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The Perplexed
Midtown W
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal, Entertaining

See it if you like spending time with spoiled, rich, pretentious, narcissistic people who occasionally say something witty. Beautifully appointed set

Don't see it if Few laughs or clever lines--rambling with no clear purpose or reason to be. Frank Wood is the only one that might make you feel or care.

We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Ambitious, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Clever

See it if For something different-- not really a play or a musical. Good music and vivid story telling.

Don't see it if Not really enough. Although short at 60 minutes, it feel substantial but needed more.

During previews
The Hot Wing King
Midtown W
Quirky, Absorbing, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Interesting characters, broad comedy, serious themes all make for a enjoyable time.

Don't see it if Comedic plot and heavy drama are a little exaggerated and uneasily balanced back and forth. Miss much dialogue with the accents and slang.

Relevant, Indulgent, Slow, Intelligent, Banal

See it if You're curious about lesser know pieces by these authors. Philosophical elegant writing.

Don't see it if Very slow and uneventful. Not a lot of depth or plot.

Refreshing, Great singing, Clever, Funny, Dizzying

See it if You love theater and the current state of it deserves to be dissected. The cast does remarkable and spot on imitations of iconic actors.

Don't see it if you think musicals have no place in the human experience. Even if you're not up on theater, can't imagine anyone not having a good time.

Overrated, Quirky, Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if For younger people who might think it's clever. Extravagant production. Many excellent actors who knock the numbers out of the park.

Don't see it if Doesn't make much sense, kind of boring and shrill but 2nd half picks up. Like "Be More Chill" but totally lacking heart.

During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Quirky, Resonant, Great acting, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if A laugh out loud funny perfectly performed delight. Perceptively explores family dynamics and inability to express true feelings

Don't see it if you don't like having a good time. A little sit-com like but so much more.

Entertaining, Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Delightful

See it if Amusing, clever satire, funny farce and social commentary all at the same time. Inventive and fun.

Don't see it if Has a nasty edge. A little slow by today's comedy standards.

Clever, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Classic, old style farce with some social wit and feel good romance. A rather clever social satire. Bright, sumptuous production.

Don't see it if Actors are pretty funny but wonder if others might be better. Plot twists leading to the inevitable conclusion go on too long.

During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Epic, Relevant, Slow, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if Play has social/political relevance, natural, vivid characters and another career high for Judith Ivey.

Don't see it if Writing is too sprawling and ordinary to be continuing compelling and it's overly long at 3 hours.

Riveting, Epic, Funny, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if Beautiful writing and still surprising epic play. Actors bring freshness and wit to familiar characters. Production brings out the humor.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this epic, wonderfully designed and performed classic!

The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Great singing, Indulgent, Masterful, Overrated, Absorbing

See it if Excellent music and sophisticated lyrics. Artful staging and often intense.

Don't see it if Static song cycle with over-produced intense choreography.

During previews
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You want to be challenged with non-stop sophisticated dialogue and ideas. Requires much concentration and refection.

Don't see it if It's more like a debate than a play and you may feel assaulted by all thrown at you.

Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Quirky, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful, Funny

See it if Funny, warm and surprising. Bright staging and colorful performances. Tuneful R and B 70's style satire of Black exploitation films.

Don't see it if You're not willing to go with the absurdities and have a good time.

Epic, Great staging, Slow, Overrated, Dizzying

See it if You like pure spectacle, dazzling scenic design, lighting and costumes. It's quite beautiful but the melodramatic story bogs it down.

Don't see it if you want to feel drama: they concentrate on the simple, over the top and cliche story. Would have been better with an original score.

During previews
Little Gem
Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Beautifully written and passionately acted. Fascinating as the premise is revealed (if you don't know going in). Cleverly constructed.

Don't see it if you have trouble with accents (but it gets easier). Or if you get bored with monologue type plays. Not animated enough for some.

Original Sound
West Village
Absorbing, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if for the engaging and lively characters: bittersweet, funny, excellent music, good story.

Don't see it if Characters are a little steriotypical (not for me), gets a little less good as goes along because it tried to do so much.

During previews
Slow, Insipid, Overrated, Great singing, Cliched

See it if you're a fan of the sentimental book which was much more absorbing. Excellent singers but bland, static production.

Don't see it if you like catchy music of a uniform style. Predictable and hokey plot.

Midtown W
Quirky, Overrated, Great singing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if For the beautiful, intricately arranged singing. Attempts to analyze a current socially relevant subject. Well researched and esoteric.

Don't see it if But, it ends up being totally tedious and gives you no reason to feel anything for the characters.

During previews
Funny, Profound, Intense, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if The ultimate black comedy: poetic and more relevant than ever. The deconstruction of the American Dream.

Don't see it if you want something pretty and uplifting. Shepard's quirkiness and unpleasant characters demands a lot from the audience.

All My Sons
Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Well written, epic themes, heart-wrenching solid family and socially relevevant drama.

Don't see it if You've seen a really great production of it. Can appear rather melodramatic and supporting parts can be cartoonish.

The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Quirky, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you have a chance to see a historical curiosity that's politically more relevant than ever. Atonal, bitter, cynical, unusual in a good way.

Don't see it if you expect pleasant music or standard story telling. Not involving dramatically.

During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Overrated, Quirky, Funny, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy some funny lines delivered by genuinely funny actors.

Don't see it if you'd liked a well balanced musical. Mostly scripted scenes with eccentric music stuck in that doesn't develop momentum.

Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if The most refreshing and smartly written in a while. Adorable and funny characters.

Don't see it if You had enough of environmental doomsday stories and can't surrender to a sweet Romcon.

Dated, Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing, Banal

See it if If you didn't see the last sublime revival, you might enjoy it. The dancing is often exhilarating but no one was well cast.

Don't see it if It still comes across as dated despite the unnecessary updates. 1999 production didn't and was more dazzling.

Disappointing, Ambitious, Overrated, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Some excellent hits and stupendous singing of the lead (saw the alternate who does matinees). Good attempt to tell a full story.

Don't see it if However, too much book and songs got truncated and rarely took off. Should have just let the music and the performers dazzle us more often

During previews
Refreshing, Great singing, Disappointing, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if Pleasant music, interesting story, bright staging, good performances. Go if you've never seen it or even if you think you know it.

Don't see it if Almost too much music (songs get abruptly cut off and more than one sliced together) and too much plot (many events that don't develop drama

During previews
Intense, Intelligent, Resonant, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if An intelligent, well written book and not just trite connecting songs. Ambitious in scale and creates an exquisite mood. Vivid characters.

Don't see it if Rather dull overall. Almost too many characters in times of desperation. Hard to concentrating on the meaning of the songs if not familiar

Clever, Dated, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if Genuinely funny social commentary of a then revolutionary era. Characters are engaging. Clever production design.

Don't see it if The piece now lacks the satirical aspects for the time it was written. The music is kind of monotonous and doesn't add much.

During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Thought-provoking, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if Interesting take on the classic story with with philosophical issues in the forefront. Almost more a performance piece than a play.

Don't see it if Unique staging but quite tedious in the middle. Intentions of the production are unclear.

Refreshing, Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if Brilliant send up of the 1940's melodramatic weepies. Uproarious, inventive and sweet. Surprising staging with actor transformations.

Don't see it if you don't like to have fun. Or, if you have no tolerance for camp.

Midtown W
Indulgent, Absorbing, Cliched, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Generally interesting and entertaining and good writing and acting at times. Important subject matter that has been overdone recently.

Don't see it if Not much more sophisticated than something commonly seen on T.V. At times predictable but the actors pull it off.

The Thin Place
Midtown W
Riveting, Quirky, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if Intriguing discussions of communication with mental powers and to others in the beyond. Often suspenseful and eerie.

Don't see it if Good writing but the middle with other characters feels like filler. Could have used more plot.

Absorbing, Romantic, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting

See it if A rare chance to see this short-lived Broadway musical. Good story, wonderful cast, stellar voices, beautiful costumes, funny and moving.

Don't see it if Decent music but no overall dramatic momentum. Songs exist to make plot points.

Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if No matter how many times you've seen it (or never seen it), this one is something special:incredibly movingextraordinary productionstandards

Don't see it if You can't concentrate for 3 hours and are truly simple headed.

During previews
Resonant, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow, Intelligent

See it if You've never seen it or don't know about the real incident. Overwhelming amount of material for one actor. Good writing that shouldresonat

Don't see it if Actor doesn't have enough variety in his characterizations to keep it interesting. Kind of flat and monotonous overall.

Linda Vista
Midtown W
Resonant, Profound, Ambitious, Funny, Absorbing

See it if profound, perceptive writing and complex, flawed characters. Everyone can identify with some part of their make ups.

Don't see it if play demands concentration: unpleasant situations and not endearing characters. young people may get less from it than people in mid-life

During previews
Indulgent, Overrated, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you don't want real theater but just a light diversion. Sometimes funny and clever but not really enough.

Don't see it if You don't like improv or shows that illicit audience participation.

Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you know the story or don't, it's still relevant and tough. Absorbing and grim and poetic writing.

Don't see it if The drama isn't that emotionally involving. Better at depicting what's going on in the protagonist's head and his inevitable life's path.

Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if For something fun and funny. If you like Rudner and her delivery, you'll have a good time. Cute and feel good show.

Don't see it if It's kind of thin and the songs don't add much. Not grounds breaking.

I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Entertaining, Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you're open to something surprising and weird. Bright production and sweet sentiment. Voices are spectacular. Some clever staging.

Don't see it if Needed to be more fun and a little long and rambling. Might be too quirky for some.

Midtown W
Cliched, Insipid, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Banal

See it if six mild laughs and one absorbing monologue. tries to be fun and entertaining.

Don't see it if another ordinary and overly familiar spin on climate change.

Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if Two colorful and intense central performances, attempts to follow how the media led us to the political and social situation of today.

Don't see it if Doesn't succeed at this or give us much feeling for Murdock. The desperation and sleeziness of Act 2 is compelling

Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if A soaring, opera-like epic with more relevant than ever social themes. Beautifully designed with electrifying performances.Unique,thrilling

Don't see it if you're expecting a conventional musical. Demands concentration for the complex words and leisurely unfolding enormous scale of the narative

Fruiting Bodies
Midtown W
Indulgent, Quirky, Resonant, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if The poetic writing and significant family/societal themes provide some power and absorbing intrigue. Provocative production design.

Don't see it if Ultimately rambling, seems unfocused.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Quirky, Funny

See it if You like absurdist theater. An over the top laugh fest that's often quite funny.

Don't see it if you can't go along with over the top. The social relevance of the themes don't have much impact.

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Resonant, Clever

See it if A witty riff on Chekhov expertly performed by. Feels contemporary and doesn't matter how well you know Uncle Vanya. Clever, universalthemes

Don't see it if Some repetitive speeches so might be a challenge to those with short attention spans.

Midtown E
Great acting, Resonant, Great writing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if sharp writing and heart wrenching performances make this all too real and devastating drama hard to watch and unforgettable.

Don't see it if may be too unbearable to experience if you just want something entertaining.

Actually, We're F**ked
West Village
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Fresh and smart writing, adorable performances, makes important points while still being fun and romantic.

Don't see it if You're tired of environmental and bringing children into the world political plays. You're unable to enjoy Romcons.

During previews
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Funny, Disappointing, Quirky, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if For a cute, topical premise with some hilarious sitcom like "desperate housewives" scenes.

Don't see it if Not enough plot, often bombastic, and an uneasy performance by one of the actors.