Myra 6321

New York City

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Reviews (79)
90
During previews
The Hot Wing King
Midtown W
Relevant, Profound, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see an evening of terrific ensemble acting a comedic drama about how we define family and love and help each other.

Don't see it if You fine gay love offensive (which should be a moot point). There are so many reasons TO see it. If you're into Disney this isn't for you.

Also I was so impressed with the directing of this play, which involves a l... Read more Read less

68
Cliched, Intense, Slow, Great acting

See it if ... you know someone in the cast.

Don't see it if you want a 90-minute play seem like 90 minutes, not twice as long.

Also I was looking forward to "Paris," and I was impressed by the cast. The... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Entertaining, Indulgent, Cliched, Funny

See it if ... You enjoy Bess Wohl's writing and are curious to see more of her work, and want to enjoy fine ensemble acting with gentle humor.

Don't see it if ... You're looking for more substantial and complex drama.

Also I love Michael Urie, so I mainly bought my ticket to see him, and he w... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to witness terrific ensemble acting in an American contemporary classic.

Don't see it if You want something lightweight, superficial and bland!

78
Indulgent, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy musical shows and can get a deeply discounted ticket.

Don't see it if You want to see real theater, i.e. someting that has a story line and that challenges you to think.

Also This show was enjoyable but shallow. It's best seen as a showcase for ... Read more Read less

88
Profound, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want an evening of great acting touching on the impact of dementia - on a family, written with sensitivity and insight.

Don't see it if You want a conventional theater experience that entertains without challenging.

Also Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce are exquisite in their roles, and see... Read more Read less

91
Profound, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're game AND open-minded for a provocative, brilliant and astonishing theater experience! Terrific ensemble cast!

Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional theater experience and are easily offended. Not for the thin-skinned!

81
Betrayal
Midtown W
Intense, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You're open to deep introspective exploration of complex, intertwined relationships, acted out intelligently.

Don't see it if You want action on stage and find discussions of love triangles tiresome or dislike Pinters's plays.

Also I'm generally not a fan of Harold Pinter and I found the subject matte... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love literature & great acting: Its protagonist, played by Mary Louise Parker, is a writing instructor. Co-star Will Hochman is great!

Don't see it if You want an evening of light, shallow theater.

23
Excruciating

See it if You love special effects and want to be in a great air-conditioned space... and have time for a nap.

Don't see it if You're expecting to see professional theater with a believable plot line... of, even if plotless, were in some way engaging the audience.

Also Clearly there were some good ideas in the formulation of this show, bu... Read more Read less

81
Nassim
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You're up to seeing something different - a personal story staged unconventionally about an Iranian playwright living in exile.

Don't see it if You want ordinary entertainment and are not up to being culturally challenged.

87
During previews
Great acting, Refreshing, Raunchy, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You want to see Nathan Lane and Kristen Nielsen butt heads (and other body parts) in Taylor Mac's exquisite iambic pentameter. Best set EVER

Don't see it if You voted from Trump or want mainstream comedy. With that sensibility this original and hilarious play will be a turn off.

Also I had NO expectations of the play - beyond loving the idea of seeing t... Read more Read less

71
Absorbing, Confusing, Edgy, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You're open to an unconventional exploration of what love is - and isn't. The staging is very basic - no set to speak of - so LISTEN.

Don't see it if You prefer more conventional theater with more conventional roles.

Also To be honest, I wouldn't have seen this play without the recommendatio... Read more Read less

80
Wild Goose Dreams
East Village
Clever, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny

See it if You'll like this if you're up to a different type of show - not linear - that utilizes digital media for high impact. Terrific set!

Don't see it if You need something straightforward, linear, and pre-digital.

Also If you are fascinated by Korean culture as well as the dilemmas faced ... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy humorous drama with an African flavor. That play satirizes mean girl stereotype from a West African point of view.

Don't see it if You only want more conventional, familiar dramas. Not for Trumpians.

Also On a deeper level, the play examines issues of racial price and hypocr... Read more Read less

90
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Profound

See it if ... you want to see great ensemble acting in a play of utter relevance and insight.

Don't see it if You want something joyful. This is not, although there are moments of joy watching the actors interact, especially Elaine May.

Also One of the subjects if this play (there are several) is the impact of ... Read more Read less

91
Sakina’s Restaurant
West Village
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You're up for the amazing talent of a solo performer acting multiple roles in a multicultural performance about immigrant experiences.

Don't see it if You want bland entertainment without an agenda.

Also Absolutely worth seeing the talented Aasif Mandvi performing a show he... Read more Read less

67
Skintight
Midtown W
Quirky, Cliched, Dated

See it if you enjoy messy relationships among a group of highbrow and superficial neurotic narcissists (are there any who aren't neurotic?).

Don't see it if you're looking forward to deeper reflective drama that isn't achingly "twee." Just too cute for its own good.

Also I've seen "Bad Jews" and "Significant Other" and found "Skintight" the... Read more Read less

93
Hilarious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You want a delightful evening of laughter, surprises, stunning talent all around. I had no expectations, went in a dark, and was thrilled!

Don't see it if You're a stick in the mud.

53
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you absolutely must see anything with Jason Alexander and you enjoy any possible opportunity for Trump-bashing. Mary Testa is also great.

Don't see it if you have better ways to spend your theater budget, are more particular about your theater experiences, and want to see a comedy that's funny

Also I have been a fan of Shere Renee Scott since seeing "Everyday Rapture,... Read more Read less

76
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in theater that explores social challenges & dynamics & probes the motivations of people to ultimately self-destruct.

Don't see it if You want characters who are realistically portrayed (they were cardboard to me).

Also Junk tells an important story - one even more relevant because of the ... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You're a John Leguizamo fan... and even if you aren't. His brilliant conceptualizing of Latin American history and culture hit the mark.

Don't see it if You are a fan of the moron occupying the White House & if you believe in border walls. Otherwise, go before it closes (limited run).

Also I never know what to expect from a Leguizamo show except I'll be laugh... Read more Read less

78
During previews
If Only
West Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if you find period acting interesting but also are stirred by elements of the life of Abraham Lincoln and his social impact.

Don't see it if you want real action; this is literally a parlor piece.

91
During previews
Spoon River
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if How thrilling to see this innovative, smart staging of Edgar Lee Masters' classic poems, which I encountered decades ago.

Don't see it if You're not open to incisive and often humorous ruminations about the impact of death!

Also Just loved everything about this show and its multi-talented cast.

80
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Slow, Resonant

See it if you have the patience to endure a slow first act and let the second one grow on you. The acting, especially by the two boys, is top-notch.

Don't see it if you want action all the time... the play is slow but thought provoking on issues that were relevant 25 years ago and still are now.

Also I never saw Marvin's Room, so this was my first exposure to it. The ac... Read more Read less

84
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Great staging, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You're up for an evening of thought-provoking comedy-drama of dysfunctional families, love, rivalries and often brilliant dialogue.

Don't see it if You want an evening of light theater! The play is long, but moves well - I saw it in early preview so it will probably be pruned!

Also I enjoy meaty, long plays when the script addresses serious issues, an... Read more Read less

48
During previews
Banal, Slow, Disappointing

See it if ... I don't recommend that you see it, ESPECIALLY if you love Chekhov and Tolstoy. There was some good acting but not enough substance.

Don't see it if you want to see classic Russian literature thoughtfully interpreted on stage, with self-confident acting.

Also I love reading and I go to theater a lot and was intrigued with the id... Read more Read less

86
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're up to being challenged... to seeing difficult theater beautifully performed .. but painful and unrelenting. It will make you think!

Don't see it if your tastes tend to Disney and juke box musicals.

72
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if If you're open to a somewhat stilted play that addresses serious political and moral ideas in a quirky way - and you have a cheap ticket.

Don't see it if You want to see a polished, multi-dimensional political play with a clearly experienced cast and playwright.

Also This play is well-suited to high school audiences and even middle-scho... Read more Read less

92
Seared
Midtown W
Intelligent, Riveting, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love great ensemble acting, a smart script, a terrific set, and obviously great directing to create a divine theater experience!

Don't see it if Your favorite shows are juke box musicals and Disney shows.

Also Raul Esparza is intensely brilliant and VERY funny in this role, with ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Profound, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if (Part 1) you are open to a brilliant, often witty, and sometimes tearful. play that explores how a young gay man navigates his place in life

Don't see it if You're at all uncomfortable with a play that honestly explores gay identity and love - includes nudity.

76
Relevant, Insipid, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You're up for a fun night of rap-improvisation by a talented crew of musicians, actors & singers.

Don't see it if You're looking for a profound theater experience that will leave you thinking about what you have just seen. FLS is fun but forgettable.

91
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy delicious, raunchy ensemble acting touching on topics we can all related to. Letts's writing, as usual, is brilliant.

Don't see it if You're in any way uneasy with stage nudity and/or frank discussions of sex... or if you have a terrible sense of humor!

67
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You're intent on seeing anything involving LBJ and/or Brian Cox, even if the quality is mediocre.

Don't see it if You expect top quality staging, a well-edited and managed script, a carefully managed cast... Oh, I could go on and on. It is a chaotic mess

Also I was very disappointed with the play, having seen "All the Way" with ... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want an easy, unoffensive entertainment and are already a fan of the movie. Lili Cooper is amazing!

Don't see it if You want an evening of challenging theater and memorable music and songs.

Also I like Santino Fontana, who I've seen in pther shows, but I don't thin... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Indulgent, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You're not exhausted from too much Clinton this and that. Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow are two of my favorite actors - but WHY THIS PLAY?

Don't see it if You don't want to rehash past history... and want REAL laughs. This play was not a comedy.

51
During previews
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Overrated, Quirky, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if If you don't mind stereotyped characters and a cliched plot. I had a hard time following the plot. The NJ housewife character kept screaming

Don't see it if See comments above. The play was 90 minutes long but felt interminable. A lot of people were laughing, so maybe it was bad chemistry.

84
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Intense

See it if You want to see great acting by Stockard Channing and John Tillinger and a provocative and often painful drama.

Don't see it if You want light entertainment.

Also It was gratifying to see a real play with real problems and some great... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want a thoroughly entertaining, polished, sexy and provocative evening of theater!

Don't see it if You're not willing to be challenged, are not aware of who Sarah Bernhardt was, are unfamiliar with Shakespeare and are a basic boor.

Also I saw the play in previews and was thrilled and surprised to see such ... Read more Read less

95
Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see, Profound, Resonant

See it if ... you want a great experience of solo theater that will make you laugh, think, almost weep and leave you exhilarated.

Don't see it if ... you're a wet blanket... and/or only want glitzy musicals.

Also I had heard of Mike Birbiglia and after seeing this play I'm a confirm... Read more Read less

40
Confusing, Banal

See it if You know the playwright, director or actors and want to support them.

Don't see it if ... you want a fulfilling theater experience.

Also I'm open to all sorts of theaters and presentations and was very curio... Read more Read less

49
First Love
West Village
Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if Frankly, I can't think of one reason to recommend it.

Don't see it if You want to see a well-written play.

Also The theme of the play was appealing, but the execution was confusing a... Read more Read less

58
Downtown Race Riot
Midtown W
Edgy, Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Intense

See it if You are interested in topical "small" ensemble plays and have a steeply discounted ticket.

Don't see it if You're expecting a crisp experience of well-acted clear theater. Be flexible because the quality of the performances varies widely.

Also I'm a fan of Chloe Sevigny and mainly went because she's in the cast. ... Read more Read less

63
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Stiffly acted

See it if You're a female Boomer fixed on nostalgia... And also a fan of chick lit.

Don't see it if You want an elevated and sophisticated theater experience.

Also I fall right into the category of the target audience but found the pl... Read more Read less

77
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Banal, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if you get a discounted ticket and want to see predictable but entertaining political theater, with good acting and clever staging.

Don't see it if You want a truly deep and probing theater experience.

Also The acting was uniformly good, but this afternoon of political intrigu... Read more Read less

73
Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Dated

See it if you enjoy well-acted one-man shows - skillful and often poignant - and you don't mind the repetition of this man's neurotic narcissism.

Don't see it if you don't want to sit through an ongoing kvetch lasting 80 long minutes.

Also I went for two reasons: I'm a huge fan of Michael Urie (who isn't?) an... Read more Read less

23
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if DON'T.

Don't see it if you want an enjoyable and intelligent afternoon/evening of theater. I was astonished that this mess was allowed to be staged for pay.

Also This performance is a travesty of Barrie's probing exploration of what... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You're open to probing family relationships in a warm, honest and sometimes painful - and always moving - manner. Wonderful and smart!

Don't see it if if you think this is a lighthearted version of the (truly profound) story of Peter Pan. The playwright takes a deep, personal dive here.

Also I haven't read the reviews yet and am alarmed to see that the overall ... Read more Read less

49
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if ... No. See something else

Don't see it if You want to see good theater.

Also Despite many good reviews for this play, I found it rife with stereoty... Read more Read less

60
Fulfillment Center
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if I can't think of a reason to recommend it.

Don't see it if You care about good direction, actors who fit together well, a coherent story line.

Also This play was highly-praised, yet I felt the staging was mediocre - I ... Read more Read less