Mawkish TREX

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Reviews (45)
During previews
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Fluffy, Great acting, Slow

See it if It's heartening to see people with difficulties actually played by people going through them. It's just that they deserve a better play.

Don't see it if The script is not powerful and coherent enough to carry the subject matter. It also has trouble finding the balance between drama and comedy

During previews
Her Portmanteau
East Village
Slow, Relevant, Cliched

See it if The characters are more fleshed out than the first play, and Portmanteau finally has the dramatic tension Sojourners desperately needs.

Don't see it if It could be tightened up a lot and the writing is a little stiff. The play tries to be natural but the direction gets in the way.

Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Anodyne

See it if Bette is sensational! She grabs you the moment she shows up on stage and brings you the much needed relief from the chaotic world outside.

Don't see it if Scenes without Bette suffer to different degrees. The show is a star vehicle, and when it isn't, it feels old and at times interminable.

During previews
Piercing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Profound

See it if It sums up the essence of your life, at least mine, in the marvelous second act that still grows on you after you get out of the theater

Don't see it if The first act drags a little bit and the supposedly comic relief comes off a little overdone. Nevertheless, the second act is pure gold.

During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you want an easy night out or don't care about the disjointed story it is telling.

Don't see it if I had really high expectations for it, but seeing the show was like a slap on my face. I wanted to love it, but all attempts terribly failed

Also It has TOO MANY characters, TOO MANY storylines, and the a cappella ch... Read more Read less

For a previous production
Midtown W
Intense, Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Searing

See it if you want to see the world outside the liberal bubble of New York. It somewhat explains why Trump gained traction among the middle class.

Don't see it if you want to avoid violence, cursing, and such things you very often see in theater.

During previews
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Must see

See it if you want to believe again, if you don't. It exposes you to your most vunlerable parts of humanity and then lift you to the higeher ground.

Don't see it if This is not an easy piece emotionally. Also, it doesn't have a story in a traditional sense. Still, it's super affecting and healing.

Delightful, Dated, Racist, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if Yes, it's the Irving Berlin jukebox musical, plus a rather interesting night-out and borderline snoozefest.

Don't see it if A deservedly failed attempt to cash in. Casting an Asian kid as the banker-wannabe? Good job Roundabout for following the Oscar atrocity.

Midtown W
Enchanting, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you believe that love can tell a million stories. What Would I Do is soul-shattering in a million ways. It's story not to be missed.

Don't see it if you have trouble sitting through a sung-through musical.

Great acting, Slow, Profound, Masterful

See it if you enjoy great acting, storytelling, and another dysfunctional family that you can nevertheless care about, if you have the energy to do so

Don't see it if you are tired! The show runs nearly four hours and you don't want an expensive nap.

For a previous production
Absorbing, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

See it if you appreciate the fact that musical theater can sometimes make you believe again. DEH does this and hope is exactly what we need now.

Don't see it if you want to miss Ben Platt's tour de force performance or want easy, farcical slapsticks.

Also The show has tons of clichés, but isn't this the way teenagers talk?

Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Exquisite, Fluffy, Great staging, Banal

See it if you want a spectacle! Better than an expensive nap at The Lion King, and at least this one keeps me awake the whole show.

Don't see it if You want more than superficial storytelling and quite forgettable score. Nothing but the set and the ballet in the end stands out, really.

The Woodsman
Midtown W
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Original, Refreshing

See it if you spend 75 minutes with a beautifully acted and staged pantomime that will take you away from the raucous city to a homely, lovely land

Don't see it if you need words to stay awake or beautiful things sometimes put you to sleep! Some gorgeous songs are the best lullabies and vice versa.

Resonant, Great acting, Intense

See it if you can catch it! It's closing this thursday. Also, the characters are really well developed.

Don't see it if you can't bear any preaching. Towards the end of the play, the white gay character will give you a speech that breaks the fourth wall...ugh

During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want a GREAT noncommercial theatre production

Don't see it if you want a solid ending and value depth

Entertaining, Resonant, Ambitious, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you want to see Matthew Morrison or want nothing more than something for family enetrtainment

Don't see it if you want good choreography or want more than a hoot

For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if you love Four Seasons

Don't see it if you are expecting something well-written or thought-provoking or anything remotely close

Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Carole King, or you enjoy songs that are centered around the subtlety of human emotions.

Don't see it if you want a well-written story or physical subtlety on stage.

Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Ambitious, Entertaining, Emotional

See it if you enjoy great singing and want to see the majestic scene in Defying Gravity.

Don't see it if you value subtlety very much

Clever, Thought-provoking, Original, Great acting, Great staging

See it if a well-written story and heart-wrenching performance appeal to you. It's certainly not an easy show to sit through, but I'm glad I saw it.

Don't see it if you want something less emotionally challenging. Or just hearing mathematical terms makes you sick.

During previews
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Exquisite, Must see

See it if you don't mind reliving a dark and ignored chapter of the US from the perspective of its victims. You'll laugh, cry, and, ultimately, think

Don't see it if you are all for the blind, misguided, wholesale patriotism, namely jingoism.

Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Romantic, Intense

See it if you want to understand how the theater can be accessible to a much wider range of audience both on and off stage.

Don't see it if you want sanitized language or don't appreciate the mix of ASL and English

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if this is a must-see for anyone into musical theater.

Don't see it if That some people don't want to see it is beyond me.

Pacific Overtures
East Village
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful, Must see

See it if A tellingly powerful comment on the transferability of the imperialist mindset on national level in the so-called eurocentric modernity.

Don't see it if This is not for those who just want to be entertained. Its lack of spectacle is however extremely evocative and serves the piece very well.

Also Purists. Get over yourself. This IS a Sondheim show and all the cuts a... Read more Read less

Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Romantic

See it if A moving mix of gay experience throughout the 20th C and relationships that challenge the orthodox while being deeply stuck in it.

Don't see it if Some scenes drag, but generally the play flows really well. However, the inconsistent accents can be quite confusing at times.

Also It makes a reference to, and contains spoilers of, the event depicted ... Read more Read less

During previews
East Village
Stiff, Confusing, Relevant

See it if Much-needed but unfortunately misguided. The playwright has a lot to say but hasn't yet found the way to congeal them into a coherent story.

Don't see it if A much empty set that only goes to highlight how empty the play is. One character's "weirdness" isn't fully explored and remains confusing.

Dizzying, Great acting, Relevant, Slow

See it if A very honest and in-depth portrayal of today's milieu through a family's personal loss. You'll also need enough energy to concentrate.

Don't see it if you'd like to stay away from private conversations

Also It doesn't have much to do with the election, so it's understandable t... Read more Read less

Great writing, Resonant, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if you haven't seen the play yet. It's a classic and this production does it enough justice.

Don't see it if I wish it could've been more risky and innovative, but sometimes it's not bad to revisit the old school theater.

Kingdom Come
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to understand what it trully means to "see through the appearance." The beautiful humanity it showcases is invaluable.

Don't see it if I'm not sure about a few direction choices, but this is still a very affecting piece of work that fulfills what theater is supposed to do.

Banal, Overrated, Insipid, Fluffy, Dated

See it if Nick Cordero hands out the strongest performance among the cast. The others, while commendable, are quite forgettable and uninspired.

Don't see it if It brings up race and handles it extremely poorly. The plot is cliched, heavy-headed, and inconsistent. The score is borderline forgettable.

Also The lyrics is APPALLING. You are fortunate to hear words that remind y... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if it's a play for everyone who feels scared about what's about to come. It touches on the issue very few plays have managed to achieve.

Don't see it if you are ONLY expecting a gay love story. This one is more than that.

Midtown W
Exquisite, Banal, Fluffy, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy kiddie show or can magically understand what the actors are talking about. The sound mix and accents are HORRIBLE.

Don't see it if you hate overacting and bad writing (at least in terms of the libretto). It will be excruciating to say the least

Midtown W
Great acting, Excruciating in a good way, Must see, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you don't believe you can genuinely care about four women in a country oceans away. Eclipsed shows you the power of storytelling.

Don't see it if you can't endure sometimes hard-to-understand African accent or want a easy piece to laugh along.

Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see Jessie Mueller in person! She alone is worth the otherwise obscenely priced ticket (for a premium seat).

Don't see it if you can only see it once. The second time seeing it hit me so hard while the first time I was by no means blown away.

Midtown W
Slow, Original, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you want to relive the 90-minute ART101 lecture on Van Gogh and his works. It gets sort of interesting as you surrender urself to it halfway

Don't see it if you can't survive the first 20 minutes. The fact that it's a church theatre probably does not help either

The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting

See it if your dinner table talk usually ends up somewhere nice or don't have people to spend thanksgiving with

Don't see it if you are fed up with family dynamics, or have seen a show about family dynamics within a month. Trust me, I KNOW THE PAIN.

During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if you want to have a good time or like Western style

Don't see it if you have better choice. This production itself is a redeeming quality of the not so strong material the creative team has to work with

Great acting, Intense, Profound, Resonant, Masterful

See it if you don't want to miss Cynthia Erivo's Tony winning performance or an earth-shattering and tear-jerking emotional roller coaster.

Don't see it if you want an easy night-out

Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Profound

See it if you like classical musicals or great songs

Don't see it if you want something more "experimental" or have seen the show a hundred times

Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Original

See it if you are a broadway maniac or have some knowledge of musicals

Don't see it if you know little or nothing about musical, coz the whole house laughing when you don't know why can make you feel bad.

Exquisite, Profound, Thought-provoking in different ways, Ambitious

See it if you appreciate different cultures and don't mind a cast mostly consisting of Asian actors putting on a great show

Don't see it if you don't like opera-style songs or can't bare with "white savior complex" or shows based on supremacist materials.

Clever, Hilarious, Original, Fluffy

See it if BoM doesn't take anything seriously, even itself. So check your bias before you enter Eugenie O'Neils or you're to be readily offended.

Don't see it if The structure of the show is nothing new, and the story is thin. So this is not "the revolutionary theater" you're looking for.

Delightful, Great staging, Insipid, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you like the film and value visual effects over the story, score, or consistency. Honestly, I was fighting to stay awake...and I failed.

Don't see it if you want something "smart," or intellectually or emotionally challenging. Also, you don't want to ruin your date with this snoozefest.

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you can snatch a ticket, which is an either financially or physically challenging thing to do for sure. But don't throw away your shot!

Don't see it if Characters rapping voluminously doesn't work for you. It's hard to catch these flying words sometimes. Regardless, it's not to be missed.

Thought-provoking, Intense, Must see, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you value the unfortunately rare occasions in musical theater that access you to the human experience.

Don't see it if you want shows of gilmore and glitz. This is not physically a spectacle, but surely is emotionally.