Penny 7153

New York City

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Reviews (261)
78
Entertaining, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You appreciate an exquisite set and lighting design , music and staging

Don't see it if You want a deeply insightful story about experimenting with LSD and the reasons that motivate people to try it

80
Great singing, Resonant, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals about subjects we don’t delve into too often. The realities of complicated unequal if well meaning relationships

Don't see it if I wished it was less wonderful in song & staging and went deeper into the nuances of the theme It seemed fearful of alienating the audienc

93
The Visitor
East Village
Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like musicals with meat , sad story relevant , intimate,honest Great staging , Choreography,lighting,and music, beautifully told

Don't see it if You want something frivolous and easy

66
Cullud Wattah
East Village
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Relevant, Great staging

See it if a beautiful set and lighting design and women centric performances about corporate indifference to water pollution and it’s ramifications

Don't see it if You seek A thoughtfully developed script and nuanced performances. They bellow the dialogue ineffectively

75
Selling Kabul
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You like Quiet stories, well acted with no easy answers about the repercussions of our choices and the devastating consequences of war

Don't see it if You want a light easy evening with clever sets , fancy costumes. It’s a simple story , set with complicated layers of morality

73
Approval Junkie
West Village
Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if 1 woman shows she’s entertaining and not whiny , it’s a light look at serious subjects

Don't see it if You want a deep dive and are seeking a greater United of life’s problems. It’s sincere but not profound

82
During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Resonant, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Great Acting Entertaining with a serious undertone @ social justice and second chances with a serious foodie flavor

Don't see it if Not a deep dive into the characters lives. Fast paced 1 liners prevail

64
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Overrated, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like 3 great actresses speaking for 1hr45 minutes In a rambling nonlinear manner with a nondescript stage setting

Don't see it if A well developed fast paced plot, flashy action packed evening is what you are looking for. This is a demanding and subtly nuanced play

84
Tammany Hall
Soho/Tribeca
Resonant, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like immersive small intimate productions. Great set and clever acting. About politics and it’s corruption

Don't see it if Be prepared to interact. This is not just immersive and meandering. You are engaged in conversation don’t come if you want to sit /watch

78
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like musicals about a young gay boy finding his way , dealing with his identity in jr hs good sets & singing bullying but positive end

Don't see it if I saw it in previews no doubt it will be polished more it’s a tale of youth done by young actors w exuberance

83
Intelligent, Great acting, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate recent historical monologues about racism from a multitude of perspectives

Don't see it if It can feel overwhelming in duration 2-1/2 hrs. And scope not a easy evening of escapism and fun

73
During previews
Resonant, Dated, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You appreciate Great acting and historical play’s about themes that are still relevant

Don't see it if While it would have been shocking and powerful when written it didn’t pack the same punch these days although still relevant.

88
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Stunning and demanding Lili Taylor is awesome in this monologue, dense nonlinear exploring the lies we tell ourselves about life’s inequalit

Don't see it if You don’t like Wallace Shawn’s politics and relentless talk with no breaks to catch up….that will happen in the days after it concludes

84
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Small scale productions , memoirs enhanced w harmonica and banjo music Ruben Santiago Hudson is wonderful telling the stories of his communi

Don't see it if You want an action packed fast and funny show. This is all about the nuances and fluidity of the performance

84
The Story Box
Soho/Tribeca
Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like immersive 1 person shows focusing on Asian racism both historically and currently. It’s effective as a personal memoir

Don't see it if You prefer lighthearted musicals on a traditional setting

94
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy small scale productions focusing on serious content. Fast paced, Relevant and thoughtful. I saw it at Lincoln center. Different 👍

Don't see it if You like light musical with fancy costumes and sets

94
Sanctuary City
West Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a fast paced 2 person show about a rarely explored topic of immigration and refugees and the reality of the difficulties they face

Don't see it if You want an easy Forgettable full scale production/ musical

85
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You are in the Mood for an evening of Entertainment. Great music and staging and a ride down memory lane of the 80s

Don't see it if You want a serious well developed plot and characters. This is mostly about good entertainment and trying to make it in the tough world

70
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like depression era family drama With a good set , and sad stories The ending packed a punch that redeemed it

Don't see it if Uneven writing and ineffective Yelling. It needed editing at 90 minutes and a more nuanced touch

70
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Relevant

See it if You really want to support Roundabout. Good subject but the play falls Flat it’s a Sad relevant subject this lacks depth

Don't see it if You want a well developed nuanced exploration of the complicated issues on immigration

73
Suicide Forest
Midtown W
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You are interested in Japanese pop culture and social Mores I’m a dark surreal narrative with Great Acting

Don't see it if You want a deeply developed Straight forward plot and a big theater experience

90
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Good story , sets, music, acting an interesting twist at the end , bittersweet

Don't see it if ????? I can’t think of any reason

72
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Banal, Entertaining, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if Great set and acting some clever dialogue that gets lost , pointlessly. Pity had potential during previews

Don't see it if You want well developed plots do characters hints at lots but just rambles and diverts without going anywhere

67
During previews
Relevant, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if You like Good acting and set ,100 minutes of cyclical rambling That doesn’t add up to much

Don't see it if You want an insightful exploration of depression. Presented here is a bevy of characters revolving in different contexts that only distracts

70
Fluffy, Entertaining, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You love 70s retro and to revisit the movie. Entertaining fluff. Missed opportunity to develop serious themes

Don't see it if Boring music superficial dialogue silly and Thought provoking in What & Why they produced it Pointless

82
Border People
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like monologues about a diverse population told w great style wit & writing that offers a glimpse into a variety of lives

Don't see it if Issues of cultural appropriation and who tells the story interferes for you with Dan Hoyles sincerity and compassion for his subjects

82
American Tranquility
East Village
Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like 1 man shows , monologues from different perspectives in an intimate minimalist setting well executed

Don't see it if You want a linear plot or a big broadway style production

94
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Intelligent, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Great writing , acting and staging although the sets , action, and costumes are minimal the message is powerfully satisfying

Don't see it if You want a quick easy Broadway elaborate style production , with a frivolous story.

72
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Disappointing, Resonant

See it if You are interested in Cambodian music and history . It’s an entertaining bittersweet evening simply done

Don't see it if I really wanted to love it , it’s relevant and had good potential but missed the mark got lost both by the vast stage and subject matter

85
Sister Calling My Name
East Village
Quirky, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate the complicated family dynamics involved when one is disabled. Explored from different points of view Well staged

Don't see it if You want a light easy snappy night out or a fancy theater production, at moments this was devastating

77
The Shadow Box
East Village
Ambitious, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You like intimate theater about the serious subject of dying honestly portrayed from different points of view

Don't see it if . Its not an easy night out but it does touch on how complicated dealing with it is both for the dying , and caregivers left behind

72
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You like pared down productions about serious subjects. No easy answers just an exploration of the complicated nature of school shootings

Don't see it if You want a fancy set and an easy night out This explores a school shooting from various perspectives of people involved

71
Indulgent, Slow, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like pop culture musicals great sets and singing , escapist fun and entertainment

Don't see it if 2 1/2 hrs without much content. Catchy tunes without much to say

82
Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You appreciate great solo shows w music & an historical theme. He is so fluid as he switches through personas and songs. It’s bittersweet

Don't see it if You have no interest in the baby boomers and history. The sets and production we’re wonderful

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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