Jan 7315

New York City

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Reviews (124)
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.

78
Before We're Gone
West Village
Great acting, Absorbing, Romantic, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You like a romantic film noir type of play with good acting and writing.

Don't see it if You don’t like romantic themes with a lot of conversation.

85
The Originalist
Midtown E
Edgy, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like making the acquaintance of an interesting and colorful character with clever dialogue and great acting.

Don't see it if You don’t care for plays about the law and an ultra right conservative judge.

76
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You like biting, modern comedy that raises new issues concerning gay and transgender people.

Don't see it if you don’t like plays about gay and transgender people.

48
During previews
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you don't mind a slow-paced play with mindless talking and a story that goes nowhere.

Don't see it if you like absorbing, intelligent and ambitious plays because this one isn't.

74
Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if If you don’t mind non-linear plottinf ans raw language.

Don't see it if You are offended by street language and endings that don’t toe ip everything neatly.

90
During previews
Transfers
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want to see a terrific contemporary drama that is well written, acted, and directed. A thinking person’s play.

Don't see it if You don’t like serious dialogue about academia.

94
Epic, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy brilliant theater with three superb actresses that touch on life with its triumphs and disappointments told With humor and pathos.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays about aging that might be depressing and talky.

70
During previews
Bobbie Clearly
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You like good acting and story relevant to our times but don’t mind long narration.

Don't see it if You are adverse to crime dramas or long-winded exposition.

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.

83
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy family comedy/drama with terrific acting and good writing, with thoughtful issues to ponder.

Don't see it if You don't like characters who are gay or some language that is explicit.

57
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You don't mind family dramas/comedies that do not run deep but give you a few good laughs.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plots about fathers and sons.

74
Girls & Boys
West Village
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Edgy, Resonant

See it if You like one-person monologues that are of our time with great acting and don’t mind talky plays.

Don't see it if You like more plot-driven stories and dread shocking endings.

58
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Raunchy

See it if You read the rave reviews and want to try it.

Don't see it if You expect professional dancing and don’t mind certain dialogue that is distasteful.

72
Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like a music with a play as opposed to a play with music.

Don't see it if If you don't like classical music, which is most of the play with some story added.

95
Great staging, Great singing, Must see

See it if You'd like to see one of the greatest musicals of all time with haunting melodies, poignant drama with a message, and beautiful voices.

Don't see it if You prefer a more modern, up-to-date musical in the pop music genre.

79
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Relevant

See it if You want a relevant, ripped-from-the-headlines type drama that is well written and acted.

Don't see it if You find commentary on violence disturbing and want more uplifting theater.

91
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Great writing

See it if You want to see a great actor in a terrific performance and like one-man shows that are well written.

Don't see it if You don't care for single-actor plays that are about outsiders trying to con their way into a normal life.