Gil 10562

White Plains | 65+

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Reviews (98)
85
During previews
The Fre
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Great writing, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious
March 1st, 2020

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.

80
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing
January 12th, 2020

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.

57
Slow, lacking in farce, more story than comedy
January 12th, 2020

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.

91
The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Riveting, Intense, Masterful, Ambitious, Absorbing
December 2nd, 2019

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.

45
First preview performance was a joke - missed sound cues, performers laughing about their mistakes, totally unready to perform this show.
December 2nd, 2019

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.

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Epic, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing
November 18th, 2019

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.

66
Except for lead male (eddie) the cast lacked the focused intensity the play needs.
November 18th, 2019

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
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Ambitious, Brechtian
November 12th, 2019

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.

79
All My Fathers
East Village
Brave, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious
October 20th, 2019

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.

80
A winning production of a difficult shakespearean play, Refreshing, Entertaining, Ambitious
October 13th, 2019

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
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Profound, Indulgent, Ionescan, Ambitious, Absorbing
October 7th, 2019

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.

79
Read the review in the ny times!
October 6th, 2019

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

Don't see it if You prefer straightforward plots.

72
Ludwig and Bertie
East Village
Schematic, Intelligent, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious
October 4th, 2019

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.

79
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Pointlessly derivative, Indulgent, Epic, Entertaining, Absorbing
October 4th, 2019

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.

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!
July 30th, 2019

See it if Can’t see it - run is over.

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

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.
July 25th, 2019

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
Ingenious shakespeare, esp. dogg, Great staging, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious
July 22nd, 2019

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.

80
Great staging/singing/choreography of the book of revelations. every word of it!
May 26th, 2019

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.

79
Intelligent, Great singing, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
May 26th, 2019

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.

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.
May 19th, 2019

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.

77
During previews
Something Clean
Midtown W
Intense, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Edgy
May 19th, 2019

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.

44
BLKS
Midtown W
Bad comedy and no other redeeming features. a sit com with no character development.
May 19th, 2019

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.

79
During previews
True shepard! well-acted, great set, no recovery from the desperate straights the central character has gotten his family into.
April 29th, 2019

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.

85
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing
April 27th, 2019

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.

68
During previews
Great staging, Clever, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious
April 17th, 2019

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

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

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.
March 28th, 2019

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.

66
Daddy
Midtown W
Read ben brantley's ny times review - says it all.
March 28th, 2019

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.

80
Relevant, Intense, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
March 18th, 2019

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.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking
January 13th, 2019

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.

71
Real
Midtown W
Ambitious, Slow, Relevant, Too spare, Vague
January 13th, 2019

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

79
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Good writing, Good acting, Romantic
December 4th, 2018

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.

75
Empath
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Fragmented, Interesting, Entertaining
December 4th, 2018

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.

62
Repetitive, forced, sophomoric, silly, Brave
December 3rd, 2018

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.

86
During previews
Slave Play
East Village
Interesting, provocative, theatrical take on race relations impact on sexual relations in three couples.
November 27th, 2018

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.

76
Life x3
Chelsea
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Disappointing
November 27th, 2018

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.

86
Wild Goose Dreams
East Village
Brilliant staging of a social media-saturated love story.
November 19th, 2018

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
Lured
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Relevant
November 19th, 2018

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.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Unique
November 5th, 2018

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
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.
November 4th, 2018

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.

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.
November 4th, 2018

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

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

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.
September 27th, 2018

See it if you want a rich theatrical experience.

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

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.
September 27th, 2018

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.

78
Clever, Delightful, Challenging, Thought-provoking, Quirky
September 27th, 2018

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.

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.
September 18th, 2018

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'.

69
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Mixed - third play was very good; first two were not, Funny
September 18th, 2018

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.

89
Alexandria
West Village
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking
August 14th, 2018

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.

75
Entertaining, Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent, Overdone
July 26th, 2018

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

81
Exquisita Agonia
Gramercy
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting
June 26th, 2018

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.

79
Police Cops
Midtown E
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy
June 26th, 2018

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
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Resonant
June 26th, 2018

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.