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Confusing, Intelligent, Epic, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy intense solo acting and unexpected twists in staging, instead of plot. You can tolerate being confused.

Don't see it if you get irate when you don't get every reference. It's a whirlwind sprint through very dense poetry, and you will miss a lot.

Great acting, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if you like to think, and deep literary plays. The acting is jaw droppingly good. It manages to be both hilarious, and deeply dramatic.

Don't see it if you demand closure or a super clear, linear, structure. It's pretty dark, too, as far as these things go.

During previews
Uneven, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you like learning history through theater. You have a strong interest in Jewish narratives.

Don't see it if you expect to be deeply engaged. Uneven acting, uneven writing, and clever but ultimately insufficiently absorbing use of stage.

Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if you're interested in apocalyptic narratives and near-future scenarios. You don't mind some reality-bending sleight of hand.

Don't see it if you're expected a barrel of laughs. Uneasy laughs give way to tense moments that make the room go silent. Could be polished, but solid.

Make Believe
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Intense, Clever

See it if child stage actors work for you. First act is all kids all the time! Once you get absorbed into it, it pays off. Haunts you days later.

Don't see it if you hate kids on stage. You're impatient. It's a slow burn plot that builds. Effective, but not if you're getting antsy in your seat.

During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Slow

See it if you're a politics/history junkie, or you really like Brian Cox. A novel way to learn about LBJ and a fascinating web of 1960's heroes.

Don't see it if you're easily confused. They bill having many characters as a plus, but if you don't know the history, can be hard to track what's going on.

Pair of poignant monologues that will make you want to hug your family

See it if you like Jake Gyllenhaal or Tom Sturridge. They bring these monologues to life, and are kings of their craft. The writing is on point.

Don't see it if you don't like monologues. It's more talking than acting, and some folk's attention will drift. Theater's size robs it of some intimacy.

Midtown W
Indulgent slog through a b-list actress's unremarkable romantic history

See it if you are a fan of Lois Robbins. You will learn about her life, and her perceived lessons from challenges. She carries the stage decently.

Don't see it if you want to be engaged or good writing. It's among the most cliched shows I've ever watched. Not every romantic history merits a play.

Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Great acting, Intense, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you're a Shakespeare fan, but you're not afraid to see a classic get a bit roughed up. You want to be genuinely horrified for a spell.

Don't see it if you're faint of heart. Or you're hard of hearing. Audio is sometimes uneven in the space, especially once some stage effects get going.

Only Human
Midtown W
Too long, Funny, Cliched

See it if you REALLY want to see Gary Busey, and don't mind enduring to see him half-sing just one song. The rest of the cast can belt it out too.

Don't see it if you demand tight writing or good songs. It's WAY too long for what it is. Would lose nothing as 70 minutes w/o intermission.

Midtown W
Dated, Riveting, Intense, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you love any of the lead actors, especially Hiddleston. It's a fantastically lit, staged, and performed version of a classic. 100% tension.

Don't see it if you want to be shocked by the plot. "Betrayal" was bold in the 70's; now its tricks read as cliches. Unfair, but the story didn't age well

A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to laugh and you don't mind racial/gender based humor. Relevant conversations supported by extremely catchy songs. It's fearless.

Don't see it if you don't want to engage with LGBTQ narratives, or are squeamish about staged sex.

Disappointing, Relevant, Excruciating, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you really like online dating. You don't mind off-base cringe comedy. You want to see an ambitious idea that doesn't quite work.

Don't see it if you want to laugh. The novel use of an app didn't work as intended, and the humor is...weak. The show feels like a missed opportunity.

Unapologetically hilarious musical that will get stuck in your head

See it if you want no-strings-attached laughs. It's a rare piece on Broadway that has no clear "moral" to it. I was skeptical and I loved it.

Don't see it if you're looking for a think piece. You want something that treads new ground. The plot doesn't deviate much from the movie.

East Village
Unexpectedly hilarious romp through the aftermath of suicide

See it if you're ready to laugh at topics that seem taboo to joke about. You enjoy a tight one-person show. Excellent light design in an austere set.

Don't see it if you're easily made uncomfortable. Dust treads masterfully where few dare to go, and some might find the crossed lines offensive.

During previews
Ambitious, Funny, Intense, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be provoked (in a good way). It jumps deep into racial issues with no filter, and is designed to make you uncomfortable.

Don't see it if you are triggered by sexually and racially explicit content. You're squeamish or easily offended.

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