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Reviews (137)
79
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a Cher fan. It is visually stunning. The costumes and sets are quintessential Broadway.

Don't see it if You are not looking for a brassy musical.

44
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You are a masochist but Azudi Onyejekwe is very talented if allowed express his talent and not constrained

Don't see it if You like Oscar H. It is not enough. Ms Taylor takes the oxygen out of the room. She needs a good director.

82
Resonant, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if It is visually captivating with a strong story to tell.

Don't see it if You don't like African themed stories. The speech can be difficult to understand but it is worth trying.

77
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like the rap music genre and are curious and concerned about our existence..the how and the why we behave as we do.

Don't see it if You don't like wordy dialogue. It is long and complex and attention must be paid.

73
It has its moments

See it if You are a Sondheim fan. Some fantastic songs and an amazing set.

Don't see it if You have expectations of how the show will look and sound. It us uneven and overdone and disappointing except for a couple of songs.

80
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You are interested in sensitively portrayed characters in a fraught relationship that is difficult to follow but superbly done

Don't see it if You seek a lighthearted frothy evening

79
During previews
Great acting, Raunchy, Edgy, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if You are a Strindberg fan and want to see a new take on the story though it is difficult to watch almost two hours of bickering.

Don't see it if You are looking for a lighthearted evening.

70
Great singing, Fluffy, Confusing

See it if You want to hear beautiful voices sing charming songs.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fast paced musical with an interesting plot.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if Superb theatre. You like a sensitive, thoughtful depiction of life and death and it's effects on two different men.

Don't see it if You are looking for a frothy comedy.

83
Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want a well written, beautifully performed play that will have you caught up in a family experience that you can relate to.

Don't see it if No reason. Go see it. It is worth your time.

86
During previews
Intelligent, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant, Funny

See it if You like an original, balanced view of the USA today in comic terms. You will think of things differently when you leave the theatre.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor and an open mind. Also you must have an interest in politics.

92
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see theatre at its best. Thought provoking and engaging.

Don't see it if No reason but the racism is hard to watch.

90
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if A beautifully conceived and performed show. Compelling actors. If you are open minded and appreciate acapella music.

Don't see it if You are seeking glitz and glamour.

78
Intelligent, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy an exploration of family values and the exploration of other cultures

Don't see it if You want an easy, upbeat fluffy afternoon of theatre. This is a search for answers to difficult questions

74
Quirky, Indulgent, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like great Christmas sweaters

Don't see it if You do not like ballet. Irina D is the best part of the show. Singing BY female cast gets overwhelmed by the music

85
Romantic, Disappointing, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the show. The music is wonderful and the sets and costumes are too.

Don't see it if Like me, you envision Eliza as Julie or Audrey. I did not like Laura Benanti's accent and interpretation so it didn't work for me.

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You appreciate superb training and an ability to use your body in remarkable ways.

Don't see it if You are looking for context. This is a visual and amazing statement.

70
Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Will Emo or Michael C Hall.

Don't see it if You require a plot and a beginning, middle and end

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You are looking for a sensitive portrayal of a familiar legend. Beautifully acted and written.

Don't see it if You have no interest in history and family and wonderful acting

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You enjoy exploring complex relationships and want to be emotionally involved

Don't see it if You don't like to explore gay and family relationships and like happy endings

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Confusing

See it if Superb ensemble acting. A profound story thst delivers many messages. If you like a nuanced complex experience

Don't see it if You have difficulty with accents. The plot is complex and layered and there is a lot to follow. Get hearing device if in doubt

69
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are a Stockard Channing fan

Don't see it if You are looking for an upbeat theatre experience

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You have a sense of humor and are intrigued by a fresh offbeat look at fatherhood and marriage. A delightful evening

Don't see it if Something other than a clever beautifully acted one man show.

79
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if A well acted play with many interesting and thought provoking scenes. if you remember what was happening in 1969 and/or were a protester

Don't see it if You are put off by a series of short scenes that jump from story to story.

86
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy wonderful acting and direction. A profound look at family and relationships.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with homosexuality

78
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Confusing

See it if If you like the Webster and the genre.

Don't see it if You don't like 2 1/2 hours of confusing dialogue.

85
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love the music. Kelli O'Hara is vocally out of this world. Great dancing too.

Don't see it if If you are a traditionalist you might not love this. Updating the show has made some of the action over the top ie: Lilly vs her husband.

78
Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in a profoundly personal telling of a difficult situation.

Don't see it if You are looking for a play that is lighthearted and upbeat.

64
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Banal

See it if I don't know why but it is very well acted.

Don't see it if You are expecting a show you can follow and care enough to try.

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You are looking for a delightful and positive evening. Everything works. You will leave with a smile on your face.

Don't see it if I don't know. It's delightful. Just go..

78
During previews
Great singing, Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You want to see a star in the making..Kyle McArthur who is wonderful as Simon. Show is too long though

Don't see it if You don't like serious musicals that are about story with no glitz and glamour

74
Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Great staging

See it if If you Are A Strindberg admirer and enjoy a reimagining of a familiar story

Don't see it if You want to see a story told in the mindset of the playwright and don't want to sit through almost two hours of people sniping at each other

86
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if An upbeat, clever look at A familiar fable. Delightful evening of music and dance and a familiar story told a new way. Upbeat and charming.

Don't see it if You are looking for the usual telling of a story with music.

81
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like clever writing, great performances and staging. A funny depiction of the serious subjects of race and women in the workplace

Don't see it if You like short plays and straightforward stories that don't plsy with their context.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Great staging

See it if The score us excellent and the story is uplifting...something we can all use now. Excellent performances

Don't see it if It is old fashioned and charming, not edgy. Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned musicals.

88
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You want to see three wonderful actors , beautifully directed getting the most out of a clever script.

Don't see it if You don't like wordplay.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy a vibrant, original musical with a message. Excellent performances too.

Don't see it if If gay people, jokes and references turn you off

67
Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You are young and like the Clueless story. The dancing is wonderful and the costumes are many and fun.

Don't see it if You are annoyed by too much cheerfulness and banal lyrics. It goes on too long and becomes repetitive

78
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if If you are a "go with the flow" person and like extemporanias theatre

Don't see it if You are looking for a play. You have to accept the format. You will go home with something to think about

91
Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Resonant

See it if If you want an historical, uplifting take on humanity and war. Without gimmicks it tells a poignant story. You will think about then and now

Don't see it if You are looking for glitz, glamour and plot.

86
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if If you are looking for a mind expanding evening that makes you explore your values and priorities. Very well performed

Don't see it if If you have no interest in the world we live in

83
Delightful, Great singing, Great writing, Enchanting

See it if If you love language, you will love this. It is a joy to watch and listen to the words and the music

Don't see it if You are looking for a shiny, glitzy shallow piece. It is joyous and thought provoking

82
Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see a piece of history that resonates today. Stay for the talk after. Fascinating to see who sits next to you at the theatre

Don't see it if If you are closed minded and a misogynist

69
Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You are a fan of Brecht or Esparza. A very complex fast paced wordgame. See it if you like wordplay and accents.

Don't see it if If you are looking for an easy to follow piece. It is all over the place.

91
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Resonant

See it if You appreciate a multi talented ensemble performing a delightful little known tale of WW1

Don't see it if You are looking for a glitzy musical

91
Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if A beautifully written and acted romance. It is heartwarming to sit close and listen to inspiring words.

Don't see it if You are looking for A robust fast moving loud extravaganza

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a beautifully acted and directed exploration of aging and family. Difficult to watch but worth it

Don't see it if You are looking for lighthearted entertainment

78
Great acting, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if If you are a diehard fan. If you have friends who feel the same way, go together. It's a bonding exercise

Don't see it if You don't know all about the characters and show plots. A great acting job.

79
Great singing, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated, Cliched

See it if Appeals to a thirty something audience more than older people. Nicolette Robinson is fans will love her singing

Don't see it if Bad taste jokes and songs about women's bodies, sex, childbirth will offend you

75
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Gorgeous set

See it if You are a fan of Shakespeare and Janet McTeer.

Don't see it if It was difficult to hear Janet McTeer when her back was facing me. There are many words and I recommend a hearing device if not near stage