Mark 7327

New York City

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Reviews (36)
61
Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy a thought provoking work on an important topic

Don't see it if you want a completely coherent production

Also This play by Alice Birch takes on an important topic about women's men... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You would enjoy a creative "memory musical"

Don't see it if A deeper, thinking type of musical

Also This 90 minute musical, by the late Michael Friedman and his collabora... Read more Read less

69
Slave Play
East Village
Slow, Ambitious

See it if You want to see an interesting work by a promising young playwright

Don't see it if You expect to see a fully developed piece of theater.

Also This is a provocative work by a talented young playwright that does no... Read more Read less

67
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow

See it if You are a fan of Lucas Hath

Don't see it if You expect this to be up to his usual high quality

Also Lucas Hnath is a really talented writer, and his recent efforts have b... Read more Read less

71
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking

See it if You would like to see a thoughtful play about a dying town's descent.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fast paced night of entertainment.

Also This is a thoughtful play about a small mining town's demise. Judith I... Read more Read less

90
"guirgi-licious"

See it if You want to see a poignant, hilarious slice of NYC life

Don't see it if You have too much respect for the King's English

Also This play, like many of Stephen Adly Guirgis' works, is a wonderful me... Read more Read less

89
Pumpgirl
Chelsea
Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if A terrific play with wonderful acting

Don't see it if You only like big Broadway productions

Also One of the great things about theater in NYC is that there are so many... Read more Read less

72
Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see some great actors at work. Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce are a treasure, and Amanda Drew and Lisa O'Hare are terrific.

Don't see it if You are getting tired of Florian Zeller waxing about aging parents.

Also Maybe it's because I have seen "The Father" and "The Mother" before, b... Read more Read less

59
During previews
Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if If you want to see some terrific actors try to salvage an early work by Kushner.

Don't see it if You are expecting a coherent piece of theater.

Also Clocking in at over 3 hours this weary production will test the mettle... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a terrific revival of a classic.

Don't see it if A traditionally structured piece of theater

Also The Public Theater pays homage to this wonderful piece of "choreopoem"... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Sunday
Chelsea
Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a group of unlikeable characters talking over each other.

Don't see it if You enjoy a coherent story with characters that are more than an inch deep.

Also Wow, what to say? There is a terrific scene late in this production th... Read more Read less

75
Wives
Midtown W
Creative and well acted show that loses steam

See it if You like creative scenes that are funny and well staged

Don't see it if You don't like a satirical look at some famous marriages.

Also This is a very good effort by the playwright, Jaclyn Backhaus ("Men on... Read more Read less

88
A classic

See it if If you like a terrific play with two terrific actors at the top of their game.

Don't see it if you don't like serious dramas

Also This is the 3rd version of McNally's classic that I have seen, and thi... Read more Read less

73
Thought provoking effort

See it if You like to hear an interesting life story told with the help of music

Don't see it if You want to see a full blown musical with broadway level singing.

Also David Cale is really a great storyteller who relates his often harrowi... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love a talented cast demonstrate great singing voices.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

Also The songs in the second half are much stronger than the first. But the... Read more Read less

69
Octet
Midtown W
Creative, well acted, but disjointed, Creative,

See it if you enjoy Dave Malloy's creative skill and risk taking. All in all a very good effort.

Don't see it if There are sections that are overly long and it was hard to follow the narrative thread (the "god sequence" in particular).

67
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Gizel jimenez is a budding star!

See it if you like seeing up and coming talents like Gisel Jimenez and Latoya Edwards strut their stuff.

Don't see it if you want to avoid all the cliches that abound in the Book

48
Junk
Upper W Side
Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You've been asleep for the last 20 years.

Don't see it if You have even a high school understanding of the junk bond era

86
Coal Country
East Village
Poignant and thought-provoking

See it if You would like a well done play about a community's struggle with a disaster.

Don't see it if You like happy endings.

Also Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen's heartfelt play is about 29 coal miners w... Read more Read less

80
Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy some well written scenes acted out by a very good cast

Don't see it if You want a big broadway production.

Also Eboni Booth has an ear for writing good dialogue, and her characters c... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Great acting

See it if You want to see a great actress at work.

Don't see it if You want to see a compelling play.

Also Laura Linney is a wonderful actress, but I found this play to be kind ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
An updated classic

See it if You can't get enough of one of the greatest American musicals

Don't see it if You expect this production to match the classic versions you have seen before on the stage and screen

Also West Side Story is kind of an unbreakable toy for me. I could probably... Read more Read less

84
Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if To see some terrific acting

Don't see it if You need a lot of action filled performances.

Also Mary-Louise Parker is a treasure. Ever since seeing her in Prelude to ... Read more Read less

85
Great acting

See it if You want to see two wonderful actors strut their stuff

Don't see it if You are not into women empowerment

Also It's always interesting to see how well-known TV and film stars fare o... Read more Read less

70
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Great acting

See it if You enjoy a great cast led by Brian Cox portray an important period in American history

Don't see it if You are looking for a nuanced portrayal of Johnson and the other political participants of that time

Also Maybe I've read too many of Robert Caro's books on Johnson and his tim... Read more Read less

83
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Great acting, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A terrific performance by Harvey Fierstein about an important political figure.

Don't see it if You don't go for Harvey's sometimes over the top shtick. This is not a particularly nuanced version of Bella.

Also I sat there in the audience thinking that its sad that most people und... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a creative look at how the conservative side of the country thinks.

Don't see it if You are not up for hearing some inflammatory views from the right wing.

Also The playwright, Will Arbery, dares to do something courageous here on ... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Soft Power
East Village
Creative look at what is meant to be a chinese american

See it if A well staged, creative take on being of Chinese heritage.

Don't see it if you like a totally coherent plot.

90
Betrayal
Midtown W
A terrific night of theater!

See it if you would like a first rate performance of a Pinter classic, with terrific acting.

Don't see it if You like happy endings

Also Look, Pinter is not everyone's cup of tea, and you don't leave the the... Read more Read less

76
Mojada
East Village
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, A creative take on euripides' medea

See it if You like an author taking risks in adapting a classic Greek tragedy.

Don't see it if You like happy endings.

Also Louis Alfaro wants to place you in the world of a Mexican immigrant fa... Read more Read less

88
Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like energetic old fashion musicals with an updated social twist.

Don't see it if See above

Also This is a lively, well staged effort that truly deserves its Tony nomi... Read more Read less

70
Fairview
Brooklyn
Ambitious, creative, disjointed,

See it if You want to see a playwright taking significant creative chances in a well staged, well acted play.

Don't see it if You expect all these chances to pay off.

Also The play tries to make some compelling points about racism, which ofte... Read more Read less

97
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Profound, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Wow., Brilliant, creative and original

See it if This show is raw, the actors are still getting their footing, it will probably never be seen by a large Broadway audience, but it is a brili

Don't see it if You don't want to see a topical and entertaining discussion of the problems of race and sex in our society today.

Also This show is raw, the actors are still getting their footing, it may n... Read more Read less

83
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you want to enjoy a creative, thoughtful playwright like Lynn Nottage at work. Also, wonderfully acted, especially Sahr Ngaujah.

Don't see it if you don't like thoughtful plays.

58
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Some witty dialogue and interesting ideas can't save this ambitious but flawed effort. some good early scenes, but then the play keeps beating you over the head again and again

See it if you enjoy a great set design and lighting.

Don't see it if you enjoy works that don't trip too far over into the absurd.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if An interest in how modern Russia got to this point. Interest in history.

Don't see it if You have limited patience,