Larry 7126

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Reviews (75)
80
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Entertaining, Repetitive, Refreshing, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if it has now concluded because it was an Encores! show. Sills was wonderful and Socha hits all the notes. Great staging.

Don't see it if the book is as bad as they say (slow, repetitive, huge plot jumps) & it wouldn't take much to make this show-biz story more compelling

95
Must-see!, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want an up-to-date satire of Broadway musicals (and a play or two) performed by top-notch unknown talent. You will not be disappointed.

Don't see it if you should see it no matter what. it's excellent.

75
Edgy, Refreshing, Overrated, Raunchy, Great acting

See it if and now for something completely different... good to have a new queer voice represented on Broadway. this is a good start.

Don't see it if you've heard the play is AMAZING bc it isn't that; it is edgy and fresh and has some good ideas but the middle scene is WAY TOO LONG.

90
Timely, Great acting, Great writing, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You love naturalistic writing dealing w/ society today as a result of the church of the mega-rich and the killing of social services

Don't see it if you don't want to sit through 3+ hours and have a hard time dealing with "the other"

50
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Way-too-long, Cheap set, Way-overrated, Gratuitous, Self-indulgent

See it if you crave a very long, drawn out story about a stuck middle-aged straight white guy

Don't see it if don't see it. two gratuitous sex scenes - Letts playing out an old version of himself

95
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a great new play, beautifully acted and resonant on so many levels today. there is not one false move in this production.

Don't see it if continuing from above... Celia, Gideon, Will Pullen, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, the cast is outstanding. restored my faith in Bway.

70
Unfocussed, Visually-stunning, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you don't have to pay a fortune for a ticket. it's not worth it. this show is all shine and no substance. very disappointing. miscast.

Don't see it if you love the film. this is a poor reincarnation of the Luhrman masterpiece. Olivo is miscast; no sensitivity, no vulnerability, miscast.

85
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if you value new plays produced off-Broadway and want to discover an important playwright's voice

Don't see it if you have trauma in your history and are triggered by events that happened to children that are carried through into adulthood

90
All My Sons
Midtown W
Refreshing, Must see, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You have never seen this Miller play & want to observe master class in acting from Letts, Bening and Walker. Superb production. Will return

Don't see it if You have a hard time listening for 2.5 hours & refuse to believe that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

95
Riveting, Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You value a vivid re-interpretation of a dated, sexist, misogynistic classic musical. Brilliant performances and the clearest vision possibl

Don't see it if you are stuck in the past and can't open your mind to the possibilities of what OKLAHOMA means to the US today

80
Refreshing, Relevant, Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like a good old-fashioned book musical (the book is excellent) and want to leave the theatre feeling great. great performances too.

Don't see it if you're expecting the material to rise to any level of sophistication. the score Is forgettable and the set is uneventful.

75
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Nostalgic, Fluffy, Great dancing, Dated, Delightful

See it if it ever re-surfaces. some beautiful music.

Don't see it if too late, it closed.

75
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Topical

See it if your idea of theatre is a book report, a lot of telling you what people are feeling and what is happening rather than anything happening

Don't see it if you bought cheap tickets and will have to sit on the floor cross-legged for close to three hours.

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you love the original as this is pretty darn close to being as authentic as possible

Don't see it if you find shows to be dated

92
Absorbing, Exquisite, Timely, Great singing, Great staging

See it if it returns to the professional stage in NYC. JRB's song cycle feels like it was written today. Glorious performances and staging.

Don't see it if don't miss it.

80
Skintight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Well-cast, Eyecandyfordays, Too long

See it if you are an Idina fan and you are also a fan of gorgeous young men in their undies (barely)

Don't see it if you look for substance in a script; not much substance here, alot of surface talk masquerading as character development,

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you can. it closes soon and may be sold out. truly sublime theater. Glenda Jackson is not to be missed. Metcalf is fine. Great direction.

Don't see it if you find it hard to concentrate these days and find it difficult to think about what you saw on stage.

70
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Two-dimensional

See it if You think that 120 minutes is 100 minutes, which either way is about 80 minutes too long.

Don't see it if You don’t have to. Truly disappointing. TErrible play.

50
Boring, Inert, Slow, Dreadful, Loooonnnnng

See it if please don't see it. no reason. boring, long, no action, poor staging, bad acting, no characters.

Don't see it if don't see it. period.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you love great acting and want to discover some actors you may not already know.

Don't see it if if you are not a fan of redemption stories.

85
Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Personal

See it if like me, you enjoy great storytelling & would choose the real deal over a juke-box musical any day.Truly refreshing to hear his writing.

Don't see it if you are expecting a concert of Bruce songs. this is a book musical with monologues leading into songs-15 songs played acoustically.

50
During previews
Dated, Dull, Wordswordswords, Endless, Disappointing

See it if there is no reason to see this.

Don't see it if U have anything else to do like a root canal, moving across country, attending a custody hearing. also Condola Rashad is over-rated.

75
Banal, Disappointing, Great singing, Great dancing, Slow

See it if you want to see Joshua Henry sing the sh*t out of Billy Bigleow-he is a force of nature w/ the most beautiful legit voice. & the dancing 2.

Don't see it if You've liked Jessie Mueller in other shows. Miscast? Also I couldn't get Audra McDonald's voice out of my head for Carrie. Bad sets.

80
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if you can't because it's closed, but to me much of the evening was numbers shaped around diversity, immigration, civil rights and being Amer.

Don't see it if the show is closed.

30
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Indulgent, Dreadful, Lifeless, Plaigurized, Not-broadway

See it if You want to see a movie star fall flat on her face indicating her way through an alleged play that does not deserve a Broadway staging

Don't see it if You think it’s a period piece

85
Campy, Quirky, Hilarious, Great writing, Funny

See it if you are a Busch fan(not a Bush fan as one reviewer wrote)& love camp & want to laugh & be entertained in one of NYC great off-bway theatre

Don't see it if you are none of the above. the jokes are for those who understand Busch's humor and get off on his word play and word pronunciations

40
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Grasping, Amateur, Relevant, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you have never seen the movie or a live production.

Don't see it if you have seen the movie. it is gravely disappointing: very sloppy dancing, poor vocals.Isaac Powell can't sing the score- strains or whisper

95
Groffalicious, Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you love Little Shop bc this is a very clean staging of a classic. A few small sight gags don't distract from the quality of the writing.

Don't see it if you insist on see Groff bc he is only in for one more week and his run is sold out.

80
Well-sung, Disappointing, Bare-stage, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if to experience Solea Pfeiffer. She will be a star very soon.

Don't see it if the young Eva Maia Reficco is TERRIBLE. She shares the final bow with Pfeiffer and that is a crime.

90
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to experience a great new play with top notch acting from the leads, beautiful direction and excellent writing.

Don't see it if you can't sit still & have to be on your phone at the theatre with caramels in plastic wrappers that have to be eaten at quietest moments

60
Betrayal
Midtown W
Boring, Dated, Posers, Moody, Passionless

See it if you are a Pinter-file and seeing everything is a must. let me be clear - that would be the only reason to see this.

Don't see it if you have anything else to do, hate wasting your time and money and don't believe that posing substitutes for acting.

50
Lonnnnnnggg, Irrelevant, Insipid, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you are in NYC between Aug 16-18 and have money to waste and are a huge Cher fan

Don't see it if you don't have money to spare and prefer not to waste your time on a musical that has no conflict, arc, dramatic moments or sizzle

80
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Nostalgic, Lin-manuel, Updated, Inconsistent, Entertaining

See it if you want to hear a great new Lin-Manuel Miranda song and see fine performances by Andrea Burns, David Galloway, Helen Hunt and Chris Jackson

Don't see it if you're expecting a solid book story to drive the narrative.

40
High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Dreadful, Slow, Bad casting, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you are a huge Michael Urie fan and have time and money to kill.

Don't see it if you can possibly avoid it. it's bad. really bad.

10
Worst thing ever, An idea not a play, Senseless, Waste of money all around, God-awful

See it if DO NOT SEE THIS PLAY FOR ANY REASON. BELIEVE ME.

Don't see it if YOU READ MY COMMENT ABOVE OR HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO LIKE LAUNDRY, A ROOT CANAL, A FUNERAL, SERVE TIME, MENTAL BREAKDOWN

85
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Educational, Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to learn Steinem's story and get some education about women's rights history in the process.

Don't see it if you're expecting a brilliantly-written play. it performs more like a book report, an important one that especially we New Yorkers should see

50
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Poorly-cast, Bad-choice, Why?

See it if it has already closed, thank God. This production was dreadful. Carmen Cusack was completely miscast.

Don't see it if the thought of Ben Davis singing out of the left side of his mouth annoys you half as much as it annoyed me. Dreadful. Bad choice, Encores.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you have time before it closes on Jan. 6. at 90 minutes, it is very entertaining and very well performed.

Don't see it if you have a problem with potentially problematic racial bias embedded in the story

40
Banal, Disappointing, Underwritten, Excruciating, Pointless

See it if do not see this "play." it's not a play- it's a bunch of cliches and ideas, and there is no need to sit through this or even to pay for it,

Don't see it if you can. DON'T SEE IT. PERIOD.

75
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Underwritten, Disorganized

See it if you are a Tracy Letts fan and want to explore his new play.

Don't see it if you've heard hype about this play and expect it to rock your world. some nice moments and good acting overall but not much there there.

75
Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of good solid acting and like discovering new playwrights.

Don't see it if you are on the brink of caring for a dying parent or just did.

75
Banal, Dated, Overrated, Slow, Miscast

See it if you are a fan of Six Feet Under and Downton Abbey. TV stars playing the lead roles in an iconic musical should also be your thing.

Don't see it if you expect your leading female to be able to sing beautifully and your leading male to inhabit a character, neither of which is on display.

91
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You love great storytelling, writing, directing, and acting. This play is a classic, with well-drawn characters, suspense, and payoff.

Don't see it if Not sure what to say here. There is no real reason not to see this.

95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to experience an ambitious staging of this classic play, written way ahead of its time, it turns out. Cohn is now a proxy for Tr-mp

Don't see it if you can't focus for close to 8 solid hours or stay off your phone throughout this theatrical experience. & don't bring peanuts & crunch them

90
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Tour-de-force

See it if you can before May 13-exquisite writing, directing, & acting from Billy Crudup. Refreshing to see a show stripped of noise & raw to the core

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intelligent, edgy writing and one-man shows,

90
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Timely, Prescient

See it if you want to dispel your belief that TV/film actors can't act on B'way. Great performances, play ahead of its time in 2001, solid direction.

Don't see it if You find it hard to listen and stay connected to a solid two-act play.

70
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Timely, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Daphne Rubin-Vega and want to see Gizel Jimenez play her daughter and the two of them together are terrific.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy half-baked new musicals.this one is timely vis domestic issues/immigration but the book is poor and the story needs work.

85
During previews
The Low Road
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Epic, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see how we (the U.S.) got to where we are today, in a finely-tuned evening of theatrical storytelling.

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity.

50
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like a book report masquerading as a play.

Don't see it if You don’t have to.

70
Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Slow, Unnecessary

See it if You are a HUGE Mark Rylance fan. He is good.

Don't see it if You are well aware of Rylance's acting tricks, because they are on full display here. Also the script is very thin written by Ry's wife.