Mariam

New York City

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Reviews (52)
55
The Exes
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Banal

See it if you want to see actors try to make the best out of a poorly constructed script.

Don't see it if you actually expect comedy in a comedic play. Every line fell flat, none of the characters were absorbing and the pacing was atrocious.

15
During previews
Insipid, Fluffy, Excruciating

See it if You want to waste an evening listening to obnoxiously loud music and cheesy lighting that has nothing to do with the actual show.

Don't see it if you enjoy a good plot, good singing or good acting.

80
Proof of Love
West Village
Relevant, Funny

See it if you like exploring economic and social discrimination within race groups and if you prefer humor while tackling a resonant subject matter.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for a one man show, care not for a serious glimpse into racial prejudices and martial complexities.

94
The Day I Became Black
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if want to spend 1 hour laughing about race relations and family dynamics.

Don't see it if don't like small spaces, looking for a light hearted show without social commentary. Not good for kids.

90
Beep Boop
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to spend an evening with a smile on your face....it's Mr Bean meets Jim Carrey meets social media.

Don't see it if don't like clowning around, one man shows, or use of humor to comment on social issues.

55
Buffalo Buffalo
Gramercy
Clever, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if like an interesting premise exploring the inner conflict and duality of human nature.

Don't see it if you prefer to skip a good premise executed poorly through banal conversations and slow pacing.

90
The Pet Play
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you wish for an evening of giggles and charm.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for a quirky show with talking puppets and a saccharine romance.

20
Life Among the Aryans
Lower E Side
Banal, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you wish to support local theater and that's pretty much the only reason to watch this play.

Don't see it if you enjoy thought provoking pieces, good acting or care to enjoy your evening.

68
Great acting, Ambitious, Overrated

See it if you would like to learn about the world of the deaf and explore the complexities of a minority group.

Don't see it if prefer a well balanced play with more insightful musings on a relevant topic.

82
Shooter
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy intimate, stripped down staging with good storytelling and acting.

Don't see it if don't like the bare minimums staging and serious subject matter.

50
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you have 2 very long hours to burn contemplating a rather important topic presented in a most banal manner.

Don't see it if you're a fan of interesting viewpoints or well paced plays that engages the audience.

88
During previews
Koalas are Dicks
East Village
Clever, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you're in a mood for a surprisingly hilarious comedy with a big heart.

Don't see it if you dislike crude jokes or prefer more thought provoking entertainment.

92
During previews
A Brooklyn Boy
East Village
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you appreciate a hopeful story delivered by a honest, absorbing performer.

Don't see it if dislike sparse spaces/staging and one man performances.

75
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Overrated

See it if you want an evening of great singing and light heartedness.

Don't see it if you want an evening of substance and depth. Also it can get raunchy in parts so beware of having kids attend.

70
Great singing, Relevant

See it if you like great singing of the throwback days.

Don't see it if want great staging or absorbing storyline.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Cliched

See it if you're in the mood for a non Broadway fluff.

Don't see it if you're expecting great singing or an in depth character study that goes beyond the neatly wrapped up endings.

90
No Wake
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you like absorbing characters giving a moving take on a relatable topic.

Don't see it if you prefer the glitz of broadway.

70
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Ambitious, Slow

See it if you're in the mood for moving expose and storytelling.

Don't see it if you wish to experience magic or have an enthralling evening of wonder.

78
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Edgy, Clever, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if you want a stand out unique experience among the Broadway musicals.

Don't see it if you're scared of dim lighting, creepy atmosphere and a goat.

85
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if want to experience true Disney magic.

Don't see it if don't like musicals, comedy or life in general.

45
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if basically wish to watch George Takei.

Don't see it if you wish to spend your money experiencing great singing in a compelling show.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if you're in the mood for a delightful evening of not thinking too much.

Don't see it if you're insistent on watching a heavy, sonorous commentary on anything of political or social relevance.

68
The Present
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated, Banal

See it if you wish to watch the great Cate Blanchett in person.

Don't see it if you're sick of over-indulgent Russian plays that drones on after 1 hour and devolves into simple absurdity.

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Edgy

See it if you want to be entertained by great singing and good staging.

Don't see it if you want layers of depth.

75
Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Dated

See it if you want great staging and to hear the fantastic singing of Josh Groban and the female lead Natasha.

Don't see it if you're bored by the dates Russian epic tales and the constant singing of banal dialogue.

70
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like musicals and great acting tackling relevant issues.

Don't see it if you want good humor and if you prefer focus on a few issues rather than an everything but the kitchen sink play.

68
During previews
Square Go
Midtown E
Clever, Funny

See it if You're in the mood to watch grown men in kids gym shorts the entire play.

Don't see it if You're not good with thick accents, Scottish slangs or looking for a play that's less in your face.

68
Great acting, Ambitious, Dated

See it if you're in the mood for a Monty Python-ish play at a wonderful community theater.

Don't see it if you don't like dated material that never quite gets it's footing or isn't refreshed enough for the modern audience.

84
Delightful, Quirky, Funny

See it if you want to spend an hour laughing and contemplating the fragility of men's identities.

Don't see it if Don't like silliness that hides a more serious dialogue.

85
During previews
The Naturalists
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you appreciate a character driven play without bells and whistles to distract from good acting and plot.

Don't see it if you expect action or prefer plays not focused exclusively on story telling.

88
Great singing, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you're a mood for a great musical with a relevant subject matter and charming acting.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, don't like teenage or family subject matter, or generally have no soul. :)

75
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if want a delightful evening of not thinking too much.

Don't see it if prefer a polished entertainer or unique magic tricks that hasn't been seen countless of times before.

77
Marlowe's Fate
Midtown W
Clever, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if you're interesting in Shakespearean conspiracy and like British acting.

Don't see it if you dislike old English speech and care for an evening with dazzling oomph.

80
Clever, Delightful, Quirky

See it if appreciate thought provoking lessons being delivered by a puppet.

Don't see it if prefer the typical Broadway experience and spectacle.

50
Halcyon Days
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if you like politically driven plays, albeit with no heart or interesting viewpoint.

Don't see it if you like a play that moves and engages you with characters that elicits some ounce of emotion from the audience.

75
The Lesson
East Village
Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

See it if you enjoy plays off the beaten paths of Broadway cliches and spectacles.

Don't see it if you enjoy plays with a clear message or point.

74
During previews
Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you're interested in the ramifications of drawing national boundaries and the effect of it on everyday citizens.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something lighter and more uplifting.

85
Memorare
Greenwich V
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if a relevant play that addresses the current volatile racial atmosphere while revisiting the 1964 race riots in NYC.

Don't see it if you're looking for a musical or an escape from reality experience.

70
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Great staging, Relevant, Indulgent

See it if want to watch Uma Thurman be Uma Thurman and care to spend the evening being drowned in liberal heavy handed preaching.

Don't see it if you don't want to watch a very relevant topic presented in a very cliche manner.

65
Diary of a Madman
Midtown W
Great acting

See it if Want a break from the glitzyness of Broadway.

Don't see it if You find Russian plays or lack of staging boring.

68
During previews
Cliched, Indulgent

See it if you miss Downton Abbey.

Don't see it if you miss everything that was great with Downton Abbey.

82
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if missed out on Monty Python's run and want a quick laugh without the overthinking.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for a dark, intellectual show that challenges your very approach to...well anything really.

70
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Relevant

See it if you wish to watch entertainment that is relevant to the world in which we live.

Don't see it if you wish to watch engaging characters who will dare you to feel their frustrations and dismay.

80
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if you wish to experience life's complexities through puppetry and if you're a millennial in need of a life lesson.

Don't see it if you don't like puppet sex.

92
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if you can appreciate raunchy comedy and want to burn some calories with belly laughs.

Don't see it if you take life seriously.

82
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you want to see delightful Kevin Kline do delightful Kevin Kline.

Don't see it if you're looking for non-fluffy, over the top comedy...in which case you should probably go grab a drink.

80
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Relevant, Resonant, Slow

See it if you're in the mood for a historical account of a relevant piece of political maneuvering.

Don't see it if you're expecting anyone to burst out in a song and chorus line dance.

61
Ask Joseph
Upper W Side
Slow, Insipid, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to support your local theater and the off-off broadway shows.

Don't see it if you wish not to spend the evening catching glimpses of insightfulness scattered within 2 hours of meta, uneventful acting.

75
Dated, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if you want to rock out to the songs of Gloria Estefan.

Don't see it if you wish a thought-provoking piece.

90
In Transit
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you want a peek into the lives of New Yorkers and humanity in general.

Don't see it if you're conservative and do not wish to hear an honest dialogue about the issues that face us today.