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Reviews (95)
72
During previews
53% OF
Upper W Side
Uneven, Confusing, Relevant, Great acting, Funny
June 27th, 2022

See it if you want to see a funny social satire about Americans on both ends of the political spectrum.

Don't see it if Although there are many funny moments, the play isn't structured well and is often confusing. It is also overdone at points.

Also I saw it in previews and the play really needs some work. It was a fun... Read more Read less

82
Chains
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting
June 24th, 2022

See it if if you want to see an excellent revival of a 1909 British classic, written by a woman, that remains relevant today.

Don't see it if if you aren't interested in revivals of little known classics.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Innovative,
June 12th, 2022

See it if innovative take on a timeless classic that integrates technology and Dylan music to enhance key themes. Beautifully done with great acting.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or are a Shakespeare purist and don't like the idea of adding technology to the original.

62
EVA LUNA
Gramercy
Mediocre, Disappointing
June 5th, 2022

See it if you are a fan of isabel Allende and you want to see the dramatization of one of her books.

Don't see it if If you enjoy the character development, and depiction of historical period in her work. The play conveys its whimsy without the

Also substance or context. It is a mediocre production at best.

87
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great dancing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing
June 3rd, 2022

See it if you want to see a wonderfully innovative feminist take on the six wives of Henry VIII through musical concert and dance.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical or don't like contemporary popular music concerts with an edge.

80
Edgy, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting
May 29th, 2022

See it if you want to see three outstanding actors bring nuanced characters to life.

Don't see it if if you aren't interested in the world desperate male con artists.

82
Belfast Girls
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting
May 25th, 2022

See it if interested in a finely acted drama about the planned immigration of female Irish "orphans" to Australia at the height of the potato famine

Don't see it if If you aren't interested in this period of history or problems most immigrants face.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
May 20th, 2022

See it if If you enjoy a high energy, tongue in cheek, theatrical extravaganza, with an outstanding cast, great staging, singing dancing.

Don't see it if if you are looking for an original plot or nuanced character development. This intended as evening of fun. It is escapism at its best.

82
Disturbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting
May 15th, 2022

See it if stellar performances by two outstanding actors in a serious drama that deals with child abuse

Don't see it if if you find the subject matter triggering. This is a realistic memory play that is difficult to watch at times.

83
Sentimental, Sad, Relevant, Great acting
May 8th, 2022

See it if your want to outstanding performances by Debra Messing and cast in a drama that features snapshots of 90 years of a woman's life.

Don't see it if you are looking for in-depth characterization. Snapshots over 90 years are just that, snapshots.

68
During previews
Slow, Uneven, Quirky, Funny, Good cast
April 30th, 2022

See it if you like to see experimental theater by up and coming playwrights.

Don't see it if you don't like abstract plays that deal with the search for meaning and/or are impatient with plays that are uneven.

Also Parts of the play were clever and funny... Read more Read less

82
Ambitious, Great singing, Amazing dancing, Outstanding cast
April 27th, 2022

See it if you want to see outstanding dance numbers, a powerful performance by Joaquina Kalukango and a historical play about the NY 1863 draft riot

Don't see it if If you are looking for nuanced character development or don't like musical productions.

78
During previews
Disappointing, Mediocre musical score, Funny, Great cast
April 22nd, 2022

See it if you like Billy Crystal and want to see some excellent stand up comedy routines

Don't see it if If you like strong plot and memorable music. Apart from the comedy routines this is schmaltz

87
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Great acting
April 17th, 2022

See it if If you enjoy retellings of the classics from a feminist perspective with an excellent cast and phenomenal singing

Don't see it if If you are unfamiliar with the Odyssey or are a purist when it comes to retellings.

90
Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Clever
April 13th, 2022

See it if you want to see a show that is both funny, and relevant with an incredible cast.

Don't see it if you don't like Tracey Letts's plays or are bothered by an unclear ending.

75
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky, Great acting, Great staging
April 11th, 2022

See it if If you are interested in seeing an updated version of prize winning 1942 allegorical play with a great cast and excellent staging.

Don't see it if If you like a clear plot line. This production was often confusing...really out there. Editing is needed.

95
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant
March 17th, 2022

See it if you like serious drama on timely topics and are concerned the rise in antisemitism

Don't see it if if you are looking for light entertainment

Also The focus of the play is antisemitism in France, but sadly it applies ... Read more Read less

90
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining
March 3rd, 2022

See it if If you want to see an entertaining, engaging revival of a Sondheim classic with amazing staging and a top broadway cast

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy Broadway musical theater

79
It's Only a Play (NJ)
New Brunswick
Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny
December 3rd, 2021

See it if If you enjoy British comedy and want to see a light farce about opening night angst.

Don't see it if If you don't like British comedy.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Moving, Brilliant
November 19th, 2021

See it if Hadestown is a jazz opera, highly original and beautifully constructed. Music, lyrics, acting singing, dancing and staging are superb.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals or plays based on ancient Greek myths.

Also This is the first show I've seen since Covid! It felt great to be back... Read more Read less

89
Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Great writing, Great acting
March 6th, 2020

See it if a timely drama about challenges faced by an African- American politician whose goal is to be the first black mayor of Pittsburgh.

Don't see it if if you don't like political theatre.

Also August Wilson's compassion and humor shines through in this production... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever
March 3rd, 2020

See it if you want to see an edgy, offbeat, comedic thriller with an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you don't like dark comedy or have difficulty with accents. Some of the characters were hard to understand.

80
Great dancing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining
March 2nd, 2020

See it if you want to see a remake of a traditional Broadway musical updated with more of a feminist twist.

Don't see it if you don't like traditional musicals or are looking for plays with nuanced character development

Also The cast is outstanding. Both Beth Malone and David Aron Damane are ex... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Entertaining, Original, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing
February 23rd, 2020

See it if Bob Dylan's music used as the score of a depression era play. Cast is magnificent in their performance and interpretation of his music.

Don't see it if if you are interested in a play with a strong plot line

80
During previews
Incantata
Chelsea
Slow, Romantic, Lyrical, Incredible staging, Great acting
February 21st, 2020

See it if If you want to see a classic Irish poem enacted with great skill on stage.

Don't see it if if you don't like one person performances of poems.

Also The production has many strengths. The acting and staging were excelle... Read more Read less

79
Look Back In Anger
East Village
Thought-provoking, Upsetting, Edgy, Intense
February 17th, 2020

See it if a period piece that deals with the anger and frustration of British working class in 1950's translated into verbal abuse of women

Don't see it if if are looking to be entertained or don't want to witness or think about abusive dysfunctional relationships

Also I felt that the first act was stronger than the second, in part becaus... Read more Read less

79
Pass Over (NJ)
West Orange
Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever
February 14th, 2020

See it if if you want to see a clever mashup of Godot set in urban ghetto with biblical overtures and an excellent cast.

Don't see it if if you aren't interested in somber plays that deal with racism and police violence against African- American men.

Also Clever concept with some very moving scenes. I felt that it is a work ... Read more Read less

93
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
February 5th, 2020

See it if you want to see an original musical that tackles isolation and loneliness during adolescence. Excellent cast and several memorable songs.

Don't see it if if the issue of teen suicide is a trigger

82
American Tranquility
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever
February 1st, 2020

See it if you want to see a very talented actor inhabit the personas of 4 distinct individuals whose viewpoints represent the polarity in this country

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows or don't want to reflect on the current state of affairs.

92
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Great dancing, Great singing
January 31st, 2020

See it if you like the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and want to see his work performed by an outstanding cast.

Don't see it if if you don't like Webber's work

Also Videos of Webber discussing his work are interspersed between producti... Read more Read less

80
Original, Quirky, Ambitious
January 31st, 2020

See it if if you are interested in an exploration of the impact of fame and mental illness on the family of the scientist who discovered the RH factor

Don't see it if if you don't like nonlinear plots or experimental theater

Also The play provides just a surface portrait of the author's famous grand... Read more Read less

80
Predictable, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting
January 29th, 2020

See it if you want to see a remake of an 1841 farce that is well done and has an excellent cast

Don't see it if you don't like farces or other period pieces that are quite predictable.

85
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
January 26th, 2020

See it if you want to see an unusual and thoughtful take on school shootings. The cast is excellent.

Don't see it if school shootings or gun violence are a trigger or are not topics of interest.

84
Relevant, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever
January 20th, 2020

See it if you enjoy original explorations of an historical era through a clever interplay of song video and narrative.

Don't see it if If you don't like one person shows or are not interested in the era of the baby boomers

78
During previews
Video overkill, Disappointing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing
January 18th, 2020

See it if if you enjoy the musical score and want to see a very talented cast.

Don't see it if if you are looking for an outstanding production. This good, not great with many flaws.

Also The over use of video really detracted from the production; especially... Read more Read less

84
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting
January 1st, 2020

See it if if you are interested in a sad yet moving drama about broken people and broken communities struggling to survive.

Don't see it if if struggles with severe mental illness are a trigger or you don't like long plays.

Also Judith Ivey and Edmond Donovan give phenomenal performances. There are... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting
December 29th, 2019

See it if you are interested in a clever mystery that explores the impact of racism in the military during World War II.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in the impact of racism. Although this is set in the 1940's the message is timely and heart wrenching

Also The cast was phenomenal. I saw the 2nd preview and the entire audience... Read more Read less

81
Orpheus & Eurydice
Soho/Tribeca
Original, Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever
December 22nd, 2019

See it if you want to see an original take on a classic myth by a talented, enthusiastic cast in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you are a classics purist.

79
Enjoyable adaptation, Family- friendly, Entertaining
December 14th, 2019

See it if you have fond memories of the book or want to introduce the story to a young audience.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a sophisticated evening at the theater.

Also They stay fairly close to the original story. The homey theater in the... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Funny, Moving, Entertaining, Inspiring
December 8th, 2019

See it if you want to see a moving show about a man's use of banjo music to help him overcome his battle with cancer.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows, banjo music or if cancer is a trigger.

85
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
December 4th, 2019

See it if you want to see a top-notch mentalist/illusionist and have an enjoyable, entertaining evening out.

Don't see it if if you don't like mentalist/ illusionist or magic show performances.

75
Relevant, Quirky, Ambitious, Funny
December 1st, 2019

See it if you want to see offbeat Australian cabaret that deals with millennial angst surrounding efforts to promote social change.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in an Australian take on global issues facing millennials; especially issues relating to climate change

Also The content of the cabaret was uneven.... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing
October 26th, 2019

See it if you want to see a moving drama about the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic on two families in rural Maine.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in plays that deal with drug addiction.

Also The acting was excellent. Mary Barton's performance was especially mov... Read more Read less

91
Imagining Madoff
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Clever
October 20th, 2019

See it if a sophisticated character study revealed through the interactions of Bernie Madoff and the poet survivor of the Holocaust who he swindled

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment or don't like philosophical plays

66
During previews
Mayakovsky and Stalin
West Village
Repetitive, Tedious, Disappointing
October 18th, 2019

See it if you want to see a play with an interesting premise, written about an interesting historical period that is in need of serious editing

Don't see it if you want to be enlightened or entertained.

87
During previews
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing
October 17th, 2019

See it if you want to see a well written historical drama about Hannah Arendt's 1933 arrest and encounter with her jailor that speaks to our times.

Don't see it if if you are not interested in plays about that period.

82
Cyrano (NJ)
Red Bank
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Clever
October 12th, 2019

See it if you want to see a contemporary adaptation that is clever, yet at times over the top. Great Acting

Don't see it if if you are a classics purist

82
Ludwig and Bertie
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever
October 7th, 2019

See it if you are interested in philosophy and the lives and ideas of two of its greatest practitioners.

Don't see it if If you aren't interested in philosophy or history or are looking for something light.

82
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny
October 3rd, 2019

See it if you are interested in a character study of an intelligent, yet self-destructive and highly manipulative man in the midst of a midlife crisis

Don't see it if you don't like nudity or sexual simulation on stage

Also Ian Barford gives a great performance. In his interactions with women,... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
September 29th, 2019

See it if you want to see a beautifully written, dark, yet engrossing, play with superb acting

Don't see it if if you are looking for an upbeat play or if' issues surrounding a cancer diagnosis are a trigger.

Also Mary Lousie Parker should receive a Tony nomination for her performanc... Read more Read less