Penny 7153

Brooklyn

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Reviews (227)
90
Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You appreciate the complexities of family relationships , smart writing and well developed characters

Don't see it if You want a snappy story with a happy ending, or a big production. This is an intimate theater in the round. 2+hrs

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a surprisingly intimate experience from Broadway The performers are extremely talented and work the audience well

Don't see it if You want theater with a plot this is improv and percussion with style

73
During previews
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You like drama that revolves@ the law, sexism and boundaries. It flips constantly w wordplay but ultimately felt manipulative

Don't see it if You want an in-depth exploration of exploitation and stereotyping morality. The buildup in the first act made the switch feel like a leap

75
During previews
One in Two
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You like pared down productions about the serious reality that 1 in 2 black queer men are living with AIDS A clever use of the stage sets

Don't see it if You want a fun light night out. While this is “entertaining “ it’s a tough reality

70
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Resonant, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like reliving history during the LBJ era. With a big cast of characters good sets and don’t mind its superficial nature

Don't see it if You want a sensitive insightful exploration of the men and the times

64
During previews
Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You sit Really close to the front, the actors talk to the wall & it’s hard to hear The gender/ race mixup is gratuitous and not explored

Don't see it if You want an insightful exploration of Carter’s speech / politics of the era. It has Lots of talk No drama

67
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You like challenging political theater al talk no set no development just the intensity of being trapped in a depressing reality

Don't see it if You want a light evening of theater , sets, costumes, music. This is spare in form and content

90
Quirky, Resonant, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like great creative installations that deal with serious subjects of race and history in an innovative and well executed manner

Don't see it if It can be a bit heavy handed but clever nonetheless but you have to be prepared to stand for 2 hrs It is not a passive experience

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You appreciate great operatic musicals ,simply staged,2 separate solo performances ,about a serious subject of race identity and history

Don't see it if You want developed script. It’s a pity Great talent but the libretto was awkward and without depth. A missed opportunities

74
The White Chip
Midtown E
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate small theater productions, well acted about the issue of alcohol addiction and recovery

Don't see it if You are expecting novel revelations

73
During previews
FEAR
West Village
Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like simple productions 3 characters talking not much action about a mystery with random finger pointing

Don't see it if You want well developed depth of characters or plot. Seemed more thin and tidy than surprising

85
Soft Power
East Village
Clever, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You appreciate clever musicals , Great staging, on current political themes w an irreverent spin

Don't see it if The second act is a bit tidy wanting to leave you with an upbeat hopeful air that’s a bit thin after the fabulous first act

83
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You like intimate theater about relevant sad stories,& complicated family dramas , 90 minutes about opioid addiction

Don't see it if You are expecting deep insight and revelations. It’s not a shocking story but it rings true even if it doesn’t quite go over the edge.

73
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Disappointing, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want an entertaining lightweight musical. Acting was Enthusiastic, sets were good

Don't see it if You want real meat This was entertaining but thin on content

72
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You like monologues Harvey Fierstein , and Bella Abzug it’s a historical narrative of her political role

Don't see it if You want an in-depth re evaluation or any surprises. It’s a straight forward account of her role and those times

88
During previews
The New Englanders
Midtown W
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like good writing, strong acting and a fast paced story about race, identity, in a same sex family in a small town

Don't see it if You want a big production simple story

82
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You appreciate good acting/well designed sets / good writing about dysfunctional .The characters were edgy but not as irritating as I feared

Don't see it if Midlife crisis, divorce , sex scenes, and theater that is almost 3 hrs is not your thing

78
Relevant, Great acting

See it if You like 1 man monologues , Shakespeare and relevant discourse on race A Well acted rant

Don't see it if You want a traditional theater experience with sets and plot

63
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like children acting, they were pretty good

Don't see it if You expect a story, plot or character development. At 80 minutes it seemed LONG

95
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You appreciate great acting and writing about complicated family dynamics and identity

Don't see it if You want an easy happy story

70
During previews
Indulgent, Great acting, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You are a big fan of H.Feifer, and want to see a new spin on the Three Sisters well acted in a simple intimate setting

Don't see it if You want a traditional staging of Chekhovs play if gratuitous profanity irritates you. If you want a sensitive profound exploration

73
Handbagged
Midtown E
Ambitious, Great staging, Slow, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Margaret Thatcher & the Queen /British politics and narrative non action theater Good lighting, staging and acting

Don't see it if Wordy renditions of history is boring to you or you seek flashy sets, and Action. These are serial monologues like skimming the newspaper

86
Something Clean
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You appreciate awesome acting in an intimate setting about a serious subject sensitively portrayed from a point of view not often discussed

Don't see it if You want a light easy evening at the theater with a big broadway vibe

90
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You appreciate Great acting and a fabulous set. It triggers with twists of deception and vulnerability

Don't see it if Complicated Family dynamics and dying are subjects you want to avoid.

74
Lockdown
West Village
Ambitious, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You like intimate theater about challenging subjects.

Don't see it if Incarceration and our penal system triggers you

64
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Relevant, Disappointing, Slow

See it if If you don’t mind 3 hours of Slow Depressing small town drama and are really curious about this new work by Samuel Hunter

Don't see it if You want a snappy lighthearted evening out

70
During previews
Entertaining, Disappointing, Relevant, Resonant, Slow

See it if You like bittersweet aging father/son dramas with clever banter that often misses its mark by clumsy acting and lost lines

Don't see it if You want a polished production. The father seems sincerely challenged by the scope of the script and gets lost sadly often

68
Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Dated, Banal

See it if You Love Horton Foote and that genre of slow storytelling. Great set and acting

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a classic dated slow Production that doesn’t further any deep insight

78
During previews
Quirky, Resonant, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like intimate no frills theater about relationships and the different frighteningly easy way people can disappear from our lives

Don't see it if You want a big production light happy night out. This was entertaining but sad

90
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Intense, Entertaining, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You appreciate great singing, choreography and clever staging with serious content told in a new context

Don't see it if You need a big broadway style epic production. This is a spare pared down clever study Really Well Done

92
Reparations
Brooklyn
Intelligent, Resonant, Refreshing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Great acting, sets and story that doesn’t shy away from developing complicated characters and situations in an honest and intelligent way

Don't see it if You want an easy light night out. With a frivolous theme at over 2 hrs the pace seemed fast and fascinating. Nice theater too

91
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like Great acting,sets & Lighting all are truly spectacular This is A complicated scenario that will leave you with questions

Don't see it if You want an easy linear story I loved the challenge of trying to figure it all out but it could feel frustrating and random

70
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You Love Will Eno , and a great cast and acting. Ambitious play that in previews rambled and was confusing Great set design

Don't see it if You want a linear plot The writing is good but it gets lost in the scene changes and was frustratingly confusing

79
Monsoon Season
West Village
Resonant, Edgy, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like charismatic actors in an intimate theater setting. 2 monologues that present opposite points of view of dysfunctional relationships

Don't see it if You want a linear plot about like-able characters

74
Fern Hill
Midtown E
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You appreciate good acting about relevant subjects about growing old , community and the choices we make

Don't see it if I wanted to like this more than I did. The lack of chemistry was a distraction and it felt forced and thin in content

78
During previews
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy great acting and writing and a heartbreaking narrative.

Don't see it if There’s no interaction or set or movement just words said in isolation that echo the nature of the content not fun to watch but powerful

70
Imagining Madoff
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like small theater productions about Maddoff, Jewish themes and philosophical dialogue. Strong acting

Don't see it if Script rambles and 90 minutes seemed Slow

92
During previews
Power Strip
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Edgy, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You want serious theater about the harsh realities of living in a refugee camp and the choices we make to survive edgy and Smart

Don't see it if You want light escapist theater with a large cast , fancy sets and costumes. This is serious drama to make you think

70
Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You like unusual theater experiences that focus on the senses

Don't see it if I felt it was a missed opportunity. It was entertaining but bland No depth of content or context

89
Refreshing, Intense, Masterful, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like the infinite possibilities of magic and are ready to take the leap of faith &be Amazed feel good wonderment

Don't see it if You want a traditional night at the theater

82
During previews
Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like simple sets, wonderful monologues , Mary Louise Parker and Adam Rapp. Dark subjects and a quirky twist

Don't see it if 100 minutes of words with no action and a very controlled tone may not be your idea of a Broadway show

80
All the Rage
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like well acted monologues in an intimate setting about unfair ,sad situations and how we can deal with them and move on w/compassion

Don't see it if You want a big stage production with a cast /music/sets etc

70
Clever, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You can relate to online dating and appreciate improv comedy and want easy entertainment

Don't see it if You Are looks for anything deeper than fluff and fun

84
Fairview
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like great acting that packs a punch.

Don't see it if You want to sit passively and not be challenged about your position in relation to privilege based on race

75
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like musicals about technology AI,and adolescent angst with an upbeat air

Don't see it if You want a nuanced deeply developed plot line

69
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Slow, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are interested in the tragic situation in Uganda for gays and the role that religion and colonialism plays in their everyday lives

Don't see it if You want a flashy set with deeply nuanced characters Lots of talking with no happy or easy ending

78
Nomad Motel
Chelsea
Slow, Resonant, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like stories about growing up in difficult family situations. The acting is sincere and well done , good sets

Don't see it if You are in the mood for a fast paced lighthearted evening out. It’s a bit slow

70
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Disappointing, Resonant, Slow

See it if You are a fan of Christopher Shin it has a curious time warp set up and several interesting plot lines but ultimately doesn’t deliver

Don't see it if You want a fun light evening out. A high tech Broadway musical or well developed story line. This had potential but failed 😐

73
Relevant, Slow, Overrated, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You Love Sam Shepard it’s funny and eloquently poetic at times

Don't see it if Uneven acting, Slow, it gets bogged down and loses the impact of the prose and tragedy

83
During previews
Quirky, Slow, Resonant, Clever

See it if You like clever banter about serious subjects like the complicated nature of relationships and our vulnerabilities

Don't see it if You want a Light evening with lots of action. This is a dialogue in a room during one night