jay 8315

New York City

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Reviews (32)
95
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Superb writing, acting and direction. Saw it with same cast in London and it remains among the best plays I've seen in 60 years of theatre.

Don't see it if Don't like narrative plays or serious dramas.

65
During previews
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Slow, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You’ve never seen Company. Sondheim’s score still shines

Don't see it if You want a good production. If you loved Katrina Lenk in The Band’s Visit. She can’t handle Company’s vocal requirements or role.

21
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if Like dated not very good 1960's dramatic comedy with weak supporting cast. This is not Neil Simon reincarnated

Don't see it if You're expecting good acting and genuine humor out of human experiences

77
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Want to smile. Silly, fun musical with a good score

Don't see it if You want realistic premise

71
During previews
Intelligent, Confusing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Irish story telling, a play with music and Dylan

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical and plotting

82
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Want to smile and be entertained. No heavy lifting required. Sit back and enjoy. Delightful casting.

Don't see it if Not into pop music or you hated the movie.

66
Disappointing, Banal, Great acting

See it if To see a rarely performed Brecht play and contemporary reflections

Don't see it if You want thoughtful analysis

52
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Great acting

See it if Actors almost overcoming underwhelming plays

Don't see it if Want interesting story with forward momentum

67
Unique, singing an album

See it if Like a capella singing. Learning about Black history

Don't see it if You want action or plot development

53
Catapult!
East Village
Banal, Disappointing

See it if Decent acting and staging.

Don't see it if You like plays with tight, interesting script

55
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Banal, Great acting

See it if Attempt to be thoughtful. Interesting monologue structure. Well acted.

Don't see it if You want light and fluffy.

57
Dying in Boulder
East Village
Great acting, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if Well done production with uneven (but sometimes rewarding script)

Don't see it if Not into cancer death story

79
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if In the genre of Hairspray and Kinky Boot—trying to be a musical comedy with a message. Works best when not being preachy.

Don't see it if Old-fashioned. Wears its heart on its sleeve

72
Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you never saw the original

Don't see it if expect it to be as good as it should be

75
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if a well made musical on a serious subject

Don't see it if your want to be uplifted

98
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Exquisite, Edgy

See it if You want to see how popular art form can transcend typical musical

Don't see it if Can´t adapt or listen well

70
During previews
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’re a fan of Martin McDonagh’s black comedies.

Don't see it if You’re expecting either a gut wrencher or gut laughs.

77
Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy an original balladeer. Family reflections told in song.

Don't see it if Anti-semantic. Don’t like cabaret material.

80
Incantata
Chelsea
Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like theatrical one-man show of free verse poem.

Don't see it if You want something light. Requires careful listening.

66
During previews
Romantic, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You like old fashioned musicals. Glorified high school production.

Don't see it if You expect a better book than the original

78
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Romantic, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if Open to a new take on an old classic. Receptive to extensive use of video projection.

Don't see it if You want keep the Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story alive

69
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Ambitious

See it if Interested in a play with music with important ambitions

Don't see it if Expect more than superficial insights into plight of immigrants

92
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Want to leave the theater reaffirmed in humanity

Don't see it if You’re a soar puss

52
Clever, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Can overlook the poor book and focus of the magic

Don't see it if You expect dialogue and J. K.Rowlings wonderful language

Also I didn´t expect it to be so boring.

67
During previews
White Noise
East Village
Cliched, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if Interesting exploration of racial identity. Well-acres and directed.

Don't see it if Long, sometimes polemic play, with occasional lapses of logic are not your thing.

85
Adam
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny

See it if An excellent production of a real-life story. Well-acted and staged.

Don't see it if Not interested in transsexuals journey to sexual and political freedom.

70
During previews
Great acting, Confusing

See it if Glenda Jackson. Like Network, the star outshines the production.

Don't see it if Clinched modern take on King Lear

69
Entertaining, Dated, Banal

See it if Low-key entertainment. Sort of a let’s do a musical feel.

Don't see it if Not much plot to drive the action

91
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Intelligent

See it if Within the tradition of Irish story telling Feryman successfully blends intrafamily issues with current and past external political events

Don't see it if Like a rapid pace.

82
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if want to smile, a lot

Don't see it if want something serious

79
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if want a well made musical with a touch of a social message

Don't see it if homophobic

60
Banal, Cliched, Overrated, Dated, Great songs

See it if Love Carole King music and willing to overlook banal books

Don't see it if Want a musical that has elements of a good book and music