Kay 1022

New York City

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Reviews (13)
75
Profound, Dizzying, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if you love when a great performance carries the piece — Cillian Murphy's performance is compelling enough to see this show.

Don't see it if you need a clear plot and through-line with external action

72
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Edgy

See it if you want to see POC reclaim stories of slavery and the trauma that comes with it

Don't see it if you are easily made uncomfortable by scenes of graphic trauma, such as rape, domestic violence, and murder

71
Overrated, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if you love My Fair Lady

Don't see it if think misogyny is a plague and don't want to see a musical that perpetuate these tropes instead of subverting them

75
Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Resonant, Romantic

See it if you love Kelli O'Hara and want to see her shine, love exceptional tap dancing

Don't see it if you're bored by a long show, want the patriarchy subverted or questioned extensively

97
Must see, Intense, Edgy, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you love the music of R&H but have been bored and disappointed by recent revivals that don't do enough to subvert misogynistic tropes

Don't see it if you're afraid of the dark, afraid of sexual tension, don't like to be an audience member who's complicit in the action

75
During previews
Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Cliched

See it if you like a play that has a lot to say, if your life fell apart when Trump was elected, if you have gone on dates with self-involved men

Don't see it if you already saw "Daddy" because it's just the same story of being codependent on a person who sucks instead this time with a white woman

80
Dated, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you love dysfunctional family dramedies, captivating acting from a small cast, dark humor, existential benders, toast

Don't see it if you hate an abrupt ending, boys-will-be-boys masculinity, drunken absurdism, all-white casts (seriously Roundabout?)

73
Riveting, Indulgent, Great writing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if want to see great chemistry between Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, admire a tight script, have little sympathy for Hillary Clinton

Don't see it if you hate a slow-burning plot

95
During previews
Romantic, Riveting, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if you love a sung-through musical, loved Great Comet, want to see a stunning show by a female creative team, love inventive music

Don't see it if you need the through-line to be in-your-face, want a big tap-dancing ensemble, don't want to be dazzled by innovative theater

94
Resonant, Must see, Masterful, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you love a heartfelt story about people in a small community rallying together

Don't see it if literally no reason not to see it — it's absolutely delightful and for everyone

85
Hilarious, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you like to be drawn into the world and exposition — you will slowly learn who each character is and what parenting in the 70s is like

Don't see it if you don't like reading into the subtext of a moment, want everything to be spelled out to you, feel uncomfortable when plays examine racism

80
Intense, Funny, Cliched, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love absurdism, feel overwhelmed by the patriarchy, want to laugh at workplace drama, love a dazzling cast and set

Don't see it if you want characters to have 100% realistic conversations, you can't laugh at hyperbolic situations

73
Absorbing, Clever, Cliched, Relevant

See it if you want more feminism on stage, to grapple with motherhood in the 21st century, to ponder what's holding you back in your own life

Don't see it if you don't want to see an all-female cast uncomfortably staged by a male director, or want a true ensemble cast full of dynamic characters