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Reviews (204)
79
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You just want to have fun. This is a silly slap-stick play. No thinking required. See The Play That Goes Wrong first - it's better.

Don't see it if You don't like slap-stick. You are looking for a play with any meaning at all.

74
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Confusing, Clever

See it if You like to be entertained while being educated on the state of the formerly incarcerated.

Don't see it if You want anything more pithy than the above - I had no revelations. And I [personally] did not understand the ending - so it definitly lost

Also that revelation moment for me. I do think a better ending could have b... Read more Read less

73
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like a one-man show where the actor takes on multiple characters to tell the story.

Don't see it if You don't like a one-man show where the actor takes on multiple characters and it may be difficult to understand the transitions.

82
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show that depicts growing up in Belfast

Don't see it if You are not interested in the Catholic-Protestant conflict in Ireland.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an amazing new play with music, fabulously talented actors/musicians and get a history lesson.

Don't see it if You don't like rock music; you don't want to 'relive' the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime.

77
Great singing, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You love Dylan's music beautifully sung, albeit more like gospel singing. You appreciate great singing even if not integrated in the story.

Don't see it if You want to hear Dylan's music as Dylan sang it. You think the music in a musical should have something to do with the storyline.

Also It's reminded us of 'Our Town' with slow dirge-y Dylan songs often sun... Read more Read less

86
Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like Alanis Morisette's music - and enjoy coming of age themes. The staging and choreography are unique and the talent is amazing.

Don't see it if You don't like loud rock music. You don't like difficult modern subjects - like pornography, opioid addiction and date rape.

Also I have to call out Lauren Patten for the fabulous performance - this i... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Disappointing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a dark comedy on a controversial subject that is thought-provoking. You want to see a unique stage and some strong acting.

Don't see it if If you don't like dark comedy especially with strong northern English accents. [We lost some important dialogue due to the accents.]

82
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see an entertaining, updated rock music-based version of this classic. The cast is extremely talented, and the fool is the BEST

Don't see it if You need to see the classic version of Twelfth Night. You don't like Shakespeare.

84
About Love
East Village
Just lovely, Romantic, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a fresh new play done in a unique way - keeping the tenor of the underlying Russian story. The male lead is excellent!

Don't see it if You want anything 'big'. You don't like Russian [themed] plays.

Also This was truly a lovely night out at the theater - nothing big, just b... Read more Read less

80
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Intense, Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a modern interpretation of the classic, albeit not as powerful. You want to see great acting - especially Rose Byrne.

Don't see it if You don't like modern rewrite of a beloved classic. You like the classics played closer to the original.

75
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a moving depiction of the Harlem Renaissance that deals with issues still resonant today. Some great writing/acting.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a [long] straight play that deals with Harlem in the 1930s and the issues dealt with by the residents.

87
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a 'true to life' representation of a family at a certain identifiable stage of life. Great acting by all!

Don't see it if You want a musical or a very dramatic play.

Also This is exquisite in its efficiency - no words where none are required... Read more Read less

7
Good Morning New York
Greenwich V
Cliched, Sophomoric, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You want to see and hear a new musical in a small intimate theater. You want to see unknown talent working diligently.

Don't see it if You want to see a quality new musical that develops real characters based on real themes. You want to see a big production.

Also This was a musical that was trying to be witty, clever and current but... Read more Read less

87
Great fun!, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You want to see a fresh new musical that is deftly done and great fun. Lots of laughs while still staying [somewhat] true to the original.

Don't see it if You want something deep or meaningful. You need to see lavish sets, costumes, and Broadway stars. This is light and fun.

Also Great job! You can even take the kids. ... Read more Read less

60
It's a concert, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You are a HUGE David Byrne fan. It's a concert with the musicians on the stage - walking around.

Don't see it if You are NOT a huge David Byrne fan [I'm not]. You are expecting the 'something amazing' that people are talking/writing about [it's not]

Also It's just a concert - with the musicians on stage [interesting] and mo... Read more Read less

79
Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are a Peter Dinklage fan and want to see him live. You love the Cyrano story in any form - I would call this a play w/music.

Don't see it if You want to see the classic done as written. You are not a fan of Dinklage or the play. You want to see a musical with great singing.

Also Roxanne is miscast. I just felt nothing from her (and does she have a ... Read more Read less

83
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if This is a great family show - especially for those who love magic. e went as a family and both adults and children had a great time.

Don't see it if You don't like magic shows. You want to go to a play/musical. this is 100% magic show,

72
During previews
Touching, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You get discount tickets and want a night out following a family interaction between aging father and son.

Don't see it if You don't like small, talky plays about family relationships.

73
Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You have some pre-knowledge of the material or want to see a live staging of this seminal choreopoem in a theater in the round setting.

Don't see it if You are expecting any type of 'linear' storytelling or any connection between the 'vignettes' of material presented.

Also I never saw this and was excited to see it at the PUBLIC. While some o... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Intelligent, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like a family drama set in 1950 - with the appropriate biases and relationships. Kristine Nielsen was great as were the costumes.

Don't see it if You . want something current/edgy or a musical.

Also Disappointing - this was Pulitzer Prize material??

82
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You want a thought-provoking play about issues around medical intervention and its unintended consequences.

Don't see it if You don't like a 100% talking play dealing with life issues. You want something light or a musical.

85
During previews
Great revival, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You LOVE the show, you HAVE to see this cast [Christian Borle is fabulous!] or you want to see this beloved show in a small intimate theater

Don't see it if You will be disappointed that the talent is not the same is the movie - Audrey is just not Ellen Greene

79
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a classic George Bernard Shaw play in an intimate theater with very strong leads.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a classic play. This is not new and not a musical and not a large production.

82
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are looking for a moving play that cuts to the heart. Want to see great acting by the leads: Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins. Beautiful

Don't see it if You want a linear play; are not up to themes of mortality, aging and loss. You want something light or a musical.

79
Confusing, Dated, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see some powerful performances and innovative staging. Definitely see it if you have to see Tony-nominated performances.

Don't see it if You need a cohesive story-line. You prefer comedies. You want a big singing and dancing musical.

73
Cute, Quirky, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You want to see a new musical in an intimate theater that's not too deep. The best part is the piano-playing.

Don't see it if You want anyting thought-provoking or new. This is just the same - with quirky characters

86
Six (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a fast-paced, fun visually electric extravaganza. Helps to know a little about the 6 wives. Great to bring your pre/teens

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical - this is more like a concert. Don't like rock music. Are too lazy to do a little background reading.

80
During previews
Cute, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love Shakespeare in the Park and can't wait to go to live theater again. You want to see an 'interpreted' version of Merry Wives.

Don't see it if You don't know the actual play - it can be confusing. You can't understand Caribbean accents - the play could have done without them.

88
During previews
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great play with amazing performances. You want to know more about the history of the 2008 crash through the family story.

Don't see it if You don't like family stories. You don't like 3 actors playing multiple characters. You can't sit through over 3 hours of straight play.

70
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Perplexing, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a play with a lovely set and good acting. This play was truly perplexing - was that the point?

Don't see it if You want any type of theatrical 'experience' or revelation. This is just lots of talking for a very long time.

79
During previews
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You want to see a 'big' Broadway musical based on the Princess Di story. The voices are great. This is what everyone expects in a musical.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a musical version of the 'tabloid' Princess Di story. You don't want to see a musical 'for the masses'.

Also While the talent was top notch, the musical was the typical formula - ... Read more Read less

82
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a powerful historical play with a racist theme with amazing acting.

Don't see it if You don't historical plays or plays about racial prejudice.

90
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Romantic, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a wonderful, poignant, lovely musical with great talent and a beautiful story. Great cast. This shines.

Don't see it if You don't like intimate musicals. You need a huge Disney-like musical. Everything has to make a political statement.

84
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Lovely, Romantic, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see a revival done beautifully with great talent. Alexandra Socha is magnificent!!

Don't see it if You want to see a modern musical with a thought-provoking theme.

77
Darling Grenadine
Midtown W
Slow, Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a new musical in its early stages in an intimate setting. Great performances by yet unknown talent.

Don't see it if You want to see a fully-formed musical with a true stage and any type of choreography.

70
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You would enjoy a minimalistic approach to the Frankenstein story from the monster's point of view. You can enjoy the performance on its own

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a complete re-telling of a beloved classic. You can't sit through a VERY SLOW beginning. You find one-actor plays confusing.

81
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play carefully crafted and acted that deals with a Parkland-type school shooting and the effects on the survivors.

Don't see it if You do not want to see good play on a sober subject. Dealing with a school-shooting subject would affect you too deeply

Also This play was just right - not too long, not too short, not too preach... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love a new 'twist' on an old story; you enjoy good acting [van Helsing is great!] in a minimalist but intimate theater.

Don't see it if You want to see a stage version of the movie or a traditional version of 'Dracula'. You don't like any of the reasons to go see it.

Also In my opinion, this was not [really] a feminist version of the tale. I... Read more Read less

85
Sing Street
East Village
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see a new musical coming of age in Ireland in the 80s; great performances by appropriately-aged talented actors.

Don't see it if You like to see big Broadway productions; you want something thought-provoking; you want to see 'stars'; or you love jukebox musicals

Also I loved that the actors [young and old] were all of the appropriate ag... Read more Read less

80
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in seeing a iniquely stages story about 'mob' psychology and the spread of and reaction to rumors.

Don't see it if You want something light or funny. You want a musical or a play that doesn't make you think.

76
During previews
A good revue, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like revues of a particular composer's work. This is a medley of work - many from musicals.

Don't see it if You want to see something with a storyline - this has none. Since many of the songs are from musicals, they are extracted with no context.

82
The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Great interpretation of this classic, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You know and love this play and want to see it in a small space with great acting and interesting staging/direction.

Don't see it if You are not into classic plays staged in a non-classic manner. You can't sit through this 3-hour classic play.

83
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a thoughtful production of this classic musical. It's stripped down - just right. Jason Gotay and Solea Pfeiffer are great

Don't see it if You don't like [classic] musicals - this is not new.

Also There is a lot of 'chatter' about the two Evita's - one teenaged and o... Read more Read less

77
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see some great acting - and some 'behind the scenes' information of the times/deals during the Johnson administration.

Don't see it if You do not like historical dramas. You are not interested in the 60s and how those years evolved and may have shaped the country.

Also Being of a certain age, this all happened while I was in middle/high s... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a clearly intelligent evening of theater. Great acting! and you learn a little [female] history.

Don't see it if You are expecting a big production or a musical. You don't like talky plays.

83
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Intense, Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a NEW musical with an excellent cast. Joshua Henry is worth seeing in this small venue.

Don't see it if You want to see a tried and true 'big' musical. This is not yet polished, the book needs work - especially the ending

80
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Fun!, Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to go to the theater and have a good time. Remember - it's based on MacBeth, so there's bound to be blood. You love Ryan McCarten.

Don't see it if You want to see something meaningful or deep - this is just good fun. You want to see a big production musical - this isn't.

82
Eureka Day
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You like intimate theater with a theme that tackles a modern issue. Well acted - the characters are definitely real.

Don't see it if You want to see a big production or musical. You don't want to watch a current issue tackled.

82
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see two actors tell heart-wrenching stories to you. You are a fan of Jake Gyllenhaall/Tom Sturridge - it's worth seeing them.

Don't see it if You are expecting a straight play or musical. This is two separate monologues - personal stories. You want something happy - this is not.