Gwen 8322

New York City

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Reviews (73)
83
Quirky, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a wonderful performance by Laura Linney and you want to get inside the head of an unusual woman.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with a linear plot.

86
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Enchanting, Absorbing, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love the score. You love great dancing. You want to see a wonderful young cast and a new take on an old favorite.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional revival.

80
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a well made drama about serious themes, particularly about racism.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light entertainment.

73
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You are a Tony Kushner fan. This is a problem work by a great artist.

Don't see it if You expect another Angels in America

74
Overrated, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You love David Byrne's music and you want to hear some terrific musicians.

Don't see it if You want a show with a plot, characters, a clear trajectory.

85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like to be made to think. You enjoy an out of the box approach to playwriting.

Don't see it if You want to see a conventional play with a conventional plot.

90
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Funny, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy complex, well crafted drama with wonderful acting.

Don't see it if You cannot sit for a long show. You seek a light entertainment.

84
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You enjoy unusual characters. You want to see a wonderful performance by Mary Louise Parker.

Don't see it if You want to see a comedy or a show with big production values.

82
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in exploration of human frailties. You enjoy witty writing and great acting.

Don't see it if You want a show with big production values. You are uncomfortable with frank discussions about and depictions of sex.

82
Make Believe
Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You enjoy thought provoking family drama and black humor.

Don't see it if You want big production values and light entertainment.

90
Octet
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy being made to think. You enjoy a capella singing.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with big production values. You need a linear plot.

85
Ink
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if An enjoy an extremely well acted, thought provoking drama about the business of journalism and about different motivators of human actions.

Don't see it if You want to see something light or romantic.

76
Proof of Love
West Village
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy plays that explore the complexity of relationships and personal identity.

Don't see it if You dislike solo performer shows.

80
Burn This
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Clever, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a fantastic performance by Adam Driver. You like to think about the mysteries of attraction.

Don't see it if You prefer plays about conventional families.

85
Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a surprisingly entertaining look at people we think we know. You want to see a great performance by Laurie Metcalf.

Don't see it if You are not interested in plays with political themes.

82
All My Sons
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if A thought provoking and heartbreaking play. You want to see Annette Benning and Tracy Letts on stage.

Don't see it if You expect it to be as good as the previous production with John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest. You want an uplifting theater experience.

80
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in a different, less sunny production of an American classic.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway style production.

69
Superhero
Midtown W
Cliched, Great singing, Overrated, Quirky

See it if Kate Baldwin give a terrific performance. The sets are excellent.

Don't see it if The story needs work. Kyle McArthur is not up to the role.

96
During previews
Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in women’s rights and learning about the constitution. You enjoy intelligent writing, wit and a fascinating story.

Don't see it if You not open to liberal politics. You dislike monologues. You are looking for big production values or a light entertainment.

Also Heidi Schrek gives a sneakily incredible performance!

80
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see excellent actors. You enjoy single character pieces.

Don't see it if You do not like one man shows. You do not want to watch gratuitously depressing works.

79
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You enjoy a thought provoking play with issues that resonate today. You want to see an interesting example of Lynn Nottage's range.

Don't see it if You dislike plays that are "political." You only enjoy traditionally structured plays.

95
Gatz
Greenwich V
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You love Fitzgerald's beautiful writing and want to experience the magic of theater.

Don't see it if You are not up for a very long (more than 8 hours with breaks) experience. You want elaborate sets and costumes.

78
Great singing, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You want to see wonderful acting and singing.

Don't see it if You expect something deep and thought provoking.

80
Slave Play
East Village
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like provocative drama and enjoy being surprised.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable seeing rather explicit sex on stage. You are not interested the topic of racial prejudice.

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Must see

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan and you enjoy incredible staging and magical effects.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with or do not like the Harry Potter series.

86
Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if See this if you want to see wonderful acting and think about heredity and mental illness.

Don't see it if You want a linear plot and a tidy ending.

70
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Great acting, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see Jane Alexander and James Cromwell on stage. You want a few laughs.

Don't see it if You want to see something unusual or sophisticated.

79
Intense, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You would enjoy an unconventional form of poetry and movement to tell the searing stories of women who are rarely the center of a show.

Don't see it if You prefer conventional plot and character development. You prefer to avoid disturbing topics.

71
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Dated, Great acting

See it if You want an opportunity think about the ways families handle secrets and difficult realities. Aidan Quinn is terrific.

Don't see it if You expect contemporary sensibilities. You want to see a tightly constructed play.

85
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy seeing a talented cast that can sing, dance and act. You appreciate an intense story

Don't see it if You prefer conventional musicals with big production values.

82
Delightful, Dizzying, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy familiar pop music and over the top production values. You seek entertainment as a distraction from reality.

Don't see it if You want a sophisticated or complex drama.

84
During previews
Soft Power
East Village
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy satire and want to think about the status of Asian Americans, China, and the state of our democracy

Don't see it if You want an escape from the current “situation.” You want to see a conventionally structured musical.

70
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Intense, Dated, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You want the opportunity to see a a Tennessee Williams work that is infrequently produced and you want to see Marisa Tomei on stage.

Don't see it if You want to see something uplifting or realistic.

90
Intense, Absorbing, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You love great music and singing. You enjoy mythology.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals. You prefer realism.

75
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy family drama with political content.

Don't see it if You want a light entertainment.

84
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy great acting and singing and want to laugh for an entire evening.

Don't see it if You want to see something deep and meaningful.

85
During previews
Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy stories about family drama and human resilience.

Don't see it if You do not like solo shows. You find descriptions of violence too disturbing.

84
Thought-provoking, Enchanting, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoy musicals with emotional power and a range of musical styles.

Don't see it if You cannot tolerate presentations of violence.

81
Great dance numbers, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the music and dancing of the Temptations and excellent production values.

Don't see it if You don't like jukebox musicals

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy light hearted fun. You enjoy traditional Broadway musicals.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy silliness and comedy.

23
The Mother
Chelsea
Disappointing, Overrated, Confusing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You want to see Isabelle Huppert on stage. You have a relative involved in the production who insists you attend.

Don't see it if You want to see a well written, engaging, entertaining show.

95
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy great acting and creative staging. You like to learn a bit of history, and you enjoy plays that make you think.

Don't see it if You expect realism. You want a light entertainment. You can’t sit for over three hours.

85
During previews
Intense, Resonant, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if To see Glenda Jackson give a great performance. Ruth Wilson and Elizabeth Marvel are also excellent. You are a fan of the play.

Don't see it if You do not like the play. You do not like non traditional casting.

85
During previews
Great dance numbers, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a traditional musical with terrific music, wonderful singing and dancing. You enjoy comedy. You like entertainment as escape.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals. You want to see something serious and deep.

Also And you get to see Kelli O'Hara!

69
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You like Fugard's works and you want to see excellent acting.

Don't see it if You expect something plot driven or if you don't want to be disturbed and depressed.

79
During previews
Clever, Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love Sondheim and you enjoy a clever concept and clever stage business.

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim or you are looking for an upbeat musical.

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense

See it if You want to see great performances. Ethan Hawke is at his best. Paul Dano is also excellent. You enjoy Sam Shepherd’s writing.

Don't see it if You can’t watch violence. You expect narrative which does not go off the rails.

65
Funny, Disappointing, Confusing, Entertaining, Campy

See it if You a a big Cher fan. You love Bob Mackie and want to se his most outrageous looks

Don't see it if You expect an in depth and complete Cher biography.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Intense

See it if You are a fan of the novel. You are open to a new interpretation of a familiar text. You enjoy a serious story and great acting.

Don't see it if You feel that the movie was the only possible interpretation of the novel. You are looking for light entertainment.

80
Downstairs
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see excellent acting by Tyne Daly and you enjoy a good small scale drama.

Don't see it if You will be too disturbed by issues such as domestic violence and mental illness.