Claude 7183

Brooklyn

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Reviews (37)
65
Relevant, Intelligent, Slow, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you love Bertolt Brecht and you just don't get to see much by him in NYC.

Don't see it if you are not interested in a stilted translation and performances. It was a little hard to endure.

70
Thought-provoking, Profound, Refreshing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you like Tom Stoppard's style of intelligent writing. He is sort of a show off of all he knows or has researched.

Don't see it if you would not enjoy essentially a philosophic discussion that goes on for over a 100 minutes.

70
Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You are interested in two great performances in a play about the lives of African Americans involved in the civil rights movement.

Don't see it if You not so interested in Christian themes.

80
During previews
Relevant, Absorbing, Resonant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You have to see Stockard Channing in anything. Same for Hugh Dancy.

Don't see it if You are put off by excessively long and somewhat didactic “serious” new dramas.

Also As with a lot of new dramatic plays that I have seen recently, this is... Read more Read less

70
Intense, Great acting, Confusing, Indulgent, Intelligent

See it if Great acting in a play that goes off the rails.

Don't see it if You can not suspend your disbelief for some preposterous plot turns.

85
Riveting, Intense, Resonant, Must see, Great singing

See it if You like great singing in a smart production of an old fashioned musical.

Don't see it if You would be disturbed by language that could be viewed as colloquial or patronizing.

75
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You you like Josh Charles and can tolerate a play with interesting ideas that goes terribly wrong.

Don't see it if You agree with Patti LuPone that Hollywood actors should leave theater to the professionals.

85
Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Tom Stoppard and lots of obscure historical references.

Don't see it if you have a hard time keeping up with a lot of fast and literary talking.

75
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy political (west wing, house of cards) drama.

Don't see it if you not interested in what is wrong with our politcal system.

75
Quirky, Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see Mark Rylance and if you enjoy Baroque opera.

Don't see it if You are not interested in semi esoteric history lessons with a lot of counter tenors.

65
Relevant, Resonant, Slow, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You like television style commentary on contemporary morals and politics.

Don't see it if You don’t like movie stars trying theater.

Also Blair Brown is great.

85
Enchanting, Resonant, Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like old fashioned musicals presented in a contemporary but respectful production. Also, great singing.

Don't see it if You do not like fluffy musicals.

65
Dated, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you like Marg Helgenberger who is great. Otherwise, lots of over the top acting.

Don't see it if want a serious consideration of issues facing women in the work place and their role in society.

50
Excruciating, Overrated, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You still worry about coming out to your mother.

Don't see it if You don't want to see people screaming at each other for 3 hours.

Also I saw the original plays in East Village and I saw the Broadway produc... Read more Read less

70
Absorbing, Disappointing, Slow, Intense, Entertaining

See it if Well acted and somewhat interesting story with current events thrown into the mix - but not seamlessly.

Don't see it if Family drama which meanders a bit too much.

70
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if Not great but ambitious and somewhat charming.

Don't see it if Have difficulty with suspending disbelief but this is really over the edge magic realism.

90
For a previous production
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you like musicals that explore political and cultural divides.

Don't see it if you do not like intimate musicals driven by characters.

90
Enchanting, Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like great Sondheim productions.

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim.

90
Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You would appreciate a mix of high culture and Yiddish theater.

Don't see it if You want simple story telling.

75
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you want to see Glenn Close on stage. It is a very small theater and she was magnificent.

Don't see it if you are not interested in historical dramas presented in a somewhat contemporary manner.

90
Enchanting, Delightful, Riveting, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if you want to revisit an old friend and discover that you still are as close as ever.

Don't see it if never liked a chorus line or if you don't have a heart.

80
Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy beautifully performed songs by Bob Dylan performed by an incredibly talented cast.

Don't see it if You aren’t ready for a play highlighting so many ugly aspects of America.

65
Overrated, Clever, Great staging, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in a teenage girl's feminist anthem.

Don't see it if you are not interested in banal lyrics and music.

80
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like a play with plot, characters and even a set.

Don't see it if You don’t like highly political plays which point out that our swamp has been around for a long time.

60
During previews
Confusing, Cliched, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You are interested in an inaccurate account of Studio 54 days with cliched music and a terrible book.

Don't see it if You have a very high tolerance for banal lyrics and borderline offensive depictions of Jews.

50
Ambitious, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are interested in rarely performed Jacobean dramas which are hard to come by in NYC.

Don't see it if If you will be disappointed by a young company being overly ambitious although I personally would like to encourage this efforts.

90
Refreshing, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a classic musical with new talent and a modern twist.

Don't see it if You are not interested in classic musicals being tweeked a bit.

65
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in the history of modern dance.

Don't see it if You will be disappointed with an exceptional cast not well utilized.

90
Resonant, Quirky, Intense, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if You like something totally unique. Or Frances McDormand.

Don't see it if You don’t like very precious productions.

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like when a playwright attempts something ambitious even if not completely successful.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a long somewhat confusing merging of historical fact and fiction.

100
Resonant, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the future of musical theater.

Don't see it if You really (!) do not like hip hop.

Also Was lucky enough to see it at the original Public Theater production.

90
Intelligent, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like intelligent plays about complicated issues.

Don't see it if You don’t like politically motivated theater.

75
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if Excellent acting in solid play.

Don't see it if Not a great play.

80
Absorbing, Resonant, Refreshing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if I wasn't familiar with this musical even though it had won awards. Excellent production.

Don't see it if A little corny but mostly in a good way.

95
Thought-provoking, Intense, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you like serious drama in a great production.

Don't see it if do not like cerebral intense political dramas.

85
Raunchy, Dizzying, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like loud musicals with lots of characters based upon a literary masterpiece.

Don't see it if you don't like very loud and frenetic.

75
Fluffy, Indulgent, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You love Bette Miller.

Don't see it if You don't like recreations of musicals from decades ago with no current touches.