Nick 7166

Brooklyn

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Reviews (88)
70
Contrived & unbelievable plot, Too many ambiguities, Saving grace: dylan's music, Uneven performances, Disappointing
December 16th, 2021

See it if You are a fan of Bob Dylan's songs and music.

Don't see it if You only like shows where everyone lives happily ever after.

85
Masterful, Great performers, Terrific songs, Entertaining, Delightful
December 4th, 2021

See it if You enjoy great music and songs masterfully performed.

Don't see it if You dislike Fats Waller's Music.

86
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Good acting, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
November 23rd, 2021

See it if You enjoy seeing plays with a near perfect plot that are funny and well acted.

Don't see it if You only enjoy seeing plays that are contemporary.

87
Great storytelling, Exquisite, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
November 6th, 2021

See it if You enjoy good storytelling and one of the best performamces on broadway today!

Don't see it if You, for some reason, do not enjoy one person plays.

68
Good performances, Disjointed, Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking
November 4th, 2021

See it if You are a big fan of Bertolt Brecht and his writings.

Don't see it if You do not like shows that combine dramatic readings of an author's works with songs from his plays, in a somewhat disjointed fashion.

85
Autumn Royal
Chelsea
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
October 28th, 2021

See it if You enjoy theater that is based on a well written play performed by good actors.

Don't see it if You are depressed by plays about taking care of parents when they are no longer able to care for themselves and impact it has on caregivers.

80
Dana H. (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Clever
October 23rd, 2021

See it if You enjoy well-acted plays that cause you to think about what you are hearing.

Don't see it if You don't like one person shows or you prefer plays with a lot of activity.

68
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Unbelievable characters, Edgy, Disappointing
October 23rd, 2021

See it if The play raises valid issues and some people who believe government is too intrusive will embrace the message.

Don't see it if Some theatergoers prefer the characters in a drama to be believable. The dialogue used in this play is from the actual interview transcripts

Also but the acting portrayed them as caricatures rather than real individu... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Fair acting, Overly ambitious, Contrived, Disappointing, Great staging
July 22nd, 2021

See it if See if you are interested in seeing a classici Shakespeare play transposed into a modern setting.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you are troubled by overly ambitious productions that appear forced in their attemp to be socially conscious.

80
During previews
Gnit
Brooklyn
Good staging, Good acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever dialogue
March 12th, 2020

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.

89
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
March 2nd, 2020

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.

88
Good staging, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting
February 26th, 2020

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.

85
Intelligent, Not dated, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful
February 26th, 2020

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.

55
About Love
East Village
Overrated, Bad staging, Bad acting, Slow, Disappointing
February 26th, 2020

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

84
Good acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
February 23rd, 2020

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.

85
Bent
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Edgy, Absorbing
February 23rd, 2020

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

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

74
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Overrated, Relevant, Minimalist staging, Well acted, Meandering
February 3rd, 2020

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.

90
During previews
Insightful, Great music, Good staging, Entertaining, Some great singing
February 2nd, 2020

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.

80
Good staging, Good acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
January 25th, 2020

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."

84
Funny, Great staging, Good acting, Entertaining, Clever
January 14th, 2020

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.

77
During previews
Slow, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intense, Ambitious
December 9th, 2019

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

80
Good acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious
December 9th, 2019

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

84
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Good acting
December 2nd, 2019

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.

85
Pumpgirl
Chelsea
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing
December 2nd, 2019

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

75
A Life In The Rye
East Village
Overrated, Ambitious, Slow, Good acting, Disappointing
November 18th, 2019

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

Don't see it if you get easily bored.

65
Mediocre writing, Confusing, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing
November 14th, 2019

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.

93
Must see, Great staging, Intense, Great writing, Great acting
November 2nd, 2019

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

59
The Hope Hypothesis
East Village
Poorly written, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal
October 30th, 2019

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.

70
Stupid F**king Bird
West Village
Mediocre writing, Poorly executed, Good acting, Slow, Disappointing
October 9th, 2019

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.

90
Great writing and music, Intense, Good performances, Entertaining, Ambitious
September 15th, 2019

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.

81
Hannah Senesh
Financial
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Good acting, Ambitious
August 5th, 2019

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
Little Gem
Chelsea
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
July 29th, 2019

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.

85
For a previous production
Absorbing, Good acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Ambitious
July 29th, 2019

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.

65
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Cliched, Pleasantly mediocre, Dinner theater, Disappointing, Fluffy
July 29th, 2019

See it if you like Rita Rudner.

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

78
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Good acting, Absorbing
June 18th, 2019

See it if you like good drama well performed.

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

85
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Amusing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
June 16th, 2019

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.

80
Rabbit Hole
Midtown W
Great staging, Good acting, Slow, Intense, Absorbing
June 16th, 2019

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

85
In the Closet
Midtown W
Good acting, Ambitious, Intense, Clever, Absorbing
June 3rd, 2019

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.

60
Confusing, Slow, Good acting, Disappointing, Banal
May 20th, 2019

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

75
The Bigot
Midtown W
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
May 14th, 2019

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.

86
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Great staging, Raunchy, Entertaining, Clever
May 13th, 2019

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

88
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
May 13th, 2019

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.

69
Dated, Weak material, Good performances, Slow, Entertaining
April 22nd, 2019

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.

59
During previews
safeword.
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Mediorce writing, Decent acting, Tedious
April 22nd, 2019

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.

40
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Bad arrangements, Ackward staging, Overrated, Disappointing, Banal
April 9th, 2019

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.

88
Still at Risk
East Village
Good writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Good acting, Absorbing
April 2nd, 2019

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.

75
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Good staging, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining
March 25th, 2019

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.

69
Perp
Midtown W
Relevant, Good acting, Disappointing writing, Thought-provoking, Confusing
March 25th, 2019

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.

88
The Day I Became Black
Soho/Tribeca
Energetic performer, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious
March 23rd, 2019

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.

80
Great writing, Good singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Ambitious
March 20th, 2019

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.