Helene 6331

Manhattan | Female

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Reviews (66)
69
During previews
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Clever staging, excruciating self destruction

See it if A tale of obssession and poor choices interests you. Act II will reward your patience.

Don't see it if You can't bear the pain of watching the protagonist self destruct in Act One.

79
Raw Bacon from Poland
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Cliched

See it if An evening of mostly absorbing drama about PTSD interests you. There's little boredom here.

Don't see it if If you are put off by an aggressive protagonist and a cliched ending.

Also The protagonist is angry, violent and rebellious, in denial, and very ... Read more Read less

82
The Roundabout
Midtown E
Clever

See it if If you enjoy witty, amusing drawing room comedy

Don't see it if If you loathe period pieces.

Also Very strong first act, light, amusing and entertaining. But the second... Read more Read less

65
God of Vengeance
Midtown W
Excruciating

See it if If you're undisturbed by Judaism presented as a mere mass of debased superstition.

Don't see it if Characters with no ethical center trouble you.

Also A Yiddish speaking audience in 1908 would have understood that the ver... Read more Read less

80
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing enough,but not moving

See it if You like family drama.

Don't see it if If somewhat improbable events to serve the script bother you, if you are looking for greatness.

Also Not impressive, acceptable.

65
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Simultaneously dull and moderately interesting

See it if You have no objections to farce, have superlative hearing and a lot of patience.

Don't see it if You dislike farce, you don't want to be bored for half of this lengthy, moderately interesting and occasionally amusing production.

Also Better suited to a smaller space. Some dialogue inaudible. Overall, ex... Read more Read less

92
Riveting, Great acting

See it if You want to be moved as well as amused. You appreciate fine acting, a coherent story line.

Don't see it if You dislike intense plays, you want a light hearted musical.

Also Not a moment's boredom. Great set, too. Riveting.

79
The Front Page
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to be reduced to helpless laughter. If you love classic plays, appreciate an authentic set and love Nathan Lane,

Don't see it if You can't bear a slowish first act and you think three hours is too long. If you think the past isn't "relevant".

Also Set is a shabby office, lifted right out of the '20s, down to the hall... Read more Read less

68
During previews
The Enchantment
Soho/Tribeca
Intense, Banal

See it if You want to relive the suffering and blindness of young love. If you don't mind a predictable ending.

Don't see it if If not.

73
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Great acting

See it if You like drawing room plays. Has charm, is an engrossing tale of painful sibling rivalry, but feels unfinished.

Don't see it if You dislike period pieces.

89
Resonant, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You like great drama. Greed, ambition, vengeance. The forces arrayed against women.

Don't see it if You're not interested in serious drama.

Also The NY Times review, for once, described this play perfectly. Laura Li... Read more Read less

85
Angel & Echoes
Midtown E
Absorbing, Intense

See it if You can prevent yourself from exasperated shouting to the characters (Echoes) "how can you be so stupid? "

Don't see it if If the very high price of female innocence is of no interest to you.

91
Enchanting, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if If you love Arthur Miller's great, moving theater, thought provoking characters with history and depth.

Don't see it if If you're only interested in avant garde theater.

Also Fall in love with Danny DeVito in the very funny first act, delve into... Read more Read less

49
During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated

See it if You have the patience for a very dull first act followed by a stronger, but only mildly amusing second. Chairs are comfy, a mercy.

Don't see it if You're seeking a lot of laughter, are easily bored or impatient.

Also A real set and that rarity, a curtain! Some good acting. But overall, ... Read more Read less

67
The Present
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You like Chekhov

Don't see it if You're impatient

60
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You want to be initially enchanted by the actors interacting with Gorey's drawings.

Don't see it if An invented, not entirely coherent life is not to your taste.