You like slow paced shows w/ religious themes. Seems like the type of show that would be performed in churches or church communities.

Don't see it if Very Slow -. By the end of act 1 there is no hook or direction of what story is trying to be told. Doesn't hold attention. Needs work.

77
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Cute, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if Rupp is excellent in the role. Funny, entertaining and realistic. Show does a good job of showing her internal journey and struggle.

Don't see it if Parts are a bit slow and could definitely be tightened. Overall it's a nice entertaining show.