Joyce 6309

New York City

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Reviews (81)
70
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like a solo performance recounting a person’s life centering around the loss of a child.

Don't see it if You don’t like solo shows, especially non-linear solo shows.

89
During previews
Worth a trip to the lower east side

See it if You like old style musicals that are energetic and delightful. Beth Malone shines as a feisty, spunky Molly Brown.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or having just plain fun

84
During previews
Well written, well acted, absorbing play, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in Multi-themed plays about the black experience In Harlem in the past. Well acted and worthwhile

Don't see it if You are looking for light fare, no social issues and want a feel-good play

77
Quirky, Funny

See it if Like bio spoofs with a talented cast that make you laugh and forget your woes

Don't see it if You haven’t a silly bone in your body and don’t enjoy spoofs

83
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like well acted, well written drama dealing with a demise of a town and the people therein

Don't see it if You don’t like drama with heavy content

81
Freestyle Love Supreme
West Village
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love improve done well. No plot, no romance, just imaginative and innovative acting, singing

Don't see it if you don’t like improvisation

72
Enthusiastic, colorful, ambitious

See it if You enjoy musicals with gorgeous sets, unimaginative choreography, and performers with heart. If you’ve seen the movie you might be more in

Don't see it if You are expecting an innovative and memorable musical

88
During previews
Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like actors telling a story of two lonely, disenchanted people trying to make a connection. Tour de force for Mary Louise Parker.

Don't see it if You like happy endings or glimpses into our dysfunctional world today.

75
During previews
Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy storytelling monologues regarding loss and life as told by fine actors

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional play with actors playing off each other

75
Relevant

See it if You want more of the outcries against racism, sexism, violence. It’s a message worth pursuing but to schoolrooms across the country

Don't see it if You aren’t depressed enough by our country, president and politicians.

83
Continuity
Midtown W
Funny, mockollywood pastiche, Funny

See it if You enjoy stereotype view of Hollywood movie making. All bases are touched,: difficult diva, self absorbed leading man, lecherous producer..

Don't see it if You are not interested in comedy and not into climate change as the subject matter of the film within the play

Also ...feminist director. This film within a play has as its center climat... Read more Read less

81
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like a unique interpretation of Shakespeare with a great cast and a clever staging. It was a memorable evening.

Don't see it if You like the traditional interpretation of the Bard’s words, and miss a evening of unexpected turns.

93
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are into a modern day musical of the Greek tragedy Orpheus and Eurydice with novel songs, great performances and great staging.

Don't see it if If you like traditional musicals and don’t mind missing a wonderful evening’s entertainment

90
During previews
The Mother
Chelsea
Riveting, Intense

See it if You enjoy exceptional acting on the part of Isabelle Huppert. Mesmerizing play about a woman’s depression spinning out of control

Don't see it if You don’t like confusing alternative plots or subjects that are on the dark side.

83
Relevant, Intense

See it if You are into the reality of dealing with a parent/grandmother with Alzheimer’s. Not an easy show to witness having experienced it personally

Don't see it if You like your entertainment light and happy. But you will miss a great cast headed by Elaine May bringing it to life

100
During previews
Outstanding

See it if You can get tickets! A beloved book brought to Broadway under the expert playwriting of Aaron Sorkin with a marvelous cast. Don't miss it

Don't see it if You don't like southern racial subjects, and want to miss the hit of the year.

61
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You love Dylan lyrics in a stylized rendition to fit the script of depression era tales played by talented actors, singers and musicians

Don't see it if You are not a Bob Dylan fan and don't love multi plot lines delivered with music

90
During previews
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Glen close, glen close

See it if You want to know about Joan of Arc's family from a unique point of view and watch Glen Close give another amazing performance.

Don't see it if You aren't into historical drama but you will miss a gripping play with the consummate actor!

84
During previews
Great acting

See it if You love great actors who carry the weight of a mediocre script involving the “false news” theme of today

Don't see it if You want to miss cherry jones and bobby carnevale in action

98
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if You want to watch an amazing actor, Shane O'Regan, perform multiple roles in a coming of age plot with the background of World War Two

Don't see it if You don't appreciate one man shows or tales of growing up poor in England at the turn of the century

84
The Beyonce
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting

See it if You like modernized and humorized Chekhov with a well-acted cast that keeps you engaged

Don't see it if You don't like clever reinterpretations of classics

81
During previews
Well played ensemble

See it if You like creole, voodoo, slavery and fairy tales

Don't see it if You are not interested in a quadroon history lesson

71
During previews
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Needs work

See it if You enjoy using your imagination

Don't see it if You can't be patient with a storyline

96
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Witty wise and wonderful

See it if You like clever dialogue, great ensemble cast, funny and sad storyline on being gay in 1968. Question: has anything changed?

Don't see it if You are not interested in homosexuality and the lifestyle

76
During previews
Absorbing

See it if You are into four hours of Eugene O'Neill. Dated but compelling

Don't see it if You don't like plays about despair and alcoholism

86
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Riveting

See it if You are not disturbed by dark explicit sexual language or an unrealistic scenario where a woman is sequestered on a nuclear aircraft carrier

Don't see it if You are disturbed by sexually explicit psychodrama

86
Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You Enjoy a Solo performance built on personal interviews with disenfranchised members of society

Don't see it if You want a lighthearted theatrical experience

79
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Entertaining, Unique revival of an iconic musical

See it if You like revivals of musicals. Creative but distracting staging, wonderful dancing, but don’t expect the WSS of the past.

Don't see it if you want to preserve your memory of the original WSS. This is truly a millennial techno adaptation

83
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like solo performances about mother /daughter relationships. Great performance by Laura linney

Don't see it if You don’t like solo performances, no matter great the performer. Or you don’t like Familial angst between mother and daughter

79
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Dated, Great staging

See it if You enjoy spectacular settings in an amazing venue with a morality play sensibility written In the 1930s

Don't see it if If you don’t like dated morality plays even those that are imposingly staged

Also Germany

84
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love Tina and her music and enjoy glossy bio musicals. Adrienne warren was mesmerizing

Don't see it if You are not a fan and don’t like bio musicals

86
Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if Like great acting and aren’t afraid to deal with the realities of aging. Clever writing but at times confusing.

Don't see it if You want light comedy or musicals.

76
Ambitious, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You are open to seeing a play within an historic townhouse living room, a period piece well written and staged, with talented actors.

Don't see it if You prefer a play on a stage with distance from the action.

Also A magical evening.

52
Collective Noun
East Village
Words words words, Confusing, Dizzying

See it if You want a list of the ills of the world in sound bites. A crash course in injustice with unnecessary sound effects

Don't see it if You are looking for something light and fluffy to escape the horrors of today

90
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Relevant, Riveting, Great acting

See it if You care about social injustice and the complex issues of the LBGTQ community and religious beliefs. These actors were amazing!

Don't see it if If you are not interested in high drama and homosexuality in Uganda

78
Ink
Midtown W
What’s with the danciing?

See it if You want to know about Rupert Murdoch and Larry Lamb and the start of the Sun. Well acted but the staging was over the top

Don't see it if You are not interested in the rise and fall of the newspaper industry

50
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You like musicals with an insipid plot filled with cliches.

Don't see it if You are over 18 and love innocuous musicals.

80
During previews
Exuberantly funny

See it if You loved the movie, enjoy silliness and want to smile. Cast did a great job.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional musical

76
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Sweet and sugary

See it if You like baking, humor, and an adorable Debre Jo Rupp

Don't see it if If you are tired of biases, lesbian angst, and sexual cliches

85
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like Bryan Cranston reprising a role from an old movie that is timely today concerning government, politics and media.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to have your entertainment politically themed and want to miss Bryan Cranston in a memorable role.

85
During previews
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like Stoppard on the topic of consciousness and cognitive Thinking. Really a thought-provoking evening

Don't see it if You don’t want to think and ponder and just want to be entertained. After all, this is Stoppard

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You are interested in a play about an Irish family, the IRA, and familial relationships. This is a masterful production and not to be missed

Don't see it if You are challenged by Irish dialect and don't mind missing talented writing and talented acting

92
Clever, Great acting, Unique

See it if You want to know what your children are up to portrayed by a young talented cast and written by an upandcoming playwright

Don't see it if You don't want to witness a new talent writing on themes that have not been dealt with before

57
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You like watching men act like boys.

Don't see it if You want a play with substance.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Romantic

See it if You loved the movie and enjoy Cinderella stories

Don't see it if You are not a romantic aged 18

86
Skintight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy good acting, good laughs and homosexuality en famillle. Check out the maid!

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh, watch Edina Menzel perform or still struggling with the LGBT community

99
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You love great acting, brilliant writing, albeit a difficult play. Bravo Stephen Rea!

Don't see it if You don't like plays containing infanticide, insanity and insults.

67
A Blanket of Dust
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if Like political themes of a broken government

Don't see it if You are tired of "these truths are self evident" and it's only getting worse

76
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if You like good acting

Don't see it if You are looking for a plot that goes nowhere

87
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Delightful

See it if You like poetic farces with charming actors doing their best to create mayhem among them

Don't see it if You don't like rhymes