Medusa

New York City | Male
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Reviews (60)
95
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if You wanna see great young actors (all women) show that they are absolutely up to the task. Cleverly conceived and beautiful direction.

Don't see it if You don't like or understand Shakespeare.

86
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if It's clever and really fun. Terrific cast.

Don't see it if Broad comedy doesn't appeal to you, or you really have trouble with modern sexual identity.

79
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if A strong cast doing a fine production of the play. It's long and not always successful, but valiant, well conceived and nicely performed.

Don't see it if You lack the ability or interest in watching Shakespeare for 3.5 hours. Not for the feint of heart, but there are laughs and beauty a plenty

Also Ms Jackson is not perfectly cast here, but her ability is unquestionab... Read more Read less

55
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if Jokes should be better. The thought should go deeper. What wants to be a play of ideas gets hampered with poor plotting. Yet I was moved!

Don't see it if Old fashioned gay plays don't appeal to you. The set's awful by the way. The guy's supposed to be a brilliant architect. Hello Pottery Barn!

86
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if A beautifully acted play about Alzheimer's appeals to you. Beautiful performances all around in this well written play.

Don't see it if you only get to see one or two things a season. $$$ As fine as this show is, it seems to me to be better suited as an off-Broadway show.

95
The Tricky Part
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a brave and intelligent coming to terms with sexual trauma experienced as a boy. It's provocative, funny and deeply honest.

Don't see it if you can't abide solo shows. Although this one may change your mind. Beautifully wrought piece of theater.

78
Babette’s Feast
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You enjoy story theater told be a very strong ensemble.

Don't see it if You can't get there before Sunday when it closes.

83
Miles for Mary
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Chekovian, Delightful

See it if you like funny plays that were developed through improvisation. Wonderful acting in this comedy that takes place late 80's gym office.

Don't see it if See it. It's delightful.Great laughs abound in this play, which concerns itself with how we interact with one another. It's Chekovian.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You lived through the height AIDS crisis, or would like see a play that takes place during it.

Don't see it if You're only into literal plays or are annoyed at plays that might seem a bit dated.

Also The play is very funny. Quite clever. The acting is great. Actually, M... Read more Read less

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you wanna see two broadway legends for the price of one. They are both great. The music is nice enough, although not particularly memorable.

Don't see it if A book that seems a bit mired in historical research and anecdotes that never really takes off bothers you. Lots of funny one-liners however

95
During previews
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see some of the most adept comic stage acting ever. Metcalf gives the performance of a lifetime. Howdyshell is divine.

Don't see it if I really can't imagine why you wouldn't go. It's probably better if you know "A Doll's House" pretty well.

82
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Great staging, Beautiful design, Great acting, Great lighting, Good writing

See it if You wish to see an intelligent story beautifully told. The direction is the star here. The ending moments are beautiful.

Don't see it if You need a bathroom break. 105 minutes without an intermission. But it mostly flies by, altho it does flag a bit in the middle.

95
If I Forget
Midtown W
Some of the best acting i've ever seen, Great writing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if If someone claims there's not much action here, they're mistaken. This is the true action of the theater, where characters fight..(see more)

Don't see it if Beautiful performances all round and provocative argument doesn't appeal to you. But if that's the case WHY would you be reading this?

Also for their lives while sitting across from one another at the dining ro... Read more Read less

82
For a previous production
Hilarious, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

See it if ..you see lots of plays, or if you've done a few. It's hysterical, and altho a few jokes are groaners, most are very clever. A great night!

Don't see it if ...college boy humor isn't your thing... you are frustrated with silliness. You don't like farce.

93
During previews
Sweat
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if a hard story about life in working class America lovingly told by great artists appeals. The writing, acting and direction are perfect.

Don't see it if a Bruce Springsteen world view can't reach you The characters are amazing and each actor makes a great impression in roles of a lifetime.

Also Lynn Nottage has written a masterpiece.

50
During previews
Innovative, Disappointing

See it if you can get a reasonably priced ticket. It's innovative, but unfortunately at least at the preview I saw, the overall effect wasn't working.

Don't see it if You want a traditional production of the play. Or you have bladder issues. Two hours 10 without an intermission, which actually was ok.

Also Performances are uneven. Ms Fields seems somewhat lost to me. Jim and ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you care for a perfect performance of a musical examining the obsessive nature of artists, and how hard and worthwhile it is to love them.

Don't see it if you are impatient with a quieter thoughtful show, that every now and then flags a tiny bit.

Also Annaleigh Ashford gives a beautiful rendering of the oh so human Dot. ... Read more Read less

90
The Object Lesson
East Village
Quirky, Refreshing, Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious

See it if You recognize and appreciate masterful clown work. Brilliant. The last part holds an amazing illusion as well. Wonderful.

Don't see it if You can't sit still on a box for an hour. If you are impatient and closed off to subtle work that is carefully done.

66
Southern Comfort
East Village
Ambitious, Slow, Indulgent, Poorly written

See it if You wanna see another victim play. Although the performances rise above the lame ass writing and you find yourself touched by some moments.

Don't see it if Well, it closed today, so this is moot.

21
During previews
Antlia Pneumatica
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, False, Pretentious

See it if Insipid drivel, dull wandering plot served up in tedious limp language. "You were slumbering, slumbering, slumbering." Weren't we all.

Don't see it if You might be afraid, as I was, that for the first time in your life you might scream out in the middle of the show, "Who cares??!!!" Agony.

93
Old Hats
Midtown W
Delightful, Masterful, Must see, Hilarious

See it if Love to laugh and can appreciate two master clowns at the top of their game. The artistry and precision of the work is phenomenal.

Don't see it if You are too broke to afford a ticket. I got one for 25 on TDF.

82
Enchanting, Romantic, Fluffy, Funny

See it if Great singing, beautiful production, masterful performances across the board. Well crafted.

Don't see it if You aren't into charming somewhat fluffy pieces.

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Heart breaking

See it if you love a brilliant performance. From the moment Danny Burstein opens his mouth to speak he enters into our heart and remains all evening.

Don't see it if you insist that the revival of a musical be done as it was done before and you hate genius choreography.

29
Cliched, Schlocky, Banal, Dumb

See it if You think the musical question of whether it's ok to be a tranny still needs to be debated.

Don't see it if You react if the premise of a show seems patently false.

55
The New Morality
Midtown W
Uneven, Dated, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you enjoy museum pieces. Acting is uneven with Ned Noyes a comic stand out. Other performances lack his heart and specificity of character.

Don't see it if the argument of the play is hard to follow I'm afraid.

100
During previews
Masterful, Profound, Must see, Absorbing

See it if It's nearly perfect. Or as perfect as it needs to be. The music, staging, performances... all of it. Will be better if you know the myth.

Don't see it if You don't like intense modern musicals. But I loved it so much.

91
Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if One of the best musicals ever written being performed in a very clever way appeals to you. The acting is fantastically led by Steven Skybell

Don't see it if You can't handle seeing this play done in Yiddish. But it's really fun that way. And there are supertitles so it's easy to follow. Clever.

65
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Great singing, Dated.

See it if Seeing a well-made agitprop piece of theater appeals to you. It’s melodramatic and quite didactic. It addresses class struggle blatantly.

Don't see it if It’s specifically tied to Unionbusting. and although engaging and humorous in places, it makes little emotional impact.

60
Banal, Great singing, Fun, Embarrassing (am i really here?)

See it if There's too much material to cover in Cher's life for a few hours onstage. Events are mentioned quickly and in passing with no p.o.v.

Don't see it if You don't mind minimally clever theater.

97
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if At the end, my buddy said to me, "Whoa, that's theater!" I agree. A highly entertaining, ambitious well-told tale acted beautifully.

Don't see it if ..you lack patience to listen to a longer play. You have to participate in this show with give it your attention, but it really pays off.

92
Delightful, Funny, Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You don’t wanna miss one of the best direct address shows I’ve ever seen... it’s basically a one person show with other actors. Biographical

Don't see it if Political, insightful and thoughtful pieces with hilarity thruout aren’t your thing. If you are very conservative you might not like it.

100
Travesties
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Funny

See it if Brilliant. Huge in scope and deliciously delivered by a terrific cast. Fun and incredibly intelligent.

Don't see it if You’re dumb.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Dated

See it if Brilliant performances and intriguing discussion interest you. Although the writing is wonderful in places, it's uneven.

Don't see it if You have an aversion to ambitious material that falls a bit short of the mark, and appears at moments dated.

89
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Ambitious, Epic, Great staging, Great singing

See it if a huge show. the book, music, choreography and performances all come together to create a masterful evening. A seemingly old fashioned-

Don't see it if piece is anything but. There are a few glitches along the way but a truly beautiful evening has been created. Cory Cott is a star.

67
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Dated, Overrated, Great staging

See it if you want to see a beautifully acted and spectacular realization of a dated play. It's an early O'Neill and a good example of expressionism.

Don't see it if you need more than just a beautiful production (that people will talk about for a long time I bet) for at the end of the day I didn't care.

70
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Slow

See it if Great performances and history appeal to you. Unfortunately, there's not enough emotional payoff for me.

Don't see it if Long plays filled with historical drama don't appeal to you. The acting is great, but large on the whole, which I enjoy, but you may not.

90
During previews
Brilliant., Snarky, Outstanding premise, Great writing, music, acting, staging.

See it if you are smart enough to recognize the brilliance in this story that has been perfectly adapted for stage. Gorgeous lyrics, music and humor.

Don't see it if you demand more than fluff and yet lack the capacity to recognize the poignancy and depth within this hilarious plot and production.

Also you come away forgetting the movie. watching the same scenes repeated ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Noel Coward wrote the wittiest jokes imaginable. A genius well served here by a economical Kevin Kline, who plays deftly to great effect.

Don't see it if The likes of Kate Burton, Kristine Neilson and Reg Rogers aren't enough to get you downtown. Or uptown. Or across town. I'll leave now.

86
Everybody
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Edgy

See it if you enjoy clever theater. There's a puppet show that is amazing. The acting and directing are terrific, and while always funny, it's moving.

Don't see it if you're annoyed by theater that on one level seems obvious. (it's not at all an obvious play- it's allegorical) Or require a traditional show

24
During previews
Banal, Excruciating, Insipid, Cliched, Dated

See it if Accents! Mime! Overmiking! It'story theatre! Without the story! Lyrics: "You're THHHERRRE AND I''M HEERRRE!! or "28 HOURS, MORE THAN A DAY!"

Don't see it if 28 hours -that's how long it felt. It's telling that a singing of a few measures of "My Heart Will Go On" was the most exciting music heard.

Also I am, I realize in a minority here. People leaving the theater loved i... Read more Read less

25
Cliched, Excruciating, Turgid

See it if you don't mind sitting through one unwarranted woe after the other served up by characters who it's difficult to empathize with. Nonsense.

Don't see it if despite a few wonderful performances, you have trouble watching monologs being performed while holding an urn of dad's ashes.

45
The Liar
East Village
Bad acting., Clever, Intelligent

See it if Carson Elrod is sublime, and unfortunately there is not enough of him here. Kelly Hutchinson is also great. Supporting cast is fine.

Don't see it if but the four leads are generally out of their depth in this very challenging comic material, that sadly, in more capable hands would shine.

Also Set and costumes.... not so much.

47
During previews
The Crucible
Midtown W
Pretentious, Slow, Confusing, Self-indulgent

See it if The modern day setting makes the fear of witchcraft seem absurd. Leave it in a period where people feared such stuff, and the audience

Don't see it if will identify with the universality of themes. Are they ACTUALLY WITCHES?? Adding special effects misses the entire point of the play.

86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy great acting. The play seems over written, but I could have watched it for another hour. Brilliant characters finely wrought.

Don't see it if You are impatient with wandering plots.

93
Masterful, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like a devastating and hilarious examination of what it's like to be alive. A brilliant adaptation of THE SEAGULL.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy theater that is provocative and somewhat experimental.

50
During previews
Head of Passes
East Village
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if It's a shame. Show starts off well. Amazing language and wonderful performances. But the unmotivated plotting left me cold.

Don't see it if This is some sort of failed attempt at a modernized greek tragedy, but the random tragic events of the second act fail to create catharsis.

81
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if If you want to see one of the great American plays done in a unique fashion by wonderful British actors.

Don't see it if You have trouble with non-traditional staging.

78
During previews
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense

See it if You like a good drama. Not perfect, but honest and interesting with some excellent performances. Pretty intense.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare with an intermission.

100
The Flick
West Village
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want the best show I've seen in a long time. Gorgeous writing about everyday human beings lovingly directed and beautifully acted.

Don't see it if stillness in the theatre baffles you. If you can't identify with comic and not so comic struggles of heroic people in minimum wage jobs

60
The Gin Game
Midtown W
Entertaining, Slow, Disappointing, Under rehearsed, Funny

See it if you can wait until later in the run. during previews they weren't ready, although the seeds of a good show are there. Still lots of laughs.

Don't see it if you need to go immediately. the great James Earl is 84 and Ms Tyson older still. They are amazing considering their age.