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Reviews (42)
80
Funny, Refreshing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Not quite the movie but has all the showmanship of Broadway with special effects and a good time

Don't see it if Different focus than the film

81
Confusing, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if If you liked the book or the film,and curious to see what great writer and musician create

Don't see it if Don't like book of film

89
Profound, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Even if you don't want to hear about abortion,learn so much more about women's rights and the constitution

Don't see it if If offended about even mentioning abortion

81
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a Broadway musical with the twist you already know

Don't see it if Expecting complete fidelity to film

91
Must see, Intense, Great acting, Naked, Raw

See it if After night of sex ,and if he wont leave and insists that you are the love of his life, at the end is it love or fear

Don't see it if Don t like nudity,discussion of sex,rape

86
White Noise
East Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Long, Provocative, Ambitious

See it if Like Parks.inquiry into slavery

Don't see it if Sit too long(3+hrs), monologues.

Also Always try to see plays by Parks for something provocative . in this p... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Intense, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if The chance to see the great Glenda Jackson

Don't see it if Long

Also Love Glenda Jackson ever since Elizabeth and Sunday Bloody Sunday and ... Read more Read less

86
Fun, Delightful, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Have found a show that I think my junior high and high school granddaughters and nieces can relate to...and great singing.

Don't see it if For my eighth grade plus boys would probably be more likely to take to see Be more chill musical or the natural history of Spy museum

84
Relevant, Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Resonant

See it if Wonderful acting in a top long play about dementia and some of its cost

Don't see it if be confronted by dementia

89
The True
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Deals with? Old fashioned politics and deals or is it old fashioned?how much power does the woman really have.great cast.

Don't see it if Not like politics

90
During previews
Great acting, Timely, Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent

See it if do only facts and which facts make a life story.leave with a question. great acting .timely.

Don't see it if You want a musical or a belly laugh comedy

86
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if Self dramatizing Divine Sarah caused controversy as a woman playing Hamlet in a Shakespeare adaptation she commissioned .her exploration.

Don't see it if An old fashioned structured play

Also Enjoyed the exploration of Hamlet.

72
Operation Crucible
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Clever, Dated

See it if Well acted small stage play of Sheffield factory workers their factory friendships are put to test when stuck in bombed basement

Don't see it if Small stage plays pertaining to WWII don't interest you

86
Slow, Ambitious, Intelligent, Must see, Verbose

See it if Chance to see Denzel , Colin Meany,Harry Hope,David Morse.

Don't see it if 4hrs of dense language,barroom rambles and despair is too much waiting until Denzels salesman gives his monologue

72
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing, Overrated, Snippets

See it if 13" year old girls in a dance class played women of varying ages that they will grow to be.not good as the wolves soccer playing girls.

Don't see it if If you have aspiring preteens in dance class may seem rarely true to you .mostly sketch characters

Also Are few moments ,a soliloquy by a girl who plans to run the world and ... Read more Read less

68
The Chekhov Dreams
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Indulgent, Slow, Pretentious

See it if Foreplay is a man and woman guessing literary quotes.

Don't see it if You love Checkov.

84
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Dated, Steady, Fluffy

See it if wonderful acting in a simple set piece of morality and manipulation in an early twentieth century Lancashire mill town

Don't see it if A steady solid piece where you can figure the plot within the first few minutes .

72
Junk
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Repetitive

See it if you want to learn you how junk bonds create money but not jobs and that questionable ethics exist in finance

Don't see it if You Are already familiar with junk bonds

Also Good intentions but repetitive.Liked previous play Disgraced but felt ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Quirky

See it if Will Amy Schumer's character still have a history of cannibalism after the previews,?will part 1 make as much sense as part 2?u like 2 laugh

Don't see it if U expect reality

Also My friends and the audience laughed much more than I did. part 2 could... Read more Read less

85
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Epic, Intense, Great acting

See it if Love the classic film now a musical with full onstage orchestra big enough to back the comeback of the star.

Don't see it if Want a light musical

Also Costumes worthy of the star,exaggerated gestures fit.Glenn Close's voi... Read more Read less

84
During previews
The Profane
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if A small bookend to If I Forget with an unexpected twist in a drama between a nonobservant and observant Muslim family.

Don't see it if Problem attending

76
Burn This
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Intense, Cliched

See it if If you want to see stars although the intensity is variable and the story dated

Don't see it if Varying intensity between the actors in a boring story

87
Relevant, Intelligent, Clever, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if Nice to see classics in a new light and good chili with corn bread at intermission and the dance sequence done new

Don't see it if Takes place in a rural America of the past although love ,passion hate jealousy are universal

77
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Confusing, Slow, Intelligent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if Felt stupid bird more clever but this made me understand uncle vanya better

Don't see it if If don't know the play or don't like opening the fourth wall

87
Delightful, Clever, Masterful, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if It's classic

Don't see it if if you don't speak Yiddish,English and Russian translation are projected into side curtains but you might find it distracting

81
Daddy
Midtown W
Raunchy, Provocative, Absorbing, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if Melodrama about art,love,sex,money,power,mother love,with classical music and gospel choir .never boring .Looking forward 2 new Harris plays

Don't see it if Would be offended by full frontal nudity a /gay sex

74
The Mother
Chelsea
Chilly, Painful, Ambitious, Excruciating, Great acting

See it if Depressed and needy Mother and wife who feels no one needs her anymore imagines her son will make her young and alive

Don't see it if If you have a problem with accents.if don't like play about depression,delusions,overdose regardless of how well acted.felt chilled at end

Also A scary wonder to watch Huppert but not an uplifting play .alarming to... Read more Read less

84
Love disney, Delightful, Uneven, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if Love Disney but some differences from film.young girls with tiaras singing' let it go' at intermission.family friendly

Don't see it if If not a Frozen or Disney fan

92
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if although almost 3hrs time passes swiftly with great cast old to young in play tangents family and northern Ireland historic troubles

Don't see it if If you want a musical,comedy,

90
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if Concentrated 90 min movie of week that hits all the relevant issues with great acting and some unexpected twists

Don't see it if Want something that doesn't require concentratioi

84
During previews
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Ambitious, Disconnected, Intense, Disappointing, Choppy

See it if Intensity of this mother not yet equaled by her daughter Joan of Arc .but early preview.Glenn Close is fierce.

Don't see it if Expecting more than a synopsis of Joan of Arc this Joan not yet adamant or ardent but early preview.more about mother love than saintly love

71
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Repetitious, Excruciating

See it if Short commercials having introduced the word pussy as a shocker and 5 women each named Betty with gender fluidity in short acts

Don't see it if Are shocked by the word Pussy although it is used less frequently than expected.

80
During previews
On Beckett
Chelsea
Ambitious, Intense, Intelligent, Quirky, Lecture

See it if I love Bill Irwin.Bill Irwin loves Beckett.I like but don't love Beckett.like a master class .fascinating how clown pants change perception.

Don't see it if Don t like lectures and musings on Beckett.

92
Travesties
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Must see

See it if If you like Stoppard plays.at intermission cell phones out ,people looking up Dada,.travesties, Oscar Wilde +asking each other questions

Don't see it if Don't like Stoppard or having to pay close attention.

89
Intense, Masterful, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if A chance to see great acting by 3 women playing the same woman at three different ages on stage at same time. If you like Albee.

Don't see it if Expecting musical or lavish production.

91
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Edgy, Intense, Poetic, Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if An energetic tumbling rumbling poetry spouting violent disco punk couple in love since birth. e

Don't see it if Have problems understanding accents and neologisms.requires intense attention to benefit from this inventive intense play.

90
During previews
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Lots of laughter while it explores definition of family.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason .

95
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Refreshing, Joyful

See it if You loved Kate Hamills previous Austen adaptation and the fun and imagination shared between the actors and audience in an intimate space.

Don't see it if Have no knowledge of the book

Also May be a loose interpretation but is a joyous celebration as 7 actors ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if If you liked Come from Away,this is a true story of an Egyptian band lost in Israel

Don't see it if If you Expect flashy costumes or special effects.

Also Both plays have an element of kindness

54
During previews
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if Interested in seeing the new Annie Baker play but don't expect the flick or John.

Don't see it if Long and unclear.most interesting story comes from secretary who comes to get lunch orders from millennials sitting around a table talking

87
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Based on true story of the 38 planes diverted to small town gander after 9/11.was surprised by a simple uplifting musical about coping.

Don't see it if Expect fancy costumes,stage sets,stars

76
For a previous production
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging

See it if Lots audience laughter,traces of Noises Off,Carol Burnett and touch One Man Two Govnurs

Don't see it if get bored by by more than 60 minutes at a time of exaggeration/pratfalls