Eric 628061

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Reviews (55)
85
Historic, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an excellent cast in a well-staged revival of a historic and interesting work; you like Brechtian theatre.

Don't see it if you don't like sung-through plays; don't want to see very polemic and political theatre.

Also First produced in 1937, this Blitzstein sung-through play is agitprop ... Read more Read less

92
Moving, Great staging, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You love Fiddler and you would like to see this moving, intimate and well-staged and acted Yiddish version

Don't see it if You don’t like subtitles and don’t speak Yiddish.

Also This moving and “haimish” Joel Grey production in the “mother tongue “... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if you’d enjoy an intelligent, sensitive and entertaining play with music with an excellent cast exploring the life of Judy Holiday.

Don't see it if you’re not interested in a bio of Judy Holiday; or don’t like smaller shows on a small set.

Also Broadway veterans Andréa Burns, Mark Lotito, Andrea Bianci and Mark Sp... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like John Laroquette or the plays of John Guare.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy the absurd; or prefer more traditional theatre.

Also Funny, and at times entertaining, but at other times slow going. Laroq... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you want to see the Broadway incarnation of a refreshing, upbeat and hilarious musical with a great cast and a fun score.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with a contemporary score or wouldn't enjoy a funny musical about teen angst.

Also Be More Chill, a musical about a nerdy high-school student who ingests... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy intelligent politica/social humor; you're a fan of Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if you don't like political humor or one-man shows.

92
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Endearing

See it if you love a good, funny, upbeat musical comedy with social relevance, a good book and an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you are homophobic.

Also An endearing and delightful musical: funny, excellent cast, good songs... Read more Read less

94
Delightful, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if you would enjoy a truly fun and "feel good" musical based on true life events in the aftermath of 9/11.

Don't see it if you were so traumatized by the 9/11 events that you are unable to watch a show which will bring back the memories.

Also This was a delightful night at the theatre: heartwarming, both poignan... Read more Read less

100
Riveting, Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to enjoy a truly great theater-at-its-best experience: a phenomenal and riveting play, great cast, wonderful staging. Transporting

Don't see it if You don’t have 8 hours (the time flies by: not one minute of it slow).

Also Great theatre is a transporting experience. This work of genius stayed... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Great singing, Ambitious, Needs work

See it if you'd like to see an excellent cast in a potentially very good musical with an excellent score.

Don't see it if you'd like to steer clear of Israeli-Palestinian politics or 9-11; would like a more coherent story line.

Also The score was excellent and the cast very good as well. The major prob... Read more Read less

49
Amateurish, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if If you don’t mind seeing an enthusiastic cast in a somewhat entertaining but clichéed musical.

Don't see it if You prefer to see a more polished production.

Also We had enough after first act and left at intermission. Cast had some ... Read more Read less

75
Darkly funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Raunchy, Overly long

See it if You enjoy the expressiveness of the Yiddish language; you enjoy dark existentialist humor.

Don't see it if You don’t like subtitles; are offended by raunchy language, bawdy humor and simulated sex; don’t like dark humor.

Also This was an interesting production of an intriguing play by a small bu... Read more Read less

89
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you would like to see an excellent cast in a funny and delightfully entertaining production of some of Chekhov's short stories.

Don't see it if you don't like Russian theatre/would prefer a more traditional story line.

Also This was a delightful production: light and funny--at times (such as t... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you love great acapella singing, witty political and social satire and bawdy humor.

Don't see it if you are homophobic, would not enjoy watching a fun, witty drag ensemble with great voices signing parodies of holiday classics.

Also A fun evening of side-splitting laughter and great acapella singing br... Read more Read less

60
Raunchy, Irreverent, Clever, Sometimes funny

See it if You'd enjoy a raunchy and irreverent musical (performed by a likable talented cast) skewer the Book of Genesis in a profanity laced show.

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity (there is lots here) and/or very raunchy satire of God and religion. You dislike "South Park" type humor.

Also God is an angry and vengeful psychopath in this very raunchy and irrev... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great singing, Relevant, Nostalgic, Delightful

See it if You'd enjoy a musical about the Jewish immigrant experience; if you enjoy Yiddish music and culture; are interested in a piece of NY history

Don't see it if You don't like subtitles: this musical is in Yiddish with English and Russian subtitles.

Also This is an excellent, delightful production. I laughed and cried--it w... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Clever

See it if If you want to see an excellent cast in an edgy dark comedy postulating the origin of the Iraq war.

Don't see it if You don't like political humor/satire or prefer a more traditional musical.

Also The cast was excellent in this clever and absorbing political satire s... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You like opera or Mozart and would enjoy a contemporary retelling of this social satire.

Don't see it if You don't like opera or prefer traditional renditions or don't want to laugh while enjoying Mozart's wonderful score.

Also A delightful re-telling of Fígaro, set in modern day LA. Great cast of... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great acting, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you enjoy fun, campy humor, great acting and singing, and watching a bravura performance in a hilarious one-man (not including band) show.

Don't see it if You don't like campy, dark or edgy humor; don't enjoy one man shows; wouldn't enjoy a lot of theatre references.

Also Sean Patrick Monahan gives a wickedly delicious and bravura performanc... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you like Sara Rulh; are interested in a contemporary dramedy; are intrigued by the concept of polyamory.

Don't see it if You are turned off by the idea of polyamory or sexually provocative themes; prefer more traditional works.

Also I was left confused by exactly what the author's "message" was here. T... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Absorbing, Disappointing

See it if If you like interactive theatre and burlesque and are outgoing and willing to interact with the characters off the main cabaret floor.

Don't see it if You don't like burlesque or interactive theatre; or if you wish to see a more polished production.

Also Could have been MUCH better. I very much enjoyed the four piece jazz b... Read more Read less

80
Great writing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if if you love Shakespeare and want to see one his most famous histories; or if you enjoy seeing creative updated interpretations of classics.

Don't see it if if you are very traditionalist and would not enjoy a modern pop-infused update of a classic Shakespeare play; if you can't tolerate violence

Also This was an interesting production: well-acted by a very competent cas... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Sentimental

See it if You enjoyed the movie, you enjoy Doo Wop or the music of Alan Menken, or enjoy a sweet and sentimental story staged well with a good cast.

Don't see it if You don't like Doo Wop or prefer a more complex and contemporary musical. But this is a musical that will appeal to a very broad audience.

Also The description I've heard of "Jersey Boys" meets "Romeo and Juliet" i... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great music/singing

See it if you love Salsa/Latin music in the context of an endearing if slightly clicheed comedy drama, with wonderful singers and a great orchestra.

Don't see it if you expect great acting. The performers are wonderful singers-not great actors, but all gave endearing performances and sang wonderfully.

Also Salsa veteran Jorge Maldonado was the stand-in for Tito Nieves as the ... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Great singing, Delightful, Epic, Masterful

See it if if you love great music and dancing and a really clever plot and songs.

Don't see it if Really, for once I can't imagine why you would't want to see this once.

20
During previews
Toot-toot-terrible, Banal, Excruciating

See it if You’re in town from Topeka and want to see a Broadway musical and aren’t picky. No don’t! See most anything else!

Don't see it if You want to avoid a cringeworthy script, mostly forgettable songs and a badly-directed (in Previews) show. I loved the movie; hated this.

Also We bought tickets because we really liked Santino Fontana in Cinderell... Read more Read less

100
A wonderful production, Great dancing, Delightful

See it if you like Cole Porter and or Kelli O'Hara, or want to see a wonderful production of this classic musical

Don't see it if you don't like musicals--although I can't imagine anyone not liking this one!

Also Kelli O'Hara and the rest of the cast are all in top form in this wond... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if you are a huge fan of the Fleabag show on Amazon and don’t mind seeing the one woman show on which it was based.

Don't see it if you don’t like solo shows; don’t enjoy some raunchy material; or have seen Fleabag and don’t want to see a lot of the same material.

Also We are huge fans of the show on Amazon Prime, and found this disappoin... Read more Read less

85
Moving, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a moving and entertaining musical performed by an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you prefer a more traditional musical; you are easily upset by a show centering around a teen suicide.

94
Refreshing, Hilarious, Delightful, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you want to see a great cast in a refreshing, up-beat contemporary musical that became a cult classic in its off-Broadway run.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with a contemporary score or prefer more "traditional" musicals.

Also Be More Chill, a musical about a nerdy high-school student who ingests... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You want to see a work in progress having the makings of a fun and funny musical. Great songs, endearing cast, but short run time.

Don't see it if You want to see a more polished, full length musical; or the topic of suicide upsets you.

80
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy opera or like Wagner and are interested in an amusing and well-acted play centered on the Wagners’ anti-Semitism and Parsifal.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in Wagner, opera or a humorous treatment of anti-Semitism; or want more action than talk.

Also A witty, interesting and well-staged production with an excellent cast... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Great dancing, Dated

See it if ...you enjoy a classic musical featuring great singing and excellent dance.

Don't see it if ...you wouldn't enjoy a dated and muddled storyline; want something more modern or upbeat.

Also The cast features some truly excellent singers in Renee Fleming, Linda... Read more Read less

20
During previews
Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you are easily amused.

Don't see it if you are expecting political satire in the style of SNL/Alec Baldwin; are a Trump supporter, bless your heart...meant in the Southern sense:)

Also Truly disappointing. Trump's own utterances provide so much fodder for... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to enjoy this classic and delightful Lerner and Lowe musical, wonderfully performed with great sets and beautiful costumes.

Don't see it if you prefer the modern to traditional musicals; or if you find the old classics out-dated.

Also This is a DELIGHTFUL production: beautifully staged, wonderfully acted... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Masterful, Magical, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting

See it if If you love Harry Potter or if you want to see amazing effects and stage magic. If you want to enter a realm of magic for five hours.

Don't see it if You don’t like Harry Potter or are unwilling to spend the time or money to watch two successive 2.5 hour performances.

Also The magic and effects of this production surpass even those of the eig... Read more Read less

98
Masterful, Relevant, Raunchy, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you'd enjoy Richard Thomas' brilliant score in this irreverent and socially relevant opera/musical performed by a wonderful cast.

Don't see it if you don't like profanity (and there is ample in this work) or are easily offended by social/religious satire.

Also Is it opera? Musical? Either way, Richard Thomas' work is as hilarious... Read more Read less

49
During previews
Disappointing, Insipid, Sit-com

See it if you are a fan of Haley Mills; want to see an all-female cast hash out some deep issues in a frothy comedy that never delves too deeply.

Don't see it if you enjoy more cerebral humor or a deeper treatment of the personal issues faced by the characters.

Also The characters in the play are dealing with difficult personal issues:... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Hilarious, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you love a truly funny musical comedy performed by an excellent cast in a more intimate setting. Laugh-out-loud funny.

Don't see it if you don't like musical comedy or are homophobic.

Also What a delightful production! An excellent performance of a very enter... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, A bit tiresome

See it if If you'd enjoy a small yet talented cast perform a somewhat clever, light musical satire based on the sayings of Ben Franklin.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional musicals with a full cast; prefer a plot to a series of interrelated vignettes; are looking for a polished production

Also This production was enjoyable but unpolished, and became a bit tiresom... Read more Read less

86
Great singing, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You love great singing and would enjoy a delightful, but less than perfect, musical tall tale of the adventures of an irrepressible woman.

Don't see it if You don't like farce or musicals or expect a perfect production.

Also The singing by all was great, the musical very well staged. The score ... Read more Read less

75
Dated, Slow, Great acting

See it if you love Noel Coward and/or Kevin Kline; or are nostalgic for drawing room comedy.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Noel Coward or Kevin Kline; you prefer something more contemporary and modern.

Also Kevin Kline and the two female leads playing his wife and secretary ar... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great singing, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if you want to see bravura performances by two of the greatest singers ever on Broadway (Lupone and Ebersole) in a story of two strong women.

Don't see it if you have no interest in an engaging recount of the rivalry between two female pioneers of the beauty industry.

Also Excellent!! or as Seth Rudetsky would say, AHMAHZING! Ebersole and Lup... Read more Read less

95
Great acting, Great writing, Funny

See it if You love Beckett (+/or Andre the Giant); you enjoy clever dialogue and great acting; want to see a play about an unlikely friendship.

Don't see it if you didn't enjoy "MY Dinner with Andre" or "Breakfast with Blassie" or dialogue driven works. You don't like Beckett or Andre the Giant.

Also This was a WONDERFUL and delightful surprise, like walking into a loca... Read more Read less

72
Falls short, Luke-warm mama, Nostalgic

See it if you like one-woman shows; if you want to hear a pleasant voice; if you like Sophie Tucker but don't require a spot on recreation.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows; you are expecting a Bette Midler quality rendition and recreation of Tucker's brassy and raunchy style.

Also I really wanted to like this more: Melanie Gall has a lovely voice--bu... Read more Read less

79
Endearing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You love dogs. You enjoy romantic comedy musicals. You don't mind a small cast in a simple yet entertaining musical.

Don't see it if You don't like dogs; prefer something more sophisticated (it's not exactly Cole Porter); you don't enjoy a small musical.

Also Not very sophisticated, but a pleasant and enjoyable evening with a si... Read more Read less

10
Excruciating, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if if you have relatives performing in the show and you can't come up with an excuse not to go watch them.

Don't see it if you don't like an agonizingly long (at 80 minutes for Devdas!), amateurish and very poorly executed dance performance. Simply awful.

Also I wish I had better things to say: the performers seemed like lovely y... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Clever, Creative, Entertaining

See it if You like amazing acrobatics, amazingly creative staging and costumes and wonderfully entertaining circus performances unlike any you've seen

Don't see it if You are not impressed by acrobatics and aerialists or otherwise don't enjoy a modern and creative circus (without animals and clowns).

Also The music, sets, costumes and performers were great. A few of the acts... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You enjoy a wonderful contemporary musical that is both touching and funny with a first-class of amazing singers and actors.

Don't see it if You are disturbed by a Gay-friendly plot or do not like more contemporary music.

Also See it soon! Christian Borle has already been signed to open "Charlie ... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Relevant

See it if You want to see a cutting edge musical exploring themes of family relationships and sexuality, and want to see something different.

Don't see it if you are seeking a light-hearted musical.