FeralCarol

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Reviews (38)
95
Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting, Clever
November 28th, 2022

See it if You want to see an actor (Skybell) who lives and embodies Tevye

Don't see it if Reading supertitles for 3 hours is too much, you don't want to be reminded of current events when you go to a show

96
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Epic, Great staging, Great singing, Clever
November 25th, 2022

See it if Over a decade later, and this show's still got it. Go when you need a powerful pick me up for your own destiny.

Don't see it if You don't like belting or cutesy songs

76
During previews
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful
November 25th, 2022

See it if you like Sherlock being brought back to life, you don't mind yet another Christmas Carol take

Don't see it if you're expecting something truly fuzzy/heartwarming -- it all felt a bit more distant than anything Christmas Carol take usually is

79
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Banal, Dizzying, Rushed, Great staging
November 25th, 2022

See it if you want to see a stunning, dizzying "friend like me" performance + a whole lotta 6-8 packs

Don't see it if you don't like shows where everything is rushed, you're expecting profundity

90
Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing
November 25th, 2022

See it if you want to watch the heartaching fall of a deluded man

Don't see it if 3 hours of honestly pretty depressing stuff about capitalism and family dynamics is too much for you

88
Great acting, Great singing, Resonant, Ambitious
November 25th, 2022

See it if You're a fan of wordplay and minimalist staging with transcendent acting

Don't see it if you want a memorable melody, if distracted audience members talking and on their phone that ushers do nothing about really bother you

95
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
May 28th, 2022

See it if You want James McAvoy to set your loins on fire

Don't see it if You want something where you can turn off your brain

Also Now *this* is how you use a bare stage to great effect, polar opposite... Read more Read less

65
Macbeth (Broadway)
Midtown W
Flat, Disappointing, Confusing
May 28th, 2022

See it if You want to see Ruth Negga carry a show

Don't see it if You're not okay with Ruth Negga carrying a show

Also This was honestly incredibly disappointing. So many unnecessary things... Read more Read less

95
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious
November 19th, 2021

See it if You love retellings of Greek myth, NOLA, Andre DeShields, or musicals that make you think about our world.

Don't see it if You're looking for something sparkly and trite, or get bored easily (this is almost all sung-through).

85
Slow, Delightful, Entertaining
November 19th, 2021

See it if You're a fan of his music or generally his genre and want some light politics

Don't see it if You know _nothing_ about any of his songs. I only recognized one, which was a fun time, and was mostly entertained, but got bored at others.

80
Ambitious, Great singing, Clever
September 8th, 2019

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

70
Great acting, Disappointing, Dated
July 22nd, 2019

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

70
Dizzying, Dated, Cliched
June 21st, 2019

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

78
Unfolding
Midtown W
Great staging, Enchanting, Clever
April 9th, 2019

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

86
Thought-provoking, Slow, Profound, Masterful, Indulgent
November 13th, 2018

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

80
Cliched, Hilarious, Clever
November 13th, 2018

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

70
Cliched, Funny, Disappointing
November 2nd, 2018

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

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful
August 31st, 2018

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

90
Swordplay
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Novel
February 13th, 2018

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

85
During previews
Jimmy Titanic
Chelsea
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting
January 26th, 2018

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

80
Edgar Allan
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Great singing, Simple
September 24th, 2017

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

95
Macbeth Muet
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Absorbing
September 19th, 2017

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

85
Dizzying, Entertaining, Confusing, Great staging, Quirky
September 19th, 2017

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.

83
Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Hilarious, Indulgent
April 16th, 2017

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

86
The Dork Knight
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting
February 2nd, 2017

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

75
Albatross
Midtown E
Intense, Ambitious, Great acting
February 2nd, 2017

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.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy
January 12th, 2017

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

85
Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky
December 12th, 2016

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

88
Funny, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining
November 10th, 2016

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

57
Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Indulgent
November 6th, 2016

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

75
The Encounter
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Disappointing, Erratic
October 20th, 2016

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.

86
Funny, Great acting, Ambitious
August 26th, 2016

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

95
ChipandGus (FringeNYC)
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Epic, Hilarious
August 26th, 2016

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.

76
Enchanting, Clever, Great singing
August 22nd, 2016

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

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking
August 22nd, 2016

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.

45
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated
August 22nd, 2016

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.

95
Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Clever
August 19th, 2016

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

80
Clever, Funny
August 18th, 2016

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.