J 2098

Borough of Queens

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Reviews (12)
83
Actor's dream, Ambitious, Fascinating
November 22nd, 2022

See it if Acting tour de force is appreciated, from all three. Fall in love with these people that deepen from charicatures to complex humans.

Don't see it if A shift in tone from comedic to tragic will break you. If you can't process actors (wonderfully) playing more than one character.

90
Emotionally engaging, Bittersweet, Funny
November 22nd, 2022

See it if Depth of feeling is wanted in a musical. Incredible performances from Clark, Cooley, and Milligan (rest of the cast too tbh). Lovely songs.

Don't see it if Shows that touch on mortality are not to your liking.

82
Hokey, Energetic, Entertaining
November 22nd, 2022

See it if You want to see a classic of musical theater sung and acted well. Skybell is a stand-out in a show that's a bit old-fashioned, but holds up.

Don't see it if Long shows and the need to flick eyes over to the supertitles would wear on you

68
Los Otros
Midtown W
Passionately acted, Lyrically clunky, Reserved, Pleasant
August 31st, 2022

See it if an intimate chamber musical of storytelling directed toward the audience appeals to you. Luba Mason gives an outstanding performance.

Don't see it if thuddening simple lyrics irritate. This is the biggest fault, just frustratingly bland lyrics with no wit or skillful rhyming.

Also On the up side, the music is pleasant and the running time is blessful... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Searching, Arch, Talky, Atmospheric
June 8th, 2022

See it if you, like the guests of Morkan, come to hear from a sage, but instead re-discover living in the moment, community, celebration, lonelieness.

Don't see it if you want action and plot, where Epiphany delivers thought, feeling, mood, in a meditation on disconnection from each other.

Also Going in knowing it's inspired by James Joyce's The Dead (and at least... Read more Read less

95
Lovely, Absorbing, Real, Intimate
June 5th, 2022

See it if Emotionally absorbing relationship between two of the most realistic characters to exist on stage in a while. A triumph of writing & acting.

Don't see it if A lack of physical movement will cause your attention to drift

95
Stark, Heart-breaking, Modern, Passionate, Thrilling
April 18th, 2022

See it if you love poetic language and hearing it spill out of pitch-perfect actors in gleeful torrents, gorgeous eddies, and enveloping clouds.

Don't see it if modern clothing, actors facing out to the audience while conversing, or a bare stage are frustrating to you.

Also The story of Cyrano is solid, a great structure for comedy and tragedy... Read more Read less

65
Well-acted, Cliched, Interesting idea, Average
April 14th, 2022

See it if you're looking for an entertaining show with good performances, and haven't seen other plays where an actor ages on stage over decades.

Don't see it if You prefer naturalistic dialogue, more depth, and if you already saw the superior Morning Sun which covers the same themes and structure.

80
High-energy, Thoughtful, Relevant, Funny
April 14th, 2022

See it if You'll enjoy the main premise - see below - but also his funny tangents of growing up Jewish. The year they celebrated Christmas is gold.

Don't see it if For some awful reason, you wouldn't enjoy unpacking a visit to a white supremacist meeting by an intelligent and antsy comedian

40
Harmony
Financial
Confusing, Uneven, Bland songs, Disappointing
April 14th, 2022

See it if You want to see Barry Manilow songs instead of the groups actual performance repetoire. You are a big fan of Chip Zien.

Don't see it if You're looking for an accurate representation of the Comedian Harmonists - hint, watch the movie made in 1997.

92
Romantic, Resonant, Great singing, Epic, Absorbing
April 8th, 2022

See it if you'll enjoy an actual mythic tale made real, high emotional stakes, inventive staging, and jazz/folk music.

Don't see it if you want a musical with high variability in the song styles, or a light romantic comedy.

92
During previews
Seedy, Rapt, Tense, Great staging, Great acting
April 8th, 2022

See it if you'd enjoy fascinating, deliciously unflattering portrayals of aspiring criminals. Great performances of Mamet's trademark dialogue.

Don't see it if won't engage with stylized dialogue, repetition, and slow-burn tension.