Joseph 9268

New York City

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Reviews (28)
85
Everybody
Midtown W
Must see, Great staging, Fantastic, Wonderful adaption

See it if You want to see a wonderful modern adaption of a, not only classic, but historic play

Don't see it if You like people taking liberties with classic pieces

90
Octet
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like chamber musical about our addiction to technology. I walked in knowing nothing and was entranced and blown away

Don't see it if You're turned off by non-stop singing and preaching about how we can't "stop looking down at our phones" (not a direct quote, but similar

62
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Fluffy, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to see an actress give her ALL to play Frankenstein. She is the most resonant part of this two-hander.

Don't see it if You don't care indulgent creative choices, elongated periods without dialogue and nothing interesting, unnecessary music and staging

75
Refreshing, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want a show about family, specifically father and son. This play will resonate with those far from home with aging parents

Don't see it if You're not in a comfortable place in your parental relationship. While I think people should face fears, I can see this hitting hard

85
Resonant, Indulgent, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy theatre that takes risks and attempts to break boundaries and tell stories in original ways. You enjoy foreign theatre

Don't see it if You can't stand to read subtitle for an entire 2 hour production with no intermission. You can't take explicit, violent depictions.

90
Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for pure entertainment. I brought my mother and it was her favorite of the weekend. What a fun, delightful show.

Don't see it if You need depth, a good story, something to sink your teeth into. This show is a spectacle, and its fun once you walk in the theatre

80
Intense, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like dark, original takes on classic shows influenced by modern times/politics.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of re-imaginings. I wasn't too familiar with the original, but those i know who are were a bit baffled at moments.

59
Indulgent, Fluffy, Excruciating, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You like your theatre like an after-school special. Waited 3 years, after all the hype, no star-power...I found myself standing bewildered

Don't see it if You're a fan of more polished works. This show feels like an empty vehicle for Ben Platt, who, now that hes not involved, took the heart

75
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Slow, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of monologues. Two one-man plays with a shared theme of fatherhood are interesting to you.

Don't see it if You are bored without dialogue. Sturridge's half dragged for me, and he seemed unsure. Gyllenhaal does great work with what hes given

90
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if The perfect "jukebox" musical. Other shows seem to merely fit the songs into the story while the story is fit around the songs here.

Don't see it if You're looking for a BAD night at the theatre. This show is pure joy with great storytelling.

90
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for a fun, engrossing night that stimulates the senses. Though you can be separated, perfect for dates!

Don't see it if You need a "show" with a clear beggining, middle, and end. The show has a narrative; your experience belies on your navigation of the rooms

85
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great staging, Funny

See it if You're looking for a fun, hilarious, entertaining night out. Perfect for dates!

Don't see it if You're looking for a story or substance. This is pure fun.

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You're looking for a play that pushes buttons and boundries in a smart and creative manner.

Don't see it if Talks of Race, sex, and simulated sexual violence are triggering to you. It is a tough and honest play to watch

65
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of the classics. Want to see what keeps a show running for so long. Prefer a minimalist night out with a bit of razzle dazzle

Don't see it if If you need something more. The Cast seemed bored and unexcited when i saw it, just going through the motions, making for a disengaging show

80
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like Sam Shepard and his wonderful American plays

Don't see it if You don't like plays that take a poetic turn and become shakespearean in their necessity to listen and interpret their verse

80
One in Two
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great show involving self-reflection; a dissection of one's own life and choices and way of living

Don't see it if You aren't interesting black and queer stories. This a powerful and unapologetic one

85
Indulgent, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see a musical in the vein of the golden era. While a new adaption, with an almost 100% revamped modern script, it felt classic

Don't see it if Fluffy shows with that classic musical theatre feel don't amuse you. I'm talking big smiles, big-acting, and hammy moments

88
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love great, classic theatre with theme that continues to resonate today

Don't see it if you don't like theatre with some outdated wordage, characters

85
Soft Power
East Village
Relevant, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like political theatre, or theatre with something to say. This piece is brave in Its presentation of america, thought i dont fully agree

Don't see it if Politics take you out of a show. Though i understood the satirical nature of the "musical within a play" at a certain point I felt bombarded

85
Relevant, Must see, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of shows that don't have a single narrative, but that explore the possibilities of theatre and how else it can speak to you

Don't see it if You need a singular cohesive story. If you're not interested in stories that concern people who don't look like you.

90
Entertaining, Epic, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a spectacle. This is a beauty to behold with family and friends. You wont leave "thinking", but infused with passion

Don't see it if You can only afford the rear mezz. Tickets are very expensive as it's VERY popular, rightfully so, but try to grab good seats.

100
Masterful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You love music. You love theatre. You love art. I've never walked away and thought that i had just seen a perfect show, but this was it

Don't see it if I couldn't even say "don't go if you're not a fan"...because i dont know any or much of David's or The Talking Heads that well...still great

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Epic, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You're looking a fabulous night at the theatre that takes a historical figure and applies real storytelling with a modern twist

Don't see it if You hate good theatre.

90
The Infinite Wrench
East Village
Great writing, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like to see artists "going there" and flexing all their muscles at different levels. Often comedic and daramatic scenes are back to back

Don't see it if You're looking for a single narrative story.

70
Mothers
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You're looking for a show that showcases a playwright flexing their muscles and trying new stuff

Don't see it if You get annoyed at a less direct and explicit storyline. This one takes risks.

75
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, In previews

See it if You are a fan of historical and political theatre. The play does not preach any politics, rather than showcase what happened at that time

Don't see it if Not interested in being presented a dramticized historical account

75
Betrayal
Midtown W
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see 3 Great Actors work out issues of love/marriage/and friendship with the help of a well-written script

Don't see it if The subject of love affairs and cheating are of no interest to you.

95
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You like comedy that is not only edgy, but comes from a place of empathy and a reach for understanding rather than plain poking fun

Don't see it if If you're easily offended by crude and vulgar remarks and humor. Jokes all work within context of the show, but the words are still there