Denni

New York City

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Reviews (69)
90
Touching, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy stories about how to handle an elderly parent who refuses to accept his limitations. Very funny but with serious undertones.

Don't see it if you're not interested in issues of aging and how to handle caring for an elderly parent.

90
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Profound, Ambitious

See it if you like gay-themed shows. Moving, funny, intelligent. Shows how the past informs the present. Wonderful script and fantastic performances.

Don't see it if you don't like gay-themed shows or if you like your theater in small doses. This is in 2 parts, 3 hrs, 45 minutes each. But worth your time!

55
LOVER
Midtown W
Raunchy, Banal, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if you care about a somewhat spoiled, pampered woman's love life and journey to find herself.

Don't see it if you dislike one-person shows and if you're not interested in watching a vanity project.

78
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Great music, Intense, Great singing, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you enjoy small musicals with interesting staging. Great score and wonderful singer/actors. Story/plot is a bit cliched.

Don't see it if you need a lot of bells and whistles with your musical. Or if you only like upbeat, happy, perky themes with traditional staging.

95
All the Rage
Midtown W
Enchanting, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see a beautiful, funny, moving piece of theater about forgiveness. Martin Moran is a charming, masterful storyteller. Go see it

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows and need lots of action and bells and whistles. But honestly, I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy it.

90
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious

See it if you want to laugh and feel good. A very funny, entertaining show with a great cast! I really laughed a lot.

Don't see it if you hate musicals or are so fixated on the movie that you can't deal with anyone else in those roles. Otherwise, go see it!

70
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Entertaining, relevant, funny

See it if you enjoy shows that question religion and especially the motivation of high-profile ministers

Don't see it if you're touchy about religion and don't like anything that questions your beliefs

Also It's pretty much a one-idea premise but the actors are entertaining an... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever

See it if you enjoy small-scale musicals with lots of laughs and heart. Talented ensemble plays a variety of characters and the 2 leads are perfect.

Don't see it if you only like big, splashy musicals. Otherwise, go see it! It'll tickle your funnybone and warm your heart.

85
Noura
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy intelligent, thoughtful plays that deal with the immigrant experience in this country.

Don't see it if you don't care about how difficult it is for immigrants to be forced to leave their countries to find a better life here.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you're a fan of the book or if you just love a well-crafted piece of theater with wonderful actors that makes you think.

Don't see it if you don't like social justice dramas.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great choreography

See it if you're a fan of Cher and her music and enjoy biographical jukebox musicals. Stephanie J. Block's performance is sensational!

Don't see it if you could care less about Cher and her life and music or don't like jukebox musicals.

90
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like very clever, funny musicals with insanely talented casts. It's a wild west version of Measure for Measure and I laughed constantly!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or don't enjoy broad humor.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you want to see an excellent performance by Janet McTeer. She is amazing! The material is clever and entertaining and there's lots of humor.

Don't see it if you don't want even a whiff of Shakespeare in your life. There are numerous scenes from Hamlet acted out and discussed.

85
The True
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like shows about the backroom deals that happen in politics. Also, Edie Falco's performance is fantastic!

Don't see it if you dislike shows that are about politics.

85
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Heartbreaking, Intense

See it if you like Tennessee Williams' work, you like sad, romantic dramas, and most especially for Marin Ireland's fabulous performance.

Don't see it if you're bored by sad, romantic love stories set in the past or if you dislike shows with extremely minimal sets and no props.

65
Dated, Slow, Overrated, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you are fascinated by American Sign Language and deaf culture. Also, the lead actress, Lauren Ridloff, is lovely and interesting.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that use American Sign Language and if you're uncomfortable with hearing deaf people speak.

Also I just didn't feel much chemistry between Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ri... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy very funny actors with fabulous voices singing hilarious, profane lyrics in a parody of Jerry Springer's show. Really fun!

Don't see it if you don't like cursing or you can't stand to watch even a parody of shows like Jerry Springer.

95
During previews
Hangmen
Chelsea
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy clever plotting, comedy with flashes of darkness, and wonderful acting.

Don't see it if you don't like your comedy with dark or violent overtones or you can't stand thick British regional accents.

85
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy stories that make you think and are told in a nonlinear fashion.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with a timeline that jumps around and alternates between past and present.

85
During previews
Junk
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy shows about the financial industry and all the dirty tricks therein. Also, a fine company of actors and clever staging.

Don't see it if the mere mention of junk bonds makes your head spin. It can be a bit confusing if you're not familiar with this subject matter.

68
Red Light Winter
East Village
Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if you have a thing for unrequited love triangles. Play itself wasn't great but the 3 actors were wonderful. Wish they had better material.

Don't see it if you don't like depressing stories about sad people and unrequited love obsessions. Also, stay away if simulated sex offends you.

90
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you like to laugh and like to be moved and are comfortable with gay-themed material. And Michael Urie is brilliant!

Don't see it if you are homophobic.

85
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you enjoy intelligent, thoughtful explorations of morality and religious beliefs performed by wonderful actors.

Don't see it if you don't like to question religious beliefs or don't like wordy plays.

75
Jerry's Girls
Midtown E
Underwhelming. there were moments that were nice but as a whole, it wasn't really cohesive.

See it if you enjoy musical revues and love Jerry Herman shows and want to hear the greatest songs from them as a nice trip down memory lane.

Don't see it if you only like book shows with a plot. This is just song after song, no dialogue. Also, it's done with music stands and books in hand.

82
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Funny, Resonant

See it if you like interesting stories that are entertaining and explore the class divide.

Don't see it if you are offended by full male nudity (one scene), dislike minimal sets and a short running time (90 minutes, no intermission).

90
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love Charles Busch or you enjoy very funny spoofs of old movie melodramas. The entire cast is fabulous and it even has touching moments.

Don't see it if you only like serious subjects or you have issues with a man in drag or don't enjoy spoofs.

90
Power Strip
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the plight of Syrian refugees, especially women, depicted in a personal way. Really grabs you emotionally. Wonderful actors.

Don't see it if you don't care about the plight of Syrian refugees or don't like timely stories about real-life situations. It's pretty heavy but honest.

85
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy watching the trials and tribulations of a selfish middle-aged man. Very funny with superb performances across the board.

Don't see it if you get triggered by a selfish man going through a mid-life crisis and you're uncomfortable with pretty graphic sex scenes.

85
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a great actor in a very thought-provoking show about what it means to be a black man in America, particularly a black actor.

Don't see it if you aren't open to seeing things from a black man's perspective, you're not interested in (almost) one-man shows, or you hate Shakespeare.

75
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Relevant, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like heartfelt dramas that deal with family dynamics, religion and homosexuality. Extremely well acted. Not crazy about the ending.

Don't see it if you don't like anything that deals with gay issues or you're not comfortable questioning some Christians' views on homosexuality.

78
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Dizzying, Cliched, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of Bryan Cranston. He is superb.

Don't see it if you don't like dizzying action that includes video monitors and live cameras. Not as compelling as the movie, although Cranston's great.

89
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you enjoy explorations of why we sabotage our lives and how everyone tries to heal themselves and fill the holes in their lives differently.

Don't see it if you don't like anything to do with rehab or people struggling to put their lives back together. But be aware that it has humorous moments.

Also The whole cast is wonderful but Marin Ireland again delivers a devasta... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you enjoy plays about a gifted young student's dreams and determination to succeed on his own terms. Moving with beautiful choral music.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy watching someone's struggle and desire to succeed and if you don't like acapella choral music.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you love musical theater and want to laugh a lot and see actor/singers at the top of their game. It's so much fun!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy light, fluffy musicals.

88
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you enjoy great drama with a uniformly wonderful cast. Beautifully executed and thought-provoking.

Don't see it if you don't like serious dramas and want something light and fluffy. Not that there isn't humor in it, but it's not a comedy. It's dark.

78
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Cliched

See it if you enjoy poking fun at political correctness run amok.

Don't see it if you're looking for anything deep. It raises interesting questions but doesn't really come to any real conclusions.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Quirky

See it if you like quirky, somewhat absurdist comedy. A very funny satirical look at our culture and gender roles. Fabulous performances!

Don't see it if you only like realistic dramas with naturalistic acting.

70
During previews
Apologia
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Great acting, Indulgent, Banal

See it if you like Stockard Channing and enjoy watching her work no matter what the material.

Don't see it if you want a show that moves you and is deeply affecting. I just couldn't get involved with the characters and didn't really care about them.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if you will enjoy a female-centric family drama set in the early 1800s. Fabulous all-female cast and lots of laughs as well as intense drama.

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces or have no interest in a show that deals with race and women's issues set in the early 1800s.

80
During previews
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you enjoy wonderful singers and catchy tunes.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or are looking for something deep.

95
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want an immersive, intimate experience with this brilliant musical. The cast is perfection - great singers and actors - clever staging.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with a dark theme (although it's very funny as well) or if you don't like to be very close to the actors.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you enjoy funny, thought-provoking plays dealing with family relationships that challenge stereotypes about Down Syndrome.

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with subject matter that deals with Down Syndrome.

85
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you want to laugh and watch some expert comic actors do their thing.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of fluffy comedies.

90
Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Funny

See it if you enjoy sweet, simple, earnest stories about people of different backgrounds reaching out to each other, trying to make connections.

Don't see it if you need lots of excitement and big plot twists or you don't enjoy music with a Middle Eastern bent.

90
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you hate Trump.

Don't see it if you don't hate Trump.

Also I was very pleasantly surprised that the show was as entertaining and ... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy socially relevant themes that illuminate the personal side of historical events. Wonderful performances from all 4 cast members!

Don't see it if you don't like plays that have social relevance and involve the African-American experience in the civil rights era.

85
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Intense

See it if you aren't afraid of dark, violent subject matter that is intelligently written and beautifully acted and staged. There's also music!

Don't see it if you don't like dark, intense, violent subject matter with a dystopian view of the world.

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and cute, romantic comedies with lovely performances.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare or don't like romantic comedies.

69
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy silly, goofy shows and just want to laugh. Cast is excellent and much better than their material. Quite a talented bunch!

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious show with substance, you dislike fluffy, silly shows, or you hate Elvis. (-: Cast is very talented, though.

85
During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy plays that explore topical political themes in an even-handed, intelligent way.

Don't see it if you don't like anything political or heavy.