Linda W 7140

New York City
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Reviews (46)
95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like intense, high-action relevant drama with yet another incredible and riveting performance by Bryan Cranston. What can’t this guy do?

Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare.

100
Must see, Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Emotionally involving

See it if You have seen Fiddler and loved it, or if you haven’t seen it. Either way, this production adds an invaluable dimension of authenticity.

Don't see it if I can’t imagine why you would not see it.

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Flawed

See it if you want to see yet another great performance by Marin Ireland, as well as a terrific cast. The characters are well-drawn.

Don't see it if you don't want a play that attempts to take a deep dive into mental health issues, but concludes in a seemingly tacked-on, unsatisfying way.

85
Fun, Clever, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You like lively musicals that gently include a message. Beth Leavel is once again hilarious.

Don't see it if You are only interested in serious theatre.

80
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of Beckett or of this play. A really good production, and I have seen a few.

Don't see it if you like straightforward, linear narrative.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense

See it if you like family dramas. Tyne Daly's performance is like nothing we have seen from her before. John Procaccino is menacing and believable.

Don't see it if you don't like stories about aging siblings and how they have lived their lives and where they are going from here.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like taut political drama with great writing and acting all around. Edie Falco and the rest of the cast are terrific.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in a play about the Albany political machine, which is really about politics in general.

90
Intelligent, Masterful, Delightful

See it if You appreciate Bill Irwin’s work and his ability to illuminate Beckett - even if you’re not a Beckett fan.

Don't see it if You don’t like creative, cerebral, funny one man shows.

50
Disappointing, Slow, Strained

See it if You are a huge Tennessee Williams fan. Also, Kristine Nielsen is always worth seeing, and the vintage set is great.

Don't see it if You can’t handle an over wrought play that makes the same point over and over, with no likeable characters.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like thoughtful drama and great acting. The cast is terrific!

Don't see it if you are not interested in complex drama.

75
During previews
Intelligent, Disappointing, Good concept

See it if You like one-person, autobiographical shows set in the 70's. It was a great idea, but never achieved the "magical" level that it could have

Don't see it if You are bored by this format or expect a series of illuminating vignettes (I will say that the audience seemed to enjoy it more than I did).

85
Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want to see a play that defines "dystopian". Really good acting as well.

Don't see it if you are squeamish or want to see something light. This is not for everyone. Graphic scenes of torture are hard to take.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you love creative theatre! Because it's non-verbal, it's great for people with limited English. I have brought many out of town guests.

Don't see it if you're looking for a plot or linear story.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you like very entertaining and meaningful musicals.

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

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great music!, Nostalgic

See it if you love Carole King and want to hear her music and learn about her life.

Don't see it if you don't like Carole King.

100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you like brilliantly written and performed musical theatre that is unique and breaks boundaries.

Don't see it if See it. Even if you are predisposed not to like it because you think you won't like the music, see it anyway - it will change your mind.

100
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful, Brilliant!

See it if you want to see one of the best musicals of all time. Brilliantly creative, innovative, and wonderful!

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see The Lion King!

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like intelligent, timely, well-written drama with great acting.

Don't see it if you are not interested in serious, thought-provoking drama or world events.

100
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting, Just fabulous!

See it if you want to see maybe the best production of Sweeney Todd ever! Intimate, engrossing, brilliant!

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

78
Funny, Relevant, Farcical, Goofy

See it if you enjoy farce with a message. Michael Urie is terrific!

Don't see it if you don't care for farce bordering on slapstick.

55
Lackluster, Disappointing, Some good acting, Not very original

See it if you are a huge Matthew Perry fan and don't care that his acting is one-note and uninteresting. Very surprising considering he's often funny

Don't see it if you like thought-provoking, clever plays.

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, A little contrived

See it if you like powerhouse performances from two great singer/actresses, and fabulous costumes.

Don't see it if you're not interested in stories about strong women.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You love great acting. Laura Linney is especially fine as Birdie. Cynthia Nixon is terrific in both roles. Supporting players are great!

Don't see it if You don't like old-fashioned melodrama.

83
During previews
Relevant, Funny, Enjoyable

See it if You like a comedy with a message, handled deftly. Worth seeing for Debra Jo Rupp’s performance alone.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to consider both sides of the gay marriage issue.

85
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a uniformly talented cast in a gay-themed drama enhanced with gorgeous vocal performances.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a story set in a prep school that deals with homophobia and race issues.

75
Provocative, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Neil Labute's writing or of edgy, funny one-act plays.

Don't see it if you don't like the "short story" format or drama that can be uncomfortable and possibly make you squirm a little.

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90
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if you are a fan of beautifully written and performed contemporary (80's) Irish family drama.

Don't see it if you can't sit still for a 3+ hour performance (but really, it's worth it).

79
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of Glenn Close, and/or are interested in historical fiction. An interesting perspective on the family of Joan of Arc.

Don't see it if you are not interested in Joan of Arc or how she became the Maid of Orleans.

80
Quirky, Relevant, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of Kurt Vonnegut‘s writing and like plays that are highly entertaining while providing social commentary.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of satire.

60
Great acting, Disappointing, Thin

See it if You’re a fan of Janet McTeer - she’s terrific.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in Sarah Bernhardt’s struggles to play Hamlet.

100
Great singing, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want to see terrific actors, terrific voices, really great arrangements of Dylan’s songs. Who knew Mare Winningham could sing like that?

Don't see it if You don’t dramatic musicals with Depression-era themes.

90
Great acting, Intelligent, Harrowing

See it if You like serious drama (with a lot of humor) that is universally meaningful.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see cruelty and violence in the context of political statement. This play is brilliant, but it is not for everyone.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Beautiful music and lots of fun.

See it if you love classic Broadway musicals. Among the best of all time.

Don't see it if you are only interested in serious drama. Although My Fair Lady is based on a play by George Bernard Shaw, the beauty of it is in the

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95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great music

See it if You love classic Broadway musicals. Bernadette Peters is wonderful. Saw it with Bette, and they were both terrific!

Don't see it if You don't want a lovely, fun evening at the theatre (or are exclusively a fan of serious drama).

80
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you like plays that offer food for thought and very good acting. It's a "what if" kind of play.

Don't see it if you don't like time-shifting, non-linear plots that could be confusing.

85
Clever, Delightful, Lots of fun

See it if you have seen Hamilton or know something about it. It's a spot on sendup, with great performances.

Don't see it if you're not interested in Hamilton. But why wouldn't you be?

80
Funny, Overrated, Irreverent, Edgy

See it if you are a fan of South Park and like irreverent comedy.

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Lots of fun!

See it if you like big, colorful, wonderful musicals with exuberant performances.

Don't see it if you're not a Disney fan.

100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want to see the most magical show on Broadway. I have seen it 7 times. Love the music and the production!

Don't see it if you don't like brilliantly creative musical theatre.

100
Innovative, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you love seriously excellent, thoughtful musical theatre. Great performances, especially by Ben Platt.

Don't see it if Just see it - it's terrific!

70
Entertaining, Great dancing, Underwhelming

See it if you like old-fashioned musicals with OK writing.

Don't see it if you want more depth when you go to the theatre.

75
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like funny, refreshing musicals where the lesson goes down easy.

Don't see it if you like serious theatre and don't want to just have a good time.

75
Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you like good acting and an interesting story.

Don't see it if you would rather see something lighter.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you like strong, topical drama with interesting characters. It was an eye-opener.

Don't see it if you like lighter fare.

95
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like great, relevant drama with a sense of humor.

Don't see it if you like fluffy stuff.

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Creative, Resonant

See it if you like stories about groundbreaking theatre done in a beautifully creative way.

Don't see it if you are not interested in theatre history, Yiddish theatre, or gay-themed theatre.