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Reviews (40)
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Dated

See it if If your expectations are modest-low , you may be pleasantly surprised. Good acting, dated...but real for the era. Engaging.

Don't see it if It's truly a bygone era so won't resonate with some. Script has flaws (Lily's repetitive naivety grinds) but basically worth seeing.

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Dizzying

See it if It's simply stunning, clever, clear and brilliant lyrics.

Don't see it if Can't help you here ... don't see it if you can't get tickets for a reasonable price? Luckily I won lottery!

Confusing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Good acting,writing; absorbing, stimulating, but too unclear at times. Headache from low lighting whole show.

Don't see it if The set is way too dark, unnecessarily dark & it's real distraction, annoying. We can't have lights on while hearing challenging dialogue?

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Such wonderful actors and acting. Strong writing. So well worth seeing.

Don't see it if The theme of aging, Alzheimers would bother you.

Great singing

See it if Mare Winningham & others- great. Songs often creative & beautiful, good singers, but too many in SAME mushy style, no bite, frustrating!

Don't see it if Didn't even sing most of Girl From the North Country! Unrealized potential. Challenging to create story from these songs!

The Winning Side
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Absorbing historical drama; explores big moral & political questions...and lies. Well written & acted. Loved post show discussion.

Don't see it if Not interested in history?

Dizzying, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if you're enticed by a fascinating story and stunning acting, breathtaking presentation, often funny, fantastic set.

Don't see it if not in mood for historical drama.

Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if excellent acting, good pacing, thought provoking examination of issues and conflicts that arise for those who are "differently-abled".

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for an intense play that requires some concentration and attention.

Greenwich V
Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant

See it if A show with strong ensemble cast, pretty solid writing, some humor, politically relevant .. a great effort.. appeals to you.

Don't see it if Church has pros and cons. Visibility /sound could have been better. VG acting - main actress needed to slow down, speak up!

Also A little of the writing for the "evil racist" is too obvious. Not subt... Read more Read less

East Village
Disappointing, Intelligent

See it if you're interested in early history of an important theater; it's a "conversation" between insiders, often interesting

Don't see it if you're annoyed by excessive mumbling; also, missed opportunity to say more about Robert Moses

A Piece of My Heart
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense

See it if If you like really excellent acting, intense and truthful story, thoughtful look at awful period in our history.

Don't see it if doesn't match your mood that night.

Also Theater was tiny, tiny ... so I only wish that actors had pulled back ... Read more Read less

Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated

See it if you want to lend support to young female company, with good intentions

Don't see it if some racing thru the lines without imparting weight or meaning, running around (tiny stage) without meaning.. might confound you...

Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Profound, Relevant

See it if you can absorb a complex effort to tackle race, class, solidarity, globalization, male/female and age issues.. pretty successfully!

Don't see it if See it. You'll deepen understanding of work, working class, race and the union values that were the glue of our communities and country.

During previews
Angel & Echoes
Midtown E
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you're ready for intense, thought provoking, politically relevant and hard-hitting story telling in a minimalist setting.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for challenging "monologue" style short dramas.

Also Brilliant writing and acting... captivating and painful stories that o... Read more Read less

¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if you like opera and/or Mozart; you can laugh at the delight of tradition and revolution melding in an innovative explosion of joyous music!

Don't see it if you're stuck on formality; you have no sense of humor; and you have no empathy for the politics of today; you hate subtitles.

Also My friend & I are serious opera buffs and were surrounded by the same ... Read more Read less

Angry Young Man
Dizzying, Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you like innovation and can appreciate fast paced and zany improv-like acting, and can be patient with some plot confusion!

Don't see it if you want traditional and linear "drama".

Also Give it a try! Needs some editing and reworking to cut some extraneous... Read more Read less

Excruciating, Disappointing, Funny, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You're open to irreverent hilarious humor. BUT see different cast (not Cody Strand). My 3rd time going, worst cast almost ruined it.

Don't see it if You'll tire easily of Strand's compulsive "hamming"; screaming laugh lines; frenetic movements & incomprehensible phony voices. Just awful.

Also Previous scores were 100. I love this show. But overly loud microphone... Read more Read less

Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if Very funny, very clever, worth seeing

Don't see it if you don't like quirky spoofs.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want a solid bet for an evening out.

Don't see it if It's been around a long time ... but still good~!

Dizzying, Great acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you loved the book

Don't see it if ... it's kind of loud ...

Disappointing, Great singing

See it if Good singing by all. Tango dances enticing. Generals' musical chairs solid. Lovely to hear Argentinian voice/accent in Maia Reficco. But...

Don't see it if Problem in direction: both women's mic at times too loud, words incomprehensible (esp Reficco) alienating. At times, orchestra overwhelming

Also Didn't see original (but connected to the country). Reficco has nice, ... Read more Read less

The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Resonant, Great singing

See it if Wonderful singing by Josh Henry, great dancing, nice theater. Some work on the story (drama), more musical variation & it'll be great.

Don't see it if Go, it's well worth it.

The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if Interesting family dynamics and moral dilemmas. Excellent acting.

Don't see it if Frustrating dialog: actors backs turned; talked too fast; no effort to compensate for heavy accents or seat distance (I was front mezz.).

Also A bit too long. Some writing/plot confusions. Direct the actors to spe... Read more Read less

Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W

See it if can get a cheap ticket, because it's classic that's closing. A lot of heart, but a bit corny, a bit light, a bit dated..

Don't see it if you want something with some depth.

Gloria: A Life
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if A moving meander thru history & memories, framed around an inspiring activist. Lahti is fantastic, very emotional. Great videos/talk back.

Don't see it if Best to be open to historical subject. It's serious but not heavy, not preachy. Very worth seeing

Show Up, Kids!
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if Fun, entertaining, lots of participation. Creative spontaneous skits, songs. Good "crowd management" despite some nutty kid behavior.

Don't see it if I blame parents more than kids when there is terrible behavior right in front of them. Get a grip parents, you're in a shared public space.

Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense

See it if Powerful, well paced but sad exploration of how youth (thru nationalism, economics, their psychology, & manipulation) are led to war.

Don't see it if you don't want to see riveting one man show

Enchanting, Great singing

See it if Rylance enchants, singing is beautiful, sets & lighting beautiful. This one's not @ the "story" so much as an appreciation of the artists.

Don't see it if you aren't patient with opera & period play. A bit confusing, but acting & singing = well worth it! My partial view $32 seat was great.

20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you can enjoy a deep exploration of friendships, life's highs and lows, disappointments and successes, and you like "real" conversation.

Don't see it if I can't fathom the criticisms of this ambitious, well written play. It's talky but deep, interesting & paced well. Reflections on life...

Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are open to political analysis with new insights; can be patient with his over the top personality! It's worth it, positive & funny.

Don't see it if ... see it!

During previews
Clever, Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if Wonderful "slice of life vignettes" not yet..."PLAYS". Female POV in era of oppression; often sensitive, humorous, insightful, like poems.

Don't see it if You're impatient w/ "work in progress". Low key and well written. Heads up: great debate in audience @ the action/meaning of one story!

Also With realistic expectations, enjoy what these have to offer; I was ver... Read more Read less

Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Cliched, Great acting, Overrated

See it if Intense drama, good staging and acting, excellent theater company appeals to you

Don't see it if Is it the novel or acting? The obsession falls flat, not credible. Her sadism & his masochism is exhausting. Hard to feel empathy/invested.

Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you can appreciate thought-provoking subject matter, a serious theme, in a well written and well executed play.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for light entertainment.

Delightful, Quirky, Clever

See it if you can appreciate a small scale show with a talented and hard working illusionist; good for kids too

Don't see it if you can only get a back row seat - visibility in this theater is not great for acts that sometimes required looking at stage floor..

Also He tried hard! But the sound was very uneven, not working properly, pl... Read more Read less

During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you love outstanding acting and strong writing in a traditionally structured drama.

Don't see it if you're spending the year in Paris and can't make it back.

Also Both Linney (Regina) and Nixon (Birdie) are outstanding, riveting, and... Read more Read less

Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You follow the crowd to boring, predictable shows. Occasional moments of enjoyment are enough for you.

Don't see it if you don't like loud, almost screeching noise level. Plot, dialog and songs are mostly forgettable.

Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you like a funny show with fantastic acting.

Don't see it if See the show!

During previews
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like creative, engaging staging; great singing, and a show that takes risks and succeeds!

Don't see it if Just see it ! It's good for all types of audiences.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you can take a child with you

Don't see it if you don't want to be surrounded by enthusiastic kids

The Humans
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if you'd enjoy a humorous drama about intense family dynamics

Don't see it if you are impatient with "talky" dramas