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Reviews (129)
100
During previews
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful
November 19th, 2022

See it if I liked EVERYTHING about the show - the singing, dancing, staging, costumes, acting, tapping.

Don't see it if ...you are expecting to see Marilyn Monroe and the original movie in its original version - you will be disappointed

Also This is a great show. There are many differences from the movie, but t... Read more Read less

88
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining
November 13th, 2022

See it if I really enjoyed the music and the singing. The voices were magnificent!

Don't see it if You don't like women in drag. You have to know that all the performers are female. Be prepared.

Also Mostly, I really enjoyed this production. The women played their roles... Read more Read less

84
Very long, Indulgent, Entertaining, Overrated, Romantic
September 16th, 2022

See it if you like synchronized dancing - especially with youngsters

Don't see it if you think that Hugh Jackman is overrated

Also The show is more than 2 1/2 hours. It would be 2 hours if we didn't ha... Read more Read less

48
The Panic of '29
Midtown E
Confusing, bloody, Disappointing
August 5th, 2022

See it if I don't know why anybody would like the show

Don't see it if I don't think that you would like it, either...

Also Billed with toe-tapping music this looooong boring show has very littl... Read more Read less

84
Great singing, Clever
May 8th, 2022

See it if you want to see a show that got spectacular reviews

Don't see it if you are an old person who is not up to modern jargon

Also I am not qualified to judge this show. I do not understand a lot of th... Read more Read less

95
Harmony
Financial
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful
May 8th, 2022

See it if I loved it - you will, too

Don't see it if you don't like shows that end with the nazis taking over

Also I found this show funny and touching. WONDERFUL singing and some great... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Delightful
April 24th, 2022

See it if you like Greek myths revisited

Don't see it if you don't like Greek myths revisited

Also By the people who wrote the wonderful Desperate Measures, but not quit... Read more Read less

80
The Patsy
Lower E Side
Ambitious, Great acting
April 19th, 2022

See it if you like one man shows - one man playing 8 characters in 80 minutes

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows - one man playing 8 characters in 80 minutes

Also Greenspan is phenomenal, but it was too fast for me. A little costumin... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great step dancing, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Great staging
March 20th, 2022

See it if Sorry, I liked the show...

Don't see it if Fictional history can be tough

Also Fictional history around the time of the civil war. deals with racism.... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining
March 20th, 2022

See it if Michael Jackson - what's not to like?

Don't see it if Maybe you didn't like MJ...

Also The energy in the theater is tremendous. The audience is higher than a... Read more Read less

79
Disappointing, Great singing
January 20th, 2022

See it if you like really good music and you don' t care too much about the story

Don't see it if you like an interesting story

Also The caveat blurb says, "Show speaks of death, suicide and racism..."... Read more Read less

84
Becoming Dr. Ruth
Financial
Historical, Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining
December 30th, 2021

See it if you think of Dr Ruth fondly

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows or you don't like Dr Ruth

Also Tovah Feldshuh does a wonderful job of channeling Dr Ruth.... Read more Read less

90
Rescue Rue
Gramercy
Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful
December 11th, 2021

See it if this is a musical puppet show meant for children, but see it if you are a child at heart

Don't see it if this is a show for children - maybe you are too old...

Also Puppet show about an abandoned dog looking for a happy ending.... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Enchanting, Delightful
December 6th, 2021

See it if Santa, The Rockettes, and camels - what's not to like...?

Don't see it if you are too jaded to enjoy holiday joy

Also It's a classic. ... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever
November 30th, 2021

See it if you are a Sherlock aficionado and you like A Christmas Carol

Don't see it if you are a Sherlock fanatic and won't try any new Sherlock

Also A good mash-up of a new Sherlock mystery and an old Christmas Carol.... Read more Read less

75
Too long, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow
November 30th, 2021

See it if you like historical fiction

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

Also So looong.... Read more Read less

92
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great singing
November 25th, 2021

See it if you like a show about teenage angst with singing and dancing - like Dear Evan Hansen with LGBTQ

Don't see it if another musical about teenage suicide...

Also I did enjoy this almost-ready-for-prime-time musical. The star, Holden... Read more Read less

89
Great staging, Great singing, Clever
November 6th, 2021

See it if you want to see a Broadway quality show at off Broadway prices

Don't see it if you can't sit for 2 hours and 45 + minutes of sometimes tedious singing

Also I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of this off Broadway sh... Read more Read less

100
Hilarious, Absolutely wodnderful!, Must see
November 5th, 2021

See it if I REALLY enjoyed this show - I loved the singing and the dancing and the clever quick changes. You might, too.

Don't see it if you can't get Robin Williams out of your head.

Also Robin Williams is not coming back. Rob McClure is a fine actor-singer-... Read more Read less

100
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great everything, Must see, Entertaining
September 19th, 2021

See it if I liked it. I LOVED it. What's not to like? Great singing, great music, great lyrics. Eye popping costumes...

Don't see it if Maybe you don't like to be really entertained...

Also At first I thought it was "razzle dazzle 'em - how can they see with s... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Great acting, Relevant
August 15th, 2021

See it if you liked Waiting for Godot and The Old Testament

Don't see it if you are put off by excessive cursing and use of the N word.

Also I understand that the playwright changed the ending. I would like to s... Read more Read less

82
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing
August 15th, 2021

See it if you wonder about reality vs illusion

Don't see it if you like your plays straightforward

Also I was surprised at how good this show is, considering it is in a littl... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Riveting, Funny, Great singing, Delightful
March 7th, 2020

See it if you want to see a Broadway show at off Broadway prices

Don't see it if you are wedded to the Debbie Reynolds movie version

Also An excellent show. Great singing, dancing, story.... Read more Read less

99
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Entertaining, Romantic, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging
February 23rd, 2020

See it if you like Jerry Herman and you miss him

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

Also So entertaining. Such beautiful music. Wonderful production numbers an... Read more Read less

85
Animal Farm
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging
February 16th, 2020

See it if you are a fan of George Orwell

Don't see it if you never heard of Animal Farm

Also Very well done version of Animal Farm. The actors portray the animals ... Read more Read less

78
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Dizzying, Ambitious
February 11th, 2020

See it if you want to hear songs about death

Don't see it if death turns you off

Also It advertises itself as; "We're Gonna Die is a non-musical/non-play/no... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever
February 8th, 2020

See it if you want to see a Broadway show at off Broadway prices

Don't see it if you don't like silly, serious-ish, fun musicals

Also A big show in a little space. Marvelous costumes, great choreography, ... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Profound, Intelligent
February 2nd, 2020

See it if you want to see a classic by Brecht

Don't see it if you prefer comedies

Also 3 short stories dealing with losing your home and identity.... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny
February 2nd, 2020

See it if you want to see 2 iconic actors

Don't see it if you can't laugh at dementia

Also I went to see Len Cariou and Craig Bierko, so I wasn't disappointed. I... Read more Read less

79
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Cliched
January 26th, 2020

See it if you like dramedies

Don't see it if you like something a little more substantial

Also A pleasant enough way to spend an afternoon or evening. Good, not grea... Read more Read less

75
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Confusing
January 13th, 2020

See it if you like Irish Fringe

Don't see it if thick brogues get in the way of enjoyment

Also The male actor's Irish brogue made a lot of what he spoke unintelligib... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Riveting, Profound, Great writing
January 5th, 2020

See it if you like a mystery with relevancy

Don't see it if you prefer light fare

Also Very well written and absorbing.... Read more Read less

79
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Slow, Profound, Great staging, Absorbing
December 29th, 2019

See it if you have the patience to sort out the plot

Don't see it if you don't want to do a lot of thinking while the plot lumbers (literally) on...

Also The scenery is the scene steal-er here. Large plywood forms - moved by... Read more Read less

99
Hilarious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever
December 23rd, 2019

See it if Do you like marionettes? With live singers?

Don't see it if Do you like marionettes? If not - stay away...

Also So clever! So entertaining! Not just for children. Marionettes acting ... Read more Read less

80
The Giant Hoax
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever
December 7th, 2019

See it if you enjoy great singing and clever lyrics

Don't see it if you would rather see more adult entertainment

Also Perhaps more for children, this musical is very clever and entertainin... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Thought-provoking, Entertaining
December 1st, 2019

See it if you'd like to see Stephanie Powers and Harry Hamlin

Don't see it if you don't care for 2-person shows

Also Entertaining if a bit confusing. The 2 actors play several sets of bro... Read more Read less

89
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
December 1st, 2019

See it if you love Love, Actually and you love having fun

Don't see it if you want to be sad at Holiday time...

Also I enjoyed this very much and I didn't even see the movie.... Read more Read less

85
Slow, Enchanting
November 24th, 2019

See it if you like all incarnations of A Christmas Carol

Don't see it if Bah, Humbug

Also A play with music, alternately joyous and dark, this Christmas Carol r... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Great staging
November 20th, 2019

See it if you want a serious musical and you like the music of Alanis Morissette.

Don't see it if you like your musicals big and splashy and funny

Also This is a lot of show. Drug abuse, rape, racial issues, gender issues.... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Einstein's Dreams
Midtown E
Confusing, Great staging, Great singing
November 17th, 2019

See it if you want to see Albert Einstein singing and dancing

Don't see it if Albert Einstein was actually some sort of great man for you

Also A lot of singing, interesting choreography.... Read more Read less

88
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great staging, Clever
November 17th, 2019

See it if you are a fan - must see

Don't see it if you never heard of Harry Potter and you don't want to start now

Also I am not a Harry Potter follower. I had to read a synopsis before I we... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
November 9th, 2019

See it if you liked it on Broadway - an excellent off-off production

Don't see it if you don't enjoy good music and fun

Also I saw The Drowsy Chaperone 3 times on Broadway. I LOVE the show. This ... Read more Read less

79
LOVER
Midtown W
Slow, Great staging, Entertaining
November 2nd, 2019

See it if you want to listen to a woman talk about her life

Don't see it if you don't want to listen to a woman talk about her life

Also Too long. Too much information. Could so with some condensing.... Read more Read less

83
Ambitious, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining
October 27th, 2019

See it if you are a teen-ager

Don't see it if you are tired of teen-age angst

Also Well, I enjoyed it.... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Panama Hattie
Midtown E
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting
October 26th, 2019

See it if you like old Cole Porter musicals

Don't see it if you want a little more relevance in yur musicals

Also A musical from the 40's. Fun, tuneful Cole Porter songs.... Read more Read less

80
Fluffy, Entertaining
October 21st, 2019

See it if you are a Marilyn Monroe fan

Don't see it if you didn't like Marilyn

Also The actress does an adequate job of impersonating Marilyn. The songs a... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Clever
October 19th, 2019

See it if you like your Shakespeare set to music

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare even if it takes place in the 70's with music

Also A musical adaptation of Macbeth with fun and drama, 70's style music a... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Masterful, Great acting
October 13th, 2019

See it if you like intense showmanship

Don't see it if you want more of a show for your money

Also Very intense, very well acted. You do begin to sense what is coming an... Read more Read less

92
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing
September 29th, 2019

See it if you like historical drama - esp Lyndon Johnson

Don't see it if long, historical drama bores you

Also Lyndon B Johnson last years of his presidency. ... Read more Read less

89
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Romantic, Great acting
September 29th, 2019

See it if you like Tennessee Williams - stories about passionate women

Don't see it if you don't like Tennessee Williams

Also Marissa Tomei is on fire. Her lonely character comes alive and passion... Read more Read less