Haruki

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Reviews (106)
70
Ambitious, Great singing, Great writing, Raunchy

See it if you like musicals in an intimate setting, having actors perform all around you, and/or young theater makers trying to create something new.

Don't see it if you want a light-hearted fun or don't like strong sexual themes. No matter where you sit you'll be blinded by spotlights at times.

Also I saw a final dress rehearsal. Sound levels were very uneven due to mi... Read more Read less

75
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you love musicals and want to take a trip down the memory lane with Hal Prince's masterpieces. Tony Yazbeck is amazing.

Don't see it if you haven't seen any of the musicals featured in the show -- taken out of context many scenes are less effective, particularly Cabaret.

88
Power Over POTUS
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you're dismayed with the current political climate, and want a good laugh.

Don't see it if you don't find political jokes funny.

50
During previews
Ace
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you're a fan of Ted Greenberg.

Don't see it if you want a well-executed play. The performance and direction detracted a lot from the writing.

75
The Sardi's Tour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Interesting

See it if you want to know more about deep history of Broadway and its dining staple.

Don't see it if you want to see a theater show.

70
Cliched, Funny, Slow, Relevant

See it if you like Michael Moore's work.

Don't see it if you're looking for a theatre show or a comedy show, don't like Michael Moore, or can't sit through 2.5 hours with no intermission.

70
Fulfillment Center
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you'll be content just watching glimpses of everyday people in everyday lives.

Don't see it if you want plays to have strong message. It was thoroughly enjoyable but I have no idea what the playwright wanted to do with it.

80
During previews
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Refreshing, Slow

See it if you like the novel. The play captures Philip's struggles with many of his relationships (romantic or otherwise) well.

Don't see it if you want comedy or don't like melodrama. The show runs a bit long for a straight play.

70
J&K: 1965
Lower E Side
Ambitious, Quirky, Slow, Refreshing

See it if you like immersive theater, non-conventional plays, and interacting with characters.

Don't see it if you want to sit in comfy chairs and watch a play unfold without participating in it.

Also The play is performed in outdoor public parks. As such, I'm not sure w... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great music, Fluffy

See it if you like Broadway musicals but want to see something different.

Don't see it if you're looking for plot-heavy musicals. The music and staging is great but the plot is a bit thin.

60
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

See it if you like family drama without much action.

Don't see it if you want witty and thought-provoking theater.

75
During previews
Marry Harry
Midtown E
Enchanting, Delightful, Cliched, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like fast-paced rom-com.

Don't see it if you want to see something more substantial than a cute little entertainment.

70
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like small-scale musicals with good music.

Don't see it if you want all the bells and whistles that come with Broadway shows.

85
Spamilton
Midtown W
Great writing, Hilarious, Masterful, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you love Hamilton but can't see Hamilton. It's a lough out loud parody.

Don't see it if you don't know anything about Hamilton.

80
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Raunchy, Cliched

See it if you don't have kids and seeing a Broadway show for the first time.

Don't see it if you've seen it somewhere else or on film. The recent cast isn't as good as it used to be.

82
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Riveting

See it if you love Gloria Estefan. The cast sings great and music is so much fun.

Don't see it if you don't like Gloria Estefan's music or you don't like musicals with predictable plot.

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you want entertaining show with feel-good message and great music. Cyndi Lauper does well to integrate her style into musical.

Don't see it if you don't like Cyndi Lauper songs or looking for a tragedy.

80
Cats
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you've never seen Broadway musical. The music is great even after decades.

Don't see it if you're looking for a story. It's based on poems and doesn't have a "plot".

85
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great singing, Exquisite, Indulgent

See it if you love Glenn Close. Lloyd Webber's music with 40-piece orchestra. Doesn't get much better than that.

Don't see it if you need "contemporary" material. It's not outdated, but it's still 23 years old.

88
The Infinite Wrench
East Village
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you want a solid off-the-beaten-path entertainment. Actors have so much energy and the writing is very thoughtful and thought-provoking.

Don't see it if It's a series of very short acts -- 30 of them in 1 hour. Not for someone who wants to see a "story".

90
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to see a beautiful large-scale production of a wonderful story.

Don't see it if you like small plays or musicals -- for a play there's a lot of visual effects.

75
During previews
Baghdaddy
Midtown W
Funny, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a small-scale musical, political drama, or want to remember how the US used to be 15-20 years ago.

Don't see it if using comedy for serious subject matter isn't your thing.

85
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Intelligent, Resonant, Intense, Great writing, Funny

See it if you want to see heartbreaking dialogue between mother and son, partners and friends.

Don't see it if exploration of domestic relationships doesn't interest you.

55
Performeteria
Gramercy
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Hit and miss

See it if you love off-off Broadway and showcasing of short plays and "sneak peek" of new shows interest you.

Don't see it if you're looking for fully-realized shows. Many segments are just snippets of what's to come and are not self-contained.

40
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Confusing

See it if you're a hard core fan of Talking Heads

Don't see it if you expect quality musical on par with other shows at the Public Theater. The show is about inner faith and not about external conflicts.

70
Great singing, Slow, Quirky

See it if you like small scale musicals and want free shots of whiskey. Some of the music is really good.

Don't see it if you want strong plot in musicals. Music also gets fairly repetitive.

80
The Wild Party
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great singing, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if you love the show, Sutton Foster, or raunchy musical exploring darker themes.

Don't see it if you want a light-hearted entertainment.

75
Turbulence
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Funny, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you like sci-fi spoofs, B movies and a lot of space puns in a short one-act musical.

Don't see it if you want a show with high production value or meaty plot.

75
Ambitious, Great staging, Refreshing, Disappointing

See it if you like musicals in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you don't like Sweeney Todd or other Sondheim musicals.

95
For a previous production
Ambitious, Hilarious, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want a great laugh out loud comedy. As with any well-executed slapstick the technical execution is amazing.

Don't see it if you want to see a serious play.

65
During previews
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy, Confusing

See it if you're a fan of Nancy Opel, or can relate to 55 year old widow instantly.

Don't see it if you don't like time jumps or fluffy show that forces you to relate with protagonist in the first 5 minutes.

60
During previews
Spoon River
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Slow, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You like Spoon River. The music and singing are good, very enjoyable if you think of it as a concert.

Don't see it if You want to see a show/play/musical with a story. The show is bits and pieces of anecdotes, and becomes repetitive after a while.

75
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you like Kevin Kline. The show is throughly entertaining and funny, a decent night out on Broadway.

Don't see it if you're looking for anything more than a light entertainment. Probably not the funniest show you've seen.

60
Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like new musicals and don't mind some stereotyping in service of jokes.

Don't see it if you're looking for a great storytelling, thought-provoking social commentary or depths in characters.

70
Ambitious, Disappointing, Clever, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you want to try immersive theater for the first time, and don't want nudity on stage.

Don't see it if you want to explore on your own a la Sleep No More, or want to see some character development or plot.

95
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you like political drama like Madam Secretary, or you like character/dialogue driven theater with great writing and great acting.

Don't see it if you're looking for a love story, family friendly show or musical.

90
During previews
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Great singing, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you love Sondheim in an intimate theater -- in this stripped down production the actors are superb and the music is amazing.

Don't see it if you want a big production like Broadway shows.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want to learn a bit about cocktails in a fun way while drinking.

Don't see it if you don't drink alcohol.

90
Enchanting, Relevant

See it if you want to learn about Broadway and see interesting designs.

Don't see it if you're looking for a play or a musical. It's an exhibition.

70
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Disappointing, Overrated, Romantic

See it if you're a Disney fan and looking for family-friendly musical.

Don't see it if you expect it to be as good as the Lion King.

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Must see

See it if you like Andrew Lloyd Webber's music or the movie. The kids are simply amazing.

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious story. The moments only with adults are sadly not the strong point.

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you haven't seen it. It's great.

Don't see it if you hate musicals.

70
Church & State
Midtown W
Relevant, Disappointing, Not funny

See it if you want an optimistic political theater.

Don't see it if you expect a "comedy" -- it's not particularly funny.

80
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you like Off-Broadway musicals with some inventive theatricality and fine performance.

Don't see it if you're looking for thought-provoking revelation, dark and serious themes or more than two people on the stage.

75
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Slow, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see a piece of theatre history, with some great writing and strong performance.

Don't see it if you're not up for a 2-hour serious drama with heavy subject matter.

40
During previews
Samara
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if "experimental" justifies slow and incoherent 90 minutes sitting on milk crates.

Don't see it if you want to know what the show was about at the end.

95
Amelie
Midtown W
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you liked the movie. Even if you didn't like the movie or haven't seen it, it's a very cute and whimsical show with great Phillipa Soo.

Don't see it if you're looking for a dark story or activist theater.

80
For a previous production
Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like intelligent solo-shows and stand-up comedy.

Don't see it if you don't like solo-shows or can't sit through 2 hours without intermission.

75
During previews
Beneath The Gavel
Midtown E
Entertaining, Delightful, Confusing, Fluffy

See it if you like contemporary art and want a couple hours of light entertainment.

Don't see it if you don't like audience participation or don't like fine art.

70
The View UpStairs
East Village
Cliched, Great singing, Relevant, Quirky

See it if you love musicals as long as songs are good. Some of the performers are great.

Don't see it if you need good book in addition to good music. It does get its message across but it's a bit unfocused.