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Reviews (73)
89
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are ready for Ivo Hove’s production which updates some of the action. lead singers are terrific. dancing is new and great in its way

Don't see it if Use of large screens was distracting in many places but like hd allows close ups. Does dwarf some live staging. New dancing would bother

Also This is a new production with new dancing and omits I feel Pretty. I s... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Intelligent, Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a serious two hander that deals with abortion, rape and family ruptures

Don't see it if You have trouble with a fairly thick Dublin accent from the male character which can make following the dialogue challenging

70
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a one man keyboard playing storyteller who recounts tales of his family and community warts and all

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable in a crowded bar venue. You don’t care about bleak but true stories of life

87
Boogieban
West Village
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy outstanding performances in an effective and affecting play about soldiers with PTSD, loyalty and the closeness which binds

Don't see it if You are unable to hear about and empathize with the traumas confronted by our young soldiers generation after generation

72
During previews
Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a thought provoking coming of age story narrated by a 19 year old in small town Scotland recalling his summer as a 9 year old

Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding Scottish accents especially in a venue with noisy air conditioning

80
During previews
Little Gem
Chelsea
Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy interrelated well acted soliloquys by 3 generations of women reflecting on their lives and loves

Don't see it if You seek action and don’t enjoy wordy shows

72
During previews
Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You love Mint revivals of early plays never performed in NY which are dramatic and thought provoking The female lead is very strong

Don't see it if You are frustrated by some poor casting and a male lead who does not project his voice making it difficult to catch some crucial plot points

84
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy two terrific performers play Jekyl and Hyde in a fast paced 80 minute show streamlining the moral implications of experiments

Don't see it if You don’t like imaginative retelling of classics on a shoe string budget with fabulous performances

79
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A probing play questioning the meaning of success for millennials. Is it money? Friendship? Satisfaction with one’s day?good questions

Don't see it if Somewhat long play with no intermission is off putting. No interest in meaning of success in today’s money hungry society

72
During previews
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if A very well acted play with excellent performances in a comedy which turns dark appeals

Don't see it if You want a true comedy and don’t enjoy a “comedy” with dark overtones

84
Intense, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Classic O’Casey confronting the 1916 Easter Rebellion and its impact on the young and old Catholics and Protestants in fight for Ireland

Don't see it if Somewhat confusing performance with Irish accents would challenge your attention notwithstanding the excellence of the production

92
Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see the finest acting in a compelling trilogy about the founding and growth of a huge Wall Street firm before its collapse

Don't see it if A long night of brilliant theater isn’t appealing or u want a musical

90
During previews
On Blueberry Hill
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You enjoy a beautifully written absorbing two hander exploring love and guilt and forgiveness between two convicted murderers

Don't see it if You like large productions with fancy sets and large casts. You have trouble with any Irish accents

81
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are moved by the story of a 75 year old veteran as his beloved wife falls into dementia and a nine year old neighbor shares her troubles

Don't see it if the somewhat shrill delivery by a young actress would keep you from treasuring the insights and affection shared by two lonely characters

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You love seeing a classic American musical terrifically performed. It was groundbreaking when first produced and remains wonderful today

Don't see it if You need lots of costumes and sets You don’t like too much dancing

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You seek an understanding of the challenges faced by gay and transgender individuals as they navigate a heterosexual world and their love

Don't see it if You are offended by talk about gay and transsexual relationships and sexuality

69
During previews
The Winning Side
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You like learning about US willingness to bring 1500 Nazis to US postwar to help us in research and the Apollo program

Don't see it if You will be bothered by poor accents and a silly love affair instead of the moral quandary of using Nazis to further our space program

79
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You love Gurney and enjoy three one act plays. First on the bill is his final play and entertaining. Third play was very funny. Worth it

Don't see it if You don’t like short plays taking digs at waspy types

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

See it if You would enjoy an intimate well acted production of a classic Chekhov play in a new translation. The issues of love and loss resonate

Don't see it if You can’t sit still for nearly two hours with no intermission watching a play probing the lost lives of Russians on an isolated rural estate

89
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Profound

See it if You would appreciate a brilliantly acted, compelling anti war one man show tracing the story of a young British soldier in WWI

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a one man show treating the issues faced by young soldiers on the front lines of useless war

87
During previews
Conflict
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a play from 1925 which raises issues of fairness and social equality as relevant today as then. Very well acted

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy old British plays which are topical and thought provoking

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

See it if you love Ayckbourn. This is a beautifully acted chronicle of the life of a young man over a 60 year period and the women who shaped his life

Don't see it if You don't like old fashioned comedies of manners set in England over a period of 60 years.

80
During previews
Replay
Midtown E
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You enjoy one person plays performed by the playwright probing guilt, suicide,forgiveness and love

Don't see it if You are depressed by plays about suicide and it’s impact on those left behind

88
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You love Ken Lonergan’s excellent writing performed by a wonderful cast in a thought provoking play concerning truth and integrity

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy straight plays which challenge our notions of loyalty and right and wrong

88
Yerma
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if You want to see a superbly acted play about the harrowing decline of a woman obsessively trying to have a child

Don't see it if You will find her anguished fixation on becoming pregnant and decline too harrowing or upsetting

82
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love Gurgis and want to see his latest drama set in an UWS halfway house filled with damaged but always compelling characters

Don't see it if You hate cursing and plays about drug users, transgender characters and a roster of other damaged individuals

69
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy small productions trying to raise moral/ ethical issues relating to plagiarism

Don't see it if You want to connect with the characters. Several are too annoying to elicit your concern

90
During previews
The White Chip
Midtown E
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a thoughtful brilliantly acted play about a successful director’s slide into alcoholism and his eventual recovery

Don't see it if Uncomfortable hearing about alcoholism or one character’s decline from Parkinson’s

78
Only Yesterday
Midtown E
Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love the Beatles and would enjoy an imagined night with Paul and John sharing their youth and loss of their mothers

Don't see it if You only like completely factually based plays concerning real figures and don’t enjoy some speculation about their shared night in Florida

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

See it if You enjoy a probing one man analysis of what it is like to be a serious black actor being directed to play Othello by a young white director

Don't see it if You don’t care about the racial implications of Othello and Shakespeare in general for a talented Black actor or if you want something light

86
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You love James Joyce and want to see a superb performance of Molly Bloom’s monologue

Don't see it if You don’t like Joyce and don’t like 75 minutes of monologue

67
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Overrated, Slow

See it if You will see everything by Kate Hamill even if it’s poorly written and shrilly acted and not true to the book Little Women

Don't see it if You love Little Women and don’t want to see a poorly performed sophomoric production

82
During previews
Something Clean
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Excellent acting in a thought provoking play about the survivors of sexual abuse as well as the families of an abuser

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with stories of rape of children and young women and the life long impact on the survivors and relatives

72
During previews
Feral
Midtown E
Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Clever

See it if You enjoy an imaginative performance with drawings and puppet like figures being manipulated by five artists which tells a cryptic tale

Don't see it if You want a clearly acted story with dialogue that runs more than 50 minutes

76
Disappointing, Overrated, Romantic, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You treasure classic American musicals with fabulous score and some excellent performances in a novel production

Don't see it if An awful modern dance substituted for Agnes De Mille type dream sequence ballet would drive you crazy

84
All My Sons
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Classic Arthur Miller grappling with issues relevant to our corporate mentality of profit no matter its cost to family and community

Don't see it if Somewhat dated structure and pace would put you off

92
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You enjoy superbly sung Cole Porter lyrics in a terrific take on The Taming of the Shrew. The joy of the cast was contagious. Must see

Don't see it if You don’t like revivals of musicals

93
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if For a terrific thought provoking look at the refugees in France fleeing horrors at home and their humanity in the face of nightmarish life

Don't see it if You don’t care about refugees or the talents and compassion they show each other in a superbly performed immersive theater

83
During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy new musicals with talented singers and musicians recounting events in WWI when a team of female phone operators went to France

Don't see it if You only like big musicals or straight plays and have no interest in the heroic work of female operators working the WWI communication lines

79
During previews
Usual Girls
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy a well acted portrayal of young women exploring their sexuality and place among other females as they grow up

Don't see it if You are put off by hearing girls talk about and act out their sexual journey to maturity

81
During previews
Goodbody
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a very well acted violent clever well written play with unexpected twists and turns unlocking a murder and car accident

Don't see it if You hate violence and frequent use of curse words

93
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a superbly acted play concerning a large multigenerational family impacted by the politics of the IRA and Irish freedom

Don't see it if You have no patience for a play running over 3 hours with Irish accents and no interest in the impact of Irish freedom on families

85
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a clever comedy with a twist. The British accents sometimes are hard to catch but that doesn’t diminish the pleasure of it all

Don't see it if You don’t like English humor or want a musical

80
During previews
Unraveled
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You would appreciate the exploration of the emotions of an adult daughter coming to terms with her mother's dementia and cancer

Don't see it if You want something light or are uncomfortable with a play about a parent dying of cancer and dementia

87
Carmen Jones
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful, Great acting

See it if You love Bizet’s Carmen and can appreciate an excellent production of an updated version set during the war with a fabulous black cast

Don't see it if You don’t like the story or music of Carmen

82
During previews
Operation Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You enjoy a terrific ensemble cast describing life in the Sheffield steel mills before and during the German blitz destroying their city

Don't see it if You are depressed by realistic war stories and prefer light entertainment with lavish sets

91
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want to see a superbly written and acted play. The performances are spectacular and Glenda Jackson is not to be missed

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a serious probing of a bitter unhappy life

84
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You appreciate a show which challenges our thinking about autism and offers heartfelt insight in to the emotions and feelings of otherness

Don't see it if You aren’t comfortable with a story about autism and an individual who responds to life with occasional outbursts and unexpected reactions

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic

See it if You enjoy beautifully staged revivals of classic American musicals. Although Lauren Ambrose could be stronger the male leads were excellent

Don't see it if An odd staging of Get Me To the Church on Time would ruin the otherwise well staged show

75
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in plays concerning both the impact of gun violence on students as well as family dynamics

Don't see it if you are tired of plays concerning gun violence in schools