michael 8261

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Reviews (12)
85
Intense, Ambitious, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You’re looking for an intelligent drama that, while maybe more worried about message than realism, is very worthwhile and very well done.

Don't see it if A lack of ultra realistic multidimensional characters is a nonstarter for you. For me the positives outweighed this weakness.

Also I was really worried about going to a three hour play about racial iss... Read more Read less

50
Cliched, Overrated, Dated

See it if you want to see Jeff Daniels or a dramatic version of a classic book on stage.

Don't see it if you're looking for something the least bit nuanced, modern or edgy.

Also I know I'm in the minority, but I really didn't like this play. The wr... Read more Read less

78
Great acting, Intelligent, Challenging

See it if you're looking for an interesting, challenging play that might push you out of your comfort zone.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something that's easy to watch and understand.

Also I found parts of this riveting, and parts a little slow. It's so diffe... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Monumental

See it if you want to see a thrilling production with scope and size beyond anything you've probably seen outside an opera.

Don't see it if you don't like theater? The fullness is truly incredible. You may not wind up liking it, but I can't think of a reason not to see it.

Also The amount of talent (and probably money) required to put this togethe... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to have a very enjoyable night at the theater with good actors, an entertaining play, and a few things to think about.

Don't see it if you're put-off by some sitcom-level dialog, or you're going to be disappointed if this doesn't introduce deep new ideas,

Also I enjoyed this play quite a bit. I just didn't find it all that satisf... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Must see

See it if You want to see a hugely entertaining musical that has a great score and much more depth than first meets the eye.

Don't see it if You want to watch a conventionally sophisticated musical with a conventionally sophisticated audience.

Also I'm way older than what's considered the target audience for this. But... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see a wonderful display of creative and performing talent. This was my favorite musical in years.

Don't see it if i can't imagine any reason someone wouldn't love this.

Also Everyone in the cast was spectacular. Amber Gray's performance in part... Read more Read less

90
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you're looking for a delightful, modern play with hilarious characters and insightful reflections on how people behave in a group.

Don't see it if you're looking for a spectacular script that can stand alone without great performances.

Also I really loved this play. It's true that it's a one scene play where n... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You're in the mood for something light and fun. With a great and energetic cast who make you root for this show.

Don't see it if You haven't already seen some of the really great things on broadway yet. Or you really just want a fun mindless night out.

Also I'm grateful for an original musical on Broadway and so wanted to like... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You want to see an ambitious well-written play that has more going on than you can probably digest in one viewing.

Don't see it if You're looking for an easy, light play that you can enjoy and forget about.

Also I saw it somewhat early in previews and it definitely needs some tight... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a stellar cast perform in a thought-provoking, occasionally great play.

Don't see it if a stellar cast in a thought-provoking, occasionally great play isn't enough for you? You should see it.

Also This is my first exposure to this play so maybe I missed some subtleti... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see some well-known actors (and some not-so-well-known) in an excellent production in a small space.

Don't see it if You won't be happy with an excellent production of a so-so play.

Also If there's much to think about in this play I didn't catch it. But it'... Read more Read less