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Reviews (28)
Ambitious, Great singing, Clever

See it if You're a Shakespeare completist, you're interested in love in war, you want to see a different twist on the Trojan War than the Iliad.

Don't see it if You dislike Shakespeare, you have something against single gender casts, you don't like tumultuous love stories

Also It is so amazing and heartwarming and unique (still!) to see women all... Read more Read less

Dizzying, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want to see the emotional highs and lows of high school students writ large or you want a flashier, less artful Dear Evan Hansen

Don't see it if You don't like bright lights and loud noises, you don't like stories about alienation in high school

Also In a lot of ways, Be More Chill is a less artful Dear Evan Hansen. It ... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Slow, Profound, Masterful, Indulgent

See it if You're a fan of WfG and want to see a beautiful stylized setting of it with its original accent/diction

Don't see it if You don't like plays that make you examine your existence of if you need frequent action/plot movement

Also Like other reviewers have mentioned, Act I and Act II are vastly diffe... Read more Read less

Cliched, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You like musicals in their early stages and want to be brainlessly entertained

Don't see it if You want something polished or well thought out

Also I struggle with rating this one because anybody who can even write the... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Novel

See it if You want to learn some of the basics of how fight choreography is staged, you want to try learning a cool pool noodle routine.

Don't see it if your mobility isn't great or you don't want to see how the magic happens.

Also This was definitely an experience where you got as much out of it as y... Read more Read less

Edgar Allan
Entertaining, Great singing, Simple

See it if You like ukulele music, EAP and his stories, small casts

Don't see it if You want a lot of allusions, anything deep / edgy, you don't like mugging for the camera

Dizzying, Entertaining, Confusing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You want a dizzying Broadway spectacle where you feel like you're in the middle of the action no matter where you sit.

Don't see it if You want a coherent/comprehensible story, catchy songs, or strong source material.

The Dork Knight
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like one-man shows that tie character development to the arc of pop culture

Don't see it if you find impressions annoying, don't know anything about Batman, dislike pop culture

Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You want a pleasant evening and enjoy learning more about Gorey and seeing a slight evolution of his self.

Don't see it if You don't know anything about Gorey, or you're looking for actual dark secrets. Nothing here is a revelation.

Also This was a perfectly pleasant way to pass 75 minutes, with some laugh ... Read more Read less

Funny, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a show that walks a perfect life between humor and the hard tragedies of life with mental illness.

Don't see it if You don't want to hear about the darker side of life or get triggered by talks about mental illness

The Encounter
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Disappointing, Erratic

See it if You want to explore a cool gimmick while listening to what amounts to an audio book -- and if you get cheap rush tickets.

Don't see it if You're expecting a full use of the binaural medium.

ChipandGus (FringeNYC)
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Epic, Hilarious

See it if you like quick, snappy, hilarious dialogue; a bit of pathos in your story; ping pong!

Don't see it if You're hard of hearing, as the dialogue goes quick and sometimes unintelligible due to the set up; you want a slower play.

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You don't mind thought-provoking plays reminiscent of "Waiting for Godot" and "No Exit" that ask you to explore the human experience.

Don't see it if You want a traditional story arc play.

Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Clever

See it if You're open to new sensory experiences, like Macbeth, want an interesting experience

Don't see it if you get scared or overwhelmed by sensory input easily, if you know nothing about Macbeth

Great acting, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You want the network TV equivalent of a conflict painted in broad strokes that gets resolved mainly to satisfy the characters.

Don't see it if You want something nuanced, with depth, or forward-thinking. Parts of it were incredibly disappointingly dated in thought.

Also I was anticipating a fun, joyous celebration of growing up LGBTQ, but ... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Great staging, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You want something sweet and meditative, imaginative artistically but not really creative at all in the plotting.

Don't see it if Puppets creep you out in any way (there's a *particularly* creepy one), you want an imaginative story, you need dialogue

Cliched, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You like comedic storytelling or one man shows

Don't see it if You don't like comedy about having kids

Also Let me start off with: I love Birbigs. I've been a fan of his work sin... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You want to see likely the best staging of Henry VI to come around in ages, you want to see amazing strong women playing strong characters

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare, want mindless brain candy, or are bothered by simulated death and torture

Also Guys, the lighting, staging, and acting in this show are all phenomena... Read more Read less

During previews
Jimmy Titanic
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you'd enjoy learning more about the historical context of the Titanic, you like one man shows, you enjoy an irreverent take on Heaven

Don't see it if you have zero interest in the Titanic, are easily offended by religious caricatures

Also One thing in particular I really appreciated about this show was that ... Read more Read less

Macbeth Muet
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want a hilarious yet poignant distillation of Macbeth.

Don't see it if You don't know the story of Macbeth, want a traditional theater experience, or don't like set pieces set to music.

Also This duo does an amazing job distilling the essence of Macbeth into 45... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Hilarious, Indulgent

See it if You grew up with Harry Potter and are a millenial. So many cultural jokes.

Don't see it if You need everything to make sense, you've never read or watched HP

Midtown E
Intense, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You want to be drawn into an intense 90 minutes of storytelling, you like the original source story and want to hear it fleshed out.

Don't see it if you're bothered by swearing or descriptions of dark, near-death situations. I have a high tolerance found this intense.

Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if if you like true NYC theatre with audience participation and goofy plot points

Don't see it if You're looking for a polished Broadway experience, you expect an actual plot, you stay firmly behind the fourth wall

Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if You can lay aside any expectations of a polished show and appreciate some few impressive moments of dance among a lot of filler.

Don't see it if You want a coherent plot, dialogue.

Also Devdas, at its core, ran on for way too long (90 minutes!) with repeti... Read more Read less

Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you've ever worked in a corporation or start-up and love to see individuals skewered

Don't see it if you're looking for a big flashy production

Enchanting, Clever, Great singing

See it if you like a cappella and tangential explorations of what it means to be "other"

Don't see it if you want a deeper exploration of identity, you don't like plot expressed in song

Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You like plays in the theme of "The Notebook" with worse dialogue and character development.

Don't see it if You were expecting anything mature, earned, or well-written. You know anybody with cancer.

Clever, Funny

See it if You like a millenial take on Waiting for Godot that goes by faster than you think it will.

Don't see it if You need A/C. You hate plays where 2 people just talk to each other.