Gil 10562

White Plains | 65+

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Reviews (98)
85
During previews
The Fre
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Great writing, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You relish the unexpected in theater and you know And appreciate Taylor Mac’s iconoclasm.

Don't see it if If antic shows are not your thing or you are conflicted about homosexual desire.

57
Slow, lacking in farce, more story than comedy

See it if Charles Busch is good in his role but the show isn't campy enough. All the actors are game and professional but they are caught in a story.

Don't see it if If you are a fan of The Ridiculous Theater troupe.

45
First preview performance was a joke - missed sound cues, performers laughing about their mistakes, totally unready to perform this show.

See it if you hear that they have pulled their timing together and nailed down the sequences. Could be fun...

Don't see it if you're expecting crack showmanship.

66
Except for lead male (eddie) the cast lacked the focused intensity the play needs.

See it if Someone looking for intimate theater. Small scale production with actors close to the audience. People who want an intro to Sam Shepard.

Don't see it if You are looking for compelling theater.

79
All My Fathers
East Village
Brave, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if A gay son revisiting his southern home, mercurial mother, shy father. Good bye fourth wall. Valuable experimental theater.

Don't see it if Straightforward plotting is your cup of tea.

79
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Profound, Indulgent, Ionescan, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if The humdrum is shrouded in mystery is your cup of tea.

Don't see it if If action and plot are what you want.

72
Ludwig and Bertie
East Village
Schematic, Intelligent, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are au courant with 20th century philosophical debates.

Don't see it if you could care less about philosophical approaches to logic.

76
Low budget ws. some actors (mercutio!) terrific, others did not project well (benvolio). title characters were very good, as were nurse and mother. i’d see another play from this group any day!

See it if Can’t see it - run is over.

Don't see it if You’re looking for top notch Shakespeare.

80
Ingenious shakespeare, esp. dogg, Great staging, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of Stoppard, or you like your Shakespeare served in an enigma.

Don't see it if you're expecting a literal version of either play.

79
Intelligent, Great singing, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if it's playing anywhere near go see it. Kushner's unique intelligence is at work and Tesori's music delights. Characters are fully alive.

Don't see it if you require a linear plot.

77
During previews
Something Clean
Midtown W
Intense, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You appreciate good acting in an intimate space. Especially the work of Christopher Livingston.

Don't see it if an obsession with orderliness might disturb you.

79
During previews
True shepard! well-acted, great set, no recovery from the desperate straights the central character has gotten his family into.

See it if If you know and like Shepard this is a do-not-miss production. If you don't know Shepard, this is as good an introduction as you can find.

Don't see it if you can't abide a dark tale of family disintegration.

68
During previews
Great staging, Clever, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You love Nathan lane Kristine Nielsen, and Julie White.

Don't see it if You don’t like slapstick

66
Daddy
Midtown W
Read ben brantley's ny times review - says it all.

See it if you want to see the male leads naked. And a cool set. And a terrific momma. And a sendup of a gallery owner.

Don't see it if you don't like lengthy repetitive scripts.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you’re a fan of labute, or want to see three distinctly thematically different gems.

Don't see it if Can’t see a reason not to see it.

79
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Good writing, Good acting, Romantic

See it if you are interested in how an Edith Wharton novel is adapted into a play with a wholly different set of characters but a similar plot line.

Don't see it if you don't like watching the fall of an ambitious, successful woman as a picaresque.

62
Repetitive, forced, sophomoric, silly, Brave

See it if You want to see a Fringe musical with three sweet actors.

Don't see it if You’re expecting to see any subtlety in the piece.

76
Life x3
Chelsea
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you know and like Reza's style of theater: literate, cute, well-crafted but lacking in emotional or real intellectual depth. Parisian!

Don't see it if you are seeking a rich theatrical experience. There is enjoyment in the play and a challenge to make sense of the structure, but bit empty.

80
Lured
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Relevant

See it if Play deals with contemporary homophobia in Russia and the consequences for gay identified people, and their attempt at a form of justice.

Don't see it if you can't stand seeing people being brutalized, even if the brutalization falls short of being convincing.

79
The Winning Side
Midtown W
The personal, ethical and political failure surrounding the rocket-scientist werner von braun. well-written and acted by four very talented players.

See it if you are interested in how a scientist allowed people to be worked to death doing his research on rocket-ships for Nazi Germany.

Don't see it if political theater is not your cup of tea.

80
A very unusual and engrossing play about what parents can and can't do to help a child suffering from a disability and a blind attachment to a fellow sufferer. wonderful acting by almost the entire cast.

See it if you want a rich theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you aren't up for a distressing tale of woe.

78
Clever, Delightful, Challenging, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you like Bedlam's treatment of plays in the canon. I found this one a challenge: why they interwove these two plays is not obvious.

Don't see it if You like to see theater that is straight forward and doesn't present a problem interpreting.

69
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Mixed - third play was very good; first two were not, Funny

See it if you are willing to be mildly bored by the first two playlets. The third play makes the event worthwhile.

Don't see it if you don't like A. R. Gurney.

75
Entertaining, Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent, Overdone

See it if You like energetic versions of Shakespeare

Don't see it if You object to an all women production of shakespeare where some gender exchange is already written into the play and more is just confusing

79
Police Cops
Midtown E
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if you would be entertained by seeing three young Brits gymnastically cavorting half-undressed in a send-up of police procedurals.

Don't see it if you are looking for a clearly plotted detective story.

80
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you want a glimpse of the FBI in action in a reality-based arrest of a whistle-blower.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in the current political atmosphere.

91
The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Riveting, Intense, Masterful, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Terrific production. The chaotic shifting of scenery and scuttling movement of actors reflected and added to the chaos of the time/place.

Don't see it if you're looking for a by-the-book production of the play.

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Epic, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Excellent production of Foote's play with female lead Kristine Nielsen superb and Aidan Quinn merely teriffic. Set in 1950's Houston.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy realistic drama but with not everything spelled out.

79
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Ambitious, Brechtian

See it if you like Kushner's work. You can stand to relive the early Nazi destruction/takeover of German institutions & the choices people had to make

Don't see it if Political struggle in a historically relevant period is not your bag.

80
A winning production of a difficult shakespearean play, Refreshing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Best seen if you're familiar with the play; it's wordy and somewhat complicated. The integration of love-themed 60's music worked for me

Don't see it if You are bored by wordy repartee with little action.

79
Read the review in the ny times!

See it if You like being puzzled as to what is going on.

Don't see it if You prefer straightforward plots.

79
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Pointlessly derivative, Indulgent, Epic, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Exploring the interpersonal lives of a few gay characters and the losses from AIDS interests you. And oh if you loved Howard's End.

Don't see it if Very gay-centric so if you have no interest in the personal lives of gays or gay culture skip it.

72
Mojada
East Village
Mixes two themes: the hard life of an immigrant and the medea story. not an easy match. but well-acted and good direction.

See it if you like the idea of modernizing ancient Greek dramas.

Don't see it if you don't like modernizing ancient Greek dramas.

80
Great staging/singing/choreography of the book of revelations. every word of it!

See it if you can enjoy the brilliantly inventive movement of the troupe and the songfest that accompanies recital of a bizarre and often boring text.

Don't see it if you will be put off by the reciting of Book of Revelations so staging and singing won't overcome madcap prodigiousness of John's vision.

75
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Hard to hear when actors are turned away from where i was seated. interesting conceit to cast supposed high-schoolers as the players in macbeth. their hysteria is a lens on the hysterical aspects of the play itself.

See it if You enjoyed R&J as it was performed by British high schoolers.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare tampered with.

44
BLKS
Midtown W
Bad comedy and no other redeeming features. a sit com with no character development.

See it if Maybe adolescents would enjoy the show.

Don't see it if you expect a show directed by Robert O'Hara to be meaningfully blasphemous.

85
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful evocation of small village Jewish life in Russia 1905 might interest you and you don't know the songs of Fiddler.

Don't see it if you won't like a slice of life musical.

76
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Lots of tumbling - alice tumbles down the rabbit hole - visually satisfying, musically spring awakening mode, which is pretty good and lyrically very smart. romantic but overwrought effort to capture the alice in wonderland elements.

See it if Beautiful singing by a romantically engaged couple redeems a chunky production.

Don't see it if you never enjoyed Alice in Wonderland.

80
Relevant, Intense, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy theatrical staging and well-acted and choreographed stories.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a tale from an African storybook.

71
Real
Midtown W
Ambitious, Slow, Relevant, Too spare, Vague

See it if You are interested in very spare drama somewhat artificial lacking in emotional substance but dealing with feminist issues.

Don't see it if Read above

75
Empath
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Fragmented, Interesting, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in the idea that some people have special powers to feel others' emotions.

Don't see it if you are cynical about special powers to feel/intuit another person's emotional state.

86
During previews
Slave Play
East Village
Interesting, provocative, theatrical take on race relations impact on sexual relations in three couples.

See it if you want a challenging take on race/sex/gender relations.

Don't see it if you don't like high emotion and yelling.

86
Wild Goose Dreams
East Village
Brilliant staging of a social media-saturated love story.

See it if You can appreciate a bittersweet tale set on the Korean peninsula and built on a classic myth/legend framework.

Don't see it if you hate the world of bits and bytes.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Unique

See it if you appreciate new theatrical forms. The 'play' unfolds as actions, some of them occurring simultaneously in different spaces in a home.

Don't see it if you require a classical narrative that unfolds chronologically.

79
During previews
Will eno's work is impossible to describe. it's a monologue that has elements of beckett and joyce. hall's rendition of the script is flawless.

See it if you want something out of the ordinary in theater-going.

Don't see it if you're looking for something entertaining.

85
Terrific rendition of uv! emphasizes the homeyness and the emotionality of the play. i agree with nyt reviewer that the actor playing elena needed to show more of why the two men fell for her.

See it if You want to see a definitive version of the play.

Don't see it if You are put off by Richard Nelson's directorial shtick.

68
Some good ideas but lost in a sea of banal scenes. the idea of the play within a play should work better to enrich the characters but it doesn't achieve that. and there is at least one too many bettys.

See it if you are a fan of the actors who in the main are terrific in their parts.

Don't see it if you are expecting 'collective rage'.

89
Alexandria
West Village
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Pits Christian fundamentalist co-worker and friend with older white woman and her black wife-to-be. An end of times theme as well,Go see it

Don't see it if you can't abide a couple of long monologues and/or hearing a christian-based argument for disallowing same-sex marriage.

81
Exquisita Agonia
Gramercy
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you want a thoughtful exploration of an oddly untouched subject in human life, with twists and turns that make for good theater.

Don't see it if Because of the positioning of the subtitles they distract from a full appreciation of what is going on on stage, for non-Spanish speakers.

80
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you are interested in the contemporary situation of LGBT relationships, including the possibilities in FTM trans friendships.

Don't see it if you want a light sitcom.