JC13

New York City

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Reviews (16)
75
Dizzying, Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you'd like to see theater that tackles difficult topics in unconventional, sometimes challenging ways.

Don't see it if you think, judging by the title, the play is depressing--it is, almost unremittingly bleak.

80
Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're looking for a whimsical play with a clever structure (vignettes of a life that takes different shapes) and idiosyncratic dialogue.

Don't see it if you prefer a linear plot with traditional storytelling or are looking for an easy night at the theater.

85
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy theater about our turbulent times through the lens of those who lived through them, in an immersive environment.

Don't see it if you're looking for light fare.

80
Absorbing, Great singing, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy adventurous, boundary-pushing interpretations of classical musicals that maintain a point of view.

Don't see it if you don't like radical stagings of a beloved musical.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you like deeply felt, politically engaged theater that's at the same time funny and unexpectedly moving.

Don't see it if the idea of watching one woman reenacting her teenage years' debate performances (even if it's creatively staged) isn't your idea of fun.

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a modest but thoroughly joyful evening of musical theater.

Don't see it if you're looking for faithful adaptations of Shakespeare.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy thought-provoking explorations of human relationships in a crisp, spare production.

Don't see it if you don't like longish monologues, somewhat quizzical and self-conscious dialogue, and not much action.

90
Exquisite, Resonant, Refreshing, Enchanting, Melancholy

See it if you like understated, wistful (even melancholy) shows with beautiful, enchanting music.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something exciting, spectacular, or lighthearted.

85
Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you'd like to see a talented comic troupe at the top of their game, in an affectionate spoof of old Hollywood melodramas.

Don't see it if camp and cross-dressing are not your cup of tea or if you're looking for subtlety.

85
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Stylized, Intense, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you like shows that are stripped down and yet stylized and that give actors a chance to shine.

Don't see it if you like uplifting shows in more conventional stagings.

75
Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a talented, energetic cast giving a mostly goofy Shakespeare production in a fun setting (while being served an 8-course dinner).

Don't see it if you want to appreciate a Shakespeare play without all the distractions (dinner and the creators' freewheeling touches).

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you enjoy thoughtful, intimate drama that unfolds as if in real life.

Don't see it if you're in a mood for showier star turns in full productions.

75
Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy seeing fresh, game-for-anything talent put on a show that they clearly have had fun putting together.

Don't see it if you expect a consistently funny, professionally staged production.

75
During previews
Great singing, Intense

See it if you enjoy classical musicals that have great singing and energetic dancing and have a serious undertone.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals that tackle dark subjects (in this case spousal abuse), especially with an outdated perspective.

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80
Delightful, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Energetic

See it if you enjoy an offbeat musical inventively staged, with moments of great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if you like more glitzier shows or big-budget spectacles.

90
During previews
Miles for Mary
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you like great ensemble acting in a quirky setting.

Don't see it if you like more conventional plot-driven theater.