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Brooklyn | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (99)
20
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Boring!

See it if you want to support your friends or family, otherwise don't. Poor direction, terrible pacing, difficult to follow an already confusing story

Don't see it if you expect to see good theater. Doubt I'll see any more productions from this theater. Left at intermission.

78
Ambitious, Great acting, Dated, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if want to see one of Miller's lesser performed plays; good direction and acting (considering we all know the outcome)

Don't see it if you find history plays about the Holocaust disturbing; you expect to see Miller's best writing

30
Cliched, Banal, Slow, Snooze fest, Excruciating

See it if you really enjoy the history of Edgar Allan Poe; interesting costuming; actors worked really hard with really bad material

Don't see it if you want to see a well written musical, because this is not; best lyrics were from Poe's poetry, otherwise very weak overall

80
Clever, Funny, Fluffy, An easy night at the theater

See it if you want to watch masterful performances by all except Matthew Broderick; you are an actor or know a lot about the way theaters operate

Don't see it if you are looking for something profound (it's not Shakespeare); you don't like theater making fun of itself

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to see current issues (rent control, drugs, scam artists, police, fatherly love) set in a NYC UWS apartment. Fantastic production!

Don't see it if strong language offends you; otherwise, see this beautifully written play! Redemption wins in the end.

49
Disappointing, Slow, Boring!, Tedious, Lack of urgency in this show

See it if you enjoy watching (not well produced) Shakespeare in Central Park; live music worked will with the script; JTF was a standout

Don't see it if you've seen TEMPEST done well previously; you expect to see good direction; overall, actors were underutilized by lack of poor direction

79
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Original

See it if you want to see Steven Boyer deliver an amazing performance in a role made just for him; one of a kind show; clever writing, great acting!

Don't see it if you have a problem with a show that questions religion; sexual innuendo, F bomb, blood and puppets bothers you; dark,wicked turn in Act 2

70
Delightful, Entertaining, Cute, Lacks heart, Worth seeing if you can deal with an audience of uneducated theater going tourists

See it if you enjoy Disney films; to see the tony award winning performance of the Genie (worth it); beautiful choreography and costumes; you=tourist

Don't see it if you don't like being around kids at the theater; audience using mobile devices; forced, lack of emotions; no heart; cheesy one liners

65
During previews
Cliched, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you need to take the kids to a family friendly show; you enjoyed the book; you're a tourist. Act 2 ballet=exquisite; everything else bland.

Don't see it if you're an educated theater goer. This is a very forgettable, generic show.

18
During previews
Excruciating, Overrated, Slow!!!, Actors are wasting their talent in this show, This show is so bad, i wanted patrick bateman to kill me and put me out of my misery.

See it if you like seeing Benjamin Walker in his underwear most of the show; enjoyed reading the novel (follows the story closely); otherwise, don't!

Don't see it if you're offended by sex, blood, gratuitous foul language, childish lyrics/rhymes and ridiculous choreography (if you can call it dancing)

80
Ambitious, Masterful, Great staging, Beautiful choreography!

See it if you REALLY enjoy classical dancing. This is a ballet with occasional singing. Big dance numbers; Tony winner for it's gorgeous choreography

Don't see it if you need soaring melodies with singing. You have to appreciate classically trained dancers. Sadly, dumbing down of Gershwins' compositions

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want to see F. Murray Abraham deliver a fine performance; no frills show; beautiful story telling; old play, but still relevant

Don't see it if discussion about religion bothers you; Act 2 is much better than Act 1 - but that's because of the script, not the acting.

70
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Original, Relevant, With adr - uneven script

See it if you believe humanity can make a positive change in social issues; excellent acting/production values; well directed; w/ADR, script is uneven

Don't see it if you expect to see how real inner city schools work. I work with inner city schools and this play is written through rose colored glasses.

75
Original, Fluffy, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see exactly what the title says! It's not brain surgery, just gratuitous fun!

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity and penis jokes.

86
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you love R&H and want to see a beautiful revival of a classic show; wonderful performances; great singing; O'Hara is delightful!

Don't see it if you're not a fan of traditional Broadway shows; Watanabe is sometimes difficult to understand; being traditional, it's a long show.

65
For a previous production
Slow, Overrated, Fluffy, Dated

See it if you like The Four Tops and Frankie Valli; forced emotional scenes; you like docu-dramas with music on stage

Don't see it if you want to see a quality, thought provoking show; you do not like juke box musicals. Not my style of show. Save your $ and watch the movie.

91
Intense, Intelligent, Great writing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if Daniels is brilliant - probably a Tony nom. Williams is good; too old for the part though. Difficult subject matter for some. Surprise end.

Don't see it if (Spoiler alert) child molesting and explicit sex talk offends you. Very detailed discussions about sex with a minor and the implications.

80
Original, Fluffy, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you can enjoy a clever story, fun music, some Shakespeare references, sexual innuendo and broad comedy.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musical theater. There are many references that are funny if you know a lot about musical theater.

95
Riveting, Original, Intense, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You liked HUMANS on bway. Another amazing show about family relations, race, religion and family secrets - all on the bride's wedding day!

Don't see it if You like fluff. This show is very real, but perfectly written with a LOT of humor. Kudos to Playwrights Horizons for another fine production

96
Must see, Resonant, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if There's a reason it won best musical 2015! Emotional; funny; heart wrenching; beautiful staging; brilliant script; brilliant performances

Don't see it if Just see it!

60
During previews
Slow, Disappointing

See it if Excellent ensemble and choreography! Audra works it! BSM does a nice job. Script (original) is VERY, VERY weak. Music (revival) is great!

Don't see it if you are looking for a ground breaking Bway show. It's mildly entertaining, but WAY too long. Still in previews and I suspect will have cuts.

80
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if Ed Harris gives an amazing performance. All but one actor was outstanding. Why a stage debut for one in professional show? Bad casting

Don't see it if You are not familiar with Sam Shepard and his style of writing.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if a great troupe of actors enjoying themselves and telling a sweet story. It was wonderful to see a professional production of this show!

Don't see it if you expect to see a traditional song and dance Broadway show.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You want to watch two amazing actors in a new and thought provoking story. Kudos to the playwright and the entire production team.

Don't see it if You expect to sit back and watch mindless entertainment.

40
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Great writing, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You have 3 hours and money to waste. Ronan is unwatchable. I love Miller and Van Hove, but this is a terrible interpretation.

Don't see it if You expect a traditional show with a new concept that does not hit the mark.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great staging, Great acting

See it if because Van Hove got this one right; you're ok with minimal sets for the sake of exceptional story telling; brilliant performances

Don't see it if sliding accents bother you (it did me) but everything else was superb!

75
Clever, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Original, Quirky

See it if you believe the human spirit can be redeemed; overall premise is great, but one part is disjointed - publishing the prisoners play; acting++

Don't see it if a play about prison and violence is difficult for you; 1 act plays are tough to sit through

93
Original, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see Helen Mirren own the stage in this masterful play! Beautiful transitions throughout time; brings the queen to life on stage

Don't see it if you do not enjoy British politics; this is (was) a must see!

35
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you want to see Chita Rivera; there's a reason it took 20 years to get to Bway - it's terrible; I laughed out loud the last 20 minutes

Don't see it if you like musical theater; it's a shame Kander allowed this to be produced; sadly, this show is burned into my memory and not in a good way

40
Cliched, Banal, Excruciating, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you can't afford a ticket to see Renee Fleming at the Met (or just wait at the stage door); otherwise, don't bother because she barely sings

Don't see it if you want to watch a poor transition in Ms. Fleming's career (she's not an actress); you want to see a play with clever writing and a plot

74
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to get up close and personal with Patti; you don't own a mobile phone (or if you do, you're willing to have it taken away by Patti)

Don't see it if you do not like plays about community theater; you are looking for anything too deep in the writing

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you are a fan of the book and movie; beautiful costumes; poor script and music

Don't see it if violence on stage bothers you (blood splats from gun shots); you expect a well put together story of epic proportion;

5
During previews
Excruciating, Fluffy, Support actors' equity productions, Send this trash to las vegas, Not even a playbill?

See it if you're a tourist; you like Cirque (but there is not much compared to their usual productions); you have nothing else to do; otherwise don't

Don't see it if you expect a quality Broadway musical (bad music/lyrics, disastrous script, ridiculous story); you've seen Cirque, this will be a let down.

98
For a previous production
Absorbing, Must see, Profound, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you like FUN HOME and NEXT TO NORMAL. This is an amazing show! Beautiful story; unbelievable strong performances by everyone; great music.

Don't see it if you cannot deal with suicide. Otherwise, do whatever necessary for a ticket to this limited engagement. Hope it transfers to Broadway!

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Intense

See it if you want to see amazing performances by this brilliant cast! Beautiful direction. It's long, but it held my attention nearly the entire time

Don't see it if you can't sit through a very long show. But, try to suffer through it!

60
During previews
Entertaining, Slow, Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a TV star on a Broadway stage; you don't mind dropping Broadway ticket prices for a show that should have stayed off B-way!

Don't see it if you already saw it. This show is way too small for a large space. I found myself looking at my watch wondering how much longer I had to sit.

95
Great acting, Funny, Must see, Delightful, Beautiful revival!

See it if You enjoy the Golden Age of Broadway - beautiful music, outstanding performances, delightful! An easy evening of entertainment! Must see!

Don't see it if you prefer more contemporary style musicals. But if you're a fan of Broadway, you should see this production! It's beautiful!!

76
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if want to see a redeeming story with fun music and creative choreography. Dancing and costumes were on point! Enjoyable and not too deep.

Don't see it if you are bothered by cross dressing and you are homophobic. Sit back and relax - it's just a fun show!

69
Ambitious, Entertaining, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to take your kids to a family friendly show; you read the book and enjoyed it; you like to see kids on stage

Don't see it if the above comments are not your thing. I was not very engaged by this show. Nothing stands out in my mind as memorable. Generic Broadway :-/

55
Slow, Overrated, Fluffy, Dated

See it if you're a tween that loves silly and thinly plotted musicals with no heart; you want to take a nap in Act 2; your girlfriend forces you to go

Don't see it if you expect quality acting; some music is good, but most is boring and silly; grab your soda cup filled with ice and slurp louder, please!

70
During previews
Great acting, Original, Slow

See it if you want to watch Langella give an outstanding performance in an otherwise weak script.

Don't see it if slow, repetitive, not very engaging. Warning - strobe lights used in the show for multiple set changes. Not a memorable production.

10
Slow, Excruciating, Cliched, Banal

See it if waste 1:45 watching "conspiracy theory" deception playout in an executive boardroom. Horrible writing. No character development.

Don't see it if Unless you were a business major who likes watching actors talk in circles, without a conclusion. Sadly, many fake positive reviews posted.

95
Thought-provoking, Original, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if I saw the original cast - fantastic acting! Brilliant staging/direction. Original and inovative theater!

Don't see it if you are bored with plays that make you think.

90
For a previous production
Ambitious, Clever, Refreshing, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy burlesque, over the top performing and dancing that is totally on point! By far my favorite of their season. Can't wait for 16/17!

Don't see it if you are easily offended by sex or nudity. This is an adult show, but very tasteful.

84
Relevant, Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

See it if great writing; clever staging (especially the fights); Went from good to great with the introduction and use of the female character.

Don't see it if you cannot deal with or have an open mind about social commentary and racial issues

70
Entertaining, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if cheesy one liners; bits of 70's songs to make jokes. The Nun deserved a Tony nomination! A night of easy entertainment. Don't look too deep.

Don't see it if you saw it off Broadway. This show is all fluff.

90
Raunchy, Original, Masterful, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you don't mind having a huge smile on your face for two hours (and hearing a little foul language)!

Don't see it if you are easily offended. They spare no one!

95
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Intense, Must see

See it if you are willing to sit through the most uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner and deal with raw emotions and difficult family situations.

Don't see it if you expect to see fluff. You will be challenged.

75
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy professional quality productions and are looking for something new to Broadway.

Don't see it if You expect to see the next "Lion King".