Dayle

New York City

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Reviews (45)
89
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like well-acted relevant drama that goes in unexpected directions.

Don't see it if You don’t like two- handers or are looking for light fare.

69
Great acting, Relevant, Quirky, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if Watching great performers is sufficient for you to overcome a disappointing trilogy of plays

Don't see it if You want a linear story

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like drama that deals with censorship and artistic expression and gives voice to different viewpoints.

Don't see it if The occasional polemic puts you off or if you are looking for an evening of escapism.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you are a stand-up fan and are just looking for a very light very slight short comedy.

Don't see it if If you want something that is plot-driven and will leave you with a message.

79
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of well-executed multiple character one person shows.

Don't see it if You don’t want to travel to the West Village for a 50 minute show.

79
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Sweet

See it if You enjoy big old musicals and can stand a little corn along with some really good music

Don't see it if You are looking for a very polished production or want to make it an early evening

81
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a well acted, funny and touching play that explores the stresses that infertlity places on human relationships

Don't see it if Bored by stories about infertility

87
For a previous production
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you are getting your solace from Stsephen Colbert and Samantha Bee and are a fan of the Capitol Steps and Newsical-type political revues.

Don't see it if you are a die-hard Trump supporter and are sick of people making fun of his administration.

Also The cast is very talented--great voices, good dancers. This is just an... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like intense dramas and are interested in the plight of working class Americans.

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment or cannot tolerate the occasional didactic monologue.

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a terrific ensemble show with excellent performers, great production values, and a timely message.

Don't see it if Are averse to learning about a devastating chapter in gay history.

Also The entire theater bas been meticulously transformed into this '70's g... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absurdist, Pretentious, Dystopian

See it if you are in the mood for a dystopian Beckett-lite production with a good cast and good production values.

Don't see it if you are not fond of absurdist dramas.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you enjoy short plays on a theme--here, an exploration of shifts of power, with two actors in each play duking it out for the upper hand..

Don't see it if two person short vehicles are not your thing or you are n the mood for a night of belly laughs.

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an original exploration of the Nazi theme in the Sound of Music that is well written, acted, and directed,

Don't see it if You can't bear to see another show about Nazis.

69
During previews
Slow, Great acting, Relevant, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you are intrigued by the evangelistic church, its passion for conversions and the indoctrination of young missionaries

Don't see it if You are tired of stories about young people trying to find themselves.

70
During previews
Relevant, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like one-person shows and don't shy away from shows about depressions and suicide.

Don't see it if you have a hard time listening to someone's battle with depression, albeit told in a humorous way.

77
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you are drawn to dramas about people who can't get their lives together.

Don't see it if you are looking for an "up" evening of theater.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if You are a fan of great tap-dancing and are interested at all in Cagney.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the period in Hollywood when Cagney was a star.

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of rock music and enjoy high energy performances and heartwarming stories.

Don't see it if you don't like loud rock music, hate child actors (although these kids may get you to change your mind.)

70
Entertaining, Ambitious, Disappointing, Masterful, Clever

See it if like sleight of hand or were a fan of his last show, Nothing to Hide, and want to see more..

Don't see it if You are not captivated by magic tricks because this is a one-person magic show in two acts

Also this is a talented magician. Two hours is stretching it and he was bet... Read more Read less

94
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see an incredibly innovative show performed by an endlessly creative supremely talented performer

Don't see it if You are not a fan of one person shows

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you love big production numbers and are a Broadway fan

Don't see it if you want to see something serious and walk away with a message

87
Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like brilliant staging and costumes and exceptional dancing.

Don't see it if you get irritated by a book that is geared to kids.

99
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you like one person shows with multiple characters. Bonus points if you are a New Yorker.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of one-person shows.

Also this is a really engaging performer. 75 minutes flew by. He has a grea... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Pleasant, Disappointing

See it if You like one acts. If you don’t care for one, you have two more chances! If you are up for an ultralight night of theater, this is it!

Don't see it if You are looking for a theatrical experience with substance that you will take something away from or that will provoke strong emotions.

95
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy clever word play written by a master and performed by skilled actors who can carry off verse as natural dialog

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious drama or aren't taken with verbal gymnastics.

78
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You like plays about family dynamics and like seeing people with disabilities portrayed honestly.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a rip-roaring comedy and don’t like plays that revolve around disabilities or death of a loved one

50
During previews
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Fluffy

See it if you watch endless sitcoms and are inured to predictable plots and if the sound of a laugh track is music to your ears.

Don't see it if you are bored by predictable plots and characters in need of development.

90
Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Amazing costumes, Thought-provoking

See it if You like gorgeous music beautifully sungby a uniformly talented cast

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional piece of theater or don’t like productions without dialog.

88
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like edgy provocative plays that use humor to soften the exploration of uncomfortable issues

Don't see it if You are put off by the topic of rape

77
Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Snappy dialogue

See it if You enjoy watching the work of a playwright with a great ear for dialogue with actors who can pull it off well.

Don't see it if You are yearning for something action-packed.

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting, Clever, Delightful

See it if you are interested in how great Broadway production numbers and circus acts can be seamlessly intertwined. See it for the spectacle.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of circus acts and are looking for more of a plot-driven musical.

92
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Moving

See it if You like big-hearted, but not treacly, musicals, with great characters, a wonderful ensemble, and a hopeful message for our time.

Don't see it if musicals aren't your thing or you avoid anything having to do with 9/11.

50
Predictable, Amateurish, Overly long, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You want to support musicals in their earliest stages featuring a young enthusiastic cast of good singers.

Don't see it if You are looking for anything new by way of a plot or a fully formed show.

Also There are many talented performers in this piece, but the plot is pred... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Slow, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Hackneyed

See it if you like two- hander plays with good actors that have socially relevant content.

Don't see it if you are looking for a night of light fare.

Also Although the playwright has something to say, the message is repeated ... Read more Read less

97
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Must see

See it if You want to see a tour de force by a brilliant actress who portrays multiple characters dealing with issues of race and class in America.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of one woman shows or don't want to spend your evening thinking about political issues and would rather relax in a musical

70
Intelligent, Ambitious, Edgy, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You are an affionado of heavy metal or identify with the period when it was popular.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of one man shows or are not vonversant with the heavy metal or grunge scenes.

78
Clever, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy shows that poke fun at what sells on Broadway.

Don't see it if you are bothered by sexual content.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Slow, Great acting, Intense

See it if you are a fan of David Hyde Piece, who is masterful, and are up for an unconventional theatrical experience

Don't see it if You are dealing with a recent loss. It may hit too close to the bone.

94
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You like an engaging storyteller, whose tales of teaching third grade and trying to cultivate adult relationships will resonate with most.

Don't see it if don't like one-woman shows or hate stories about kids.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want a surprisingly engaging, entertaining and informative show, with alcohol thrown in. See it even if you are not a drinker!

Don't see it if You don't like barbershop or are opposed to any show about alcohol.

78
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You are interested in having a new theatrical experience, where sound overtakes the visual, and earphones change your perceptions of reality

Don't see it if You are bored by one person shows--particularly long ones with no intermission.

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You like Motown or the music of Carole King. Particularly recommended if you are a child of the 60's

Don't see it if You are looking for an edgy musical

97
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You are a fan of innovative cleverly staged updated versions of the classics, or are a big Jane Austen fan

Don't see it if You are a purist and don't like theater companies toying with the classics--or if you are bored by Austen

100
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want to hear clever lyrics that are hysterically funny and charming , but have a message and if you want to see amazing puppetry

Don't see it if you are not charmed by the idea of puppet characters

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of the Color Purple book or film, love exceptional singing and clever staging, and a heartwarming story.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.