Catherine 6143

Brooklyn

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Reviews (95)
70
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Dated, Unorthodox, Quirky

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.

76
Delightful, Fun, Entertaining, Charming, Great acting

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.

83
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

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.

67
Remembrance
Financial
Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

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.

85
Riveting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

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.

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

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.

90
During previews
Perp
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

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.

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

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

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.

85
Great singing, Entertaining, Great talent, Fun show, Light hearted story

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.

100
Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Great staging, Perfection

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.)

90
During previews
Goodbody
Midtown E
Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Hard core entertainment, Funny

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
During previews
Great staging, Absorbing, Intelligent, Enjoyable, Masterful

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.

85
During previews
Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Charming, Funny

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.

86
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever

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.

77
During previews
Goldstein
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Resonant

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

74
During previews
Later Life
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Funny

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.

81
Divine Horsemen
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Riveting, Dramatic

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.

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

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.

84
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

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. ,

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

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.

90
A Brimful of Asha
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Thought-provoking

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

78
During previews
Me & Ella
Midtown E
Great singing, Entertaining, Enjoyable, Charming, Delightful

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.

90
During previews
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

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.

81
During previews
Invincible
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Enjoyable, Unusual

See it if You want to see two sets of neighbors with disparate values and the ensuing results of their different outlooks on life.

Don't see it if You do not want to view exaggerated personalities in a farcical first act, followed by second act that delves into serious subjects.

86
Educational, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

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.

77
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting

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.

73
Lulu XX
East Village
Performance art, Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking

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.

94
SHEnanigans
East Village
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting

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

78
Edgy, Enhanced by sound and light effects, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

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.

66
During previews
Excellent musicians, Great singing, Intelligent, Ambitious

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.

88
After
Midtown E
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

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.

80
Exposed
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Intense

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.

80
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Entertaining, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Clever

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.

68
Disappointing, Cliched, Mildly entertaining, Interesting concept, Funny

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.

80
Riveting, Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Great acting

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.

83
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Edgy, Intense

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
Arizona Justice
East Village
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

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 .

91
During previews
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Relevant

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.

79
My Brilliant Divorce
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful

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.

78
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow, Intelligent

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
Party Face
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Enjoyable, Comedic, Fun

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.

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting

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.

80
Hold These Truths
East Village
Great acting, Absorbing, Interesting, Intelligent, Enlightening

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.

74
During previews
Stuffed
Midtown W
Relevant, Entertaining, Amusing, Thought-provoking, Cute

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.

79
The Workshop
West Village
Entertaining, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Funny

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.

75
Crash
Midtown W
Riveting, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

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.

81
Kim's Convenience
Midtown W
Resonant, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Great staging

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.

67
Underground
Midtown E
Slow, Banal, Lackluster, Dull, Insipid

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.

81
The Assignment
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a two character play that addresses a traumatic situation from opposing sides.

Don't see it if You want a light, comedic type of play.