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Reviews (56)
90
Williston
East Village
Great acting, Great writing

See it if Solidly written, solidly acted in a small space so you are right there “living” the story in all the right ways.

Don't see it if You are not good with drama’s performed at a high pitch with you as part of the room

89
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if Well done story of a time that was long ago but might not feel that long ago. Wonderful acting by all five.

Don't see it if you don't want to get close to a family 150 years ago.

83
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if some of the best staging I have ever seen accompanied by a compelling story (although a bit too hammered in) and wonderful acting.

Don't see it if you need something upbeat.

95
Masterful

See it if you have experienced Bruce in other venues and want something rarely seen--a Superstar reclaiming his relationship with his audience.

Don't see it if Bruce's music means nothing to you.

Also He shares his journey with the audience on his terms in an intimate se... Read more Read less

85
Animal Wisdom
Brooklyn
Great singing, Masterful, Edgy

See it if you are willing to go along with this extraordinarily talented women's trek which includes wonderful music and lighting and a big character

Don't see it if you want a linear story line because there ain't none

99
Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Edgy

See it if Full Cast of talented 30 somethings grab this classic by its throat and do a great job of telling the tale of betrayal and revenge in a comp

Don't see it if you are just Caesared out.

Also in a compelling way. small theatre seating 90, gets all a front row se... Read more Read less

82
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a Annie Baker fan as she sets the scene differently and gives you an experience, challenges you as most other playewrights dare not.

Don't see it if You are not willing to give the show a good amount of room to roam, i.e. Need to be on the straight and narrow.

93
During previews
Intelligent, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are not expecting a period dolls house 2, cause it just ain't that--but rather an inventive updated 21st century version of #2

Don't see it if You can't think beyond your nose.

100
Cry Havoc!
West Village
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you think you won't like a solo play about a veteran dealing with his experience and are just the smallest bit open-because you will love it

Don't see it if you can't be even the "smallest bit open"

65
Bull in a China Shop
Upper W Side
Relevant, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you went to Mount Holoyoke, or an all Girls college and are into history or you want to see some good acting

Don't see it if you aren't flexible about a too jumpy story that flirts around without allowing its characters and story line to go too deep

85
During previews
Devito extraordinary, brilliant script

See it if You love classic compelling drama that leaves you thinking about the play for days after.

Don't see it if You expect Mark Ruffalo to know his lines and carry the show.

80
The Present
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you can watch Blanchett and Roxburgh all day long--which should be an easy and enjoyable task.

Don't see it if you can't give a play some room to roam and be a bit obvious

99
During previews
The Dork Knight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy

See it if you want to see a true man of craft at his best sharing a personal tale of exploration

Don't see it if solo shows are not your thing

70
The Encounter
Midtown W
Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy experimental solo shows. The use of sound is wonderful. The show takes you on a journey which is more like an off broadway show.

Don't see it if You are not wed to the traditional plots of theatre rather than a storytelling experience.

100
For a previous production
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Super new talented playwright!!, Clever, Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you want to see a young talented playwright before she hits the big time.

Don't see it if fast paced witty dialogue in an ensemble setting is not your thing

61
Then She Fell
Brooklyn
Cliched, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if you want to be close to actors for no particular reason

Don't see it if little too looking at belly button like

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic

See it if you are good for long slow builds done expertly by playwright and actors alike

Don't see it if you are only into 90 min intermissionless theatre.

75
Delightful, Cliched

See it if you can suspend your understanding of how relationships should work

Don't see it if you can't as it is really a story born in a different and disappointing era when it comes to relationships

90
Great acting, Great acting, wonderful battle of the sexes

See it if You have never seen John Douglas Thompson. you will find him to be one of the true treasures of contempary theatre.

Don't see it if You can't give a 100 year old play a little leeway.

73
Kentucky
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you are good with promising, enjoyable first acts that get crushed when playwrights try to do too much in the second.THE CAT IS BRILLIANT!!!

Don't see it if see why you would see it

66
Confusing, Well acted, Funny

See it if you somehow figure a way of skipping out before the last scene and are good with a well acted, somewhat humorous play that skims the surface

Don't see it if you don't want to be disappointed by Lonergan who is a talented playwright but needed someone to sit him down and say "rewrite!"

65
Slow, Ambitious, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if You have a lot of time on your hands and are good watching a fine ensemble of actors at their trade

Don't see it if You are not willing to come back two more times over the year before learning the whole picture

65
Widowers' Houses
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you need to check this Shaw off your list (which is why I went)

Don't see it if you are bigger than that....

82
During previews
The Crucible
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Uneven acting, Good staging

See it if to see a burgeoning star in Ronen--her role is one tuneish but done well. Willing to sit through 3 hours for 2 hours of very good theatre.

Don't see it if your patience is thin as some parts drag unnecessarily. Possibly will be worked out during previews.

95
During previews
Dead Dog Park
Midtown E
Must see, Intense, Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you are a Bedlam fan (which if you are not you should be) and want a current topic (race relations) addressed well in the theatre.

Don't see it if race relations and thinking are not your thing

80
Sixteen
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if You want some good depressing justice system drama.

Don't see it if Want a light night at the theatre

Also Prostitute, art forger and kid who has the under age pics do great job... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Entertaining, Overrated, Refreshing

See it if wonderful to see a number of black women telling a story (written by a black woman) on stage in a super fun way

Don't see it if although the individual scenes are good the story does not hold as a complete work.

84
Refreshing, Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you like musicals and want to experience a fresh story with a nice arc done well.

Don't see it if musicals ain't your bag.

90
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you can enjoy the minutia of lives lived and wonder at the actors ability to research in a way that you will probably never see again.

Don't see it if you need a structured story with multiple actors.

72
Committed
East Village
Intense, Slow, Great acting

See it if you still have an interest in a story that has been told from many sides but are either new to it, or more imp, enjoy acting well done

Don't see it if playwright needs to tighten up but it is the first time it is being produced. If you can be flexible, go and enjoy, if not, then maybe wait

90
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if want to see a well done "women's" version of a classic

Don't see it if close up theater is not your thing

80
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Clever, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You are open to a different stage as they use the armory extremely well and a classic work acted well is in your wheelhouse

Don't see it if You can't get a ticket within the first 20 rows because you can get pretty far away and then the acting is less impactful

85
Great acting

See it if a great actor is what you enjoy seeing--as this is it personified.

Don't see it if you need more than an incredible performance because the script, although once considered great, no longer has the complexity or punch it

Also once held.

85
During previews
Picnic
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like acting cut to its core with a classic play filled with sexual energy and life's standard challenges

Don't see it if Too close to the action is not a plus and a slightly dated story stands in your way of enjoying a wonderful play

80
Clever, Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy musicals, because this is the best immersive one you might ever see

Don't see it if no matter how well done this type of musical is (and this is extremely well done) it just leaves you asking, "So?"

76
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you haven't seen Joe Lampert before and want to see a star before she hits the big time

Don't see it if the show needs a few months of workshops and out of town improvements before it is worthy of the Public and your time. done.

77
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Great acting, Cliched

See it if you had no idea what happened in Nov--not that you agree with what occurred, but that your understanding is still without any empathy

Don't see it if you might find a holding hand explanation a bit slow

95
For a previous production
Miles for Mary
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing

See it if You love watching ensemble theatre hitting all the right notes--great acting to hilarious human dialogue about interactions that we all know

Don't see it if Hmmm hard to hit this one. Enjoy the show!

70
Ambitious, Confusing, Great staging

See it if You have yet to see an "immersive" theatre show. It has taken a truely great off and off bway experience and Disneyfied it.

Don't see it if You have seen it at Ars Nova or the tent. It falls flat compared to those experiences.

65
Turn Me Loose
Midtown W
Cliched, Overrated

See it if aren't familiar at all with Dick Gregory

Don't see it if are familiar with Dick Gregory

84
A Doll's House
Brooklyn
Great acting, Intense, Masterful

See it if classic theatre done well

Don't see it if if you are looking for something new

80
Great acting, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you are good with watching Langella share his craft and some wonderful staging.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to relax about the story itself

90
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want a sharp, well written, staged and acted theatre experience

Don't see it if you only are going to musicals

90
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy talented actors working with a well written script. Lupita is pure pleasure.

Don't see it if gritty stories bother you.

71
The School for Scandal
West Village
Funny, Cliched, Dated, Relevant

See it if conflicting feelings as you are impressed that it was written 100s of years ago but not sure whether it is worth enjoying or not

Don't see it if you can't let go and be silly for a bit. it starts with a poop joke

83
Richard II (BAM)
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare as it is well done here by our friends from RSC. 400 years later and it is feels as if it was penned yesterday.

Don't see it if listening closely and a joy of the King's language is not your thing.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You are open minded to the various viewpoints of the Arab-Israeli conflict. You are closed minded to the viewpoints of the A-I conflict.

Don't see it if Monologues or the conflict are not your thing.

68
Red Speedo
East Village
Relevant, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if good acting can hold you for 80 minutes

Don't see it if the standard quick banter, everyone is out for themselves plot feels like you have been there too many times

69
Pericles
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Like Nunn have not experienced the show and need to check it off your Shakespeare box

Don't see it if its a tough script and if you know that probably not a necc trip

75
The Gin Game
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Excruciating, Ambitious

See it if you are absolutely and appropriately amazed at the ability of these actors after their many many years on this earth. truly astounding.

Don't see it if you aren't impressed by what a 90 year old can do on a stage.