Dana 629320

New York City

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Reviews (25)
95
Refreshing, Resonant, Must see, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love great singing, rock music (or non-showtune-style music) and are comfortable with topics like date rape, addiction, sexuality, etc.

Don't see it if If you like your musicals to be traditional and cute.

90
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You want to learn more about your constitutional rights (or lack thereof if you are female, of color, or an immigrant).

Don't see it if You want action, big staging, and if you don't care how others (besides white men) are treated in this country.

84
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy the music of Cole Porter and would like to learn more about his private life.

Don't see it if You like grand scale musicals or want a deep, dramatic night at the theater. The show stays light.

29
The Nuclear Plays
Lower E Side
Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy an amateur production on the theme of nuclear war that tries to do a lot an achieves very little

Don't see it if You expect a high caliber of writing or acting and expect to be moved or gain some new insight.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You are curious about the deaf world and are a fan of "The Affair" (Joshua Jackson) and like a little gem of a show on an intimate level.

Don't see it if You can not deal with a show almost entirely performed in sign language (with speaking) or want a big staging/spectacle.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy a small-scale, thought-provoking show that seems like a comedy until it isn't.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable dealing with the topic of people with disabilities.

75
Actually
Midtown W
Intelligent, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in exploring the timely subject of date rape on campus

Don't see it if you like a lot of action and/or interaction between characters (the play is mostly monologue to the audience).

Also The actor playing Thomas is excellent bu the actress playing Amber is ... Read more Read less

93
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Intense, Must see

See it if you like great acting and a timely but difficult story. You appreciate a good ensemble piece.

Don't see it if you don't like anything too intense or you insist on a happy ending. If you need to have big stars in the show.

75
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You are open to something different, okay with a subject that isn't necessarily apt to be a musical, you appreciate good acting, are curious

Don't see it if You aren't comfortable with dark/sexual content, prefer a traditional musical, like everything wrapped up in a bow, want a flashy, funny sho

81
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you like a capella music, are a New Yorker (especially one who takes the subway), enjoy a sweet and uplifting story

Don't see it if are looking for heavy drama or weighty issues or like a show that will change your life

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you can get a ticket!! Also if you like sharp witted, brilliant writing, a truly original score, and a fast-paced show covering a huge story

Don't see it if you don't like rap music (although I don't necessarily love rap music and I still loved this show). Or if you like a traditional musical.

95
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You like excellent acting and dark humor

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with ambiguity or don't like dark comedy

100
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Riveting

See it if You like expressive comedy and a little ambiguity.

Don't see it if You can't see well! (so much is based on facial expressions!)

25
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if you like a bad sitcom with songs stuck in for no reason, and you like bad acting, bad singing and bad dialogue. You like community theater.

Don't see it if You like intelligent shows, funny shows, or shows that belong on a NYC stage.

85
After
Midtown E
Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like an intense, emotional evening of theater on a small scale.

Don't see it if You like light fare and happy endings.

80
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You appreciate great acting.

Don't see it if a story about alzheimer's/dementia/memory loss will be upsetting to you. Also, if you want a story with an exciting arc or ending.

80
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if you are comfortable with some nudity (female) and heavy topics such as sexual violence against women.

Don't see it if you prefer a straight-forward narrative and lots of action.

94
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You want to have an incredible experience in the theater. If you are prepared for big themes, amazing visuals and fabulous acting.

Don't see it if You can't sit for many hours at a show. If you need a straightforward, simple plot or storyline.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You don't need a big spectacle or complicated storyline. This is a quiet show about real people and small moments.

Don't see it if You require razz-ma-tazz and show stopping musical numbers.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant, Edgy, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a modern twist on Shakespeare and you lean left politically. You appreciate gender role changes and parody.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist and can't sit for 2 hours without an intermission, or if you don't like a major character being a different sex

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Quirky

See it if You like great acting, thought-provoking theater, and are willing to go with the flow to a non-traditional approach.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with a non-traditional approach to a traditional original show.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love a romantic story, big musical numbers, don't mind a tear-jerker,

Don't see it if you want a happy ending!

90
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Absorbing, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a totally interactive experience where you are surrounded by the show. Also if you like great singing and an amazing staging.

Don't see it if You like traditional musicals (both the music and the staging are very non traditional, as is the story telling).

93
Great singing, Profound, Resonant

See it if You love jaw-dropping singing performances, a deep, moving story, and great ensemble work.

Don't see it if you like light musicals with big dance numbers and a fluffy story! Or if you want a comedy!

90
For a previous production
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You like a rock music score

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the topic of suicide