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Reviews (241)
Faculty Portrait
West Village
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like to see a multiethnic, talented cast of 6, performing a difficult topic with humor and candor. There’s smoking, gunshots, and some

Don't see it if Cussing. It actually felt like an after school special, or Saturday morning teen entertainment, but, it was enjoyable. It’s a nice small

Also Space. My only gripes are we can hear the actors off-stage, because th... Read more Read less

During previews
Bundle of Sticks
Midtown W
Experimental, Raunchy, Entertaining, Quirky, Queer

See it if So, I’ve seen a few plays at this theatre 🎭 company; they truly give a voice to the experimental, queer, feminine, and Latinx community!

Don't see it if The venue is a black box theatre 🎭, with old pipes, which can be a little hard to find, but, the staff is pleasant. The play? It’s totally

Also Out there. It’s set in an Australian bunker, with 6 non-cisgendered me... Read more Read less

Happy Birthday Doug
Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched

See it if If you’re a fan of solo shows or solo performers acting out multiple characters; there were 9, altogether, in this hour-long piece. It is an

Don't see it if Older space, with uncomfortable seats 💺, and it took awhile for entry, but, the performance was quite enjoyable, especially coming from me,

Also Who rarely likes solo pieces. The characters were clichéd- “Jason”, “B... Read more Read less

During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Profound, Relevant, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're not afraid of having the conversation about school shootings and guns in America. You like an intimate theatre (audience faces each

Don't see it if other), with awesome actors. Don't see it if the topic triggers you, if seeing a gun frightens you, or if you're opposed to harsh language.

Also I actually could've stood to HEAR gunshots, in the preamble (beginning... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Confusing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like a talent cast of 11 (including children), who play multiple characters. It’s very emotive, well-acted, well-staged. If you watch

Don't see it if AND love ❤️ “This Is Us”, on NBC, then you’ll love this play. I love that the cast was diverse, in age, gender, ethnicity, size, etc. I love

Also That “Chris” was the common theme throughout, however, it was confusin... Read more Read less

During previews
One in Two
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if It’s an ABSURDIST play, but, there’s NOTHING absurdist about it. It’s semi-autobiographical. It’s cathartic & therapeutic for the audience

Don't see it if & author, even if you’re NOT a Queer Man Of Color. There’s brief nudity, simulated sex & violence, and harsh language, but, it’s all within

Also The flow of this 90-minute play. The audience “picks”, in the beginnin... Read more Read less

Relevant, Great acting, Racy, Provocative, Satire

See it if It’s so many adjectives, but, necessary. It starts off SO funny 😆 and sexual, than act 2, takes a turn, but, makes sense with Act 1, then

Don't see it if Act 3 summarizes a couple of the characters lives. I can see where people were confused 🤷🏽‍♂️ and it is a smidge over 2 hours, without an

Also Intermission, which seems deliberate: 1) people may walk out, because ... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny, Confusing, because of extended spanish sequence, Graphic

See it if You know I had this on my list of plays to see. If you’re a feminist, educated in political/ worldly culture, pro-women, pro-LGBT, non-pious

Don't see it if Not offended by seances, blood, sacrifices, sexual topics, drugs, and know some Spanish- you’ll like this. It was VERY entertaining. All the

Also Gore, sex, political, and racial talk was entertaining and relevant to... Read more Read less

Only Human
Midtown W
Quirky, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if So bummed that I found out that this is closing WAY early- in a few days- after just 20 days. It was SO entertaining. “Mary Magdalene” is an

Don't see it if An amazing singer and actress. “Lucifer” was well-casted and sung well. “Jesus” had an innocence about him, even though I could see where

Also People may think it was blasphemous. The two ensemble actors were grea... Read more Read less

When It Happens to You
East Village
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You want to hear a true-to-life account of a horrific incident. 90-minutes long. 4 “actors” on stage, even though the writer/mother is not

Don't see it if An actress. Great acting on the other 3’s part. It’s a dramatic memory piece, with light humor and slight cussing 🤬. It’s therapeutic.

Insipid, Silly, Funny, As expected, Had promise

See it if If you like black box theatre. The “Show-Score” reviews were less-than-stellar, so I didn’t expect much out of it. It’s 30-minutes long; it

Don't see it if Gave me enough time to see a show and still make it to work on time— I liked that. It really wasn’t THAT bad, really. It had several funny

Also Moments. I understand one of the actresses- the temp- was making her a... Read more Read less

Quirky, Funny, Dizzying, Cliched, Confusing

See it if You like festival plays. This was Community Theatre 🎭 @ it’s best. The entire venue is. It was a far-fetched concept where 5 characters,

Don't see it if Some in the entertainment industry, some not, all with different accents, are on a farm, in Missouri. It was bizarre, but,,.. it worked.

Also The actor who played “Joe”, visually, is worth the price of admission.... Read more Read less

Make Believe
Midtown W
Great acting, Must see, Profound, Resonant, Clever

See it if You like talented younger & older actors, non-musical, decent set design, at an easy-to-get-to theatre. The “Show-Score” average score does

Don't see it if This play NO justice. It was fantastic. I laughed and I cried, even though I was exhausted from a long day. It was well-acted. I will say

Also The kids have was more entertaining than the adults, however, I love t... Read more Read less

The Exes
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great staging, Fluffy, Soap opera-like, Melodramatic

See it if You like camp. It was “As the Stomach Turns”, as referenced in the play. Overall, it was enjoyable, for a comped ticket. The cast seemed out

Don't see it if Of synch. The Danish character seemed French, the “Master”, the son, was good, but, his vernacular matched no one else’s, which I guess made

Also Sense. His mother couldn’t decide what accent she was trying to convey... Read more Read less

Immersive, Improv, Relevant, Quirky, Must see

See it if You’d like to kick back, have fun, and laugh for 2 hours (including intermission). It was interactive and immersive- so people were pulled

Don't see it if On stage- thankfully, I avoided that, but, the brave souls that did partake, were great. Some singing. Some rapping. Some science. There was

Also A semblance of a cohesive story. One sad moment. Overall, it was incre... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense

See it if Well, it’s billed as being relevant to the #MeToo movement, but, also #BlackLivesMatter, as well. I had the book as a child, but, couldn’t

Don't see it if Recall the story. It was SO intense. The staging helped move the action. There is “N”-word usage and simulated sex and violence, for those

Also Who are sensitive to that. Some singing. It was a quick-paced 90-minut... Read more Read less

Quirky, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like to see the beginnings of a relationship. It’s LGBT 🏳️‍🌈, it quirky, some sex talk, simulated sex (in the dark), actors take on

Don't see it if Additional characters-briefly. It’s in Spanish, though there are English subtitles overhead (I don’t speak Spanish, but understood what was

Also Going on. My only gripe was sometimes the subtitles went back-and-Fort... Read more Read less

The Ritual
Midtown W
Profound, Great acting, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are not opposed to Caribbean (Trinidadian) accents, with 5 talented actresses playing multiple roles, with subject matters such as:

Don't see it if Enslavement, underaged sex, and abuse. It’s a play-within-a play. Nice theatre space. Well crafted. It’s a shame that the audience was empty

Overrated, Great staging, Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You like a “viral sensation”. I saw it off/Broadway and didn’t get the hype. It was just loud! The kids seemed to love it. I’d say see it

Don't see it if Once, but, that’s enough... totally overrated!

Square Go
Midtown E
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Confusing, Immersive

See it if You like wrestling 🤼‍♀️ or “The Game of Thrones”. It’s immersive, so be prepared to be picked on. Small theatre 🎭. 2 actors. 1 hour of fun

Don't see it if The only real issue, for me, was the Scottish/British/Welch/Irish accent (I’m not sure 🤔 which it was), but, I had to squint my eyes & ears

During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Relevant, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You’re into the black queer narrative. Some harsh language, the N-word, and sexual talk, but, it was all relevant, as it was all woven to-

Don't see it if Gether. One of the best musicals, I’ve seen. It’s such a pivotal piece about the black gay plight. No reason not to see, unless you’re

Also Against the narrative. Tyler Perry/ it is not! It’s an incredible piec... Read more Read less

In the Closet
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You’re lgbtq+ of any age. Understand the gay male’s plight. It actually surprised me. I wasn’t sure of the direction, but, it steered right

Don't see it if Anti- lbgt or sex talk... and against a show which could’ve done without an intermission. Non-musical, with some music...

Original Sound
West Village
Profound, Refreshing, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Must see! Great staging. Omg! Even though I hate theatre-in-the-round, this was beautifully done! I really felt like I was in a recording

Don't see it if Studio. The singing/ songwriting was amaze balls. I loved that there was a non-binary actor of the original “Angel” from “Rent”. Superb job

Also On a cohesive story about originality and ownership. The lead and the ... Read more Read less

Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like to see a small, talented cast, off-off-Broadway. All 4 actors were phenomenal in this 100-minute play. Totally for millennials,

Don't see it if Although an older crowd can enjoy it. Lots of drinking, cussing, and drugs. My only gripe is, it could've been possibly 10-minutes shorter.

Also The same point kind of got beaten into our heads, but, great writing, ... Read more Read less

Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like a good historical lesson, that's not TOO preachy, with great singing, acting, and staging, with adorable kids. I liked that it was

Don't see it if In a "Boys & Girls Club" too, giving Broadway 🎭 caliber performance to a community space. My only critique is some diction issues.

For a previous production
Must see, Great staging, Dizzying, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Ok, so you must be up to seeing a 5-hour play, as well as be a “Harry Potter” fan. I was never sure if I would ever see this, however, the

Don't see it if Cast, crew, and production team graciously presented a sensory-friendly performance yesterday, so I was able to see it with my brother, who

Also Has cerebral palsy. Now, he did make a little too much noise, so we ha... Read more Read less

West Side Story
Midtown W
Intense, Dizzying, Edgy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if First of, the cast is very pleasant and most did the stage door 🚪. The venue is huge; I believe it’s the biggest Broadway 🎭 theatre 🎭.

Don't see it if Now for the show? It’s ambitious! To chop down about an hour of text and axing “I feel pretty”, etc., takes some major cojones! If you don’t

Also Know the story, then the chopped up version seems fine, otherwise it c... Read more Read less

Great staging, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see, Great singing

See it if You like “The Temptations”, duh 🙄 (all 24 of them, lol 😆), but, mainly “The Classic 5”. Wow! Such powerful and all-star performances, all

Don't see it if Around. I’m 35, so the group’s heyday was a little before my time, but, this jukebox musical was not only informative, but, brought the heat

Also I’ve seen jukebox musicals before: “Motown”, “Beautiful”, “Summer”, am... Read more Read less

The Inheritance
Midtown W
Epic, Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You know what? It is over 6 hours long and part 1 does have more humor than part 2, although it makes sense to see it as a unit, but, the

Don't see it if Acting is superb! The stage is minimal, although I like the trickery of which the created scenes and ambiance with what little they had. If

Also You’re LGBTQ+ of any age, gender, race, or background or even an ally,... Read more Read less

Edgy, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if It’s slapstick. It’s funny! It’s Police 👮🏽 Cops 🚓! This is my 3rd installment that I’m seeing and I laugh every time. It’s light comedy

Don't see it if And entertainment for the evening. It’s worth the price of a small admission. It definitely has a niche audience. It’s improv, with some

Also Semblance of a storyline. There is some rear nudity, childish antics, ... Read more Read less

Intense, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Relevant

See it if This 95-minute Play is so touching and funny, at the the same time. Totally in my wheelhouse in terms of the type of show I like. I totally

Don't see it if Recommend. No reason not to see and tickets 🎫 are inexpensive. It’s in a black box theatre 🎭 and this works, because we’re (the audience)

Also Getting an initiate portrayal of the characters intimate turmoil. With... Read more Read less

Epic, Hilarious, Must see, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if I’m going to make this short- NO ONE REASON NOT TO SEE! It’s so entertaining. I’ve only seen it once, but, it’s great 👍🏽 to know that each

Don't see it if Performance would be different. I didn’t get the “superstars”, but, it didn’t matter- the 5 + 2 musicians we had were EXCELLENT. Improv on

Also Broadway- who would’ve thunk it. Some light cussing and you’d have to ... Read more Read less

West Village
Great staging, Disappointing, Intense, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You like a talented cast of 3 actors, who’s acting is pretty strong, with a decent script, and great staging. There’s a good mix of “basic-

Don't see it if Ness” with pretentiousness. Strong language, both eloquently, as well as, graphically. Mild violence. If sirens or child abduction triggers

Also You, then this is not for you. I’m not sure 🤔 if this was intentional ... Read more Read less

The New Englanders
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if First of, I’d totally see this again- bummed it closing tomorrow— it’s totally my type of show: there’s humor, drama, and suspense. LGBT,

Don't see it if Interracial, inter-generational, timely... what else could I ask for? The acting was spot on, by all. The teenage, “mulatto”/black girl,with

Also Interracial dads was alive and real! All 6 actors were well cast. Ther... Read more Read less

Slow, Relevant, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny

See it if Honestly, I’m glad I didn’t go (or not go) based on the “Show-Score” average; it was actually quite good. The acting, especially the “Raheem

Don't see it if Reynolds” character, was quite good. The main acting issue was the lowness of the British actress’s tone, especially with the AC on, but,

Also Overall, this small black box theatre 🎭 play hit the points of racism,... Read more Read less

During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful, Intense, Great acting

See it if You like Keith Hamilton Cobb. I was an “All My Children” fan and knew him from there, albeit a brief stint. I didn’t follow him much after,

Don't see it if However, I didn’t realize how dynamic of an actor Keith is. He speaks to the plight of “rejected” actors, specifically large, black, male

Also Actors, who find trouble in breaking away from the stereotypes and not... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Sparse, but, decent staging, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You like a 65-70 minute long, 2-character, black box theatre, lesbian love story. Can co-workers ever fall in love? The acting was spot-on,

Don't see it if But, the script was lacking. I think they could’ve done more on the interracial dynamics of the relationship, I mean, it was highlighted in

Also The summary. I think the boxing 🥊/ gym aspects was cleverly showcased ... Read more Read less

The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in the plight of the LGBT+ community, outside the U.S. Fictional characters/story, inspired by actual events. There was

Don't see it if Humor, but, I also fought not to cry. The acting was EXCELLENT, especially the younger brother and sister, but, all 6 in the ensemble were

Also Fabulous. I’ve heard complaints of lack of set and it’s too preachy; i... Read more Read less

Talent is Sexy
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Funny, Clever, Cliched

See it if Sometimes you have to enjoy a cliché, or a cliched character. It was an enjoyable 90-minute, 5-character, black box theatre play, which,

Don't see it if Essentially was talking about itself- small time actors in a big city, fighting for whatever roles they can get. It’s lgbt. Some singing.

Also Talented cast. It had a great frame narrative. Kudos.

Toni Stone
Midtown W
Great acting, Refreshing, Must see, Intense, Relevant

See it if You’d like to know about historical figures who don’t get talked about. It could’ve went without an intermission, but, it was a well-acted

Don't see it if Well-produced piece of theatre. There’s strong language, including the “N-word”, of course, some sexual gestures, and possible anti-LGBT

Also Sentiments, however, we have to be mindful that this is a period piece... Read more Read less

The White Dress
Weak script, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Hot 🥵 as hell in there

See it if Oh my God. Ok, so I’m gonna be nice, considering that I was apart of the first audience. I researched the show, a little, as I am a queer

Don't see it if Black gender-nonconformist myself, and I really wanted to like the show, BUT: TURN ON THE DAMN AC and just have the actors speak louder (the

Also Bar scenes drowned them out anyway!) I’m naturally a HOT 🥵 person, but... Read more Read less

Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Disney magical

See it if “Let it Go”, the performance by Cassie, who can SANG (I loved her from “Ghost: the musical”) and the “‘magic of Disney” involved in the song

Don't see it if Are enough to see the show. I wasn’t a fan of most of the other songs, stylistically, but, Sven was an awesome sight to see. The staging was

Also Magical. I saw it with my brother, who has cerebral palsy, during a se... Read more Read less

Aunt Jack
East Village
Quirky, Relevant, Profound, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like community theater, which is actually pretty good. I wasn’t sure what to expect. There was barely any references to “Jack” being an

Don't see it if “Aunt”, but, it wasn’t really necessary. The cast of 6 was good, specifically “Jack”. I loved the “Will & Grace” reference. It was great

Also Social commentary of the definitions of “Gay”, gender, and sexuality, ... Read more Read less

Great singing, Funny, Operatic, Colorful, Friendly cast

See it if Kelli O’Hara can sing 🎤 her tail off! Corbin Bleu is a looker and great tap dancer 🕺🏼. The cast is greatly talented. A musical within a

Don't see it if Musical, “Kiss Me Kate” delivers. I just had some elocution issues. I attended a Relaxed Performance and was SO pleased that my bro, who has

Also Cerebral palsy was able to attend. Thank you “Roundabout” and “TDF” fo... Read more Read less

During previews
Entertaining, Cliched, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if So first off, it’s 2 hours, including intermission (I had to rush to work afterwards). Overall, there were the cliche’s: the twink, the bear

Don't see it if The insecure bear, the queen, fems, abs the BBC, which out of all the eggplants makes everything worth while (I can say that, as I’m also

Also Black)... it’s a good thing “Camp” is in the title, as it’s certainly ... Read more Read less

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Intelligent, Slow, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like polysyllabic words or Chekhov, I’m not familiar with the latter, so some things went over-my-head. Funny, mostly. See at least once

Don't see it if You’re not familiar with Chekhov. Don’t like cussing or breaking the fourth wall. Cynicism. I just expected more “suckiness”. Lollipops yay!

Entertaining, Cliched, Farce, Obsurdist, Campy

See it if You’re gay or gay-friendly. Will enjoy a pre-show karaoke 🎤 by an older gay man 👨, which helped if you were late, as the show started 15-

Don't see it if Min after the listed time. Small black box theatre 🎭. Ok 👌🏽 acting. Funny, yet, cliched. Comp tix or discount code should be used, but,

Also It’s given the disclaimer of farce, so it was expected. The air-condit... Read more Read less

During previews
Midtown W
Great acting, Dizzying, Disappointing, Hot 🥵, Ambitious

See it if You like a 90-min, 2 actor play. Great acting, great use of a small black box theatre. Props helped the action. Premise was explained at the

Don't see it if End. Some violence. I HATED the use of the “R” word! (I have a special needs sibling). It’s definitely community theatre at its best.

During previews
Little Women
West Village
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Ok, so I never read the book, but, always heard about it, especially from a "Friends" episode + I've seen Kristolyn in 3 other productions

Don't see it if In the past several months and think she's awesome, so I decided to see this. I was actually quite pleased, amused, and interested. It kept

Also My attention. I don't have a reference point and now I'd like to check... Read more Read less

The Bigot
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an "Archie Bunker-like" personality on stage. It felt like an old sitcom. I liked the staging for the space it was offered.

Don't see it if The "lesbians" were likeable. The illness subplot was good in weaving things together. It was an okay show- try to get como tickets!