Catherine 6143

Borough of Queens

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Reviews (97)
92
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
November 24th, 2022

See it if Story that is as relevant now as it was decades ago.

Don't see it if Supertitles on each side of stage- the show is in Yiddish.

90
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 23rd, 2022

See it if You want to be inspired by history

Don't see it if All woman cast

70
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Dated, Unorthodox, Quirky
January 24th, 2020

See it if You want to see large cast of actors energetically inhabit their roles.

Don't see it if You are not up for a play that questions religious tenets.

86
Educational, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
January 18th, 2020

See it if You want to see a kaleidoscopic journey of the boomer years interweaving music, news clips, and the lives of three people of that period.

Don't see it if You want a conventional play. Enjoyed this show which combined history of the times with personal stories. Impressive talent.

76
Delightful, Fun, Entertaining, Charming, Great acting
January 12th, 2020

See it if You enjoy a well produced melodrama starring Charles Busch.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show dealing with the present. This was a colorful ode to shows of the past.

77
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting
December 21st, 2019

See it if You want to see first rate production of play that was written in 1841 and achieved great popularity. Colin McPhillamy was masterful.

Don't see it if You want a contemporary play.

83
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
November 29th, 2019

See it if You want to visit a past era and a southern family dealing with the trauma of losing a child and dealing with age related job loss.

Don't see it if You want an action oriented play. This dealt with feelings and relationships expressed in dialogue.

73
Lulu XX
East Village
Performance art, Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking
October 13th, 2019

See it if You want to experience an advant-garde production in an intimate setting. You

Don't see it if You are interested in conventional theater piece. This show was comprised of vignettes.

67
Remembrance
Financial
Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking
August 31st, 2019

See it if Immersive theater appeals to you. End portion of play evoked more of an emotional impact.

Don't see it if You don’t want to deal with alzheimer issues.

94
SHEnanigans
East Village
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting
August 18th, 2019

See it if You want to see one woman totally embody many people-as well as a dog-with great acting. Very well done on a spare stage.

Don't see it if You have recently lost a loved one- although this show offered insights on dealing with grief in a relatable manner. Several audience

Also Members stated that the show helped with their losses. This was presen... Read more Read less

85
Riveting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing
May 19th, 2019

See it if You want to see one of Arthur Miller’s plays brought to life by a large cast in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You are looking for something light and fluffy. This was meaty— three hour production that was well done.

78
Edgy, Enhanced by sound and light effects, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
May 11th, 2019

See it if Play with good character depictions and unexpected twists with paranormal storyline.

Don't see it if Have no interest in the occult.

80
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Fun, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever
May 2nd, 2019

See it if You want to see a quick paced show with two performers and minimal sets recreate this story in a fresh and unexpected manner.

Don't see it if You want a lavish production.

66
During previews
Excellent musicians, Great singing, Intelligent, Ambitious
April 20th, 2019

See it if You want to learn about Hans Christian Anderson's life accompanied by live music, singing and puppetry.

Don't see it if You are not prepared--read about Hans and listen to music by Henry Purcell and Benjamin Britten in preparation for show.

90
During previews
Perp
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
March 17th, 2019

See it if The Barrow Group stages great productions in a small theater. Strong acting and an engaging story of a Forest Gump type character.

Don't see it if Enjoyed this show. Can't think of a reason to not see it.

88
After
Midtown E
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting
March 17th, 2019

See it if This play is about the effects of bullying-but relates the story through the parents - not the children. Excellent production.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment. This play deals with heavy subjects but is extremely well done.

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
March 14th, 2019

See it if You want to see a valiant struggle to cope with life altering circumstance.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy one person shows -although this was so well done that the stage was filled with Maddie Corman's presence and her story.

80
Exposed
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Intense
February 10th, 2019

See it if You want to see excellent acting portraying college girl's foray into porn to fund schooling.

Don't see it if You would be offended by this subject matter. It's a small theater and you are up close to the action - cleverly simulated.

79
Ah, Wilderness!
East Village
Nostalgic, Charming, Great staging, Eugene o’neill “light”, Entertaining
January 27th, 2019

See it if This is a period piece complete with music of that era. A large cast portrayed family dealing with alcoholism and young love.

Don't see it if You are not interested O’Neill’s oeuvre. You want a fast moving production.

80
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Entertaining, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Clever
January 20th, 2019

See it if This play keeps your attention with numerous twists and turns. Audience members were discussing the production after performance.

Don't see it if You want a fluffy, light comedy.

85
Great singing, Entertaining, Great talent, Fun show, Light hearted story
December 19th, 2018

See it if If you want to see gifted singers/musicians performing in a feel -good show. All performers were very talented-not a weak one in cast.

Don't see it if If you are interested in serious drama -this is a sit back and enjoy production.

68
Disappointing, Cliched, Mildly entertaining, Interesting concept, Funny
December 13th, 2018

See it if You want to see performance by young child who sails through performance and her counterpart, an actor who does great job in his role.

Don't see it if The child was difficult to understand at times-it might be better if she slowed down. Liked the basic idea of story.

100
Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Great staging, Perfection
October 22nd, 2018

See it if You want to see talented singers create nonstop entertainment in a show filled with magical moments. My favorite off -Broadway production!!

Don't see it if You want a play- each song tells its own story through song and dance. If you don't want a fun time that literally has people dancing out of

Also the theater (which has excellent sight lines.)

80
Riveting, Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Great acting
October 20th, 2018

See it if You want to see the work of a talented actor/playwright who has presented an update of one man's deal with the devil.

Don't see it if You do not want to see creative work in a small, intimate setting. This was engrossing.

90
During previews
Goodbody
Midtown E
Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Hard core entertainment, Funny
October 10th, 2018

See it if You can enjoy profanity and violence tied up in a comedic bow a la Quentin Tarantino-this is the show for you.

Don't see it if Extreme language and death and violence would offend you. You are warned.

83
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Edgy, Intense
September 13th, 2018

See it if You want to see powerhouse acting with two deeply flawed people struggling to connect.

Don't see it if If you offended by raw and explosive language. This is a play that deals with a dark love story.

83
During previews
Great staging, Absorbing, Intelligent, Enjoyable, Masterful
September 11th, 2018

See it if You want to see Uncle Vanya presented in an intimate space-had more emotional impact than other productions I've seen.

Don't see it if You want to see a flossy type of play. This play had depth and dealt with deep seated emotions.

83
Arizona Justice
East Village
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking
August 27th, 2018

See it if A look into the world of dirty politics, mafia and government that involves corruption and murder. Riveting.

Don't see it if One person monologue is not your thing. So much info-- this show requires your complete focus and concentration .

85
During previews
Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Charming, Funny
May 12th, 2018

See it if You want to see enjoyable production of Shakespear's Twelfth Night. Fourteen member cast did a fine job.

Don't see it if You don't want a light, comedic romp with the Bard.

91
During previews
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Relevant
April 28th, 2018

See it if You enjoy great singing/ well written lyrics and dialogue detailing three generations of female family members with dissonant values.

Don't see it if This lived up to it's name, "Unexpected Joy". See it.

86
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever
April 15th, 2018

See it if If you are a fan of David Ives-this adaptation of a French farce- with his signature verbal pyrotechnics was expertly rendered.

Don't see it if If you do not enjoy masterful use of language and contemporary references in this frothy French farce.

79
My Brilliant Divorce
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful
March 31st, 2018

See it if Melissa Gilbert did a great job of acting. This would appeal to those who want to travel with her through the travails of divorce.

Don't see it if If you don't like one person shows--although the actress brought other characters into the play with her impersonations.

77
During previews
Goldstein
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Resonant
March 29th, 2018

See it if See it if interfamilial relationships and the trajectory of a family -related with singing would interest you.

Don't see it if You want a big extravaganza. Thought that the setting was good for this show. It was not a large theater; easy to be immersed in show

78
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow, Intelligent
March 20th, 2018

See it if You want to see two excellent actors portraying negotiators trying to create an arms treaty. This subject has relevance today.

Don't see it if You want action. This play deals with words, ideas and the effort to communicate and compromise

74
During previews
Later Life
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Funny
March 11th, 2018

See it if You are an A. R. Gurney fan. Reflection on passage of time, and opportunities lost and found.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy verbal rather than action oriented theater.

74
Party Face
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Enjoyable, Comedic, Fun
March 8th, 2018

See it if If you want to see Hayley Mills. This is one party " that went wrong".

Don't see it if This might appeal to women more than men--my husband's opinion.

81
Divine Horsemen
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Riveting, Dramatic
January 18th, 2018

See it if If you want to see intense acting laced with violence and well staged fight choreography.

Don't see it if Might have a bit of trouble understanding quickly spoken slang- but this did not diminish raw power of this production.

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting
January 14th, 2018

See it if Great venue with absorbing production filled with surprising twists and turns. Very entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't want an enjoyable theater experience with good storyline and acting.

85
The Sardi's Tour
Midtown W
Informative, Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful, For the theater buff
January 14th, 2018

See it if You want to visit and learn about iconic Broadway restaurant featured in movies and books. Tour included four floors of the building.

Don't see it if You don't want to walk or stand for one hour. You are not interested in Broadway anecdotes and history.

80
Hold These Truths
East Village
Great acting, Absorbing, Interesting, Intelligent, Enlightening
December 10th, 2017

See it if You want to see a one man show which conveys a part of American history dealing with Japanese internment thru actor's expert depictions.

Don't see it if If you want to see an "Allegiance" type of production. This was bare bones play that used wonderful acting and characterizations.

84
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
November 26th, 2017

See it if you want to gain a perspective of Russian history related through a kaleidoscope of fact, fable and conspiracy theories.

Don't see it if You don't want to become engrossed in a non chronological play that brilliantly melds the lives of seven characters over ninety years. ,

74
During previews
Stuffed
Midtown W
Relevant, Entertaining, Amusing, Thought-provoking, Cute
October 8th, 2017

See it if You want to see show that explores body image, self esteem and personal relationships. All can relate to some aspect of this "weighty issue"

Don't see it if You are fed up with talk of diets, food and weight.

92
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Great singing, Charming, Entertaining
October 1st, 2017

See it if You want to enjoy a light hearted musical that puts a western flavor to Shakespeare's "Measure For Measure".

Don't see it if You want a serious type of theater. This is a fun and enjoyable show.

79
The Workshop
West Village
Entertaining, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Funny
August 5th, 2017

See it if You want to sit in on an instructor and students of theater-slice of life scenes depicting playwriting process. Intimate setting.

Don't see it if You are uninterested in the creative process of developing plays and the numerous references to theater. I found this work very engaging.

90
A Brimful of Asha
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Thought-provoking
July 26th, 2017

See it if You would enjoy a mother and son relate their history and different cultural viewpoints on the subject of arranged marriage.

Don't see it if Get audio headsets if you have problems with Indian accent. Chai tea and samosas were served to audience prior to show--a plus .

Also Soulpepper Group had complimentary cabaret performance after evening s... Read more Read less

75
Crash
Midtown W
Riveting, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
July 22nd, 2017

See it if You want to encounter the worst experience-and then to encounter the opposite through love.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy one person shows even when well written and acted.

78
During previews
Me & Ella
Midtown E
Great singing, Entertaining, Enjoyable, Charming, Delightful
July 15th, 2017

See it if You want to learn of Ella Fitzgerald's life interwoven with the life of singer Andrea Frierson--a journey that illustrates eras of our past.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy musical bios highlighted with well known songs.

81
Kim's Convenience
Midtown W
Resonant, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Great staging
July 7th, 2017

See it if You want to experience a Korean family dealing with interpersonal dynamics while navigating the waters of assimilation.

Don't see it if You do not want a show that reflects an immigrant family's adjustments and strivings.

90
During previews
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever
July 2nd, 2017

See it if You want to see a play based on the classic novel by W. Somerset Maugham. All sound effects created by the stage performers. Engrossing.

Don't see it if You do not want to see first rate production that effectively portrays the role of love and obsession. It's not a comedy.

67
Underground
Midtown E
Slow, Banal, Lackluster, Dull, Insipid
June 18th, 2017

See it if You want to see two young people who have met on line and their resulting attempts to connect in person while dealing with annoyances.

Don't see it if You have problems with British dialogue. One plus is that theater is small -no more than three rows from actors.