City Gal

New York City | Female

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Reviews (24)
72
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Uneven, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Clever, unique and quirky comedy appeals to you

Don't see it if Can't see humor in the macabre. Need a strong start and consistently strong voices to enjoy a musical.

Also First half of act one seemed like a good quality high school show. Imp... Read more Read less

82
Little Gem
Chelsea
Quirky, Well crafted, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like well written female driven stories and great acting. You enjoy well developed female characters that make you laugh and cry.

Don't see it if You prefer a traditional play where characters interact Your theater companion is not somebody that you can laugh with about sex.

Also Several people commented about having difficulty with the Irish accent... Read more Read less

79
Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to know about Woody Guthrie's life and politics and hear a lot of his music.

Don't see it if don't like this type of music or have little sympathy for the less fortunate in our society.

Also Great singing with one exception. An evening (or afternoon) of good mu... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Split personality, Slow

See it if you like theater about aging, mortality and family relationships.

Don't see it if you find the realistic sounds of a person dying disturbing. Also, if you don't like shows with split personalities.

Also Much like Ms. Ruehl's Vibrator Play, this play changed course rather a... Read more Read less

62
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Great acting, Disappointing, Incomplete

See it if u like a play with a split personality. The first act is comic, well acted and well staged. The 2nd act is a drama that leaves you hanging

Don't see it if You don't want a play that seems to end because it's reached the two hour limit. Too many plotlines in the 2nd act.

Also None of the plotlines in the 2nd act came to a satisfactory conclusion... Read more Read less

72
Kingdom Come
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Implausible

See it if you like touching and humorous plays that stimulate discussion about human issues in today's world.

Don't see it if u want a realistic plot or details of how characters developed into the damaged human beings they are.

Also Not for those who prefer not to hear online sex talk.

50
During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Excruciating, Original, Dizzying, Lengthy

See it if You love sound technology mixed with social commentary. You particularly like bug sounds and feeling they're all around you in the dark.

Don't see it if You prefer more of a visual theater experience. Don't like excessively loud sound directly in your ears that can not be adjusted.

Also This show was excruciating to me but I definitely can see why another ... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Slow, Original

See it if you like a unique show that is slow moving.

Don't see it if you like shows that you think about for days and feel connected to. Never captured my interest and surprisingly my heart.

72
Great staging, Entertaining, Family friendly, Touristy

See it if u want colorful, upbeat family entertainment and don't mind a silly contrived plot. Nothing for the brain but plenty for the eyes and ears.

Don't see it if you want a story that is believable or interesting. Or you don't like pop music.

82
Skeleton Crew
Chelsea
Relevant, Great acting, Difficult to understand, Absorbing

See it if u like believable shows and characters u care about. Ending was a little anticlimactic but still very worthwhile.

Don't see it if u can't tolerate dialect that can be difficult to understand. Shows great acting since still felt powerful connection despite missing words.

79
The Humans
Midtown W
Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a real story about real people. You will really care about this family. Might have had one too many story lines.

Don't see it if you're looking for a feel good theater experience

72
Overrated, Entertaining, Sad

See it if Good show to take young teenagers to.

Don't see it if Might not be for young children since some parts could be upsetting.

66
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Uneven, Funny, Great acting, Melodramatic, Dated

See it if you want to see a first rate dramatic and funny performance by Marisa Tomei. or if you are a big fan of Tennessee Williams

Don't see it if you prefer not to see dated melodrama

Also Beautiful sets but didn't really connect them to the storyline. This s... Read more Read less

75
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Quirky

See it if you enjoy complex dysfunctional family drama performed by excellent actors.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy intense family drama.

Also Able to keep some very serious subject matter from pushing you off the... Read more Read less

76
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Intense, Absorbing, Disturbing

See it if you enjoy a period drama about a severely dysfunctional immigrant family.

Don't see it if you can not tolerate physical and emotional abuse. Also, if you prefer well developed characters. Too many plotlines here.

Also This show is well written and well acted but just a little too much go... Read more Read less

60
A Never-Ending Line
Greenwich V
Disappointing, Amateurish, Light

See it if you need something to do for a girls nights out. Like shows about women's lives that don't get too deep.

Don't see it if you can't tolerate off key singing and sound system issues

Also The loud music sometimes made it difficult to hear the singers. Also, ... Read more Read less

73
Vietgone
Midtown W
Clever, Confusing, Edgy, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if u want to see history from the perspective of someone who lived it, enjoy creatively used animation and clearly spoken emotional hip-hop.

Don't see it if you don't like campy humor, staged sexual encounters, crude language, inconsistent performances or confusing time changes.

Also This play had a split personality. The serious side was incredibly mov... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like good acting with an interesting storyline. A good conversation starter.

Don't see it if you like shows with characters who you can root for. None of them were likable at all.

Also It was a little hard to accept that these characters were 19 in the fi... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Disappointing, Ambitious, Muddled, Original

See it if you want to see a classic play rewritten to evoke present day social issues

Don't see it if you want to see a tony worthy Diane Lane performance (preview #4 so might be unfair to say).Lost me as the play changed time periods.

78
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Worthwhile

See it if you are interested in very early rock and roll music performed by great singers who act well.

Don't see it if you want the in depth story of these two pioneering women. Watch the youtube documentary on Rosetta Tharpes life instead or in addition to.

69
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like great acting (except for Jessica Lange who partly channeled Blanche Dubois-don't understand the Tony)

Don't see it if your seats are even slightly on the right since you'll see the back of Ms. Lange's head (horrible staging). You dislike repetitive dialogue.

74
During previews
Indian Summer
Midtown W
Funny, Slow, Charming, Resonant

See it if you feel nostalgic for your teenage romance, like to laugh and maybe shed a few tears.

Don't see it if you like fast paced shows.

99
Clever, Must see, Great staging, Funny, Original

See it if you love to laugh and aren't easily offended by off color jokes. Also, if u like perfectly crafted and original material.

Don't see it if you're bringing young children or are offended by bad language, sexual humor or very sensitive to jokes about religion.

69
During previews
Incognito
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Original

See it if If you like putting the pieces of a puzzle together that does not really reach any great conclusion.

Don't see it if You prefer to feel like you learned something when you see a play not just participated in an exercise of the mind.