Nick 7166

New York City

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Reviews (62)
93
Must see, Great staging, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of playwright Tennessee Williams and enjoy watching a well acted play performed by a great company.

Don't see it if you only enjoy musicals.

Also Amanda McCallum as "Maggie the cat" is outstanding. The play would be ... Read more Read less

70
Stupid F**king Bird
West Village
Mediocre writing, Poorly executed, Good acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of Aaron Posner.

Don't see it if you saw 'Life Sucks' and expect it to be as good.

81
Hannah Senesh
Financial
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Good acting, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in one of the worst tragedies in human history.

Don't see it if you are Pro-Nazi or a holocaust denier.

85
Absorbing, Good acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you want to be entertained and learn about the Rikers Island penal system.

Don't see it if you object to even obscure sexual references in a play.

78
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Good acting, Absorbing

See it if you like good drama well performed.

Don't see it if you have an aversion to serious plays.

80
Rabbit Hole
Midtown W
Great staging, Good acting, Slow, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy being put through and emotional wringer.

Don't see it if dislike plays about death and its ramifications on the living.

Also Well acted, intense and emotional. Terrific first act but play seems t... Read more Read less

60
Confusing, Slow, Good acting, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you want to see a play by a great playwright.

Don't see it if you do not like clunkers (even when written by good playwrights).

Also This play is slow and confusing. Confusing in the sense that it is dif... Read more Read less

86
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Great staging, Raunchy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to experience a group of beautiful actors in a wonderful performance with singing, dancing acrobatics and more.

Don't see it if have an aversion to watching scantily clad performers.

Also This performance was part multi-gender burlesque, part cirque du solei... Read more Read less

69
Dated, Weak material, Good performances, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy British themed humor and like plays with audience participation.

Don't see it if you expect to laugh your head off or dislike silly activities that the actors make the audience participate in.

40
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Bad arrangements, Ackward staging, Overrated, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you are a big fan of Oscar Hammerstein II and are unconcerned with the quality of the performances.

Don't see it if you want to see a production that raises above mediocrity.

75
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Good staging, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if enjoy classic Jacobean drama.

Don't see it if have a problem with the language in Shakespeare's play and don't enjoy Shakespeare.

88
The Day I Became Black
Soho/Tribeca
Energetic performer, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if would enjoy watching a thoughtful, funny, and enlightening exploration of racial issues.

Don't see it if you are a white supremacist Trump supporter.

74
After
Midtown E
Disappointing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Cliched

See it if you are interested in the issue of bullying.

Don't see it if are expecting to get a new insight into this issue.

Also The topic is relevant but the story is a big cliche with no attempt to... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Good acting

See it if you enjoy a play with good acting that was written in the Vietnam War era but is still relevant today.

Don't see it if you are a staunch Trump supporter.

65
During previews
Hurricane Party
West Village
Disappointing, Good acting, Poor writing, Slow, Intense

See it if you enjoy plays about conflict in relationships.

Don't see it if hate plays that meander and never seem to get to the point that they are trying to make (whatever that point may be).

78
Before We're Gone
West Village
Good acting, Romantic, Slow, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if like conventional drama with good performances.

Don't see it if like fast paced, action packed plays where everyone lives happily ever after.

75
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy shows that explore the transgender issue (even if it does not blaze new trails).

Don't see it if are not interested in LGBTQ issues.

80
Dead Brains
East Village
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if you enjoy well acted intense dramas.

Don't see it if you hate plays that don't provide explanations for everything that happens on stage.

0
She Calls Me Firefly
Soho/Tribeca
Musty, Hot, Humid, Uncomfortable

See it if you like sitting in a hot, humid, musty basement cabaret theater with practically no air conditioning or ventilation.

Don't see it if believe that one should be at least remotely comfortable while attending a play.

60
The Sonnets
East Village
Quirky, Edgy, Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow

See it if enjoy relevant issues addressed in an exotic manner.

Don't see it if you like your theater more straight forward and entertaining.

75
During previews
Up the Rabbit Hole
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy a thoughtful examination of gay life and love, and the issue of adoption and biological parents.

Don't see it if you are homophobic are are offended by brief nudity and sexual situations.

30
Love Is Dead!
Queens
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you are a masochist and would enjoy the torture of watching a mediocre production of a less than mediocre play.

Don't see it if you believe that drama should be interesting and stimulating and comedy should actually be funny.

75
Quirky, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy debates about the arts. Should art remain "pure" or can it be "modified" to make it more commercially appealing?

Don't see it if you are looking for an action-packed drama with a good storyline.

80
Charolais
Midtown E
Clever, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see an actress (who is also the playwright) give a tour de force performance.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy delightful nights at the theater.

50
Banal, Great acting, Slow, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if like watching a good actor hopelessly trying to breath life into a mediocre play.

Don't see it if dislike seemingly overly long but actually short one-character plays dealing with guilt then pleasure addiction resulting from a "mistake."

59
The Hope Hypothesis
East Village
Poorly written, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you are interested in seeing plays about our current immigration policy and Islamophobia.

Don't see it if you believe heavy handed attempts at comedy are ineffective.

90
Great writing and music, Intense, Good performances, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in seeing a well written play, with good music and lyrics, that is performed well and is very relevant to today's issues.

Don't see it if you object to mild raunchiness.

85
Little Gem
Chelsea
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like watching well written plays with a tour de force performance by Marsha Mason.

Don't see it if you dislike plays that are a series of monologues.

65
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Cliched, Pleasantly mediocre, Dinner theater, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you like Rita Rudner.

Don't see it if you are looking for something better than mediocre.

85
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Amusing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy watching classic plays done using contemporary language.

Don't see it if you hate plays by Chekhov.

Also A delightful performance by Austin Pendleton.

85
In the Closet
Midtown W
Good acting, Ambitious, Intense, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like good drama and acting.

Don't see it if you are homophobic or if you are not interested in the problems of growing up gay.

75
The Bigot
Midtown W
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy watching a well acted play on a relevant issue.

Don't see it if you hate plays that deal with the gay issue.

88
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like experiencing good actors performing in a well written play.

Don't see it if you don't like plays by Arthur Miller and only enjoy watching musicals or comedies.

59
During previews
safeword.
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Mediorce writing, Decent acting, Tedious

See it if you are curious about non-sexual fetishes and don't care about the play's quality or the presented material's questionable accuracy.

Don't see it if you enjoy watching a well paced play.

88
Still at Risk
East Village
Good writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Good acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy though provoking, interesting plays. The specific event in this play involves the AIDS crisis but the issues raised are universal

Don't see it if you are homophobic or a supporter of Mike Pence.

69
Perp
Midtown W
Relevant, Good acting, Disappointing writing, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if like attending plays about the unfairness of our criminal justice system.

Don't see it if are troubled by plays that are not particularly well written, have one dimensional and unbelievable characters.

80
Great writing, Good singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if a fan of good music, good lyrics and Stephen Sondheim.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of shows based on fairy tales.

78
Small Craft Warnings
West Village
Absorbing, Good acting, Intense, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy watching a good play with flawed individuals leading unhappy lives.

Don't see it if you prefer a play with uplifting or fluffy content.

Also One of the characters in this play may well be modeled on Tennessee Wi... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you enjoy intense drama (even when it is over-written) and great acting.

Don't see it if you have a problem with a play that is concurrently spoken and signed by two separate casts.

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Good singing, Refreshing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy hearing women themed hit songs of the past performed by a good ( and sometimes great) cast.

Don't see it if like plot driven musicals.

60
For a previous production
The Brutes
West Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Ambitious, Good acting

See it if you enjoy watching a play with good acting.

Don't see it if object to historical plays that appear pointless and uninteresting.

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Baffling, Low-key

See it if enjoy well performed "magic" tricks.

Don't see it if you cannot deal with unshowy, unflashy performers.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are concerned about the issue of "date rape."

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dramas involving college students.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Riveting

See it if you like watching a well directed play with good actors performing classic Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Shakespeare

80
During previews
No Wake
Midtown E
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense

See it if you enjoy watching a good drama about family and relationships.

Don't see it if you only enjoy watching upbeat plays.

75
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if you enjoy watching a one woman dynamo talk and sing about her love life and marriage from before she started dating to her almost divorce.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows or are offended by mild sex talk and profanity.

80
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to laugh, be entertained, and experience a couple poignant moments.

Don't see it if you are a supporter of our current president and a die hard republican.

80
Loveless Texas
East Village
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you like plays with good music, singing, and acting.

Don't see it if you have and aversion to country western music.

30
During previews
The Itch
West Village
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating

See it if you like slow boring plays that go nowhere with characters you care nothing about.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained or engrossed or just stay awake.

65
Ex Habitus
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Slow

See it if you like light plays about relationships and competition.

Don't see it if you adhere to Christian Fundamentalist beliefs.