Penny 7153

Brooklyn

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Reviews (302)
85
Good Enemy
West Village
Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant
November 15th, 2022

See it if Well acted stories , Family drama’s about identity and personal histories. What we leave behind and what we leave unsaid Beautifully done

Don't see it if You want a superficial easy night out with elaborate sets and costumes. This is an intimate experience both in form and content

76
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Dated, Entertaining, Slow, Great singing, Excellent cast
November 15th, 2022

See it if You like clever witty banter and historical musicals.fabulous singing not much action or creative set design. Unchallenging

Don't see it if You want something new /original/ shocking/ or profound. This is light and superficial and long at almost 3 hours

77
During previews
Jack Was Kind
Chelsea
Sad, Well preformed, Resonates, Slow, Understated
November 9th, 2022

See it if You like intimate 1 women monologues Understated but powerful. Relevant about the lies we tell ourselves and concessions we make

Don't see it if You want a fast paced uplifting play at 80 minutes it dragged a bit and the story is heartbreaking

85
During previews
The Bandaged Place
Midtown W
Difficult, Smart script, Great dancing, Great acting, Ambitious
November 8th, 2022

See it if You like challenging theater about difficult subjects ,abuse,family dynamics, sincerely rendered with no easy answers or neatly wrapped up

Don't see it if Slow at moments and upsetting. But great characters you can have faith in Not an easy night out

93
Chester Bailey
Chelsea
Beautifully written, Complicated, Fabulous acting, Absorbing
November 5th, 2022

See it if You like complicated, beautifully written,acted plays that are difficult and demanding. 2 person narratives

Don't see it if You want a light easy night out ,fast paced simple stories. This is about guilt,consequences and different points of view

86
During previews
Sandra
Gramercy
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
November 3rd, 2022

See it if You love David Cale’s plays. Simply told ,Superbly executed, well developed story , ( similar style to his Harry Clark) beautifully designed

Don't see it if You want big productions , fast paced, action packed plays. This is all about relaxing into the beauty of each nuance of text and presentati

67
During previews
Difficult, Slow, Disappointing
October 30th, 2022

See it if You don’t mind difficult subjects nor have high expectations for a powerful night out 2-1/2 hrs with only rare glimpses that resonated

Don't see it if You want an insightful, deeply challenging study @ sex offenders, the set and actors suited the play but weren’t exciting

70
During previews
Well acted, Dull, Dated, Slow
October 28th, 2022

See it if You like dated YA themes ,90 minutes 2 person shows that evade going anywhere Touching moments of lost potential

Don't see it if You want to be challenged or depth. The subject sounded interesting was disappointing

75
During previews
Slow, Sweet, Entertaining
October 26th, 2022

See it if You want to sit back and be entertained. The acting is good , story touching , with folk music that doesn’t add much

Don't see it if You want a challenging story ,action , fancy sets, this is a simple story of a father/son relationship told with love

75
Great acting, Entertaining
October 23rd, 2022

See it if You like 1 man /memoir monologues. He captures the tone of a14 year old boy but his tone of bemusement distanced us from caring too much

Don't see it if You want a big production , musical At 90 minutes it felt Long and Slow

75
Powerhouse
Midtown W
Good sets, Great acting, Entertaining
October 22nd, 2022

See it if Very Well acted , 80 minutes entertainment relevant

Don't see it if You want deep and nuanced profound theater. Just wished the script was more challenging

70
During previews
The How and the Why
East Village
Well acted, Interesting, Slow
October 21st, 2022

See it if 2 person black box productions,well Acted with an erudite feminist theme

Don't see it if You want well developed, characters and plot. I wanted to like it more but it focused on the banter of scholarly talk than intimate depth

65
During previews
You Will Get Sick
Midtown W
Slow, Good acting, Great sets, Excruciating
October 18th, 2022

See it if You loved Waiting for Godot. Great set and acting. But it doesn’t go Anywhere and ultimately it’s just Long

Don't see it if You want developed characters and plot

73
Clever acting, Great set design, Slow, Entertaining
October 6th, 2022

See it if You like farcical spy thrillers, good acting and sets. I wanted to like it more but it was thin on content and dragged

Don't see it if You want factual in depth content about Allende and the political situation in Chille at that time

88
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
October 6th, 2022

See it if You like chamber magic, and the wonder and awe that it brings, with personal banter that makes it all more intimate and interesting

Don't see it if You want the razzmatazz of a big production or want to know how exactitud all works Could have been a bit more varied in scope

84
During previews
I’m Revolting
Chelsea
Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent
September 27th, 2022

See it if You like idea oriented plays with smart discussions about difficult,serious subjects

Don't see it if You want action and fancy sets and costumes or are triggered by talk about Cancer

78
Entertaining, Clever
September 23rd, 2022

See it if You are in the mood for an Easy Clever night of entertainment. Hard to believe they were really hypnotized but I believe they were

Don't see it if You want super original and complicated scenarios. This was typical improv

84
During previews
Jasper
Midtown W
Sincere, Relevant, Heartbreaking, Excellent acting, Ambitious
September 8th, 2022

See it if You like heartbreaking challenging shows without fancy sets or razzle dazzle. The power lies in the honesty of the portraits

Don't see it if You want light themes. And fancy productions This is a spare 3 character play that focuses on the humanity of an extremely sad situation

73
Quirky, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant
July 15th, 2022

See it if You are interested in art/ fame/ legacy/ Graffitti art. Like small spare productions 2 actors immersed in dialogue. No action/set

Don't see it if I was disappointed. Interesting ideas earnestly spoken but at 70 minutes it dragged and was more coy in delving into the subject than deep

84
During previews
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Great staging, Fluffy, Slow, Great singing, Entertaining
July 9th, 2022

See it if Clever fun staging and effects ,first act had some good songs. Well acted. Good for young audiences

Don't see it if Not a particularly original or deep story and a bit slow and long

84
Entertaining, Funny, Resonant, Relevant
June 26th, 2022

See it if You like intelligent female stand up comedy honestly preformed

Don't see it if Woman’s issues , & abortion are subjects about which you can’t laugh and think about.

86
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious
June 24th, 2022

See it if You appreciate powerful complicated drama about serious subjects that challenge you. Fabulous acting

Don't see it if Teen suicide triggers you This is a small black box production with hard wooden school seats. 90 minutes

72
During previews
53% OF
Upper W Side
Indulgent, Disappointing, Entertaining
June 17th, 2022

See it if 90 minutes 3 different points of view mostly cliched. Cleverly acted , It had potential but was mostly disappointing

Don't see it if You need original or deeply developed characters and ideas

83
The Refugees
Midtown W
Clever, Refreshing, Relevant, Quirky, Great acting
June 11th, 2022

See it if You like small quirky productions Very well acted . The Greek theme is clever but not heavy handed , raises smart relevant questions

Don't see it if You want a fluffy big production comedy or musical

86
Mr. Parker
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting
June 4th, 2022

See it if You appreciate great acting &writing ,a thoughtfully developed look at relationships and how we move on and revaluate our identity & choice

Don't see it if You want a frivolous evening out

75
Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing
May 19th, 2022

See it if You like small minimalist musical productions about the paths not taken and limitless possibilities among a group of 40 yr old friends

Don't see it if 2-1/2 hrs is too long to sit , the sound quality was so poor you miss a lot of the words . It doesn’t quite nail it like Next to Normal

78
Wedding Band
Brooklyn
Resonant, Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging
May 17th, 2022

See it if You appreciate Fabulous set design theater in the round ,well acted. The first act was wonderful but it should have stopped there

Don't see it if 2-1/2 hrs. Second act dragged and didn’t develop w/o any nuanced depth . Stunning finale design & thoughtful last 10 minutes came too late

84
Wish You Were Here
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious
May 15th, 2022

See it if You like women centered plays, about relationships and cultural/ political influences, in 1978 Iran. It’s beautifully acted

Don't see it if It can feel a bit slow at 100 minutes and little action or set changes. The nuances are revealed in their choices and the details

86
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing
May 11th, 2022

See it if Great singing, staging, sets , & dancing. Choreography by Bill T Jones historical drama @ race riots of 1863.

Don't see it if It’s 2-1/2 hours.

74
The Vagrant Trilogy
East Village
Relevant, Excruciating, Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing
May 11th, 2022

See it if First act is stunning in content and design fabulous sets, full of expectation for acts 2-3 which torture us as it disappoints them

Don't see it if 3- 1/2 hours. The metaphor of being trapped feels literal Great potential disappoints them on stage and us as it doesn’t delve deep

82
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious
May 4th, 2022

See it if You love Mary Louise Parker and challenging , nuanced heartbreaking stories done in an understated simple style

Don't see it if Want a fast paced light show with flashy sets , costumes and ambiance It kind of dragged but I think that’s part of the torture of the stor

78
Quirky, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever
April 30th, 2022

See it if You like intimate theater, quirky characters Good acting and ear for dialog . Interesting use of the set as structure for the plot

Don't see it if You want a straightforward script with a linear story. Small vignettes create a whole & Adults portraying young children can distract

93
During previews
Golden Shield
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
April 29th, 2022

See it if Great acting, sets and story@ the choices we make and their consequences: & the stories we tell ourselves to justify it all

Don't see it if You want a simple quick night with song and dance.

64
Little Girl Blue
Midtown W
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing
April 28th, 2022

See it if You like Nina Simon, good costumes and music

Don't see it if Disappointing, they toss in bits @ 1968 &1976 in the US & France and her, but no development, no real visuals and not her most famous songs

77
Resonant, Quirky, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious
April 27th, 2022

See it if You want to see great acting,sets and a lifetime lived in 90 minutes. Each birthday is encapsulated in an essential moment

Don't see it if You want an elaborate show with shocking surprises and lots of action. This is a feel good understated evening out

92
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious, Great staging, Great writing
April 26th, 2022

See it if You appreciate nuanced family drama, a complicated morality play. Fabulous set , and acting with lots of spins in 90 minutes

Don't see it if You want a light easy evening out

76
The Patsy
Lower E Side
Masterful, Slow, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever
April 23rd, 2022

See it if You love David Greenspan. He is absolutely awesome. The fluidity of his transitions and precision of his characterizations is stunning

Don't see it if You want a play with depth , and suspense this is a quirky little story made awesome only by the talent of the actor

77
Slow, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious
April 23rd, 2022

See it if You like small scale productions that focuses on the detailed nuances of life , the layers of our history that form people

Don't see it if You want an easy evening. This demands patience and at 90 minutes felt slow

90
During previews
¡Americano!
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
April 18th, 2022

See it if Great set, choreography and musical. Dealing with the serious issue of the Daca dreamers. Fast paced at 2- 1/2 hrs

Don't see it if You want a nice easy answer to a sad complicated situation. But it offers hope and a call for action

71
During previews
Slow, Disappointing, Relevant
April 17th, 2022

See it if Well acted and relevant in 7women Do spoken word poem-style narratives Quiet -low key on fanfare /sets /Broadway style pomp.

Don't see it if You want flashy sets ,music or choreography or deeply developed characters. Although the pace moved it felt at 90 minutes Slow

78
Confederates
Midtown W
Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious
April 14th, 2022

See it if You enjoy theater about the complications of life focusing on race and class during 2 very different time periods, well acted

Don't see it if I was a bit disappointed and though that focusing more completely on the academic contemporary theme would have served the play better

78
Entertaining, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing
December 11th, 2021

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
December 8th, 2021

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
November 29th, 2021

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
November 28th, 2021

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
November 27th, 2021

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
November 18th, 2021

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
November 15th, 2021

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
November 13th, 2021

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
November 7th, 2021

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