Elinore K

The Bronx

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Reviews (16)
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you think you'll enjoy a very novel approach to treating biography, history, and racism.

Don't see it if you like a coherent plot line in which you can figure out what's happening to whom and why

During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you love musicals, especially the great classics. Every single aspect of production is fantastic.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, even the best.

During previews
Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you love Alan Cummings, and don't mind nudity, or the depiction of a destructive relationship based on sexual attraction & commodification

Don't see it if you mind nudity, or if you're biased against homosexual relationships, especially ones which don't see to have redeeming qualities.

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Moving

See it if Watch this young playwright; she's good! From a bunch of quirky, not all lovable characters, comes a poignant play with ensemble acting.

Don't see it if You've seen one too many of those plays in which someone's imminent death brings the family and their issues to a climax.

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you welcome unexpectedly moving, thought and soul-provoking theater with excellent performances, and deft playwriting by a master

Don't see it if you haven't patience for the point to slowly reveal itself, or if you don't take to two-character plays with mostly sequential monologues

Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You appreciate really great, moving acting; brilliant, thought-provoking writing; original and insightful, compassionate perspective.

Don't see it if If you don't want to be emotionally engaged

Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like theater-in-the-round interactive shows, engaging you with the characters and action, and reality-based and historically significant

Don't see it if You find you need to be alert to the action going on all around you, with some deliberate chaos.

Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if For Stoppard fans, more accessible than his usual. Fast moving. Comic moments thrown in. Only shortcoming is the premise is never proven.

Don't see it if If you prefer substance to splash.

During previews
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you'll see Glenda Jackson in anything, no matter what, and you don't mind watching for 4-1/2 hours (w/20 min. break).

Don't see it if you want an intelligent, engaging production without actors unceasingly frenzied and shouting.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if You like historic dramas, very well written, directed, and performed — even if you saw the original with Paul Scofield.

Don't see it if You don't take to the heavy language of historic dramas.

Banal, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if There are fun, laughable moments, and the performers are enthusiastic. The actors have a ball with their characterizations.

Don't see it if you want something that is strong, clear, and consistent to its presumed theme.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if This is the most fascinating attempt at bringing to life the experience of one who becomes intensely engaged in reading a wonderful work

Don't see it if All told, it's about 8 hours (including breaks). It's hard to adjust to the idea that these inappropriate office staff become the characters

Clever, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate a unique, honest, often poignant exploration of the effects on a family dealing with Alzheimers in a loved one.

Don't see it if you may find it too difficult to deal with these truths, and might resent the deft, lighter touch of the playwright.

Disappointing, Banal, Overrated

See it if If you love Tyne and Tim Daly and really want to see them acting together.

Don't see it if If you're looking for something well-written with something important or original to say, this isn't it.

Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Great staging

See it if If you appreciate innovative, moving, and masterful attempts to capture moments in history and the people in them.

Don't see it if If you have trouble with Irish accents, following the threads of many characters and complex action.


See it if There was a variety of paintings and an enthusiastic guide/moderator.

Don't see it if You don't like walking a lot. There was a distance from one painting to the next. And -- if you expected music with this tour, there wasn't.