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Reviews (177)
80
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Indulgent, Quirky, Relevant, Funny, Delightful

See it if Interesting characters and quite entertaining. Like a sitcom but with some relevant social issues. Fun characters and funny moments.

Don't see it if Often exaggerated and very broad that works against the more serious themes. No real life characters would act so over the top.

77
Slow, Great staging, Indulgent, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if A different type of musical with unusual and strange subject matter. Interesting ideas and lush production. Excellent performances.

Don't see it if Don't really learn anything about the characters and aren't emotionally invested. A little boring and indulgent.

88
Entertaining, Intelligent, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if Well chosen and assembled material. Marvelous dancing, beautiful music, totally delightful, all the performers have a chance to excel.

Don't see it if You're incapable of just luxuriating in great music and dancing. Or, think it's old fashioned?

77
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Indulgent, Resonant, Great acting, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if It's all about the stars (and if you follow the playwright). Some dramatic and well written sections.Potentially interesting familydynamics

Don't see it if Feels like an acting exercise with awkward transitions to events from the past. Doesn't progress as a drama & too episodic to make you care

83
Selling Kabul
Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if A topical drama of people living in desperate circumstances forced to make life changing decisions. Becomes very suspenseful in parts.

Don't see it if It needs severe tightening and feels repetitive. Rather uneven with flat performances at times. Not a pretty, feel good show.

85
Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if A very good production of a classic. Witty, amusing, thought provoking. Totally relevant to today. All the actors have their moments.

Don't see it if you don't want to think or listen carefully or be a little challenged or provoked. Or, may find it a little old fashioned stagy?

92
During previews
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Must see, Profound, Resonant, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Deeply affecting drama with characters you care about along with madcap quirkiness.Beautiful, intelligent music and script, fabulous actors

Don't see it if Not a conventional musical with big production numbers. May not succumb to the broad humor but everyone should be deeply moved.

78
During previews
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Slow, Delightful, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you can't get enough of mysteries. Very cute and entertaining. Will enjoy the twists on the familiar characters. Nice production design

Don't see it if Seemed kind of familiar so not very intense or compelling. Needed to be funnier. Supporting actors playing various roles were a hoot.

85
Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining, Indulgent, Hilarious

See it if Entirely enjoyable and laugh out loud hillarious. Eccentric family melodrama that has familiar types for everyone. Touching and sweet.

Don't see it if you can't let yourself go and just have a good time. Yes, it's sit-com ish and nothing new. A little uneven and awkward in transitions.

82
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Highly theatrical, powerful words and vivid performances. Socially and politically more relevant than ever and still disturbing.

Don't see it if you have trouble concentrating on something serious, talky and demanding. If you're looking for mindless entertainment, don't bother.

81
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Relevant, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if Creative attempt to tell a still relevant sad story. Some edgey musical numbers that succeed in making you uncomfortable. The kid is great

Don't see it if It's a little depressing and overly familiar. A lot of music that isn't often memorable. Second act flows better and is more intense.

94
Intense, Must see, Resonant, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if Something for serious theater goers: intelligent themes, electrifying performances, devastatingly powerful. And a flashy production too.

Don't see it if Hard to take in the complex music on first hearing and may not like dialogue that's mostly sung. Not your traditional razzle dazzle musical

78
Entertaining, Fluffy, Insipid, Quirky, Funny

See it if Often funny, sweet and touching story. Brings back memories of the film. McClure is antic and totally terrific. Entertaining but bland.

Don't see it if No reason to be a musical and music is superfluous but better integrated in the 2nd act. "Production numbers" are silly. Broad perforances

83
Beyond Babel
West Village
Intense, Masterful, Dizzying, Cliched, Absorbing

See it if A dance piece with electrifying performers displaying athletic prowess. Often exciting to watch. For modern dance enthusiasts.

Don't see it if Not really an involving narrative and gets a little tedious. Not much story or substance to discuss but can marvel at the dancer's skill.

77
Persuasion
East Village
Slow, Quirky, Indulgent, Confusing, Funny

See it if 19th C. British class and social commentary with a modern sensibility. Some sharp passages; witty writing. Enjoyable family melodrama

Don't see it if Overly long, confusing characters and their relationships (actors play more than one role). Adaptation has no overall point of view.

72
Intense, Indulgent, Great acting, Edgy, Confusing

See it if Intriguing and surprising to figure out what the play ultimately is really about. Found first half compelling and intensely acted.

Don't see it if Too abstract for some and second half changes gears and gets monotonous (although powerfully acted). Feels incomplete overall.

88
Sanctuary City
West Village
Intense, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if Deals with pressing current issues and is extremely thought provoking. Makes you want to concentrate to piece the story together.

Don't see it if Short, abrupt scenes that comprise the first part can be tedious. Don't expect a compact resolution.

77
Ni Mi Madre
West Village
Great acting, Resonant, Quirky, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if Actor gives a flamboyant performance of his dominating mother. No holds barred and showy acting; potentially interesting subject.

Don't see it if Needed to be longer and less superficial. Main themes were not explored in an involving, meaningful way.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Indulgent, Delightful

See it if Fun and flashy updating of the ultimate sit-com. Language has been simplified with many contemporary references. Bright production design

Don't see it if Rather broad and not always that funny. Purists may not be amused. You'd have to be a real cynic not to enjoy this evening out.

68
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.

80
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

78
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.

80
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

82
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.

78
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

75
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.

82
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.

88
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.

75
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.

72
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.

88
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.

88
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.

75
MsTRIAL
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.

85
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.

85
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.

83
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.

88
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.

78
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.

95
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.

93
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!

75
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.

75
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.

92
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

83
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.

73
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.

88
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.

80
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.

76
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.

80
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.

88
During previews
Little Gem
Chelsea
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.