LansburyLover

New York City | 18-24 | Male
About:  Young professional working in the theatre industry in NYC
Reviews (24)
69
Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent, Unnecessary, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of Hal or any of the musicals or cast members in the show

Don't see it if you don't like revue's that lose the context and emotional resonance of the original productions

Also I left the theatre thinking 'why?'. A wholly unnecessary but pleasant ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched, Muddled

See it if you're a fan of Sarah Ruhl or Kathleen Chalfant. There are many weak points but there's a good story in there somewhere.

Don't see it if You don't like sentimental plays, or dream/fantasy sequences.

Also I wish Ruhl stuck to the central themes of loss, grief and growing old... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Funny, Slow, Romantic, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you're invested in the story. The show has it's moments and it's great to see stories about older people having sex on stage.

Don't see it if there are maybe 2 good songs and some occasionally funny dialogue but it's slow and not very good.

92
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see

See it if excellent staging and excellent performances make this overdone play seem fresh

Don't see it if you're not a Shakespeare fan

Also Annaleigh Ashford delivers a stand out performance.

75
Funny, Entertaining, Slow, Romantic, Cliched

See it if you want to see an interesting concept of two separate times happening on stage at once

Don't see it if the writing is weak at times and the straight couple is not as strong as the gay couple

77
Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to see a comedy that also has emotionally serious moments. Jack DiFalco as the eldest son, Hank, is a revelation.

Don't see it if The scenes get lost in the giant set at times, for a show that should be intimate it can feel distant.

Also Celia Weston and Jack DiFalco are the standout performers.

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Profound

See it if you love theatre! A must-see show!

Don't see it if you want something light

96
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Riveting

See it if you love Hamlet, Oscar Isaac or Sam Gold.

Don't see it if you like your Shakespeare traditional

Also the fastest 3 hours and 45 minutes I've ever spent in a theatre, an ex... Read more Read less

84
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you like Coward and Kline

Don't see it if you want to see something edgier than an early 20th C English comedy

61
Enchanting, Disappointing, Great staging, Quirky, Slow

See it if you love this production company

Don't see it if you can't deal with magical/fantasy scenes

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Exquisite, Banal

See it if you are ok with seeing a terrible musical just to see the magnificence that is Glenn Close

Don't see it if you hate Glenn Close

91
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like camp humour.

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humour

51
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to see a well acted and very topical play. The play will make you think, it took me a while to figure out how I felt about it.

Don't see it if the portrayal of a male rapist as a greater victim of rape culture than the woman he rapes will turn your stomach

Also There is some good stuff here, the metaphor of the world burning benea... Read more Read less

30
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You really like puppets

Don't see it if You don't like confusing mixed metaphors and clunky staging.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you like immersive theatre and want to be taken on a journey

Don't see it if you don't want to stand for 90 mins

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Andy Karl delivers a stunning performance. An enchanting and hilarious musical. Would see again.

Don't see it if you don't like some crude humour.

80
Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like theatre that pushes the boundaries of what we normally see

Don't see it if you don't like quiet, contemplative, human stories

70
Great acting, Great singing, Slow, Indulgent, Banal

See it if you want to see Christine and Patti, there is no other reason to go

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the leading ladies

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a show that is the talk of the town

Don't see it if you like traditional Shakespeare

Also the idea of Trump as Caesar is interesting but doesn't add much and ta... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you like well constructed, plot driven theatre with excellent performances

Don't see it if you should see it, twice

96
Resonant, Profound, Must see, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you love great acting, singing and a moving story

Don't see it if you don't have a heart

85
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if you want to see a play about America that hits hard

Don't see it if you're looking for something light

46
Dated, Quirky, Slow, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you're looking for a show to see with children or you like 3 hours of butt jokes

Don't see it if you're aware of the history of the Hottentot Venus.

73
Clever, Great staging, Slow, Riveting, Intense

See it if you're willing to sit through an hour of ok play for 30 mins of brilliance

Don't see it if you're squeamish