Joan 7094

New York City

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Reviews (35)
92
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if Poignant, beautifully acted

Don't see it if You don’t like comedy or drama—it has both.

63
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if If you like Brecht and know the play well.

Don't see it if You like plays with a clear narrative

88
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you love the plays of Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan’s songs, and are interested in seeing two disparate artistic visions working together.

Don't see it if you are only interested in mindless musicals.

67
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like both rap and neuroscience.

Don't see it if You have an aversion to rap or have a problem with plays that are too long.

76
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Overrated

See it if you love Golden Age musicals, great singing and gorgeous costumes.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of musicals

Also I found it to be disappointing. I thought it was very slow in places. ... Read more Read less

73
Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if If you love Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals or musicals in general. The music is exquisite; the lyrics are beautiful.

Don't see it if If you don't like Golden Age musicals

Also The dancing was spectacular. I didn't think that the leads had much ch... Read more Read less

99
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Profound, Must see

See it if You like Brecht, Weill and challenging political theater

Don't see it if You go to the theater merely to be entertained.

56
Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky, Banal, Great writing

See it if You like your Shakespeare edgy, antic, confusing and weird.

Don't see it if You like Shakespeare that emphasizes the words and the story.

70
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Great acting, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched, Funny

See it if You like great acting, especially Kevin Kline's, old-fashioned farce

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows that are dated or if you dislike farce

94
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Profound, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if You love Sondheim, innovative staging, exquisite voices

Don't see it if You don't like innovative staging, musicals

92
During previews
Venus
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite, Great writing

See it if You like Suzan-Lori Parks spectacular, dizzying, smart writing, terrific acting, contemporary themes in a play set in the early 19th century

Don't see it if you are allergic to plays that are smart, edgy and political

80
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like great acting, challenging subject matter, Annie Baker plays

Don't see it if you don't like Annie Baker's plays and/or writing style, if you don't like being intellectually challenged

94
Angel & Echoes
Midtown E
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Intense

See it if You like plays that deal with contemporary issues brilliantly acted and writing that is both explicit and poetic

Don't see it if You are disturbed by descriptions of graphic violence

95
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Profound, Resonant

See it if you love stupendous acting and accomplished, poignant theater. Harvey Fierstein gives a tour de force performance.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate great acting or if you have no interest in LBGT history.

56
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you like scatalogical humor repeated over and over, uninspired lyrics and repetitious music and workmanlike acting and singing.

Don't see it if you like musicals with terrific music and lyrics and a good libretto.

50
Everybody
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Edgy, Banal

See it if you enjoy repetitious, pretentious plays attempting, without success, to reinterpret a classic text.

Don't see it if you don't like gimmicky, self-consciously edgy plays.

88
Wakey, Wakey
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Enchanting, Great writing

See it if if you like innovative plays that are ostensibly about one thing, but are actually about something very different.

Don't see it if you enjoy traditional plays that do not challenge you to think about a topic in a totally different way.

91
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if If you have an interest in history, love innovative , challenging musicals with lots of heart and incredible performances.

Don't see it if I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't love HAMILTON!

92
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You love to watch a master monologist at work. See it even if you don’t usually like monologues.

Don't see it if I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t like it. Dear

97
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if You love beautiful stories of love and loss, and tour de force acting. Michael Urie is a miracle!

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see it.

75
Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if you are a Rodgers and Hammerstein fan and you wants to see how well a libretto and songs hold up in spite of some unusual choices.

Don't see it if you prefer to see older musicals performed only one way

88
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like comedies with terrific actors, and enjoy learning about something you might know nothing about—snooker—a game popular in the UK.

Don't see it if You don’t like learning about something completely different.

73
Disappointing, Great singing, Quirky, Overrated, Cliched

See it if Great singing, interesting staging, lots of great dancing, lots of action

Don't see it if you are more of a fan of Golden Age musicals and you ;like your musicals to be slower paced.

100
The Chechens
Gramercy
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Profound, Riveting

See it if you like plays that are meaningful and thought-provoking with terrific acting

Don't see it if Everyone should see it!

95
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if You like thought-provoking plays with extraordinary acting

Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged when you go to the theater and like your entertainment light and breezy

95
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You love amazing singing and acting from two of the grand dames of American musicals

Don't see it if You prefer "edgy", unconventional musicals

92
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like innovative writing and great acting

Don't see it if You demand that a play set in the 19th Century have old-fashioned dialogue that mimics how people spoke long ago

82
During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like plays that are dystopian but frighteningly relevant

Don't see it if You voted for Donald Trump and haven't realized that you made a terrible mistake

84
Rooms
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if if you like innovative theatrical experiences, brilliant "acting" (the acting is actually three monologues piped into three rooms)

Don't see it if you can't handle difficult, depressing subject matter, no matter how worthwhile

62
Indecent
Midtown W
Repetitious, boring, slow,one intense scene, on-the-nose dialogue

See it if if you are particularly interested in the history of the God of Vengeance

Don't see it if you dislike repetitious scenes and on-the-nose dialogue

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you appreciate early Eugene O'Neill's expressionist plays, terrific acting and interesting puppetry.

Don't see it if you like only naturalistic theater, have problems understanding dialect or are sensitive to the use of racist language.

55
Cats
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if you like banal musicals with no real libretto, like watching actors dressed as cats writhing around without purpose for hours. love cats.

Don't see it if you insist that a musical have a libetto and not be just a bunch of songs strung together with no real story or theme..

93
Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Refreshing, Spectacular costumes/puppets

See it if you like absorbing musicals with amazing costumes, puppets and staging, and you enjoy being transported to another world.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals, are jaded or enjoy only very serious drama.

95
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if ...you like innovative productions of classic plays, plays in fascinating venues, political plays.

Don't see it if you dislike plays that challenge your world view.

84
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Innovative, Challenging

See it if you like a fascinating, challenging, innovative interpretation of a classic, and enjoy thinking and talking about a play long after it ends.

Don't see it if you like typical interpretations of a classic plays.