Grace 8086

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Reviews (38)
Medea (BAM)
Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you're a Rose Byrne fan - appreciate modern reinterpretations of classics

Don't see it if you avoid stories involving violence - are a stickler for the classics

Also I enjoyed Rose Byrne's performance so much that I returned the followi... Read more Read less

During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Quirky, Dated, Raunchy, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you've never seen Jane Alexander or James Cromwell perform on stage

Don't see it if over-the-top/sit com humor isn't your thing

Racist, Unintelligent, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you love South Park - comfortable with blatant racism - you can get inexpensive tickets

Don't see it if you avoid pointless, dated, and irreverent humor

Also Extremely disappointed by this show after having wanted to see it for ... Read more Read less

Slow, Intelligent, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're up for a different Broadway experience - enjoy audience participation

Don't see it if you're expecting a flashy magic show - dread being picked for audience participation - you can't keep secrets

Also The Broadway venue was too large for this show - I would've preferred ... Read more Read less

Masterful, Great singing, Edgy, Funny, Clever

See it if appreciate and/or want to learn about improv arts - in need of A LOT of laughter - unusual and FUN theater experience - audience involvement

Don't see it if don't like contemporary music - off- color language offends - eager audience participation annoys

Also Every performance is unique and I was fortunate to experience a Hamilt... Read more Read less

Profound, Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love or want to learn about the important contributions of King/Goffin and Weil/Mann to music and American history

Don't see it if Don't care for American music from the 1960's and 70's.

The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if to support the Classic Stage Company - enjoy intimate settings with talented singers and piano playing - spontaneous audience participation

Don't see it if don't enjoy period pieces related to struggling American workers in the early 20th Century. Old-timey accents and dialogue make you cringe

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Hilarious, Must see, Masterful, Clever

See it if You LOVE the theater & support diversity in the arts. You have the opportunity to go - don't give up on the lottery. Believe the hype!

Don't see it if You only care for traditional musicals.

Also I was fortunate to win the lottery. The theater staff was exceptionall... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You're a fan of Clay and/or Ruben. Like cheesy holiday shows.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy over-the-top holiday shows. Don't care for Ruben and/or Clay's performance styles.

Also I'm not a fan of either Clay or Ruben but did enjoy them on American I... Read more Read less

Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if You enjoy quirky stories about why some one should not procreate - you need a light, funny but still profound theater experience.

Don't see it if You're not in the mood for comedy or a one-person performance - don't enjoy Mike Birbiglia's sense of humor.

Relevant, Profound, Great acting

See it if are drawn to stories on U.S. race relations - support artists of color - DeWanda Wise's powerful perfomance

Don't see it if You're not in the mood for an intense drama with challenging subject matters.

Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Great acting, Funny, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You can't resist NY/Brooklyn based stories - learning about NY/Brooklyn history - appreciate a diverse cast

Don't see it if You do not have patience with slow-moving plays that don't pay off.

Also Play started off very promising - unique story interesting set and str... Read more Read less

Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if you can handle an uncomfortable show about difficult issues of sexual abuse w/ extreme graphic language - especially by Kiersey Clemons

Don't see it if Can't handle uncomfortable issues involving misogyny, exploitation and sexual and child abuse

Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Slow

See it if are interested in family care-giving issues - a fan of Lois Smith - supporting works by new playwrights - handle family feuds

Don't see it if you tend to avoid find family - end-of-life - care giving issues - get restless during slow-moving stories

Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you enjoy learning about other cultures & being transported - appreciate middle eastern music - enjoy unique theatrical experiences

Don't see it if do not care about issues in the middle east - you dislike world music

Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Funny

See it if can't resist an old-fashioned musical with exquisite choreography and sets - LOVE Bernadette Peters.

Don't see it if dated stories don't appeal to you.

Great acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if the amazing cast justifies the uninteresting story - you can handle slow moving 3 hour plays.

Don't see it if 3-hour dramas immersed with religious references

Funny, Profound, Relevant, Clever

See it if you're into quirky sibling stories that tackle important social issues

Don't see it if you have no patience for quibbling families.

Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you're a devoted Eve Ensler fan and want to learn more about her personal and health challenges.

Don't see it if you expect the show to be more about Ensler's charitable work and less about the playwright.

During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Uncompelling, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you seek offbeat theater experiences - diverse casts - works by female playwrights

Don't see it if you don't care to hear personal stories and songs of sadness/disappointment that aren't very interesting. I admit - one was touching.

Also The ushers announced the show was 65 minutes with intermission. I was ... Read more Read less

Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Clever, Daring

See it if you want to be challenged by difficult and sensitive social issues - you are drawn to bold and unique theater

Don't see it if you are offended by explicit sexual language and acts - you tend to be uncomfortable with the important subject of race relations

Also It is intentional that there isn't much information about the play. Be... Read more Read less

Confusing, Ambitious, Great singing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if your are drawn to non-traditional casting and staging - up for a brave revival of a well-known classic

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable sitting in a fully lighted theater - looking for a traditional musical experience

Also I wasn't familiar with any previous film/theater production or the sto... Read more Read less

During previews
Relevant, Wonderful dancing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if ADRIENNE WARREN - just give her the Tony NOW! - support stories of extraordinary and strong women - love the music of the 70's & 80's

Don't see it if have difficulties with stories that involve spousal abuse

Also Wanted to LOVE this show but the second half was disappointing - full ... Read more Read less

During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Loud, Indulgent, Excruciating, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if Like to see shows during previews & can handle scenes that should be edited - support Laura Pels theater - gravitate towards diverse casting

Don't see it if left your earplugs at home - sensitive to stage cigarette smoke (there's a lot of it throughout the show)

Boring, Loud, Raunchy, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if you can handle loud productions (but ear plugs are still highly recommended), Meat Loaf fan, Lena Hall fan.

Don't see it if You're looking for intelligent theater. You don't care for raw/amateur productions. Tend to avoid overly loud musicals with poor audio.

Midtown W
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Funny, Clever

See it if Have respect and interest in different languages and cultures. Up for a very original theatrical experience.

Don't see it if Don't care for experimental and daring theater experiences.

Also I was fortunate to see the show twice . The actor's connection to the ... Read more Read less

During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Relevant, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid, Dizzying

See it if Colin Quinn fans. Don't mind a deluge of social topics presented randomly. Storytelling skills aren't imperative to you.

Don't see it if Have trouble keeping up with various lot of perspectives that are presented incoherently. Transitions among topics tend to be awkward.

Midtown W
Disappointing, Relevant, Resonant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in immigrant and refugee issues - you like to support female playwrights - you are interested in the stories of Iraqis.

Don't see it if you don't care for slow-moving stories that are absorbing and have interesting characters but leave you lacking at the end.

During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Resonant

See it if are drawn to stories on race relations - are in the mood for an intense drama - Kerry Washington!

Don't see it if you are not in the mood for an intense drama that addresses sensitive and difficult subject matters

Girls & Boys
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Intense

See it if You can handle disturbing references to violence - enjoy intimate performances - you like Carey Mulligan - enjoy supporting small theater

Don't see it if Are sensitive to issues of violence - do not enjoy single-actor performances

Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if for fans only - enjoy celebrating & dancing to Donna's music with like-minded fans- are drawn to stories about artists - esp. women of color

Don't see it if you avoid the jukebox show format - not a true Donna fan.

Also Had very low expectations based on others reviews so for fellow Donna ... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Profound, Clever

See it if are seeking a special theatrical experience - both visually and emotionally, you support important plays and playwrights

Don't see it if you don't care for LGBTQ or progressive issues - can't handle the marathon running time.

Also Don't be nervous about the lengthy running time - intermissions are th... Read more Read less

During previews
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Funny, Profound, Relevant, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if care about LGBTQ issues - a Modern Family/Jesse Tyler Ferguson fan - appreciate diversity in casting.

Don't see it if do not support progressive issues

Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if can't resist the amazing cast - esp Denzel & David Morse - can handle an almost 4 hr play - enjoy NYC stories from the early 20th Century

Don't see it if you prefer to avoid dated, misogynistic stories - can't handle long plays (almost 4 hours)

Also The intermissions are spaced out well - 10 minutes after 75 minutes - ... Read more Read less

For a previous production
Great acting, Intense, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you're a Vonnegut fan - love to support small theaters - can handle a 2.5 hour unconventional play

Don't see it if you don't have the patience for a slow-moving, 2.5 hour unconventional play.

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Resonant, Slow

See it if you were a Dawson's Creek fan, care about disability issues and appreciate diverse casting

Don't see it if don't have patience for slow storytelling

Good for Otto
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Profound, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if you appreciate intimate performances by an iconic cast - despite the deluge of too many stories and characters. A seat on stage is a must!

Don't see it if you have little patience for a slow-paced and sometimes frustratingly superfluous characters and stories.

Also The cast is seated with the on-stage audience which makes for a wonder... Read more Read less

Clever, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you need a laugh - enjoy creative on person performance

Don't see it if campy does not do it for you - don't like one person performances.