John 806656

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Reviews (26)
80
Disappointing, Cliched, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if to enjoy Beth Malone and an excellent cast do their stuff. Lovely revival in first act and contemporary theater stressed in second act.

Don't see it if if new content will annoy you. Second act is too short to develop all of the ideas so drama and musical numbers both suffer.

79
Entertaining, Clever, Fluffy, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want to have a great laugh at yourself for your obsession with the movie. Totally tongue in cheek fun [rating: 90]

Don't see it if you've never seen the movie or hate every second when your partner forces you to watch it every Christmas [rating: 50]

70
FEAR
West Village
Thought-provoking, Confusing, Relevant, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you want the challenge of exploring definition of fear and evil as well as the reasons for miscommunication among persons of different views

Don't see it if you don't have the patience for an extended op-ed piece that does not create dramatic urgency or cohesiveness.

69
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining, Great singing, Cliched

See it if wonderful and energetic cast with great singing and personalities from the leads and supporting cast.

Don't see it if Totally banal dialogue and predictable story that doesn't match the cleverness of many of the songs.

84
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

See it if amazing staging and directing of a classic. Retains the essence of the musical while providing while making the show a bit more spritely.

Don't see it if you can't sit through most of the old standards waiting for the show stopper 'Church on Time' in the second act. It's a long show.

92
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Must see

See it if like a nicely crafted play showing a wide range of human emotions and the complexities of our interacting with each other.

Don't see it if you will be upset by the pain of loss, gay life style, and dreams unrealized.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Good update translation; fine acting in intimate in the round setting. Probes a person's relationship to achievement, desires, and society

Don't see it if you want a gleeful ending. Good translation still retains Russian ethos of insecurity and suffering.

80
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Disappointing

See it if time capsule of life before Stonewall and AIDS. Good cast - especially deJesus and Bomer. Scary to still hear some of homophobia today.

Don't see it if What was left out? After witty and harsh verbal play - little development of of feelings other than 'stop hating ourselves'.

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Intense

See it if Three magnificent women (Glenda Jackson is brilliant) explore ‘remembering to remember.’

Don't see it if you are looking for a linear exposition of dialogue and ideas.

75
Bump
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Trite

See it if Wonderful performances by all in cast. Clever staging.

Don't see it if Script that is too contrived in order to match actual events.

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if Cast makes you feel a part of the 'island' and the story. Left the theater feeling as if I had visited some friends and heard their story.

Don't see it if No, no, no - if you are expecting Escape from Margaritaville.

75
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Clever, Wandering, Funny

See it if Congenial study and contrast os personalities and goals of two men who find appreciation in friendship. Manning and Van Treuren are engagin

Don't see it if you want a conclusion - play is all process with no end in sight.

68
Party Face
Midtown W
Dated, Cliched, Funny, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if Want to sit back and relax with some easy laughs.

Don't see it if you want to have a cohesive conclusion to a series of random jokes and asides.

Also Cast is wonderful but is hampered by a script with does not flow smoot... Read more Read less

88
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you'd like an unusual and elegant presentation of David Byrne's view of life with his thoughtful commentary.

Don't see it if if you want to see a play. This is a highly choreographed concert

65
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Slow, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience Sam Shepard's take on the contrasts of love, fantasy, and family ethos.

Don't see it if you don't have the patience to sit through a production that drags along. Characters are way too low key..

70
During previews
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Overrated, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if if the current political climate leaves you disturbed. Thoughtful examination of the roles of personal excellence, community, and sacrifice

Don't see it if if the current political climate leaves you disturbed and depressed. Writing never inspired me to action but to resignation.

88
Ink
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if Interested in media and a major shift in print media that mirrors today’s digital changes. Explore egos, truth, and what do people want

Don't see it if Searching for an answer to ‘What’s next’ and ‘why’of the news. Avoid if England, Fleet Street history is a tun off.

Also Jonny Lee Miller and Bertie Carvel are great

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever

See it if Masterful use of hip hop as dialogue. Ensemble cast [included standbys] were excellent. Artful use of traditional and experimental.

Don't see it if afraid of taking leap of the imagination to let yourself go and be seduced by the experience.

75
Entertaining, Quirky, Raunchy, Funny, Insider jokes

See it if Kerry Ipema is delightful. Puns and asides are entertaining.

Don't see it if If you never seen SITC. Clever improv type writing is not enough to carry show if you don't know Miranda from Samantha.

79
Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if like to be challenged by complex ideas and learn about rap from a white Canadian male

Don't see it if you need to take notes to keep track of shows ideas. A lot of information is crammed into 90 minutes - some superficially.

72
The Beyonce
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Cliched, Overrated

See it if A your woman's decision about her future tempered as a 'modern' comedy of manners. The characters of Nadia and Sasha carry the show.

Don't see it if A forced 'adaptation' of a Russian story in which the contemporary allusions clash with historical format of plot and conceits.

79
The Diana Tapes
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if Engaging short play about the dilemma of public and private life and the risks of friendship and greed.

Don't see it if It is not a hard hitting expose or royal soap opera.

40
During previews
Cliched, Insipid, Slow, Disappointing, Aimless

See it if The cast works very hard with limited material.

Don't see it if Not satire, not critique, not a drama - not sure what the direction was intender to be.

77
During previews
Cliched, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing, Dated

See it if to watch Lauren Ridloff develop her anguish with Joshua Jackson serving as an effective 'translator' of her signing for us.

Don't see it if emotional connection does not develop between the two leads [should it?]. The conclusions seem predictable and not dramatic.

90
Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you want to feel like you have been temporarily transported to a kinder world. Script and cast move show forward without sentimentality.

Don't see it if you'd like some epic dancing and scenery like say 'Hello Dolly.'

90
Relevant, Entertaining, Must see, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if Wonderful performances by the two stars and supporting cast. Cast creates real empathy among the characters

Don't see it if you want a lot of dancing and glitter.