Jan 7315

New York City

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Reviews (140)
87
Resonant, Great dancing, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if You love the Motown sound and would like to learn about the Temptations’ Rise to fame. Also, you will live the choreography.

Don't see it if You don’t care for the Temptations music or wish to hear their history.

56
During previews
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Relevant, Indulgent, Entertaining, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like Rogers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Show music and would like to hear how Hammerstein came up with ideas for his lyrics.

Don't see it if You don’t care for the R and H brand of music or prefer the songs be sung in the original way rather than updated into jazz/swing mode.

Also I saw an early preview and think some kinks in the staging have to be ... Read more Read less

29
During previews
Insipid, Great acting, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You like absurdist comedies that are outside of the norm.

Don't see it if You prefer comedies that are funny without being outside of the realm of reality.

Also It’s too bad that such an energetic and professional group of actors w... Read more Read less

53
Daddy
Midtown W
Overlong, Disappointing, Raunchy, Funny, Great acting

See it if you really like Alan Cumming and don't mind explicit homosexual sex scenes and raunchy dialogue.

Don't see it if you don't care for gay-themed plays that run two hours forty-five minutes, are repetitious, and star a swimming pool as the main attraction.

Also I was disappointed because I expected more from this play. We have see... Read more Read less

73
During previews
The Mother
Chelsea
Confusing, Intelligent, Edgy, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You like psychological drama with terrific acting by a consummate actress, Isabel Huppert.

Don't see it if If you don’t like a convoluted plot with minor confusing elements.

Also This play is worth seeing for Huppert’s mesmerizing performance.

75
Switzerland
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You like psychological two-handlers that keeps you guessing to the end.

Don't see it if You don’t care for psychological thrillers that are talky and convoluted.

Also I liked the idea of fiction based on an actual famous mystery writer. ... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Slow, Relevant, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You like classical music and are interested in the life of Arturo Toscanini.

Don't see it if You don’t care for classical music or biographical/historical shows.

Also I enjoyed this show because it was as if I were at a classical concert... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You like dark comedies with good writing and acting and you which are relevant to our society.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare or musicals.

Also This play keeps you guessing and ties up everything with a surprise in... Read more Read less

77
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Resonant

See it if You like plays that use language cleverly and are about the ethics of telling the truth in journalistic work.

Don't see it if You prefer a play with a more linear plot line and has more action with less talk.

74
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Edgy, Refreshing

See it if You like over the top satire which is both funny and poignant.

Don't see it if You don’t like topical satire and prefer a more down to earth story.

74
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like well written family dramas that deal with the dilemma of raising a child who is mentally disabled.

Don't see it if You like lighter fare and would be upset by the theme of caring for a disabled child.

Also The play was heartfelt and extremely well acted. It’s a reminder of wh... Read more Read less

84
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if You like Bob Dylan’s music woven into a Depressuon-Era story.

Don't see it if You don’t like Dylan’s music and are uninterested in the period of the early 1930’s.

Also Wonderful storytelling of ordinary struggles combined with Dylan’s ear... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Intense

See it if You want to see a great playwright at his best with superb acting and theme that touches the heart.

Don't see it if You don’t like family dramas or plays concerned with mental illness.

Also This play was totally moving and left me with the desire to live every... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Usual Girls
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You can remember being a young girl going through the trials and tribulations of sexual awareness.

Don't see it if You like lighter fare and not interested in female oriented material.

73
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You remember those turbulent times of protesting the war in Vietnam Nam and enjoy good writing and acting.

Don't see it if Political drama isn’t your type of play.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You are interested in good drama with great acting, writing, and on a topic relevant to today's events.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare and don't enjoy plays about racial issues.

Also This play was one of the most engrossing I've seen in a long time. All... Read more Read less

63
During previews
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Great singing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You like an intimate musical with good singing voices and don't mind if the story isn't very involving.

Don't see it if You prefer more of an extravaganza in your musicals with songs that don't all sound alike.

Also The cast all have beautiful voices, but I felt the songs all melded in... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Fireflies
Chelsea
Resonant, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing, Intense

See it if You like two-character plays based on historical events with good acting.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare with more characters.

Also The play held my interest, but I did feel it was as a bit overstuffed.... Read more Read less

33
Disappointing, Insipid, Dated, Excruciating

See it if You want to see a lesser play by Tennessee Williams.

Don't see it if You expect good writing from a Tennessee Williams play or an interesting plot.

75
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You enjoy clever comedy with likable characters and a real snooker game played on the stage.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy British humor or have difficulty with the accents.

99
During previews
Agnes
Midtown E
Edgy, Great acting, Clever, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy relationship dramas with great acting and heartfelt emotion in a modern play with appealing characters.

Don't see it if You don’t like profanity and explicit discussions of straight and gay sex, or if you don’t enjoy socially relevant plays.

Also I strongly recommend Agnes to theater goers who want to see a meaningf... Read more Read less

78
During previews
The True
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You like political plays with a sense of humor and want to see Edie Falco in a commanding performance.

Don't see it if You don’t like drama long on talk and centering on an election.

71
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Great singing, Funny, Resonant

See it if You like the music of Irving Berlin and want to see a consummate performer tell the story of a great songwriter.

Don't see it if You like contemporary music and don’t care for biographical musicals.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Cliched, Great staging

See it if You love songs by Carol King (and who doesn’t?) and want to see a vibrant, toe-tapping musical.

Don't see it if You don’t care for juke box musicals or a rags-to-riches true story, or if you had enough with Jersey Boys.

76
Less Than 50%
Midtown E
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You like a slightly different romantic comedy tugs at your heart strings:

Don't see it if You don’t care for a relationship play that can be a bit confusing and is a little too long.

80
During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Must see, Epic

See it if You love Rogers and Hammerstein, and you would like to see an updated different staging of a classic:

Don't see it if You like pop musicals or more modern shows.

Also Before I saw this restaging of Oklahoma, I thought I would not enjoy h... Read more Read less

72
Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if See it if you like pop rock/folky operatic productions with wonderful staging and singing.

Don't see it if You don’t care for modern musicals based on Greek myths.

Also The show was better in the second half. It seemed to settle into its t... Read more Read less

76
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Funny, Dated, Fluffy, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like fluff musicals and don’t mind seeing something that’s dated. You will appreciate the exquisite dancing.

Don't see it if You expect an more edgy, modern musical with a meaningful story.

Also Although this 1938 musical will feel stodgy and dated to many an audie... Read more Read less

91
During previews
After
Midtown E
Resonant, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like plays that tackle an important issue like bullying with excellent acting and writing.

Don't see it if You like lighter fare and don’t appreciate plays with themes taken from current events.

Also When I saw the play you could hear a pin drop in the theater. The audi... Read more Read less

72
Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent, Funny, Cliched

See it if You like Cher’s hit songs, her costumes, and juke box musicals.

Don't see it if You don’t like musical bios that or the music of Cher.

Also I saw the show for the TDF price, and it was definitely worth that. Th... Read more Read less

73
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You like a well written and performed comedy with serious overtones and one that tackles homophobia with lightness and poignancy.

Don't see it if You don’t care for gay-themed plays or discussions of religion.

Also This was a wonderful surprise in that the subject matter could be seri... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Disappointing, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if You like dark humor and absurdist comedy. The two male leads might make it worthwhile.

Don't see it if You like uplifting plays or light comedy.

73
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Intense

See it if You enjoy hearing beautiful voices singing both gospel and secular songs with a heartfelt coming out story.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy gay-themed plays and gospel music.

Also The talented male actors perform so beautifully that the time goes by ... Read more Read less

54
Banal, Disappointing, Funny, Slow, Insipid

See it if Some of it is charming, and the acting by the older actor was natural and engaging.

Don't see it if You like a play with more to say and don't care for feel-good plays that star children. Some of the young girl's words were unintelligible.

90
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see a consummate actor in a magnificent, courageous, and heartfelt performance with brilliant original staging.

Don't see it if You enjoy lighter fare or musicals and aren’t interested in behind the scenes of a TV network.

98
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You like a vibrant, fast-paced musical with great singing and dancing that also has a contemporary theme.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musical comedy or shows about homophobia.

Also This was an exhilarating musical entertainment with clever song lyrics... Read more Read less

91
During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Great singing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Enchanting, Resonant

See it if You like new, inventive musicals where the actors sing and play instruments, and the plot is about World War I.

Don't see it if You don't like historical musicals.

88
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like Irish plays that are about the troubles and family loyalties with great ensemble acting.

Don't see it if Don’t like long dramatic plays with wordy exposition, or if the subject isn’tvone you find engrossing.

77
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Funny, Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if You admire Gloria Steinem and want to learn more about her journey in the women’s movement.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in the history of women’s struggles.

Also Ms. Steinem was at the talkback on October 20, and I had no idea she w... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You want to see Michael Uhrie in a tour-de-force performance that will break your heart.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a play with gay themes or are offended by sexual situations.

Also This revival is even better than the original if that’s possible. The ... Read more Read less

54
During previews
Confusing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You like personal stories of two characters wending their way through their sexual identities.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy monologues or explicit sexual discussions.

Also You found some of it confusing and also the pace was a bit slow.

71
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Dizzying

See it if You like two-character comedies where the actors play all the roles, and if you like to see two Olympian’s of acting perform.

Don't see it if You like a more expansive comedy with large sets and multiple performers.

72
During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like shows with original music, good singing and acting, and a story that is still relevant to gay issues today.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy shows with gay themes or music reminiscent of the 40’s and 50’s.

66
Neurosis
Gramercy
Disappointing, Funny, Banal, Great singing, Great acting

See it if If you like your musicals light without much to think about.

Don't see it if You prefer an interesting plot with more substance.

81
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like plays about Hamlet and don’t mind long exposition on Shakespeare, acting, and Sarah Bernhardt.

Don't see it if You like contemporary plays with less talking and more action.

53
During previews
Separate and Equal
Midtown E
Clever, Absorbing, Disappointing

See it if You like theater based on racial history in the south and don't mind watching a prolonged basketball challenge.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a sport on stage or aren't interested in plays about racial prejudice.

12
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Raunchy, Insipid, Slow

See it if You don’t mind hearing some crude language and you enjoy female-issue plays.

Don't see it if You prefer plays with linear plots and more eloquent language.

84
Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if you want to see a restating of a classic musical, updated for the Me Too generation, with a terrific musical score and great singing/acting.

Don't see it if Can't think of a single reason!

73
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Cliched

See it if You like the music of Carol King (and who doesn’t) with great singing and energetic dancing and a biography in the mix.

Don't see it if If you don’t like juke box musicals or are not interested in the story of King’s rise to fame.

32
During previews
Days to Come
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Dated

See it if If you like the type of plays The Mint mounts, you might want to try this early Lillian Hellman work, but don’t expect too much.

Don't see it if You expect something significant from this playwright or you don’t mind a jumbled mess of a plot with a ridiculous first act denouement.