Jane 7047

Staten Island

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Reviews (21)
88
Clever, Funny, Delightful

See it if you would like a pleasant evening in beautiful surroundings

Don't see it if You would regret missing the subtleties in Shakespeare's play

5
The Fat Lady Sings
East Village
Unpleasant, Cliched, Dated, Excruciating

See it if you are a friend of one of the actors.

Don't see it if You don't like rants against our ranter in chief, declaimed without subtlety, humanity, humor (except for the "flaming gay" shtick).

Also Where is Colbert when you need him?

70
Alex and Eugene
East Village
Great singing, Excruciating, Monumentally depressing

See it if You like to watch talented singers and actors doing their thing.

Don't see it if you plan to stay for the 2nd act, which is 2x as long as it should be, and very depressing.

Also Given the writer's excellent ear for dialog and ability to strike emot... Read more Read less

77
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like a fluffy comedy and have a couple of hours to while away.

Don't see it if It isn't one of David Ives' best work, so if you've seen a good production of The Liar, you'll be a little disappointed.

61
Insipid, Fluffy, Dated, Good singing

See it if you are curious about this quirky corner of history.

Don't see it if you saw "Farinelli, the castrato" movie

Also The play ads nothing to the movie except some clever dialogue, and the... Read more Read less

66
Fire and Air
East Village
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if Diaghilev and Nijinsky fascinate you and you are happy to see them on stage.

Don't see it if you like a play that is emotionally compelling, or funny, or goes deeply into the souls of some very interesting persons

51
During previews
Great acting

See it if You like watching Katherine Chalfant do what she can even with limp material.

Don't see it if you ever read "When Wendy Grew Up", Barrie's own much more affecting sequel.

72
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if for Anouilh's version of the classic.

Don't see it if you have high expectations

Also First of all, there was not one note of Honegger's music in the show; ... Read more Read less

76
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Clever, Fluffy, Okay

See it if you have nothing else to do and want an amusing evening.

Don't see it if you've ever seen "Marriage of Figaro" at the Met.

Also The concept is clever, the singing is surprisingly good, the chamber e... Read more Read less

100
Cats
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Incredible choreography and dancing, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to be entertained with great music and dance.

Don't see it if you have the flu. Stay home and take care of yourself.

100
The Liar
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if You go to the theater to be entertained.

Don't see it if you have the flu.

Also Delicious dialogue, energetic acting, lovely costumes, plot with enoug... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Magnificent, Riveting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You crave relevant drama from a master who knows his subject - tyranny - first hand: the reality of oppressed life and ambiguity of action.

Don't see it if you prefer "on the nose", "tyranny is bad" plays.

Also Havel's memory may have faded here in the 50 years since he not only e... Read more Read less

76
Wendell & Pan
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like good writing, want to see an acting tour de force (Pan). There are some very intense moments.

Don't see it if The play is perhaps 10% too long, some of the acting is a little limp, and the endings of the various conflicts are somewhat forced.

59
Dated, Disappointing

See it if If you are nostalgic for well known songs from old musicals.

Don't see it if you are expecting an experience like "South Pacific"

Also The biggest problem with this show is the script - only a device to ha... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Pleasant, Easy-going

See it if you are a Jimmy Buffet fan and want a pleasant evening

Don't see it if you don't like songs that have clever lyrics but pretty much sound all the same.

99
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if You like to laugh - a lot!

Don't see it if ...you think theater should be profound. This isn't, thankfully.

Also I would have given it 100 but I did stop laughing for almost 90 second... Read more Read less

15
Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you agree with the sentiments (not hard to do - collectivization in Soviet Union was murderous)

Don't see it if You are expecting a sensitive performance of what might be a good play

Also When every line of dialogue is given by every character with exactly t... Read more Read less

79
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want an enjoyable evening watching two Bway greats do their thing.

Don't see it if You have expectations of original or compelling dialogue or music

80
During previews
Hamlet (Waterwell)
East Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you would like an interesting take on Hamlet, speak Farsi, or want to connect emotionally with the characters.

Don't see it if You don't know the plot. Several crucial scenes are in Farsi - of course no problem if you speak the language.

79
Great writing, Resonant, Clever, A good production of a great play

See it if you like Chekhov. The show is faithful to the original, and the second half was quite moving.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

Also The Russian Art Theatre excels at ensemble work, and their version of ... Read more Read less

100
The Pillowman
Gramercy
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like to be challenged.

Don't see it if you're looking for a funny show, or one that echoes your own beliefs.

Also This show has a world-view possibly more bleak than King Lear and yet ... Read more Read less