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Reviews (30)
Indulgent, Banal, Cliched
May 29th, 2022

See it if You like stand up

Don't see it if You want something with nuance, historical context, nuance and thoughtfulness.

Funny, Entertaining, Clever
March 19th, 2022

See it if Refreshingly funny and socially relevant one man show. Very well structured, written and played

Don't see it if If you are looking for fluff

Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Great singing, Funny
February 8th, 2020

See it if If you enjoy clever barbs about broadway musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like loud and frantic shows.

Also The sound design seemed off, too loud at the start and the younger act... Read more Read less

During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Indulgent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
January 26th, 2020

See it if If you like the story of Dracula and are up for a feminist version. See it for the exemplary acting especially Dracula and Minna

Don't see it if If you don't like overly long shows. It could use a half hour trim (try editing some of the feminist preaching).

The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Too long, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious
December 29th, 2019

See it if you are interested in a new staging of this classic. Ryan Quinn as John Proctor is amazing.

Don't see it if If you don't like arthur miller's work or american political history

During previews
Execrable, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal
December 15th, 2019

See it if For the beautiful orchestration, interesting choreography, and Isaac Powell, as Tony. He is the only actor worth watching or listening to.

Don't see it if Hate distracting Jumbotron projections that dwarf the actors and rip the heart out of this story. Ham handed direction.

The Dork Knight
West Village
Intelligent, Engaging, Poignant, Funny, Clever
November 23rd, 2019

See it if If you want to see a masterful blend of superhero culture and the emergence of a young actor.

Don't see it if If you want a musical

The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Overrated, Slow, Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched
October 22nd, 2019

See it if You like actors, and particularly dancers, giving so much passion and energy

Don't see it if You want to see something original. Too much Hamilton-derivative sound.

During previews
Dated, Slow, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious
October 6th, 2019

See it if Very fine actors, most particularly Andrus Nichols as the Queen. The writing is intelligent but so grim.

Don't see it if You hate apocalyptic plays and Beckett-like characters,

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Clever
May 25th, 2019

See it if Two actors beautifully handling many parts of this classic tale with fantastic physicality and quick humor. Clever staging.Wonderful acting.

Don't see it if If you don't like two person shows. If you don't like classic tales.

For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Relevant, Refreshing, Great acting, Great staging
May 13th, 2019

See it if If you like some gender bending delivered by fiercely talented actresses.

Don't see it if If you want to stick to the classic rendition. Also the rain effects do spill a bit on to the front row - forewarned.

Indulgent, Excruciating, Dated, Cliched, Banal
April 27th, 2019

See it if Superficial. Stereotypic. Predictable and boring. Actors made real efforts with cliched material.

Don't see it if you want to see something original.

Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Hilarious, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever
April 27th, 2019

See it if If you want to see a well written, sharp, funny, beautifully acted and sung musical. Tony worthy actors and vibrant pacing. Wonderful.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals and don't want to have some fun.

Freestyle Love Supreme
West Village
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Remarkable
February 17th, 2019

See it if If you like brilliant improviser-hip hop artists who are quick on their feet, great with an audience, and packed with energy and charm.

Don't see it if If you want a predictable straight drama.

Greenwich V
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intense
February 10th, 2019

See it if Heard The great Gatsby in an all new, adult way. Suprised at the humor. Amazing adaptation of the whole novel

Don't see it if you are overwhelmed by alcoholism and scenes of domestic violence

During previews
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent
February 10th, 2019

See it if You like politically relevant, funny, contemporary theater

Don't see it if Environmental issues or a (fantastic) trans actor.

Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Touching
January 9th, 2019

See it if Nassim's story of immigration and loss is so touching. The improv factor of a new actor each night encountering his material works.

Don't see it if If you don't like surprises.

Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Edgy, Too long
December 2nd, 2018

See it if If you have always been curious about the life of Lenny Bruce and you want to see some bravura acting.

Don't see it if If you don't like the potential of interaction with the actor and you want fluffy fun,

Also This show was good but could be great with some editing. Some of the s... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant
November 18th, 2018

See it if you like wonderful ensemble work and topical issues of racial identity and conflict amongst young african women

Don't see it if if you are looking for something completely light and fluffy

Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting
October 7th, 2018

See it if Timely, thought provoking about the impact of the constitution on four generations of women in Schreck's family. Funny and heart breaking.

Don't see it if If you are uninterested in American politics and our constitution.

During previews
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining
October 6th, 2018

See it if A charming two hander. Bravura physical comedy and a lovely small town tale.

Don't see it if Don't like two person shows

My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny
July 29th, 2018

See it if You enjoy theater history and you want to see one clever writer/charming performer.

Don't see it if You don't like one person shows

During previews
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Romantic, Resonant
June 24th, 2018

See it if A delightful campy show.

Don't see it if Do not like musicals that explore sexual identity.

Also The band should be shown much more often. When the all-girl band appea... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Romantic, Exquisite, Intelligent
May 20th, 2018

See it if Want to see Yazbeck's wonderful dancing and Friedman's superlative acting in a terrific dance theater performance.

Don't see it if If you are looking for traditional song and dance musical.

Feeding the Dragon
West Village
Slow, Intelligent, Sentimental, Cliched
April 7th, 2018

See it if The descriptions of living in the library building are wonderful. Set and light design very good.

Don't see it if A kind of slow one woman show. Wish she had explored darker corners. What is it like to be a scholarship black kid at Dalton?

Good for Otto
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Banal, Slow
March 4th, 2018

See it if You are an Ed Harris fan.

Don't see it if Want a tight coherent relevant narrative.

During previews
Is God Is
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious
February 10th, 2018

See it if a daring narrative, wonderful acting, extraordinary use of set design

Don't see it if dislike violence and trauma

During previews
Disappointing, Boring, Cliched, Irritating
December 9th, 2017

See it if Slow historical drama

Don't see it if Countertenors and directionless direction

Distant Star
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Captivating, Important
September 23rd, 2017

See it if Innovative, poltical/social theatre done by amazingly talented theater company

Don't see it if Don't like to think

Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated
September 2nd, 2017

See it if You like over-miked music

Don't see it if You want to see lively and alive performances.