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Reviews (45)
72
Romantic, Great writing, Funny, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like McNally’s work and want to see two genuinely fine actors fail to take on these characters believably.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy seeing interesting failures of directing more so than acting, and how that directing weakness can disable a production.

75
Overrated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You are curious about shoes based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Don't see it if You don’t like highly-stylized characterizations that are preachy and exaggerated.

86
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Clever, Riveting

See it if You want to see plays with disturbing premises.

Don't see it if You don’t want to watch a play involving racial injustice in America.

65
Quirky, Overrated, Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You like one person shows with fine acting, even if the play’s not the thing.

Don't see it if You’re very familiar with Albee’s The Zoo Story and dislike using audience members onstage for no apparent reason.

84
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Great writing, Edgy

See it if You want to learn more about Indian Culture and issues of assimilation in the US.

Don't see it if You’re not patient with time traveling moving setting back in time to fantastic pirate days of yore.

92
Resonant, Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love low-key yet intensely observed shows concerning dementia.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a realistic yet restrained take on the ravages of dementia on a family.

94
Refreshing, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to understand more about theatrical icons.

Don't see it if You have no enjoyment of Shakespeare and the legends of theater.

92
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You like Bette, David Hyde Pierce, and Gavin Creel.

Don't see it if You don’t like old Broadway musical revivals based on older Broadway shows, and if you don’t like excessive amounts of stage business.

80
Girls & Boys
West Village
Intense, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like one person shows in small houses and can handle family tragedy.

Don't see it if You don’t like actors pantomiming or addressing other characters who aren’t present onstage.

88
Relevant, Great singing, Funny

See it if You are interested in stories about how 9/11 impacted people in flight, and our Canadian allies.

Don't see it if You only want to see shows with big stars.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you love the music of the 60’s and 70’s.

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

96
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you have any familiarity with the ‘80’s or know the original production.

Don't see it if you look back wistfully on the McCarthy era, or you’re Mike Pencian in your thinking.

91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if You know the show and want to see a beautiful production of it.

Don't see it if The book and subject matter being of their time (and not especially current) present a problem for you.

80
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like these fine actors and Albee.

Don't see it if You have difficulty suspending disbelief when someone doesn’t even have the appearance of bleeding after being mortally wounded.

93
Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You like great singing and a large cast.

Don't see it if You don’t like in the round seating.

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Edgy, Intense, Great writing

See it if You’re concerned about the impact of social media on kids.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

92
Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Mark Rylance’s work.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays based on European history.

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing, Profound

See it if You want to explore morally challenging issues.

Don't see it if You don’t like lengthy, considered dialog replete with profanity.

95
Delightful, Clever, Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy versatile, unpredictable farce.

Don't see it if You are looking for serious drama.

97
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like great acting and a great script.

Don't see it if You don't want to see classics updated.

100
Intense, Must see, Great singing, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You read and loved the novel on which it is based.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the issues of oppression of women within a minority.

Also Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks were terrific!

97
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You like theatre that confronts issues of women's rights in both their public and private lives.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical.

95
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if You like musicals with beautiful dance.

Don't see it if You're a misanthrope.

94
Fairview
Brooklyn
Confusing, Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You’re interested in plays dealing with race in a completely unique way.

Don't see it if You don’t like being personally and overtly challenged by theater.

97
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You are interested in how young men aspiring to honor relate to their peers and teachers in a boarding school setting.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays focused on the sexual and maturational conflicts of adolescence.

95
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate authentic portraits of characters whose challenging conflicts ring true and legitimate from each one’s differing perspective.

Don't see it if You don’t care about the inter-generational and interpersonal realities of life, partnership vs marriage for gay men in America today.

78
Great singing, Romantic, Fluffy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like great singing and camping by an inspiring company of performers.

Don't see it if If you don’t like fantasy, silliness and musicals that are not trying to take themselves too seriously.

91
Absorbing, Funny, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like (basically) one person shows that deal with current legal issues as they relate to our lives and personal histories.

Don't see it if You’re not “political” or are a rabid supporter of the current administration, no questions asked.

79
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Ambitious, Quirky, Resonant, Indulgent, Edgy

See it if You want to imagine and consider Joan from her family’s perspective.

Don't see it if You’re bothered by plays set centuries ago written in modern vernacular.

87
Fireflies
Chelsea
Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if You’re interested in relationships between married couples who are deeply committed to the struggle for civil rights.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in the politics of marriage and society.

60
Overrated, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Excruciating

See it if You like seeing brothers fool around and be silly with each other.

Don't see it if You don’t like seeing failed acting exercises as dramedies.

88
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You want to see effective acting concerning a very disturbing topical subject.

Don't see it if You can’t handle intense physical violence in your entertainment.

100
Hilarious, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like, dislike or are unfamiliar with Albee’s work.

Don't see it if you don’t want to see issues of aging portrayed on stage.

90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want a clear appreciation for the times and this play.

Don't see it if you’re not interested in this astonishing youth and French history.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Delightful, Thought-provoking

See it if If you know and like Pygmalion and/or the original production.

Don't see it if You don’t like socially-stratified British material.

79
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Hilarious, Intense

See it if You’re concerned about the politics of extinction.

Don't see it if You are dismayed by the insidiousness of the politics of extinction.

95
Harry Clarke
West Village
Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Edgy

See it if You enjoy well written and performed extraordinary life stories.

Don't see it if You have difficulty with less than admirable characters.

85
Junk
Upper W Side
Intense, Relevant, Great staging, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if You’re interested in the recent historical transition from manufacturing to greed in our economy.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays about finance.

87
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy the show on which it is based.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy extremely silly humor.

95
Romantic, Great singing, Clever, Funny, Profound

See it if You appreciate the depths of profundity underlying the ordinary.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in the Middle East.

94
Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You are open to new interpretations of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with interactive shows with house lights up during performance.

90
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You want to feel inspired to stay involved in changing the legislative and executive branches of government.

Don't see it if You're satisfied with the way our government is currently working.

94
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You like Shakespearean comedy with a clever interpretation.

Don't see it if You don't like being outdoors watching a show.

95
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Quirky, Riveting, Intelligent

See it if You believe in the unlikely becoming both possible and believable.

Don't see it if You need lots of spectacle, changing stage sets and scenery.

Also Beautifully acted, sensitive and believable.

93
For a previous production
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Great writing, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You are interested in how peace can be approached through diplomacy .

Don't see it if You are frustrated by ongoing, decades-long conflicts.