Kitty 6292

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Reviews (38)
90
Seared
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want a contemporary drama with strong characters dealing with selling out, staying true, compromise, the power of media, hubris.

Don't see it if You are easily confused about modern competitive techniques, especially in high-end restaurants.

60
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Raunchy, Silly, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You really like second or third rate sitcoms based on tired, cliched dialogue full of a, s, p, and f words and dirty jokes.

Don't see it if You prefer good plays based on substantive and meaningful situations that are complex and true to life.

40
During previews
Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like conservative political diatribes by millennials nostalgic for their old college days, spoken entirely in the dark (a metaphor?)

Don't see it if You prefer action, a well-lighted stage, a plot, well-defined characters, interesting dialogue.

85
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Loud, Too long

See it if you want the excitement and romance of WWI with only a nod to horrors, but fun and entertaining with instrumentals and singing.

Don't see it if You don’t want loud music and sometimes generic songs.

85
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want drama with clearly delineated characters in a contemporary setting with a plot twist (rather improbable) that still keeps you tense

Don't see it if You don’t want gay themes (even though not emphasized and not crucial to the plot).

90
Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant, Profound, Great singing

See it if You need to remember man’s humanity towards man, but also man’s inhumanity, through poetry and song and moving vignettes in a stark setting.

Don't see it if You are pro-war.

92
During previews
Conflict
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want a period piece that is relevant, intelligent, yet entertaining, all in one. The acting and period costumes are worth the admission.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through an evolving plot that unfolds in a timely fashion but may seem slow to you.

85
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Indulgent

See it if You like a crafted plot with relevance to today’s politics.

Don't see it if Current politics leave you cold.

80
Amusing, slow, indulgent, good acting

See it if You love John Lithgow telling stories and reminiscing about his childhood.

Don't see it if You want action

40
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You can understand Irish teenage slang, partly made up (so no one can understand it), with a rapid-fire delivery.

Don't see it if you prefer an intelligible play with interesting characters and a plot.

92
Edgy, Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Intense

See it if You want to be absorbed in a problem of modern, intelligent, basically good people

Don't see it if You can’t follow complicated plots.

85
Entertaining, Astute, poignant, acerbic, political

See it if You liked Michael Moore films and agree wholeheartedly with his liberal point of view.

Don't see it if You are a Trump supporter (or maybe you should see it).

96
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like Shakespeare, rhyming couplets, tuneful songs, a complicated plot, and skillful acting and singing.

Don't see it if You don't like remakes of Shakespeare.

90
Delightful, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You want a classic, must-see, musical that has stood the test of time, with new dancing, and perfect cast.

Don't see it if You don't like old fashioned musicals.

85
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if You like fast and loose riffs on Shakespeare that test your knowledge and then upend it to comic effect.

Don't see it if You are offended by irreverent takes on Shakespeare and loose use of historical facts, or raunchy language and actions.

90
Cagney
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You like old fashioned, yet fresh, musicals that tell a poignant story with lots of singing and dancing and good acting.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals with a story.

75
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Funny

See it if You are wary of one-person shows but willing to give Sarah Jones a chance.

Don't see it if You don't have a clue about modern media.

70
Communion
Chelsea
Absorbing, Edgy, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You know Rogerian psychology and want to see its possible consequences, and if you like mother-daughter relationship dramas.

Don't see it if You are annoyed, bored, or impatient with people recovering from various extreme behaviors.

77
During previews
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like family dramas with a multi-generational stretch forcing you to contemplate the consequences of our choices in life.

Don't see it if You are not into family dramas.

85
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like a deceptively simple plot that has deeper meanings about the downfall of our country and our people.

Don't see it if You want a play without much action, a lot of talk, that’s a bit too long, and has everyday people in a rural setting.

80
Felix Starro
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy pleasant and clever songs enhancing a predictable but absorbing plot with strong performances.

Don't see it if You dislike cliched immigrant stories that portray immigrants as less than perfect.

7
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Great acting, Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You like Marin Ireland and other good actors, but in roles that add up to nothing

Don't see it if You want a coherent, relevant, thoughtful plot.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Lost opportunity, Dated

See it if You like the book and the film. This adds older kids and an Atticus even more saintly, though humorous.

Don't see it if You are easily exasperated by seeing childish behavior (in children), or can’t believe in saintliness of a lawyer.

94
Shadow of Heroes
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You want to understand the intricacies of the 1956 Hungarian revolution in a moving, intense, relatively evenhanded portrayal.

Don't see it if You prefer light fare and don’t like historical retellings.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like an absorbing drama about today’s racial issues with no easy answers, evoking Cain and Abel, Of Mice and Men, Little Re Riding Hood.

Don't see it if You can’t deal with racial conflict.

50
Disappointing, Banal, Excruciating, Slow, Cliched

See it if You like lots of juvenile, clichéd mentions of sex acts from supposedly well-educated people in their mid-thirties.

Don't see it if You expect a thoughtful play featuring supposedly intelligent characters facing thwarted hopes.

90
During previews
The Chekhov Dreams
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You know Chekhov and like seeing its relevance today.

Don't see it if You are easily confused by dream and reality mixtures and don’t have any familiarity with Chekhov.

90
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like period pieces that have stood the test of time and are completely relevant today.

Don't see it if You are impatient.

80
Cardinal
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You want to see an imaginative younger generation trying to solve problems of urban renewal.

Don't see it if A linear, rather improbable, plot is not for you.

85
During previews
A Deal
Chelsea
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Like clever plots. Interested in Chinese politics.

Don't see it if Want lighthearted entertainment

92
For a previous production
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, great dancing

See it if You want energetic, old-time singing and dancing with classic songs and costumes and haywire plot.

Don't see it if You don't like old-fashioned musicals

85
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want a real-life drama without big tragedies, just small poignant ones that make up our lives.

Don't see it if You are impatient and want lots of action.

90
During previews
Vietgone
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You want relevant yet entertaining theater showing the Vietnamese refugees' heartache and joy with a hip and raunchy, yet touching, style.

Don't see it if You are offended by a too modern, dirty language vibe.

75
Inner Voices 2016
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You like Nancy Anderson in a great performance that's exaggerated but hilarious

Don't see it if You are impatient to get to Nancy Anderson and must endure an unclear riff on seniors in rest home or to go before last part.

90
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy Jane Austen with a light touch yet poignant

Don't see it if You don't like period pieces that are light and frothy.

90
A Day by the Sea
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like family dramas with multi-generational problems reaching from the past to the present to the future.

Don't see it if You have no patience for leisurely expositions of past events.

80
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like a May-December romance that makes you think about the Heisenberg uncertainty principle (it really does), and is also a nice romance

Don't see it if You don't like two-person shows with no costumes, scenery, or sets, and the audience on both sides.

90
During previews
Kingdom Come
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if Want pure entertainment with clever dialogue and poignant romance, along with a bit of seriousness.

Don't see it if you want deep philosophical meaning with soulful characters.