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Reviews (54)
85
During previews
Sweet, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy the works of Maury Yeston and enjoy a cabaret-style show.

Don't see it if You want a plot or point, it's just good music sung by good singers.

68
Funny, Slow, Quirky

See it if you're interested in a quirky new play w/ ideas about women exploring their roles and sexuality in the 80s. Well acted, though a little long

Don't see it if you need a clear narrative arc. The play feels a little 'loose' and unfinished.

78
An Enchanted April
Midtown W
Charming, old-fashioned, sweet

See it if You’d like to hear classically trained singers offer a sweet rendition of the movie. Good voices

Don't see it if A somewhat slow, not-at-all edgy traditional story will annoy you. There is t a song you will walk out singing.

91
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if you love Harvey Fierstein, are interested in politics, want to know more about New York legend Bella Abzug.

Don't see it if You don't like politics, aren't interested in women's/social history, are disappointed by one man show's.

78
Confusing, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see great performances by Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins in an absorbing drama.

Don't see it if You want closure. Story leaves many unanswered questions, some of them very disturbing.

79
Fun, some great performances, silly

See it if you want to laugh at a group of actors poking fun at their own self-absorption, want great performances and a (mostly) upbeat musical.

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with LGBTQ relationships. (Show does take a sour turn at the end of the 1st act, but works to right itself by the end

77
Clever, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you want to see two terrific actors play a couple with a complicated history and try to understand what makes them both tick.

Don't see it if the truth that this is not the real Hillary & Bill and the unfairness of putting words in their mouths troubles you.

79
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Interesting, Unfinished, Great singing

See it if you love C. Jackson, J. Munoz, A. Burns..Helen Hunt was a lovely surprise. You want an updated version of Stud Terkel's oral history

Don't see it if you want a smooth, polished production. Production felt unfinished and a little tenuous

Also Adding the workers from City Center was an interesting concept to cele... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you love Little Women from childhood & are interested in a different interpretation of the characters & how they deal with social mores.

Don't see it if you're expecting a similar delightful experience as seeing Hamill's Jane Austen prodns. LW is more straightforward & traditionally staged

72
Quirky, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if you will enjoy wonderful comedic acting in a profoundly weird show. Crude, raunchy humor, but you'll also get to think about power, tragedy

Don't see it if you'll be turned off by gruesome, raunchy, grown-worthy humor or if you're looking for a strong narrative.

79
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you're interested in the woman's movement & want to know more abt an iconic Amer figure. Actors do a good job portraying multiple characters

Don't see it if you prefer musicals, light topics..Show is very earnest, but thoughtful and slightly didactic. Energy level picks up as it goes on.

90
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Funny

See it if you want to see a charming actor in the lead role of a smart comedy that addresses an issue currently in the news. Funny and well done.

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with a lesbian romance or the idea of gay weddings--thought that might make you the perfect audience!

90
Wickedest Woman
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in a beautifully written, beautifully acted play about a 19th century midwife and abortionist in NYC.

Don't see it if you want a light evening of theater that won't make you think.

94
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like compelling, thought-provoking theatre. Large cast, great acting. Humor & Irish charm & passion & anger. Strong direction; great set

Don't see it if Irish accents are difficult for you; lots of cursing makes you uncomfortable or a long play is offputting.

79
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Elaine May... bravura performance by her. Lonergan realistically portrays how Alzheimer's affects everyone around the afflicted.

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with the issue of dementia or want a light evening of theatre.

91
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like immersive theatre & actors w/ great voices- it's not 'happily ever after,' but the music's joyful & you will leave in a good mood

Don't see it if a fairy tale plot will disappoint you or story of class discrimination in the Caribbean will bother you.

75
During previews
Renascence
Lower E Side
Great singing, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of Edna St. Vincent Millay's poetry & want to know more about her life, like simple but elegant theatre and lovely voices.

Don't see it if you want traditional theatre, big production numbers, fancy costumes & sets or if you're not open to a slightly immersive experience.

92
Absorbing, Masterful, Intimate

See it if you love his music and want to hear him share stories about his life & what it means to him to be a man.

Don't see it if You prefer full blown productions; no scenery to speak of; it's basically a one man show with an assist from his wife, Patty Scialfa

93
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you want a silly enjoyable time at the theatre. It's like One Man, Two Guvnors and Paper Moon had a baby...Actors, costumes & set all great!

Don't see it if Adjusting to heavy British accents gives you problems.

79
Great singing, Dated, Great staging

See it if you want to see an excellent production of a classic musical. Leads do a wonderful job; great singing &solid interpretation of the R&H show.

Don't see it if Personally, I've never liked the plot--or some of the music. Hate the dynamic b/t the leads and the abusive relationship at the center of it

92
Clever, Intense

See it if you're ready for a pared down (only 8 performers), immersive version of the show. Great singing, great acting, fun staging of the show.

Don't see it if dark subject matter turns you off. (What?!? Cannibalism bums you out?!?)

69
During previews
Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if If you want to hear a good singer play an unusual character in an immersive cabaret setting.

Don't see it if You are put off by very sexual, slightly raunchy content.

83
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Music is lovely, story is compelling and actors do a great job telling a not-so- happily-ever-after story. Poignant.

Don't see it if you want an upbeat musical.

98
Absorbing, Intense, Heart-breaking

See it if you like contemporary musicals that will draw you in, make you think and feel (and cry!) Cast is incredible, music is beautiful.

Don't see it if you don't want to end up in a puddle by the end of the evening!

92
Great singing, Funny, Great staging

See it if you like a unique story brought to life by a talented cast. Actors do a wonderful job, staging is clever and show has humor and pathos.

Don't see it if you want big dance numbers or an edgy evening of theatre.

70
Intelligent, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if you are intrigued by the cleverness of the storyline as characters morph over time through life's twists & turns. Interesting plot device.

Don't see it if having to follow the different transformations of Chris will throw you off (it's a bit of a parlor trick) and not sure what it teaches us.

73
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're interested in a heartbreaking story about why Black Lives Matter is such an important issue in this country.

Don't see it if you will be disappointed by two actors each performing separately on an empty stage. Stories were slightly confusing but actors were strong.

92
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you'd like to learn more abt the perspective of gay men post-80s AIDS epidemic & are intrigued by parallels to Forster's Howard's End.

Don't see it if raunchy sex makes you uncomfortable, you are homophobic, you can't sit through two long (3 1/2 hr) performances

90
Cute, Delightful, Funny

See it if you want to see great performances by Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle in a fun revival of a quirky musical.

Don't see it if you want a large scale musical, extensive sets, costumes, etc.--also the block the theater is on actually feels like Skid Row!

78
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if you're interested in an actor exploring how the role of Othello & how auditioning to play Othello parallels the black male experience.

Don't see it if the actor's anger will overwhelm you, you don't care about his personal journey, you want more plot.

90
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like new interpretations of Shakespeare. This one stresses African-American culture & takes place in the near future. Good voices!

Don't see it if you prefer your Shakespeare on the traditional side.

90
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in a personal, funny, thoughtful look at how the Constitution affected the author's stoy & how it impacts our lives today

Don't see it if you're not interested in thinking about America's value system and the role of the Constitution & its validity today.

69
Disappointing, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see Glenda Jackson, you're interested in a different interpretation of King Lear and you love Shakespeare.

Don't see it if a muddled interpretation w/some awkward choices will disappoint you. Surprisingly, Ms. Jackson didn't dominate; some cheap plays for laughs.

78
Ink
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in how Rupert Murdoch built his empire; in seeing clever staging and strong acting and a clever telling of the story.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood to think, if tabloid journalism doesn't interest you or if you want something light and frivolous.

68
Disappointing, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you want to support community theater and are interested in a stripped-down version of a great Broadway show

Don't see it if you'll be put off my awkward staging, miking and sound issues and uneven performances.

82
Funny, Quirky, Clever

See it if you want a light, clever spoof of community theater with some unexpected twists at the end. Very cute.

Don't see it if you want something heavy or meaty or message driven.

65
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if you are interested in hearing about the experiences of a group of modern, Jewish women who have devised a play from their personal stories.

Don't see it if You want a coherent, linear story or a show that offers depth of perception abt what their Judaism means to them. Sorry, I wanted to like it

79
Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in LGBT issues and want to think about what connotes strength in a man. Well acted and the choral work is an added bonus.

Don't see it if you will be turned off by LGBT issues or some cliches that feel a little disappointing.

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a classic show beautifully staged and performed. Great voices, great energy, beautiful costumes and sets...Loverly!

Don't see it if you prefer contemporary musicals or don't want to think about class issues, women being treated as subservient to men, etc.

Also I waited to see Laura Benanti since I had heard there was little chemi... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if a thoughtful script beautifully performed by three terrific actors interests you. The playwright avoids cliches & will make you think.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in the world of publishing, the press or truth in the media..all very relevant today!

63
Gemini
Midtown W
Quirky, Dated, Disappointing

See it if ...you never saw the original and are curious about the play...

Don't see it if you prefer a more modern take on millenials dealing with their sexuality.

65
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Cold

See it if you want to be blown away by the amazing King Kong creature. Amazing puppetry & sets were clever. It's all about the special effects.

Don't see it if You want a musical with characters you can relate to, you want interesting choreography or good songs, or characters who aren't flat.

69
During previews
Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you are in love with Bedlam and want to see what they're up to.

Don't see it if you want a coherant play or expect either Uncle Vanya or Romeo & Juliet productions.

Also I just loved Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility and was very disappointed by... Read more Read less

94
Delightful, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you love the original and want to see a well done version in a different location. Tevye is wonderful!

Don't see it if you don't want to look at subtitles if you don't speak Yiddish. This isn't 'Broadway' ; it's a pared down, lovely version of a classic show

Also The other actors do good jobs, too. Nice voices, simple staging but ve... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Charming, silly

See it if You want a charming version of a classic musical. Clever staging of a small scale production. Talented leads carry the show

Don't see it if a goofy plot or small-scale musical numbers leave you wanting more.

80
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Silly

See it if you want a silly, but charming musical, performed by talented singers offering a Western inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.

Don't see it if you want a large cast, big dance numbers, or take things too seriously.

69
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you love Stoppard & want to hear clever banter (that ultimately leads no where.) Always wanted to see this show, but found it disappointing

Don't see it if you don't like intellectual comedy that can be challenging & hard to follow.

81
Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you are a lover of Carole King's music, want to know more about her and want to spend time with her.

Don't see it if you want an old-fashioned Broadway musical with show stopping numbers, big dance productions, amazing costumes.

78
For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you'd like an evening of silliness, good for any age theatre goer. Cast does a wonderful job with a very silly farce.

Don't see it if farce is not your cup of tea. Need to be in the mood or it will just seem sophomoric.

78
Absorbing, Resonant, Slow

See it if you enjoy a quiet, small musical beautifully acted. The Middle Eastern music was exquisite and special.

Don't see it if you want 'a big show' with Broadway production numbers, lots of action, guffaws...it is not that show.