DJDJDJ

Providence | 18-24

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Reviews (52)
99
During previews
As close to perfect as possible

See it if you want to be blown away by this incredible world that is Angels in America. Each part is over 3 and a half hours but it feels like 20 min.

Don't see it if you enjoy the new trend that is one-act plays because this piece is over seven hours in total.

80
During previews
The Low Road
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you love takes on relevant issues in the most clever of ways. Act 2 goes directions you can't even imagine.

Don't see it if you dislike slow starts. Just hold out until Act 2 and it'll be worth it.

63
Cardinal
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of new plays, director Kate Whoriskey, the actors, or Second Stage Theater. Not much is here otherwise.

Don't see it if you have the option to see a better play. The acting and the direction are great individually, but the writing fails to tie them together.

75
During previews
Great acting, Dated, Intelligent, Slow, Great staging

See it if you are an Albee fan and accustomed to his language.

Don't see it if you have seen The Zoo Story (which is act 2 of this play). Knowing the ending made the experience less enjoyable.

99
Exquisite, Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you have a brain. This show is like nothing you've ever seen before. Theater can never be perfect, but this comes so very close.

Don't see it if you only like traditional shows and traditional Broadway voices.

Also Katrina Lenk is the savior of Broadway with her understated performanc... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy a clever, stripped-down telling of Shakespeare's best comedy.

Don't see it if you want "traditional," period Shakespeare.

10
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
All over the place, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you are a previous fan of Robert O'Hara. This play was my first O'Hara experience and it did not work for me.

Don't see it if you want a tightly-polished play. Intriguing idea - a male-only world tackling issues of abortion and religion, but the execution is poor.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if you're a fan or if you're not a fan! If you want to get your spirits up see this show! Ethan Slater is a star!

Don't see it if you can't stand little children talking and crying in the audience.

90
The Treasurer
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if you've ever been financially strained by a member of your family. Apparently, you're not alone. This was one of the best plays I've seen.

Don't see it if you want instant gratification. This play takes its time but pays off in the end.

82
Office Hour
East Village
Edgy, Epic, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want a heart-stopping 90 minutes that asks the tough questions.

Don't see it if you're squirmy around guns.

80
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if you enjoy Julie Taymor's direction and some GREAT performances from Jin Ha and Clive Owen.

Don't see it if you're squirmy with nudity or violence.

81
During previews
Great acting, Clever

See it if you want a company of four brilliant actors (Metcalf, Cooper, Houdyshell, and Rashad) at the top of their game.

Don't see it if you generally rely on the writing of a play. Not sure what Hnath wanted to say with this.

85
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if Rebecca Taichman's direction is flawless with this exceptional ensemble - and the musicians in the piece are the epitome of perfection.

Don't see it if See it. My only "criticism" is that they could have probably shaved ten minutes of grand pauses off the run time. Otherwise, it's amazing.

97
Amelie
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Exquisite, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you enjoy color, vibrance, indie-sounding musical scores, and the vocal chops of Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat.

Don't see it if you expect a carbon-copy of the French film or if you are in the mood for something more commercial and less artistic.

91
Absorbing, Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if you have an interest in Arthur Miller's lesser-known plays. The Price is a quiet masterpiece, and this company of four gives it their all.

Don't see it if you haven't had caffeine beforehand. The plot is complicated; the production relies solely on the dialogue (and the way the actors deliver).

79
The Front Page
Midtown W
Great acting

See it if you love a star-studded cast.

Don't see it if you dislike distasteful punchlines (some are what we now perceive as sexist and racist).

100
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Riveting, Relevant, Profound

See it if you enjoy roller-coaster rides because it is THAT intense. The best play I've ever seen.

Don't see it if you squirm at profanity and mild violence.

79
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you love Joel Grey, Diane Lane, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Tavi Gavinson.

Don't see it if you're picky about interpretations of The Cherry Orchard.

84
Incognito
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you have a strong interest in the possibilities of the mind.

Don't see it if you are easily confused and enjoy traditional theater.

87
Hilarious, Original, Irreverant

See it if you enjoy all-offending comedy mixed with great singing and dancing. Hysterical!

Don't see it if you're under the age of 13.

89
Classic, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you enjoy top-notch performances from Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, and Zachary Levi, and if you enjoy grand sets.

Don't see it if you dislike old feel-good musicals.

79
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Original, Epic, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy the music and the story. Not the greatest musical ever written (and slightly overpriced), but worth seeing at least once.

Don't see it if you dislike money-siphoning musicals like Phantom.

100
The Humans
Midtown W
Masterful, Must see, Original, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a perfect play that shows love in its rawest form.

Don't see it if you don't prefer to laugh and cry in the same show (because you'll do both).

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Slow, Profound, Grand

See it if you are a fan of this classic masterpiece and its music.

Don't see it if you hate long musicals.

100
Perfect, Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if ...you want to see a perfect musical. Script, score, direction, singing, acting - it's all there and it's fantastic.

Don't see it if ...themes of sexual abuse and suicide are triggers.

90
Relevance
West Village
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you want to see an incredible peace of theater starring the incomparable Jayne Houdyshell and the incredible Pascale Armand. A knockout!

Don't see it if you're not into lectures. It takes place at a conference and a considerable amount of time is used for the speeches within the conference.

66
Kings
East Village
Important, but has many flaws

See it if you want an intelligent take on who's really controlling our government. Very insightful and important subject matter.

Don't see it if you nit-pick over flaws in a production. The acting, script, and staging never quite make it to cohesion besides the town hall scene.

90
During previews
The Amateurs
Gramercy
Absorbing, Funny, Edgy, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you like plays which go in absolutely unexpected directions. The writing is great. The company is great. it's all great.

Don't see it if you dislike metatheatricality.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy tight ensemble pieces in the round. Michael Arden is at the top of his game with his direction, and the whole cast is great!

Don't see it if you focus on the writing when you see shows. The book is the weakest link in this show; it wouldn't hurt for them to tweak it in the future.

Also Haley Kilgore is a STAR at only 18!

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy classical music, countertenors, and MARK RYLANCE. He's in his element in this beautiful show about the power of music.

Don't see it if you can't stand countertenor singing. (The castrato part of Farinelli is sung by a countertenor for obvious reasons).

69
The Mad Ones
Midtown E
Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see three performers (of four) at the top of their game. Emma, Jay, and Krystina are fantastic and the music's great.

Don't see it if The direction isn't good and the actress/singer playing the mother can't act nor sing. Don't see it if you can't stand a weak link.

90
The Children
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Epic, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to see the best acting, writing, and direction on Broadway. The Children is literally one of the best plays I've ever seen.

Don't see it if your mind wanders. This is a play where you have to pay attention to every line and movement on the stage to get the full effect.

95
Mary Jane
East Village
Great acting, Exquisite, Intense, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you're a fan of Carrie Coon. This may be her best work to date.

Don't see it if you want a light evening of theater. This definitely has its laughs, but expect to shed a few tears along the way.

50
Overrated, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy shirtless homo-eroticism.

Don't see it if you're expecting a good adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel.

84
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Nia Vardalos and cathardic theater.

Don't see it if you want a straight linear storyline. This play is basically a bunch of monologues taken from an online advice column, but it's great.

50
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Raunchy, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of Schumer, Key, Benanti, and/or Shamos. They're all doing their best in this.

Don't see it if you can't spare the money. The performances are good, but there's something in the script and the (terrible) direction that's off in this.

100
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Epic, Masterful

See it if you love the work of Annie Baker. This is a play and a production that you've never seen before. Writing, acting, direction: all perfect.

Don't see it if you need instant gratification in performance and crystal-clear plot.

Also Baker (like her other plays) takes her time in revealing what little s... Read more Read less

100
Perfection onstage.

See it if you want a Glass Menagerie that focuses on the script: the metaphors Williams writes, the tension the circumstances create. Perfectly acted.

Don't see it if you want a traditional straight play. Gold's production gets into the head space of all the characters, not just Tom.

Also As Tom, Joe Mantello gives a perfect performance of a man looking back... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Funny, Romantic, Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy ensemble productions. This show relies on the cohesiveness of the ensemble's dysfunction, and this cast works it perfectly.

Don't see it if you prefer heavy dramas. This show is hilarious with standout performances from Kevin Kline and Kristine Nielsen (they're always great).

80
Significant Other
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you appreciate the struggles of love in the twenty-first century. It's hilarious and quite moving.

Don't see it if you dislike poorly-designed sets. (I was personally turned-off by the set.)

100
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Epic

See it if you love Josh Groban and immersive theater.

Don't see it if you dislike electronic music.

82
A Life
Midtown W
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy unpredictable dramas and David Hyde Pierce.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional plays.

95
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you enjoy the combination of Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle, and Sara Bareilles. The music with Mueller and Settle's performances are sweet.

Don't see it if you'd have to bring your kids. For ages 13 and up!

75
Overrated, Original

See it if you enjoy ALW's score and the show itself. Kind of a let-down in comparison with all of its hype.

Don't see it if you dislike money-making commercial productions like Wicked.

88
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Quirky, Original, Hilarious

See it if you'd enjoy a cross-over between Sesame Street and South Park. Hilarious, rude, and obnoxious!

Don't see it if you're under the age of 13. (Not. For. Kids.)

92
Innovative, Masterful, Original, Clever

See it if you enjoy the classic Disney tale with puppets and grand-scale epic musicals.

Don't see it if you dislike the film.

82
The Crucible
Midtown W
Intense, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Slow

See it if you enjoy Ivo van Hove's avant garde interpretations of classic plays. The acting is top-notch all around!

Don't see it if you didn't like van Hove's production of A View from the Bridge. If you didn't like that, you won't like this.

88
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Original, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to see Lupita Nyong'o shine onstage.

Don't see it if sexual abuse, kidnapping, and violent themes are triggers.

86
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you want to laugh and watch great performances!

Don't see it if you hate tap dancing.

94
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if ...you love the book or the movie. Cynthia Erivo re-invents the wheel of what live musical theater should be.

Don't see it if ...domestic abuse is a trigger.