glenn m 6154

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Reviews (243)
82
Funny, Slow, Quirky, Refreshing, Delightful
December 5th, 2022

See it if Fun, children's storytelling style theater. Clever references to Peter Pan. Actors get laughs. Creative staging. Cute for young people.

Don't see it if Tedious set up of the story until the action really starts in Act 2. Not funny or witty enough and needed more music. Lacks dramatic depth

95
During previews
Epic, Riveting, Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite
December 5th, 2022

See it if Total masterpiece and the cast is magnificent. Even if you've seen the show, this is the most dramatic and coherent version ever. Stunning!

Don't see it if you have a short attention span. It would be a lot to take in if seeing the show for the first time. Would have liked a more exciting set.

88
KPOP (Broadway)
Midtown W
Dizzying, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful
December 2nd, 2022

See it if Fabulous entertainment with one dazzling production number after another. Beautiful actors that can move and sing. Gorgeous production.

Don't see it if Really more like a concert as what there is of a story is show biz cliche. Hard to understand the structure/concept at first. Just enjoy.

88
During previews
The Far Country
Chelsea
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
December 2nd, 2022

See it if Beautiful writing and performances that move you. Expands on a time in history that most of us have only superficial knowledge. Surprising.

Don't see it if Some scenes are definitely more engaging than others. Can be a little confusing. Have to listen and concentrate. Serious entertainment.

78
During previews
La Race
Upper W Side
Great staging, Intelligent, Cliched, Relevant, Entertaining
December 2nd, 2022

See it if Resonating social issues, enjoyable characters, polished production (for a small theater), distinctive actors.

Don't see it if Characters seemed a little sit-com like and much of their background and later actions were under developed. A little long but not slow.

87
Delightful, Resonant, Great singing, Enchanting
November 28th, 2022

See it if Sensitive story, interesting concept, lovely music.

Don't see it if Felt incomplete, more like an outline, with too much narration.

85
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever
November 24th, 2022

See it if Beautiful language, vivid character portrayals and surprising production design. Eternally entertaining and inspiring. Total tour deforce

Don't see it if Helps if super familiar with the story, otherwise confusing at times. Not much variation in the character portrayals. Darkly lit at first.

80
Clever, Quirky, Indulgent, Confusing, Relevant
November 24th, 2022

See it if Unconventional, witty, psychological study of the dynamics between the sexex. The psychiatrist is amusing. Commentary on male dominance.

Don't see it if Abstract form, not really a play, needed to be longer and requires some research beforehand. Should of had more impact instead just quirky.

87
During previews
Refreshing, Great staging, Delightful, Great singing
November 20th, 2022

See it if Old fashioned entertainment w/ contemporary commentary. Excellent performers, lots of tap, wonderful music, gorgeous production.

Don't see it if No drama driving it forward and not that funny, no real vision to re-do the film.

78
During previews
The Rat Trap
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Resonant, Entertaining
November 16th, 2022

See it if Some witty repartee and enticing design and time period. Gender, class role issues are still relevant. Chance to see seldom performed play

Don't see it if Maybe revolutionary at the time but cliche now with arch, mannered dialogue. Better in the serious dramatic scenes. Actors are not great.

80
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Edgy
November 12th, 2022

See it if A broad, funny, in your face offensive biting social satire. Actors masterfully become new characters. Bright, gaudy costumes and wigs.

Don't see it if It's rather crude and so exaggerated but you have to just go with it. Some of the skits run out of steam. Leaves you with serious themes.

70
During previews
Slow, Romantic, Disappointing, Quirky
November 6th, 2022

See it if Potentially interesting premise. Honest coming of age story with some politics that have applications to present day. Well performed.

Don't see it if Doesn't have much impact. Characters didn't involve me. Politics and personal story is not well connected. Some scenes don't make sense.

90
During previews
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing
November 6th, 2022

See it if Complex, smart writing that illuminates both sides of moral/emotional issues. Epic performances. Stimulating subject encouragingdiscussion

Don't see it if Serious, demanding, long play not for those looking for light diversion. Subject matter is disturbing. A real play for real theatergoers.

92
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great singing, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing
November 3rd, 2022

See it if One of the best and most unique musicals ever. Brilliant writing and intense music. Really makes you think. Memorable performances.

Don't see it if you're looking for mindless entertainment or have a short attention span. Debatable whether the all female cast adds much or has a vision.

80
Intelligent, Cliched, Resonant, Masterful, Absorbing
November 3rd, 2022

See it if Elegant and eloquent writing, sensitive autobiographical story. Blissful to listen to such a great actor reflecting on his memories.

Don't see it if Might miss some of the language or loose the thread of some of the stories. Rather low keyed and his experiences aren't that sensational.

80
Funny, Quirky, Confusing, Great singing, Entertaining
October 31st, 2022

See it if Enjoyable escapism, kind of fun, bright and lively production, a few great singers and some catchy songs. Feels like "Little Shop"& "Ave Q"

Don't see it if Will miss the parody but can mostly follow it even if not familiar with the show. Gets kind of convoluted in the middle. A little drawnout

68
During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal
October 27th, 2022

See it if you have to see every new musical. Witty story that is hard to decipher here. Young kid is good. Endless inventive costumes and wigs.

Don't see it if Not involving, hard to follow if you haven't seen the film, actors lack the charisma of the film. Not one good song.

82
During previews
You Will Get Sick
Midtown W
Quirky, Resonant, Great acting, Funny, Clever
October 20th, 2022

See it if Really interesting and different, for real theater goers. Confounding, provocative. Lavin and the main actor are truly great.

Don't see it if Too abstract and ethereal for some and bizarre. May not get involved or understand anything it's trying to say.

65
During previews
Slow, Quirky, Indulgent, Excruciating, Confusing
October 20th, 2022

See it if Amusing idea to have the 3 actors play various famous members of different cultures. Interesting points about family relations.

Don't see it if All talk and no action. Really tedious and hard to follow which family relation the actors are playing. Confusing and overly long.

85
Overrated, Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing
October 13th, 2022

See it if Makes you think about people with disabilities and put yourself in their place. Vivid, memorable characters and universal human themes.

Don't see it if Makes you a little uncomfortable. Subject matter is excellent but writing isn't that accomplished.

80
Great acting, Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious, Profound
October 2nd, 2022

See it if Astonishing achievement to memorize and perform a piece that seems formless and mostly word play. Strangely spellbinding tour de force.

Don't see it if No real plot and requires concentration. It's one man and no real staging. Quirky and esoteric, confusing and confounding in a good way.

86
During previews
Confusing, Ambitious, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing
September 29th, 2022

See it if Many powerfully written scenes that are spellbinding. Truly epic, intense, requires concentration. Historically important themes.

Don't see it if So many family members that aren't well defined and it's confusing. Needed to be longer! Scholarly presentation of familiar subject matter

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting, Edgy, Intense
September 28th, 2022

See it if Provocative theater that's quite powerful and shocking. Interesting character dynamics that keeps you on edge. Terrific acting and staging

Don't see it if Racial issues and gritty subject matter might turn some off. First act meanders and doesn't gather as much momentum as later. Tough slang.

82
Funny, Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever
September 22nd, 2022

See it if Kind of fun with some clever plot twists. Historical references keep it interesting. Characters have depth. Portrayal of Nixon is hilarious

Don't see it if A little talky in the middle and that section not funny enough. Should have moved more briskly. A small scale production overall.

85
Jasper
Midtown W
Great writing, Intense, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing
September 22nd, 2022

See it if Exquisitely acted and beautifully moving. Honest, real and enthralling. Kind of unusual topic.

Don't see it if Would be too depressing for some. A lot of dialogue and not much plot. Really a three character, how would you behave in his situation.

72
During previews
This Beautiful Future
West Village
Clever, Slow, Indulgent, Resonant, Intelligent
September 18th, 2022

See it if Good concept with themes everyone can relate to. Casts consists of 2 old pros (Austin Pendleton never rests!) and 2 newcomers.

Don't see it if Rather trivial and vapid writing and kind of slow.

70
Los Otros
Midtown W
Slow, Confusing, Banal, Relevant, Great singing
September 18th, 2022

See it if Two very good singers, some melodious music with some social issues.

Don't see it if Music not memorable and tells stories that seem random and rambling with little plot development. Minimal production.

78
Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense, Confusing, Profound
September 11th, 2022

See it if Separate storytelling of interrelated fables. Often intense and emotional. A striking, elaborate production design. Some vivid actors.

Don't see it if A little tedious and hard to follow. As time progresses, the more modern ones are more accessible. Not that dramatically involving.

83
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing
September 6th, 2022

See it if Beautiful, poetic, accomplished writing. Interesting story with current political themes. A memory play with different possible threads.

Don't see it if Repetitive structure distances you from the drama. Two central characters and the other 3 play multiple roles, some trivial.

70
Two Jews Talking
Midtown W
Disappointing, Funny, Dated, Banal, Fluffy
September 5th, 2022

See it if A chance to see Linden and Koppel who still have great comic timing. Occasionally funny and a little touching. Old fashion type humor.

Don't see it if Rather slight with not enough depth nor funny enough. Two short skits really and hardly a well developed play.

92
Must see, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing
August 20th, 2022

See it if Truly funny and touching. A lot of story and a lot of substance. Cast totally excels and Crystal's energy and charm are inexhaustible.

Don't see it if don't want to laugh or get involved in a rich story. There's so much going on for a change instead of just the usual mindless musical flash

88
Edgy, Resonant, Relevant, Funny, Great writing
August 19th, 2022

See it if Extremely funny, perceptive and ultimately moving with the concluding poetic reflections. Encourages you to look at the issues in a new way

Don't see it if you're turned off by one person comedy shows...but this is so much more. This is not a flashy, big production.

65
During previews
Patience (2st)
Upper W Side
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating, Indulgent
August 15th, 2022

See it if Attempts to illuminate the inner feelings and thoughts of a variety of types of characters. Explores characters outside your usualexperiene

Don't see it if Gives you no feeling of the sport of solitaire. Rather awful writing and even worse performances. Not involving.

80
During previews
Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic
August 11th, 2022

See it if Focus is on a sweet and breezy pop score and pleasant tolerance message rather than language laden book scenes. Bright production.

Don't see it if Hardly a traditional reading of the play-- it's almost non-existent. Many non-professional real people is part of the charm. Not muchdrama

87
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing
August 7th, 2022

See it if A great story, beautiful, disturbing, moving, relevant, epic. Intense lead performance and others are vivid too. For serious theater goers

Don't see it if The storytelling is not always done in the most effective way but there's a lot to it. Production is a little stylized. Missed some lines.

84
Oresteia
Upper E Side
Great acting, Indulgent, Epic, Edgy, Absorbing
July 29th, 2022

See it if Intense, provocative epic theater. Powerful acting, interesting and absorbing themes.

Don't see it if Not everything works and it's long but doesn't feel it. Some quirky and confusing sections.

88
Intense, Quirky, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing
July 26th, 2022

See it if Electrifying production of a classic. Intricately designed costumes & scenery, powerful performances. Religious hypocrisy, familyconflicts

Don't see it if you need something sweet and fluffy. Play is unsettling and shrill.

80
For a previous production
Slow, Edgy, Resonant, Indulgent, Intelligent
July 17th, 2022

See it if If you know only the sanitized movie, the play is surprisingly abrasive with underlying humor. Overripe, poetic writing,extravangant acting

Don't see it if Acoustics and sound are not good (but may improve). Maggie is the weakest link. If you seen too many productions, you can miss this one.

90
Chains
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
July 17th, 2022

See it if Exquisitely acted and sumptuous production of a little known masterpiece. A real shocker in it's day but still provocative & meaningful.

Don't see it if Not a lot of action so a little talky and slow by today's standards. Not for those looking for mindless fluff.

82
Slow, Disappointing, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining
July 7th, 2022

See it if A chance to see a show that's rarely done on stage. Good music, sumptuous costumes, enjoyable performances. 2nd half of first act terrific.

Don't see it if Book is all about the love story and is a drag. Uninteresting set, choreography doesn't add anything. Sweet & funny performances underwhelm

78
Quirky, Indulgent, Entertaining, Overrated, Cliched
July 3rd, 2022

See it if Rather good acting, potentially powerful set-up, some humor and pathos, nice production.

Don't see it if Situation felt contrived and cliched. Not fully developed with ordinary writing. Not funny or moving enough. Felt incomplete.

70
53% OF
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Insipid, Quirky, Slow, Banal
June 30th, 2022

See it if Attempts to be a breezy and witty social and political satire. Potentially interesting structure and twists.

Don't see it if Writing not sophisticated enough or funny enough. No character development, no plot, doesn't go anywhere and gets tedious.

70
Corsicana
Midtown W
Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Banal
June 30th, 2022

See it if You're curious to see what the writer of the brilliant "Heroes of the 4th turning" is up to (won't believe it's the same person).

Don't see it if No character development, no plot, boring, not believable, rather pointless. Another Sam Gold annoyingly deconstructive staging.

80
Ambitious, Quirky, Overrated, Funny, Resonant
June 30th, 2022

See it if For Tracy Lett's witty humor and you know he's going to have a bit of a twist. The serious section is quite compelling. Large cast.

Don't see it if Not much overall and the funny stuff becomes repetitive and doesn't go anywhere. Not big enough for Broadway.

92
During previews
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Clever, Funny, Delightful
June 30th, 2022

See it if Witty exploration of teenage angst amidst the "Mean Girls" that is high school. Variety of rich music, handsome production, funny andmoving

Don't see it if I guess you can critique the elements that don't work entirely but it's impossible not to be charmed and moved. A lot going on which isgood

85
Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing, Raunchy, Great acting
May 30th, 2022

See it if A really good time: laugh out loud funny, tuneful songs, showy performances. Underlying themes are sad and serious.

Don't see it if Humor can be a little juvenile and very raunchy. Makes fun of things that aren't really funny.

82
Intelligent, Quirky, Resonant, Ambitious, Entertaining
May 30th, 2022

See it if Interesting, unusual premise, tuneful music, outstanding leading lady. Chance to see a rarely performed show.

Don't see it if A little repetitive and doesn't gather dramatic momentum.

80
Overrated, Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing
May 26th, 2022

See it if Exquisitely written seemingly small play that deals with the really big issues. Vibrant and honest. Rather intense for serious theatergoers

Don't see it if Too large theater and static staging keep you removed from the drama. No big revelations until the existential ending.

83
Clever, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing
May 26th, 2022

See it if Good story that makes you think and has characters you care about. Some extremely well written scenes. Interesting family dynamics.

Don't see it if Feels incomplete with an abrupt ending. Characters' reactions at times feel implausible. A little predictable.

80
Andre and Dorine
Midtown W
Indulgent, Relevant, Slow, Resonant, Enchanting
May 21st, 2022

See it if Very theatrical experience with actors in expressive masks. Often moving, dealing with existential life issues and real life experiences.

Don't see it if There is no dialogue and all is conveyed through movement and gestures. A little slow at times.