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Reviews (17)
85
During previews
Enchanting, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You enjoy fast-paced old-school vaudeville/clown/Jacques Tati-esque visual comedy and enjoy poking fun at holier-than-thou performance art

Don't see it if There will be some audience participation, but don't worry, if you're one of the chosen, it'll be over before you know it

92
Must see, Hilarious, Delightful, Great staging, Clever

See it if You like fantastical, spectacle driven dark comedy

Don't see it if You have no interest in giant sand worm puppetry

Also Improbably, the production immediately overcomes what could have been ... Read more Read less

40
Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a pretty good community theater production, an expensive set, a real sheep onstage

Don't see it if It felt un-directed: the ensemble struggles, indicates, and over/underplays their way through scenes of disconnected shouting

80
Great staging, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Slow

See it if Ms. Jackson at the height of her powers; Ruth Wilson's brilliant 2-role performance; inventive staging using ASL & unexpected design choices

Don't see it if While it's riveting, it's also quite slow––3.5 hours can be an endurance test for many

77
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Romantic, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy quirky melodrama, heartfelt orchestrations; the sweet, romantic energy from the Adrienne Shelly film that inspired it

Don't see it if You're looking for theatrical spectacle, plot twists, or particularly memorable music

100
Indecent
Midtown W
Masterful, Must see, Profound, Relevant, Intense

See it if You appreciate transformative, transcendent theater; if you are haunted by the reverberations of history

Don't see it if You prefer safer, friendlier, easily digestible fare

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing, Funny

See it if You enjoy high-energy nostalgia, 1950s and early 60s girl groups, the delightfully powerful vocals of Jenna Leigh Green

Don't see it if You react negatively to silly, John Waters-ish visions of a candy-coated past, or clichéd storytelling in service of a camp aesthetic

48
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Exquisite, Overrated, Fluffy, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy artful, first-person shooters like "BioShock," whose atmosphere is impressively reproduced

Don't see it if You have an interest in story, scenework, cohesion, not being jostled

Also "Sleep No More" is a staggering achievement in atmosphere. If one coul... Read more Read less

100
Tink! (NYMF)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Riveting

See it if you love musicals, spectacle, wonder.

Don't see it if you dislike J.M. Barrie, feminism, children.

25
During previews
Insipid, Indulgent, Confusing, Excruciating

See it if You're in town for 48 hours, have low standards, and don't want to admit to your children you can't afford tickets to Harry Potter

Don't see it if You feel like a Broadway show ought to live up to Broadway standards

Also The folks behind the "Be More Chill" hype machine are plugging this ha... Read more Read less

90
Must see, Insipid, Hilarious, Epic, Dizzying

See it if You always secretly wished the "Dancing With Myself" music video was three hours long and that Billy Idol could be swapped out for Meat Loaf

Don't see it if You need there to be bats in your "Bat out of Hell" experience. Or hell.

73
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Raunchy, Indulgent, Delightful

See it if If you appreciate circo-burlesque-operatic decadence, truly talented physical performers, an obsessive attention to costume detail

Don't see it if Runs 1 hour longer than it should, moments of the sublime oft give way to ass-clapping and stage-humping, the audience attracts finance bros

60
Cliched, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You have coinciding interests in Game of Thrones and Mel Brooks/MAD Magazine-style spoof humor

Don't see it if You're expecting subtlety; if you're invested in well-composed/orchestrated music

Also I must also applaud the often fearless performance of such uneven mate... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy thrilling, high-energy theatrical spectacle with jaw-droppingly talented musician/singer/actor/dancer quadruple threats

Don't see it if You dislike jukebox musicals, the Grateful Dead; if you're expecting kitchen-sink realism

Also I wouldn't consider myself a Deadhead by any means, but this was the m... Read more Read less

100
Great staging, Profound, Must see, Enchanting, Masterful

See it if You love historical epics, palace intrigue, baroque rock n' roll, powerful stage pictures, sumptuous design, and sexy performers

Don't see it if You have a short attention span, prefer kitchen sink drama, your favorite downtown shows feature costumes from the Gap and rehearsal cubes

Also This show is a bolt of lightning from edgy, old-school New York––it dr... Read more Read less

72
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You like your comedy to take risks, with a breakneck pace and youthful energy

Don't see it if You require consistency, are annoyed by twee sensibilities and/or comedy deeply convinced of its own edginess

65
During previews
The Vanity
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Indulgent, Slow, Romantic

See it if you'd like to see a extremely talented cast traversing a behind-the-scenes high-camp/Hollywood Babylon cautionary tale

Don't see it if you don't like having your fun interrupted by smug, maudlin, low-rent '90s synth music at a pace generously described as lethargic

Also Last month, I saw (and loved!) a truly magical musical called "Tink!" ... Read more Read less