Nick 7166

Brooklyn

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Reviews (50)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."

80
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if like plays that explore relationships and examine the question of what brings fulfillment to one's life.

Don't see it if you don't like plays that go beyond the straight and narrow.

77
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if like traditional plays performed by a good company.

Don't see it if you are expecting to have your socks knocked off.

70
Entertaining, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy socially relevant plays.

Don't see it if you only enjoy very traditional theater.

30
During previews
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if you like to see a decent cast make a valiant effort to keep this titanic of a play from sinking.

Don't see it if you do not like poorly written and directed plays. The story is presented through a series of disjointed and at times confusing flashbacks.

70
Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if psychological dramas about tragedy and loss

Don't see it if plays that primarily involve dialog between two characters.

90
Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like funny, satirical, rollicking musicals with good music and lyrics. Exuberant performances by a great cast with some terrific voices

Don't see it if you want a quiet evening at the theater.

75
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

70
Absorbing, Disappointing, Intense, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if you like dramas about man's inhumanity to man. However in attempting to use only words from actual refugee interviews drama is stilted.

Don't see it if you only like plays where everyone lives happily ever after.

87
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like your Shakespeare cleverly staged with a few contemporary touches and some great performances.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Shakespeare's plays or if you don't like comedies.

80
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if like a fun night of political humor. The political satire is presented using the music of songs ranging from to 1950's to the present.

Don't see it if you are an unflinching supporter of Donald Trump.

77
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Dated, Entertaining

See it if Well acted dramas about sibling relationships.

Don't see it if British plays from the last century

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Quirky

See it if thoughtful comedies about relationships

Don't see it if British plays

70
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like intense drama and good acting.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about family tragedies or if you don't like plays where the action or events are "envisioned" rather than performed.