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Reviews (16)
80
A few interesting choices, Solid, Great staging, Great singing, Great lighting

See it if You like Evita and want to see it sung well with a few neat directing choices.

Don't see it if This is your first time seeing the show - I'm not sure if everything is particularly clearly communicated.

Also Bradley King is a really fun lighting designer as always

90
The Seance Machine
Midtown W
Fun, Entertaining, Great sound design, Intense, Riveting

See it if You like immersive work, sci-fi/horror, emerging work in NYC theater. Also if you wanna experience some truly remarkable sound design.

Don't see it if You aren't forgiving of some unevenness to get at some really cool moments.

80
Quirky, Ambitious, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something that feels distinctly non-Broadway-esque, with the focus on a the playwright and her personal political take.

Don't see it if You don't like politics, you're uninterested in diving deep into a nuanced liberal perspective on the Constitution

Also The final sequence in particular is deeply engaging and powerful and f... Read more Read less

85
During previews
In the Green
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great singing, Different, Edgy, Great music

See it if You know/like the work of Grace McLean, want excellent and new music on stage, and are interested in nontraditional musical theater.

Don't see it if You expect and prefer the type of music, storytelling, and pacing that is standard on theatrical stages.

Also I saw a preview, and I imagine the show is still somewhat in flux. The... Read more Read less

65
Boring, Great singing, Great dancing, Fluffy, Dated

See it if You're a fan of the show/that sort of Broadway show, and you're after some old-timey Broadway fluff.

Don't see it if You expect a reimagining, or anything with any real substance or heart.

Also The dancing ranges from okay to superb, but the rest of the production... Read more Read less

95
Interactive, Sad, Absorbing, Resonant, Funny

See it if You are deaf or hearing, and want an engaging, beautiful show done masterfully in an immersive, interactive setting.

Don't see it if You are completely uncomfortable with any sort of participation at all.

Also The audience participation is super simple and the environment feels v... Read more Read less

80
The Hidden Ones
Midtown W
Intense, Absorbing, Exquisite, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You are comfortable with immersive work and want an intense, intimate dive into a troubling past.

Don't see it if Well done 1 on 1 audience-performer interactions will take you out of a story instead of bring you deeper in.

90
Unique, Funny, Great writing, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You want to experience the mundane, recreated with masterful detail and emulating powerful nostalgia through tiny moments.

Don't see it if You only want stores following traditional structures of plot and climaxes.

90
During previews
Meaningful, Great writing, Great acting, Profound, Masterful

See it if you're interested in naturalism, masterful acting and character building, and nuanced explorations of ideas

Don't see it if you have no patience

Also I can't really put into words what this show did to me - I came out cr... Read more Read less

90
Open
Midtown W
Magical, Great lighting, Intense, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you like a good one woman show with an enchanting, powerful actress, beautiful poetry, and a story with great depth of feeling

Don't see it if You expect spectacle or an expensive backing to your art

77
Little Women
West Village
Smart, Slow, Intelligent, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You are interested in an adaptation that somehow feels both completely faithful and entirely new

Don't see it if If you expect another raucous Hamill adaptation - the pacing here is slower, and the feel is more somber.

Also Kate Hamill has made some brilliant choices with the material here in ... Read more Read less

70
Over the top, Quirky, Cliched, Great acting, Great set

See it if You want to see a truly awesome set, or are a fan of Shepard's work or a classic dysfunctional family story

Don't see it if If you want something dramatically new or different with surprises.

90
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Beautiful, Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want amazing music performed by impressive performers, including styles of music that haven't been used in mainstream theatre before.

Don't see it if You prefer fully linear storytelling, aren't interested in conversations about how technology affects our lives.

Also This is musically pretty different from most of Malloy's other works, ... Read more Read less

75
Great staging, Great singing, Fluffy, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You want to see a very cleanly directed and acted production of a classic play, with a slightly new, very intelligent end.

Don't see it if You already know the show and don't feel a strong urge to go back - the ending is new here (and great) but not much else is.

80
White Noise
East Village
Contrived, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in Parks's other writing and want a nuanced, detailed look at race (from a modern, liberal, black female's perspective.)

Don't see it if You aren't willing to forgive some unbelievability in premise to get to the playwright's point.

100
Epic, Riveting, Masterful, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You like folk music, non-traditional theater on a big budget, mythology and storytelling.

Don't see it if If you're merely after fluff, this isn't it. The show makes you work a little and throws a lot of sensory info at you pretty consistently