Carolyn 6360

Brooklyn

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Reviews (73)
67
Relevant, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if If you've never seen Cabaret you might want to see this . Audience seemed to enjoy it.

Don't see it if If you've seen wonderful productions of Cabaret you will probably be disappointed. Cast uneven.

73
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Raunchy, Edgy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you'd like a mostly sung-through musical about a young black gay man wrestling with his thoughts and emotions. Well-acted and staged.

Don't see it if The subject matter does not appeal. Starts out well but goes downhill.

79
Plano
East Village
Dizzying, Edgy, Quirky, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you'd like a play done at warp speed about three sisters and their men. Great acting.

Don't see it if you want a traditional play done in linear fashion.

70
Entertaining, Funny

See it if you'd like an abbreviated, quick version of twelfth night

Don't see it if A more polished production is desired

77
During previews
The Dance of Death
East Village
Great acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if a brutal, toxic forerunner to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf appeals. Often funny. Well acted and staged.

Don't see it if a play with bitter fighting and sitting for almost 2 hours with no intermission is too much.

69
During previews
Slow, Disappointing, Wonderful music

See it if you're interested in a good chamber music concert--wonderful Rhapsody in Blue.

Don't see it if you're expecting a good one-man show with music. The book is poor and the actor frequently inaudible.

Also Ensemble for the Romantic Century has done some wonderful things. I do... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of the wonderful A.R. Gurney and might like a trio of his one-act plays--not all of the same quality. Well-staged and acted.

Don't see it if you don't like Gurney or one-act plays. But you should go anyway to see the play following intermission--The Love Course.

79
The Beyonce
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if A modern, amusing take on a Chekhov story is appealing

Don't see it if You don't like modern adaptations and don't feel like laughing. It's really quite funny and mostly well-acted

60
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you want to see a show in progress with some decent bluegrass music

Don't see it if you want a finished product with a good story. It's more about the author/songwriter/performer than about Indian Joe.

67
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you're interested in a parody or riff on Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and are familiar with the play and with Tennessee Williams

Don't see it if You're not familiar with the above.

Also The Elevator Repair Service has done wonderful things in the past. Thi... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Absorbing, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you'd like a wonderfully acted Tennessee Williams play that is rarely produced

Don't see it if You don't like Tennessee Williams plays or plays with minimal staging.

Also I don't think I've ever seen Summer and Smoke before but did see Eccen... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you'd like a new and interesting take on the Arabian NIghts--then and now. Good cast and music.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical

79
During previews
Babette’s Feast
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you want a stylized , wonderfully staged and acted production of the Dinesen story

Don't see it if you're looking for something like the movie.

75
During previews
Folk Wandering
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if a heartfelt musical performed by a large, young cast and small band that takes place during three different time periods appeals.

Don't see it if You want a play that lets you more easily understand the connections between the three stories.

Also Although this has been in the works for several years it still seems l... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Party Face
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a good cast including Hayley Mills in a play that is not as fluffy as it first appears.

Don't see it if you'd like an even deeper treatment of some serious issues.

79
During previews
Hundred Days
East Village
Entertaining, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you like the Bengsons or if you want to get to know them. More an affecting folk-rock concert than a play. Good singing and staging.

Don't see it if you want a traditional musical and are not interested in a mostly sung-through story about love and mortality.

78
During previews
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You didn't see the original and want to see a well-acted and staged revised revival.

Don't see it if The LGBT theme is not for you.

Also You may be disappointed if you saw the original Torch Song Trilogy sta... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if a delightful, non-traditional take on Shakespeare's play would appeal. Wonderful cast--especially Andre De Shields and Hannah Cabell.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional production.

79
During previews
Arcadia (PTP)
Chelsea
Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like to see maybe the best of Stoppard's plays. Not as good as the Broadway production a few years ago but still worth seeing.

Don't see it if A talky, long play that makes you think is not for you.

68
Kim's Convenience
Midtown W
Overrated, Funny, Relevant

See it if a play about the immigrant experience that is well-acted and at times moving appeals to you.

Don't see it if a frequently superficial, much like a TV sit com, is not for you. Most people seem to love this play.

59
During previews
The Enchantment
Soho/Tribeca
Disappointing, Slow, Dated

See it if a 19th century Swedish play/soap opera by a woman might interest you

Don't see it if an inconsistently acted play in a too small space does not appeal.

81
Intelligent, Funny, Clever, Great acting

See it if a witty, hilarious and moving play about Stein, Toklas and the famous people they knew appeals to you.

Don't see it if The above doesn't interest you. But you might like it anyway--it's so clever and funny.

70
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if an updated production of a Thackeray satire appeals. Good acting and staging.

Don't see it if an almost 3 hour play is too long. At times it's too hectic and at others it drags a bit. It's not as good as Sense Sensibility.

77
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if a different type of musical appeals to you. Just two performers, good music and interesting story.

Don't see it if a small musical with most music played on an electric violin doesn't appeal.

Also I'm interested in Ernest Shackleton and his amazing voyage and this di... Read more Read less

77
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays by Stephen Adly Guirgis. This deals with serious subjects but is frequently very funny. Some wonderful acting but some not.

Don't see it if Sitting on uncomfortable chairs for 3 hours is not for you.

77
During previews
Intelligent, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if An almost one-man show about race and theater, black actor in America, actor-director conflict appeals. Much dialogue an internal monologue

Don't see it if One man shows not for you and not interested in plays about racial issues

87
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if a lavish, burlesque take on Alice in Wonderland performed by a very talented cast appeals. Great singing, dancing, aerial acts and costumes

Don't see it if very scanty, sexy costumes are not for you

67
During previews
Relevant, Slow, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like an uplifting story about faith and unusual friendships

Don't see it if you don't want a play with multiple scenes that are poorly staged

83
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want a fast, funny satire about typecasting in Hollywood 1930's and a look back decades later.

Don't see it if Can't really think of a reason not to see it. You may like one act more than the other but it's still well worth your time.

79
During previews
Joan
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you're interested in a Stephen Belber play about the life of a woman told in non-linear fashion. The three actors are all wonderful.

Don't see it if You don't like non-linear plays or actors playing multiple roles.

79
Holy Ghosts
Chelsea
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you're interested in a moving play about an unusual Pentecostal sect filled with offbeat characters. A blend of comedy and drama.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play about a strange Pentecostal sect

79
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if a show dealing with the significance and impact of the constitution with stories about the 15 year-old author and her ancestors appeals.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows (it's mainly the delightful Heidi Schreck) or want a more traditional play .

71
Rusalka
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Clever, Resonant, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if An interesting, unusual play with music about women resistance fighters in WWII is of interest

Don't see it if You're not interested in the topic.

Also Sometimes the words are almost inaudible which can lead to confusion

91
During previews
Entertaining, Must see, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in a Yiddish version of fiddler. Poignant, simply but effectively staged with good acting, singing and choreography.

Don't see it if You don't want to read titles for 3 hours. But there is really no reason not to see this wonderful production.

79
The Rainmaker
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you'd like a well acted and staged classic American play and like to see plays in intimate spaces.

Don't see it if you'd prefer the musical version

79
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if an obscure French farce adapted by the wonderful David Ives into a silly but often witty play done completely in rhyme appeals

Don't see it if you don't like farce or rhyme

67
Dated, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like to see a wonderful performance by a deaf actress--a newcomer

Don't see it if you've seen the original and don't want to be disappointed.

73
During previews
Entertaining, Absorbing, Quirky, Overwhelming narrator

See it if you like a heartfelt, moving story of Romanian immigrants in Canada--told with original songs and klezmer music.

Don't see it if you want a traditional musical

Also the two leading actor/singer/musicians are wonderful but the narrator'... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Resonant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if a well-acted play about Israeli history and how important music can be might interest you

Don't see it if you want a more dramatic less talky play.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if a 3 hour 3 act play spanning 90 years told in a non-linear fashion with good acting and interesting story lines is appealing.

Don't see it if 3 hours is too long and you don't want to concentrate in order to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

69
The Mecca Tales
East Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if the story of five Muslim women on a pilgrimage to Mecca and the reasons for their journey interests you.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the Hajj.

Also I thought the play and its subject matter sounded intriguing but for s... Read more Read less

89
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if a clever, well-acted and sung musical based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure is for you. No knowledge of the Shakespeare play required.

Don't see it if You're not interested in a very fun production.

77
During previews
Mary Jane
East Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You'd like to see a well-acted, well-staged play about a depressing subject.

Don't see it if A play about a very ill child would be too upsetting.

83
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Delightful, Great acting

See it if a touching and funny play with actors transitioning beautifully from humans to chickens might appeal.

Don't see it if a somewhat absurdist play is not for you.

83
During previews
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if the first stage adaptation of a Maugham novel by a wonderful ensemble with terrific staging appeals.

Don't see it if a long play with much sadness is not for you.

81
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if a laugh out loud slapstick farce by the wonderful Red Bull Company with Michael Urie appeals to you.

Don't see it if Farce and slapstick are not for you.

78
Arlington
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if a haunting, fascinating, sometimes confusing, dystopian Enda Walsh play might be for you. Choreography and acting are wonderful.

Don't see it if A more straight-forward play is for you. I have preferred Walsh's other plays more.

89
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if a fascinating, riveting play based on actual events appeals to you. It should win awards.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a 3 hour political play.

89
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to see a wow of a production of O' Neill's play.

Don't see it if O'Neill's expressionistic plays are not for you. But it's really worth it just for the incredible staging in an incredible venue.

79
Absorbing, Great staging, Profound, Riveting

See it if you're interested in an expressionistic O'Neill play with good staging, acting, choreography.

Don't see it if you think your memories of this production, also by the Irish Rep, starring John Douglas Thompson could interfere with your enjoyment.

Also I kept thinking about the fabulous performance by Mr .Thompson through... Read more Read less