Michael 727863

New Hartford

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Reviews (9)
70
Relevance
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if ...you have ever been to an MLA conference and would like to think about the split between generations engulfing us today.

Don't see it if ...you don’t care about academic infighting and don’t find the millennial revolution interesting.

90
Magical and moving

See it if ... you want to be moved by the songs and stories of seemingly ordinary people caught up in a quietly extraordinary event

Don't see it if ...you’re looking for a big brassy musical

Also “The Band’s Visit” does more in its 90 intermission-less minutes than ... Read more Read less

70
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You’d like to see a complex play that combines history and gender theory in a way that will provoke you to think about this contested issue.

Don't see it if You saw the original production and think it can never be improved upon.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if ...you want to see a beautifully written and performed show that both comments on the real world of today's adolescents.

Don't see it if ...you care nothing about the world around you.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if ...you enjoy thoughtful plays from another time intelligently rethought for today’s theatregoer.

Don't see it if ...you don’t like plays that are mostly dialogue and force you to think.

80
Illyria
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if ...you are interested in the history of theater in NYC and have enjoyed Nelson's other plays like the Apple Family Chronicles.

Don't see it if ...you don't like dialogue-heavy shows

Also I thought that this was another triumph for Richard Nelson. The discus... Read more Read less

75
Shadowlands
Midtown W
Moving, absorbing and thoughtful

See it if ...you enjoy well-made plays that take a closer, more thoughtful look at the human condition.

Don't see it if ...you don’t enjoy plays with a lot of great dialogue that demand you listen closely.

Also “Shadowlands” is even more strongly recommend for those who have exper... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if ...if you want to experience a Golden Age Broadway musical performed as they used to be performed with a knockout star turn by Midler.

Don't see it if ...you don't like musicals, don't want to be entertained and don't care about ever being happy again.

10
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if ...you like shows that turn monstrous world events into song fests that make "The Voice" look like Wagner's Ring cycle.

Don't see it if ...you were thinking "Well, this is an odd idea for a show. I wonder if it's the next 'Cabaret' or 'Fiddler'" because it's not...