Joanne 8172

Clifton

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Reviews (36)
50
During previews
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy seeing the orchestra and having the music dominate the story

Don't see it if You expect great singing Want to clearly understand the story line without bursting into song every 5 minutes

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a one person show about the events heading up to the crown heights riots in the 1990’s Like mulitiple perspectives

Don't see it if You want to see Anna Devere Smith or expect this to be better than that Want a linear story Don’t care about what happened then

50
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like to hear historical quotes read about two famous people You enjoy readings

Don't see it if You want to see a play with actors playing the parts of Shirley Chisholm and Robert E Lee Someone reading the parts and trying to imitate

53
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You want to see Tom Hiddleston in person

Don't see it if You want to see a dramatic arc in a show titled Betrayal You need a strong story with character development and to understand motives

54
During previews
Tender Napalm
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Confusing

See it if You like language driven theater with lots of monologues You appreciate non linear stories about relationships

Don't see it if Concrete, linear storytelling Characters engaged in abstract monologues rather than conversations

74
During previews
Good singing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like to see what happens with a book that goes to film and then theater You like musicals with strong black voices

Don't see it if You want the play to follow the book You don’t like the ”musicalization” of dramas with a loud onstage orchestra

78
During previews
Proof of Love
West Village
Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You like one woman shows with a character reflecting on the state of her marriage and family Black theater

Don't see it if Don’t like talky shows You don’t care about a monologue about a marriage and a lif

70
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You love the Temptations songbook Like to sing along to a show

Don't see it if You don’t like song filled musical with a run time of 2.5 hours with an intermission

52
During previews
Slow, Indulgent

See it if You like two person shows about global issues in Africa

Don't see it if You don’t like slow wordy dialogue driven shows

69
During previews
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
Intense, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the toll apartheid took on people up close and personal Like heavy topics that take a toll on humanity

Don't see it if Don’t want heavy and dark topic Do t care about what a South African black couple went through

73
During previews
Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the history of black women and their roles in Hollywood

Don't see it if Don’t like long plays Don’t care about the history and representation of black women in movies

74
During previews
Awake
Midtown W
Absorbing, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to think more about the issues of the day Enjoy a large ensemble cast Like a play with many different stories to tell

Don't see it if You don’t like 2 plus hour long plays Want a linear main story rather than many short stories

79
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if Love Moving spirituals and black church music The voices of a talented ensemble of young black men dealing with sexual orientation

Don't see it if Don’t want nudity or homosexual themes Don’t want to go to church in talk or song

76
Eve's Song
East Village
Funny, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You enjoy a family drama Like black theater Like an interesting g story with a bit of the paranormal

Don't see it if You don’t like to see plays with spirits or ghosts You need recognizable well known actors

70
Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like to see good actors from screen and tv live you are a Lonergan fan

Don't see it if are struggling with dementia in your life or watching the rapud decline of a beloved elder

55
During previews
Overrated, Slow

See it if You just want to see Jeff Daniels at any cost

Don't see it if If you don’t like wordy plays with multiple narrators that is 2 hours and 50 minutes long You want to see and hear Jeff Daniels for most sc

Also The casting of adult As Scout and the brother rather than child actors... Read more Read less

100
Carmen Jones
East Village
Delightful, Great singing, Must see

See it if Love great operatic singing and soaring sopranos and tenors Love Anika Noni Rose Love a talented ensemble cast Love an intimate setting

Don't see it if Don’t like opera Don’t want chills and goosebumps from the power of stellar voices

68
Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if you just want to see Denzel in person like a large ensemble cast with many story lines have 3+ hours to invest

Don't see it if dont like long shows with big casts want to see Denzel every minute of the show he doesnt show up for 50 minutes and then is in and out

70
FEAR
West Village
Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like to see how fear drives 3 people to do different desperate things Good solid acting - Class differences and assumptions about same

Don't see it if You don’t like talky plays Get upset about adults doing something to hurt a minor

69
Disappointing, Slow, Funny

See it if Long tally shows with a diverse cast At work settings and conversation

Don't see it if Can sit for two plus hours or go up three flights of stairs

88
During previews
Relevant, Profound, Great acting

See it if You want to see a great theater about the impact of being put in a box, as a black American male An actor at the top of his game

Don't see it if You don’t want to be confronted with how white privilege interprets and limits the potential and performance of black males

77
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love soul stirring singing of gospel music You enjoy a black woman”s story about her life , her family and coming out as gay

Don't see it if You don’t like a religious theme running throughout and the black church experience You don’t like gospel music

78
During previews
Oo-Bla-Dee
Red Bank
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoy good singing and music in a variety of genres Learning about the history of black women/people in the music business

Don't see it if You don’t think it’s worth traveling to Red Bank NJ You don’t care about hearing soul stirring music

83
During previews
Refreshing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see great chemistry between two actors Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon bring their A Games

Don't see it if You don’t like explicit sex scenes and nudity Want a musical

66
Graphite
East Village
Thought-provoking, Funny, Ambitious

See it if If you have a college age student of color in your life

Don't see it if You don’t care about the struggles of college students of color and what they are faced with a predominately white colleges

85
During previews
White Noise
East Village
Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Love Daveed Diggs and Suzann Lori Parks- they are both in top form here If you are interested in plays about race relations, slavery

Don't see it if Don’t have 3 hours to spare , enjoy the topics above, don’t want to see an explicit sex scene

72
Imaginative, Thought-provoking, Good music

See it if You like to see an interesting play that explores the legacy of Billie Holiday, Malcolm X and Yusuf Hawkins You’ll like drama with music

Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy a drama mixed with a musical Don’t care about the stories of Billie,Malcolm and Yusuf

60
Clever, Intelligent

See it if Are interested in neurioscience and it’s application to romance and marketing

Don't see it if Are not interested in the technical aspects of the brain

79
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want to explore issues between black women and men in a relationship Enjoy drama Like contemporary sets and issues

Don't see it if If you are triggered by the topic of rape Don’t care about the issues of blank women and men

70
During previews
Behind the Sheet
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You enjoy medial history Want to see a good ensemble cast of women

Don't see it if You are not up to an intense look at how enslaved women were used as Guinean pigs Don’t like serious topics

70
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Relevant

See it if You like to see TV Stars Live You enjoyed the movie

Don't see it if Loud audience participation shows

54
During previews
Slave Play
East Village
Disappointing, Edgy, Intense

See it if An edgy way to explore how interracial couples deal or dont deal with race in their relationships by being a voyeur to their group therapy

Don't see it if domt want to see graphic sexual couplings,nudity

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to have a fun experience. See an actress , Cherise Booth,totally inhabit a role. Love black theater and Lynn Nottage

Don't see it if Don’t like any of the above . Want a serious play

80
During previews
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Profound

See it if If you want to really think about the issue of race and police treatment You want to see Kerry Washington”s acting chops

Don't see it if You want a light entertaining show You don’t want to hear about the issues of living while black

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

See it if like seeing an intelligent well written beautiful music show equisite costumes

Don't see it if you dont like rap you want to compare to original cast you will be disappointed

94
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Must see

See it if If you loved and maybe miss disco music You loved Donna Summer need a feel good show with a good story too

Don't see it if dont like Donna Summer disco music