ekaje

New York City

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Reviews (74)
10
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if You know the people involved?

Don't see it if I can't.

85
Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful, Dizzying

See it if You want a great family show. I only wish the women were allowed to tumble, juggle like men. And wear real clothes like the men.

Don't see it if You think women performers should be allowed to do more than "women" acts: bending, spinning, etc. in skimpy outfits. Equality? It is 2019.

55
Great acting, Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see something that confirms the worst about the Irish, sees women only in relation to men, and has a yuck violent end.

Don't see it if You like plays that depict women as having any agency. And think the Irish are more than just drunk, violent, foul mouthed.

100
Resonant, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if You want to see the best Fiddler in many years. Perfection.

Don't see it if You don't like perfect?

65
During previews
Overrated, Great acting, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You want to see a play that, I guess, was cutting edge, once? As a piece of history? The actors were wonderful. The production tries hard.

Don't see it if You're hoping to be wowed.

65
During previews
Slow, Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You want to have the chance to see the AMAZING GLORIOUS Elaine May! All the actors are wonderful.

Don't see it if For any other reason.

96
During previews
Profound, Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Exquisite

See it if You like INTIMATE theatre, Chekhov, Richard Nelson, and/or the acting mega talents of Jay O. Sanders and Jon deVries.

Don't see it if You need plot, spectacle, are impatient, OR won't wear the hearing device. It is, sadly, impossible to hear most of the actors otherwise.

100
During previews
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want to have a great NY Delacorte fun time! A celebration of love and life and art during some very dark days.

Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare traditional. This is so not that.

100
Quirky, Refreshing, Masterful, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You love piano music and abstract puppetry.

Don't see it if You want something with a narrative.

64
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Great acting

See it if You want to see an amazing company of actors. The acting was stellar!

Don't see it if You're looking for an amazing play. This was a minor experiment. NO idea what the last scene was about. NO IDEA. Frustrating!

49
During previews
Indulgent, Disappointing, Slow, Quirky, Confusing

See it if You love those actors?

Don't see it if You like a clear story.

89
Refreshing, Resonant, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like a well made play with political content that touches on love, family, sexism, class: with wit and panache. Great acting.

Don't see it if You want to see something experimental, edgy, fast paced, or ironic/hip/meta/etc..

100
During previews
Masterful, Must see, Intense, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You like extraordinary, resonant language, superb, acting and directing, and a topic yet to be explored onstage. Don't miss this.

Don't see it if You want to be merely entertained. This is a glorious challenge in the best possible way.

80
During previews
Quirky, Funny, Insipid, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if You want a funny, accessible primer on modern LQBTQetc love & marriage amongst the urban rich.

Don't see it if You need characters or a plot to make complete sense... You want something profound. Or you don't care for cute/coy storytelling.

100
Intense, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You like plays that challenge and acting and directing that hit perfection. The play is astute and cruel and heart breaking.

Don't see it if You want a light entertainment to smile through.

86
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like ensemble created work that explores character and family dynamics related to autism.

Don't see it if You prefer conventional theatre or plays with plot or the clarity of a singular writer's voice.

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95
Must see, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like musical theater and want to see a fun optimistic infectious show done brilliantly.

Don't see it if You want to see something with weight or reality.

60
During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Great acting, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You prefer style over substance. You want to feel trendy. Good acting, good set!

Don't see it if You like a play with depth, story, craft.

100
During previews
Masterful, Must see, Great staging, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to be awed.

Don't see it if You don't like fables.

60
During previews
Fluffy, Slow, Disappointing, Quirky, Overrated

See it if You like a very slight wisp of a play.

Don't see it if You like a story that develops and grows.

100
Thought-provoking, Must see, Masterful, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like brilliant theatre that makes you think and moves you to tears.

Don't see it if You like easy light entertainment.

52
Insipid, Overrated, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched

See it if You like your theatre to be easy and light and lacking in any challenge. You've seen this kind of thing before. And before.

Don't see it if You want to think past the most obvious ideas.

97
Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You like folk music, are interested in Woody Guthrie, American history, and enjoy amazing musician/actors/music.

Don't see it if You need a loud mind numbing spectacle.

94
During previews
Exquisite, Refreshing, Intelligent, Enchanting

See it if You like thoughtful, insightful, character driven dramas with subtlety and charm.

Don't see it if You need fast moving earth shattering spectacles. Or you lack patience. This one takes its time.

49
Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if you like endless modulations and mind numbingly excessive staging, giant spectacle, and crass storytelling.

Don't see it if you like thoughtful, subtle, meaningful theatre.

50
Banal, Slow, Great staging, Overrated, Cliched

See it if Your heart strings are easily tugged, I guess. Or you like the songs, I guess. Or already think this is up to its hype.

Don't see it if You're the kind of person who often finds the highly hyped disappointing. Or prefers authentic, truly dark material.

70
Clever, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You want to see everything by Lynn Nottage. You're patient and can forgive the first act. It gets a lot better in act two.

Don't see it if You only want to see great plays.

91
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to be taken on a wonderful Broadway well-told old-school amazingly acted/staged ride. Sorkin gets it done.

Don't see it if You're looking for something subtle, intellectually challenging or groundbreaking. Or if you're offended Sorkin switched protagonists.

90
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want an utterly delightful, smart, funny, charming 75 minutes.

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

90
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You a smart play with a real story, and big questions about the past and the present, with the most amazing actors, in an intimate setting

Don't see it if You're looking for trendy, ironic, postmodern, lightweight, the ubiquitous (ciritically praised) style over substance. This is a real play.

25
Slow, Overrated, Insipid, Excruciating, Banal

See it if Can't think of a reason.

Don't see it if You like authentic, meaningful theatre.

85
During previews
Exquisite, Intelligent, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You can tolerate the parts that are a hot mess, to get to the exquisite beauty that comes when you least expect it.

Don't see it if You in any way want to see a well made play. You aren't patient. If you don't like the chaos of a writer's mind.

100
Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want a GREAT NY fun experience. A celebration during some tough times.

Don't see it if You want a traditional version of the play. This is not that.

100
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a brilliant, powerful, timely play that will leave devastated, yet hopeful for the theatre.

Don't see it if You want a light entertainment, or you can't handle a challenge.

100
Must see, Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if You like amazing singing, acting, staging. Intimate and astounding.

Don't see it if You need spectacle, hate opera, or can't see this in its historical perspective.

68
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Overrated, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see a modern high school based Richard III with a cartoony sensibility and a GREAT dance piece in it.

Don't see it if You prefer more depth and heart.

51
Insipid, Confusing, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if Hard to think of a reason. You agree with the NY Times? Or think they have good taste?

Don't see it if You want to go to a well thought out play that doesn't fall into trendy inconsistencies.

100
Great writing, Must see, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love language, you love actors, you love NY.

Don't see it if You're verbally squeamish and think the world is a pretty only place.

100
Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You like plays that have everything: humor, drama, characters, plot, heart, ideas, magic.

Don't see it if You want mindless numbing escape.

100
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You think theatre should make you think, feel, and challenge you. And if you like AMAZING acting. And directing. This is the REAL DEAL!

Don't see it if You prefer mindless entertainment.

24
During previews
Cliched, Insipid, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if Hard to think of a reason.

Don't see it if You're anything like me.

100
Must see, Masterful, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like relevant, challenging theatre.

Don't see it if you want to escape.

65
Disappointing, Banal, Slow, Overrated, Great acting

See it if You like docudramas, heavy on style.

Don't see it if You like nuance, character exploration, subtle writing.

95
During previews
Profound, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you like funny plays with profound and poignant underpinnings.

Don't see it if You don't want to laugh or think.

47
During previews
Confusing, Banal, Insipid, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if Can't think of a reason.

Don't see it if You like well crafted writing.

80
Entertaining, Indulgent, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You went to or teach in an MFA playwriting program. Funny and pathetic and shallow depiction of self involved playwrights.

Don't see it if You want a plot. Or like a piece that isn't self indulgent. This play is very funny/insider jokes. But long.

100
Refreshing, Hilarious, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh and laugh and laugh. While enjoying a political satire. While seeing the BEST comedic acting, staging, writing in NY. Wow.

Don't see it if You want to stay home and be unhappy.

49
During previews
Slow, Excruciating, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if You like spectacle and overwrought and loud stagecraft.

Don't see it if You like plays about people.

95
Intelligent, Great staging, Exquisite, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like sensitive dramas about struggling people with wounds and flaws.

Don't see it if You like mindless entertainment.

95
During previews
Must see, Hilarious, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like ambitious, thought provoking, hilarious work that bursts cliches and has amazing music and performances.

Don't see it if You like your theatre conventional and predictable.