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Reviews (59)
90
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see the best presentation of mentalism I have ever seen performed.

Don't see it if You don't understand English very well. You expect an illusion show.

Also Not only are Mr. Brown's skills as a mentalist/magician excellent, he ... Read more Read less

68
Junk
Upper W Side
Impressive performances, Epic, Slight, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You're fascinated by the true story on which it is based.

Don't see it if You want deep, surprising character dives, like Mr. Akhtar's Disgraced.

Also This feels like a movie on stage. With its infinite number of scenes, ... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Power Strip
Upper W Side
Slow, Ambitious, Relevant, Banal, Cliched

See it if You are interested in the subject of refugee camps, a subject with which the playwright is clearly expert. You enjoyed Ironbound.

Don't see it if You expect a driving, dramatic narrative.

Also Most of this play involved characters discussing offstage and/or past ... Read more Read less

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy classic storytelling, excellent writing, spectacular staging and wonderful performances.

Don't see it if You can't sit still or be quiet for over 3 hours.

75
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Dizzying

See it if You want to see excellent performances for a highly entertaining theatrical experience.

Don't see it if You expect great emotional depth, despite the excellent acting.

Also As a theatrical adaptation of Irvine Welsh's story, there's too much c... Read more Read less

75
Falsettos
Midtown W
Intelligent, Slow, Resonant, Great singing, Clever

See it if You want to see top Broadway talent perform an underseen show. The songs are intelligent, and you'll laugh and cry.

Don't see it if You lack patience. It's a long stretch of a minimalist show, with some moments stronger than others, and a more engaging second act.

79
Ambitious, Great staging, Indulgent, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see brilliant staging and choreography complemented by beautiful music and a moving story.

Don't see it if You like your musicals happy; you're not a fan of the original musical.

Also As the show progresses, the brilliant simplicity of the sign language ... Read more Read less

80
Hand to God
Midtown W
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Messy, Long

See it if You want to see the cool show in town. Come on, demonic puppets on Broadway don't happen often!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of raunchy comedy. Many scenes overstay their welcome.

79
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if Jefferson Mays' performance; a purely fun musical comedy; Jefferson Mays' performance.

Don't see it if This felt like a smaller musical produced in a larger venue than intended, so skip it if you like your musicals "Les Mis"-ish.

80
Great staging, Fluffy, Funny, Delightful, Romantic

See it if You want a show that will give you a cavity, but in a fun and harmless way.

Don't see it if You like your musicals a more on an epic scale. Not much happens in this story.

100
Gloria
Gramercy
Intelligent, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want a truly modern and bold piece of theater, one that perfectly blends comedy and drama - and one that you will never forget.

Don't see it if You don't want to be shaken up. The play is surprisingly uplifting, but it's not without its grim view of humanity. But read it at least!

60
Vietgone
Midtown W
Slow, Banal, Ambitious, Disappointing, Uneven

See it if You want to see a "traditional" play performed (almost) anything but; you enjoy plays with music; you want a refreshing MTC production.

Don't see it if You don't like cartoonish, slight plays in which attempts at real drama don't succeed.

70
Aubergine
Midtown W
Great acting, Safe, Original, Slow, Bittersweet

See it if You're curious as to how the themes of food and mortality are played out; you want a good pre- or post-dinner show.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of plays with lots of scenes; you don't like monologue-heavy pieces.

70
Butler
Midtown E
Clever, Fluffy, Slow, Intelligent, Original

See it if You love farces and/or history. It was fun to see a Civil War-era play, with matching costumes and set.

Don't see it if You prefer more character drama and depth.

50
Quietly
Chelsea
Contrived, Disappointing, Confusing, Uncompelling, Typical

See it if You love plays in which characters openly discuss social issues and ideas - like a social forum in a theatrical setting.

Don't see it if You want an action/character driven experience in which the ideas behind the play aren't overtly stated; you struggle with thick accents

79
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Funny

See it if You want a theater experience that is purely fun without sacrificing tremendous acting.

Don't see it if You prefer your non-musicals to be profound dramas; you're not a fan of one actor playing multiple roles.

40
Himself and Nora
West Village
Rushed, Uneven, Caricatured, Slight, Great singing

See it if You want to see great performers in a downtown production, and really enjoy historical fiction.

Don't see it if A weak book (not Ulysses) will bring down the entire experience for you.

89
During previews
Indian Summer
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Refreshing, Slow

See it if You want a play in which scene setups don't feel stagy, and finds the perfect balance between relaxing summer play and true intelligence.

Don't see it if You prefer plays that are more sitcom-y than quiet and reflective.

45
Wolf in the River
Soho/Tribeca
Forgettable, Boring, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy productions off the beaten path, and are open to non-narrative pieces.

Don't see it if You want a compelling experimental theater experience beyond a few moments of "Oh that's clever."

75
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Contrived at times, Quirky

See it if You enjoy seeing new plays downtown/off-Broadway, and enjoy dark and raunchy (but always intelligent) humor.

Don't see it if You prefer not to face dark subject matters head-on, or don't like raunchy humor.

65
Slow, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if You want to add another classic play to you "seen it" list.

Don't see it if You will be disappointed that some performances are better than others. The action on the stage often rang false.

55
During previews
Friend Art
Upper W Side
Slow, Needs cuts, Disappointing, Quirky, Typical

See it if You enjoy seeing new plays in small venues.

Don't see it if You're expecting a refreshing approach to an apartment comedy/drama.

70
For a previous production
Indecent
Midtown W
Great staging, Slight, Disappointing, Ambitious, Banal

See it if You are interested in seeing the theatrical process of page-to-stage, or are a theater historian (or history buff).

Don't see it if You prefer challenging character dramas over unemotional (though attempting to be emotional) episodic pieces.

79
The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Overrated, Sharp, Eerie, Typical

See it if You don't like to miss original productions of new and likely to be well-known plays. And you enjoy terrific acting.

Don't see it if You think you will be crushed if you are not as blown away as many of the critics seem to have been.

90
Great staging, Masterful, Romantic, Must see, Epic

See it if You have yet to see this Broadway staple, or simply want to see a grand show that's guaranteed to entertain.

Don't see it if You prefer your musicals to be fast-moving, or are sure you're not at all a fan of musicals or operas.

90
Exquisite, Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want an utterly delightful play that embraces traditional narrative to create a terrific story. I skipped out of the theater.

Don't see it if You want to be snarky about a work that doesn't necessarily "push the boundaries of the form"... whatever that crap even means.

40
The Children
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You wish to have the opportunity to see a revered London production.

Don't see it if All talk and no action isn't your cup of tea.

90
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want a gripping, no frills play. Excellent acting and direction elevate a text that, in lesser hands, could feel tedious.

Don't see it if The plot description doesn't sound like your cup of tea.

65
During previews
Disappointing, Unbalanced, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You love the play and are perhaps familiar with previous notable productions.

Don't see it if You expect the actors (at this point in previews, at least) to be at the same level of commitment to each other and to the play.

Also Considering the immense talent of all involved, I have faith this prod... Read more Read less

90
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Masterful, Entertaining, Beautiful lighting/design

See it if You want to break your expectations of what magic is and can be, while nevertheless being entertained in an intelligent and accessible way.

Don't see it if You think this is appropriate for children. This is intended for adults and has mature themes.

Also Despite the room full of people, Derek made it seem like he was perfor... Read more Read less

68
Disappointing, Slight, Great writing, Tonally inconsistent, Commercial

See it if You want to see a classic on a major stage, simply for the sake of it.

Don't see it if You expect something greater than the original production or film. There is an emotional disconnect between the show and audience with this.

Also Danny Burstein and the supporting cast are incredibly talented. But so... Read more Read less

75
Sylvia
Midtown W
Funny, Bizarre, Slight, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You want a perfectly harmless commercial comedy. This ain't a magnum opus, but it goes great with a nice brunch.

Don't see it if You prefer serious character depth and strong dramatic tension.

85
Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if You want to see a classic play get taken to a new level, and see it as never before. Simplicity says so much.

Don't see it if You don't like Bergman-esque avant-garde style mixed with classic American drama. I totally understand anyone who hates this production.

78
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Relevant, Dark

See it if You're an Adam Rapp completist; you want a character study with uncommon characters in uncommon scenarios.

Don't see it if You don't want a play that almost feels like a documentary. It's less of an escape and more of a reminder of cold reality.

75
War
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Slow, Ambitious, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You're a BJJ completist; you like theater that literally forces you to reflect on yourself after the show ends.

Don't see it if You don't like to sit through long moments of dialogue that don't push the story forward in an engaging way.

85
Devastating, Slow, Great staging, Great acting, Profound

See it if You don't want to miss an opportunity to see a famous play staged by its playwright - in a superbly staged and acted production.

Don't see it if You don't think you can sit still at a play that doesn't fully kick in until late into its duration. It's a long wait for the payoff.

100
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if You want to see a brilliantly reimagined version of a musical theater staple; you can go back in time to when this was on!

Don't see it if You prefer a full-scale production over an avant-garde simplified one; you don't like meat in your pies.

45
The Layover
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Boring, Drama-less

See it if You want to see a play in a film-noir style; you don't want to miss what a top off-Brodway venue has to offer.

Don't see it if You will be let down by the mundane and familiar conversations, lack of suspense, and unrefrshing insight into relationships.

50
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Disappointing, Contrived, Underwritten, Cliched, Thin

See it if You're curious to see a play with very little verbal dialogue.

Don't see it if You will be put off if the cleverness of the concept does not equate to a moving and compelling experience.

59
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Disappointing, Tedious, One-note, Clever, Fluffy

See it if You've had a few drinks and can't get tickets to a better musical; you go in expecting little.

Don't see it if You expect a consistently fun and engaging time at the theater. The first few scenes are great - then it's all downhill.

60
The Effect
West Village
Overstuffed, Great staging, Slow, Science-y, Disappointing

See it if You like plays dealing with science and its relation to everyday life and emotions; enjoy British-style dramas.

Don't see it if You don't like plays overstuffed with dialogue; if you're not particularly interested in plays with a science theme.

60
The Judas Kiss
Brooklyn
Great acting, Slow, Long-winded, Intriguing premise, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy period pieces, especially David Hare's "behind closed doors" dramas. Also, if you want to see a great lead performance.

Don't see it if You prefer 90 minute plays, or are easily put off by more telling than showing.

75
Cal in Camo
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Contrived at times, Thought-provoking

See it if You love catching the latest downtown/off-Broadway shows by new playwrights at a venue devoted solely to original work.

Don't see it if You want everything spelled out for you, or don't like slow-moving domestic dramas.

46
American Psycho
Midtown W
Repetitive, Disappointing, Ambitious, Slight, Slow

See it if You want an example as to why great novels do not always translate into great musicals.

Don't see it if You're expecting songs that move the story forward -- and an overall engaging experience.

70
Skeleton Crew
Chelsea
Relevant, Refreshing, Slow, Stilted, Great acting

See it if You want to see a refreshing group of characters not typically seen on a New York stage - and experience their very realistic problems.

Don't see it if You'll be let down that the great characters and premise don't equate to a refreshing approach to storytelling. Scenes felt very "written."

84
During previews
Peer Gynt
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Intelligent, One-note

See it if You want to add a classic play to your "seen it" checklist, and enjoy well-crafted productions and terrific performances.

Don't see it if You aren't familiar with the play (or even just the basic plot) prior to seeing it, or are not a fan of minimalism.

78
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Clever, Underwritten

See it if You want to see a masterful lead performance and a play that toys with familiar settings and characters.

Don't see it if You will be easily disappointed that not all characters receive equal depth --perhaps intentional, but still noticeable during the show.

75
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Contrived, Relevant, Great staging, Surface-level, Great acting

See it if You love seeing new plays and want to see a story and characters not typically seen on major New York stages. It's very refreshing.

Don't see it if You prefer deep character studies over plot-driven stories. This often feels like a sitcom -- perhaps intentional, but not always effective.

90
Delightful, Great staging, Original, Entertaining, Epic

See it if You want brilliant visual spectacle with a classic, family-friendly story. The blend of simplicity and grandness makes this a must-see.

Don't see it if You only go to the theater for non-musical character dramas.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Invigorating, Quirky

See it if you don't think this is the type of show for you. You'll have a great time.

Don't see it if you abhor musicals. You won't change your mind.