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Reviews (19)
During previews
Edgy, Great acting, Hilarious, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a superbly acted, fast-paced, slapstick comedy, filled with metaphor and message.

Don't see it if you like your messages delivered in a straight line. Or you object to the occasional fart joke.

Also Imagine Nathan Lane, Julie White, and Kristine Nielsen at their hilari... Read more Read less

During previews
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if your life you are dealing with dementia and impending death. Heartbreaking but affirming. Sit house rt; exclent set obscured hse left

Don't see it if if you're looking for a frothy comedy or a big musical.

Also Excellent performances by Suzanna Hay, Lori Hammel, Kittson O'Neill. S... Read more Read less

During previews
Office Hour
East Village
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if see masterful acting by Sue Jean Kim. Wrenching exploration of gun-generated fear, relevant to all of us, unfortunately.

Don't see it if miscast actor spoils a play for you, or if you can't tolerate loud sounds. Otherwise, it's a must.

During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if loved the film. This production does it justice and then some. Inspiring, balletic cross-cultural meeting of minds. Amazing musicians

Don't see it if ..for some strange reason you don't want to see Tony Shalhoub at his finest. It's not schlocky, but may tug at a heartstring or 2.

Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Great singing, Innovative

See it if are in New York and breathing! Closes in September. The staging is a game-changer. Fun, moving, masterful. One of a kind.

Don't see it if hate musicals.

During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if want to see a revue of Broadway songs over the decades, performed exquisitely. Best Send in the Clowns I've seen. Wonderful choreo.

Don't see it if want a play with a plot.

Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if want a fun evening, and insights into the true story of a feisty, sexy older widow. Terrific, hummable music, fun choreography.

Don't see it if're looking for something weighty.

Upper W Side
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if are interested in exploring the multiple causes of the pipeline-to-prison phenomenon thoughtfully - without pat answers. Fine acting!

Don't see it if're looking for something light and bubbly.

Great staging, Resonant, Absorbing, Intelligent, Original

See it if You like intriguing psychological dramas constructed out of puzzle pieces that the viewer must put together. The set design is breathtaking!

Don't see it if You prefer straight-line play construction.

Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh until your sides ache. Adam Pascal belting his heart out while lying on his back in a ... Oops, almost gave it away. FUN!

Don't see it if Your idea of a fun night at the theater is a 12-hour Chekhov marathon.

Smart Blonde
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Funny

See it if you love Judy Holliday and fine acting and singing. This is not a juke-box musical. It is a thought-provoking biographical piece with music

Don't see it if you want a kick-up-your-heels jukebox musical.

Ambitious, Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if think M/for/M is not one of your favorite Shakespeare plays. This refreshing approach tightens up the plot without changing text.

Don't see it if think Shakespeare must always be performed in the traditional classical style.

Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Funny, Challenging

See it if are a little homophobic (will challenge) or not (will enlighten, touch and, given current climate, frighten). Either way, required!

Don't see it if See it! It's important.

Intense, Must see, Intimate, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you love immersive musical drama in an intimate setting. Sit close; the lighting is awful. Order pie, arrive 40 min early. Don't miss it!!

Don't see it if if you want something light. But even so, seriously, just gird your loins and go! Despite dim lighting, this was my ultimate ST experience.

Also The production was excellent, except for the lighting. I was told that... Read more Read less

During previews
Historically fascinating

See it if are curious to see lost plays by a deaf Irish female playwright of the early 20th century, beautifully performed.

Don't see it if're looking for a musical or a familiar classic.

Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if want to explore serious topics and watch people wrestle with hard life choices. Acting was fine.

Don't see it if want something light.

A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Great acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if like to try to parse out reality from fantasy, and enjoy some fine acting along the way. Celia Keenan-Bolger, Anita Gillette!

Don't see it if like your plots grounded in realism, told in a straight line.

Pressing Matters
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You like new works by emerging playwrights. Fine acting by an ensemble cast. Off-beat, thought-provoking approach to serious life issues.

Don't see it if You need your stories told in a straight line and can't deal with time jumps and symbolism.

Also I really liked these plays -- funny and serious and affecting, full of... Read more Read less

Nice Fish
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Refreshing

See it if No if about it. See Mark Rylance every chance you get. Fun play - quirky, episodic - draw a moral from it or don't. Up to you.

Don't see it if You need a play to have a start-to-finish narrative and obvious moral.