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Reviews (51)
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Missing payoff, feels long, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if you are interested in understanding more about the issues related to 'illigal immigration' and the difficulties many families encounter.

Don't see it if you expect anything new or illuminating. The story offers no new insights, although it is moving.

During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
Amusing, witty and serious, beautiful acting, clever to start

See it if you have ever attended a PTA or city council meeting and wanted to scream.

Don't see it if you want consistency---the beginning is funny and clever but the play suddenly veers to the very dark and shocking.

Dana H.
Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a gripping, true story, interpreted by a master actor. It will have you pondering and mulling for ages.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person plays, difficult subjects, a plain set, with very little movement.

The Thin Place
Midtown W
Edgy, intense, suspenseful, unusual, thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in questions w/ no clear answers,something scary but intriguing,some awesome acting and a unique take on the 'other side'

Don't see it if want large, splashy production with lots if bells and whistles. This is a small productin with no frills, but still holds one's attention.

During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Intense,energetic, absorbing,innovative, electric

See it if you are up for a totally different WSS.Amazing staging (sometimes too much projection) and powewful choreography. Tony,Maria,Anita fabulous.

Don't see it if you want the old movie or show; this is very different, more dark, fast-paced, and modernized.

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Fun and traditional, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like traditional spectacular glitz and holiday joy.

Don't see it if want serious theater.

During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Incoherent, disappointing, Slow, Confusing

See it if like an interesting story with MANY themes (none of which are fleshed out).

Don't see it if want a crisp, clear message. There are several intersting ideas but they are too many and too scattered.

The Great Society
Upper W Side
Informative, cleverly staged, great bc, Relevant

See it if You enjoy history plays, like Brian Cox, want to relive 1965-68, appreciate LBJ's persuasive manner but know the resultant tragedy.

Don't see it if are looking for high tech, in depth character development, or a shift in the historical outcome.

An Enchanted April
Midtown W
Sweet, dated, too long, some charm

See it if you enjoy small but sweet shows, with a very dated plot, but some delightful voices and some charming characters.

Don't see it if you want a highly polished production with uniformly excellent acting. Or if you have no patience for too many similar, non memorable songs.

During previews

See it if you'd like a new take on the old charming story with great sets and wonderful acting.

Don't see it if You're looking for a high-tech show. This is simple, basic and clever.

Charming, beautiful, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to enchant your kids or grandkids and are willing to pay.

Don't see it if you haven't prepared little ones for the story, which is sad and scary unless they know.

During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Dated, trite, trivial, badly directed and very disappointing

See it if you want to sit through a longggg play full of stereotypically depicted Italians very poorly portrayed, speaking with dreadful accents.

Don't see it if don't like overly emotional cartoon charactrers and wailing, unnecessary singing.

Confusing, Great acting

See it if you want to see 2 fantatsic actors make the most of a difficult situation, and are obsessed with dementia and aging and family disfunction.

Don't see it if you lke clear plot lines, a linear story, some levity in your show and want to leave the play feeling OK.

Midtown W
Unique, original, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate beautiful voices blending in amazing ways with no orchestra!or if you enjoy unique productions and are tech obsessed!

Don't see it if are looking for a traditional musical with a traditional storyline.

Happy Talk
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if are excited to see Susan Sarandon on stage but you'll be disappoingted in this play (writing, acting, direction).

Don't see it if like Jesse's work because this is not up to par. It needs more rewrites, edits and cohesion.

High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Delightful, fun, great songs and dancing, classic

See it if Love the Encores traditions and enjoy witty, fun, old-fashioned charm and some awesome dance numbers a la Jerome Robbins.

Don't see it if like modern musicals and their style.

Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E

See it if don't mind being bored and frustrated for 90 minutes, despite game actors and interesting set. It is too slap-sticky and farcical.

Don't see it if Are looking for interesting, amusing, hunorous and intelligent theater.

During previews
All My Sons
Midtown W
Powerful, deeply moving, intense, universal

See it if you like the powerful truth a la Arthur Miller, acted with mastery and depth and staged most beautifully. And if you love Annette B,Tracy L.

Don't see it if you are looking for light and whimsical and want to forget the real world and all of its foibles or if you adore your mother.

Riveting, compelling, intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to be mesmerized & to learn history while watching actors make magic. Tho' long, I never looked at my watch and was totally rapt.

Don't see it if you are looking for light, fluffy fare or you can't sit through long plays or are afraid of heights.

During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Weird, silly, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You might enjoy this play if you like slapstick humor.

Don't see it if Like me, you have admired and respected John Guare. This is not his usual work. I found it very disappointing, boring, silly and endless.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if enjoy good singing and a unique story

Don't see it if you don't like ensemble pieces

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, relevant

See it if You want to enjoy great theater, am prone to mulling a play's message, appreciate beautiful acting and want a thrilling few hours.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical.

Gloria: A Life
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if You remember Gloria fondly, want to introduce her to your children /grandchildren, and feel we need positive role models now more than ever.

Don't see it if are not a fan of vivacious and inspiring acting and plot.

Midtown W
Stale, trite, overly ambitious, predictable

See it if You are a fan of Stockard Channing, who is very good.

Don't see it if Want more depth and perceptive thinking.

India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched

See it if Enjoy immigration and cross-cultural themes.

Don't see it if Don't like sows that are slightly hokey.

Good acting, relevant, interesting staging, revival

See it if You like a intense mystery with some excellent acting and a show that focuses on men in the military and race and class discrimination.

Don't see it if you're looking for a light, happy, mindless show.

During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Boring, sit-commish,banal, endless, beautiful set

See it if you like 1950's predictable comedy, with stock laughs, coompletely stereotypical characters trying their best in a beautiful set.

Don't see it if you're looking for any depth,cleverness, sophistication reality and characters you can care about. I am surprised that MTC selected this.

Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy old-fashioned musicals with lovely voices, great costumes and beautiful songs.

Don't see it if you are looking for a 21st C story or technology.

Moving, sad, thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You like Laura Linney, who is superb in a demanding one-person show. She plays more than one character exquisitely. The script is demanding.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of one-person shows, stories about family disfunction, growing up in poverty, mother/daugter issues.

During previews
Charming, personal, moving and heart-felt

See it if you remember Bess Meyerson & would like to hear about her from her daughter, if you like one-person shows, &if you enjoy lots of reminiscing

Don't see it if you are looking for anything splashy, tech, or big production. This is a very low key, but clever show about a sad story,

Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if appreciate great, traditional theater that tells a story, is beautifully acted,directed and written and has no distractions.HF is a master!

Don't see it if want lots of flashy technology and a musical.

Slava's Snowshow
Midtown W
Charming, humorous, mainly for children, Clever

See it if you enjoy old-fashioned clown acts, that are very dry and silent and touching. The ending is quite spectacular.

Don't see it if Are looking for lots of glitz or raucous laughter. This is more staid, but lovely.

Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You like ALW's music (the orchestra was fantatsic) and screechy singing.

Don't see it if liked the original,want a true picture of the character,or are interested in a well cast and cldeverly directed production of a flawed show.

Is This A Room
Chilling, informative, beautifully acted, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in the real world and today's political environment,don't mind a sparce set and minimalism. From real FBI converesation

Don't see it if you want big, brassy,techologically enhanced, traditional. This is serious, thought-provoking and heart wrenching.Emily Davis is wonderful.

Riviting, powerful, beautifully acted., Absorbing

See it if You are a ML Parker fan, enjoy amazing acting and twisty, complex plot-lines, and want to revel in 90 minutes of sheer theatrical bliss.

Don't see it if you want a light, fluffy show or an comedic experience .

During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Resonant, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like Harvey and admired Bella. The show resounds today for many reasons which are worth remembering.

Don't see it if you want a large cast and lots of technology. This is a simple one-man show of an admirable woman and the actor gives his all.

Visually gorgeous, breathtaking, unique, amazing staging,, Exquisite

See it if would enjoy a powerful Greek tragedy seen via traditional Japanese delivery and a stunningly beautiful production.

Don't see it if you're not interested in Greek tragedies and have little patience for slowly paced shows.

Make Believe
Midtown W
Flat, Cliched, Indulgent, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You haven't seen enought about family/parental disfunction and want to support the children actors.

Don't see it if If you're looking for something new, fresh, thought-provoking and energetic.

Long Lost
Midtown W
Gorgeous set, well-written, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if yuo want to see an absorbing, well-acted play with a beautiful set and and thought-proving issues, even though there are no real surprises

Don't see it if You're experiencing family issues or if the portrayal of a manipulative, psychpathic, egomaniacal character is too much to bear.

During previews
Energetic, loud, not the book

See it if like very loud, vibrant singing throughtout a play, whether it is warranted or not and if you like LaChanze. There is some lovely acting.

Don't see it if you want to see the story in the beloved book. This is very different. It still offers some touching moments, but there is a lot that is di

Energetic!, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if like thought-provoking and clever theater. Mr. Phillips is fantastic and impressive. The play is well written, directed, designed, acted.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows.

Burn This
Midtown W
Engrossing, strong, great acting, thought-provoking

See it if You are an Adam Driver fan....he is the master of this performance. While a bit dated, it makes you think about realtionships on many levels

Don't see it if You are looking for a light piece of fluff. This is an intense, complex piece of writing with lots of thought-provoking messages.

Loud, frustrating, irritating, Disappointing

See it if you want to see 'the latest' in theater and don't mind being disappointed.

Don't see it if love the original score, don't like screaming singing and LOUD stomping, are looking for a pleasant experience.

Pretty, lively, a bit dated and forced

See it if You love Kelli O'Hara, enjoy some classic Cole Porter (some not so much), want to see a slightly updated old show, enjoy a lively stage.

Don't see it if You're looking for anything other than Kelli.The show feels forced and lacks joy. It's brassy, busy and loud but has little chemistry, love.

Random Acts
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if enjoy a one-person show that is energetic, unique and provocative

Don't see it if you're lookingh for an eveing of light, fluffy fare

Absorbing, Clever

See it if you care about what's going on in our counrty now. And bring teens and young adults.

Don't see it if you don't like political themes.

West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, and engaging

See it if You like Tyne and/or Tim, who are both stellar and want to spend some absorbing time at the theater.

Don't see it if you're lookig for comedy.

The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You enjoy very cerebral and very Irish theater, with great actors, but very dense dialog.

Don't see it if Can't understand Irish brogues.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if want to see superb acting, directing, and laugh a lot.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy the work of Cherry Jones and Daniel Ratcliff.

Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Love Glenn Close and history

Don't see it if don't like serious theater