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Reviews (146)
During previews
Midtown W
A display of unwaivering family bonds, Heartbreaking, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy good dramatic performances. This one has that.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a well done gritty drama that shows the heartless underbelly of greed, and the grip it has on good people.

Also What you thought you knew wasn't reality after all. Even good people s... Read more Read less

Masterful, Entertaining, Captivating, Mesmerizing, Fascinating

See it if you want to be spellbound. This guy is a total showman.

Don't see it if you're not into mentalists or tricksters. You're missing out though. I'm not a big fan of this stuff, but it was still fascinating to watch

Also This show was almost 3 hours, but I was invested the whole time. Brown... Read more Read less

During previews
Must see, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an interesting & intelligent debate presenting political counterpoints.

Don't see it if political content sends you into a tizzy, especially if you can't open your mind to a viewpoint that's spun differently by MSM.

Also This show is a must see for everyone, if for no other reason than to l... Read more Read less

Fern Hill
Midtown E
Good talent but inane show, Banal, Quirky, Oh so sloooow, Disappointing

See it if you're a senior...maybe. The theater was packed with a primarily older crowd, and the majority found the content funny.

Don't see it if you're not there yet. I promise you, Golden Girls (or Seniors, as it were) it is not. It was long.

Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Booh’s 4th step cousin twice removed, Tongue in cheek but still stupid, A walk down 80s rock memory lane, Cheesecake, A very off off broadway caliber show

See it if classic 80s rock is your go to satellite station. You’re a teen (or DOM) being given free range to ogle a woman w/o being called out.

Don't see it if arm waving, shot drinking, singing along people annoy you. Especially if it’s typically your dumb luck they’ll be in front / back of you.

Also Ok, someone has to explain this one. People panned BOOH but absolutely... Read more Read less

The Exes
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you’d like to see an amateur oscar wilde-esque kind of play.

Don't see it if you get antsy during long shows.

Also I would be lying if I said I thought this show was good. But there’s p... Read more Read less

During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, 1st part doesn't make sense until the 2nd half

See it if you can stick w/a show that starts off slow, but turns into a bittersweet show about the affect despicable adults have on little lives.

Don't see it if child abuse of any kind is relatable, it might hurt. If a sketchy show about abuse seems too generic and incomplete.

Also I almost didn’t see this show because of reviews, but I’m glad I did. ... Read more Read less

Engaging, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a really cute show about the angst of on-line dating and the cray crays that are really out there.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor, or feel the topic is unrelatable.

Also If you DO feel no interest in a story about on-line dating, I suggest ... Read more Read less

During previews
Little Gem
Relatable, Engaging, Poignant, Amusing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a wonderful performance by an Academy Award nominee.

Don't see it if you have issues w/accents, not interested in a story that centers around the trials/tribulations of women, or not fond of small productions.

Also Enjoyable show. Nice performances, and Mason was especially entertaini... Read more Read less

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Long, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want to be the fourth wall & pulled into each character's introspection and take on life.

Don't see it if you don't like semi audience participation. Characters talk to you, not necessarily always asking for response.

Also This was a looong show. I got bored at times.

Entertaining, Good acting, Indulgent

See it if you're interested in seeing a juxtaposed rehashing of events.

Don't see it if you love, or even hate, the Clintons. Either way you'll garner some enjoyment. Also, don't look for a big splashy set, it's bare bones.

Also Based on known events, the fictionalized dialogue was believable. Metc... Read more Read less

Long Lost
Midtown W
Yawn fest, Waste of time., Unremarkable, Long

See it if you have nothing to do on a rainy weekend.

Don't see it if you're looking for something original or unique.

Also I'm still trying to figure out the purpose of this play. There was not... Read more Read less

During previews
Quirky, Ambitious, Entertaining, Cute

See it if you like classic Reiner humor.

Don't see it if you're not into shows where sight gags and shenanigans run rampant throughout.

Also The 1st Act was slow, but the 2nd Act was where the fun started, and i... Read more Read less

During previews
The Bigot
Midtown W
A piece of fluff if i ever saw one, Cliched, Ambitious, Unrealistic, Meh

See it if you like fantasy stories with happy endings.

Don't see it if you don't want to be lulled into a false sense of goodness merely because you desire it.

During previews
Midtown W
Must see, Intelligent, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if a play that shows the inner workings of print media, and what it takes to be successful (and at what cost?), fancies you.

Don't see it if you're into musicals, have difficulty with accents, and not into shows that are fast-paced.

Also This show was extraordinary. Carvel and Miller are superb, as is the r... Read more Read less

Actually, We're F**ked
West Village
Farfetched, Great staging, Quirky, Different

See it if a story that's a cross between friends and [insert soap opera of choice here] appeals to you.

Don't see it if ...I can't think of a reason why you wouldn't want to see this show. It's harmless fun. Improbable. But harmless nonetheless.

Also Nice staging.

Accomplished, Absorbing, Poignant, Must see, Smartly done

See it if you can appreciate a moving choreographed story about one person's efforts to stay mentally connected.

Don't see it if you have no experience w/dementia or care enough to see a performance that astutely depicts the scary happenings w/in one man’s fading mind.

Also The subject matter is a difficult one and it was conveyed masterfully,... Read more Read less

Sweet little silver lining story, Entertaining

See it if you can see the charm in cute little stories.

Don't see it if you don't like cute little musicals.

Also This was a cute (there's that word again, but it's appropriate) little... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you're up for new plays in off-the-beaten-path independent theaters. You might get to experience a little gem, and the find - enjoyable.

Don't see it if you're not into small, intimate theater with bare bones staging. Try and branch out, though. This is a cute one.

Also Such an entertaining play, I was tickled throughout the whole show. Sm... Read more Read less

During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Unimaginative, Disappointing, Skewers an easy target just to make a point, Cliched, Nice staging

See it if you think you might enjoy a show that takes a cheap, dare I say intolerant, shot at one group of people.

Don't see it if you don’t like the crucifixion (pun intended) of Christianity. You don’t like being called a bigot/flawed human because of your faith.

Also If you’re not a very good or even a practicing Christian, you still mi... Read more Read less

If cheesy and a piece of fluff had a baby it would be called “the cher show”

See it if Cher is your smart-ass idol and anything Cher would delight you.

Don't see it if you’re tired of these flash in the pan biographical musical productions. Who will they resurrect next, the Osmonds?

Also I’m not a big fan of these quick and dirty bios w/large ticket prices ... Read more Read less

Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Plucky little play

See it if you like tiny little off-broadway shows that have a tendency to get a bit silly with its humor.

Don't see it if you're a big production kind of person, or not a fan of single performers playing multiple roles.

Also This was an amusing little show, nicely done by the 2 performers. It's... Read more Read less

During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Cute, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you want to see a main dish of silliness with a side of semi-Merman.

Don't see it if by reading the show's description, you don't find it to be interesting. You won't see the fun in it then.

Also All 3 performers sang really well, and they presented a cute and enter... Read more Read less

Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Nice costuming

See it if you want to see a show w/lovely music, nice costumes, and impressive staging.

Don't see it if musical theater isn't your thing.

Also The show was nice, the music was lovely, and performances for the most... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you enjoy music. This show has it all and then some.

Don't see it if musicals aren't your thing. However, I would suggest you give this show a try anyway.

Also The music is a rhythm and bluesy mix of 50s / 60s pop / rock n roll - ... Read more Read less

A somber subject punctuated with humor, Entertaining, Great acting, Moving

See it if you never tire of shows centered around old age, losing independence, vulnerability, and the challenges it presents to everyone involved.

Don't see it if you consider a show about senility an old topic. Pun intended.

Also A sad topic balanced out with humor. An enjoyable show, in spite of th... Read more Read less

During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
If i want to see an angry old liberal who thinks himself intelligent and superior i’ll turn on a congressional hearing

See it if you're in the demographic of the main character. Otherwise, you might find this show boring and old (no pun intended, but it fits).

Don't see it if you don't want to listen to a repugnant, full-of-himself, toxic dirty old man pontificate for almost 3 hrs.

Also I get it. Dick (who really is a dick) is a character. But I found this... Read more Read less

During previews
An honor to watch 2 wonderful actors perform, Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if big names draw you to the theater.

Don't see it if you'd rather have a more linear plot.

Also Honestly, I still don't know what I saw. Either 1 or both parents were... Read more Read less

During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Farcical, Great staging, 3 songs too long, Cute, Entertaining

See it if quirky musicals are your thing. This one is totally silly and cute.

Don't see it if you can't take shows >90 mins. This one was entertaining, but I don't think you'd lose anything, story wise, if you cut out at least 3 songs

Contact High
Midtown W
Committed cast, Too long, Ambitious

See it if you’re happy to be an audience for up and coming professionals.

Don't see it if you’re not interested in supporting fledgling artists.

Also This show put me in mind of an after school special, which isn’t a bad... Read more Read less

Frenetic, Cool staging / projection / lighting effects, Entertaining, Funky choreography & punked-out costuming, Great singing

See it if you have a thing for Meatloaf / love Steinman’s music. You’ll be in raptures with this show.

Don't see it if you can’t take loud sound effects (explosions, gunshots, the music itself), smoke, strobes, confetti-ish stuff flying about (front orch)

Also With the exception of the storyline, which was dopey, everything else ... Read more Read less

Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Deep, Heartfelt, Ambitious

See it if you've never given bulimia a second thought. This show was educational for me; very eye opening.

Don't see it if the subject matter might trigger unpleasantness for you. You don't like a million scene snippets.

Also This was a valiant attempt to showcase a life-threatening disorder, bu... Read more Read less

Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Long, Indulgent, Disappointing, A few good lines, Banal

See it if you get free tix and have nothing better to do. Or, you're a Rita Rudner fan.

Don't see it if you don't like needlessly long shows.

Also This show reminded me of a really really bad sketch show. Or, actually... Read more Read less

Slow, Overrated, Banal, Weird

See it if you set a summer goal to see anything and everything on Broadway.

Don't see it if you get bored easily. You have an issue with nudity, simulated sex and sexual discussions.

Also While Shannon and McDonald both looked/played the part of misfits who ... Read more Read less

Cute, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a bunch of talented people give it their all in a cute little show.

Don't see it if you prefer big productions. This is small space w/general seating on plain chairs.

Also Cast members played multiple roles and were very good. The show includ... Read more Read less

Wasted talent, Painful to sit thru, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you want to see what a trainwreck-of-a-play looks like

Don't see it if you value your time & money. This show's a waste of good talent, & you'll be disappointed if you think you're going to see something good.

Also So, it’s the fall of the Roman Empire, the inmates are running the asy... Read more Read less

During previews
Little Women
West Village
A bit tedious, Slow, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you're a Hamill fan, which was the main reason for me.

Don't see it if you're a traditionalist when it comes to remakes.

Also I think the dated nature of literature as it relates to the story’s es... Read more Read less

Lovely music, Great choreography, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of O'Hara and/or Chase; they worked quite well together.

Don't see it if you're not into cutesy musicals. It's more than that, though. It was funny and the choreography and score really good.

Also This was a very entertaining show. O'Hara was lovely and Chase was cha... Read more Read less

The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Unnecessarily long

See it if a superficial story about a family's life (and involvement) during a politically charged and violent time in Ireland interests you.

Don't see it if long dramedies aren't your thing, and difficult to understand accents irritate you.

Also I'm a little disappointed by this one. While the acting was good all t... Read more Read less

During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Big letdown

See it if you've never seen the movie. You won't see the differences & where this show falls short.

Don't see it if you loved the movie and Dustin Hoffman's performance.

Also Disappointing Broadway version. Basic premise the same, obviously, but... Read more Read less

During previews
Absurdity x a million, Great acting, Funny, Dizzying, Crazy

See it if bizarro theater with subtle messages are your thing.

Don't see it if silliness and absurdity (times a million) isn't what you have in mind when it comes to a theater experience.

Also The behaviors and workplace happenings in this show are so ridiculous ... Read more Read less

During previews
A Jewish Joke
Midtown W
Quirky, Relevant, Similar to today’s blackballing behavior, Nicely performed, Intense

See it if you want to see a brave guy act his heart out for 90 mins, which is tough. There were some ba-dum-bump jokes.

Don't see it if you don’t like intimate theater experiences & you’re too critical of small productions.

Also Johnson was energetic & put his heart into the show. I call him brave ... Read more Read less

For a previous production
Ambitious, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you love the Golden Girls and interactive trivia type shows.

Don't see it if none of the above thrills you.

Also The show was OK, and I mean just OK. What wasn't OK was me sitting in ... Read more Read less

During previews
Nice staging, Entertaining, Interesting

See it if You want to see a play that showcases extremism of faith, and how one man allows his convictions to overrule a sound business decision.

Don't see it if You’re not into an early 20th century play that has a religious bent.

During previews
Midtown W
Great singing, Charming, Entertaining, Funny, Sweet

See it if you want to be entertained by a talented cast in a sweet story with tender undertones.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or slow burning plot lines.

Also This was a thoroughly enjoyable show. Everyone was great, and funny, a... Read more Read less

Intermittent humor, Some nice acting, if not a bit weird, Bizarro, Long

See it if you follow Jason O'Connell and want to see an odd, but relatively nice performance.

Don't see it if you're not into bizarro theater.

Also I don't know what to say... maybe I just don't get it. IMO it's just a... Read more Read less

Moving, Wonderful acting, Teetered on the edge of being a great show

See it if you want to see some really fine character acting.

Don't see it if your nerves are raw from a similar family situation.

Also I'm on the fence about this one. While the acting was superb, I feel l... Read more Read less

Overrated, Excruciating, Awful, Torturous, Banal

See it if you get comp tickets.

Don't see it if you like musicals regardless if the production is good or bad.

Also Poor acting - Barks isn't convincing as a cocky street-smart woman of ... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Fragmented, Ambitious, Disappointing, Good attempt w/difficult subject matter, Human

See it if you're a fan of off-broadway productions that touch on real life subject matter.

Don't see it if you're strictly into big productions and happy-go-lucky story lines.

Also I was fully expecting to be riveted by this show, as well as emotional... Read more Read less

During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky, Ambitious, Fluffy

See it if you're interested in a little tale about blackmail and intrigue centered around a snooker championship match.

Don't see it if you have difficulty understanding heavy accents or if you're not interested in sports themed shows and corruption.

Also This was a nice show with some funny moments. The story is an extremel... Read more Read less