Markie27

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Reviews (64)
65
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great staging, Last act: funny and entertaining, First act: excruciating, Uneven

See it if you like Marisa Tomei as she commanded the stage. Great production. Entertaining second act (If you can survive the first act)

Don't see it if you are impatient. If you are expecting something great from this celebrated author. This is his weakest play. Uninteresting characters.

Also I have to really commend the strong acting and the staging of this pla... Read more Read less

100
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Heart wrenching, Profound, Hilarious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love a great well written dramedy play inspired by one of the great plays of all time.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of plays breaking the fourth wall. This show maybe heavy handed at times and depressing but ultimately very hopeful.

Also I never knew that I would love this play so much. It started out slow ... Read more Read less

60
Uneven, Some good acting, Average

See it if you like a good enough interpretation of a Chekhov play with some fine acting

Don't see it if you like a little more inspired and interesting adaptation of Chekhov’s most endeared play.

Also I have seen more than a hundred plays but unfortunately this is only m... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Delightful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love the novel - although Hamill did an interesting take on the characters, the heart of the story is still there.

Don't see it if you are an Alcott purist as Hamill’s interpretation might turn you off.

Also I think everybody was in awe on what Hamill has done with Sense and Se... Read more Read less

75
Steel Magnolias
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if you love a very beautiful story about friendship.

Don't see it if you are not too fond of sentimental plays.

Also Full disclosure - I absolutely love the movie. I grew up in the eighti... Read more Read less

90
During previews
All My Sons
Midtown W
Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love Miller’s work done by a perfect trio of actors on top of their game - Bening, Letts and Walker. Truly mesmerizing.

Don't see it if you have very little patience as Act 1 can be a little doozy. But once act 2 starts you will be riveted.

Also Annette Bening and Tracy Letts gave such powerful and riveting, bravur... Read more Read less

95
Still at Risk
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you love an intelligently written and very well acted play with themes that are relevant, powerful and affecting.

Don't see it if you are not fond of plays with LGBTQ themes.

Also this Is a very special play that every people, specially the LGBTQ com... Read more Read less

95
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Intelligent, Masterful, Heart-wrenching, Absorbing, Excellent acting

See it if you love to see two very beautiful and heartbreaking monologues acted by two of the finest actors on stage and screen today.

Don't see it if you do not want to be depressed. The themes are heart wrenching.

Also Tom Sturridge gave such a strong, beautiful, emotive, nuanced, effecti... Read more Read less

70
For a previous production
Intense, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if you like experimental, edgy, loud, lively, musical. Dancing is encouraged but that’s as immersive as it can get.

Don't see it if you love the comfort of a chair. I admire the energy and edginess of the show but it sometimes gets too much.

70
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Disappointing

See it if you are a Bryan Cranston fan. He gave a brilliant, bravura performance in an otherwise mediocre production.

Don't see it if you want an emotionally satisfying play.

Also The only saving grace for this play besides Bryan Cranston’s unforgett... Read more Read less

75
Bleach
Brooklyn
Cliched, Raunchy, Great acting

See it if you love immersive theater. With only 10 audience members in a small room in a basement, you better be prepared to participate.

Don't see it if don’t like intimate settings, interactions with actors, active participation, brief nudity, LGBT concerns.

90
Great acting, Exquisite, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Heartbreaking

See it if you love a well written, relevant, realistic play about people with demetia and the loved ones that take care of them.

Don't see it if you are not fond of plays that deals with the harsh reality of growing old and how a disease takes its toll to the people caring for them.

Also I just want to add the brilliant performance of Elaine May. I was a ca... Read more Read less

90
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if you love great acting - Stockard Channing won’t disappoint you. Hugh Dancy also equally enchanting. Dialogue crisp. Emotionally satisfying

Don't see it if you are not too keen on watching family drama.

60
Romantic, Disappointing, Cliched, Nostalgic

See it if you love the movie as they have effectively captured its charm. That’s about it though.

Don't see it if appreciate good music. It relied most on movie nostalgia that it failed to give us memorable songs.

75
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like very well written, often times funny, timely play about integrity.

Don't see it if you are oblivious of the world we are living in.

85
Slow, Thought-provoking, Profound, Hilarious, Absorbing

See it if you like Absurdist plays. If you like plays that challenge you to find your own interpretation and meaning of the acts presented.

Don't see it if you aren’t fond of or haven’t in your life experience the theatre of the Absurd. It’s a challenging task to sit thru without an open mind

Also You must have an experience or at least an open mind to the world of t... Read more Read less

80
Adam Minus Josh
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Cliched, Quirky, Great acting

See it if you like LGBTQ plays, comedies about relationships and break-ups. Funny but sometimes punch lines fall flat but might improve in time.

Don't see it if you are not open minded about gay life, or if you are gay you don’t want to see another story about break ups. Nothing revelatory.

75
During previews
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to experience the magnificent, powerful, riveting performance of the great Glenn Close. She owns that stage.

Don't see it if you want a thought provoking play as this is such a simple story about the mother of Joan of Arc. Very straight forward.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a very effective and brilliant interpretation of a Chekhov play. Outstanding acting, intimate setting, Emotionally satisfying

Don't see it if find plays a bore. If you really like theater I really can’t think of anything else that would make you not like this magnificent show

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you love to have a good time! Very clever dialogue (Shakespeare-lite). Nostalgic. Just leave your worries out and enjoy the ride!

Don't see it if you are uneasy with Elizabethan comedy which maybe very campy for some. Not a fan of the Go-Go’s or similar 80’s nostalgia.

Also Again, based on what I’ve read from blogs I was ready to be bored by t... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Hilarious, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you love a thought provoking play that resonates with you once you leave the theatre. Outstanding acting. Relevant story. Don’t miss it!

Don't see it if you are not fond of watching gays being themselves. Some themes and imagery may not be suitable for everyone.

75
Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you’re a fan of the movie. If you like the comedic genius of Tina Fey.

Don't see it if you believe that the music in any show should have substance and wit. The score here is not memorable at all. It has its moments though.

95
She Calls Me Firefly
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if you love a good non linear memory play that is superbly acted, emotionally powerful, intimately performed, & beautifully written.

Don't see it if you don’t like cramped performance space, non linear storytelling, difficult subject matter, gay love story.

Also This is such a beautiful play. Please do come see it if you are intere... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Romantic

See it if you love the broadway classics. magnificent acting, gorgeous singing and beautiful dancing.

Don't see it if you’re expecting an actual carousel on stage - sorry. there was 1 horse though. But seriously the opulent score should be enough to see it

Also This was a beautiful production even though the set was a little disap... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Cliched

See it if you love Jimmy Buffet music. if you like to just have a fun night out on Broadway. leave all expectations at the door please.

Don't see it if you feel like a broadway show has to mean something to you. This show might be too irreverent for your taste.

Also Based on what I heard I was ready to hate this show... but I liked it.... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Compelling, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love plays that truly captivate you, with glorious acting, exquisite direction and a powerful story. Parker was mesmerizing.

Don't see it if you do not appreciate a non traditional play that will leave you reeling long after the final curtain.

90
Fairview
Brooklyn
Relevant, Intelligent, Powerful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are ready to witness a very powerful play done in manner that has never been done before. Brilliant!

Don't see it if you don’t like to feel uncomfortable as this play tackles very difficult subjects about race and equality.

Also Powerful, affecting, relevant, thought-provoking. This play has it all... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Intense, Exquisite, Absorbing, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if like me, you consider Audra as the Queen. if you love a beautiful and often times funny unique romantic play.

Don't see it if you don’t like nudity or frank and honest depiction and dialogue of two people after having spend the night in bed together.

Also I am a big fan of Audra, the current reigning Queen of Broadway. She e... Read more Read less

95
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Delightful, Risqué, Sexy, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if you want a unique special theatrical experience filled with gorgeous multi-talented dancers and outstanding singers

Don't see it if you are a prude. If raunchy burlesque performances bother you.

Also This is my third Company XIV Show I have attended and although Nutcrac... Read more Read less

85
Socrates
East Village
Masterful, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love historical plays that invites you think as well as incite you to feel.

Don't see it if you don’t like wordy plays. you need to fully prepare yourself to absorb the play’s dialogues for you to be able to appreciate its beauty.

Also Michael Stuhlbarg’s performance is riveting, powerful, nuanced, comman... Read more Read less

95
Bare
Greenwich V
Intense, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you like immersive theater with beautiful score, great acting, and relevant book.

Don't see it if you are not into immersive theater where the action revolves around you (like literally - they were everywhere!).

Also This was a beautiful musical. I would have given it a much higher grad... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you love a beautiful, intelligent, heartrending score masterfully composed by a genius.

Don't see it if you don’t like how Fiasco interprets theater (the minimalist approach).

Also I love how Fiasco brilliantly once again tackled a Sondheim musical. B... Read more Read less

50
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if if you love big broadway spectacle. The puppet is truly a wonder.

Don't see it if you can not tolerate mediocre music, over the top performances, and set designs that rely heavily on projections.

Also This would have been a disaster if not for the beautifully crafted pup... Read more Read less

50
Till We Meet Again
East Village
Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you like historical docudrama with a side of murder mystery.

Don't see it if you are expecting a complete, well written, well acted drama.

Also I really really hate giving such low scores to off and off-off broadwa... Read more Read less

100
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Epic, Riveting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Intriguing

See it if you love theatre. This may be one of the greatest modern plays of all time.

Don't see it if you are not too keen on watching plays with lengthy dialogues and storytelling with thick foreign accents.

Also I have just watched this magnificent show the night before I wrote thi... Read more Read less

70
Real
Midtown W
Ambitious

See it if you like watch something out of the ordinary storytelling

Don't see it if you want a complete and satisfying old fashioned linear play.

Also Trying hard to find words to describe this show other than Ambitious b... Read more Read less

100
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Powerful

See it if .... do yourself a favor. Just see it.

Don't see it if you’re not human...if you lack compassion and empathy. Seriously why are you still reading this? Go buy a ticket NOW.

Also Absorbing, relevant, resonant, great acting, great staging.... there a... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you love LGBTQ history, funny and profound dialogue, great acting.

Don't see it if you are not too fond of minimal set and non linear storytelling confuses you.

Also I love books and I can still remember that feeling of wonderment and j... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant

See it if you like thought provoking plays that effectively presents issues on both sides of the story. Great acting, Washington was heartbreaking.

Don't see it if plays about racism and social injustice makes you uneasy.

100
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Hilarious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love a great well written truthful play about love, family, loss, loneliness, identity and valuing one’s self.

Don't see it if you do not like very frank and honest portrayals of LGBTQ. your loss though.

Also An absolutely magnificent play. Please do yourself a favor and go see ... Read more Read less

100
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Heart-rending

See it if you love to be moved by a very powerful timely play about love and marriage and what that piece of paper means to everyone, gay or straight.

Don't see it if ... I don’t know why you shouldn’t see this. I guess what bothered me about it is the loud noise coming from theater downstairs.

Also The cast was amazing. The story very relevant. Beautifully directed an... Read more Read less

95
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Edgy, Intense

See it if you love avant-garde productions. A complete reimagining of a classic musical so powerful, impactful, brilliant and mesmerizing.

Don't see it if are expecting to see a good old fashion revival of a broadway classic. This is not your grandfather’s Oklahoma!

Also I would have given this a perfect score for its total brilliance in re... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want to experience the greatness of Janet McTeer. She was truly riveting. Magnificent sets, relevant book, great acting all around.

Don't see it if you don’t like wordy plays, women empowerment, historical figures, Shakespeare.

90
Days to Come
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like compelling family drama with great acting and a beautiful set for a small off-off broadway theater.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of period piece plays. If you want a crystal clear line between good and evil as the play doesn’t take sides.

75
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love Donna Summer music as it is the only redeeming factor in this musical... well and maybe also the three ladies. DeBose was sublime.

Don't see it if you are not fond of the jukebox musical and disco music. If you want a story with substance and cohesion.

85
Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging, Epic, Spectacular

See it if you love the magic of theatre. Breathtakingly beautiful. Stage craft was amazing. Some great acting.

Don't see it if you are not familiar with the HP canon as you may not be able to get invested in the characters as the story is too thin.

Also I cannot stress enough the importance of reading all Harry Potter book... Read more Read less

50
Skintight
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Raunchy, Great acting

See it if you love Idina. Don’t care much of the story. But it is well acted

Don't see it if you like to see a play where you can root for at least ONE character - geesh! all of them were insufferable.

95
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you love the golden age of broadway, beautiful music, enchanting sets, great acting. Lauren Ambrose is a revelation, Harry Paton was amazing

Don't see it if you are not fond of the classic broadway musical. If you don’t like lengthy musicals with a lengthy book.

Also I myself am not fond of musicals from the golden age but the recent re... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want to see a brilliant performance from Ms. Rashad. She commands your attention from the start and steals your heart at the end.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy fictional historical plays. you will be missing a lot though.

95
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Resonant, Profound

See it if you love everything Sondheim as this modest production brings so much emotion and entertainment. Cast is superb. Beautiful direction.

Don't see it if you’re a snotty theater goer who only appreciates grandiose musicals. but seriously there are hidden gems beyond broadway. this is a diamond