Murtada

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  Murtada Elfadl is a queer writer. Originally from Khartoum, Sudan he has made New York his home since 2006. He believes as Katharine Clifton tells Count Almasy in the English Patient that “ we are the real countries, not the boundaries drawn on maps with the names of powerful men.”
Reviews (34)
94
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Funny, Resonant, Refreshing, Great singing, Edgy

See it if a specifically queer and black theater experience... exhilarating and recognizable

Don't see it if n/a

100
Fairview
Brooklyn
Great writing, Masterful, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if confrontational and mesmerizing... this is what theater should be. Challenges the form and the audience.

Don't see it if if you don't want to be confronted with reality.

51
Entertaining, Indulgent, Dizzying

See it if for the committed ferious lead performance by Alex Brightman

Don't see it if loud obnoxious forgettable tunes

84
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if fantastic emotional story with great acting

Don't see it if not into nudity

84
Plano
East Village
Quirky, Clever, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if surprising, funny, unflinching in its narative.

Don't see it if if you cant keep up with fast talkers

42
Indulgent, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if bad music and bad acting

Don't see it if cant stand bad singing

49
Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Delightful

See it if if you want to hear Cher's songs sung well

Don't see it if if you are not into bad writing and inane jokes

98
Ain't No Mo'
East Village
Relevant, Great acting, Dizzying, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want something that profoundly questions the state we live in

Don't see it if just see it, it's absorbing uncomfortable theater

85
Great acting, Hilarious

See it if so funny

Don't see it if n/a

69
Daddy
Midtown W
Raunchy, Indulgent, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if lots of ideas to take it -fantastic set

Don't see it if goes off the rails in the last act and becomes a trainwreck

36
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you only into famous writers. Tracy Letts disappoints with half formed ideas, semi interesting characters and not fully constructed scenes

Don't see it if looking for a rievting night at the theater. I wanted to bolt 30 mins in.

7
Banal, Cliched

See it if if you like power point presentations mixed with a few pop standards

Don't see it if if you want to see good theater

28
During previews
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Insipid

See it if like plays that think they are about something when really they are empty of ideas

Don't see it if just don't see it

72
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, A bit long though

See it if looking for fun and funny distraction

Don't see it if if you are not into cheesy jukebox musicals

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if so much fun

Don't see it if n/a

51
Insipid, Dizzying, Great dancing

See it if the dancing ia great but...

Don't see it if ... the story is insipid

100
During previews
Carmen Jones
East Village
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing, Must see

See it if for the fantastic singing... every member of the company sings top notch

Don't see it if just see it

81
Octet
Midtown W
Great writing, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like dense and smart musicals with a lot of say

Don't see it if you wouldn't like a modern musical about teh internet

80
Enchanting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if great theater performance in a affecting romantic drama

Don't see it if it's long and could have been just one act but so romantic

83
BLKS
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Delightful, Great acting, Funny

See it if like hilarious comedies with biting social commentary

Don't see it if you can't follow fast talking

87
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if a wildly hopeful entertaining Shakespeare staging and only 90 minutes!

Don't see it if not into Shakespeare

74
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if to see laura Donnelly's great performance

Don't see it if if you want a nuanced take on the Irish troubles. This is one sided, all Irish republicans are bad

95
Great writing, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if great writing, mixing the personal with the history of the constitution.. fantastic writing

Don't see it if n/a

86
Numbness: Chapter 2
West Village
Must see, Edgy, Dizzying, Clever, Ambitious

See it if to see an inventive, wild and throughly entertaining storyteller in Daniel Irizarry

Don't see it if if you don't like adventurous theater

100
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if if you want your revivals turned upside down on its head - this is what theater is all about

Don't see it if if you don't want an inspired interpretation

81
Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if fantastic singing, showstopping dance number.. that's entertainment

Don't see it if the two leads don't have chemistry but who cares when Kelli sings sings this good?

50
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Dated, Cliched

See it if Enjoyed Adam Driver going BIG though I don’t think Kerri Russell matches him which unbalanced the production.

Don't see it if couldn’t the production update the cliche gay best friend character whose one story is desperately wanting to blow his best gal’s man

87
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you like historical shows with an arch sense of humor

Don't see it if don't like plays that rely on text

85
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Enchanting, Great singing, Intense, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Flabbergasting! Shed tears through at least 3 songs. Gizel Jiménez and Daphne Rubin-Vega; persuavice and heartbreaking.

Don't see it if if you don't like musicals to pierce your heart like a knife.

65
Entertaining, Forgettable

See it if entertainng but entirely forgettable... the mucic, the staging, the acting all passable but not memorable

Don't see it if you are looking for a memorable theater experience

60
Ambitious, Epic, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if the play is great and ambitious, the themes are grand and resonate deeply...

Don't see it if the staging is fussy and Andrew Garfield doesn't make a compelling Prior

100
Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if brings so much joy .... very entertaining

Don't see it if only if you don't want to have a good time at the theater

91
Great singing, Great staging, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if for the gorgeous score, beautifully sung and the exquisite choreography

Don't see it if n/a

100
During previews
Girls & Boys
West Village
Absorbing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if if you like an emotionally devastating theater experience.

Don't see it if easily upset