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Reviews (21)
95
Octet
Midtown W
Masterful, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if See if if you are looking for something out of the ordinary and are OK with what is basically a modern operatic experience

Don't see it if Don't see if if you are looking for a traditional musical

Also This is not for everyone. There are few spoken words, it's almost all ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you want a musical that has real depth, that is different, that takes chances, that is operatic in its goals

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical that is a frothy romantic comedy

Also Among the best theatrical experiences we've had. Hadestown is a folk/r... Read more Read less

77
Clever, Ambitious, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you want to see an updated take on a classic and are open to some experimentation

Don't see it if you want a classic, big cast, big stage, big show production of Oklahoma

Also An ambitious effort to update a classic musical and do something new w... Read more Read less

75
Confusing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if If you're after great singing and an engaging cast with a high tolerance for a nonsensical plot in an intimate setting

Don't see it if You want a plot that makes sense or are looking for a big, splashy Broadway show

Also The plot of this musical, which involves ESP, past lives, hypnosis and... Read more Read less

85
Lonesome Blues
Midtown E
Great singing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Blusey

See it if If you like the blues or American roots music. Of if you just like to hear the unamplified voice of a great singer

Don't see it if If you don't care for the blues or American roots music

Also If you like the blues or American roots music you'll love this. A one ... Read more Read less

49
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if If you are interested in English history in the era of English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell

Don't see it if Acting was pedantic and the story didactic. We left at intermission. It simply did not draw us in

85
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You like serious plays about serious topics, especially if you would like a story dealing with autism

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical or a comedy or something light and frothey

Also This is a play (with live music) about an autistic girl, Katie, and he... Read more Read less

60
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if It does deal with mother-daughter relationships as well as the problems faced by undocumented aliens who have lived here a long time

Don't see it if Music was uninteresting and uninspiring. Story was cliched. Acting was overwrought.

Also I saw it with 3 others and here's our breakdown:... Read more Read less

10
The Mad Ones
Midtown E
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if I suppose this show might appeal to someone between ages 16-21 or so who feels confused about what to do in their life

Don't see it if You have seen a lot of theater or a lot of character driven movies or if you are over the age of 25. Of if you want good music

Also It's hard for me to understand why anyone would like this show. It aim... Read more Read less

100
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like farcical musical comedies with an engaging pop score and are not looking for something deep

Don't see it if You're looking for something deep or if you can't tolerate pop music

Also The terrific cast of 4 men and two woman all have terrific voices and ... Read more Read less

100
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful, Great staging

See it if Families or adults. Anyone looking for a traditionally fun show

Don't see it if You want a message or if you want something heavy

80
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if See if if you are after a fun night out watching a slight but enjoyable musical. The acting is very good. Music is fine but not memorable

Don't see it if Don't see if if you you are looking for something serious

90
Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky, Great singing, Funny

See it if you want something "different" and edgy and are OK with what amounts to a story told through songs (

Don't see it if you are looking for traditional musical theater

Also An imaginative, quirky story told through song. Imagine it's 250 years... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you're a fan of The American Songbook

Don't see it if you are not a fan of The American Songbook or are looking for a show with a big cast and splashy singing and dancing

Also This is an engaging show and Hershey Felder masterfully brings Irving ... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a big, bumptious classic Broadway musical that has big singing and dancing numbers, good music, terrific acting

Don't see it if You want something with meat or which is edgy or untraditional

Also We saw Bernadette Peters in the role of Dolly and she's terrific, you ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Edgy, Great singing, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you would like seeing a French chanteuse from the 1930s in a night club setting

Don't see it if if you might be offended by lesbian themes and/or if you are interested in something of a traditionally "show tune" vein

Also I do like songs of the 30s and I do like seeing a chanteuse singing su... Read more Read less

75
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Ambitious, Edgy, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You are looking for a though provoking musical dealing with gay issues and the religious right

Don't see it if You are looking for something frothy and amusing

80
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if See this if you like slapstick have a broad physical humor and you don't mind a lot of silliness.

Don't see it if If you are not in the mood for a slapstick comedy

Also Great if you're looking for a family comedy show (there's not one off ... Read more Read less

95
The Lucky Ones
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You like a folk inflected indie-rock beat with a pretty dark (if at times funny) story and you're OK with a non-traditional musical form.

Don't see it if You want something lighter with an upbeat vibe and/or if you're looking for a traditional musical form

Also This is a compelling show and Abigail Benson (the female half of The B... Read more Read less

100
Cross That River
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You would like a jazz, soul and gospel inflected country & western score told more like a concert version of a play told through song

Don't see it if You are looking for a more traditional musical theater staging

Also The story of a runaway slave named Blue and how he crosses the river i... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Folk music, Great singing, Political, Lively

See it if you like traditional folk music and/or the music of Woody Guthrie

Don't see it if are right wing politically or don't like folk music