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Reviews (61)
80
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like stand up comedy, one person shows and want to laugh out loud.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a serious plot line and are offended by sex talk.

Also Part coming of age and hero’s journey, Novak laces comedy, linguistic ... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love Cole Porter or Harry Connick

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy Cole Porter or Harry Connick

Also A great evening of memorable songs. Connick surrounds himself with an ... Read more Read less

80
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever

See it if You enjoy a serious yet funny look at a male mid life crisis

Don't see it if You can’t tolerate nudity or sex on stage

Also It’s an edgy show. I like that his character was complicated and that ... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy a fun show - comedy, improv and music all in one

Don't see it if You like a show with structure. This one gets created on the fly with audience input

82
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh and be entertained by great acting, singing and dancing. Beautiful staging and costumes.

Don't see it if You hope to see a repeat of the movie or are offended by the F-word.

90
Intelligent, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You loved the book or want to see a stellar cast with amazing voices. Duncan Shiek’s score is hauntingly beautiful.

Don't see it if You don’t like stories about prejudice or violence or a play set in an intimate setting.

78
Burn This
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see an over the top performance by Adam Driver

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a play that deals with death and grief

Also I found Drivers performance too oversized for Russell’s controlled one... Read more Read less

86
Edgy, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy one person shows and a strong emotional storyline.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a light story.

Also This show is thought provoking on many levels. I admire her courage an... Read more Read less

84
Ink
Midtown W
Ambitious, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You enjoy great acting, innovative staging and a well told story

Don't see it if You don’t care about the rise of tabloid journalism

72
Raunchy, Quirky, Funny

See it if You love Nathan Lane and enjoy comedy with sophomoric humor

Don't see it if If you’re looking for a serious show

Also The surprise was the 2 female lead actors. Great acting all around.

90
During previews
Intelligent, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy fresh original musicals

Don't see it if You prefer a light fluffy musical

Also This is a hauntingly beautiful show with a great score and fabulous ca... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Relevant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like fresh new musicals. A must see if you enjoy original songs, unique staging and ensemble casts.

Don't see it if If you’re expecting a traditional musical.

Also Fabulous cast, great singing. Relevant themes for parents and kids. No... Read more Read less

87
Clever, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy originality and want to laugh almost non stop

Don't see it if You don’t like quirky humor or small musical productions

Also A truly unique show with a versatile ensemble cast and great music/sin... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You loved the movie, are a Disney fan and like big Broadway musicals

Don't see it if You’re not a Disney fan and are looking for a deep storyline

85
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if You love musicals with some humor and a relevant social message

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a musical show or prefer classics

Also This is a must see show. It’s hard to both entertain and make a strong... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Dizzying

See it if You want to see a stellar performance by Bryan Cranston or you liked the movie.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy innovative staging that uses technology throughout or like audience participation.

Also There’s a lot going on visually with the staging. I found the monitors... Read more Read less

75
Intense, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You enjoy small intimate plays

Don't see it if You’re looking for a light show or if a story about aging and dementia hits too close to home

Also This is a serious play which shows the impact of dementia on family me... Read more Read less

84
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You want to see Glenn Close at her best in a unique take on the Joan of Arc story

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy historical dramas and a small theater setting

Also A very intimate theater experience. Glenn Close was amazing

97
During previews
Absorbing, Riveting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to experience Tony caliber acting in a riveting storyline that will leave you thinking about the show long after it ends

Don't see it if You don’t like serious thought provoking storylines

Also This show is gut wrenching to watch but so beautifully told and acted.... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a serious yet funny multi layered story about the complexities of love, family and acceptance.

Don't see it if LGBTQ is not for you and you’re looking for a light show

Also This show exceeded my expectations. The cast is superb and the staging... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy a more intimate musical production with a stellar ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a juke box musical.

Also A unique production with beautiful music. You don’t need to be a Bob D... Read more Read less

80
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a show about love, sex, beauty and aging that’s provocative and funny

Don't see it if You’re expecting Idina Menzel to sing or you don’t enjoy comedy mixed with serious topics.

Also Idina Menzel was superb.

97
Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you’re a fan of Harry Potter (the book series/movies) or like an original creative show

Don't see it if If you haven’t read the book series or seen the movies, you might be lost or you don’t like long plays in 2 parts

48
During previews
Disappointing, Dated, Slow

See it if You love Denzel Washington or Eugene O’Neill or a dialogue heavy show.

Don't see it if You want a fast paced show or uplifting storyline. This show is 4 hours.

Also Some of the actors were difficult to understand. I didn’t hear at leas... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a slower paced show with lots of dialogue and depth. This show is brilliantly staged and acted.

Don't see it if You like a fast paced show and a linear storyline.

70
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy Tony Kushner’s work. Great acting and staging.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy non linear story lines and long (3 hour) plays.

80
Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You’ve not seen the play or movie or want to experience a different production of the story.

Don't see it if You’re hoping for a Patti Lupone or Madonna recreation of the lead role.

Also I found the young Eva to be miscast. But Pfeiffer was spot on. I was a... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Edgy, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if You love Alanis Morrisette music or a show that covers multiple relevant issues

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy rock music or multi layered storylines.

Also I wanted to love this show. There was a lot going on story wise. It se... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a big musical production with a superb cast and beautiful music

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals

Also I didn’t enjoy the movie but I loved this show and the music.

80
Fun, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You liked the movie and enjoy big quirky musical productions

Don't see it if You like a classic Broadway musical

78
Socrates
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You love philosophy, politics and a show that makes you think in multi dimensions.

Don't see it if You want light theater and don’t enjoy philosophical questions

Also Fabulous ensemble cast and great staging. I found the first act to be ... Read more Read less

78
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You love Glenda Jackson and/or Shakespeare

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy long plays, this one is 3 hours

90
All My Sons
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if If you’re an Arthur Miller fan and enjoy a well acted and beautifully staged drama. The acting is superb.

Don't see it if You prefer fast paced shows or dislike family dramas

68
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You love Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow or the Clinton’s or enjoy politically and relationship themed stories

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy stories that go back in time and imagine conversations/events that might have occurred.

90
Thought-provoking, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy plays that are both entertaining and educational

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in women’s rights or learning more about the constitution

90
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy the TV series and want to laugh

Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy comedies or musicals

Also Great cast and funnier than I expected

80
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy a play that tackles serious issues in a light hearted way.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy humor and lightness around serious issues or small productions

Also Great performance by Rupp. The set is inviting with all of the beautif... Read more Read less

80
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy deep storylines and great acting

Don't see it if You don’t like monologues and slow moving stories

Also Jake G and Tom S give raw masterful performances. This is 2 separate s... Read more Read less

79
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy coming of age stories, great singing, acting and ensemble casts

Don't see it if If you want a light story or have issues with gay themes

82
Entertaining, Romantic, Funny

See it if You loved the movie or enjoy an old fashioned romantic musical with an original pop score

Don't see it if You didn’t like the movie or don’t like musicals

Also Totally entertaining. The cast does not disappoint. Karl and Barks hav... Read more Read less

85
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to learn about Gloria Steinem’s life and you’re interested in the women’s movement.

Don't see it if You don’t have an interest in the history of feminism.

Also Small theater in the round setting made for an intimate experience. En... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to enjoy a memorable, beautifully acted and uniquely staged production of a timeless classic

Don't see it if You didn’t like the book or don’t enjoy long plays (this one runs over 2.5 hours)

Also This is one of my favorite books. I was hesitant to see it interpreted... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Fun

See it if You love Cher and enjoy a big musical production with great singing, dancing and costumes

Don't see it if You’re hoping for an in depth story of the life of Cher not just her music

80
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoyed the movie or like a modern, fresh, fun musical

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical or don’t enjoy pop culture

88
During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want to see an original creative show with an all star cast. Great acting by all 3 actors.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy thought provoking themes and endings that are ambiguous

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy a fun entertaining show with some good laughs and like the GoGo’s music

Don't see it if you don’t like musical comedies and find sexual innuendo offensive.

94
Clever, Relevant, Must see

See it if You enjoy an ensemble cast, clever staging and a historically based plot that shows the kindness of people and best of humanity

Don't see it if You like elaborate productions and staging or don’t like musicals but otherwise I think this show would appeal to most

82
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great ensemble cast

See it if You like a serious yet funny story laced with themes of power, truth, betrayal, and injustice.

Don't see it if You don’t like multi layered storylines.

Also All 4 actors deliver powerful performances.

80
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Relevant, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You enjoy an original musical with mother/daughter and immigration themes. Great ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musicals or a musical with a serious storyline.

94
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You want to experience a stellar production of an iconic play with an amazing cast.

Don't see it if You’re not into serious subject matter or ready for a major time commitment 7.5 hours.

Also The entire cast is amazing but Andrew Garfield’s performance is Tony w... Read more Read less