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Reviews (86)
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you would enjoy a deep, often tragic drama about a modern generation of gay men and their relation to a past generation decimated by AIDS.

Don't see it if AIDS or gay-themed plays do not appeal to you, especially ones that contain a good deal of tragedy. Its very long also.

Great acting, Clever

See it if See it for the actor, he's really amazing when he just switches so seamlessly between characters.

Don't see it if If you don't like one person plays or lack of scenery/formal stage, or if you have heard the story so many times you are bored with it.

Intense, Confusing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you enjoy intense dramatic plays that involve a lot of flashback and some confusion, requiring concentration and thought.

Don't see it if You find a play about dementia too depressing, or the end of life issues of a long-married couple uninviting. Not light entertainment.

Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You would enjoy it if you are a Hillary fan or if you like Bill Clinton jokes. Those who find the machinery of politics entertaining also.

Don't see it if Politics is of no interest to you and you are not fans of the Clintons. 90-100 minutes without an intermission would bother you.

Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is for the serious theatergoer, requires a lot of focus to get the full experience. Must enjoy realism and journalism politics.

Don't see it if Not light entertainment. Realistic with some not-so-happy endings. Not for those who find tabloid journalism insipid and uninteresting.

Also Both male lead actors did an amazing job. Second best dramatic play I ... Read more Read less

Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Its cute, clever, nothing profound but a very light and enjoyable night out. Enjoyed the music and teen angst, fun for any age.

Don't see it if You don't like improbable science fiction, or high school musicals.

Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Great acting

See it if You enjoy family drama with lots of skeletons in the closet, which explore the morality of what an aging patriarch will do to keep family.

Don't see it if Family issues of sweeping inconveniences under the rug and dealing with terminal issues like Alzheimers are depressing to you.

Also Gordon Clapp's performance is excellent.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You were a fan of the original movie and would enjoy a parody of it. A little over-the-top slapstick and a lot of fun. Great dancing.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy silly parody and slapstick, or are not a fan of musicals in general. Escapism, nothing serious here.

For a previous production
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Masterful

See it if A classic re-enacted by two actors which is really engaging, keeps your attention and well done. A Fringe Festival must-see.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the story and find the material too depressing.

Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You might like it more if you were a fan of these two during their American Idol days. The singing is good, the jokes are bad.

Don't see it if You would be bored by a slow moving variety type show. Only the singing is worth watching. I only attended because I was offered a $5 ticket

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

See it if If you are fascinated with shoes and drag performers, enjoy catchy songs and great dancing, if you are into "camp" you will love this.

Don't see it if If you are turned off by crossdressing performers, ie drag queens you will not enjoy this.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if If you are a Sex and the City fan and want to watch a very entertaining synopsis.

Don't see it if You don't like one woman shows and you have no previous knowledge of Sex and the City. You should have some familiarity with the show.

Dated, Dizzying, Intense

See it if Amatuer immersive theater is attractive to you, you like close quarters and intensive subject matter, and historical works.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate community theater level acting ie over-acting, very close quarters, action sometimes occurring at a dizzying pace.

Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if Updated Shakespeare. See it if you like comedies with clear plots and catchy tunes. Great acting, very entertaining, a nice diversion.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare, want serious theater instead of light comedy, don't want a pleasant escape from reality for an evening.

I Am My Own Wife
East Village
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if A true story of a transvestite who survived the Nazis and the Communists. Gave a very balanced portrait of her with the discrepancies.

Don't see it if You dislike plays about the gender non-conforming, or you do not want to visit that dark period of history, WW2 and the Cold War.

During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Dated, Great writing, Intense

See it if Great piece of classical theater by Eugene O'Neill.

Don't see it if Dated, very intense, quite dark, as O'Neill's work is. Not light entertainment.

During previews
Absorbing, Profound, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if One of Edward Albee's best and most autobiographical plays. A really intense experience, punctuated by humor. Glenda Jackson is amazing.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter entertainment, and prefer not to confront life's difficult topics. Albee does not shy away from anything..

During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Eve Ensler and one woman shows, do not mind graphic descriptions of real-life violence against women.

Don't see it if Autobiographical plays depicting cancer and extreme violence against women would be upsetting rather than entertaining.

Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You like drag shows with very irreverent , raunchy material that mocks religious tradition.

Don't see it if You don't like drag shows, are offended by sexual content and mockery of religion.

During previews
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Funny, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if You would enjoy a raunchy white trash rendition of a Dr. Suess tale involving a romantic entanglement of The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who.

Don't see it if You don't like one woman cabaret type acts, are looking for some wholesome holiday entertainment, and are grossed out by eating roasted dog.

Also Not for children!

Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you have an interest in the psychopathology of unusual fetishes and are not upset by otherwise revolting topics

Don't see it if you are revolted by unusual fetishes and behavior

Absorbing, Ambitious, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You are a fan of Michael Moore and don't mind 2.25 hour monologues without an intermission.

Don't see it if A 2.25 monologue without intermission is more than you can handle, and you despise liberals.

Also I am a conservative but like to keep an open mind. Mr. Moore thankfull... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense

See it if you have seen the movie several times and want to see a fairly faithful adaptation.

Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with the book and movie or you will not understand the specialized "gang slang" used throughout the play by the hoodlums

Shell Shock
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Intense

See it if you want to see a realistic portrayal of PSTD.

Don't see it if You are disturbed by a graphic portrayal of PSTD.

Also I am hard of hearing and female voices do not project well. I was seat... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Intense

See it if You find intense dramatic plays enjoyable, especially when they culminate in scenes of violence, and explore the aftermath of that violence.

Don't see it if You dislike violence and profanity. Not light entertainment. The hopeless prospects of the working class characters can be depressing.

Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You favor intense drama that explores the social context of guilt and innocence, and moral dilemma of assigning blame in tragic accidents.

Don't see it if you don't like intense drama and ambiguous moral dilemmas, or wish to be reminded of recent rail tragedies. Its not light entertainment.

For a previous production
Masterful, Riveting, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Harry Potter fan. Very good acting and staging, portrayed conflict between characters well, focus on Albus's relations to Harry and Scorpius

Don't see it if Not a Harry Potter fan and you don't know the backstory, would be too confusing. If your thinking is concrete and fantasy doesn't appeal.

Midtown W
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if you are curious about the power dynamics of BDSM. and are seeking a sort of intro to it.

Don't see it if you are in "the scene" as it not a realistic portrayal. The wife's interest and quick embrace of BDSM unreal. Hetero men aren't subs to men

Burn This
Midtown W
Intense, Great acting, Funny

See it if If you would enjoy an unconventional romance between two very different people.

Don't see it if The attraction and improbable relationship seems too contrived and unrealistic. If you would be offended by profanity, drug and alcohol use.

Also Saw it primarily for Adam Driver's performance which was excellent.... Read more Read less

Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A very focused drama with one setting, intense dialogue, not light entertainment.

Don't see it if You are expecting it to be like the movie [it isn't], find the tight setting and focused dialogue between two characters too stifling.

Absorbing, Great singing, Must see

See it if A truthful portrayal of the fate of the 9/11 airline passengers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland for 5 days, and the aftermath. Well done!

Don't see it if If the topic of 9/11 upsets you too much, it might be hard to watch. This is not light entertainment but it offers hope in the disaster.

Also I found it very engaging, it really held my attention through 100 minu... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Absorbing story about being a closeted gay boy at an all-boys prep school. If the plot appeals to you, its a serious and timely play.

Don't see it if If you are offended by homosexual themes, don't see this.

The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You appreciate great drama. The dramatic impact of this play is very strong, you can get very absorbed in it.

Don't see it if The IRA, and that particular period of history do not appeal to you, violence, drinking, and swearing bother you.

Also This is probably the best drama I have seen since "Side Man" many year... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if Very energetic, fun, great dancing and choreography. The 2 lead actors are both great, I have seen them in many other productions.

Don't see it if Its a gay themed play and a little preachy, you would not enjoy it if you are not a fan of that lifestyle.

Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if A very witty play about a gay man's romantic dilemmas. The mother-son scenes with Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl are not to be missed.

Don't see it if Gay themed romantic plays don't interest you.

Dietrich: Natural Duty
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if A brief glimpse at the background and career of a great Hollywood icon. See it if you are interested in knowing more about her.

Don't see it if You find the material and time period dated, its 1930's and 1940's, or are not curious about Marlene Dietrich's background.

The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Quirky, Slow

See it if If you are interested in the British game Snooker, sports fixing/betting, and have the patience to watch an elaborate con unfold.

Don't see it if You are uninterested in a game based on pool, sports fixing/betting, and don't want to watch a slow, elaborate con unfold.

Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Dated

See it if Great dancing, singing, and staging. Should be mature to appreciate it, check out the song list and see how much it appeals to you.

Don't see it if You are under 60. Its very dated. I am in my 60's and only recognized one-third of the music. Check out the songwriters and their hits 1st.

Absorbing, Intense, Riveting

See it if You are OK with realistic war dramas that are gory, and depict violence and brutality toward women. Only light song was "Nami's Lament".

Don't see it if Realistic, brutal war dramas are upsetting to you, especially when they pportray violence and brutality toward women. This isn't lite fare.

Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if A good example of the dynamics of the hearing, deaf but speaking, and deaf non-speaking worlds. Gets into a lot of the politics not in movie

Don't see it if It is dated. There does not seem to be any chemistry between the two leads. The staging is spare for a Broadway production.

Midtown W
Concert linking classical pieces to rock standards

See it if Good concert presentation, voices and music quite good.

Don't see it if No coherent structure, not a play in any sense of the word.

Also A true example of the marriage of classical and rock would be "Days of... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Carole King's music, including all the songs she wrote in the late 50's and 60's , and interested in learning her story.

Don't see it if You are not interested in Carole King's music and consider it too dated.

Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if You like really intelligent plays you have to focus on, and aren't bored by the financial sector.

Don't see it if You don't want to focus carefully on the action and are really bored by anything having to do with finance.

Also Reminded me of "The Big Short". A cautionary tale for our time about g... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if Nice production of a classic musical I saw 20 or 30 years ago. Improbable story line but great singing, dancing, and slapstick comedy.

Don't see it if You don't care for old-fashioned musicals which have a lot of large choreographed singing and dancing numbers, or you have seen it before.

Confusing, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of Poe and productions with a supernatural overtone, and are willing to suspend reality for a very offbeat plot.

Don't see it if You prefer more realistic productions and would not appreciate an unusual plot.

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like offbeat musicals set in a hypothetical apocalyptic New York

Don't see it if You need to understand most of the lyrics that are being sung, the band is so loud you can't hear them.

Also Story is hard to follow since you can only hear about 35-40% of the ly... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You would like to see a humorous, fast-moving alternative take on the Harry Potter universe.

Don't see it if You don't have a good recollection of the Harry Potter books. You just won't get most of the humor.

Absorbing, Indulgent, Overrated, Relevant

See it if you are interested in Mengele and the subject matter

Don't see it if you are not interested in past Nazi history

During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if You appreciate the bard, this is a favorite play of yours, and you appreciate great comedic acting, and good vocals as well.

Don't see it if You have tired of Shakespeare productions, or have seen this particular play often enough. The seats are not so comfortable at this venue.

Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny

See it if You are a fan of Forbidden Broadway, or enjoy musical satires and spoofs.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of satires and spoofs.

Also Rap lyrics go very fast and may be difficult to follow. Before the sho... Read more Read less