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Reviews (91)
66
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Great staging

See it if Great set. Better than most apartments. Actors tried hard with verbose dialogue. Somewhat entertaining. Loved the care giver.

Don't see it if Long, tedious dialogue, family arguments, tensions. Cartoon like characters.

80
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Riveting, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Very engaging play. I sat on the edge of my seat. Glued to the action. Amazing acters. Completely emersed me.

Don't see it if If you want a happy musical. Lots of emotional interplay. Family issues.

80
Raunchy, Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A trip through time.Fun! Loved all acters, singers, musicians, set design, costumes. The band & songs were very cool. Boomers will love it.

Don't see it if 2 hours 45 minutes, no intermission. Surprise singing at emotional moments using a microphone.

85
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Wonderful story that hit home, beautifully performed, great set, funny and sad. That's life.

Don't see it if Deals with aging, two character driven, hard questions that we may all face, small theater. See it anyways for young and boomer.

80
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Great acting and stage set. First act is somewhat slow. Lots of dialogue about a court case. Second act was rivoting. Very profound.

Don't see it if Lots of court room talk. Male sexism. Woman abuse story. Difficult ending.

70
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Great staging, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You have young kids. Stage set up, dancing, costumes, special effects, great orchestra, beautiful theater

Don't see it if Very corny, juvenile, cartoonish, exaggerated, overated, audience was 40-50, loved the show

65
FEAR
West Village
Slow, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Great acting and set. Intimate theater. Issues dealing with child abuse. Intense.

Don't see it if Slow. Poor ending. Character study of labor vs. academic. Kind of reminded me of the Trump divide. The haves and have not.

80
Clever, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if He's a great show man, Very entertaining. Lots of audience participation. Amazing mental tricks. Leaves you in awe.

Don't see it if Not a real play. One man performance w/ audience involvement. Intermission too long.

75
Great acting, Confusing, Slow, Intelligent

See it if A very touching play. Great acters. Subject we all must face.

Don't see it if It's slow, mostly character driven, can be confusing, tough subject.

80
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Fun show, original, wonderful voices, band, 70's costumes. Really enjoyed it. Hubby, not a Macbeth fan had a good time.

Don't see it if It's long, some songs could be cut. I loved it .

70
Make Believe
Midtown W
Ambitious, Slow, Great staging

See it if If you enjoy watching kids play house for 70% of the show. Great attic set. Good acting.

Don't see it if Not much happening. It's a story about a troubled family. The kids do a great job but how much house playing do you want to watch?

78
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Rock & roll journey that's very energetic. Meat loaf was present and he created a frenzy. A crazy fun Rocky Horror rock opera.

Don't see it if Loud music, crazy costumes, bit long. Lots of songs. Not a fan of Meat Loaf. Typical poor street kid loves rich girl.

90
Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Very entertaining. See it before closing. Singing is the best. Loved the music, songs, dancers, so much fun. Loved it.

Don't see it if If you do not like musicals, touching story, did not like the movie. Don't want to be entetained. Your a sour puss.

70
Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow, Overrated

See it if If you want to see these acters. They are very good considering their script.

Don't see it if Slow, boring. Crawling in my seat. Silly outfits. Blank stage. Not entertaining.

60
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Disappointing, Fluffy, Confusing, Slow

See it if If you like baseball and learn about the black team's difficulties.

Don't see it if Difficulty understanding Toni's Southern dialect. She spoke very fast. The play has no continuety. Too long.

55
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if If you wish to learn more about Hans, very good musicians

Don't see it if Did not like the puppets, did not like the the structure of the play, slow

90
After
Midtown E
Must see, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Fabulous acters. Very modern fresh play with today issues. Rivoting, explosive, passionate. Great writing.

Don't see it if It's tough, not a musical, difficult ending. Subject matter is explosive.

75
Nassim
Midtown W
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if A fresh approach to an intimate look at an Iranian playwrite. Not a typical play, more an educational experience on his language.

Don't see it if If you want a typical play. It's more his personal story of his young life in Iran. The actress today reading his words was Alisson Fraser,

76
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if great acting, staging, period piece, masterpiece style, intimate theater

Don't see it if not much plot, mostly character drive, puritan farther unable to sacrifice his conviction for his family

90
During previews
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Fabulous play, great acting, staging, directing. A very difficult subject, treated with humor, sadness, surprises. Kept me enthralled.

Don't see it if I suggest everyone should see this play. Dementia is a problem many of us face. A family with secrets, affecting their lives forever. Go!

75
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You love hearing great voice in harmony. Emotional . Great diverse audience.

Don't see it if Simple staging, sometimes exagerated acting, fast dialoque, difficulty following.

91
Great singing, Resonant, Riveting, Must see

See it if Great voices, staging, emotional, a wonderful gift at the holidays. Had a tear and goose bumps.

Don't see it if You don't like men singing in beautiful harmony, simple yet powerful staging. Need a big Broadway Disney musical.

85
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if I felt drawn into this play by excellent performances, great set and wonderful writing. You can identify with the pain and humanity.

Don't see it if If you have difficulty embracing gay issues. Yet you should see it, as the humanity is an experience that we all share.

66
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you like British humor, great set, like snooker

Don't see it if have difficulty with heavy English accents, exagerated humor, don't like Snooker, spoofs

80
Unraveled
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if Very touching play that felt very close to my heart. The story is sad . Beautifully expressed.

Don't see it if Fancy staging, singing, don't like issues like cancer, hospice, dementia.

75
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if It's heart felt. Family issues with seperation. Well acted. Gave incite to the pain immigration regulations impact children and adults.

Don't see it if Simple set, immigration family issues, not a happy ending

80
Great acting, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if Fun show with great performers. Saw the movie way back and thought this was a terrific interpretation. We needed wine at the finish.

Don't see it if More a macho male story. Drepressed writer and buddy needing to taste their sorrow away.

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Trip down memory lane for Boomers. Very fast pace. Rick is extremely ambitious tracing historical events, with famous singers and family.

Don't see it if Got confused with too many characters that he creates. Not all New Yorkers know much about Canada. Some audience left during intermission.

85
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if Entertaining, great acting, wonderful set, funny, lots of younger audience present. Great evening out!

Don't see it if Not a deep play, simple message, family disfunction, not amusical

85
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Profound, Relevant, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Great staging, acting, sound. Had me captivated. Thought provoking,

Don't see it if You want a Disney experience. Not a musical or a movie remake.

75
Slow, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Amazing performance of the lead acter as Richard. Set was very cool. Intense but sometimes was difficult to follow as is most Shakespeare.

Don't see it if It's Shakespeare but well done. Sometimes props were too werd. Especially the executioner with his hair blower. Long.

90
During previews
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Great production, singers, dancers, set, band. Very hard to beat the real Tina but the lead did an amazing job.

Don't see it if Not into musicals, or Tina, difficult issues such as racism, brutality.

65
The White Chip
Midtown E
Slow, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if Powerfull acting

Don't see it if Slow, weak story. Alcoholic trying to reform with many issues, acters take on too many roles, bare stage productions

70
The Exes
Midtown W
Cliched, Fluffy, Slow, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Light entertainment, great staging, enthusiastic acters

Don't see it if Silly story, female acters and Marcel exagerated, cartoon like, long 2 hours

70
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Overrated, Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to see a new Broadway show, Have nothing better to do. Acting is very good.

Don't see it if Story is borring, play too long, characters unappealing, unnecessary full frontal sex scenes.

78
Felix Starro
Midtown W
Relevant, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Acters, singers, choreography, band were great. Story unusual and refreshingly different from anything on Off Broadway.

Don't see it if Small cold theater, bring warm clothes, bare bone and depressing set, 2 3/4 hrs without intermission, some of the songs were too lengthy

80
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if I was hesitant to go, as the subject matter seemed creepy. So glad I did. Great performances, set, entertaining, and emotional.

Don't see it if Small theater, trauma experience, creepy

49
Banal, Overrated, Disappointing, Dated

See it if if you are curious about this award winning musical. Good voices and orchestra.

Don't see it if It's a farce, disgusting jokes, demeaning to woman. Mostly young people in the audience who loved everything. Awfull show. I'm not religious

95
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if The special effects are fabulous. The scenes, dancing, costumes, lighting, blew me away. It's an amazing spectacle. Go see it !!!

Don't see it if Some of the songs were too mushy, story follows the film, do not go if you want a drama.

70
During previews
Slow, Dated, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if I'm a fan of the Mint Productions, acting was great, nice set, interesting story, does not put you asleep

Don't see it if Difficult Irish dialect, lost some of the conversation, starts out slow, moves faster in second act.

87
Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E
Great writing, Resonant, Great acting, Funny

See it if fast pace play, great British actors, very funny, revenant today, raunchy

Don't see it if dislike British plays, fast pacing, not in the mood to be entertained

70
Great singing, Dated, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if Very talented singers, muscians, enthusiastic.

Don't see it if Thin on story. The latter is mostly sung. Unfortunately, lyrics are lost as the band is too loud. Bare bones set.

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if A fabulous Broadway musical that hit all the right notes. Great singing, wow costumes, terrific band, incredible dancers!

Don't see it if If you hate glitzy musicals, Cher, and great entertainment.

70
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Great acting, Slow, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if Great acting of dysfunctunal characters. Revelant today with youth.

Don't see it if Long play, painful issues, dysfunctual characters, no plot, lots PTS

50
Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if great voices, showed their friendship, audience at 40% attendance were happy

Don't see it if poor songs, very cheesy, should not be on Broadway, dated

60
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if If you like Mike and his dry humor.

Don't see it if Not a funny comic. Neither the audience in my area. Should be an Off Broadway production. Dry humor.

70
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Great staging, Relevant, Fluffy, Dated

See it if Created a flash back to the past. Great house set. Entertaining

Don't see it if Looking for a deep meassage. Somewhat jerky with heavy music sequences, dated and slow at times

80
Great acting, Relevant, Great staging, Slow

See it if great staging, acting, emotional, touching

Don't see it if difficult subject, sometimes voices could not be heard, slow, may not appeal to all audiences

78
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if Very creative illusions. He's funny, engaging & entertaining.

Don't see it if Big set production, music, drama, large venue

78
Delightful, Fluffy, Romantic, Great singing

See it if Love the music, great voices & dance. Very entertaining!

Don't see it if bare bones set, don't appreciate this music.