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Reviews (38)
70
American Tranquility
East Village
Interesting solo performance but not that moving. very good acting. tight uncomfortable space.

See it if Enjoy a one person show portraying different characters that make up American today.

Don't see it if Don’t like hearing different political and life viewpoints While well acted, not any new insights. Cramped space. Thankfully show is 1 hour.

75
Socrates
East Village
Great acting, Great writing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if Such great dialogue and very thought provoking especially in these times. Brilliant performances and very intense.

Don't see it if Show is long, and can be repetitive. It needs one's full concentration. Difficult subject matter and can be tedious at times.

80
White Noise
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Deep dive into race relations with great writing, intense monologues and terrific acting.

Don't see it if The show is too long and veers off course trying to tackle too many subjects. Some turns are unbelievable or at least a far stretch.

70
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
All cranston!!, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Cranston!Cranston! Great acting. Other cast members were disappointing. Show is a bit loud and in your face &and some scenes were disjointed

Don't see it if Don't enjoy a loud in your face show or are a lover of the movie. With exception of Cranston, you will be disappointed.

90
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Engaging story with a fine performance by the entire cast. Time goes by very quickly as you sit on edge of your seat waiting for what's next

Don't see it if If you do not like heavy, dark stories or have difficulty dealing with understanding Irish accents.

85
During previews
Dylan for those who don't like his singing!

See it if Discover the magic of Dylan's lyrics in beautiful arrangements sung by an extremely talented cast. And Mare Winningham can sing!.

Don't see it if If looking for a light upbeat musical but you will be missing out on some gorgeous arrangments and singing of Bob Dylan's lesser known songs

Also Book is a little weak espec in second act but the music and interpreta... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Some great music and acting, Mixed feelings, Kill the rhyming dialogue

See it if Want to see some great performances and some great singing/songs. Show is light, fun and entertaining.

Don't see it if Looking for a more fully baked show. And does not provide a lot of insight into the time/politics around Studio 54's heyday.

Also Book/story needs more fine tuning. Kill the rhyming dialogue, not need... Read more Read less

85
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Must see

See it if Enjoy intense well written drama accompanied by great acting. While a period piece, show is still relevant to today’s themes.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a light show or expecting a lot of music. But you will miss out on seeing a great show!

85
Captivating with great acting all around, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if Amazing ensemble cast with strong performances by all. While folks raving about Denzel who is wonderful, don't miss Morse in this role.

Don't see it if Can't sit through a long show or do not like intense heavy drama. But hey, it's O'Neill. Great acting not to be missed.

65
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Good for otto, bad for me

See it if Strong cast, good performances and drives home issues with community treatment of mental illness. Point made in 15 mins, too long at 3 hr.

Don't see it if If show about mental illness is not your thing. But show is way too long and slow. Disappointing.

70
During previews
An Ordinary Muslim
East Village
Have mixed feelings, some great acting by some but show is too long and repetitive espec the first act.

See it if Want to better understand the racial & political tension between British & Muslims but issues are repeated without adding any more insight.

Don't see it if Looking for a light show. Runs 2hrs40; should be trimmed to move faster. Hard to identify with main character as his views keep changing.

75
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Slow, Dated

See it if You enjoy hearing overlooked songs from musicals that did not make it.

Don't see it if Looking for more modern edgy songs.

65
Broad Comedy
Soho/Tribeca
Lot of great talent but sophomoric humor

See it if Enjoy lot of skit humor, original songs, and raunchiness. Strong points of view but unfortunately delivered at a very silly level.

Don't see it if Looking for smart, topical/political humor. Or if very conservative. Hoped for more edginess but was diminished by just trying to shock.

80
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Slow

See it if for Mark Rylance's wonderful performance and the even stranger story of King Philippe V.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy period pieces and a lot of castrato singing.

Also 2nd Act was very slow, dark, and had too much castrato singing and too... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny, Slow

See it if Enjoy hearing very personal stories about a close immigrant family making a new life in America.

Don't see it if Do not enjoy single person shows and storytelling.

Also Show had its ups and downs and feels like it needs some fine tuning. Y... Read more Read less

90
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if Enjoy story telling combined with elements of magic. While a bit slow (and done purposely that way), you find yourself absorbed and drawn in

Don't see it if Looking for lots of quick tricks and Las Vegas magic acts.

Also Magic delivered in a new and different way. Stories told and blur line... Read more Read less

70
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Confusing, Edgy

See it if See some great acting in a series of connected skits. Must be able to deal a bit with the absurd nature of this show.

Don't see it if You are expecting a typical comedic storyline or require a strong plot.

Also Entertaining and funny at times with some strong acting espec Laura Be... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Riveting, Must see

See it if You enjoy great acting and thought provoking dialogue.

Don't see it if Looking for light fluffy, happy theater.

Also I am biased as have seen most of Guirgis' plays and have enjoyed them ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Office Hour
East Village
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Want reaffirmation of all that is wrong with the current gun control laws. Very intense and violent at times.

Don't see it if You do not like sharp, intense, thought provoking shows about gun violence in America.

Also While not a light show at all and well done, it is a bit of preaching ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
The Michaels
East Village
Disappointing, Slow

See it if Can stand a slow long look at everyday life focused on conversation around the table. Being appreciative of modern dance might help too.

Don't see it if Have trouble staying awake and have any difficulty in hearing. A lot of conversation is very soft spoken and mics are not picking it up.

Also Unlike the other shows in this series, this centers largely on one the... Read more Read less

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

See it if A definite must see if you enjoy intelligent historical themes exploring the life of one family. Acting and staging are incredible!

Don't see it if Show is long but is so engaging. If you do not like well acted historical drama go elsewhere. But you will miss a masterpiece!

70
Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Dated

See it if Looking for a good overview of Lenny Bruce's career and later downfall.

Don't see it if If you are easily offended by language or racial humor. But rather tame relative to today's comics.

Also Bit disappointed; missed some of the energy and roughness of his perfo... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if Fun, light show with an amazing talented cast playing multiple roles and everyone seems to be able to play every musical instrument.

Don't see it if A grump! or don't enjoy a light fluffy and highly entertaining show with amusing songs and dialogue.

85
During previews
Mother of the Maid
East Village
It's all glen close!

See it if Great opp to see an amazing performer, Glenn Close, in an intimate setting. First act better than second. Joan casting is off.

Don't see it if Tired of the Joan of Arc theme in shows but note, you will miss out on seeing a magnificent performance from Glenn Close.

70
During previews
Light, Entertaining, Funny at times, But many songs were weak

See it if If looking for light, fun, fluffy show. Bit silly but good for summer.

Don't see it if Looking for a deeper show with meaning. Lead was weak, needed to be more dynamic. Sound system was not great, hard to make out lyrics.

80
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Prejudice and hatred descending into sheer madness. apropos for our time.

See it if Great acting and book. One man's extreme prejudice driving him completely insane. Rea is amazing as well as the other actors.

Don't see it if Heavy, disturbing and scary so not for those seeking a light happy show!

88
For a previous production
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if Great writing/acting and does a wonderful job of presenting different views from a female perspective on today's leading critical issues.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy monologues or can't deal with strong opinionated women voicing their views but maybe then you should see it!

75
During previews
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Different. Actor portraying Mlima really has great body movement and enables envisioning a wise old elephant. Staging is interesting as well

Don't see it if Get the point upfront about the evils of poaching so redundant. If the show was recast from conclusion to beginning might be more powerful

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Like small, intimate great theater with excellent performances delivered by the 2 actors. Relevant and thought provoking. Very engaging!

Don't see it if Don’t enjoy deep, intellectual theater. While some may say show is slow, it allows the actors to develop their characters.

80
During previews
Kings
East Village
Lobbying at its best/worst!

See it if Want to see & feel the impact lobbying and deep pockets of self interest continue to have on politics and politicians. Entertaining.

Don't see it if You have no interests in politics and all that is wrong with our system. However you will miss some strong performances by Davis and Grenier

75
During previews
Relevance
West Village
Great acting, contoversial, work in progress.

See it if Want to delve into feminist and racial issues between established older woman and younger woman trying to make her own way or not.

Don't see it if Cant deal with a show that is still very much a work in progress now but you will miss out on some great acting.

Also Show could use an intermission as gets fairly intense and a break woul... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Overrated, Great singing, Dated, Raunchy

See it if Really into Jerry Springer and enjoy hearing great voices. While rest of audience seemed to love this show it felt dated, slow to me

Don't see it if Easily offended by cursing, don’t enjoy silliness or looking for meaningful takeaway. Needs some work and tightening, runs too long.

75
During previews
Jericho
East Village
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Intense

See it if Want to get a different view of play that inspired Carousel. Strong acting in the Mary role. Interesting relationship insights. Nice venue.

Don't see it if Expecting a light musical or do not like in depth character/relationship investigation.

95
Wow! do not miss this opportunity to see a masterful musician and storyteller!

See it if Like Bruce Springsteen's music but even more his writing and hearing his story delivered poetically and very introspectively.

Don't see it if Thinking it is a Bruce concert or some jukebox musical.

Also Everything that was wrong and horrendous with Red Rose Green Gold ( an... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Want to be amazed how topical this play is even though written in the early 1900’s. Great acting and staging.

Don't see it if Don’t believe in women rights or have trouble with understanding British accents. But you will miss out on a great show!

65
Illyria
East Village
Slow, Disappointing, Slow and small slice of papp's mission

See it if You can deal with a way too long too slow slice of Joe Papp's theatrical journey focused on his New York Shakespeare Festival.

Don't see it if You want to get greater insight into Joseph Papp and all his accomplishments.

Also Slow, slow, slow and too long. Show ran almost 2 hours and we get it b... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Delightful

See it if Can escape your adult serious thinking and enjoy an entertaining and cleverly staged show.

Don't see it if Looking for serious theater or the next big life changing musical.

Also Adorable show. Great staging and costumes. The best version of what it... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Hee haw treatment of the grateful dead

See it if You are masochistic or into Hee Haw.

Don't see it if You are a Grateful Dead/Garcia fan or a musical theater fan.

Also What a misguided mess of bringing the amazing work of Garcia/Hunter to... Read more Read less