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Reviews (55)
75
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Overrated, Banal

See it if you LOVE the movie and can recite every word with the cast or if you love fluffy musicals. I found it lacking.

Don't see it if you want more than a rehash of a good movie. It was close but it didn't try hard enough to be a great musical.

56
Overrated, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you feel you need to see it. I found it quipy and annoying. The writing is precious and does not do it justice. The book &movie are better

Don't see it if you love the book and movie. The soul at the heart of the play is missing. It is like watching a so-so TV movie.

80
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like musicals that are pushing the form in terms of the story-telling and the plot. It isn't there yet but it is very good.

Don't see it if you don't want an in-your-face musical about a gay, black man. It needs a more linear thread so it is a work in progress.

90
Great staging, Intelligent, Riveting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you are looking for a new and usual musical. It adapts the Greek myths and is fun and beautiful.

Don't see it if you only like traditional musicals.

97
Must see, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you love this musical and want to see it in a different light. It is exquisitely done - moving, touching, a lovely production for today.

Don't see it if you don't like surtitles as it is in Yiddish. It sounds beautiful in Yiddish but it isn't everyone's cup of tea.

79
Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like Sondheim and specifically MERRILY. Fiasco does a great job interpreting Sondheim.

Don't see it if you do not like MERRILY or are a Sondheim purist.

91
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like theater that is bold and bright and in your face. It is a great script and a production to match.

Don't see it if you like traditional theater. This production had live camera shots, it is bright and in your face.

87
Great singing, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you like plays with music that discuss topics not often seen onstage - young gay black men. It was well acted, directed, sung, and heartfelt

Don't see it if you do not want to see a play about young black gay men.

89
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Intense, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you like great acting and a timely, important play. I saw the original and it is still relevant and powerful.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with gay characters. It is a true-to-life play about the gay experience.

71
Fairview
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Dizzying, Intense, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if you like being out of your comfort zone. It is a wild ride that is more resonant after you leave the theater and can discuss what you saw.

Don't see it if you like conventional theater that presents a scenario that you can invest in or ignore. You are asked to be present and you need to be.

78
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you like plays about current political and social situations. It was well staged and acted and very relevant and moving.

Don't see it if you just want light, fluffy plays to entertain you. You need to sit forward and listen to this one.

65
Great singing, Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if you love Jim Steinman and Meatloaf. The singing was terrific.

Don't see it if you like theater to not be a mess. It was a giant mess from the set to the costumes to the "book", to the awful choreography. A giant mess.

69
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you like big over-produced musicals. The staging was beautiful.

Don't see it if you like more than pretty from a show. There isn't much of a story and the cartoon characters are still one dimensional.

78
For a previous production
Fun, Funny, Clever, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you'd like a fun, funny night. It has loads of laughs and encourages the audience to play along. It is a well done, clever, enjoyable play.

Don't see it if you need a 4th wall. The audience jumped right in. It does get a little muddy in the 2nd act but it is just fun, do not expect any more.

85
Ambitious, Refreshing, Must see, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy an innovative musical. It pushes boundaries brilliantly. It should not be closing, it is a must-see for everyone who likes theater

Don't see it if you need a 4th wall. It is immersive and the action occurs all around.

92
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you like riveting, fascinating, edge-of-your-seat theater. It is a brilliant adaptation and the direction, design, and actors are all great.

Don't see it if you like fluffy, light plays. This is challenging, in all the right ways.

91
Indecent
Midtown W
Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you love riveting, emotional, resonant theater. This is about what it is to be human, to tell your story when nobody wants you to be honest.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable being challenged in the theater. It asks you to speak up and defend others people's right to be free and open.

97
Must see, Absorbing, Delightful, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want to see the perfect musical to reaffirm your faith in humanity. It's beautiful, heart-warming and uplifting.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

62
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Disappointing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you want to see Reed Birney. He is exquisite. His journey is riveting and thought-provoking. His part is well acted and written.

Don't see it if you expect great writing and acting. The daughter was poorly written and the wife was not as complex as Reed. I was disappointed overall.

85
The Liar
East Village
Delightful, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you enjoy an entertaining, funny evening that has great acting and beautiful costumes in an intimate theater.

Don't see it if you need all of your theater to push boundaries and discuss topical issues.

80
The Humans
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you like to relate to the characters. It is a quiet play about a family. Everyone can relate to their interactions. We see our fears/hopes.

Don't see it if you want action and clear answers at the end. This is a play about people living their lives. It is quiet and beautifully acted.

70
Dizzying, Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you want to be pushed emotionally and intellectually. It pushed the envelope and one needs to follow before judging.

Don't see it if you are easily offended or set in your ways. It makes you think. There is nudity and violence and it can be tough to watch at times.

Also I didn't like it when I left the theater. But the more I thought about... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You like Shakespeare that is relevant with great acting in a terrific setting. This production fixed many difficult parts of the plot.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or Shakespeare that is not staged traditionally. This is set in a modern setting.

80
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Original, Great staging, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you want to see the musical that changed musicals. Great music and staging. A first of its kind and still great fun. Very entertaining.

Don't see it if you prefer sunny musicals. This one is darker but has all the elements of a great musical.

92
Matilda
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Original, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you love your musicals with a lot of heart. It is very funny and touching and brilliantly staged. It is not just for kids.

Don't see it if you don't like kids on stage. There are a lot of kids and they are all terrific.

90
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you like Jukebox Musicals that also have a strong book. The choreography is stunning and it is a great evening of theater.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or the Temptations. Otherwise you will love this show.

79
Refreshing, Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love Chekhov in any form. This is a terrific adaptation of THREE SISTERS. Well acted and staged and so much fun but it still had heart.

Don't see it if you don't like Chekhov or if you are a Chekhov purist. It is a loud, modern fun play with a man playing Masha.

77
Make Believe
Midtown W
Funny, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in the human condition - what do we carry with us from our childhood into adulthood? It is an interesting show.

Don't see it if you just want a light fluffy play. It does make you think about how we were treated as children and how it manifests into adulthood.

80
Masterful, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like great acting in a great play. It was wonderful to see such a great actress as the lead. She was wonderful.

Don't see it if you cannot get past a woman in a man's role. She did not play Queen Lear and it was glorious.

85
Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays that make you think about the world and your place in it. It was well acted and staged and thought-provoking.

Don't see it if you want fluffy, entertaining theater. This play challenges you to think.

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like big sweeping family dramas that are also funny and touching and absorbing. It has everything.

Don't see it if you do not want to invest in the life and times of the characters.

90
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like great acting in an interesting play. Every regional theater should do this play.

Don't see it if you just want fluff. It makes one think and questions what "facts" we should believe.

77
Disappointing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see great acting. It was a pleasure to see all of them onstage.

Don't see it if you want a well written play. The play should have been better and the scene changes were excruciating. It was very uneven.

50
Overrated, Indulgent, Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you like great acting. They are hard to beat.

Don't see it if you dislike plays that speculate about real people and events that the author has decided to dramatize. I found it maddening.

75
Octet
Midtown W
Funny, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Dave Malloy and musicals that are not cookie-cutter. It has good characters and an unusual plot.

Don't see it if you don't like works-in-progress. The 1st part is terrific but the 2nd part does not know what it wants to be yet. A bit repetitive.

50
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Quirky, Slow

See it if you like mindless musicals adapted from good movies, The actors are terrific and the costumes are beautiful.

Don't see it if you expect it to be as good as the movie. The conceit that the play-in-a-play could go to Broadway is an embarrassment. It makes no sense.

79
Betrayal
Midtown W
Masterful, Intense, Riveting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want a well acted, absorbing drama. It is well acted, brilliantly staged, and fascinating.

Don't see it if you want to just sit back and be entertained. The story goes in reverse and one needs to pay attention. It is worth it.

95
Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like smart funny theater that takes history and makes it personal. You will relate to the Constitution in a very personal way.

Don't see it if you just want to sit back and be entertained. This show demands you pay attention.

95
Masterful, Must see, Amazing, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if you love Sondheim and want to be up close and personal. It is captivating. It brings another level of intensity with the actors so close.

Don't see it if you have a pre-conceived notion of how Sondheim should be presented. It has a 3-piece orchestra and does not have a 2nd level on the set.

65
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Messy, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays that present interesting ideas. It felt like an early draft and that can be fun to see. A few great points to ponder.

Don't see it if you get annoyed that the good ideas wander around the stage. They fall flat within a fun set. It really is a mess of a play. Good potential.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you want to better understand why people make decisions that seem to be for one reason but are so much more complex. It is a amazing.

Don't see it if you want to see an easy, fluffy play. This play asks you to think and care and understand every character.

76
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Disappointing, Intelligent, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you love the musical since it is not often performed.

Don't see it if you prefer your Sondheim done the way it was written. It was cut to 90 minutes and lost a lot of what made it great.

85
Great singing, Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you want to see Ben Platt give the performance of a lifetime. He IS the show. It is a modern take on the power of social media and lonliness

Don't see it if you want your musicals to be fluffy. Platt's performance is heart breaking and personal. The 2nd act is weak but Platt makes up for it.

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

See it if you enjoy great story-telling by an excellent cast. This story is relevant, personal, and heart-felt. It stays with you for a long time.

Don't see it if you want a fluffy evening in the theater. Otherwise, everyone should see this show.

95
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy great storytelling, staging, acting, and singing. It is the whole package and Cynthia Erivo is a truly amazing.

Don't see it if you like fluffy, happy musicals. This is deeper and though-provoking. It should make you cry. It is not light but terrific.

95
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Profound

See it if you want to see something different that challenges how and what we choose to communicate. It was beautiful and touching and profound.

Don't see it if you need action or a fast moving play. There are few words and one needs to allow it the time to play out on its own schedule.

78
Dead Poets Society
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you want to be moved by a strong, touching story. The acting was terrific. It needs 10 minutes to wrap up the students/teacher relationship.

Don't see it if you think the movie will be word-for-word on stage. It captures the essence beautifully but it is not the movie.

80
Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like Chekhov and you want a different take on a classic or if you want to see great acting and beautiful staging.

Don't see it if You think classics need to be presented in one way and one way only. If you didn't like Annie Baker's UNCLE VANYA, don't see this.

88
Ambitious, Original, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you like to be swept up in an epic story. It is beautifully staged and the story is heart-warming. The music is fabulous.

Don't see it if you need it to follow the book literally. It hits all the high points but it is a musical and had to be trimmed.

80
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Hilarious, Clever, Original, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love musicals. It is an homage to Shakespeare but more an homage to musicals. It is laugh out loud funny.

Don't see it if you don't really like musicals.