Paul 7307

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Reviews (92)
80
Edgy, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You don’t mind a rather edgy play taking place in a boys’ school dealing with teenage issues and underlying homosexual tensions. Great

Don't see it if You are offended by nudity and homosexual themes and situations. You don’t mind a rather edgy

Also Singing and good acting. All actors had much to give and have good act... Read more Read less

100
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience true acting in a must see play with many pertinent issues that are in the forefront of current social issues.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with confronting issues related to the Me-too and Black Lives Matter movements as well as our political state of affair

Also Well written, provocative, suspenseful, thought provoking.

95
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to experience another amazing Play written by Lynn Nottage. The play addresses righting the wrongs of racism in America spanning

Don't see it if You prefer musicals and less serious themes. The smoke from herbal cigarettes can be overwhelming to some with breathing issues.

Also Many years but specifically in Hollywood. Masterful acting and use of ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to see a revival of a failed play. Though understanding the premise of reflecting on time past, rather confusing and awkward.

Don't see it if You dislike seeing revivals especially when they flopped originally. Much Ado About Nothing. Too confusing and a waste of time.

Also Interesting set, several notable songs

90
Intelligent, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful

See it if Fascinating presentation of Great Gatsby by talented actors who display their vast abilities while novel is read from cover to cover.

Don't see it if You don’t like to be read to and can’t sit through 8 hours of a performance even with breaks.

Also An 8 hour marathon with two intermissions and a dinner break. Time goe... Read more Read less

90
Hilarious, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You dislike fruitcake. Very clever and funny. Gets the edge off Christmas shopping and stress. Great acting and singing. Little boy is

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and are offended by profanity and jokes about fruitcake.

Also Wonderful and has a bright future on stage.

95
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a Broadway play at its finest. A fantastic must see. Great acting. Great staging. The lessons of the past need to be

Don't see it if You’re expecting a musical or exact presentation of the book.

Also applied to the present.

95
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to experience a well written play that deals with issues that relate to anyone engaging in a loving relationship be it gay or

Don't see it if You enjoy musicals more than serious, meaningful plays with gay lifestyle issues.

Also straight. A roller coaster of emotions well acted and realistically pe... Read more Read less

65
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if Apologies but this is the real Play That Goes Wrong. Despite two great lead actors, the playwright tries to make the audience experience

Don't see it if You are into self-destruction and torture. Much too wordy and long. Much unnecessary profanity and reference to anal sex. See it if you dare

Also A two and half hour therapy session. Could have ended a half hour earl... Read more Read less

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Raw emotion throughout portrays a family dealing with a handicapped child who effects each member’s life’s journey in profound ways,

Don't see it if You find the issues of a struggling family with a handicapped child disturbing. Lots of profanity could make some uncomfortable.

Also Especially the sibling. The play deals with real issues facing the fam... Read more Read less

95
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience great acting and a play that actually is about something, Humankind. Very existential in its message.

Don't see it if You are not into serious and somewhat disturbing plays. This is not meant to be an enjoyable night out to the theater but not to be ignored

Also It can be compared to a play such as Waiting for Godot. Very thought-p... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Intense, Riveting, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy suspenseful thrillers in a pure Hitchcock style. Great acting by all three actors. Tyne and Tim Daly well cast and keep you

Don't see it if You scare easily and need help in understanding the twists and turns of a thriller. You prefer a musical or comedy.

Also wondering what is reality. Cudos to the playwright and set designer. E... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to experience an amazing King Kong creation on stage. Wonderful sets, visuals, and sound effects. Otherwise lackluster. Not one

Don't see it if You expect a major production that you can’t live without. Except for interaction of King Kong, it’s a bore. The story line is ho hum

Also Song is memorable and couldn’t understand some lyrics. Lead is miss ca... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Relevant, Funny, Intense, Masterful, Great acting

See it if Elaine May is perfectly cast as a once vibrant, caring, intelligent gallery owner struggling with the onset of Alzheimer’s. As her condition

Don't see it if You are too sensitive to issues related to the raw issues enacted so vividly regarding progressive illness and impending death.

Also gets progressively worse, her family, portrayed by a fine cast, become... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy experiencing a thought provoking, unique performance with interesting staging and excellent acting. Truly meaningful and clever

Don't see it if You are easily offended by raw and loud hip hop music, repeated profanity and sexual innuendo, and LGBQ issues

85
During previews
Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy good writing, great acting and leave with a smile. First and third plays are the best. Second is slow and taxing though actors try

Don't see it if You get bored easily as the story line needs time to develop. You prefer one play and one play only. You find it difficult for actors to

Also play more than one character.

78
Delightful, Ambitious, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to be entertained by a silly story line though with great acting and opera worthy singing. Great cast. You are certain to leave

Don't see it if You can’t accept a contrived story line and can’t loosen up even to enjoy good acting and marvelous singing.

Also humming On A Clear Day.Good viewing from the balcony.

80
During previews
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience the acting brilliance of Janet McTeer and a delightful support troupe. Wonderful set and effective staging.

Don't see it if You enjoy lighthearted plays and musicals. You have trouble deciphering what’s going on at any given time as play evolves from Hamlet to Cyr

Also Clever story line interweaving insights Of Bernhardt’’s life with the ... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Ancient wisdom meets contemporary issues. Lying, cheating, betrayal. Simple set but effective. Wonderful costumes, good acting. Nice to

Don't see it if You get bored easily by morality plays and dislike sitting in small, intimate theaters where you can easily be spotted nodding off.

Also Experience a sudden burst of Asian themed plays off Broadway recently ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if As usual The Mint has chosen wisely to revisit a lesser recognized play from a stellar playwright whose plot still resonates with

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience to sit through a serious play set within another time period and don’t have the ability to grasp the intent

Also contemporary issues. The set is worthy of merit. The play delves into ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful, Funny

See it if You enjoy the company of a comedic legend weaving stories of her life with Hollywood notables. Actual visuals depicting her acting career

Don't see it if You have no interest in Renée Taylor and find solo shows boring.

Also enhance her engrossing tales. You can sense her feelings of loss from ... Read more Read less

100
Intense, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A must see. Not to be missed. Absorbing and still so relevant. Theater at it’s best. Incredible writing using humor intertwined with intensi

Don't see it if You are sensitive to intense issues, personal or political, that effect us directly or indirectly on a daily basis. Homophobic or racist

Also Intertwined with genuine emotion without playing down the intended mes... Read more Read less

100
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience a beautifully staged and acted play that is thought provoking and meaningful. The dancing is captivating. A must see

Don't see it if You prefer a movie or ballgame. There is nothing not to like!!

80
Intelligent, Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in an intriguing evening of music, dance, and storytelling within a Salon like setting. Fascinating facts revealed about

Don't see it if You dislike classical music. This is not your typical Broadway musical or drama

Also One of our better known classical virtuosos. The theater is small and ... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy fabulous singing, dancing, staging, and just perfection. You are assured singing to yourself as you leave. Fabulous classic songs

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals and are sensitive to sad stories.

80
During previews
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to experience a unique set centering around a swimming pool. While thought provoking, highly intense, disturbing, and provocative,

Don't see it if You are disturbed by nudity, sexual simulation, LGBTQ issues, religious undertones

Also this play tries to deal with much too much content in three hours. The... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Clever, Absorbing, Dated, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate Mint Theater revivals of dated and forgotten plays. Though slow moving, still interesting as a morality play that is relevant

Don't see it if You can’t deal with slow moving plays and British accents. Though there is some singing and dancing to keep you awake, this is not a musical

Also to the likes of Mike Pence and friends. Special recognition to set and... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience exquisite acting by all. Great writing, interesting staging. Wonderfully Disturbing, intense BDSM in your face.

Don't see it if You are easily disturbed by raw emotions. Don’t see it if you didn’t like Virginia Wolf.

Also The ending requires a stiff drink while you ponder what you just exper... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Delightful and unexpected since it closed in days after opening on Broadway. Hard to believe. Great singing using clever lyrics and acting.

Don't see it if Not for you if you disliked Mama Mia. No nonsense funny but not for the serious.

95
Relevant, Masterful, Great writing, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to experience a masterful production by one of America’s award winning playwrights. Great acting by lead actress and entire cast.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to profanity and turned off by contemporary music.

Also Not to be missed.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want a nice fuzzy feeling about Christmas with family and friends. Good reflection of childhood memories and the true meaning of the

Don't see it if You dislike Christmas music and nostalgia

Also holiday. Great staging and singing.

100
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience a solid And worthy Broadway play. Fantastic must see. Great acting and clever staging. A story still relevant today.

Don't see it if You enjoy musicals more than a compelling drama.

85
Riveting, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy classic plays with a political edge and social messaging. Mirrors Charlie Chaplin’s classic film The Dictator. The message is

Don't see it if You dislike Shakespearean plays or plays like The Three Penny Opera. Hard to follow and could easily bring on a sudden snooze.

Also powerful, the acting is masterful, the whole experience is a constant ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Intense, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate a masterful play presented as a thought provoking allegory. Great acting and unusual staging adds meaning to presentation.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate serious and uncomfortable thought provoking issues.

Also Well worth the trip to Brooklyn. A must see and unusual experience tha... Read more Read less

90
Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to experience an intelligent play that deals with global adolescent issues and how to best resolve them. Reminiscent of Lord of

Don't see it if You expect a children’s play or musical comedy. You are offended by occasional profanity and confrontation.

Also the Flies. Competition, bullying, shaming, morality, etc. It touches o... Read more Read less

75
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You are intrigued by cultural differences and want to gain knowledge of how to effectively deal with prejudice and scapegoating. While the

Don't see it if You dislike culturally specific plays that try too hard to convey a message about acceptance. Definitely not your typical musical.

Also play is noteworthy, the playwright seems to try too hard to get her me... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You are attracted to emotionally charged, powerful, thought provoking dramas dealing with contemporary issues. In just 90 minutes, four

Don't see it if You do not own up to the increased political and racial tensions that are dividing our country. You enjoy fluffy musicals and can’t face rea

Also Actors weave a story told from four different perspectives. It is so a... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Intelligent, Intense, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You truly want to experience great theater. The acting was superb including the goose, the bunny, and the baby. Getting beyond the thick

Don't see it if You have hearing problems and can’t get used to thick Irish accents though hearing devices will help. 3 hours 15 min, 1 intermission 1 pause

Also Irish accents, the family is as fascinating as the Waltons leaving the... Read more Read less

95
Relevant, Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are intrigued by thought provoking political dramas. Edie Falco is a power house with A-plus support cast. While set in the past, the

Don't see it if You have no interest in politically themed dramas and are turned off to profanity and continued cigarette smoking on stage.

Also Issues and political machinations are still timely. Besides political ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed Rocky and Chariots of Fire with British humor thrown in. Good opportunity to learn about Snooker with a video scoreboard.

Don't see it if You don’t like British humor and all things British. Also have trouble understanding British accents. Almost “napped” first half hour. Slow

Also start first Act. Second Act improves.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great acting

See it if You want to experience a masterful performance of journalistic type storytelling recreating the final years of a dictator. Bravo to an

Don't see it if You dislike storytelling and one actor assuming many and all characters.

Also exceptional actress and skilled musician/singer. Absorbing and well wo... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Must see

See it if You want to experience a masterful performance of an iconic musical in its intended language. The viewer is thus more able to identify with

Don't see it if You have trouble reading English translation which could be a distraction throughout the performance.

Also the characters and the quaint village they lived in. Tradition has nev... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Excruciating, Fluffy, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if You enjoy dated British fluff and can sit through it painfully. British accents are forced and hard to understand at times. Silly and annoyi

Don't see it if You have something more worthy of seeing. Hard to engage in. Confusing and “who cares”. Left at intermission. Enjoy Mint Theater better.

80
Intense, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in historical events with the back drop of war and sexual exploitation. Off set by music and dance. Effective set. Staged

Don't see it if You are disturbed by themes of war and sexual abuse and the simulated use of guns and gun fire. This is no trivial musical.

Also by an all Asian cast. A first for Broadway or off Broadway.

80
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are open to serious, thought-provoking drama about family relationships assessing interactions as they develop from childhood

Don't see it if While waiting for the play to begin, rap music is literally blasted to intoleration. The lyrics are pure profanity. Set up as discomfort

Also to adulthood. Toleration and understanding are key issues emphasized t... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Relevant, Refreshing, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if Raucous genderbending Shakespeare meets the Go Gos with lots of fun in between. Silly but a great escape from daily woes. Wonderful costumes

Don't see it if You’re homophobic and can’t tolerate a taste of Peppermint

100
Delightful, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a true classic come to life with new energy and new talent. It’s hard not singing along to those memorable songs we often hear.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musicals but you’ll regret missing it.

80
Intense, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You are fascinated by real life stories but only experienced in short snapshots often leading to your own conclusions. Great acting somewhat

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with constant profanity and sexual references. Too fragmented at times. Not keen on abrupt ending. Too many stereotype

Also Confusing staging. Very humorous though insults can be painful

90
During previews
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy experiencing an interesting revival of a classic novel still relevant to today’s political scene. Masterful acting and set.

Don't see it if You are bored by dated dramas and have difficulty understanding British accents. You don’t enjoy political bantering

80
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy spicy, contemporary version of a Shakespearean classic. Comical and wimsy in every way. Appropriately staged in a wonderful theate

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a Shakespearean play no way no how