mri

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Reviews (46)
80
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Surprising, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like a smart, insightful family comedy. Wholly originally but with echoes of Nora Ephron and Neil Simon, with Wohl's distinctive view.

Don't see it if Broad comedy isn't your thing.

70
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Dizzying, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to get absorbed in a story and a world. It's binge-watchable theater that somehow makes 7 hours fly by.

Don't see it if Your expectations for 7 hours of theater is something life-changing. This is thoughtful and thought-provoking, but not quite epic in scope.

86
During previews
Timely, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to wrestle with ideas, be a fly on the wall on the other side, and called to be angry, sad, empathetic and enlightened over 2 hrs.

Don't see it if You already know you aren't going to be open to this world / these characters / this experience.

58
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Well acted, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You love a deep-dive play that immerses you in a world of characters

Don't see it if You want a play to earn its 3 hour runtime. This is not close to Eugene O'Neill or even his earlier Jerusalem, and could use a huge edit

83
Octet
Midtown W
Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You love music, and want to see a brilliant composer at work taking on complicated modern themes.

Don't see it if You have a strong aversion to a capella music.

76
Goofy, Entertaining, Funny, Campy

See it if You can fall in love with a campy, completely unserious, super fun musical that speaks into your inner awkward teenager.

Don't see it if You want high art, or take yourself/theater too seriously

Also The Broadway scale of this show doesn't really do it any favors. As mu... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Stupid, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in seeing an ambitious work that mashes together slapstick with satire, Shakespeare with dick jokes, and smart with dumb.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for lowbrow humor.

Also Things weren't fully coalesced at the early preview I saw. But the pot... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Funny, Relevant

See it if You're interested in Hollywood, racism and representation. And/or want to see the brilliant Lynn Nottage working from interesting angles.

Don't see it if You expect a perfect production--some of the frequent tonal shifts don't quite work in this revival.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Profound, Resonant

See it if You want to experience innovative, beautiful new work that helps chart a new course for what musical theater can be.

Don't see it if You’re more concerned with ‘following what happened’ than ‘how did it make you feel’. This requires viewing outside a traditional lens.

76
Ambitious, Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want to see a brilliant, refreshing new voice in Antoinette Nwandu, who channels Beckett and the Bible into a powerful evening.

Don't see it if You only want to be entertained.

55
Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want to see chickens and a goat run around the theater. Or you want to enjoy some beautiful singing.

Don't see it if You don't think white writers, directors, and producers are the best choice to tell nuanced stories about race and colonialism.

Also The show really misses the mark, and this production has some clever s... Read more Read less

67
Entertaining, Cliched, Fun

See it if You want a fun night out and love musical theater enough to be charmed by just okay material.

Don't see it if You are sick of movie-to-musical adaptations that feel like a second-rate version. The wit and brilliance of the film does not translate.

Also Lots of wonderful performances (especially Kate Rockwell, Ashley Park ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
The Great Leap
Chelsea
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy well told stories of cultural identity, globalization, and family. BD Wong gives a spectacular performance.

Don't see it if You're looking for a grand epic. This story approaches big themes on a small, intimate scale.

68
Uninspired, Plodding, Intimate, Charming

See it if you want a pleasant evening with a cast of charming characters.

Don't see it if you want more fire or life force in your theater. The 90m moves slowly with a serviceable but pedestrian score.

Also I would have loved to have seen it at Atlantic to see if the intimacy ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Masterful, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You love the play, or have never seen the play. One of the greatest works ever written for the theater.

Don't see it if You are expecting a perfect interpretation--some of the choices work really well, some less so. Overall though, two beautiful evenings.

Also This is really one unified experience, so I would not suggest seeing o... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Perfectly acted, Indulgent

See it if You love to watch great actors. The ensemble here is divine, especially the masterful Laurie Metcalf.

Don't see it if You're there for the writing. The top-notch cast and superb direction elevates a solid but pedestrian script.

Also The script itself feels more like a writing exercise than a satisfying... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Cliched, Engaging

See it if You're interested in theater history, LGBT history and/or Jewish history. You're willing to get swept up into an often untold story.

Don't see it if You are more interested in character than plot. You are easily annoyed by theatrical cliches, this is full of them.

45
During previews
Disappointing, Limp, Slow

See it if You're looking for some light entertainment, and have the time and money to spare.

Don't see it if You want a little life force behind your theater. This felt like a passion-less cash grab, and another stale retread.

Also If you're going to adapt a movie, there still needs to be a reason why... Read more Read less

80
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Camp, Entertaining, Epic, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to see Glenn Close give a performance for the ages. It perfectly threads between camp and heartbreaking. Just an incredible turn!

Don't see it if The soaring dramatics of an Andrew Lloyd Webber score aren't for you.

Also While ALW shows aren't always my cup of tea, its hard not to get swept... Read more Read less

49
Cliched, Slow, Banal, Uninspired

See it if You're willing to put up with a pretty bad show to watch a star-is-born moment for the incredible Jo Lampert

Don't see it if You're hoping for another 'Here Lies Love'. This has none of the elements that made that show so special. It just really misses the mark.

89
During previews
Sundown, Yellow Moon
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Resonant, Great acting, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if You appreciate the subtext in a play and the layers of what goes unsaid; you love a great ensemble cast piece; you like to spot new talent.

Don't see it if You prefer your family dramas with elaborate plot twists, big gasp-inducing reveals, and smashed dishes--this one is tender and understated.

Also If you are from a small town (and especially from the south), and/or h... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Exquisite, Ambitious, Epic, Refreshing

See it if You are willing to get swept away by a smart, sexy, fun, immersive evening with a breathtaking score and an amazingly talented cast.

Don't see it if You are unadventurous in your musical tastes, or hate immersive theater.

60
During previews
The Light Years
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you can get something out of watching ambitious artists reach for something great, even if they fall short.

Don't see it if you have little patience for a slow-burning show that never quite pays off.

58
Reductive, Indulgent, Relevant, Intense, Violent

See it if You like your theater with a side of righteous anger

Don't see it if Violence, screaming and shock value aren't favorite theatrical devices of yours either.

Also So many key moments felt very similar to other hot Off-Broadway plays ... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Enchanting

See it if You appreciate queer narratives, thoughtful subtext and layered writing. There's so much going on if you lean forward and take it all in.

Don't see it if You want PLOT, THEMES and TOPICAL ISSUES screamed out at you. This one makes you do some work.

Also You need to see this if you're interested in a breakthrough play from ... Read more Read less

35
Misguided, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You're interested in seeing some incredible performances from Damon Daunno, Mary Testa & Ali Stroker, and hearing gorgeous re-orchestrations

Don't see it if You don't want to see a big directorial misfire trying to shove a square peg of a show into a round hole of a concept.

Also The whole thing is a confusing mess of styles and conceits. It feels l... Read more Read less

45
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You are a musical theater completist and want to see everything.

Don't see it if You are tired of movie-to-musical transfers that feel like an uninspired cash grab. This feels very producer-driven work-for-hire all around

Also Sarah Stiles is a true gem shining through the bleakness of this show

68
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to see Laurie Metcalf continue her record as one of the most thrilling stage actresses on Broadway, in an interesting play.

Don't see it if You have little interest in another man's take on the endlessly fascinating political figure. This is short on new insights or layers.

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like a piece that gives you a lot to think about, and a lot to discover in glances, sighs, and side comments.

Don't see it if You are more driven by plot than character, or prefer that the "message" of a play be directly signaled to the audience.

Also There is so much to discover here--I could watch it multiple times fro... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Magical, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan and love to sink into a long, absorbing story. The show is magically transfixing and a great way to spend a day.

Don't see it if You don't already know the fictional world established--you will be lost.

90
During previews
Marys Seacole
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Dizzying, Intense, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to see masterful work from one of the most interesting playwrights working today, breaking down form and narrative to speak truth.

Don't see it if You don't like work that pushes against traditional structure, and prefer a classic three-act well-made play.

82
During previews
Black Light
West Village
Absorbing, Enchanting, Poignant, Thoughtful, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of nontraditional music-based theater, drag, astrophysics, performance art, or Prince.

Don't see it if You have a limited definition of what theater is supposed to be.

88
During previews
Fairview
Brooklyn
Challenging, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are ready to be challenged, provoked, enlightened, and to think. This piece will stay with you for a long time after.

Don't see it if Your whiteness makes you expect a pat on the back just for showing up to a play about race--this play isn't concerned with your comfort.

75
Beautiful, Absorbing, Sumptuous, Enchanting

See it if You love a Golden Age musical sung beautifully by some of Broadway's best talent with stunning choreography.

Don't see it if You already know Rodgers & Hammerstein isn't for you. This doesn't break new ground, it's pretty by-the-book.

89
Absorbing, Epic, Masterful, Riveting, Dizzying

See it if You like to luxuriate in a great piece of literature. The play is a masterwork. The cast is brilliant. The direction is inspired.

Don't see it if You don't have the attention span for a 4 hour play that is slow and stationary.

Also I love the way a good O'Neill production breaks you down with the char... Read more Read less

40
Dull, Uninspired, Lifeless

See it if You absolutely love the show/score.

Don't see it if You want a little life force in your musical theater. This felt on autopilot, with no real spark that indicated why this show, why now.

Also Performances were pretty meh, except for Norbert Leo Butz who stole th... Read more Read less

90
During previews
The Lucky Ones
East Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Emotional, Epic, Must see

See it if you are invested in the future of musical theater. It's like nothing you've ever seen--structurally, stylistically or emotionally.

Don't see it if you aren't open to take the ride with it. The piece shifts, reshapes and takes its time. If you can't relax into that, you may not love it.

Also This blends so many genres of storytelling (concert, rock opera, and e... Read more Read less

73
STREEPSHOW!
East Village
Clever, Campy, Entertaining

See it if You love camp, and drag humor, and Meryl.

Don't see it if You already know it's not your kinda thing from the title and premise. It's the kind of show that chooses you.

84
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are engaged/interested in diplomacy, international relations, and politics. This is a fascinating look behind the curtain.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in those subjects and/or don't have much of an attention span (I was rapt but admit it could have used some cuts.)

78
During previews
Relevant, Riveting, Intelligent, Timeless

See it if You appreciate an expertly crafted play. Saw Nixon as Regina and Linney as Birdie--both were fantastic and seemed perfectly cast.

Don't see it if You are put off by a classic slow-burn three act structure.

Also The story of a family on the decline fighting over whatever they can s... Read more Read less

80
Significant Other
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Indulgent

See it if You are looking for an honest take on the fade of friendships over your 20s, and how lonely that experience can be.

Don't see it if You are easily turned off by characters acting whiney, needy, or self-absorbed. This is not about the protagonists finest moments.

48
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid

See it if You're in need of a 'diva' fix; LuPone and Ebersole are great and elevate really mediocre material

Don't see it if You haven't limited resources to pick shows this spring--this one vanishes from memory almost as soon as the curtain call is done.

Also The book seems more interested in hitting 'greatest hits' plot points ... Read more Read less

82
Genius, Exquisite, Absorbing, Romantic

See it if You love this score, or love Sondheim. The music, played gorgeously by a full orchestra, is front and center of this production.

Don't see it if If something between a concert and a full production doesn't warrant the ticket price for you. It often felt under rehearsed.

Also I had a hard time getting over my associations with Bernadette & Mandy... Read more Read less

57
Everybody
Midtown W
Overreaching, Gimmicky, Uneven

See it if You can be sustained by a few fleeting moments of utter brilliance (the opening monologue, the skeleton dance, Marylouise Burke)

Don't see it if You want to fall in love with a play. The casting gimmick makes it more of an intellectual theatrical experiment than an absorbing evening.

97
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterpiece, Ambitious, Entertaining, Brilliant, Relevant

See it if You want to reaffirm your faith in the American Musical. Believe all the hype, it's that good.

Don't see it if You are one of those people who gets off on resisting the popular tide.

79
Resonant, Relevant, Riveting, Great acting, Well-crafted

See it if If you love a perfectly crafted musical with great performances and an ebullient score.

Don't see it if You aren't one for earnestness, or not partial to musical theater.