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Reviews (90)
90
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Must see, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a 1st-class theatrical experience and a wonderful modern adaptation of an age old story; amazing set and acting by everyone!

Don't see it if you don't appreciate bare stages and some innovative techniques

70
Slow, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you love the feel of Chekhov plays

Don't see it if you can't take slow-moving pieces/performances or were expecting a lot of romance (love in the title can mean many different things)

75
Relevant, Overrated, Intelligent, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You like a history lesson, I wasn't expecting it. Actor is very good, and presentation was good (as was music), but it fell flat for me

Don't see it if You're expecting a particularly witty or funny 1-man show (as I was)

69
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Banal, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you just want to see some live performance, actors were not bad, but writing was not too great

Don't see it if you're offended by coarse language and sexual scenarios

26
The Contours of Heaven
Soho/Tribeca
Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you somehow love any one-woman shows regardless, I fell asleep

Don't see it if you were expecting something great from all the hype

49
Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you really like Pippin, as I did, and can somehow overcome the bad production. one guy even forgot his lines while singing.

Don't see it if you're expecting very good acting and singing; costumes were good and some cast members were strong, but not all

47
BrandoCapote
Midtown W
Indulgent, Excruciating, Dizzying, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you like lots of action onstage to no avail

Don't see it if you want a clear picture of what's going on, or what's intended by the playwright; this show was cringe-worthy

85
Imagining Madoff
Midtown W
Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want more insight into what makes a man like Madoff do what he did; spectacular acting on all 3 counts

Don't see it if You want a blow-out show that pulls out all the stops, this one is introspective and intelligent

72
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Dated, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals in general - since the music was pretty good (not great by any stretch) - or want to see an example of human foibles

Don't see it if You're expecting a riveting show that hangs well and is absorbing

75
Sunday
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like convos that go nowhere, but still enjoy the journey of it. Staging was very good as well.

Don't see it if You want answers - to anything.

78
Relevant, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You have an affinity for Jewish things - songs, lyrics, people, stories, circumstances

Don't see it if You are put off by Yiddish or Jewish stuff

92
Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love the songs Meatloaf is famous for and the guy who actually wrote them, love big impressive sets and want to be moved

Don't see it if you can't take loud music, don't like ballads or want a perfect plot

71
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you love musicals and just want to hear singing, although there were a couple of good numbers

Don't see it if you want to sit thru a dis-jointed show

75
Overrated, Disappointing, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love music, especially black women's music

Don't see it if you want a well-written and developed story

85
Intense, Romantic, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to listen to great actors on their differing approaches to love

Don't see it if you need to see or understand why Johnny loves Frankie since that's the biggest hole in the writing

96
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Edgy, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love intelligent writing, coupled with a great cast and profound and complex existential issues

Don't see it if you have no patience for intellectual forays into one's psyche

79
safeword.
Midtown W
Resonant, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want to understand S&M more and are interested in interrelationships of any kind

Don't see it if you can't take the subject matter and get easily offended or shocked

69
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Cliched, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you absolutely have to know about her past and the events surrounding her efforts for the women's movement

Don't see it if you want a good script; actors did what they could with it, but if it were any other topic this show would have closed after a few days

96
Resonant, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you love her songs and want to know some of her history; this is a great Broadway production with all the trimmings

Don't see it if you obviously don't like Cher or musicals generally

80
Relevant, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see what Sorkin did with the original book and want to see some great acting, especially by Scout who stole the show

Don't see it if you have trouble with the accent and enunciation of some of the actors (I did at times) or are tied to either the book or movie version

69
Slow, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you like seeing a beautiful set

Don't see it if you want a musical with good songs, singing and writing

69
Disappointing, Great staging, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You just like science (though trying to explain love thru science is really kinda foolish IMHO)

Don't see it if you're expecting witty dialogue and thought-provoking themes

51
Eco Village
Midtown W
Indulgent, Insipid, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you like a throwback to the 60's; staging was good though

Don't see it if you want good writing or a compelling story

79
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like to feel very uncomfortable about relevant topics of the day, want to expand your knowledge base and consider options

Don't see it if you like easy-going fare, made to make you feel good when you leave

91
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You love inter-generational story lines and layer-unraveling coupled with political and romantic themes

Don't see it if You don't want to make an effort to keep up or have no attention span for a 3 hr event

70
Slow, Funny

See it if You'e interested in the genre of Japanese 400 yr old story-telling

Don't see it if You're expecting a typical stand-up act

87
Profound, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see great acting, a good story, and heartfelt moments; great set too

Don't see it if you want splashy play with more than 2 characters in it

69
Overrated, Slow, Cliched, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a live performance with some music - too many instruments for so so songs and singing was not great; conductor was very good

Don't see it if you're expecting a kick-ass musical with 60's-sounding songs

79
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like drama and logical arguments and great acting (2nd Act was MUCH better)

Don't see it if You can't keep up with quick dialogue

74
Slow, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to be inspired or want to hear some good banjo in between a narrative

Don't see it if you're expecting tons of banjo tunes

59
Slow, Indulgent, Overrated, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you just love the music, but then again part of my problem was that I kept singing the lyrics in English and it really detracted fromtheshow

Don't see it if you expect a great production - singing and acting were not great at all, show fell very flat for me

65
Quiet Enjoyment
Midtown W
Cliched, Fluffy, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you want to laugh 10% of the time, rest is very hackneyed, writing is awful and jokes are not much better; premise had so much promise

Don't see it if you are expecting a really funny show

89
Intelligent, Riveting, Masterful, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You want to be wowed with your mouth open at various stages, love magic and/or psychological games.

Don't see it if You can't let yourself go and accept that some people are either fabulous magicians or have real 6th sense abilities.

68
Ambitious, Confusing, Fluffy, Slow, Great staging

See it if You love Shakespeare, no matter what, or like cool costumes, 60's tunes and general nice feeling.

Don't see it if You want to understand every word since was rather incomprehensible as a whole.

77
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You want a slightly new take on Nazi/athletic thing going on in the 30's/40's

Don't see it if You're expecting profound revelations or excellent writing (although some of it was very good)

78
LOVER
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you like thinking about relationship issues, as well as topics relating to one's self-exploration

Don't see it if you want a very strong soliloquy or a very strong one woman show, it's not that, but it's good enough

69
During previews
Contact High
Midtown W
Quirky, Confusing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you like rock and roll

Don't see it if you're expecting a fulsome show

90
Profound, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you love laughing with amazing writing - my laughter came from deep within, really powerful stuff!

Don't see it if you hate absurdist theater

82
Resonant, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're in the online dating game and want a breather (and some raucous laughter) from its frustrations

Don't see it if you live under a rock and don't understand the whole online dating scene

40
Midnight Street
Midtown W
Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you like singing under any circumstances

Don't see it if you want a good show with good writing; singing was ok but not enough meat to the show

63
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow

See it if you like pizzazz with no real substance, was kinda painful to watch, adolescents would like it

Don't see it if you want a real Broadway show with substance

65
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Slow, Great staging, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you're dying to see a remake

Don't see it if You expect a good revival. I can't put my finger on it since the acting and singing were pretty good and staging ok, but it just didn't fit.

85
Enchanting, Romantic, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to really feel and be enveloped by magic throughout the show - the movements, the music, the slow and deliberate cadence and tenor

Don't see it if you want a fast-paced typical Broadway show where there's lots happening at every moment, or are uncomfortable with words you may not know

50
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if you like lyrical theater or philosophical writing

Don't see it if you want a linear plot or any semblance of understanding who is what and where at any given moment

57
Fiercely Independent
Soho/Tribeca
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you want to be reminded why your relationship didn't work

Don't see it if you're expecting good writing and a thought-provoking theatrical experience; better to see Scenes from a Marriage

80
During previews
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Enchanting, Relevant

See it if You want to hear great dialogue (albeit not in the usual form), wonderful set and garb and like thinking about concepts like beauty, etc.

Don't see it if You want the usual Broadway fare, linear plot, can't stand accents, don't appreciate the path less taken

79
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You love hearing spectacular dialogue and a theme dear to many - integrity

Don't see it if you can't sit thru a normal-length show of yesteryear (2-1/2 hrs with intermission)

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56
Disappointing, Banal, Slow

See it if you like to hear stuff against big pharma

Don't see it if you wanted good writing, good acting or a good story line generally, was just not funny at all!

79
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like to feel uncomfortable about topics that are relevant

Don't see it if you want mainstream, feel-good theater

77
Real
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You're contemplative and want to see a non-linear version of life

Don't see it if You like conventional plays that spoon-feed you plot