MarcStuart J

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Reviews (32)
99
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Profound, Masterful, Hilarious, Exquisite

See it if you want to see one of the best plays ever written. I was in one of the front rows and was so lucky to see Michael Urie's acting up close

Don't see it if you don't like queer stories. But really -- no reason not to go.

85
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon -- they're phenomenal!

Don't see it if scenes of harassment and aggression bother you -- there are problematic elements to this play, and it certainly does not age well.

90
Resonant, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a dramatic, smart, emotional, energetic play with beautiful music in it

Don't see it if you're not a typical fan of plays

98
Significant Other
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Hilarious, Profound, Resonant

See it if you'd like to see a contemporary playwright's work in action with an equally gifted cast. It's a perfect amount of feeling and thinking.

Don't see it if you're looking for spectacle theater or a musical. Don't see it if you don't like new talent.

Also Gideon's acting is impeccable. His character exhibits a lot of insecur... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful, Profound, Refreshing

See it if you want to see THEATER. My god, this was beautiful and captivating. Probably one of the best theatrical experience I've had, honestly.

Don't see it if ..i recommend sitting in the "orchestra". it's worth the extra $$ rather than sitting in the balcony- i promise. It's immersive.

92
Riveting, Masterful, Hilarious, Great staging, Epic

See it if This already closed but it was absolutely incredible. The choreography and dancing was great! I hope it goes on tour.

Don't see it if No reason not to-- again I hope it goes on tour.

90
During previews
Linda
Midtown W
Clever, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for a multi-layered meaningful piece that will affect multiple generations.

Don't see it if no reason not to!

Also The leads were brilliant! The show worked on several levels and had a ... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Cliched, Confusing, Fluffy

See it if you like contemporary pop rock musical theater a la 54 Below.

Don't see it if you are expecting the musical to SAY something about mental illness. They only capitalize on a "socially relevant" topic.

Also As someone who is deeply affected by mental illness, the way they appr... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if you are open to immersive broadway theater, electronic pop operas, and some really really beautiful music. The set design is brilliant.

Don't see it if you would rather see a traditional music or if you don't like non-melodic music.

95
During previews
Othello: The Remix
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Impressive

See it if you want to actually understand Shakespeare. I learned more about Othello than I ever did reading it in school!

Don't see it if you're expecting a long serious drama.

100
Great writing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you're looking for profound shows about the human experience. It's a non-cliche way to talk about mental illness. Everyone should see it.

Don't see it if you are easily triggered. Even so, Chris writes the show in a way where it never gets TOO intense to cause panic attacks.

90
During previews
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you like dramas-- this play requires intense focus, but it's worth it

Don't see it if you're looking for a spectacle show or if you're tired. You should be awake through the whole thing.

87
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Epic, Indulgent

See it if you love a good, entertaining, well-curated broadway show.

Don't see it if you're looking for something more meaningful or profound. There is passion in this show but it is commercialized.

82
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you want to be blown away by the sheer talent of the young cast.

Don't see it if you're expecting an exact book to movie to theatre comparison.

97
Intelligent, Intense, Profound, Original

See it if you love deeply meaningful and intelligent art-- this show is packed full of metaphor and analogy.

Don't see it if you're looking for upbeat entertainment. This show may affect you profoundly.

92
The Crucible
Midtown W
Ambitious, Profound, Resonant

See it if you would like an example of great directing and lighting design.

Don't see it if you aren't open to new and different stagings of older works.

90
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if it is a joy of musical theater! Fun, light and refreshing!

Don't see it if you're looking for something with a bit more meaning or heaviness to it. Though it deals with politics, it's all done like a parody.

100
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Refreshing, Hilarious, Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you're looking for meaningful, emotional, AND darkly comedic musical theater. This show is groundbreaking and embodies vulnerability.

Don't see it if you're looking only for "classical" musical theater. This musical is courageous and experimental.

97
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you are looking for incredible acting, a gripping story, and intelligent theater. The set is beautiful because it is ALL DONE BY HAND.

Don't see it if no reason not to see it. everyone should see this educational and true play

Also the fact that this is a true story adds to how amazing this show is. i... Read more Read less

97
During previews
Enchanting, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Emotional

See it if you want to see a show about humanity! I knew the plot but I didn't know how blown away I'd be. This show is captivating and beautiful.

Don't see it if no reason not to. Seriously.

85
The Present
Midtown W
Great acting, Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you want to see Cate Blanchett's tour de force performance--she and the other amazing actors hit a home run here.

Don't see it if you get bored easily. There are a lot of words/dialogue in this Chekhov adaptation and might be grating at time.

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you are interested in seeing a beautifully written, acted, and staged slice of life.

Don't see it if you're tired--it's a lot of dialogue so expect to be focused!

95
Intelligent, Resonant, Must see, Masterful, Profound

See it if you want to experience genius. Gideon is brilliant and hilarious and you never know what's coming next.

Don't see it if you're expecting a drama.

80
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if you want to see the first a cappella musical on broadway and if you're ready for a musical with a ton of New York City references and jokes.

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious or traditional musical. It is a light and entertaining escape from the everyday stressors of life.

90
Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in going on an adventure with a different actor each time. I can't say much because I'd give it away, but it's fascinating

Don't see it if .. honestly-- there's no reason not to see this show.

90
One Flea Spare
East Village
Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you're in the mood for some A+ Naomi Wallace writing, great set and lighting and sound design, and an all star cast.

Don't see it if you don't like long dramas with accents.

98
Verso
Midtown W
Clever, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Profound, Ambitious

See it if you like philosophy. It's a magic show but Helder really makes you think--with his words and with his magic.

Don't see it if you're expecting a huge magic show or a children's show. It's not for kids and it's definitely not an extravaganza like some others.

90
Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious

See it if you are not easily offended and/or you like political commentary.

Don't see it if you don't like insult-humor or if you don't like South Park.

35
Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you have no expectations for immersive theatre.

Don't see it if you're expecting Sleep No More or even Then She Fell. This piece barely touches the surface of immersive theatre.

95
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Enchanting, Epic, Masterful

See it if you want to understand the way you personally experience theater. This show will help you reflect upon yourself.

Don't see it if you don't like intimacy with strangers, or if you don't like the unknown.

74
Absorbing, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if you want to be blown away by incredible set, sound, and lighting design.

Don't see it if you are turned off by spectacle theatre.

57
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you like Lifetime movies and happy endings.

Don't see it if you're looking for more meaning and passion.