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The Encounter
Midtown W

See it if you like aural effects, mind-expanding travelogue, unique staging

Don't see it if you have little patience for trance-like states without intoxication, traditional theatrical performances

Contrived acting exercise

See it if You are Judith Light fan to see a less edgy, more vulnerable side than recent theatrical performances

Don't see it if you are upset the idea of teacher-student liasons; looking for a substantial playgoing outing

During previews
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you want to be surprised, being absorbed and moved virtually w/o dialogue, caught on retreat with characters you might normally avoid

Don't see it if you need dialogue, hate the idea of retreats or peace-seekers

The Golden Bride
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if you are curious about a Yiddish Theater operetta classic given vibrant, joyous life, subtitles projected to make the Yiddish understood

Don't see it if you don't want the operatic experience of reading subtitles, have no patience for very old-fashioned melodrama or immigrant experience

Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Great singing

See it if you love magnificent singing and dancing and theater history

Don't see it if you have no interest in early 20th century musical history

Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great star, Warm, catchy score

See it if you want a musical with a very good, enjoyable score and a strong female focus, and pie!

Don't see it if you have no patience for romantic musicals with a contemporary score

The Crucible
Midtown W
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you like Arthur Miller.

Don't see it if you want a well-directed show.

Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Edgy, Must see

See it if You want intelligent contemporary drama with strong women characters.

Don't see it if You do cannot watch disturbing drama

Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you are fans of family drama and contemporary life, excellent ensembles, realistic adult situations portrayed exquisitely

Don't see it if you need churning plotting and show-off acting, have trouble hearing unmiked dialogue

Midtown W

See it if RKO-style Cagney bio, energetic tap numbers, interesting treatment of Red-baiting, but despite hard-working star you'd rather watch movies

Don't see it if you don't like impersonations of movie stars or "frugal" reenactments of classic film scenes

Great staging, Entertaining, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you loved GREAT COMET; crave bravura singing of a smart and often beautiful and emotional score, creatively staged in an intimate space

Don't see it if you dislike immersive staging, folk/rock score or operetta-style narrative

Turn Me Loose
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if Legends come to very believable life, 60s cultural history, and incisive comedy about prejudice

Don't see it if you're confused by non-linear narrative, dislike stand-up, have no interest in the 60s

Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want a dazzlingly staged, innovatively-written and conceived show

Don't see it if you have trouble following a very fast-paced tale with British accents

Skeleton Crew
Absorbing, Great acting, Excellent dialogue

See it if you like first-rate workplace drama and realistic, struggling characters

Don't see it if you are offended by grit and working class drama

Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want a powerful, disturbing two-hander with two superb actors

Don't see it if adult sexual themes trouble you