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Reviews (49)
86
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Raunchy

See it if you appreciate bodies onstage and you are able to find excitement in a more risqué take on a classic tale.

Don't see it if if you would like something a bit more conservative or conventional of the theme.

50
Mankind
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Overfilled, Nonspecific, Overly satirical

See it if you like shows about feminism and related topics told only with a male voice.

Don't see it if you would like to see something nuanced, profound, actually thought provoking, insightful, entertaining, or enjoyable.

Also While, perhaps, an exciting new story could have unfolded with the gen... Read more Read less

90
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like obviously modern shows, or shows about the possible future, or shows that resemble a sort of cleanliness of television.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a show about a dystopian future, you don't like shows with small casts, or you want something with more visual action.

85
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of the book, you like dystopian stories, and want to see something on stage relevant to our current global circumstance.

Don't see it if you want something upbeat, funny, light, or not personally affecting.

79
Clever, Delightful, Cliched, Slow

See it if you are a fan of the movie, or the story in some way and would like to see it developed into a musical.

Don't see it if you are looking for something absorbing, edgy, never-before-seen, or you dislike the movie/story as it is.

Also While the production is very crisply done, the story itself is unsusta... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you aren't afraid of shows that make you work to meet them in the middle, rather than coming to you.

Don't see it if you don't like above-described shows, you prefer shows with a lot of visual action or clear development in plot.

80
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Delightful, Confusing, Resonant

See it if you want only mildly non-traditional theatre, you don't mind actors who play multiple characters, you like stories that are self-aware.

Don't see it if you want "traditional" theatre, you will be easily confused by actors portraying multiple characters.

Also This rendition of "Indecent" has the potential to be spectacular, but ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
The Profane
Midtown W
Funny, So-so, Slow, Cliched

See it if you enjoy slight twists on typical tales such as "daughter brings boyfriend home to disapproving father".

Don't see it if you do not enjoy family comedy-dramas, you want a show with a more "intense" or action-packed plot, you prefer less cliche jokes.

Also The start of something really great - but it doesn't quite get there. ... Read more Read less

87
During previews
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Great acting, Refreshing, Quirky, Great writing, Confusing

See it if you like non-conventional spectacles of theatre, you don't mind a feeling of separation from what you're viewing.

Don't see it if you want a show to very clearly tell you what it is doing and saying, you don't like impressionist works, you prefer intimate plays.

Also Strange and rather unconventional in the guise of being more "normal" ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Must see, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy intimate productions, artistic reflections of our current political climate, shows that really make you think.

Don't see it if you want to go to the theatre simply to escape the problems of the world, you don't like conversational pieces, you prefer big theatrics.

Also While not a complete picture of perfection, this rendition of "Enemy o... Read more Read less

75
The Object Lesson
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in shows of an alternative flavor and making, discombobulated, narrative and gesture theatre.

Don't see it if you prefer stories that have action driven plot lines, easy to understand situations and a clear performance/audience space distinction.

Also Unexpected. Unique. Funny. "The Object Lesson" is an interesting explo... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy plays that display themselves through an almost carnivalesque whimsy, that are intelligent, warning, and funny.

Don't see it if you want something thoroughly dramatic or serious, you dislike anything but traditional sets, you are opposed to eccentric characters.

Also An interesting and surprising performance. The set speaks for itself, ... Read more Read less

89
Yen
West Village
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Resonant, Funny

See it if you enjoy naturalistic plays, stories with subtle yet powerful moments and statements, heartbreaking plays that are also funny.

Don't see it if you don't want your heart to break for people you should hate, you want a story full of visual action, you don't like naturalistic sets.

Also Yen escalated thick in a world of created naturalism, but with bursts ... Read more Read less

73
Sight Unseen
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays that make you think, you don't mind following a non-linear time progression, you like plays with simple, mutable sets.

Don't see it if you want a play full of grandeur, you know you cannot follow a non-linear timeline, you want an elaborate set, you like lots of characters.

Also While a well-written play with a cast of genuine and trying actors, so... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Enchanting, Edgy, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you like the story of "The Tempest", you like modernized Shakespeare stories with original text, you want to truly experience a performance.

Don't see it if you severely dislike Shakespeare, you don't want a modern re-telling, you don't like prison stories, you want a direct, clear-cut story.

Also Fascinating and thought-provoking. This rendition of "The Tempest" is ... Read more Read less

76
The Front Page
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Dated

See it if you enjoy plays of quick wit and cheap, dated, though at times delightful quips and jokes. You delight in the idea of a 1920's "newsperson".

Don't see it if you don't like shows with a lot of quick talking and a slow move to the true action, you enjoy more sophisticated and thoughtful jokes.

Also Firstly, the set is absolutely stunning. There is a host of wonderful ... Read more Read less

69
Othello: The Remix
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare with a twist, Eminem-style rap, the lighthearted fun of playful-seriousness.

Don't see it if you want something exceedingly serious and very much laid out into a designed setting, you don't really like rap/hip hop.

Also I had a bit of different expectations for the show, so much of my disa... Read more Read less

57
Disappointing, Slow, Funny, Lively actors

See it if you deeply enjoy Shakespeare & want a show that almost highlights the same bawdiness Shakespeare would have in his original performances.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Shakespeare, especially if the play be a bit long, you want something new and resonant.

Also While it's evident the cast has great fun within their characters, som... Read more Read less

85
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Great singing, Great set design, Great staging, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a cappella, understand or like jokes about New York City, the subway system, and are interested in new musical work.

Don't see it if you want to see a completely untraditional, never-ever heard of storyline, or something dark or deeply human.

Also The set was extremely realistic (subway grime and all); the actors ble... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Quirky, Ironic humor, Slow, Clever, Funny

See it if you enjoy "calmer", less constant action driven shows with subtle, ironic humor, or stories about more everyday suburban events and ideas.

Don't see it if you want to be shocked, you do not wish to sit through a three hour show under any conditions, you do not want to see a story about suburbia

Also While I had personally heard mixed reviews, and would certainly agree ... Read more Read less

72
Men in Towels
East Village
Resonant, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Important

See it if you are interested about stories of gay men, specifically in the light of the AIDs epidemic, in raunchy, entertaining, and painful settings.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a story about gay men, the tragedy of HIV/AIDs, or witness a show still in progress.

Also While, technically, there are many kinks this show needs (and presumab... Read more Read less

82
The Loon
Lower E Side
Delightful, Confusing, Edgy, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy charming, soothing-voiced speakers, edgy interpretive dance, and science/philosophy mixed with a visual LSD trip.

Don't see it if you want a show with a clear cut, traditional plot, you dislike the experimental and alternative.

Also I personally really enjoyed it, but I realize this style is not for ev... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you like both comedy and theatre and would like to see a show where these two worlds collide.

Don't see it if you want to see a true "plot show" or a drama, or if you find mainstream comedy often offensive.

70
During previews
Entertaining, Boring at times, Funny, Slow

See it if you're a big fan of the story or the characters, you like quirky, whimsical costumes/set design, and vaguely updated classics.

Don't see it if you want something that moves along more quickly, or if you don't want to be spoken about relatively the same thing for two hours.

Also I loved the set, it was whimsical and creative - at times it added a d... Read more Read less

80
Aubergine
Midtown W
Funny, Resonant, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like food, food metaphors, and an emotionally stimulating story sprinkled with just the right amount of humor.

Don't see it if you don't particularly feel like crying in a theatre full of strangers or if you're in the market for a more "action packed" play.

89
During previews
Miles for Mary
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you enjoy genuine comedy that doesn't try to hard, simple plays about nostalgia and workplace (particularly 80s high school) dilemmas.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with a big cathartic release at the end, or you don't like watching shows that have a sitcom quality to them.

85
Ghost Quartet
East Village
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you like music you like stories told in unusual ways, or many stories told in one platform with small connections slowly revealed.

Don't see it if you simply do not want to listen to music for nearly two hours, no matter what style, you'd rather a clear-cut, "traditional" story.

75
Cats
Midtown W
Delightful, Slow, Quirky, Beautiful movement

See it if you want to see a visual spectacle, you are interested in stories about cats, you are already a fan of the show.

Don't see it if you want something clear, fast-paced, straightforward rather than a bit bizarre, or you don't like musicals.

73
During previews
Delightful, Slow, Funny, Confusing

See it if You are a big fan of Shakespeare, in any form, are interested in a story of young lovers being told with more mature actors.

Don't see it if You want a story with big action & easy to understand dialogue, you don't like occasional music in a straight play, you dislike Shakespeare.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you want to see a new musical reflecting the emotional dilemmas young adults face in the overwhelmingly technological era.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a new musical, you don't want to see a show about young people struggling with self-esteem and mental health issues.

Also While this show may be good, the spectacular seed in this show is Ben ... Read more Read less

53
The Room Sings
East Village
Confusing, Strange, Quirky

See it if you want extraordinarily unconventional theatre, you don't mind something a bit underdeveloped.

Don't see it if you want put together-theatre with a clear storyline or intention.

Also I don't know how to feel about this. Perhaps there was potential for s... Read more Read less

73
The Outer Space
East Village
Quirky, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Falls short

See it if you want a more dinner-based, quirky style of song-theatre.

Don't see it if you like visual plot based theatre, you do not like setlist stories, you want to see multiple characters.

Also While charming and unique, not spectacular or surprising. It makes you... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a relatively "traditional" and "expected" straight play that turns out to be nothing but, unexpectedly riveting and timely.

Don't see it if you do not like conversational pieces that reveal themselves to be larger dramatic pieces, you dislike shows that take place in one location

Also Utterly surprising. The play begins in the imitation of something typi... Read more Read less

85
887
Brooklyn
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you want to immerse yourself in a black box of magic, become enchanted by Robert Lepage's magnificent sort of sleight of hand.

Don't see it if you want a straight, "normal" plot, you get bored by magical sets and transitions, you are deeply bothered by reading occasional subtitles.

Also Beautiful, enchanting, and absorbing. Lepage drenches the audience in ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Sweat
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Cliched

See it if you're interested in a dramatized following of a relevant blue collar worker type story, you are interested in newer modern plays.

Don't see it if you are not interested in stories about blue collar workers, jail, the consequences of one's actions, or if you prefer more "poetic" writing

Also Profound and unexpected, though somehow not as surprising as you would... Read more Read less

30
During previews
Slow, Disappointing, Poorly-thought, Cliched

See it if you are interested in all of the versions of The Glass Menagerie, you like shows with interesting set choices.

Don't see it if you want to see something complex and well thought out, you like shows who's sets compliment their content.

Also I hate to give this show such an unfortunate review, but the show itse... Read more Read less

70
Your Hair Looked Great
Lower E Side
Clever, Funny, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you don't mind more disjointed theatre, a reflection of the humorous banalities of life, a strange amalgamation show of sorts.

Don't see it if you absolutely want a traditional theatre experience, you don't want to think about your day to day life while in the theatre.

Also Ambitious, but falling a bit short. "Your Hair Looked Great" has some ... Read more Read less

80
Life According to Saki
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy charismatically told, whimsical tales that play out like the visual representation of a child's witty near-nonsecal imagination.

Don't see it if you want stories that are not tales within a story, something that's not going to make you sad out of what originally seemed like joy.

Also An honestly beautifully told story. The way the characters were establ... Read more Read less

80
The Liar
East Village
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you like those Shakespeare-esque "switcharoo" plays centered around misinformation, you are partial to well written, pun-y language.

Don't see it if you don't like plays whose main conflict is "the audience knows something the characters don't", you don't like plays told in verse.

Also A surprisingly charming performance delivered by a great set of actors... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Everybody
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Relevant, Repetitive

See it if you enjoy modern takes on older sources, you have a sweet spot for morality plays, you appreciate thoughtful, relatable humor.

Don't see it if you want an action-heavy play, you want to be on your toes, not able to see the clear ending, you want a play with many twists and turns.

Also An interesting transition from Peter van Diest's original "Everyman", ... Read more Read less

85
Dead Poets Society
East Village
Absorbing, Resonant, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like the story of Dead Poets Society already, you enjoy minimalist movable sets, and delightful, poking comedy.

Don't see it if you do not like the story to begin with, you want a show with a lot of truly, physically-told action, you want moving sets.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want a masterfully told story that both guts you emotionally and glides you through deeply repairing humor.

Don't see it if I can't imagine who would not like this, but perhaps if you don't like songs at all. Or sadness. Or stories about strength.

Also I love theatre, but I must admit, every time I go to a show I find mys... Read more Read less

65
Almost there, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you really want to experience immersive theatre, you would like to spend a night in a 1930's speakeasy-type bar.

Don't see it if you want something astoundingly spectacular, you want the show to perform for you rather than you pursuing the story.

Also You can tell the actors are excited about this piece, but every aspect... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Must see, Visually breathtaking, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy visually enchanting spectacles, gorgeous, nuanced songs/singing, a broadway show that isn't entirely typical.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional broadway shows, or a less "fairy-tale"-esque cliche plot, or you do not want to see even slightly immersive theatre.

Also While the story itself is beautiful and entertaining, it is very much ... Read more Read less

73
Clever, Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy

See it if you enjoy rhythmic, spoken word-esque theatrical pieces, and are interested in the commentaries on racial injustice.

Don't see it if you want a more "beginning, middle, end" plot focused theatrical piece, you do not care to listen to pieces focus on race and injustice.

Also While I felt tweaks could have been made to keep the piece from feelin... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like pieces that comment on important issues in society, you want to see AMAZING transitional acting from one SINGLE woman.

Don't see it if you don't care for pieces suggesting activism or change, one person shows are not in your taste, you want something traditional.

Also Anna Deavere Smith's acting in this piece is phenomenal and a bit star... Read more Read less

80
One Flea Spare
East Village
Great acting, Absorbing, Different

See it if you want a dark show with major "period" comedic highlights, or a morose, surprising story, with a great set, staging, and beautiful script.

Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding English accents, you are not interested in stories from this time period, you want something more upbeat

Also In the beginning the play can be a little hard to follow, a mixture of... Read more Read less

90
During previews
A Life
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you want to be blown away by amazing acting, and a storyline that grasps you and throws you into a corner you never thought you'd look into.

Don't see it if you want something more "full of action", or something with excitement, or something that won't force you to reflect on life and meaning.

Also This is one of the most casually beautiful plays I have ever seen. It ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Resonant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Uncomfortable chairs, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate light, though weighty metaphors. If you appreciate plays about justice, cruelty, unfairness, and religion.

Don't see it if you're looking for a play with a very "active" visual or if you don't or can't watch a play with long strings of dialogue.

Also This play was absolutely amazing to watch once, but I don't think I co... Read more Read less