glenn m 6154

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Reviews (158)
86
During previews
Exquisite, Great singing, Masterful, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if A rediscovery of the great, accomplished musical Yiddish theater. Often moving and ambitious story telling through many eras. Melodious.

Don't see it if Moves quickly and a little superficially for characters with depth to emerge while trying to cover the complete immigrant experience.

90
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if solid old-style play with perceptive insight into the society of the time with still relevant themes. the family conflict is suspenseful

Don't see it if have no patience with expository filler. don't want to listen to beautiful writing and exquisite characters

62
Arlington
Brooklyn
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if For Walsh fans who want to see what he's up to. Avant guard, theatrical, multi-media assault

Don't see it if Big themes but not an engaging plot. Confounding, makes little sense, tedious

93
Ragtime
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Epic, Great singing

See it if you never make the trek to Brooklyn for theater. a new high for the great Gallery. magnificently sung and staged. monumental and moving

Don't see it if no excuse not to see this thrilling production of a great show

78
Intelligent, Slow, Relevant, Absorbing, Disappointing

See it if Will learn about an unfamiliar character in recent Irish history. Still relevant political discussion

Don't see it if Feel monologue laden, talky and undramatic

87
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Resonant, Quirky, Funny

See it if sweet, amusing, sentimental and touching and may make you think about "life" inventive, beautiful staging

Don't see it if not your typical hard-sell, razzle-dazzle, over the top musical. something sensitive, bitter-sweet for a change

85
During previews
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Delightful, Hilarious, Refreshing, Clever, Quirky

See it if absorbing rich tale with insights into timeless human behavior. inventive staging and hilarious performances

Don't see it if no tolerance for whimsy or actors playing more than one role or something very broad

85
The View UpStairs
East Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Resonant, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if endearing characters, several excellent songs, immersive production design, and surprising and still relevant story

Don't see it if don't like to be part of festival, environmental theater, think the characters are clichéd and familiar (but stick it out)

80
Chess Match No. 5
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if don't mind something avant-guard, philosophical and imaginatively presented

Don't see it if need a conventional plot and have short attention spans

80
During previews
The Moors
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Slow, Quirky, Clever

See it if amusing send-up of Bronte inspired tale of romance and evil. actors are broadly amusing and production design evocative.

Don't see it if goes on too long, a little unfocused and repetitive until some true hilarity breaks out.

84
The Present
Midtown W
Absorbing, Dizzying, Intense, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Just good theater: witty and over the top, exhausting, attention demanding, clever update of Chekhov

Don't see it if Have a low boredom threshold, aren't willing to pay attention, or the extravagance of it gets on your nerves.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Cliched, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if Go along for a mysterious yarn, intriguing setting, enjoyable characters.

Don't see it if Doesn't quite deliver: some flat dialogue that isn't funny enough and plot not that surprising.

80
During previews
Fade
West Village
Cliched, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Clever word play and resonant topical commentary.

Don't see it if Don't like "two people of different backgrounds gain an understanding" scenarios with an overly familiar "plot twist".

78
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Cliched

See it if rich story with interesting historical background. Very cinematic with scenes that build a sense of mystery.

Don't see it if Intriguing mystery doesn't deliver an dramatically intense conclusion. A little unfocused and bland along the way.

77
During previews
Yours Unfaithfully
Midtown W
Banal, Intelligent, Slow, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if To experience a well written, elegantly produced period piece

Don't see it if You need tension and drama. Interesting themes but entirely talky.

88
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you want a solid, well-written, vividly acted, imaginatively staged, entertaining courtroom drama.

Don't see it if you're expecting an innovative military, courtroom drama or have no patience for a lot of poetic writing (remember when that was the norm?)

85
Dead Poets Society
East Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if literate, poetic writing with an enchanting story. Sudeikas is charismatic and a natural on stage.

Don't see it if expect as much depth as the film

79
During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant, Fluffy

See it if want pure entertainment with more relevant themes as the show progresses. witty production design

Don't see it if get bored quickly which first appears to be overly familiar sit-comish drama

87
Evensong
Queens
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

See it if for realistic drama, relevant current issues, beautiful and heartfelt acting

Don't see it if conventional storytelling with a tidy conclusion

90
Public Enemy
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you think the original is talky and undramatic, this witty update is vivid and stimulating. A revelatory central performance.

Don't see it if You want mindless entertainment. Otherwise, any serious theatergoer shouldn't miss it.

80
During previews
A Life
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if don't mind being disturbed with heavy issues to think about

Don't see it if bored easily by long talky passages

Also better if you go in knowing nothing about it

85
Strange Country
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if want to experience a darkly humorous dysfunctional family drama that's a little different

Don't see it if tired of low-class dysfunctional families

88
During previews
Great acting, Epic, Masterful, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You want to be surprised: exciting, visceral and violent. Mostly accessible with NY actors in roles unlike anything they've done before.

Don't see it if You have no tolerance for Shakespeare or have a short attention span. Understand why it's considered a "problem play", but it's excellent

72
During previews
A Class Act
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched, Relevant, Indulgent, Dated

See it if you want to see a TV-like court drama that is nevertheless entertaining

Don't see it if for the same reasons!

68
During previews
Simon Says
East Village
Disappointing, Cliched, Confusing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if enjoy spiritual, meaning of life discussions

Don't see it if you want real action and more than a talky discussion

80
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if in the mood for a pleasant, amusing lark, a clever satire of over the top melodramas of yore

Don't see it if want something important and not just pure entertainment

83
During previews
Zero Hour
Midtown W
Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if good old anecdotes with still relevant themes. good old-style humor and gives you a feel for this larger than life personality

Don't see it if it helps if you remember Mostel a little bit. less compelling if you don't like contrived nature of the one person inan imaginary interview

90
During previews
Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Enchanting

See it if Brilliant social-satire, farce that still feels current. exquisite cast, lush production and constantly funny

Don't see it if have limited patience for broad farce and have no sense of humor

72
During previews
Banal, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if actors are strong musicians, shackleton story still fascinates

Don't see it if tedious, won't care about the characters, charmless, showcase for the actress's musician skills.

73
During previews
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Indulgent, Intelligent

See it if you're willing to be immersed in an unusual theater experience. Some intriguing writing and truths about our present world.

Don't see it if Quite tedious, your thoughts will wonder as to where it's going and then you'll be perplexed at what it was suppose to be.

75
During previews
Disappointing, Relevant, Slow, Entertaining, Banal

See it if fairly interesting premise, good actors, themes that translate to modern times

Don't see it if very little going on and don't get a feeling for the way the characters have transformed with time (especially what Torval was like).

90
Cry Havoc!
West Village
Absorbing, Intense, Resonant, Riveting, Edgy

See it if A spell-binding tale of family abuse and military psychological trauma. Play adds new depths to Shakespeare's writing.

Don't see it if You're worn down by an assault on your senses that makes you think and feel.

85
Absorbing, Exquisite, Edgy, Great staging, Intense

See it if powerful, mesmerizing experience that is totally relevant to the world today

Don't see it if you need a lot of plot, get offended by racial denigration, get bored with stage theatrics

72
The Penitent
Chelsea
Banal, Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if for the unusual Mametesque speech cadences.

Don't see it if had potential to be intense but so uneventful and bland.

93
Absorbing, Exquisite, Edgy, Intense, Riveting

See it if Mesmerizing, you can't take your eyes off of Dixon. Blissful storytelling, vividly brings the great George Rose to life along with darkside

Don't see it if If you weren't around or don't know anything about Rose, play would be less compelling

80
Peer Gynt
East Village
Ambitious, Dizzying, Great singing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if a dynamic rock score and sprawling travelogue carries you away

Don't see it if overlong and repetitious themes. some excellent songs and sharp scenes, others just tedious

80
During previews
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Overrated, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny

See it if You like thought- provoking, moral challenging plays about how we live today

Don't see it if Slow scenes with little dialogue annoy you along with continuous, unnecessary stage business

83
Clever, Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You want to hear sophisticated music, passionately performed. An unusual concept, witty and intelligent.

Don't see it if Expect a lot of plot, get bored with song after song not varying much in emotion or meaning.

62
Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you want to see an attempt at a serious, complex, psychological relationship play and want to see what Pendleton is up to

Don't see it if overly long, tedious, not believably, not well written or staged

75
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you're opened to something murky and mysterious with resonant themes

Don't see it if are annoyed by sparse dialogue and stage pauses and no simplistic resolutions

77
For a previous production
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if for Yazbeck's unpredictable, witty, and sharp music and lyrics. sensitive drama that developes individual stories in an interesting manner.

Don't see it if you have not patience for something different that remains a little flat and never really takes off.

70
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Edgy, Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you don't mind a disturbing, nasty, very dark disfunctional family comedy-drama

Don't see it if you want a feel good family story for the holidays, with neatly wrapped up resolutions

90
During previews
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Masterful

See it if you've never seen the show! even if you have, it's so funny and unconventional and touching with vivid performances

Don't see it if you don't like joyous entertainment.

80
During previews
Coriolanus
West Village
Relevant, Indulgent, Dizzying, Intense, Quirky

See it if You want to see a lesser known Shakespeare. Relevant to today's politics. Showy and vibrant

Don't see it if Want a quiet evening-- very over the top and a lot of screaming but it keeps you interested.

76
Indulgent, Intelligent, Profound, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if curious about Nat Turner and have patience for poetic writing and little plot

Don't see it if get bored easily by repetition and lack of traditional action

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Original

See it if open to a subtle sensitive story about the way we live now. memorable characters and imaginative staging

Don't see it if want razzle dazzle broadway musical overkill

90
The Golden Bride
Financial
Delightful, Masterful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if masterfully done operetta, gorgeous singing,sentiment, emotion, farce all at once-gives you an understanding of why these shows were popular

Don't see it if no tolerance for sweet entertainment, bored with hardly surprising plots and broad characters

83
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if an original, clever trifle and Ferguson gives the many characters a lot of emotion

Don't see it if one-man show are not enough for you

86
Himself and Nora
West Village
Ambitious, Entertaining, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if want to be surprised by the unusual, extraordinary life of Joyce. vivid characters and thought provoking.

Don't see it if no interesting in historical, literary figures and don't want to take a chance on something when you don't what to expect

73
The Effect
West Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if want to think and be challenged and you hate drug companies! --some explosive scenes

Don't see it if you want a conventional, feel good story.