ekaje

New York City

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Reviews (88)
48
During previews
Confusing, Excruciating, Great acting, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You love those actors.

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

95
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You like stunning writing, stunning acting, and stunning staging. With meaning and heart. Don't miss it. Brilliant.

Don't see it if You like to be entertained without having to think. Or you insist on a conventionally plotted structure.

55
Ink
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You have an intense interest in British newspapers, and/or think British plays are inherently of value.

Don't see it if You think MTC should have avoided this slick, expensive production in favor of a good play, by an American playwright.

95
During previews
Relevant, Refreshing, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to see a near perfect NY night in the park.

Don't see it if No reason. You don't like the stupid policy of giving the Public your email, the slowing of the line by showing a Patron ID number.

Also What would Joe Papp say about everyone being FORCED to give the Public... Read more Read less

75
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Great acting, Quirky, Indulgent, Slow, Great singing

See it if You want to get to know a new voice. And for the amazing performances.

Don't see it if You want a show that doesn't repeat itself. A lot.

90
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You like smart, nuanced, superbly crafted work. A superb production of a superb play.

Don't see it if You like loud, broad, spectacles.

100
Exquisite, Enchanting, Must see, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You want to have a glorious great time!

Don't see it if You need a perfectly written book/musical.

75
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You want to see the amazing Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth Marvel, and Jayne Houdyshell.

Don't see it if You want to see a cohesive, well thought out, emotionally engaging King Lear. This one's confused, irritating, pretentious and ice cold.

85
Dizzying, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

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
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Indulgent, Great acting

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
Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Resonant

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
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated

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
Great acting, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Slow

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
Exquisite, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Profound

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
Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful

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
Symphonie Fantastique
Soho/Tribeca
Delightful, Enchanting, Masterful, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You love piano music and abstract puppetry.

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

64
During previews
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Great acting, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Confusing

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
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You love those actors?

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

89
Conflict
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Resonant, Refreshing

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
Great staging, Great writing, Intense, Must see, Masterful

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
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Absorbing, Refreshing, Insipid, Funny, Quirky

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
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Intense

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
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant

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.

Also Wonderful example of ensemble created theatre. Great performances from... Read more Read less

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

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
[PORTO]
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Banal, Great acting, Indulgent, Quirky

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
Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Dizzying

See it if You want to be challenged in all the best ways.

Don't see it if You like PC thinking and need TW/CWs.

90
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intelligent, Funny, Delightful

See it if You're looking for something funny, surprising, thoughtful, and unusual. Wonderful play wonderfully done!

Don't see it if You want to see something pretentious and overrated the critics love, that will make you miserable.

25
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if You'll like it more than I did it.

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

71
Feral
Midtown E
Slow, Quirky, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want to get to know a group of young, experimental puppet theater makers.

Don't see it if You want to see a well thought out narrative with characters and throughlines.

100
Octet
Midtown W
Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if You like bold, experimental, brilliant work.

Don't see it if You like timid, safe, conventional work.

49
Raunchy, Indulgent, Disappointing, Overrated, Banal

See it if You want to see a strong performance from Linklater.

Don't see it if You want to see a fully developed play.

70
During previews
All My Sons
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You love Annette Bening.

Don't see it if You want to see a cohesive, well-cast, well-directed version of an Arthur Miller classic.

50
Cliched, Overrated, Great staging, Slow, Banal

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
Disappointing, Great acting, Clever

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
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Great staging, Entertaining

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
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing

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
Travisville
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

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
Banal, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated, Slow

See it if Can't think of a reason.

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

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

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
Twelfth Night
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see, Great acting, Delightful

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

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
Carmen Jones
East Village
Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting, Must see

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
Teenage Dick
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Overrated, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

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
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Confusing, Insipid

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

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
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing

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
Transfers
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking

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
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Confusing, Excruciating, Insipid, Cliched

See it if Hard to think of a reason.

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

100
Until the Flood
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Must see

See it if you like relevant, challenging theatre.

Don't see it if you want to escape.

65
Great acting, Overrated, Slow, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You like docudramas, heavy on style.

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