DIANE 6242

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Reviews (64)
Preview gsu1
77
Slow, Indulgent, Quirky, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in seeing a creative and punny examination of spirituality and religion.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of shows that deal with religion in an irreverent, albeit humorous way.

Preview arbuckle
68
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Entertaining, Quirky, Cliched

See it if you want to see a show about a group of people as they awkwardly navigate their way through social interactions and relationships.

Don't see it if you want to see a show that delves into Asperger’s, or are not a fan of shows that portray flawed characters behaving badly.

Preview db1
65
Contrived, Intense, Edgy, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if you want to see a show that deals with a cast of damaged characters that are involved in escalating games of deceit and manipulation.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of shows that deal with the macabre, or of shows with on stage displays of blood and violence.

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74
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Dated, Great staging, Clever

See it if you are interested in seeing an absurdist play or are a fan of metatheatre. Very creative set design.

Don't see it if you do not like intimate theatrical productions or staging where the actors do not always face the audience.

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76
Clever, Edgy, Slow, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in seeing a show about the inner workings of Williams and Inge and their influence on one another. Creative set design.

Don't see it if you're not interested in either of these writers, their backgrounds, or personal struggles. Paperless playbill requires smart phone to view.

Preview sg1
80
Intense, Quirky, Edgy, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in seeing a solo performance about one woman's attempts to find acceptance and a sense of belonging. Poetically written.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate theater experiences. Also, there are no bathroom facilities at this venue.

Preview tsp1
95
Ambitious, Epic, Must see, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

See it if you like innovative, unique endeavors. Patrick Dunning is captivating as he transforms & incorporates different art forms into his projects.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of interdisciplinary shows that explore how the fields of art, science, and technology are interconnected.

Preview t1
92
Intense, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a powerful show that explores the concepts of sin, forgiveness, & humanity in a masterfully quirky & intriguing production.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate theater experiences or do not want to see a show that deals with child abuse and death.

Preview in the heights nyc
92
Energetic, Delightful, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a fresh, innovative production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical performed by an enthusiastic, dedicated and talented company.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musicals with fast-paced lyrics or do not like shows where the staging is sometimes immersive.

Preview lmahl1
86
Ambitious, Intriguing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in seeing a show about ambition, love, and manipulation between a poet and her mentor. Creative set and costume changes.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate theater experiences or of shows that deal with death and suicide. Theater is very small and gets very warm.

Preview p3
93
Creative, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you want to see a brilliantly innovative production of PERICLES. The play-within-a-play concept is executed with delightful ingenuity.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Shakespeare.

Preview lostyouthere1
81
Confusing, Quirky, Funny, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you like one woman shows where the performer portrays different characters, both male & female, and the narrative unfolds through vignettes.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the intimate theater experience, or if you are not interested in seeing shows that deal with death.

Preview sp42 show score asha
90
Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you want to see an endearing show about the relationship between a mother and son. The authentic camaraderie between them fills the theater.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that consist of the actors narrating a story, or if you have difficulty understanding foreign accents.

Preview hihitler
91
Great acting, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you like one woman shows. Ms. Pohl is quite talented in portraying a myriad of characters replete with different accents and mannerisms.

Don't see it if you are looking for a big production with intense.themes. This show explores important issues in a lighthearted way.

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80
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great staging

See it if you are interested in seeing a powerful and funny portrayal of a family coming to terms with the choices they have made in life.

Don't see it if you don't like plays where the narrative is told through vignettes, or are not a fan of plays that deal with issues of illness and dying.

Preview terezin
75
Creative choreography & props, Upsetting, Long, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in seeing a stylized, experimental, but sometimes overdone production about the concentration camp/ghetto Terezin.

Don't see it if you have difficulty watching scenes that deal with the brutality of the Holocaust portrayed through many plot lines & inconsistent accents.

Preview six degrees
84
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of John Guare and want to see a stunning, revamped production of his masterful play that stays true to the original script.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about the experiences of wealthy Manhattanites or shows about how people of all classes struggle to fit into society.

Preview sunsetboulevard 2
81
Uneven, Indulgent, Slow, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Glenn Close and want to see a commanding portrayal of Norma Desmond, accompanied by a brilliant on-stage orchestra.

Don't see it if you revere the film. The production sometimes veers too far into campy humor and doesn't have the intensity of Wilder's film noir drama.

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83
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a show that explores the coping mechanisms of two women struggling with psychological issues. Well-written and well-acted.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate theater or don't want to see a show that deals with serious mental issues, such as self-harm and agoraphobia.

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89
Fast-paced, Edgy, Absorbing, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to go on a brash, high-speed journey with a spirited girl from Cardiff. Sophie Melville is brilliant in this gutsy, gritty show.

Don't see it if you have difficulty understanding a Welsh accent or are overly sensitive to fluorescent lighting.

Preview missreardon1
78
Authentic set, Intense, Biting humor, Quirky, Engaging

See it if you want to see an absorbing, sharp-witted, dark comedy about three troubled sisters whose issues gradually unfold as the play progresses.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of plays set in the 1960s, or shows with uneven acting, where lines are occasionally flubbed or overacted.

Preview onyourfeet
90
Uplifting, Lively, Moving, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a moving story of a singer's rise to fame. Musical numbers are introduced into the narrative to highlight events & emotions.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of the songs of Gloria Estefan, or don't like biographical shows told in a vignette style..

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85
Loud, Energetic, Gifted musicians, Fun, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber or want to see a high-spirited, light-hearted musical with a band of very talented young musicians.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of rock music, or of narratives that present a superficial and unrealistic portrayal of the educational system.

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74
Depressing, Upsetting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense

See it if you want to see an absorbing commentary dealing with current social and economic issues told through the eyes of the people affected by it.

Don't see it if you don't like displays of violence or characters that sometimes seem to recite monologues to explain their past and their point of view.

Preview littlefoxes
86
Period drama, Masterful, Intense, Slow, Great acting

See it if you want to see a powerful drama set in the early 20th century that deals with greed, family, and society, performed by a stellar cast.

Don't see it if you prefer contemporary drama and plays where the plot progresses through action and set changes rather than mostly through dialogue.

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92
Great staging, Edgy, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an imaginative & darkly funny production of the Vonnegut play. The company masterfully embraces & embodies the characters.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Kurt Vonnegut or of absurdist plays , or if you are offended by portrayals of chauvinistic attitudes and behavior.

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82
Dated, Delightful, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in hearing Renee Taylor share her story, replete with celebrity interactions and dietary endeavors. Spunky and charming.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of one-woman memoir shows or monologues. It often seemed more like a staged reading than a performance.

Preview tpp3
72
Silly, Contrived, Clever, Slow, Funny

See it if you like romantic comedies that are fluffy, literally & figuratively, or if you have a soft spot for adorable animals that are able to talk.

Don't see it if you are interested in seeing a show that is realistic in nature and in set design.

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During previews
Slow, Thought-provoking, Informative, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the Princess Diana story. Very creative staging and scene changes.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of plays about the royal family or of British accents, uneven at times.

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76
Absorbing, Dated, Ambitious, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in seeing a show that explores what it's like to be deaf, from the perspectives of both the deaf and hearing communities.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with limited (& often pantomimed) sets, where much of the narrative unfolds through conversation rather than action.

Preview t10
81
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intriguing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy murder mysteries and are interested in seeing shows that are set in the early 20th century.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of one act plays or of shows that take place in the past.

Preview koalas1
92
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Raunchy, Quirky, Funny

See it if you like absurdist satire. Wide range of jokes: punny, campy, edgy, racy, black humor, blue humor. There's something for everyone.

Don't see it if you are offended by koalas that smoke, drink, and do drugs.

Preview mushroomcure
95
Edgy, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Funny

See it if you want to see an authentic, masterful portrayal of what it's like to have OCD. With candid eloquence, Strauss immerses us into his world.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of one man shows, or are not interested in shows that deals with OCD or experimentation with hallucinogenic drugs.

Preview jhtat2
90
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are interested in seeing a powerful production that explores crime, justice & redemption. No easy answers, but lots of food for thought.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by profanity, or are not interested in shows that deal with the criminal justice system.

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75
Cliched, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an enjoyable mix of popular songs interspersed with stories of women's progress from a personal and historical perspective.

Don't see it if you want a polished production. There are issues with sound and sight lines. Images projected onto the stage are often blocked by actors.

Preview unnamed
95
Intense, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you appreciate the skill required to manipulate language to create mind-boggling poetry and prose, performed flawlesly and passionately.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of rap or of having to focus closely to absorb kaleidoscopic thoughts and ideas that are a linguistic treasure chest.

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95
Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a brilliant, darkly comic show about mortality, grief and regret. Explores the existential with quirky, masterful ease.

Don't see it if you want to believe that life is hunky dory and you don't like shows that deal with death, or the meaning of life.

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During previews
Great staging, Indulgent, Choppy, Disjointed, Confusing

See it if you are interested in seeing a memoir about a girl & her twin sister told through a kaleidoscope of often confusing snippets and vignettes.

Don't see it if you are interested in seeing a play where the narrative unfolds in an linear format or one that has a clear point of view.

Preview unnamed
79
Ambitious, Avant garde, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if you want to see an innovative production of an unconventional Tennessee Williams' play with a tangled plot and with witty, poetic dialogue.

Don't see it if you want to see a play with a clear, linear narrative or are unwilling to see a show in a theater with the air conditioning turned off.

Preview human bondage
90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an impressive, highly creative production of this epic story, presented with stunning ingenuity & performed with keen skill.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of period pieces or are easily distracted by ambient sound effects.

Preview off the top
71
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Slow, Informative

See it if you are interested in seeing a performance about how the brain works that is part lecture, part rap, and part stand-up comedy.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of rap music and are not interested in neuroscience or learning about the brain.

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72
Innovative, Thought-provoking, Unusual, Slow, Informative

See it if you're interested in seeing a show that deals with a true life crime presented using a variety of effects, such as transcripts & recordings.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate theater experiences or experimental storytelling methods, such as lip syncing to recorded material.

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81
Slow, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Informative, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a moving, stylized show that chronicles the true events surrounding a controversial Yiddish play written in the 1900s.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that span decades & are told through vignettes. It can be confusing if you don't know the history of GOD OF VENGEANCE.

Preview the fantasticks
82
Charming, Campy, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a sweet, no-frills musical that doesn't take itself too seriously. Has memorable songs and clever lyrics.

Don't see it if you are looking for a big Broadway musical production or are not fond of slapstick humor.

Preview your alice tickets
90
Clever, Enchanting, Brilliant costumes, Creative set/staging, Imaginative

See it if you want to be immersed in a quirky, endearing, well-written detailed vision of Wonderland, presented by a talented, professional company.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate theater experiences, or don't want to see a show about how Alice's adventures may not be as innocent as they seem.

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78
Disturbing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Creative staging, Intense

See it if you are a fan of David Rabe or are interested in a show that deals with racial and gender bias found in the norms and opinions of the 70s.

Don't see it if you're offended by racial slurs, obscenities, or displays of physical violence, or you don't want to see a show about the unenlightened 70s.

Preview theassignment
95
Absorbing, Superbly written, Stellar acting, Thought-provoking, Authentic

See it if you want to see a compelling, poignant, funny show that explores the guilty and the innocent, giving a compassionate voice to both sides.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of intimate theater experiences, or are sensitive to cigarette smoke. It's a small venue and the characters smoke at times.

Preview great comet1
85
Creative staging, Complicated plot, Impressive, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like the grandeur & style of opera paired with staging that surrounds the audience, providing an intimate atmosphere for this epic tale

Don't see it if you don't like a complicated narrative with several characters, or shows where all of the dialogue is sung.

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Long, Relevant, Absorbing, Intricate, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in a gripping, behind-the-scenes political drama that dissects and relates the events that led up to the Oslo Accords.

Don't see it if you don't like plays that delve into all sides of a political issue, or where the plot unfolds mostly through dialogue rather than action.

Preview groundhog day1
86
Facetious, Campy, Clever lyrics, Ingenious staging & sets, Entertaining

See it if you like madcap, irreverent comedies, or you want to witness VERY imaginative staging & set design. I'd see it again just for the staging.

Don't see it if you don't like tongue-in-cheek humor or commentaries on first impressions, getting stuck in our routines, & making the most of each day.