Paul 7307

Brooklyn

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Reviews (125)
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

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

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
The Dance of Death
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Thought-provoking

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
Carmelina
Midtown E
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

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
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Masterful, Relevant

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
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

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

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
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Riveting

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

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.

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

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
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky

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
Gatz
Greenwich V
Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent

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
Christmas in Hell
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious

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

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
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

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
Apologia
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

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