Gypsy 135

New York City

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Reviews (33)
92
Fairview
Brooklyn
Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You're up for an adventurous evening in the theater.

Don't see it if You can't handle self-reflection.

Also This was a bold production. Thought-provoking and smart and also sligh... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if you enjoy classical plays or are new to classical works.

Don't see it if you are extremely sensitive to visual violence. Nothing is particularly graphic, but you empathize with their pain as an audience member.

Also This production was so well done, I became captivated by the storytell... Read more Read less

75
Great acting, Clever, Edgy, Great scoring, Classic

See it if you're up for an avant-garde rendition of Macbeth.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something more traditionally classical.

Also I think that Shakespeare works best when done with very little spectac... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Fun, Inclusive, Refreshing, Succinct

See it if you like Shakespearean comedies, musical theater, and inclusiveness!

Don't see it if You're in the mood for a drama or something very serious.

Also This show was so much fun. Shaina Taub's hip-hop/R&B/musical theater s... Read more Read less

79
Smart, Intense, Classic, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like a classic interpretation of Othello.

Don't see it if You don't like Othello. The play is very much still intact and problematic.

Also I think the team did their best with the material, but there are just ... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like the cartoon of Spongebob Squarepants, or just physical comedy in general.

Don't see it if You don't like physical comedy (Marx Brothers, 3 Stooges, etc.).

Also Even though I was a huge fan of Spongebob as a kid, I was dubious that... Read more Read less

97
Must see, Masterful, Resonant, Epic, Great acting

See it if You want to see one of the greatest American plays performed by phenomenal actors.

Don't see it if You physically have trouble sitting for 4 hours. It is a marathon of sorts, even though the play is very engaging.

Also I saw Part 2: Perestroika. An exquisite production. I've read the play... Read more Read less

90
Life Is But a Dream
Lower E Side
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Smart, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy a fresh, modern, feminist, comedic translation of Life's a Dream.

Don't see it if you're not up for a fast-paced comedy.

Also The translation of this play is exquisite. Sharp, fun word play and co... Read more Read less

85
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like anything by Lynn Nottage.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of magical realism.

Also A beautifully written play about capitalism, trade, greed, animal crue... Read more Read less

57
Dinner With Georgette
East Village
Confusing, Intense, Text-heavy, Meta, Great acting

See it if you’re up for experimental theater.

Don't see it if you are sleepy. It’s a fast-paced show with a lot of text.

Also This play is metatheatrical, often commenting on its own form in tongu... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Classic

See it if you want to hear those grand old tunes.

Don't see it if you don't like revivals of old musicals because this is a direct copy of the original production.

Also I saw it with Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber, who were wonderful.... Read more Read less

77
Jericho
East Village
Resonant, Intense, Close to original play, Slightly dated, Good acting

See it if you want to see a drama based on a classic.

Don't see it if you don't like Liliom or the musical Carousel.

Also Generally, the play kept my attention and the actors were engaging and... Read more Read less

56
Golden Boy
Brooklyn
Great staging, Disappointing, Great design, Great writing, lackluster acting

See it if you'd like to see this famous play itself on stage.

Don't see it if you're looking for a show that will sweep you off your feet.

Also The show is beautifully directed and designed. No scene is stagnant. T... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Sweet, Great staging, Flat

See it if You'd like a light-hearted show about brief moments in people's lives.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with riveting dramatic tension or conflict.

Also I heard amazing reviews about this show, but it fell flat for me. Some... Read more Read less

100
Brilliant, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you are in the mood for a smart play with social commentary.

Don't see it if you can't handle long stretches of dialogue and few set pieces (which I enjoyed).

Also Brilliant production. The writing has overtly feminist tones and is wo... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Unique

See it if you like plays about family relationships, but with a positive spin.

Don't see it if you don't like theater that's a little unexpected.

Also Sarah Ruhl brings us a lovely play about siblings dealing with their f... Read more Read less

75
Cliched, Light, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You're looking for a light, operetta-like musical with a very feel-good message. See it if you're a Jenn Colella fan.

Don't see it if You'd like to see a musical with depth and real drama. The story doesn't contain much of the underlying pain and hardship of 9/11.

Also The direction, design, and actors are phenomenal. The music is fun to ... Read more Read less

95
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy thought-provoking theater/storytelling.

Don't see it if you're very sleepy. This play is quite wordy (incredibly interesting though!), so if you're not awake enough, you might miss out.

Also This play is deeply personal and therefore universal. It's refreshing ... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Classic, Delightful

See it if You’re up for a fun, classic rendition of Midsummer.

Don't see it if You hate Shakespearean plays.

Also I imagine this version was close to the way Shakespeare imagined it. T... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great writing, Fantastic acting, Smart, Unapologetic, Entertaining

See it if You are ready for a refreshing, feminist play. Like the character she plays, Janet McTeer is one of the best actors of our time.

Don't see it if You don't like plays about theater. But even then, go see this play because it's not really about theater. It's about life.

Also The playwright delivered a bold, unapologetic, smart, humorous, HONEST... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Beloved
Midtown W
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Strange, Confusing

See it if you're up for a wild and strange story about a woman's breakup and ultimate mental breakdown.

Don't see it if you don't like one-woman shows. Although it's crafted well, if you're super tired and can't pay attention, you may not like it.

Also This play was intense. I went from liking the main character and empat... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Funny, Fresh, Fun, Light

See it if You enjoy Shakespearean plays in the round for an evening of comedy and romance.

Don't see it if You don't like theater in the round or Shakespearean plays. Or if you don't like when there are cuts made to Shakespeare.

Also This was a very simple, but successful production of As You Like It wi... Read more Read less

82
Fun, Spectacle, Great dancing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You're looking for an escapist theater experience. This show is very fun to watch and honors the movie perfectly.

Don't see it if You don't like peppy musical comedies like Legally Blonde.

Also The choreography, which makes up 90% of the musical numbers, combined ... Read more Read less

81
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Great singing, Great acting, Moving, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you enjoy pop/rock musical theater and a good mother-daughter story.

Don't see it if You hate predictable storylines or characters.

Also The book of this musical was so strong, I thought it could've function... Read more Read less

73
Fun, Great set design, Great acting, Good directing, Overrated

See it if you want to see a pretty good interpretation of Winter's Tale.

Don't see it if you have expectations for what it should be.

Also Winter's Tale is one of my favorite Shakespearean plays, so I was plea... Read more Read less

90
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you enjoy contemporary plays that reflect how we deal with the aftermath of trauma in a funny, yet serious, and therefore realistic, way.

Don't see it if you want to see very light subject matter.

Also Excellent writing, directing, and acting. The set built a two story se... Read more Read less

92
Touching, Resonant, Great acting, Great music, Endearing

See it if you enjoy rock/pop contemporary musical theater and have ever felt alone in your life.

Don't see it if you are triggered by the topic of suicide, anxiety, or panic attacks.

Also A beautiful musical. The music made me tap my foot and jam out. But th... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Education
Midtown E
Relevant, Smart, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you're in the mood to see contemporary issues tackled in a thorough and meaningful way.

Don't see it if you want to see a comedy or light subject matter.

Also This play is riveting. The writing is rich and poetic, but also modern... Read more Read less

95
Mankind
Midtown W
Entertaining, Smart,, Great acting, Funny, Thoughtful

See it if you're in the mood for a smart, thought-provoking, dark comedy about women's rights and real feminism.

Don't see it if you're looking for a purely entertaining show/spectacle (although this is entertaining).

Also Robert O'Hara brings us a world where women have become extinct due to... Read more Read less

40
Overrated, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if you want to see 2.5 hours of Natasha lusting for Anatole. And if you don't care for dramatic action.

Don't see it if You want to spend that time doing something productive or enjoying yourself.

Also I was very turned off by this show. I could not even *guess* as to why... Read more Read less

73
For a previous production
Hilarious, Silly, Delightful, Long, Quirky

See it if You love slapstick, physical comedy. That's 95% of the show.

Don't see it if You're looking for a story to grab on to. The "story" gets very lost along the way because of the sheer amount of jokes.

Also A very fun show that'll make you laugh out loud. The actors improvise ... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Fun, Geeky

See it if you're a Harry Potter fan, or even have just seen the movies. And if you like physical, satirical comedy.

Don't see it if you don't like Harry Potter.

Also An incredibly fun production! Even if you don't remember every little ... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you enjoy dramas about deep, complex relationships.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate good theater!

Also I was entranced by the storytelling in this play. Based on a real writ... Read more Read less