Nick 7166

Middletown

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Reviews (79)
80
During previews
Gnit
Brooklyn
Good staging, Good acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever dialogue

See it if you would like to see a refreshingly new version of Peer Gynt with good acting and snappy dialogue.

Don't see it if you are an Ibsen purist.

88
Good staging, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy biographical plays performed by great actors.

Don't see it if you only like action packed, sock it to me theater.

55
About Love
East Village
Overrated, Bad staging, Bad acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you think you would enjoy an animated reciting of a short story with a sprinkling of inappropriate music and songs.

Don't see it if you like well produced and performed theater.

Also You have probably heard of "The Play That Goes Wrong." "About Love" sh... Read more Read less

85
Bent
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy plays that address man's inhumanity to man.

Don't see it if you are anti-gay.

90
During previews
Insightful, Great music, Good staging, Entertaining, Some great singing

See it if you enjoy good theater music performed well. The insight into Andrew Lloyd Webber's creative process was a bonus.

Don't see it if you do not like Andrew Lloyd Webber or his music.

84
Funny, Great staging, Good acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like plays that are funny and entertaining with a bit of raunchiness.

Don't see it if you are allergic to drag.

80
Good acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like being entertained by a well acted, directed, and staged play.

Don't see it if you don't like musical plays based on classic literature.

Also The Gallery Players (Brooklyn) is an outstanding organization that usu... Read more Read less

85
Pumpgirl
Chelsea
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you like intense drama expertly performed.

Don't see it if you dislike monologue plays.

Also Over the last few years I have seen a number of productions at The Iri... Read more Read less

65
Mediocre writing, Confusing, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of Tennessee Williams.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of mediocre Tennessee Williams and don't like a play within a play format.

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.

89
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like musicals with tuneful songs containing great lyrics performed in a straightforward entertaining way by a group of terrific actors.

Don't see it if you are looking for lavish production numbers with opulent staging and costumes.

85
Intelligent, Not dated, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy good music sung by a great cast.

Don't see it if you believe all musicals should be extravaganzas.

Also An added bonus is Sondheim providing his insights via video.

84
Good acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a well-staged, well-acted, entertaining play.

Don't see it if you have an internet related attention span and like plays that get to the point within five minutes of the curtain going up.

74
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Overrated, Relevant, Minimalist staging, Well acted, Meandering

See it if you are interested in dramas about school shootings.

Don't see it if believe a play should thoughtfully explore issues and reach insightful conclusions.

80
Good staging, Good acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

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

Don't see it if you are tired watching plays about "what do we do about an aging parent who can no longer live by himself, but."

77
During previews
Slow, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you like intense dramas about subjects that are not addressed enough.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the subject of child abuse.

Also The play is somewhat uneven. There are portions that are riveting and ... Read more Read less

84
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Good acting

See it if you enjoy watching a good drama on an issue that has universal implications.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy watching traditional theater and a play set in the 1950's.

75
A Life In The Rye
East Village
Overrated, Ambitious, Slow, Good acting, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in J. D. Salinger.

Don't see it if you get easily bored.

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.