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Reviews (66)
69
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if you want to watch a play from afar and not feel for the characters.

Don't see it if you're looking to be drawn in.

Also I had high hopes for this show but it left me feeling lukewarm. The ch... Read more Read less

95
Soul Survivor
Greenwich V
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if laughing your butt off, watching the possibilities for the afterlife unfold, appeals to you.

Don't see it if your religious views are regimented.

Also I loved everything about this show. The acting, the script...so glad I... Read more Read less

90
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you like shoving superficial human dynamics to the side for something a little more in-depth.

Don't see it if you want song-and-dance.

79
During previews
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if a good topic supersedes your need for an elaborate stage.

Don't see it if you're looking for a big production. This two-actor show is full enough, based on the acting and script.

50
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You like the melding of current and classical

Don't see it if you don't like the melding of current and classical

Also The acting was good. There was a couple of comedic moments. That being... Read more Read less

87
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see a somewhat atypical show about what drives the intricacies of family relationships.

Don't see it if seeing a show that addresses Alzheimer's might be bothersome to you.

Also I thought the acting, with Gordan Clapp at the helm, was fantastic. I ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you're interested in a fresh production of a classic piece.

Don't see it if your mind's eye can only see Gregory Peck.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you want to see a group of fine actors beautifully execute a script that is both funny and heart-wrenching.

Don't see it if the idea of growing older and facing senility or dealing with a loved one with senility is difficult for you.

90
Delightful, Sweet, tender, funny, heart-provoking

See it if you are interested in seeing a show that demonstrates how one unexpected connection can help you navigate through life.

Don't see it if you aren't moved by the gentleness and kindness of the human spirit.

Also I loved this show. I thought Richard Masur was perfect for the part. T... Read more Read less

92
Great singing, Must see

See it if you like non-campy musical theater.

Don't see it if just see it!

Also This show was absolutely wonderful. A true piece of history unfolded i... Read more Read less

72
Great acting

See it if you like Michael C. Hall.

Don't see it if you want a dynamic night of theater.

86
Downstairs
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound

See it if you are drawn to pieces about family dynamics and mental illness.

Don't see it if you're a fan of light dramas. This one's a tad heavy.

Also Before reviewing I had to step back a bit and let it all sink it. The ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you have an interest in the Kennedys, history, politics and what drives us as a nation.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows, or shows about politics/history.

79
Small Craft Warnings
West Village
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Santa's island of reject toys meets cheers

See it if you want to see an interesting, lesser-produced Tennessee Williams piece.

Don't see it if diverse characters and sexual references bother you.

79
Goodbody
Midtown E
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you want to see a show that adds those comedic moments at the perfect time in a drama.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate settings.

Also I loved the performers!

79
The Winning Side
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you are interested in political dramas.

Don't see it if you want a song-and-dance review.

70
Hitler's Tasters
West Village
Great acting, Different

See it if you are interested in how politics and government affect us.

Don't see it if you want to watch a light, cutesy play.

Also I was most impressed with the acting, especially the gal who played Hi... Read more Read less

85
During previews
The True
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if politics and human interactions strike your fancy.

Don't see it if a lot of dialogue puts you to sleep. Edie Falco slays in her role!

48
Killjoy
Gramercy
Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You want to see decent acting, regardless of content

Don't see it if you are looking for a brilliantly-written script. Personally, I thought each of the actors did a fine job with the material.

Also The script was painful. Sorry.

92
Girls & Boys
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if you like one-woman shows of substance.

Don't see it if you are put-off by intense, real-life issues.

Also Amazing. I left with my mouth open.

96
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to immerse yourself in a well-crafted and delivered piece of theater.

Don't see it if you are interested in a fluff piece.

Also I really, really enjoyed this show. There was not a slow moment. The i... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you're a Tennessee Williams fan and/or love a classic piece of drama.

Don't see it if Southern drama is not your thing.

Also I loved this production and think Mr. Williams would have been pleased... Read more Read less

98
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you want to have a very entertaining, fun night of theater.

Don't see it if you don't care for high-paced dialogue and story twists

Also I LOVED this show! It was high-energy and each of the actors brought c... Read more Read less

62
Slow, Disappointing

See it if you're a big Springsteen fan, the person and his music.

Don't see it if you're not.

Also It was frequently hard to hear what he was saying; he appeared to be c... Read more Read less

60
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if you want to point to actors you recognize.

Don't see it if you want to see a good play.

Also I'm sorry to leave a bad review, but this play was painfully boring. W... Read more Read less

82
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if ...a minimalistic set offset by intense two-person dialogue/development appeals to you.

Don't see it if ...you need a flashy show without a lot of dialogue.

70
Great acting

See it if you're a fan of Sam Shepard.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Sam Shepard.

Also No insult intended to Sam fans, I just preferred him as an actor. As a... Read more Read less

95
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well-developed piece about aging parents and family dynamics.

Don't see it if you are freaked out by the impact an aging relative on you and your life.

92
All Our Children
East Village
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if seeing a well-developed drama about an ugly part of history is of interest to you.

Don't see it if you tend to disavow man's inhumanity to man and therefore care not to see it in a play.

60
Disappointing, Painful

See it if you enjoy Paul Dano and Ethan Hawke. Both are quite good and are understandably exhausted at the end of the show.

Don't see it if you don't have disposable cash. Aside from Dano/Hawke, sadly this show was a waste for me.

Also Sorry to say, but this Sam Shepard piece was a complete disappointment... Read more Read less

60
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if you have nothing else to do and need to get out. There's some talent onstage but overall...

Don't see it if you're expecting a cleverly-written, funny show.

65
During previews
Great acting

See it if you want to enjoy an evening of classical music performed live.

Don't see it if a show's story is what you came for..

Also Let me come out of the gate by saying I loved John Noble's performance... Read more Read less

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a wonderful troupe of actors, of varying ages, perform a well-written and interesting show.

Don't see it if you're put off by long productions (this is 3.25 hours long) or accents,

70
Apologia
Midtown W
Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you're a fan of Stockard Channing. She brings it to this piece.

Don't see it if you're not interested in family drama.

Also I found the acting in the first 20 minutes to be annoying. There was n... Read more Read less

88
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if the topic of Joan of Arc, viewed from her mother's eyes, interests you.

Don't see it if you're expecting British accents from French characters! Refreshing to hear American English, interspersed with contemporary words/phrases.

Also I appreciated all the actors, but Glenn Close's performance literally ... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if the topic of inter-personal/familial relationships involving a person(s) with impairment interests you.

Don't see it if you are put off by or disinterested in how impairment affects the individual and the family.

92
During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Resonant, Great singing, Refreshing, Informative

See it if you're interested in this important piece of American history, presented in a most enjoyable way.

Don't see it if you want to see a kick-up-your-heels-and dance-type musical. This one isn't fluffy, it's intelligent.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if you want to know more about Lenny, on and off stage. Ronnie Marmo the actor is totally immersed in Lenny Bruce the man.

Don't see it if your mind tends to wander during one-man shows. This is worth the focus!

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you were a fan of Freddie Prinze and want to have some more insight into him as a person.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows (though this will not disappoint).

89
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if the topic of gun control, expressed in a profound yet entertaining way, interests you.

Don't see it if you want a play where you can zone out.

Also I was very pleasantly surprised at just how good this was!

78
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you want to experience some really great acting.

Don't see it if you want to be enveloped by a great storyline.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound

See it if you want to immerse yourself in a drama that deals honestly and directly with the impact of physical challenges and addiction.

Don't see it if you want a light, flowery night of theatre.

79
During previews
Unraveled
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in seeing beyond yourself when interacting with others, especially at end of life.

Don't see it if you only like comedies or musicals.

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a meaningful show with well-placed and well-written songs.

Don't see it if want to see pure drama.

60
Lonesome Blues
Midtown E
Disappointing

See it if you want to see a one-man show that is mostly singing.

Don't see it if you want to see more acting than singing.

Also I really wanted to love this. My preference would be to see Blind Lemo... Read more Read less

75
Great acting

See it if you want to see actors good at their craft who can bring characters to life.

Don't see it if you expect the piece to carry you through the evening. (Sorry)

Also I enjoyed each and every one of the actors' performances. I felt the p... Read more Read less

24
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, A painful watch

See it if sorry, there is absolutely no reason to see this

Don't see it if you're expecting a well-written and developed piece that's intelligent, or funny or anything else that you go to the theater for.

Also This was an awful night of theater. I almost walked out, but decided t... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Dated

See it if you're a fan of Eugene O'Neill. It's a long play that deals with aspects of the human spirit.

Don't see it if You're unfamiliar with Eugene O'Neill. You might be put-off by some of the verbiage but it is a period piece.

Also I think David Morse should share top billing with Denzel Washington. I... Read more Read less

60
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if you like productions akin to cruise ship cabaret.

Don't see it if you have a real fondness for classical or rock music. Instead go to a classical or rock concert.

Also Interesting concept that failed in its execution. Too overdone, touris... Read more Read less

92
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to be wowed by a one-man show, executed with energy and precision, and you're good with the full range of human emotions.

Don't see it if you are seeking a grand visual experience.

Also Billy Crudup was absolutely amazing in this piece. I enjoyed every mom... Read more Read less