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Reviews (35)
Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you are a teen or tween

Don't see it if You prefer great, not prosaic, musicals. It is predictable and mundane.

Entertaining, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you like period pieces, want to learn an interesting theory about time, see several good performances, and clever staging.

Don't see it if you are hoping for a truly outstanding drama, as it never hits that mark; aren't prepared to be disappointed in McGovern

M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are interested in a new take on the story of diplomat/Asian lover, want to see some outstanding performances.

Don't see it if You are expecting a true revival of M. Butterfly. This is a rewrite, with completely different staging, less mystique, more hard realism.

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of all things Austen and especially enjoy her wit, and are willing to sample Hamill taking that to a new dimension.

Don't see it if You don't want any tampering with Pride and Prejudice, because tampered it is

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You'd like to know exactly what did happen to the characters after the end of Ibsen's play. Wonderful performances by all actors.

Don't see it if You might be offended by tampering with his classic work

Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love musicals (that is, any musical) or the Murray movie of same name.

Don't see it if You want something extraordinary. Didn't feel chemistry between leads. Second act improves on first. Much more interested in lead/story.

Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You are unfamiliar with the film with Bette Davis, a production which captured the pathos of the book and deep sinister nature of some.

Don't see it if You want to witness audiences laughing inappropriately or you can be patient until Richard Thomas is on stage bringing much needed gravitas.

Also I saw it in previews, and with Laura Linney in lead. Maybe it matured ... Read more Read less

During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You are a Kevin Kline fan; he does a credible job, very watchable along with rest of cast. A decent Noel Coward play, if not his best.

Don't see it if You are hoping for the wittiest of Coward's work.

During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you appreciate Patti Lupone's outstanding vocal cords; want to learn more about these 2 amazing women. Great costumes, especially Helena.

Don't see it if You are hoping for a sterling musical. Somehow it just doesn't hit the high mark.

The Front Page
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing

See it if for no other reason than Nathan Lane. He's yet again outstanding. A great play, not executed in the best way this time around, though.

Don't see it if You would be upset by the disappointing performances of the other 'leads".

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy classic, dialogue intense, dramas. See it for Janet McTeer's great performance.

Don't see it if You are offended by the subject matter.

Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy plays that encourage introspection, even when it makes you uncomfortable.

Don't see it if Introspection makes you uncomfortable.

Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense

See it if You enjoy master craftsman writing, provocative themes - in general, good theater.

Don't see it if Social-political themes offend or bore you.

Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Cliched

See it if You absolutely want to see the lovely Diane Lane in a live performance.

Don't see it if Your cherish your high opinion of Joel Grey.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You love the old standards and are a die-hard musicals fan.

Don't see it if Our are looking for a breakout, riveting musical production.

Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Must see

See it if Wonderful adherence to Austen's masterpiece, cleverly staged, we'll acted.

Don't see it if Regency stories aren't your thing.

For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Must see, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Love Fourth Seasons music, great story line, clever staging

Don't see it if Don't like musicals.

Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You love fairytales, imaginative costume and set design, and great music

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

During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Resonant

See it if Riveting story with great acting by musicians who sing wonderfully Creative and effective staging in small space. Thoughtfully directed.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals or historical topics

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if you want to be uplifted, want to reflect on very positive demonstrations of humanity at a time when the world was shaken by tragedy

Don't see it if any reminder of 9/11 is too uncomfortable

During previews
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you are prepared to discount every good thing you believe about Bedlam.

Don't see it if Just don't see it.

Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense

See it if You want to see a great ensemble piece on some tough topics- death and dying, the good and not so good things about family

Don't see it if It's somewhat slow pace will find you drifting off.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You could never see enough productions of Hamlet. See it for Isaac's outstanding performance in intimate setting.

Don't see it if You can only abide classic Elizabethan productions of Shakespeare.

During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You are a Shackleton fan, and would see anything relating to him.

Don't see it if Eccentric, offbeat theater is not your thing.

Also Actor portraying Shackleton is excellent in this odd offering; both ha... Read more Read less

During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You want a masterfully staged play about historical events. Serious topic infused with humor. Several outstanding performances.

Don't see it if Intense, dialogue-heavy shows bore you, or you are uninterested in recent past history of Middle East negotiations.

During previews
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You don't want to miss a chance to witness the fabulous Harvey Fierstein perform, & appreciate profound topics cloaked in humor.

Don't see it if Homosexual themes offend you.

Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are at 'a certain age'; the message will have the most meaning for you; see it if you enjoy thought provoking drama.

Don't see it if You are disturbed by themes of mid life crises, potential infedility.

During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if You want to see a play written by the talented Wallace Shawn. Strange play, not wholly enjoyable, but clearly unique. Many famous faces.

Don't see it if absurdist plays (which is the genre I'd like it to) aren't your thing.

Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You enjoy classic Broadway musicals, Sutton Foster's irrepressible energy and her high quality, seemingly effortless, singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You must have a full production company to enjoy a musical. This is done with spare cast and minimal set, but Ms. Foster makes it large.

During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy highly clever takes on a seemingly clichéd subjects, musicals, unique staging, good songwriting.

Don't see it if You might find the dark humor off-putting.

East Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You can withstand the poor direction, Weisz' wanting performance, and sometimes poor set design, for great secondary performances

Don't see it if You have little patience for long, often confusing, story line. In has been done much better in the hands of others.

During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if You enjoy creative staging,though I'm not sure how much it adds to the show other than making it more of a spectacle. Josh Groban very good.

Don't see it if You prefer more substance over form.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy comedies of mistaken identities, and the havoc that ensues.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy farce.

Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Must see

See it if Clever staging, imaginative story, great music.

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

Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Riveting

See it if You love Carol King's music and want to learn how she started her career, and love well told stories.

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