Magic Morningstar

Hell's Kitchen
About:  Ventriloquist Actor Playwright ... Read more Read less
Reviews (76)
69
Disappointing, Overrated, Cliched, Slow, Great acting

See it if you want to see two good Actors performing

Don't see it if If you want to see some predictable play about aging

12
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if I can’t think of any reason to see it

Don't see it if You want it to be anything like the original production

93
Masterful, Intense, Riveting, Profound, Great acting

See it if you want to experience a profound deeply moving play

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy depressing subjects

77
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You like real sagas including 3 acts and 2 intermissions.

Don't see it if You don’t like long plays

89
Absorbing, Riveting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love Tina Turner and her music and want to find out more about the highlights of her life. And want to see show with amazing talent.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of biographical musicals.

86
Ambitious, Quirky, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if like what seems to be an existential play going from birth to death with interconnecting vignettes

Don't see it if You want something easy to understand

75
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great writing

See it if If you want to experience something that is still relevant today and you love live theater

Don't see it if You think that it’s going to be an improvement on the movie or the book. It isn’t.

Also I missed the whole first act because I didn’t get a hearing device. An... Read more Read less

91
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great musical in a smallish theater.without frills that is heartfelt

Don't see it if You like glitzy shows

78
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Excruciating, Clever

See it if You like laughing and enjoy witty dialogue

Don't see it if You want a play with depth

33
During previews
Insipid, Excruciating, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like experimental experiences and don’t mind paying a fortune between the admission and the minimum.

Don't see it if You hate not knowing what’s going on.

80
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Refreshing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an amazing and imaginative reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

Don't see it if You don’t like quirky plays

72
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a moving play.

Don't see it if You hoped it would be more in the genre of make-believe like in the twilight zone

90
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a seldom done Sam Shepherd play exquisitely acted and directed and an amazing set

Don't see it if understanding everything is important

71
During previews
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Quirky, Disappointing, Slow, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see famous actors and laugh here and there.

Don't see it if You are looking for plays that have profundity and meaning

78
During previews
Daddy
Midtown W
Great acting, Edgy, Quirky, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if You like experimental theater and an amazing set

Don't see it if You are trying to figure out what the message is

71
During previews
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You enjoy seeing plays by very established and respected playwrights

Don't see it if You hate accents making it difficult to understand the actors and hate to sit for over 2 hours without an intermission

81
Nassim
Midtown W
Relevant, Quirky, Refreshing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see something totally different and experimental

Don't see it if you are looking for the same old, same old.

92
Great singing, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You want to be deeply moved by real events dec 1914 and hear excellent a cappella singing and to see actors who look like real people

Don't see it if You get annoyed with heavy accents which makes it difficult to understand the spoken words

91
During previews
The Dead, 1904
Upper E Side
Delightful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

See it if You want a unique theatrical experience and to be immersed into another time and place and space as well as get to eat and drink

Don't see it if You want the same old same old

78
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining, Funny, Resonant

See it if You like light comedic skit-like plays with the actors playing multiple characters

Don't see it if you don’t like the technique of narration

79
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh at some of the funniest one liners

Don't see it if You get annoyed with actors doing bad accents

90
On Beckett
Chelsea
Riveting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to experience the amazing artistry of Bill Irwin. He is remarkable. Plus his discourse on Beckett was revealing.

Don't see it if You don’t like Waiting for Godot and other Beckett writings

78
Entertaining, Resonant, Disappointing, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see exceptional ensemble theater

Don't see it if You are expecting something deeply profound

89
My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you love Renee Taylor and want to hear her story and laugh a lot outloud

Don't see it if you don't like hearing personal herstories of celebrities and name dropping

85
Exquisita Agonia
Gramercy
Intelligent, Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to experience something out of the ordinary

Don't see it if trying to read subtitles on a tiny screen is bothersome

77
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Slow, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You like a great set an intriguing story

Don't see it if You get bored with a lot of talk and hardly any action

70
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if You like he said she said conflicts with no easy answers

Don't see it if You get annoyed when one of the actors talks too fast and mumbles so you miss a lot of the dialogue and dislike long scene changes

85
One in Two
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see non traditional theater with moving relevant themes

Don't see it if You like linear plays

92
Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience some unique storytelling from Japan. Very different from anything that I’ve seen before.Looking forward to going agai

Don't see it if You want traditional theater

68
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like light weight musicals

Don't see it if You want a more profound theater experience

92
The Four Seasons
Midtown W
Resonant, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if You love classical music and Vivaldi’s four seasons and love dance and excellent choreography and terrific dancers

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play. This is a dance concert interspersed with a few monologues

79
Slava's Snowshow
Midtown W
Slow, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You love clowns and mime and a few surprises

Don't see it if You are looking for traditional theater.

92
Riveting, Edgy, Profound, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You love magic and want to see an extraordinary mind boggling show.

Don't see it if This kind of broadway show doesn’t appeal to you

78
During previews
(A)loft Modulation
Midtown W
Intense, Ambitious, Resonant, Great staging, Confusing

See it if You enjoy jazz. The jazz musicians were terrific

Don't see it if You get frustrated when actors don’t talk loud enough and don’t speak clearly. Missed most of the dialogue

92
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Clever, Quirky, Refreshing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if If you want to experience Shakespeare in a new fun way with food and drink and inventive stagings.

Don't see it if You like the same old same old

78
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Resonant, Slow, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like dramas that are relevant in today’s world.

Don't see it if You have difficulty with bad accents.

70
Hannah Senesh
Financial
Overrated, Slow, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like dramas based on personal diaries dealing with passionate young people.

Don't see it if You dislike one person performances.

71
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like a-cappella singing and interesting looking actors.

Don't see it if You want more than just singing like dancing and a plot

89
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a classic of American theater.

Don't see it if You like new plays although this play is still relevant today on a different level.

79
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Preachy

See it if You enjoy debates about religion from an interesting and different prospective

Don't see it if You like a show with action and less talking.

51
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Dated

See it if You enjoy satire

Don't see it if You have trouble hearing. I was in the front row and had much difficulty

93
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want to be transported to an alternate universe

Don't see it if You hate silliness

100
Must see, Profound, Relevant, Riveting, Great acting

See it if You want to see the brilliant actor channel Lenny Bruce and be deeply moved from laughter to tears in a lovely setting at the Cutting Room.

Don't see it if You have no desire to know more about legendary ahead of his time Lenny Bruce.

69
During previews
Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you like musicals and great costumes

Don't see it if you want a play with substance and into size diversity casting

68
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You enjoy stream of consciousness one person shows and to see a well known actor performing.

Don't see it if You want to understand what you’re seeing.

75
During previews
Lewiston/Clarkston
West Village
Slow, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You want to see an imaginative use of space in a small and intimate space with 2 interrelated plays plus eating a meal between the 2 plays.

Don't see it if You can’t sit for 3 1/2 hours

Also The tofu was awful

71
During previews
Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious, Exquisite classical music

See it if You love classical music played by excellent musicians by a woman composer and the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

Don't see it if You get frustrated trying to figure out what it’s all about and what the focus is

71
During previews
The True
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing, Insipid, Funny

See it if you enjoy good acting in a nice theater environment and a functional set

Don't see it if you can’t bear to see a show about politics which is insipid compared to real life politics

89
Enchanting, Masterful, Riveting, Quirky, Must see

See it if You want to see exceptional magic. Saw tricks I’ve never seen before and I go to a lot of magic shows

Don't see it if You don’t like magic shows

87
During previews
Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You love seeing an extraordinarily revue with great movement, costumes, songs, musicians, etc

Don't see it if You don’t like 5O/60’s music in the form of a review