Christopher 8038

New York City

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Reviews (46)
90
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You enjoy superbly structured plays about difficult subjects.

Don't see it if Graphic discussion of the topic at hand is too much for you

80
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Charles Busch and the vividly campy worlds he creates.

Don't see it if You don’t like camp and drag.

77
Romantic, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you were always curious to read Ulysses but were daunted by its size

Don't see it if Literary one-person shows aren’t your thing.

90
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Edgy, Funny, Clever

See it if you like sharply written plays about sadness laced with humor.

Don't see it if you should just see it. this play is great.

80
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You like absurd dramas in the vein of Kafka.

Don't see it if You’re not into existential absurd fare.

64
During previews
Mies Julie
East Village
Ambitious, Excruciating, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to see a Miss Julie with a more overt social conscience

Don't see it if You prefer your drama intense and disturbing

81
Black Light
West Village
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You enjoy intimate cabaret style musicals that touch on social/political issues

Don't see it if You prefer more conventional fare

21
During previews
The Naturalists
Soho/Tribeca
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You don’t value your time

Don't see it if If you prefer shows with richly drawn characters. Cliches abound and we get an immitation of edginess instead of the real thing.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Masterful, Cliched

See it if You want to be wowed with magic. This guy fooled Penn and Teller, and there's a reason why.

Don't see it if You want a show with artful banter. While the magic is great, the inbetween moments are awkward and often make the show drag.

85
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Enchanting, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like awesome wordplay wrapped in classic farce

Don't see it if You prefer plays that are slower paced.

75
Prurience
Upper E Side
Clever, Ambitious, Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You like to be shaken out of your comfort zone. The beginning is super awkward but by the end you’ll understand why

Don't see it if You like more conventional theater and don’t like to be made uncomfortable

81
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like light comedies that make you think a little too. It’s a clever concept with pretty good follow through.

Don't see it if You’re bothered by silly jokes or plays that are good but with some flaws. The dialogue towards the end could use a little work.

83
The Loneliest Number
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Engaging, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want your notions of relationships challenged and enjoy smart and original writing.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of stories about unconventional relationships.

67
During previews
An Ordinary Muslim
East Village
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Thought-provoking

See it if You can tolerate a play that’s pretty didactic with clunky exposition-filled dialogue. It ultimately yields some substance to wrestle with.

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience to wade through a clumsily constructed work full of rants to get to its poignant core.

83
The Mushroom Cure
East Village
Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like one-man shows that are personal and funny

Don't see it if Talk of drug use bothers you.

87
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Quirky

See it if You like puppets, coming-of-age tales, and social commentary wrapped in catchy songs.

Don't see it if You think it’s going to be like Sesame St

89
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Delightful

See it if You like off-beat shows with heart. It might actually be better than the movie it’s based on.

Don't see it if You want traditional Broadway songs and a fast-moving plot.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if You like South Park or well-made musicals.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy obscene and graphic humor.

26
Slow, Dull, Slight, Inarticulate, Half-baked

See it if you'd like to take a nap for 50 mins

Don't see it if you'd prefer a show that engages the audience through character development and not a series of cluttered monologues.

77
Junk
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Cliched, Great acting

See it if you like timely bioplay dramas.

Don't see it if you're bothered by dialogue that can be too slick for its own good and fall into cliches. not Akhtar's best play by far but an engaging work

83
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like witty plays in the vein of Noel Coward but updated with modern political issues and open marriage

Don't see it if you're not a fan of love triangles.

88
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Dizzying, Absorbing, Trippy, Hypnotic, Clever

See it if you have an adventurous spirit and want to see Macbeth in a new light.

Don't see it if you're not into exploring. to get the most out of the show, you really need to participate and race after actors when you see them.

85
Clever, Funny, Resonant, Edgy, Great singing

See it if you like dark musicals carried by strong meolodic hooks you'll be singing for days.

Don't see it if The topic of suicide is too heavy for you.

80
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a smart and funny feminist take on the most classic of vampire tales.

Don't see it if You don’t like stories about vampires and female empowerment or prefer your classics untouched.

80
Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like traditional well-made plays about families

Don't see it if you’re bothered by dated elements of gender, race and sexuality

50
During previews
Square Go
Midtown E
Great acting, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You like shows where the actors shout a lot and encourage you to shout.

Don't see it if that sounds really abrasive because it is. The actor's give it their all though.

80
Entertaining

See it if You like circus shows with a bit of edge

Don't see it if You want a standard circus act

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing, Edgy, Funny

See it if See it if you like savage absurd satires that deal with topical issues

Don't see it if you’re not a fan of modern absurd theater

70
During previews
The Dance of Death
East Village
Disappointing, Funny, Dated, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You want a sitcom-y approach to a searing Strindberg drama

Don't see it if You prefer your classics more potent

85
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to be shaken outside your comfort zone by a truly original new play about the cyclical nature of poverty and oppression.

Don't see it if You prefer your theater staid and unchallenging.

32
Red Hills
Financial
Banal, Cliched, Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to be disappointed. Site-specific shows when done right are powerfully immersive, this feels forced at best and grueling at worst.

Don't see it if You want to see a thoughtful examination of how genocide affects a nation.

83
During previews
Bump
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You’d like to see a creative twist on the “we’re having a baby” plot line

Don't see it if You don’t like plays about family dynamics

74
Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Dated

See it if You like unconventional love stories told in a (mostly) conventional way

Don't see it if If you can’t appreciate how groundbreaking the show was when it came out in 1979 even if it feels a bit stale now. Music is also overused.

70
Cliched, Enchanting, Clever, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy imperfect musicals with a lot of heart. Think modern Fiddler on the Roof meets a first draft of The Great Comet.

Don't see it if You're bothered dramaturgical imperfections. There are many moments where the show sags, but Ben Caplan is an ingratiating guide.

38
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Indulgent, Insipid, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy meaningless drivel. Walsh's characters too often talk at the audience instead of interacting with each other.

Don't see it if you want to feel something. It's equal parts abrasive and boring.

87
Is God Is
Soho/Tribeca
Intense, Hilarious, Edgy, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you like revenge fantasy plays that are bursting with inventive theatricality.

Don't see it if shows that center around violence bother you

80
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You like to see characters who usually aren’t respresented on stage. It’s sentimental around the edges with a profound and funny core.

Don't see it if You’re bothered by writing that’s a little too tidy on occasion.

85
America is Hard to See
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you like uneasy stories of humanity and the potential for redemption.

Don't see it if the subject matter of sexual abuse is too intense for you.

85
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like your musicals dark and witty. This is one of Kander and Ebb’s best shows and its savage commentary on our justice system: spot on.

Don't see it if You don’t think murder can be funny.

88
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You remember the movie fondly. This production manages to translate all the magical moments seamlessly onto the stage.

Don't see it if You never like crowd-pleasing musicals. This is the kind of kids show that’s smart enough for adults but it’s not Sweeney.

81
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you’re a John Leguizamo fan. He tells engaging, personal stories.

Don't see it if While this isn’t his best, it’s an entertaining 90 mins with a few profound moments.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Edgy

See it if you want to see the best play of the year.

Don't see it if you believe Nora should never have left in the first place.

90
Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want proof that musicals can be as dark and absorbing as plays.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals with a traditional melodic structure.

87
Downtown Race Riot
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like disturbing plays that capture what separates and unites us.

Don't see it if you prefer not to be challenged at the theater.

99
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Believe the hype. This is one of the best musicals in the last decade.

Don't see it if Really the high ticket prices are the only reason not to see this.

98
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if You love theater that gives you profound chills. This Sweeney is scary good!

Don't see it if you are easily shaken and like your entertainment more tame.