Ken 15

New York City | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (206)
79
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like musicals. Despite the spare set and no costumes, this show is very engaging. Great talent and cleaver lyrics carry the show.

Don't see it if you don't like heart warming shows. The plot kind of peters out with a hokey resolution. But that does not matter too much.

79
Feel good

See it if you want an energetic play with very good singing and live music with a happy ending. Talented cast plays all the instruments while acting.

Don't see it if you want a profound story with great dramatic value.

70
Well acted

See it if you like madcap humor. Two actors do a great job playing multiple characters. The plot is a little weak, but the acting makes up for it.

Don't see it if you don't like physical humor.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a play with great dialog. Well acted and easy to watch. Humorous dialog does not obscure the family dysfunction.

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas.

69
Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you like shows with historical prospective. Interesting how the need for military technology makes for 'strange bedfellows.'

Don't see it if you don't like slow shows. It makes interesting points, but drags on and on along the way.

70
Not bad

See it if you like revivals of old plays. Terrific set makes this easy to watch. You should like labor and family dramas.

Don't see it if you don't like old style plays. If you want a lot of action, don't see this.

70
Cleaver at times

See it if you like satire of the news. Some of the skits are cleaver. Some miss the mark. Kudos for fearless acting and singing.

Don't see it if you don't like current events or satire. It can get a bit off of the mark some of the time.

90
Great singing, Great staging, Great theater

See it if you want classic Broadway executed as you imagine. Everything is superlative: singing, acting, staging, costumes, sound, etc.

Don't see it if if you don't like musicals or golden age Broadway shows.

68
During previews
Confusing

See it if like British shows. This well staged show potentially has an interesting plot, if you can understand the dialog.

Don't see it if you don't like to struggle understanding the dialog and the plot.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if like a well produced play. Everything is first rate -- acting, sets, story. Even though written in 1925, still relevant themes.

Don't see it if don't like shows with political and social messages.

67
During previews
Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you like French Bistro music. Charming set and great singing are marred by a confusing and muddled story. I helps to know French.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with Gay themes.

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are interested in young people trying to make sense of life's tragedies. Well acted, great sets. An engaging story keeps your interests.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with little action dealing with a serious subject.

75
Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like an intense drama. Good acting, interesting premise with many ideas to ponder.

Don't see it if want a play with a less confusing climax. Without spoiling things, I did not fully understand why a noted person acted the way she did.

78
During previews
Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if want plays about family dynamics. Witty dialog makes this easy to watch. Makes you think about how we treat people with disabilities.

Don't see it if want a action packed evening. If you are not into the characters, this show can be slow.

70
Well acted

See it if you want a polished play with good acting. A lot of humor masks the underlying drama.

Don't see it if you don't like shows about family angst. Also, Irish accents can be hard to undrestand.

75
During previews
Original, Absorbing

See it if you want an ever moving, kinetic show. Interesting story is well choreographed. Sound effects are masterful.

Don't see it if want a linear play. Somethings can be a little confusing and can take time to sort out.

73
Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you want to think about social responsibility. Excellent cast and good script makes this grim subject a topic for thought.

Don't see it if you want a light, fun filled evening.

67
During previews
Underwhelming

See it if a polished play with no convincing story. The humorous moments can't help it. Good acting makes this more watchable then it should be.

Don't see it if you want a play with a good story.

80
During previews
Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like extreme emotions and subjects tempered with humor. Many subjects wrapped into a biography performed by the author.

Don't see it if don't like one-women shows or you don't like feminist themes.

60
Cliched, Boring

See it if you want a show about teenage angst.

Don't see it if you want a show where the characters hold your interest. Most songs sound alike and are overly dramatic, some bordering on screaming.

75
Clever, Funny, Edgy

See it if you like drag shows. Very talented cast performs fun original topical material with strong bias (pro LGBT, anti Trump.)

Don't see it if you are easily offended by profanity or don't like LGBT issues.

84
During previews
Clever, Funny, Surprisingly good

See it if you like shows that do not take them too seriously. Wonderful acting gives a delightful and sometimes touching performance.

Don't see it if you don't like some off-color language or get annoyed at everything rhyming.

60
Great singing

See it if you like Christmas music. All others stay home.

Don't see it if want a play with substance. Not too much to this, only singing.

65
Sometimes funny, sometimes silly

See it if you want a lightweight show. Good acting can't really save the silliness around the show. Some scenes are funny, but most miss the mark.

Don't see it if you want a serious show. The humor does not really work too well.

80
For a previous production
Intelligent

See it if you like shows about science. Basic experiments show chemical reactions. A good show for kids. Fun for adults.

Don't see it if you don't like science. Pretty rudimentary for a chemist or chemistry major.

77
During previews
Thought-provoking, Well done

See it if you like period dramas. Interesting moral choices are explored. Good acting makes this a very watchable drama.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with British accents or you are looking for an action packed evening.

70
During previews
Entertaining

See it if you are a parent. Highlights the journey from carefree married life to having the first child. Sometimes funny, sometimes overdone.

Don't see it if you don't like one man, story telling shows.

75
Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a funny play with a message. Very good acting compliments this satire and makes its point.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play with a moral message.

75
Clever, Enjoyable

See it if you like cleaver one act plays. Two of the three plays are terrific, the one of them is a bit confusing. The third play has great acting.

Don't see it if you want a big show with a lot of action.

75
Masterful

See it if you like one man shows. A terrific performance. I wonder how he can keep up the pace.

Don't see it if you want an action packed show or you don't like character studies.

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Wandering

See it if like a well acted show. First act is very good. Second act wanders off track a bit too much.

Don't see it if you don't like ethnic stories.

70
During previews
Well done

See it if you like a show about young adults finding themselves. Singing, acting, music were very well done. The subject matter must interest you.

Don't see it if you don't like a show about young adults finding themselves. You can get annoyed at the characters.

65
Confusing

See it if you like absurdist plays. Some good points made in between the craziness. Add 10 points if you are a in tune with women's issues.

Don't see it if wan't a play to make it's points in a more traditional way.

70
Ok

See it if you like fluffy musicals. Very good acting and singing with an interesting premise.

Don't see it if want a better plot. It is a bit muddled and predictable.

60
Eh!

See it if . Interesting story. However, it was only tangentially explored in the play. The cast does try.

Don't see it if you want a show that is more developed and does not look like a high school play.

70
During previews
Quirky

See it if you like absurdist plays. Good acting holds your interest, but the meaning is hard to tease out.

Don't see it if want a plays based on reality.

74
Engaging

See it if you like a character-centric show looking back at life's trials and look forward to what could be next. Comic character vignettes are fun.

Don't see it if you want an action packed evening. Some references are dated.

75
Entertaining

See it if you like a professional production in a very small theater. A very watchable play that goes by fast.

Don't see it if you don't like serious shows about interpersonal relationships.

69
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Philosophical

See it if you like philosophical plays about the place of art/music in society. Interesting historical drama delves into pre-Israeli history.

Don't see it if you want a show with more than dialog. Don't see it if you are not interested in the early history of Israel.

75
Suspenseful

See it if you want a show with an unexpected twist. While there is a slow start, this well acted play mostly keeps interest throughout.

Don't see it if you want a show with a definitive ending. There is also a little bit too much melodrama in the end.

71
For a previous production
Funny, Silly, Clever

See it if you want a sometimes slapstick, but mostly humorous, evening poking fun at theater. Stunt coordination is very well done.

Don't see it if you don't like physical humor.

72
Absorbing

See it if interesting play about a famous person. Well acted and staged.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with religious, philosophical themes.

82
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like older plays. While the subject is 'matter of fact' today, this play must have been heresy in 1912. Great acting, easy to watch.

Don't see it if don't like family dramas. This plays seem tame in today's world.

50
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like satire (I think.) However, the satire passed me by. Interesting premise, but wasted on this old brain.

Don't see it if like easy to understand plays.

68
Well acted, Raunchy

See it if you like energetic one man shows. Audience reaction is constant with many laughs. Add 20 points if you know about Gay life.

Don't see it if you don't like Gay themed shows. Also, you should be well integrated in Gay life to get many of the references and jokes.

83
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you like serious plays about high finance. The well paced show moves along and never drags. An incite into junk bond manipulation.

Don't see it if you don't like shows about corporate finance or you are looking for a funny play.

71
During previews
Slow, Sometimes interesting

See it if you like plays that are 100% the characters. A lot of talk. Some people will strongly relate (and like it), others will find it boring.

Don't see it if you are not into women's issues or you want a show with action.

79
During previews
Entertaining

See it if you like a well acted play about Washington politics. Not too hard to follow and a few surprises along the way.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with little action. Most of the play is interactions between characters.

75
During previews
Engaging, Entertaining

See it if you like a Chinese spin on family dramas. Characters are interesting to watch and the show moves along well.

Don't see it if you want an action packed show. There is a small amount of Ease/West rivalry, but not to oppressive.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you want a show with engaging performances. Relevant subject matter focus on the very difficult subject of consensual relations.

Don't see it if you don't like character studies and/or shows with ambiguous endings. It's just two actors talking.