Chemazzo

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Reviews (78)
65
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Confusing, Relevant, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever
December 22nd, 2022

See it if you love history but you love musicals and diversity more

Don't see it if you expect a rigorous history lesson

70
Off Peak
Midtown E
Disappointing, Funny, Dated, Intelligent, Entertaining
December 10th, 2022

See it if you miss Neil Simon two-parters

Don't see it if you remember Neil Simon two-parters

60
Sandra
Gramercy
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Great acting, Confusing
December 10th, 2022

See it if you've been following this promising performer try to make the best of the material she's been given

Don't see it if you still have fond memories of this playwright's one-character-play Harry Clarke

72
Los Otros
Midtown W
Great singing, Intense, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing
August 28th, 2022

See it if you like vivid storytelling in song

Don't see it if you like interaction on stage and a clear chronology

60
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great writing, Entertaining
May 23rd, 2022

See it if you love faithful takes on classics

Don't see it if you expect a groundbreaking new take

72
During previews
Golden Shield
Midtown W
Slow, Relevant, Absorbing
May 15th, 2022

See it if you're interested in languages

Don't see it if you can't follow wordy plots

80
The Patsy
Lower E Side
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
April 18th, 2022

See it if you want a performer to engage your imagination

Don't see it if you’re a processed cereal breakfast type of audience member

80
Orpheus & Eurydice
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful
December 22nd, 2019

See it if You missed Hadestown and loved Once

Don't see it if You don’t like small and intimate

74
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Resonant
December 16th, 2019

See it if you're middle aged and need company and a lighter touch in addressing those issues you're probably dealing with in your family.

Don't see it if you are looking for distractions from the universal themes of growing old and dying.. If it doesn't speak to you now, give it time.

64
Slow, Great acting, Dated
November 30th, 2019

See it if You're a H Foote fan and wonder what became of characters from his earlier plays

Don't see it if You don't like Tennessee Williams, as this felt it could have been written by him.

89
Anna Karenina: a riff
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining
November 25th, 2019

See it if you want to be challenged in an entertaining way

Don't see it if you are against adaptating or updating classics

81
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant
November 19th, 2019

See it if you like political/historical theatre with current implications

Don't see it if you don't follow current global issues

74
Great singing, Clever, Ambitious
October 27th, 2019

See it if Unusual combination of music and words, ideas and feelings

Don't see it if you dont like jazz or issue plays

76
Great writing, Epic, Entertaining
October 14th, 2019

See it if you enjoy reality-based fables or wonder about this Pulitzer prize winner

Don't see it if serious, straight plays are your thing.

54
Sunday
Chelsea
Insipid, Indulgent, Disappointing
October 11th, 2019

See it if you're young and self-involved

Don't see it if you enjoy reading (and read instead)

66
Ludwig and Bertie
East Village
Resonant, Ambitious, Quirky
October 7th, 2019

See it if you are versed in philosophy; if the piece had a heart, it must have come up in act two.

Don't see it if you are not; I found it too brainy for its own good and could not engage to stay past intermission.

90
Smiley
Gramercy
Romantic, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Delightful
June 15th, 2019

See it if you want to be pleasantly surprised by a fast-paced, deceptively simple but ultimately moving, funny love story

Don't see it if you don't like supratitles

90
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Delightful
June 10th, 2019

See it if you need to ease into Chekhov (and who doesn't?!?

Don't see it if you think the classics should not be tinkered with.

71
Indulgent, Confusing, Great acting
June 3rd, 2019

See it if you know the play intimately and want to check out a whimsical iteration

Don't see it if you don't; you'll feel abandoned.

80
During previews
Feral
Midtown E
Relevant, Clever, Resonant, Refreshing
May 18th, 2019

See it if You like animation and fables

Don't see it if You rely heavily on the spoken word

81
Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking
November 11th, 2018

See it if you like political figures brought to life on stage. Don't let the one-person show structure discourage you, the staging is excellent.

Don't see it if you don't like speculation about real-life history or one-person shows.

78
Nuclear Follies
Greenwich V
Great singing, Indulgent, Clever, Entertaining, Funny
November 7th, 2018

See it if you like obscure revivals, musical revues and dark humor

Don't see it if you expect "production values" in the above

77
During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious
November 6th, 2018

See it if You like political allegories.

Don't see it if bare sets turn you off.

62
Gemini
Midtown W
Confusing, Indulgent, Disappointing
November 4th, 2018

See it if you've heard of this seventies cult classic and can't find the movie

Don't see it if you expect minimum off-broadway production standards

77
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Profound
October 22nd, 2018

See it if you miss incisive satire and insightful comedy

Don't see it if you think we've learned all our lessons from the seventies

71
Great writing, Slow, Dated
October 13th, 2018

See it if you like Nielsen or O'Toole or Williams's writing

Don't see it if minor Williams is not your thing

76
Goodbody
Midtown E
Funny, Intense, Entertaining
October 13th, 2018

See it if you like the Cohen brothers and Tarantino

Don't see it if you want more than to be entertained or dislike gruesome scenes played for laughs

76
During previews
Renascence
Lower E Side
Great singing, Quirky, Refreshing, Ambitious
October 8th, 2018

See it if you liked Spring Awakening and Jason Robert Brown

Don't see it if you expect the main character to be the author of the poetry you hear

90
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Resonant
October 7th, 2018

See it if you like crooners and intimate, believable and complex stories

Don't see it if you are not interested in gay history or issues

50
Suddenly
Soho/Tribeca
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow
October 7th, 2018

See it if you want to see live theater actors give dated movie performances for no apparent reason

Don't see it if you expect a subtextual reason for an obscure forgotten movie to be revived on stage

76
During previews
Black Light
West Village
Intense, Ambitious, Resonant
September 28th, 2018

See it if you appreciate live music performance and intimate storytelling

Don't see it if you just want to be entertained as opposed to also challenged

85
During previews
Relevant, Profound, Entertaining
September 20th, 2018

See it if you love intellectual, moral, ethical issues being dealt in a direct way

Don't see it if you'd like to escape the current political climate

51
Buffalo Buffalo
Gramercy
Indulgent, Slow, Fluffy
August 12th, 2018

See it if you like the premise of "Neurosis, a musical" but don't like musicals.

Don't see it if you've seen "Neurosis the musical". Same idea, better execution.

78
The Chechens
Gramercy
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
August 12th, 2018

See it if you want to see a remote current event in three dimensions

Don't see it if you only want to be entertained

76
During previews
Neurosis
Gramercy
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting
July 29th, 2018

See it if you want to lighten up

Don't see it if you expect your Sondheim shrine to be toppled over

60
Innit
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Disappointing, Slow
July 17th, 2018

See it if you like one-person shows, no matter the story

Don't see it if you've seen enough one-person shows to expect a tighter, less monotone story and some kind of arc/realization

31
American Weather
Soho/Tribeca
Confusing, Indulgent, Pretentious
June 28th, 2018

See it if you don't mind virtually plotless abstract, impressionistic self-indulgence set to tolerable music

Don't see it if you like staged performance to have an absorbing plot or a compelling message

75
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Great acting, Resonant, Intense, Edgy, Intelligent
June 18th, 2018

See it if you like to be challenged and yanked out of your privileged comfort zone.

Don't see it if you like a staging of the how, more than the why or the what.

72
She Calls Me Firefly
Soho/Tribeca
Intense, Relevant, Great acting
June 14th, 2018

See it if you like intimate stagings of delicate issues.

Don't see it if you like conventional/mainstream/safe.

75
During previews
Clever, Edgy, Intelligent
June 3rd, 2018

See it if you appreciate spinoffs and twists of classics

Don't see it if you don't have an American theatrical background

85
Ambitious, Great writing, Must see
May 6th, 2018

See it if you've only seen it live with big names. It doesn't get more poignant than this.

Don't see it if you need a full orchestration or stars.

79
Great singing, Absorbing, Ambitious
April 25th, 2018

See it if you want to experience this concept album in an intimate staging

Don't see it if you need big broadway productions to appreciate a book/music/lyrics

79
During previews
Funny, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
April 22nd, 2018

See it if you like smart standup comedy

Don't see it if you want the standup comedian to stand up.

70
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Dated
April 21st, 2018

See it if you'd like to have seen all major TW works live.

Don't see it if you expect a reinvented classic.

80
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever
April 15th, 2018

See it if you love language, poetry and silly fun

Don't see it if you think escapism can't be smart.

80
A Brooklyn Boy
East Village
Relevant, Entertaining, Profound, Thought-provoking
March 24th, 2018

See it if You love moving, evocative and dynamic one-person shows

Don't see it if you lack imagination or empathy

80
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
March 18th, 2018

See it if you like low-key, subtle performances and timeless ideas

Don't see it if you don't go for "talky theater"

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Resonant
March 18th, 2018

See it if You like Tom Waits, concept albums and Eastern European sounds

Don't see it if You don't like it to get too loud or profane

90
During previews
An Ordinary Muslim
East Village
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Profound, Relevant
February 19th, 2018

See it if you liked Disgraced and think it missed addressing a few issues

Don't see it if you don't care about race, class or gender issues addressed in gripping, realistic, human situations

60
Muswell Hill
Midtown W
Insipid, Overrated, Great acting
December 11th, 2017

See it if You get a kick out of British accents.

Don't see it if you enjoy the "dinner play" subgenre. This slow-cooker was a bit on the underdone side.