Paul 7307

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Reviews (139)
85
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever

See it if You appreciate plays dealing with the complexities of marriage, familial relationships and the ripple effects of aging. Humor is best

Don't see it if You are offended by older adults using profanity and describing sexual situations very graphically. Several scenes could have been cut out

Also Used in the storytelling and in the unraveling of an already fragile m... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to experience a delightful remake of Cyrano. A wonderful operetta to boot. Peter Dinklage doesn’t disappoint with a group of very

Don't see it if You are a purist and dislike remakes.

Also talented actors. Great songs and singing. Simplistic set but used to i... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if You are intrigued by experiencing an historical Yiddish play revived but staged to stick to it’s original intent as a folkloric and

Don't see it if You dislike period pieces and reading English translations throughout.

Also mystical play.. great acting, singing and costuming. Hilarious yet hea... Read more Read less

95
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great writing, Intense, Raunchy, Masterful, Great acting

See it if You want to experience a classic play with the brilliant Marisa Tomei as the passionate and fiery lead. She nails it with a fantastic cast.

Don't see it if You dislike passionate plays with adult themes. While humor has its moments, the play seriously tests religious values.

Also The child actors only add to the essence of the play. The set is simpl... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Edgy, Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You are a Tina Turner admirer. Adrienne Warren does an excellent job of portraying Tina’s life and is the closest you’ll get to feeling like

Don't see it if You don’t particularly like Tina Turner and her music. Difficult to experience family dysfunction and Ike’s physical and verbal brutality.

Also you’re experiencing a Tina Turner concert live with flashbacks of her ... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Astonishing, Spectacular, Amazing, Leaves you speechless. Like no other. Not to be missed. The Park Avenue Armory never fails to awe.

Don't see it if You dislike the classics and the use of English subtitles to translate Japanese throughout.

85
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You admire plays that portray real life experiences that are thought provoking and make you feel ill at ease. Great acting and set.

Don't see it if You are bothered by many f’bombs and such plus full nudity and simulated sex scenes. Get over it and you’ll be fine.

65
During previews
Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You like intense, depressive, rambling, raw drama though well acted. Story line seems to go no where but downward.

Don't see it if You like cheerful musicals and don’t have to scratch your head at the finale questioning what you just experienced. Depression, death, and

Also terminal illness ain’t no fun. Grin and bare it if you wish just to se... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Quirky, Raunchy, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like musicals and don’t care how ridiculous they are. May be great for cultists and lovers of blood and gore.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate high school musicals on Broadway. Much too many unnecessary f-bombs and sexual innuendos.

100
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a masterful classic drama well staged, well acted, well written. Slow and calculating in its purpose. Intelligent and absorbing

Don't see it if You dislike slow moving dramas with an occasional giggle. If you have hearing problems and/or trouble understanding British accents, be sure

Also in its delivery. As the Brits may summarize, just “brilliant”.... Read more Read less

95
Hannah Senesh
Financial
Intense, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in historical plays that are well written and worth the educational journey. Well acted and simply but effectively staged

Don't see it if You are too emotionally affected by cruel events that took place during WW2. Have no interest in biographical plays

80
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Intelligent, Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in an intelligent well written and acted play portraying issues related to eating disorders. Educational in nature

Don't see it if You are bothered by intense dramas dealing with dysfunctional families and mental health issues. Can be uncomfortable for some.

Also covering all aspects contributed by each family member. Cudos to the l... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Masterful, Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to experience greatness in acting and a masterful script. There is true chemistry between Audra and Michael. Not to be missed.

Don't see it if You dislike intense dramas, nudity, sexual references and profanity. Not a light walk in the woods.

95
Hilarious, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy well written musicals by a masterful comedy writer like Carl Reiner. Amazing actors who each pull their weight singing clever

Don't see it if You dislike period pieces and slap stick. You have no sense of humor and tend to like more serious plays.

Also songs. A great play if you need to escape the daily grind.

85
Great acting, Great singing, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to experience an old familiar standby turn into a darker, gloomier version. Daring twists carried by very talented actors, singers

Don't see it if You want to maintain untarnished memories of a classic musical. You are frightened by periods of stark darkness and multiple gunshots.

Also and musicians. All topped off by a very talented dancer who literally ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate an absorbing glimpse of political and personal life intertwined with interesting twists at every turn. Good acting,

Don't see it if You’re politically sensitive and too far right to deal with issues of abortion and disabilities. Excuse the profanity also.

Also interesting staging. Believable story telling. Not to be missed.

95
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience an intense drama written masterfully and acted superbly. Fantastic set design literally from start to finish.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with dramas dealing with family and societal dysfunction. Not for everyone. In your face violence and intimidation.

85
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great writing, Edgy, Profound, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Miller plays. Similar to Death of a Salesman. While acting good with strong leads, yet felt a little weak in presentation.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy older plays that take time to weave the story so that all pieces fit together. Story dated but still contemporary.

95
During previews
Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience two very fine actors portray a powerhouse political couple. Gets into the nitty gritty issues we’re always curious ab

Don't see it if You expect to see a play with elaborate sets and wonderful costumes and actors the likeness of those they portray. Far from it to be sure.

80
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Dated, Great singing, Intense, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy plays such as The Three Penny Opera and those delving into social and political injustice. The play may be dated but still

Don't see it if You dislike dated, intense revived plays that aren’t uplifting and don’t keep you humming on the way out.

Also surprisingly relevant in today’s times. Ambitious and convincing cast ... Read more Read less

60
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Quirky, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if You enjoy Shakespearean plays and those of contemporaries. You are interested in seeing period plays contemporized.

Don't see it if If you need clarity of presentation and simplification of language. Very confusing plot despite reading summary beforehand enhanced by

Also contemporary costumes. Videos add both curiosity and confusion. Would ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Riveting, Must see, Intense, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to experience one of the most memorable and powerful Shakespearean performances. So well acted and intense it will leave you

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy Shakespearean plays.

Also Speechless. Interesting choreography and set. Bravo to the Polonsky Th... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You need a reason to affirm you hate Shakespearean plays. Philip Glass score is the best highlight of the play. If you love Glenda Jackson,

Don't see it if You are a Shakespearean purist. Imagine one of the daughters smoking!?! 3.5 hours of torture. Glenda is no King Lear.

Also see it if you must but fair warning. The halo might be tarnished.... Read more Read less

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

See it if You enjoy off Broadway shows that get less press but have much promise. Thought provoking, well acted, interesting staging. Watch out for

Don't see it if You dislike off Broadway plays thinking less of their effectiveness. You enjoy musicals more than dramas.

Also the lead actor to spiral in major roles in the future.

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

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

100
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience a not to be missed production in the great drill hall at the Armory. You need to see at least one production there

Don't see it if You like light hearted plays and fluffy musicals.

Also and you’ll surely be back for more. This is a morality play that is ee... Read more Read less

90
Resonant, Intense, Clever, Great writing, Slow

See it if You appreciate classic well written plays with a mix of hilarity and seriousness. The play resonates with real life messages and challenges.

Don't see it if You dislike dated plays and awkward situations that seem too simplistic.

80
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if Despite the hype, the play is entertaining and essentially a musical review of contemporary top hits of the last thirty years. Actors and

Don't see it if You prefer listening to French music at the Moulin Rouge with a few bare chested women thrown in the mix. Oo la la manefique.

Also ensemble are most talented to be sure but the plot is a tall tale whic... Read more Read less

95
Masterful, Must see, Resonant, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if You want to experience a masterful musical with great singing and acting. The music resonates and actually leaves you with memorable songs.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musicals even though it’s not to be missed.

Also All lead actors and swings contribute to a memorable experience. Andre... Read more Read less

75
Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You seek thought provoking, edgy plays that are intense and uncomfortable. The first act lays the foundation of what’s to come in the second

Don't see it if You are put off by racially charged issues, awkward sex acts, nudity, profanity and psycho-babble. Can be very uncomfortable for many but

Also act which is more intense and combative. There is an attempt at explai... Read more Read less

95
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are fascinated by existential story telling with a hint of Stephen King. Begs the question what is a nation which lends itself to our

Don't see it if You dislike very intense plays and the feeling of hopelessness when it ends.

Also current political trauma and ends with the question of what will be ou... Read more Read less

95
Make Believe
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience a thought provoking drama unique in using children to actually tell the early beginnings of the adult children’s

Don't see it if You are disturbed by portrayals of family dysfunction. You dislike methodical intentionally slow moving plays that take time to unfold.

Also story. First act slowly but methodically unfolds portraying emerging p... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience masterful acting by the two leads and support cast. Cleverly leaves you wondering what’s going on throughout until

Don't see it if You upset easily from themes of death and dying, dysfunctional marriage, and dementia.

Also the last few moments sum up what you suspected along the way.

78
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Overrated, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy historical dramas with a name dropping cast though many are not given the opportunity to fully develop their character.

Don't see it if You would rather see a Ken Burns series of the time on PBS. Too long, underdeveloped at times, and doesn’t truly portray the enormity

Also of the tensions of the varying issues of the times. Can’t say it is ep... Read more Read less

80
Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are patient with slow build up of intense plays that carry a message that sometimes make more sense after leaving the theater. Found

Don't see it if You are not a fan of very intense dramas and are impatient with subject matter that requires deep thought and analysis. Very edgy

Also the second play more powerful and admit to a teary eye with the portra... Read more Read less

75
Great staging, Raunchy, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are drawn to rock concerts, loud music, leather jackets and motorcycles. Though silly and inane, it is entertaining., especially

Don't see it if You hate loud music and muffled lyrics with mediocre acting. Meatloaf songs are the major draw and if you are turned off don’t see it

Also Meatloaf songs that dominate throughout. Great singing and staging.

85
During previews
Raunchy, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You anticipate a contemporary twist on Chekhov’s Three Sisters. A more comedic, dark, raunchy production with a leaning to The Theater Of

Don't see it if You are a Chekhov purist, have no sense of creative license and no sense of humor. Much profanity and gender bending.

Also The Absurd with a touch of Kurt Weil and Kafka. Very well acted and st... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Mint Theater productions of obscure and dated plays by remarkable playwrights. This morality play is dark and profound and typical

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding Irish brogues.

Also of Irish storytelling. Good acting and creative set provide for a thou... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Overrated, Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You have interest in historical events in the history of baseball. However presentation is slow, difficult to keep focus of past and present

Don't see it if You dislike baseball stories and slow moving plays. Sorry to say I left at intermission. Too painful to withstand another moment.

Also in the interweaving of the story, confusing gender bending. Plays like... Read more Read less

100
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see one of the best musicals on Broadway. Great acting, singing, dancing all with a meaningful message that is conveyed

Don't see it if You dislike musicals and can’t be convinced otherwise. You’re uncomfortable with LGBTQ issues and profanity.

Also Meaningfully without seeming hokey. Great energy from start to finish.... Read more Read less

50
Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You must but don’t be fooled!! Be forewarned if you’re an Arthur Miller lover. No wonder it hasn’t been performed in New York.

Don't see it if If you get bored easily. Confusing though it’s supposed to be ambiguous. Terrible ending though it finally ended. Thank goodness. Would have

Also left at intermission but unfortunately no intermission. I’m sure you’v... Read more Read less

90
Burn This
Midtown W
Riveting, Edgy, Hilarious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You Are a fan of Adam Driver. His performance is riveting and electric. Supported well by hilarious Brandon Uranowitz and Keri Russell

Don't see it if You dislike slow moving plays that need time for the mid to final build. You are uncomfortable with constant profanity and sexual issues

Also who holds her own. Good writing and still remains current in it’s mess... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You you like being lectured to and enjoy put downs of men. Best set at an AA meeting. Young actress the hit of the night.

Don't see it if Very disappointing despite great reviews. It’s a cheap knock-off of a Michael Moore performance who can actually discuss the real issues

Also based on fact. It’s a feminist lecture with delivery best served in th... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to capture a glimpse of the workings of the news media and how it effects our lives. Though set in London back in 1960’s, it’s as

Don't see it if You dislike historical productions that are still so relevant to modern times. You have trouble with British accents and references to

Also relevant today as it was then, ie the rise of FOX NEWS and how it’s po... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You enjoy campy movies and plays. You must see it if you can let your hair down and just laugh. Don’t read too much into the plot or you

Don't see it if You want to bring children. Too many very unnecessary f bombs and sexual innuendoes. It needs to be cut out. Also too political. Strobe lite

Also will miss the whole fun point. Great singing and staging and special e... Read more Read less

80
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy experiencing a more contemporary twist of an old classic and beloved tale. Very clever though a bit confusing and choppy. A very

Don't see it if You are an Alice in Wonderland purist. You dislike musicals.

Also energetic and talented cast. Great singing and acting. Interesting set... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to experience a thought provoking play written by a contemporary playwright with much to offer in the future. The acting, singing

Don't see it if You dislike contemporary plays and new, emerging playwrights. Why go to the theater when you know you just won’t get it.

Also and choreography is superb. There are many lessons to learn and ponder... Read more Read less

95
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Bryan Cranston. He is definitely Tony worthy. As absorbing as the film. Still relevant subject matter. So much for FOX news

Don't see it if You don’t like serious in your face dramas with lots of profanity.

80
Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Edgy

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
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

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.