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Reviews (66)
79
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy good acting and good interplay between characters. If you like subjects that can be argued and debated.

Don't see it if you need a large cast of characters and are not into subjects that can be politicized.

65
Banal, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in entertaining a new idea about how the psyche might work..

Don't see it if you are looking for a an insightful and original take on how our brain works.

72
Disappointing

See it if you are interested in a heartwarming scenario between an aging man dealing with loss and his 9 year lonely young female neighbor.

Don't see it if you only appreciate seasoned performances.

Also The young girl had a squeaky childlike voice that many audience member... Read more Read less

77
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Slow, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a British farce with humor and some good acting.

Don't see it if you sometimes have trouble understanding spoken British dialects, are looking for a fast paced show.

60
During previews
My Parsifal Conductor
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Silly, good acting,

See it if you are interested in some historical facts about Wagner's antisemitism and his Jewish conductor.

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious presentation of the facts or a comedy.

Also Although the acting was good, the presentation of the story felt child... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you enjoy great acting about a relevant topic with humor thrown.

Don't see it if you are disturbed by a relevant topic that affects some aging people's health.

78
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Slow

See it if you like Chekhov's writing and stories about human life, you are OK with a simple production.

Don't see it if you don't like mainly quiet dialogue among members of the cast, you are looking for something light, you want elaborate staging.

Also I was sitting in one of the upper rows and it was very difficult to he... Read more Read less

78
Clever, Entertaining, Seemed repetitive

See it if like magic shows and originality.

Don't see it if you don't like magic or simple to no stage setting.

73
Before We're Gone
West Village
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you're looking for good acting and staging with a dramatic story.

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment

74
During previews
Lonesome Blues
Midtown E
Great singing, Slow, Great guitarist

See it if you like watching a talented blues, jazzy/gospel style singer and great guitarist portray the sounds and story of a blind blues singer.

Don't see it if you don't like the blues, a basically one man show and a very simple stage set.

80
Disappointing, Dated, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you've never seen the matchmaker and you like some good dancing, choreography and some good voices in the new cast.

Don't see it if you know the story and are not interested in seeing it again. You don't like big broadway productions and musicals.

64
Dated, Intense, Slow

See it if you are interested in looking back in time to what it was like when HIV, AIDS, homosexuality were prevalent but hushed in everyday society.

Don't see it if you are looking for a current take on this same subject matter.

80
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want an evening of light comedy, sometimes slapstick, based on Anton Chekhov's short stories

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious play that never gets silly or light hearted.

62
One Drop
East Village
Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are interested in a period piece from the deep South where a man might have passed for White except for that One Drop of Black blood.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a story that seems more personal than universal.

79
Shadowlands
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in C.S. Lewis & this romantic chapter of his life, you are interested in his thinking, you want to see a well acted play.

Don't see it if If you are looking for something historically current or are not interested in C.S. Lewis and his history.

78
Entertaining, Dated, Great acting, Relevant, Intense

See it if you want a glimpse back to what seem like more simple times but emerges in shedding light on some relevant and probing subject matter.

Don't see it if listening to Southern women's drawls might be hard for you to understand, you are not interested drama taking place in the 50's.

95
During previews
Fire
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Clever

See it if you enjoy a creative presentation of a real life incident that brings unknown characters to life and brings you in with full feeling.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in an historical event brought to life on a small stage in a small venue.

Also The acting was excellent and convincing. The creative way this histori... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Dear Jane
Midtown W
Indulgent, Confusing, Great singing

See it if You are interested in someone's personal history presented in a scattered way.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a clear story line, a play with a message

95
During previews
Great singing, Resonant, Relevant, Funny, Delightful

See it if you are interested in the Jewish immigrant experience, if you enjoy lively and spirited entertainment, enjoy a talented cast.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the Jewish immigrant experience, are not interested in any immigrant experience, don't like musicals.

Also This was an absorbing, entertaining and very well executed message of ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy excellent acting, a relevant subject, intense theme, drama.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light or comedic theme, are not interested in human rights themes, are in no way political.

81
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Dated, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you would enjoy an exploration of sibling rivalry and family interaction set in an upper class period play. Relevant topic, well acted.

Don't see it if you're not into period pieces, high brow Brits, character studies involving envy and anger.

65
Ambitious

See it if You are interested in C.S. Lewis' emotional and intellectual conversion to Christianity.

Don't see it if You do not like one man shows with a lot of oratory.

68
The War Boys
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Excruciating

See it if You like off beat shows with intense acting by controversial characters.

Don't see it if You need a clear story line and a plot that's easy to figure out based on the writing.

85
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a lively, energetic and fun experience. Good singing, staging, dance moves and an UP experience.

Don't see it if You don't like acapella singing.

56
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Intense

See it if If you really like the stars or story content

Don't see it if You don't care about portrayals of shallow, flighty, immature characters who think they're saying something important.

78
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you enjoy period stories that make you think, great staging and good acting. Although thoughtful, it's kept light.

Don't see it if you have problems understanding British accents, you're looking for something more up to date instead of timeless.

77
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Funny

See it if you want to see humor mixed with a difficult and relevant topic, great acting and staging, absorbing.

Don't see it if you are sensitive about some issues of aging, don't enjoy intensity mixed with comedy.

Also I loved the first act but found the second act a bit drawn out, perhap... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if like family dramas with great acting that deals with real life problems, love, commitment, choices, etc.

Don't see it if you are not into heartfelt drama with great humor interspersed.

72
Goodbody
Midtown E
Funny, Intense, Some good acting, a bit too long

See it if if you want a murderous mystery with a twist and some humor, are OK with a very small theater space, are OK with cursing and fake gore.

Don't see it if if lots of cursing turns you off, you don't like small theater spaces, you're not into quirky tales or images of fake blood.

Also The female lead, Amanda Sykes, is very funny and steals the show. Towa... Read more Read less

70
Days to Come
Midtown W
Great staging, Disconnected, Good acting

See it if you are curious about this Lillian Hellman play, you enjoy Mint productions and staging, like human interest stories.

Don't see it if you are not interested in stories about unions vs owners, have no interest in Depression era issues, are looking for a cohesive, lively play

90
Great singing, Great writing, Delightful, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you like the songs of Leiber and Stoller, and there are so many! You enjoy good staging, singing, dancing, and singing along if you want.

Don't see it if you're not into the old rock n roll and bluesy songs written by Leiber and Stoller, a night of just songs, staging and movement.

79
During previews
Unraveled
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you like thought provoking drama, you want to see some excellent acting.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light and simple, if you are looking for a large show production.

54
During previews
Intrusion
Midtown W
Intense, Disappointing, Repetitive

See it if you'd like a one woman show about anger regarding the Me Too movement presented in a somewhat militant tone.

Don't see it if you want something original with new ideas.

74
During previews
MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me
Upper W Side
Clever

See it if You enjoy a combination of mime, humor and simple acrobatics

Don't see it if You're looking for something dramatic with sound, action, music and excitement.

74
Moving, sentimental, good singing, funny, entertaining

See it if you want to see a story with good lyrics, about an older Jewish widower, his memories of Harvey Milk and how they tied into his history.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, are just interested in an historical play about Harvey Milk.

84
During previews
Education
Midtown E
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate a well written script, with good acting and relevance, that provokes one to think.

Don't see it if you are not interested in political ideas, thoughts on activism and where developing young people might stand on this.

85
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You want to escape your everyday life for some fun, romance, great singing and staging and ...in the end, lots of laughs.

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

96
During previews
A Brooklyn Boy
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Relevant

See it if you want to see extraordinary acting, a relevant story that will have your attention throughout and, hopefully, beginning of a rising star.

Don't see it if you don't like small theaters.

Also Steven Precod's story is well written and riveting. He portrays 32 dif... Read more Read less

78
A Kind Shot
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You are up for a different, absorbing, intense, inspiring and relevant story about one woman's life from youth to the present.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows based mostly on a story with little to divert your attention.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You are interested in women's topics on self, love and independence and like popular songs from the 40's through the late 80's.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the historical conflicts women have had with men. If you expect a grand scale musical and stage production.

68
Diary of a Madman
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Repetitive

See it if You might enjoy a dramatic & intense representation of mental illness, a story about class differences in 17th century Russia, good acting.

Don't see it if If you are looking for something light and cheerful, you do not enjoy one man shows.

41
The Itch
West Village
Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if I can't think of a reason and feel bad for the actors who put in their time and energy to make this work.... but it didn't.

Don't see it if that's what I would suggest.

74
Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you want to understand more about Martin Denton's climb to indie theatre critic, blogger, editor and promoter of small independent plays.

Don't see it if You are not into independent and smaller plays and not interested in learning about Martin Denton.

72
Great writing, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in plays written by Lin Manuel Miranda, understand some spanish, come from Washington Heights in the 80's.

Don't see it if You you want an air conditioned theater on a hot/humid day, a highly professional production, you're from Washington Heights before 1980.

Also I was born and raised in Washington Heights when immigrants of many ot... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Invincible
Midtown E
Funny, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You enjoy some fun and also serious topics being portrayed in one play. You enjoy a play that leaves you thinking about class issues.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy topics about class issues, some madcap humor, British dialogue.

Also Good acting and good staging.

78
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in Jewish history in the theatre and how new ideas were accepted in the time this play was written.

Don't see it if If are not interested in Jewish history, Yiddish culture and a story that repeats itself in several locations at different times.

Also Some of the topics, such as immigration, one culture being different f... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Intense, Funny, Disappointing

See it if If you like thoughtful topics about women's liberation, marriage and a combination of views on the topic. If you want to see this cast.

Don't see it if You are not interested in Ibsen's story and what might have happened to Nora and everyone else, after she left.

Also Unfortunately, although the acting was good, it was very difficult to ... Read more Read less

62
Ask Joseph
Upper W Side
Confusing, Intense, Decent acting

See it if You are interested in the life of the Russian poet and essayist, Joseph Brodsky, as it's portrayed in this 2 act play.

Don't see it if you are looking for an uplifting experience and fun. If you want something that flows and is easy to understand.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if You enjoy a good story with heart. Good lyrics and music, good singing, dancing and staging. About allegiance and those we come to love.

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

86
Verso
Midtown W
Masterful, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy an entertainer with good stage presence, clever magic tricks, audience participation, lots of laughs.

Don't see it if you don't like magic tricks, a one man show.