John Ned

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Reviews (90)
91
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Fun

See it if you want to see Marisa Tomei shine is a perfect role. She has great chemistry with Emun Elliott. Beautiful staging with a nice chorus

Don't see it if you can not understand plays with characters speaking with strong accents. Some words hard to decipher.

Also The play was more entertaining than I expected. Great memorable perfor... Read more Read less

89
Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Touching

See it if you have a loved one with dementia. This play feels like a puzzle into the mind of the disease. It also is a tender, touching love story.

Don't see it if you are not willing to let the story unfold. Some have said it’s confusing, but I don’t agree. There are many clues as to what is going on.

82
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Great cast, Entertaining, Clever

See it if For the delightful, talented cast. The story was inspired by Macbeth, has a good rock style score. Set in the 70’s, it filled with campy fun

Don't see it if you don’t like dark humor. The show could be trimmed a bit. Be prepared for gunshots.

Also Standout performances by Megan Lawrence, Ryan McCartan, Taylor Iman Jo... Read more Read less

62
Long Lost
Midtown W
Cliched, Wasted talent, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of the cast who are giving some good performances with the material provided.

Don't see it if you don’t want to witness some cringe worthy moments on stage. Some of the dialogue was unimaginative.

79
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging

See it if You are looking for a play to make you think. You can dive into the symbolism and have a lot to discuss. Fantastic set and cast.

Don't see it if you like plays told in a mainstream fashion. This may not be something for all tastes.

92
During previews
Wonderful chemistry and acting, Masterful

See it if you want to see two great actors who are perfectly matched give memorable performances. Play is full of true emotion, humor, and romance.

Don't see it if you do not wish to experience the intimate details of the beginning of a relationship ... including brief nudity and language

91
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Gripping, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you want a powerful story. I thought I would be bored by subject, instead I found it interesting and fascinating . Wonderful set and staging

Don't see it if You don’t like long plays...although for the most part the pace moves along nicely. I felt it could be trimmed a bit.

Also Surprisingly fun segments make the play a little more entertaining... ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great staging, Ambitious, Campy, Commercial

See it if you want to see a visually fantastic show that dazzles with cool special effects. The set and lighting are terrific. Filled with fun moments

Don't see it if you want a sophisticated evening of classical theatre. This is a show that tries hard to be a crowd pleaser.

Also I feel this show succeeds in giving your money’s worth in terms of wow... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if you want to watch a fun musical with a lot of laughs... a very good book... great performances by the whole cast.

Don't see it if you don’t want to just sit back with a smile on your face and be entertained. First preview felt like it could be trimmed about 15 minutes

88
Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want absorbing, strong performances by the cast. I could not take my eyes off of Ethan Hawke ... fast paced interesting play

Don't see it if You are bothered by violence and disturbing subject matter

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want to see a play full of different elements that draw you into the story ... suspenseful, funny, intelligent, intense

Don't see it if if you do not enjoy or find it different to understand characters that speak in Irish accents. Maybe skip if you can’t sit for long periods

Also Great large ensemble cast... not a weak link to be found. Great set an... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You are a Sondheim fan. I enjoyed the intimate staging ... good cast ... many parts of the show were very entertaining and fun

Don't see it if You get restless sitting through a show with no intermission...the show had a couple slow spots where my interest would drift a bit

90
Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if For wonderful, entertaining singing by the cast mixed into a good story... at times funny, tender, heartbreaking and real

Don't see it if you are expecting to learn everything about the lives of the characters. It is not a long play but at the end I liked and cared about them.

66
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Relevant, Very uneven

See it if you want to see a play with a heartfelt important message and shared food at the end.

Don't see it if you want to see a play that knows what it wants to be. ... some scene were good but others felt cartoonish. The vibe was strange and uneven

68
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Quirky, Disappointing, Ok .. but nothing special

See it if you want a sitcom like show ... it is not hard to understand or follow ... the second act is entertaining but the ending is very abrupt.

Don't see it if you want a memorable play ... while not terrible, I would not recommend at Broadway prices

86
During previews
Apologia
Midtown W
Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you are looking for a interesting play about about choices and circumstances and the results they can bring in life.

Don't see it if you are not interested in dysfunctional family dramas

Also I was glued to Stockard Channing’s performance ... her character is no... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Riveting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want to totally escape into a show. The staging is wonderful...Little touches and effects make for a memorable, magical experience.

Don't see it if you feel you can’t let yourself be swept away by storytelling .. but you should still give it a try.

Also My favorite show of the year! I enjoyed every aspect of the show.

70
During previews
Disjointed, Cliched

See it if for the star power and chemistry of Armie Hammer and Josh Charles. Their performances kept my interest and were enjoyable.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play that simply connects and takes the audience down a successful path. This was very disjointed.

Also I would not recommend this play to people that are not fans of the cas... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Skintight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you enjoyed Joshua Harmon’s previous plays. I find his plays to be funny, contemporary and entertaining with a thought provoking message.

Don't see it if if you expect the play to be centered around star Idina Menzel. While her performance is very good, she is really part of an ensemble.

Also Not all the characters are likable... for me the characters of Elliot ... Read more Read less

88
Powerful performances, Wonderful choreography

See it if you enjoy classic musicals filled with terrific dancing and powerful, show stopping performances

Don't see it if you want a musical with a good, gripping storyline that pulls you in and makes you really feel for the characters. The story doesn’t hold up

74
Travesties
Midtown W
Great acting, Quirky, Wonderful production and set

See it if you do some research about the play. Without some knowledge it could be very overwhelming. You will find great acting and a great set.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span. The play really is not for everyone tastes, With putting in work and thought it can be rewarding.

Also Roundabout hosted a talk before the show which was a very big help to ... Read more Read less

88
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you are looking for a funny but relevant play. Story unfortunately remains timely. A great role for Michael Cera, who is very entertaining

Don't see it if you are looking for a big production. The staging is not flashy but nice.

70
During previews
No spark, Slow, Ambitious

See it if if you are a fan of the actors who do a fine job. The play may appeal to those interested in hand language or hearing impaired stories.

Don't see it if If you don’t like slow moving plays. Joshua Jackson’s character does so much interpreting that is all starts to feel like one voice.

62
Great acting, Boring show

See it if you are a big fan of wonderful actor John Lithgow, who I always enjoy seeing on the stage. A show that comes from the heart, but slow moving

Don't see it if if you are looking for more than two short stories acted out by a single actor. The stories were not able to keep my attention.

73
The Children
Midtown W
Edgy, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy plays that are thought provoking. You will leave the theater thinking about the themes explored.

Don't see it if you are not open to a slow to grab you story. While I eventually got absorbed into the play, the overall result was not totally satisfying

62
During previews
Slow, Ambitious

See it if you have a discount ticket or are a subscriber. A interesting concept... a life of the main character changing age, sex and race each scene

Don't see it if you want a play that can fully keep your attention. The 90 minute play dragged in parts.

93
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Profound, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy plays with clever, witty dialogue. The play moves from being very funny to tragic. Acting by the cast is absorbing and real.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by sexual explicit subject matter.. I feel it was handled realistically and intelligently. Play could be trimmed

Also I really enjoyed this play. Since I fall into the same age group as th... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Clever, Slow, Quirky

See it if you want a play with a good concept. I liked the playwrights ideas but scenes moved along slow. Cast was very good ... impressive child act.

Don't see it if You want to be challenged by a play. I figured it out too easily and predicted any twists or turns. Overall did not live up to it potential

77
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you want a light, entertaining play that deals with heavy topics of racism and sexism. The characters are likable & easy to connect with.

Don't see it if you don’t like plays that have the main character tell much of the story by talking directly to the audience and not acted out with the cast

50
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Slow, Lifeless

See it if you are a Second Stage subscription ticket holder...otherwise you are not missing much by skipping this production.

Don't see it if you want to see a play that can hold your interest for 90 min.

Also Disjointed...This play was very slow and felt like a puzzle that was a... Read more Read less

80
Amazing dancing, Great singing

See it if you enjoy old fashioned musicals with great dancing. Classic Cole Porter songs sung beautifully by Kelli O’Hara and the cast.

Don't see it if you have seen Kiss Me Kate before. While a very fine production, I felt nothing new was brought to it.

Also The dancing was the highlight... Corbin Bleu fantastic

92
During previews
All My Sons
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a very good production of a classic American play. You will feel drained at the end by it’s powerful story.

Don't see it if you want some light entertainment. This play pulls you into serious topics making you think and feel.

Also At this early preview, I felt not all the acting choices matched with ... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Clever

See it if you want to be absorbed into a clever, fulfilling play...Wonderful performances... interesting story mixed with some humor

Don't see it if you just can’t stomach the idea of anything that might remind you of today’s politics.

Also A quick moving play ... 90 minutes fly by

86
The Cake
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a fun, entertaining play that is also relevant and thought provoking. All sides of the argument are presented intelligently

Don't see it if your views are so strong that any point of view that differs upsets you...but if that is the case, this is a play that you really should see

93
Fresh, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a show with a unique, quiet, soothing vibe. A simple story of people connecting and coming together. Beautiful in many ways

Don't see it if you get frustrated trying to catch all the words spoken with a accent. The show is also quiet and I feel I missed some dialogue.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Big heart, Uplifting

See it if You enjoy big hearted musical comedies ... filled with very funny performances. The show has a uplifting, feel good ending

Don't see it if shows that are silly at times make you roll your eyes.

Also I only started to connect with this show when the character of Emma wa... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Entertaining, Touching

See it if you want to see a new original musical with a talented cast, fun special effects, some very touching songs, and good story.

Don't see it if you are looking for the next Dear Evan Hansen... there are some very good moments in this musical but overall some mixed results.

95
True to life, Great acting, Must see

See it if you want a window into dementia and aging. This true to life play gives insight and helps to understand this illness. Wonderful performance.

Don't see it if you do not want a mirror of a hard fact of life that many live with. While there is plenty of funny moments, this is a sad play

Also I’m living through helping my father who has dementia now. I saw so ma... Read more Read less

83
Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you want to be pulled into the story thanks to Janet McTeer’s riveting performance. She was superb.

Don't see it if if you want a story that grabs you right from the beginning. A very slow first act. It took me some time before I became interested.

90
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a play with a strong cast. A story that keeps your interest for the whole 90 min.... some, fun, interesting twists

Don't see it if You expect the play to totally explore the politics of the time. It doesn’t expose anything new.

90
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are looking for a quick moving show filled with songs most people know and love. The production is very entertaining and well done

Don't see it if you want to get deep into the story of the life of Carole King. Beautiful focuses on showcasing all the wonderful hits the were written.

74
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in a play that explores different stages of the life of it’s main character. Written intelligently and easy to follow.

Don't see it if You want a play that features your favorite cast member on stage for a long time. A large cast, but each actor has relatively small scenes

89
During previews
Refreshing, Cool, Fun

See it if you want to see a show with a outstanding opening number that continues to entertain with a surprising story mixed with fun, rocking songs.

Don't see it if you expect and want the story to tell the history of the band The Go-Go’s. While the show uses the band’s hits, this a unique experience

Also I’m a huge fan of The Go-Go’s. I’m sure this added to my enjoyment of ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you are looking for a play that challenges you. The play will have you examining your views on education and social issues.

Don't see it if you just want to be entertained

97
Delightful, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if you want to see a first rate, classic musical. Lincoln Center always seems to put on memorable, wonderful productions...this is one of them

Don't see it if you are looking for something completely new ... most likely you will know all the songs and the story of this much loved show.

Also Lauren Ambrose was out of today’s matinee. Her understudy did a fantas... Read more Read less

77
Slow, Intelligent

See it if you are looking for a historical, period piece. Cast did a good job. My expectations were very low... enjoyed it more than anticipated

Don't see it if you get bored from wordy plays... slow scenes sometimes felt like they would not end.

78
Unique, Funny, Touching

See it if You enjoy a play with good story involving a topic that is not often seen. The play is funny and has a lot of heart.

Don't see it if you want a perfect theater experience. While ultimately enjoyable, the play feels uneven. Some scenes work better than others.

72
Absorbing, Moving, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy one person shows (I do not usually like one person shows)... the story and performance take you on a memorable, moving journey.

Don't see it if The performance I attended had technical difficulties toward the end of the play. I think this made for a anticlimatic ending. .. oh well

69
During previews
Cardinal
Midtown W
Confusing, Good cast, Overloaded ideas

See it if you like a fast paced play. I enjoyed the entertaining performances by the cast ... standout performances by Alex Hurt and Anna Chlumsky

Don't see it if you do not want to be confused at the end of the play. So many ideas and topics are thrown together into such a short play with no closure.

69
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Great acting, Dark, Disappointing

See it if You never saw the original production. The acting is very good but the end result left me feeling a bit cold ... too dark and edgy.

Don't see it if You enjoy being absorbed into a story so much that you feel you are part of it. This play is set up so you feel strictly like a observer.